Activites in Indonesia
Hike to the top of an active volcano on Java Island or trek Mount Bromo, which is the most visited of Indonesia's volcanoes. Or get adventurous and travel to Kawah Ijen crater lake.
Dormant volcanoes include Gunung Agung in Bali, Gunung Rinjani on Lombok island and Keli Mutu on Nusa Tenggara Barat. The lakes that have formed all have different coloured water.
Ujong Kulon National Park
Travel in dugout canoe through Ujong Kulon National Park which is located in the far south western tip of Java. Locate the elusive Java rhino that lives in these terrain.
Surfing / Tours
For the best hot spot surf spots befriend the locals or go out for hunt for some amazing waves in Bali, Flores, Java, Lombok, Sumatra, Sumba and Sumbawa. Surfing beaches, such as Ulu Watu on Bali, tend to get overcrowded, but go out and organised trips or surfing tour to isolated areas with the locals.
Venture up the Mahakam River in Kalimantan in Borneo, which is a network of rivers running from the mountains to the coasts. Samarinda is the first stepping stone, and you can involve yourself in such tours that continue deep into the upper jungle reaches, where tribal communities have largely preserved their traditions.
Rainforest Jungle Trek
Hike through the Indonesian rainforest in Irian Jaya, Kalimantan and Sumatra. This terrain is untouched and extremely remote. Ensure that you have travel insurance incase of emergency evacuation. The best trails include trips to Muller Mountain in Kalimantan, Bukit Barisan National Park and remote and magnificent peninsula in Sumatra.
Indonesia's coastline is reputed to contain 15% of the world's coral reefs. Bunaken National Park and Lembeh Strait, both in North Sulawesi, are magnificent. Beginners can even go wreck-diving to Tulamben Wreck off east Bali.
The museum, in the province of Aceh is one of the areas worst hit by the 2004 tsunami. An educational centre has been developed to aid in evacuation procedures and help out as an emergency shelter if a tsunami hit again.
Komodo and Rinca islands
Take a boat to Komodo and Rinca islands in search of the world's largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon. The Komodo Dragon can be fatal if you get bitten so be very diligent
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