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Introducing Indonesia

Not only does Indonesia offer some of the best beach escapes anywhere in the world, it’s also full of smiling people, incredible food, a diverse array of wildlife, and spectacular volcanoes.

When is the best time to visit?
The hands down best time of the year to visit Indonesia is between May and September, when the days are dry and sunny. That being said, it stays warm and comfortable during the wet season as well, when you should expect intense downpours that last a few hours but clear up pretty quickly.

Where to go in Indonesia?
As tempting as it is to spend the entire trip relaxing in Bali, there’s so much more to Indonesia than beaches and spa treatments. Visit active and dormant volcanoes, such as Mt. Bromo in the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, or paddle through the Komodo National Park, home of the world famous Komodo Dragons. You will inevitably travel in and out of Indonesia via Jakarta, and other cultural destinations to explore include Yogyakarta, Tana Toraja, and the Baliem Valley.

How many days do I need?
Indonesia is best experienced at a slower pace. Let yourself enjoy the beaches and other natural scenery, and maybe even visit a spa or two. Try to reserve at least a week to really savor this country.

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Indonesia Tours & Itineraries

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Terraced rice fields
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Highlights of Bali - 8 Days

Explore the culture, countryside, and coastline of the "Island of the Gods" with this eight-day itinerary. Drive around the southeastern corner of the island through rice fields, temples, villages, the Monkey Forest, a volcanic caldera, and more before ending your trip on the beach.

Sunrise over Mount Bromo
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Explore Indonesia: Sumatra, Java & Bali - 21 Days

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Indonesia on this three-week adventure across three of the country's most spectacular islands. Spot rare orangutans on an unforgettable multi-day jungle trek on Sumatra, then hop over to Java to visit ancient Buddhist temples and climb active volcanoes. Your adventure ends on the tropical beaches of Bali, where you'll snorkel through colorful underwater worlds and raft down the Ayung River.

The beautiful rice terraces in Ubud
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Best of Bali - 10 Days

Discover the best of Balinese nature, culture, and beaches on this 10-day adventure. For the first half of the trip, base yourself in Ubud, going on excursions to hike around rice terraces, cycle through villages, and visit the region's famous temples. Then you'll continue on the journey with a sunrise trek to the top of Mount Batur and a detour to Tanah Lot, a Balinese sea temple. Spend the last part of the trip in the resort town of Seminyak, the perfect jumping-off point for a boat cruise and snorkeling trip around Nusa Lembongan.

Bali's Danu Beratan Temple on the shores of Lake Bratan
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Highlights of Bali - 7 Days

Get to know the beautiful island of Bali on this weeklong tour of the island. Starting in Canggu, you'll drive along scenic Pupuan Road, passing terraced rice fields and jungle landscapes on your way to a temple that appears to float in mid-air. Hike to the gorgeous Munduk Waterfalls, then trek to the summit of Mount Batur for spectacular views at sunrise, followed by a soak in hot springs. You'll finish with a day of market browsing and strolling on the beach in Sanur.

Honeymoon in Bali - 14 Days
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Active Honeymoon in Bali - 14 Days

Tied the knot and want a customized trip to celebrate your love? Try honeymooning in Bali. This tour combines culture, relaxation, beautiful landscapes, snorkeling, and a touch of adventure: the perfect combination for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
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Bali Honeymoon - 8 Days

Spend eight days in two of Bali's most popular spots with this itinerary. You'll start off in Seminyak, visiting surfing beaches and watching the sun set. Then head to Ubud to take in the temples and wildlife and learn to cook in the Balinese style before you depart.

Make the Most of Your Time in Indonesia

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Discover Indonesian Hindu temples like Bali's Ulun Danuy Beratan Temple
How Many Days to Spend in Indonesia

To get the most out of Indonesia's vast cultural and natural treasures, you'll need at least 10 days. This is enough time to see different archipelagos or experience the...

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Two weeks in Bali gives you time to combine cultural highlights with the island's best beaches, like Diamond Beach on Nusa Penida
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2 Weeks in Bali - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks to spend exploring Bali, you can cater your itinerary to your preferences. Opt for a well-rounded cultural escape to experience the island's lush interior and cultural hotspots, while those with an affinity for the underwater world can hop between Nusa Penida, Tulamben, and West Bali National Park's superb diving sites. Another fantastic option is a nature and culture-focused tour, which showcases the temple-filled destinations of Tanah Lot, Munduk, and Sidemen.

Marvel at the "gates of heaven" at Pura Luhur Lempuyang in eastern Bali's highlands
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10 Days in Bali - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Ten days gives you time to see Bali by land and sea. Active outdoor enthusiasts can surf near Uluwatu, tour Kintamani by bike, and hike up Mount Batur. Those interested in Balinese culture will enjoy the chance to attend a kecak dance performance, witness purification rituals at the Tirta Empul Water Temple, and learn painting and cooking techniques in Ubud. Travelers keen on boat travel and watersports should consider adding a three-day sailing and snorkeling trip in the Komodo Islands.

Immerse yourself in the color and beauty on the island of Bali
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Embracing Bali: Exploring Local Life & Natural Wonders - 10 Days

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural traditions of Bali on this 10-day tour. Learn the arts of Balinese cooking and painting, explore the lush rice terraces around Ubud, and trek to Bali's highest waterfall. At West Bali National Park, snorkel in the world-class waters and spot rare birds in the jungle. Grab a kayak to paddle through the waters of Banyuwadeng Bay at sunset, and savor the views from Lempuyang Temple on the slopes of Mount Lempuyang.

Indonesia Travel Maps

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2 Weeks in Indonesia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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7 Days in Indonesia - 5 Unique Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

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Travel specialist Marc Urban
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Marc Urban

Passionate about travel, discovering new places, new experiences to try and getting to know people are the reasons why I became a travel specialist. I really love to be able to share all my...

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Travel specialist Ana Bicanic
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Ana Bicanic

Hi there! My name is Ana, I am 26 years old and I come from Belgrade, Serbia. Growing up I would travel a lot with my parents who love to dive. I knew from very early on that I want to be in...

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Travel specialist Jessica Soenandar
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Jessica Soenandar

I love going to places that only locals go to, eating local foods that are not standardized to foreigners' tastebuds and participating in their traditional rituals. As a proud Indonesian, I would...

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Travel specialist Tom Zhou

Tom Zhou

My passion for travel has taken me to visit all 11 Southeastern Asia countries. 12 years of experience with Odynovo Travel has given me the opportunity to witness some of the world’s most cherished...

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Trip Reviews for Indonesia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

I loved my journey through Indonesia. Each da...
Indonesia | Jan 5 - Jan 24, 2024

Sean
Sean M.
San Fernando, CA | Reviewed on Feb 10, 2024
I loved my journey through Indonesia. Each day was filled with adventure, culture, nature and wonder. My guides Lindung, Mail, Dewa, Imam, Chae and my driver Purwa made every journey fantastic. I was always in contact with Jasmine and Raisa from Tripology and they answered every question and kept me on track for each day. I highly recommend working with this team. I look forward to more journeys with Kimkim and My Tripology. Read more

I loved my journey through Indonesia. Each day was filled with adventure, culture, nature and wonder. My guides Lindung, Mail, Dewa, Imam, Chae and my driver Purwa made every journey fantastic. I was always in contact with Jasmine and Raisa from Tripology and they answered every question and kept me on track for each day. I highly recommend working with this team. I look forward to more journeys with Kimkim and My Tripology.

Hotel Reviews
Ecolodge Bukit Lawang
Bukit Lawang
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Terrario Tangkahan
North Sumatra

Fantastic location and luxurious!

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The staff was wonderful and helpful!
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Samboja Lodge
Balikpapan

This was a very special place and an incredible team showed me the wonders of the orangutans, probiscis monkeys and Sun Bears. I highly recommend a visit to this mind blowing lodge!

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The Artini Dijiwa Ubud
Bali

A gorgeous hotel with lavish pool, fabulous food and attentive staff!

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Ayuita, Dewi, Puspita, Pande and Heni made every day special!
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Bintang Flores Hotel
Labuan Bajo

A perfect location with a lovely pool and kind staff! My suite was insanely perfect!

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Femi was fantastic and explained the history of Flores as well as made sure I was comfortable.
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Jungle Trekking in Bukit Lawang National Park
Jungle Trekking in Bukit Lawang National Park
Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra

Just fabulous! I learned so much about the rain forest, its creatures and thoroughly enjoyed this experience!

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Canopy Bridge and Trekking
Canopy Bridge and Trekking
Balikpapan
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Sunrise Hiking at Mt. Batur and Hot Spring
Sunrise Hiking at Mt. Batur and Hot Spring
Indonesia
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Free Time in Jakarta
Free Time in Jakarta
Indonesia

The hotel was over 1.5 hours from Jakarta so I couldn't even see anything in Jakarta, I was basically stuck in a hotel

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Free Time in Medan
Free Time in Medan
Medan, North Sumatra

The hotel was far from Medan and so I couldn't see anything, basically stuck in a hotel

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Overnight in A Camping Tent in Bukit Lawang National Park
Overnight in A Camping Tent in Bukit Lawang National Park
Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra

The chef was wonderful and the guides made this adventure so incredible

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Visit Sungai Hitam
Visit Sungai Hitam
Balikpapan
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IMAM WAS SO BRILLIANT!
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Telaga Waja Rafting
Telaga Waja Rafting
Indonesia
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Bathe the Elephants
Bathe the Elephants
Ubud, Bali
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Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Indonesia

Gorgeous temple but the drive took hours to get there

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Snorkeling at Manta Point
Snorkeling at Manta Point
Indonesia
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Visit Taka Makassar
Visit Taka Makassar
Indonesia
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Snorkeling in Kanawa Island
Snorkeling in Kanawa Island
Indonesia

This wasn't organized and there was no guide

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Visit Rangko Cave
Visit Rangko Cave
Indonesia

This was a long drive and then boat ride, no history was given about the cave it wasn't the best

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Overnight in Bukit Lawang
Overnight in Bukit Lawang
Indonesia
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Overnight in Tangkahan
Overnight in Tangkahan
Tangkahan, North Sumatra
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Visit the Elephant Sanctuary
Visit the Elephant Sanctuary
Tangkahan, North Sumatra

I think the folks at the sanctuary need to be able to explain more about the elephants and the natural surroundings

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Morning Visit to Orangutan Island and Sunbear Sanctuary
Morning Visit to Orangutan Island and Sunbear Sanctuary
Balikpapan
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Imam was the best guide I have ever had! Simply magical experience!
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Visit Tirta Empul
Visit Tirta Empul
Indonesia
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Visit Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Visit Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Indonesia
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Cycling in Kintamani
Cycling in Kintamani
Indonesia
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My guide was amazing, I learned so much and a blast riding with him!
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Visit the Mother Temple of Besakih
Visit the Mother Temple of Besakih
Indonesia
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Visit Tanah Lot
Visit Tanah Lot
Indonesia
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Visit Uluwatu Temple
Visit Uluwatu Temple
Indonesia
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Watch Kecak Dance Performance
Watch Kecak Dance Performance
Indonesia
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Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) Arrival Airport Assistance
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) Arrival Airport Assistance
Jakarta International Airport (CGK)
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Visit Padar Island
Visit Padar Island
Indonesia
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Visit Pink Beach
Visit Pink Beach
Indonesia
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Visit Komodo Island
Visit Komodo Island
Indonesia
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Visit Mirror Stone Cave
Visit Mirror Stone Cave
Indonesia
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Guide did a good job explaining the cave and its natural history
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Visit Amelia Sea View
Visit Amelia Sea View
Indonesia

Nothing special here

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Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) Departure Airport Assistance
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) Departure Airport Assistance
Jakarta International Airport (CGK)

Great guide got me through the airport and to my flight. She was really wonderful!

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Local specialist: Jasmine Ricci
Jasmine
Jasmine Ricci
Local specialist in Indonesia | Replied on Feb 12, 2024

Hi Sean,

Thank you so much for your thorough review, you were such a delight to work with! We would like to thank you once again for trusting us with your Indonesian odyssey and we're looking forward to meeting you again in another opportunity :)

Wish you all the best!

Warm regards,

Jasmine

Magical Java and Flores
Indonesia | Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2024

Christina
Christina S.
| Reviewed on Jan 09, 2024

Ana crafted the perfect boutique itinerary for a birthday trip in Java and Flores - beautiful temples, volcanoes and mountain village trek, komodo dragons and manta rays! Our local guides were wonderful and very kind, going the extra mile to show us special sites in Indonesia. Cheers to Hieronimus, Rivaldi, Udin and Veri

Local specialist: Ana Bicanic
Ana
Ana Bicanic
Local specialist in Bali | Replied on Jan 10, 2024

Hello dear Christina,

Thank you so much for wonderful words! I am happy to hear you've enjoyed your birthday trip!

I will pass along the praise for the tour guides, thank you!

All the best and we hope to welcome you back in Indonesia, Malaysia or Singapore!
Ana

another fantastic trip with Kim Kim
Indonesia | Dec 5 - Dec 11, 2023

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sam j.
Grant, NE | Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023
this is the second time I have used KimKim and have been impressed both times. One n South America and now this one in Asia. Jessica was very good at finding nice boutique hotels and unusual excursions. Her local contact in Bali was equally amazing. We had the same driver and guild for the entire week and they were also very good. Our guide Budiada was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Our amazing driver Navya was adapt at navigating the crowed streets and always got us there... Read more

this is the second time I have used KimKim and have been impressed both times. One n South America and now this one in Asia. Jessica was very good at finding nice boutique hotels and unusual excursions. Her local contact in Bali was equally amazing. We had the same driver and guild for the entire week and they were also very good. Our guide Budiada was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Our amazing driver Navya was adapt at navigating the crowed streets and always got us there safely. Thanks for an amazing trip and we will use you again.
Sam and Teressa

Hotel Reviews
The Kalyana Ubud
Ubud

Staff was extremely friendly and accomadating, The Included breakfast was good and the grounds were parklike and well maintained. Perfect little hotel.

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have kept the charm of Bali
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Quiet setting and on site spa was great.
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very eager to provide whatever was requested
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Spotless grounds
Montigo Resorts Seminyak
Badung

Great pool areas, great breakfast and very helpful staff.

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short walk to beach and shopping
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Activity Reviews
I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) Departure Meet and Greet
I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) Departure Meet and Greet
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)

meet at curb and escorted right through check in to security gate, very helpful

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Visit Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Visit Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Indonesia

nice maintained spot

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Experience Cooking and Arak-Making Class
Experience Cooking and Arak-Making Class
Indonesia

fun experience to see how some dishes were made

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Visit Trunyan Village
Visit Trunyan Village
Indonesia

very unique village with unique cemetery.

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Visit A Mask Maker
Visit A Mask Maker
Indonesia

I was impressed by mask maker skill and preserving old method of making mask,

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Visit Home of Local Blacksmith (Keris) Crafting
Visit Home of Local Blacksmith (Keris) Crafting
Ubud, Bali

amazing skill to make the kris daggers with minimal tools doing it the traditional way

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Visit Tenganan Bali Aga Village
Visit Tenganan Bali Aga Village
Ubud, Bali

nice little village with glimpses of how it used to be.

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Visit Tegallalang Rice Terrace
Visit Tegallalang Rice Terrace
Indonesia

beautiful and well managed fields, amazing

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Experience Sebatu Soul Purification Ritual
Experience Sebatu Soul Purification Ritual
Indonesia

very special visit that is worth the many slippery steps to experience.

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Visit Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Visit Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Indonesia

interesting but a bit of a tourist trap, but well maintained and worth the visit.

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Visit Angel Billabong
Visit Angel Billabong
Indonesia

skipped this one

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Visit Kelingking Beach
Visit Kelingking Beach
Indonesia

skipped this one as well, I am checking amazing as all tours have beet to this point but can't continue without checking boxes

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Visit the Mother Temple of Besakih
Visit the Mother Temple of Besakih
Indonesia

quite a large complex

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Local specialist: Jessica Soenandar
Jessica
Jessica Soenandar
Local specialist in Jakarta | Replied on Jan 02, 2024

Hi Sam and Teresa,

Thank you so much for taking the time out to write such a thorough review! We are very happy that you had a great time in Bali and that you could experience the unique cultural side of Bali that is lesser known to tourists :)

You two had been great to work with and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Indonesia in another opportunity. Wishing you all the best for you two!

Warm regards,

Jessica