Strung across the Indian Ocean like a glimmering jewelled necklace is the sprawling archipelago of Indonesia. Made up of thousands of islands, multi-ethinic and multi-cultural, the country is a mesmerising dance of rich cultural history and unbelievable natural beauty. Volcanoes, jungles and jaw-dropping beaches are just some the gems of that dot the natural landscape. While elephants, tigers and the elusive Komodo dragon are the island’s amazing animals. The island of Java is home to the “megapolis” city of Jakarta, a place where people seem to collide at every intersection and towering skyscrapers are erected every day. Explore the country’s many religious temples and mosques, the volcanic parks and of course, make the most of the thousands of pristine beaches that encircle every inch of this network of islands.
Land at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and you will feel elated to know that the holiday of your dreams waits just beyond the gates. Pre-book all your Indonesian airport tranfers with hoppa and we can pick you up from any of the country’s airports including; Juana International Airport in East Java and Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.
While in Jakarta be sure to visit: the enormous collections at the Museum National; the unique puppet collection at the Museum Wayang; and city’s famous flea market where you can find beautiful woodcarvings, textiles, jewellery and souvenirs. Be sure you bargain like crazy! Jakarta can be overwhelming at times but despite the gridlocked traffic and throngs of people in every direction, there is a certain charm to the chaos that is echoed in the positive and good-natured attitudes of its citizens.
The islands of Indonesia offer a thousand ways to live out the holiday of your dreams. If you love exploring the outdoors then you will enjoy hiking the volcanic Mount Bromo in East Java or the various national parks in Sumatra. Visit the Komodo National Park for a rare look at one of the world’s largest reptiles. If your idea of the perfect holiday is learning about new cultures, then be sure to visit the many ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples across Indonesia including the Prambanan and the Borobudur. Bali isn’t all beaches and many visitors enjoy staying in the stunning city of Ubud, known as the heart of Balinese culture.
No holiday in Indonesia would be complete without enjoying the photogenic beaches of places like Bali and the Gili Islands, two of the top tourist destinations. These dreamy islands have accommodation to satisfy any budget, from luxurious resorts to humble beachfront backpackers. Take advantage of the many surf breaks along the sparkling coasts all over Indonesia or enjoy world-class scuba diving. The Bunaken Marine Park is Indonesia’s most famous place to snorkel and scuba dive. The area is a haven for more than 70% of all marine species in the Pacific Ocean including; turtles, manta rays, sharks, dolphins and octopus.
No matter where you go in Indonesia, the beauty, history and rich cultures of the country are sure to enchant you. Sample delicious seafood curries, feel inspired by the centuries-old traditions, unwind on a tropical beach and swim beneath the crystal waters, you cannot go wrong here. To make your Indonesian holiday all the more perfect, book all of your Indonesia airport transfers with hoppa and we’ll handle every detail of your arrival and departure. That is, if you can bear to leave this mesmerising country.