4 Indonesian Experiences You Shouldn’t Miss
When it comes to Indonesia the first destination that crosses a traveler’s mind is Bali. No doubt about it, Bali is a great place for outdoor activities and amazing experiences, but Indonesia has so much more to offer. If you want to explore it, you will be amazed by its beauty and the variety of sport and outdoor adventures you can enjoy in your Indonesian trip. If you don’t believe Indonesia can amaze you with the fun activities you can enjoy, take a look at our list of most loved Indonesian outdoor activities and you will be convinced.
Mount Ijen Trek, Java
Java is a volcano-studded island located between Sumatra and Bali. Home to Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, Java is the geographic and economic center of the country where tourists can discover the Indonesian nightlife, colonial Dutch buildings and the National Museum.
Besides the Jakarta capital life, Java has an impressive volcanic region that offers spectacular skyline views for those who embark on trekking adventures.
Mount Ijen is an isolated region, not very well-known by tourists, but incredibly loved by trekkers who love the serenity of a quiet and beautiful place. Besides the breathtaking views, a trek on the Mount Ijen includes explorations of the rainforest, coffee plantations, rural villages and a vibrant Sulphur lake surrounded by sheer crater walls.
Yogyakarta Cycling Tours, Central Java
Yogyakarta is another amazing city in Java. Often called Jogja, the city is known as the cultural hub of Java, being admired for its cultural heritage and traditional arts. A guided tour bike around the city will guarantee a better understanding of the Indonesian culture, food and architecture and it will also allow you to discover various temples and archaeological sites.
Komodo Exploration, Komodo Island
Komodo Island is actually an archipelago of eight islands that constitute a famous National Park, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site in 1986. The Komodo National Park is perfect for wildlife watching, the 3 meters long Komodo dragons being just one of the amazing species you will discover while exploring the park. The wildlife can be admired while trekking on various routes. In your trekking encounters you will be able to see buffaloes, deer, boars, wild horses, sea eagles, flying foxes, monkeys and sulfur crested cockatoos.
Another hotspot in Komodo Island is the Pink Beach, a favorite Indonesian location for snorkeling that will allow you to discover the underwater life as well.
Pony Riding And Pony Treks, Indonesia
There are many locations for pony riding in Indonesia but our favorites are Bromo and Gedong Songo. Both locations are situated in Java and offer two very different pony riding experiences.
The climb on Mount Bromo, located in east Java, is not exhausting at all, but the scenery is breathtaking plus exploring the route to the crater of Mount Bromo is a very nice experience for a large group of people.
Gedong Songo is a temple complex located in central Java and the oldest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia. Discovering the amazing history of the temples included in the complex and pony riding with spectacular views is definitely the 2 in 1 type of experience that you don’t want to miss. The atmosphere is amazing and the fact that you will be able to learn more about the ancient history of the beautiful Indonesian temples cannot be consider nothing but a big plus.