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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Discover active volcanoes as you trek some of Indonesia's most impressive craters
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Temples and Trekking from East Java to Bali - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary will take you from East Java to Bali with stops at sites both famous and less-frequented. Tour multiple Javanese temples, including Borobodur and Prambanan; trek up to the tops of Bromo, Kawah Ijen, and Batur volcanoes; and stroll through terraced rice fields and coffee plantations as you explore these two lush islands.

View of Nusa Batumategan and Nusa Batupadasan Island from the Atuh Rija Lima shrine on Nusa Penida Island near Bali
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Outdoor Adventure in Bali & Nusa Penida - 10 Days

Hike, swim, cycle, and snorkel around two of Indonesia's islands, Bali and Nusa Penida, on this active 10-day itinerary! You'll start on Bali with walks through rice paddies and temples, a bicycle tour, hikes into a volcanic caldera, a sunrise trek to a mountaintop, and a thrilling whitewater rafting trip down the Telaga Waja River. Then catch a boat out to Nusa Penida for three days of snorkeling and relaxing on the beach.

Make the Most of Your Time in Indonesia

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Bratan Lake
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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Broken Beach in Nusa Penida Island, Bali
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6 Days in Indonesia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With only six days to spend in Indonesia, you can still cover a number of islands or provinces, like on this classic route from East Java to Bali to Komodo Island. Or, rise early and cover Java's highlights, including iconic Mount Bromo and Borobudur temple. Seeking adventures in nature? See orangutans in the Sumatran jungles or kayak Komodo National Park and spot the famed dragon. Lastly, meet the ethnic groups of South Sulawesi and venture to lesser-touristed sites in Tana Toraja.

Snap iconic pics of Walakiri Beach's mangrove forest
12 Days in Indonesia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 12 days in Indonesia, you can see many major sites and cover multiple islands, but it's best to decide which of Indonesia's diverse landscapes you prefer. Focus on nature by bird-watching in West Papua or visiting the orangutans in Borneo; beach hop around the Gili Islands, go on a multi-day trek through the jungle toward Wamena or spend more time in the local villages learning about Indigenous tribes, like the Dani Tribe of Papua New Guinea or the people of Sumba.

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

With 11 days in Indonesia, you can spend your time between the temples, quaint villages, and beaches of Java and Bali on a classic itinerary or take a deep dive into the local way of life on a culture-focused trip, complete with a full-day shadowing a rural Balinese family. If you prefer a more relaxed pace with plenty of time at the beach, stick to a Bali and Gili Islands-focused trip. And if volcanoes and temples pique your interest, an 11-day itinerary with stays in Yogyakarta, Mount Bromo, and Mount Ijen will do just the trick.

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

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Indonesia
Travel specialist Marc Urban
active 7 hours ago

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 Tom Zhou
active 6 hours ago

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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Travel specialist Alisha Estevez
active 9 hours ago

Alisha Estevez

Hello my name is Alisha, 31 years old and I am originally from Germany. In 2016 I finished my university and decided to travel afterwards. My first stop was Bali and I fell in love with the island...

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Travel specialist Bruce Peng
active 4 days ago

Bruce Peng

Previously I was a crew member working on an international cruise ship. My love for travel led me to join Odynovo Tours. 10 years of working experience have allowed me to visit various countries in...

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Trip Reviews for Indonesia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Indonesian Honeymoon!
Indonesia | Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2023

Kelsey
Kelsey S.
Lindenwold, NJ | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

My husband had the most amazing time in Indonesia. We got to go on so many different adventures! I will never forget the Ijen Volcano hike to the elusive blue flame. And our boat cruise around Komoda National Park to see Komodo dragons was unforgettable! We seriously did things that most people never even dream of.... And our tour guides, as always, were fabulous! read more

My husband had the most amazing time in Indonesia. We got to go on so many different adventures! I will never forget the Ijen Volcano hike to the elusive blue flame. And our boat cruise around Komoda National Park to see Komodo dragons was unforgettable! We seriously did things that most people never even dream of.... And our tour guides, as always, were fabulous!

Hotel Reviews
Plataran Bromo
Wonokitri

Absolutely incredible hotel and ride to the top of the mountain. I'll never forget our breakfast above the clouds. The views were insane. I wish we had more time there!

Authenticity & Character
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You can't even begin to realize where you're going until you get there!
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Ijen Resort and Villas
Banyuwangi

Incredible hotel and incredible views. Staff and food was amazing. I wish we had more time there!

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Wapa di Ume Ubud
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali

We had the best NYE here! The NYE party at the hotel was so fun and so authentic. And we even had our own private pool in our villa. The resort grounds are to die for. Staff was amazing. Get the bubur ayam for breakfast! Best stay ever!

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Private cruise trip KOMODO
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
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Gending Kedis
Jimbaran

Gorgeous resort. We had a two-story villa with a private pool! I wish we had more time there!

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Activity Reviews
Explore Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo, East Java
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Hike to the Top of Mount Ijen Volcano
Ijen, East Java

Nothing like I anticipated but worth every moment!

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Transfer to Ubud
Indonesia
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Liveaboard Cruise: Discover Flores & Komodo
Komodo Island
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Liveaboard Cruise: Komodo dragons, beaches, snorkelling and manta rays
Komodo Island

The park is incredibly beautiful! Snorkeling was awesome.

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Liveaboard Cruise - Departure Day
Indonesia
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Local specialist: Marc Urban
Marc
Marc Urban
Local specialist in Bali | Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

Hi Kelsey,

Thank you for your feedback; we are glad that you enjoyed your trip and had a wonderful time!
It was a pleasure to prepare the trip with you both!

We hope to see you back in Indonesia soon!

PS: The crew from Flores sends you all the best!

Best wishes,
Marc

Amazing Indonesian Adventure
Indonesia | Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2023

Jon
Jon P.
Cherry Hill, NJ | Reviewed on Jan 05, 2023

This was an amazing adventure! We especially enjoyed all the interesting hotels we stayed along the way. A highlight to the trip was exploring the Ijen Crater and seeing Komodo dragons. The food experience was wonderful! All our guides were helpful. read more

This was an amazing adventure! We especially enjoyed all the interesting hotels we stayed along the way. A highlight to the trip was exploring the Ijen Crater and seeing Komodo dragons. The food experience was wonderful! All our guides were helpful.

Hotel Reviews
Plataran Bromo
Wonokitri

Incredible place! Would like to spend more time here.

Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ijen Resort and Villas
Banyuwangi

Amazing place! Would like to spend more time here

Authenticity & Character
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Activity Reviews
Hike to the Top of Mount Ijen Volcano
Ijen, East Java

This was a highlight. Great guide! Excellent hike and got to see the blue flame

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Liveaboard Cruise: Komodo dragons, beaches, snorkelling and manta rays
Komodo Island

This was another highlight to our trip! Great crew on the boat!

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Local specialist: Marc Urban
Marc
Marc Urban
Local specialist in Bali | Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Hi Jon & Kelsey,

Thank you for your review; we wish you a happy new year and we hope to see you soon back in Indonesia!

Best,
Marc

The kindest people in the world surrounded by breathtaking nature
Indonesia | Oct 20 - Nov 4, 2022

Judith
Judith D.
Belgium | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

When thinking back on our adventures in Indonesia only superlatives come to my mind.
First attempts to make the itinerary were done via local Belgian travel agents. Very soon I found out that these lead to the same things over and over again. But then after googling some more I found KimKim. Never heard of them before but as huge US travel fans attracted by the fact they are HQ-ed in Chicago. after indicating our preferred destination and wishes we came in contact with Marc. oh gosh, this... read more

When thinking back on our adventures in Indonesia only superlatives come to my mind.
First attempts to make the itinerary were done via local Belgian travel agents. Very soon I found out that these lead to the same things over and over again. But then after googling some more I found KimKim. Never heard of them before but as huge US travel fans attracted by the fact they are HQ-ed in Chicago. after indicating our preferred destination and wishes we came in contact with Marc. oh gosh, this was a winner!! From the first moment Marc "listened" to our wishes and was thinking with us. The connection was there from the beginning and step by step he managed to set out the lines for our itinerary. I suppose there were times when he was pulling his hair because we wanted another change, another hotel ..... He never gave us the idea he was done with it, always there to adapt and to help.
We could reach him at any time before, during and after the trip. He is a true diamond for any organization so KimKim I can only advise you to take care of this one! Good team members don't come in easily and frequently.
along our trip we were in contact and taken care of by many locals. We have talked to them for hours as we love to meet the true culture and spirit of a country. They were all good and very helpful. the most knowledgeable was definitely Lucy how thought us many things and was always a nice company.
One person stood out of the many! Jerry, our guide and driver in Bali definitely deserves to be mentioned in person. He is a true jewel to the world. To us he was one of the reasons that our time in Bali will never be forgotten! He pampered us as if he knew us for years! He was always there to lean a helping hand and go the extra mile. He handled according to every of our wishes. Even after getting back home, he asked if we arrived safely. I'm sure we will stay in contact with him and hear about his lovely family.
Reflecting today there were so many things that stood out. Our main focus was nature. We were impressed every day by what each island has to offer. from Oeran-outangs over elephants to stunning sunrises, pink beaches and sunset dances by flying foxes!
We are more than grateful that we were among the happy people having the chance in life to discover this true paradise on earth.
Though our eyes and ears were spoiled on a daily basis what will stay forever as the deepest impression was the friendliness and kindness of the Indonesian people. No matter the island, no matter the religion .... they can teach the world on how to live together. We will never forget those smiles and helping hands.
Thanks to all that made this trip a memory for life!
For those that would love to see some pictures feel free to look on instagram/ judithdebrus

Local specialist: Marc Urban
Marc
Marc Urban
Local specialist in Bali | Reviewed on Dec 09, 2022

Dear Judith,

Thank you very much for your feedback and all the details; it was my pleasure to prepare the itinerary together and talk about it during your trip, but mostly it was great to get to know you and your family!

Keep in touch, and hopefully see you soon!

Best wishes,
Marc