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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
Map of Highlights of Bali - 8 Days
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
Map of Explore Indonesia: Sumatra, Java & Bali - 21 Days
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.

Discover the pristine beaches of the Komodo archipelago
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Explore Flores & the Komodo Archipelago - 7 Days

From snorkeling with coral sharks to sleeping in a traditional cone-shaped hunt, this week-long itinerary is full of off-the-beaten-path adventures. You'll explore western Flores and the Komodo Archipelago, accompanied by knowledgeable local guides and rangers. Work your way through rugged terrain to secluded caves and remote villages, overnighting in local homes and breaking bread with locals. Then embark on a three-day boat trip through the Komodo archipelago that features jungle hikes, wildlife-viewing walks, and underwater excursions where you'll have the chance to snorkel with colorful fish.

Make the Most of Your Time in Indonesia

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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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Enjoy a romantic, luxurious tour of the Indonesian island of Bali
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Luxury & Romance in Bali - 7 Days

This weeklong romantic escape to Indonesia is the perfect blend of luxury and relaxation, all taking place on the lush island of Bali. Start in Ubud, where you'll indulge in massages and visit the incredible greenery of Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Then, you're off to Jimbaran for white-sand beaches and a high-flying helicopter tour of Bali's outlying islands. Watch the sunset from a private yacht, enjoy lively DJs at a beach club, and end with a memorable dining experience at a cliffside restaurant.

Explore the magic and natural wonders of Indonesia on this luxury tour (photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Hotel, Bali)
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Luxury Culture, Relaxation & Gastronomy on Bali: Munduk & Jimbaran - 7 Days

Take a deep dive into Indonesia on this luxurious weeklong tour, which takes you to the verdant island of Bali, home to rich culture, historic sites, and incredible beaches. Start in Munduk, where you'll visit the Buddhist monastery of Brahma Vihara Giri and learn the art of Balinese cuisine with a private cooking class. Then, you're off to Jimbaran to explore hidden coves, waterfalls, and the UNESCO-honored Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. End with a sunset kecak dance performance at the ancient Uluwatu Temple.

Start your trip in Bali and tour its lush countryside and ancient temples
Map of Luxury Indonesian Island Escape: Bali & Lombok - 7 Days
Luxury Indonesian Island Escape: Bali & Lombok - 7 Days

This weeklong luxury tour of Indonesia focuses on the culture, history, and natural wonders of the islands of Bali and Lombok. Start in Bali's Ubud Town, where you'll discover holy sites and temples. Walk through the ancient caves of Goa Gajah and the gardens of Taman Ayun, then depart for Lombok's endless white-sand beaches and blue waters. Visit the island's traditional villages, take a boat cruise around the famed Gili Islands, and snorkel alongside sea turtles as you explore their underwater world.

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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10 Days in Indonesia - 5 Unique Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

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Travel specialist Marc Urban
active 8 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 Ana Bicanic
active 16 hours ago

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
active 3 hours ago

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 Alisha Estevez
active 5 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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Trip Reviews for Indonesia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Bali: Better experience and time than I ever expected!
Indonesia | May 17 - Jun 1, 2024

Jay
Jay L.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2024
I want thank Jessica, Janice, Wayan, Oki and Asink enough for making it such a great trip!
Firstly, Jessica for organising my itinerary, took onboard everything I wanted and was patient with me as I decided on what I wanted to do and experience on my trip to Bali, my first time in there!! She was absolutely briliant, as we say in East London the Dog's Bollocks! ( meaning GREAT!!)
Janice my on the ground contact, always checking in on me every so often, making sure I was enjoying my time... Read more

I want thank Jessica, Janice, Wayan, Oki and Asink enough for making it such a great trip!
Firstly, Jessica for organising my itinerary, took onboard everything I wanted and was patient with me as I decided on what I wanted to do and experience on my trip to Bali, my first time in there!! She was absolutely briliant, as we say in East London the Dog's Bollocks! ( meaning GREAT!!)

Janice my on the ground contact, always checking in on me every so often, making sure I was enjoying my time in Bali and having a great time and experience!!

NOW, Oki and Wayan, my guide and driver. Think I've made mates for life!! same goes for Jessica and Janice! I spent most of the time with these two geezas! Diamond Geezas! Great chats while driving to places and joking me around constantly, with my dark British humor! HA!!

Every place I went was great, time in Ubud, tours of the Hindu temples, waterfalls, experience Sebatu Soul
purification ritual. The best and toughest was Hike to Mount Agung to see the sunrise! Absolutely breathtaking!! Learning about Bamboo construction and visiting the Green Village, as a part-time woodworker, this was especially great to see!!
Cycling tour in Kintamani was great as I got to visit local villages, this felt a little awkward as I felt like the western tourist, gawping... but being of Indian decent I was aware enough to take too many photos.

Lombok was very chill compared to Bali, slower pace which was nice, mount Rinjani was beautiful even though I had to cancel the hike as my legs and knees were a bit messed up from the Agung hike. The Gili Island, were beautiful, did some
snorkeling, my first time!

Coming back to Bali and spending a night in Menjangan, in hotel in the forest was well deserved rest!! Watching the sunset from the Bali Tower from the hotel lobby! Brilliant!! No matter where I was the sunset were just unreal! No building impending the view, just nature, tree, mountains and hills.

My last few days were in Seminyak and a day visit to Nusa Penida Island, again breathtaking views! Waves crashing into cliffs, out of this world but not!! Seminyak is a lot more busier than Ubud, great shops and restaurants. Like any other small city which is also a tourist attractions.

Overall, I had a better time than I ever expected!!! And this alldue to Jessica, Janice, Oki and Wayan! AND all the hotel staff along the way, 5 hotels in all! I'll chat to anyone, more of those peeps! HA!

Hotel Reviews
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
Lombok

What a location, very close the beach!

Authenticity & Character
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What a location, very close the beach! Nightly walks along the beach and having drinks at the hotel bar. Watching the sun set while enjoying it. What I liked the most was there were local and tourist on the beach!
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IZE Seminyak by LifestyleRetreats
Bali

Amazing staff! Clean, had a gym and pool.

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The Menjangan - CHSE Certified
Pejarakan

Secluded! Away from all the hustle and bustle, tucked away in the forest!! Great for a peaceful, chill getaway

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Adiwana Svarga Loka
Ubud

Great location and staff!! Friendly staff!

Authenticity & Character
overall feel, very welcoming!
Location
Close to main streets on Ubud.
Staff
Friendly, able to answer any questions I had.
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Activity Review
Hike to Mount Agung
Hike to Mount Agung
Indonesia

It was a tough hike and ultimately worth it to watch the sunrise!

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Local specialist: Jessica Soenandar
Jessica
Jessica Soenandar
Local specialist in Jakarta | Replied on Jun 19, 2024

Hi Jay,

Glad to see that you are all well rested and settled back home! Thank you so much for your time to write such a thorough review. Your kind words and appreciation to the whole team made my day and I will pass it on to everyone :)

All in all we are grateful that you had a great time in Bali and Lombok, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back for a proper vacation to relax hahaha! Your energy and warmth is surely missed by the whole team and we wish you all the best in everything you do!!

Warm regards,

Jessica

Labuan Bajo is growing fast but not yet spoiled
Indonesia | May 30 - Jun 2, 2024

Albert
Albert B.
Ossining, NY | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2024
Speed boat tour was excellent. If we had more time I’d do the overnight boat trip. We also visited a local village and waterfalls. Inexpensive. Friendly. Amazing reefs and snorkeling. Read more

Speed boat tour was excellent. If we had more time I’d do the overnight boat trip. We also visited a local village and waterfalls. Inexpensive. Friendly. Amazing reefs and snorkeling.

Hotel Review
Sudamala Resort, Komodo, Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo

Very nice rooms. Super friendly staff. Good food. Sadly, the beach and water just off the hotel is not nice. Most guests use the pool or stay on the lounge chairs just on the beach but not near the water.

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Local specialist: Vy Pham

The best trip to Indonesia EVER
Indonesia | May 18 - Jun 2, 2024

Nicholas
Nicholas D.
Holt, MI | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2024
All of the guides, the drivers, and the hotels were absolutely amazing. We enjoyed every single activity and meal that was pre-planned for us; and above all we loved the places around Indonesia that Marc had us staying in. Marc is the absolute best and we would do this trip all over again. Read more

All of the guides, the drivers, and the hotels were absolutely amazing. We enjoyed every single activity and meal that was pre-planned for us; and above all we loved the places around Indonesia that Marc had us staying in. Marc is the absolute best and we would do this trip all over again.

Hotel Reviews
Qunci Villas Hotel

hands down nicest place i've ever stayed in, best staff and food in all of indonesia.

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Ecolodge Bukit Lawang
Bukit Lawang
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Activity Reviews
Cycling from Kintamani to Ubud
Cycling from Kintamani to Ubud
Indonesia
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Munduk & Tamblingan Lake Exploration
Munduk & Tamblingan Lake Exploration
Indonesia
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Boat trip and snorkeling around Gili Layar & Gili Renggit
Boat trip and snorkeling around Gili Layar & Gili Renggit
Indonesia
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Tangkahan Elephants
Tangkahan Elephants
Indonesia
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Sumatran jungle by 4x4, from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan
Sumatran jungle by 4x4, from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan
Indonesia
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Long trek in the jungle - Meet the Orangutans
Long trek in the jungle - Meet the Orangutans
Indonesia
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Local specialist: Marc Urban
Marc
Marc Urban
Local specialist in Bali | Replied on Jun 17, 2024

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your review! Getting to know you and planning the trip together was an absolute pleasure.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Indonesia!

Best regards,
Marc