From city slickers to country bumpkins, from terraced padi fields to white rimmed beaches, this vast archipelago is waiting to be explored. Heady scents, vivid colours, dramatic vistas and diverse cultures mix and spin to the point of exhaustion, their potent brew leaving your senses reeling and craving more .
Rippling across the equator for nearly 5000km, Indonesia encompasses more than 17,000 islands, two-thirds of which are inhabited and richly layered with character. Some of these are so remote that a journey rather then a quick visit are the only way to get there .
Indonesia’s cities are in a constant state of evolution, where dense populations, technology and construction live together . But most of the archipelago’s territory remains unexplored, concealing a wealth of cultures and a myriad of landscapes. Oceanic rice fields and ancient sultanates in Java are humbled by haunting volcanic cones. Maluku’s alabaster beaches and desert islands remain pristine while the tourist trail heads elsewhere to places like Gili or Lombox .The jungles of Sumatra, Kalimantanand Papua are zoological wonders, revealing impish monkeys, stoic sun bears, leopards, orang-utans and remarkable marsupials.
This welcoming land await and rewards all those that enter .