Indonesia – officially the Republic of Indonesia – is a country in Southeast Asia.
Situated between the Indian and Pacific Ocean, it is the largest island country, with more than 13,000 islands.
It has an estimated population of over 258 million people and is the world’s fourth most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim majority country.
The world’s most populous island of Java contains more than half of the country’s population.
It also has about 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and European sources.
Traditional Javanese and Balinese dances, for example, contain aspects of Hindu culture and mythology.
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs.
The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple.
To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns.
The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats and also renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts.
Jakarta, Indonesia’s huge capital, sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java.
A historic mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European – has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine.
The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock.
1. Bandung Tour
A full day scenic sightseeing tour to Bandung, the capital city of West Java province.
A pleasant drive through mountain, paddy fields, and tea plantations gives you beautiful panorama.
Visits will be made at Ciater Hot Spring, the Tangkuban Perahu Creater (the only crater in Java accessible all the way by car as far as its rim), the handicrafts center and the famous Cihampelas street, a commercial area which offers a huge jeans collection.
2. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah And Bird Park
A good way to discover the culture and tradition of Indonesia.
On this tour you will visit the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah miniature park, which houses the Museum of Indonesia, Bird Park and the Keong Mas Imax Theater.
The park is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta with an area of about 250 acres.
It also offers insights into Indonesian culture, with virtually all aspects of daily life in Indonesia’s various regions provinces displayed via separate pavilions with collections of architecture, clothing, dance and traditions are all vividly shown.
3. National Museum And Old Harbour
This private half-day itinerary was created especially for those who are visiting Indonesia for the first time. This tour provides a glimpse of the country, the history and the people.
It offers historical, prehistoric, archaeological and ethnographic aspects of Indonesia through its extensive collection of artifacts and relics.
It also has one of the most complete collections in the country of bronzes and ceramics dating back lo the Han, Tang and Ming Dynasties.
The museum’s collection of cultural instruments, household utensils, arts and crafts provide a good introduction to the life of Indonesia’s various ethnic groups.
After your museum visit, head to Sunda Kelapa Harbour.
This 500 years old harbor area was a vital link to the markets of the outside world for the 15th century kingdom of Pajajaran.
Nowadays, the harbor is still one of the most important calls for sailing vessels from all over Indonesia.
The magnificent and brightly painted Makassar schooner called Phinisi is still of important means for transporting goods to and from the outer island.