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A heady blend of adventure, culture and delicious cuisine

Whether you're seeking beachside relaxation, cultural exploration, thrilling adventures, or a taste of exquisite cuisine, Indonesia's diverse islands provide an endless tapestry of wonders.

Indonesia, the largest archipelago in the world, is a land of staggering diversity and natural beauty. This country boasts some of the world's most stunning beaches. Bali, known as the "Island of the Gods," is renowned for its pristine shores and vibrant nightlife. Relax on the golden sands, enjoy water sports, or experience the unique Balinese culture in the island's charming villages.

Due to its colourful history, Indonesia is a melting pot of cultures, with each island having its own traditions and customs. The historic Borobudur Temple in Java is the world's largest Buddhist temple, a marvel of ancient architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prambanan Temple, also in Java, is an exquisite example of Hindu architecture.

For thrill-seekers, Indonesia offers a wide range of adventures. Hike to the summit of Mount Bromo in Java for a wonderful sunrise view of the volcanic landscape. Explore the lush jungles of Sumatra, home to the critically endangered orangutans. Or embark on a diving expedition to witness the vibrant marine life in Raja Ampat, one of the world's top diving destinations.

Indonesian cuisine is a feast for the senses. Try rendang, a rich and flavourful beef stew, or savour the delicious taste of nasi goreng, Indonesia's take on fried rice. Street food stalls offer an array of delectable snacks, allowing you to savour the local flavours.

With over 17,000 islands, Indonesia offers an incredible variety of landscapes and cultures. Lombok's Gili Islands provide an idyllic escape, while Komodo Island is known for its famous inhabitants, the Komodo dragons. The cultural mecca of Yogyakarta in Java invites you to explore the heart of Javanese art, music, and traditions.

Indonesia's natural beauty is second to none. The terraced rice fields of Bali and the lush rainforests of Borneo are breath taking. Explore the unique ecosystems of the islands, including the rainforests of Sumatra and the exotic flora and fauna in Papua.

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When to go to Indonesia

Discover the best time to visit Indonesia with our helpful guide.

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January

January in Indonesia is pleasant, with minimal rainfall. Explore Bali's lush landscapes or dive in Raja Ampat for clear underwater views.

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February

February sees Indonesia somewhat still dry with comfortable temperatures. Check out Northern Sumatra, which has less rainfall than the rest of the country at this time of year or visit Yogyakarta for cultural festivals.

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March

In March, the climate starts to get humid and warm. Witness the Nyepi (Balinese New Year) celebrations in Bali, or trek to the summit of Mount Rinjani in Lombok.

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April

April sees the heat and humidity ramp up, with the addition of occasional rainfall. Head to Flores to visit the mesmerizing Kelimutu volcanic lakes.

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May

May is the ideal time for travel as temperatures balance out and the humidity dropping. Take the opportunity to explore Java's historic temples or go hiking in Sumatra's lush rainforests.

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June

June is a continuation of May’s good weather, dry (for Indonesia) and warm. Try diving in Komodo National Park or witness the Pasola festival in Sumba.

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July

July sees Indonesia’s peak tourist numbers hit. The weather is great and there is plenty to see and do. Witness the Bali Kite Festival or enjoy water sports in the Gili Islands.

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August

August is also a great time to visit, as most of the archipelago is dry and warm. Many locations across the country hold Independence Day celebrations, so join in the festivities or explore the pristine beaches of Nusa Penida in the excellent weather.

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September

September sees more great weather but is generally less crowded in terms of tourism. Use this time to trek in Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, or explore the cultural gems of Yogyakarta.

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October

Depending on the year, October can be the start of the rainy season but generally it stays nice and dry. Attend the Balinese Arts Festival in Denpasar, or hike Mount Bromo in Java.

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November

November is the official start of the rainy season in most regions. Stay dry in Jakarta by ducking into the numerous cultural sites, or explore the rich history of Borobudur Temple in Java.

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December

In December, the monsoon season is in full swing with frequent heavy rain. Enjoy Christmas festivities in Bali, but remember to bring a raincoat!

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