Who wants to go on a trip to Indonesia? We’re going to assume your hand shot straight up, so here’s how it’s going to go down. Pack up everything you need for jungle exploration and beachside lounging, because both are possible in one during a stay in this archipelago, which includes the islands of Bali and Java. Get up, get out and enjoy your holiday! Things to Do in Indonesia
Don’t let the massive population fool you; there’s plenty of activities for everybody. Start your Indonesia holiday off in Jakarta, the capital city. Check out Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) where almost all facets of daily life from across the country are showcased in 26 venues. Catch a show featuring the Jaipongan dancers, then get a history lesson at the Balinese style Indonesian Museum and what the heck, watch something at the IMAX theatre while you’re at it.
You don’t have to just stay on Java, either. Expand your horizons with Bali packages and see what the “Island of Gods” has in store for you. Does a day trip to the Ubud Monkey Forest sound good? Get four wheels from lastminute.com.au’s awesome Bali car hire deals and make the drive to this lovely wooded area, which has been over taken by our fellow primates. Just be mindful of these furry little beasts—they can be quite moody if you don’t give them food. And they’re known to be professional pick-pocketers, so don’t think your sweets will be safe. Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
If you stay on Bali long enough during your holiday in Indonesia, take a walk through the Ubud Art Market and pick real silk scarves, handmade woven bags and a variety of Hindu sculptures. If you head back to Java and are looking for great shopping, the Plaza Indonesia is perfect for you. It’s got everything your favourite mall back home has.
We hope you’re a foodie, because there’s some epic dishes you need to try on Indonesia holidays. In Jakarta, stuff your face with Betawi dishes like nasi uduk (coconut rice), sayur asem (sweet and sour vegetable soup) and asinan (salad of pickled vegetables). On Bali, feast on bebek betutu (duck stuffed with spices and wrapped in banana leaves) and of course the local pork sate.
Oh yeah, there’s nightlife in Indonesia. Kuta Beach on Bali is jammed full of beachside bars and all-night techno discos. You’ll mix it up with expat Aussies, Yanks and locals sucking down Bintang after Bintang. Back in Jakarta, it’s more of the same, with seedy back alleyway bars and thumping nightclubs overflowing with tourists. Pick your poison. What’s Next
Delicious food made with hot spices. Cute monkeys who are bigger crooks than politicians. Pristine beaches of black sand just waiting for you to dig your toes into. Browse through our unbelievable Indonesia holiday packages and see how many friends you can make!
Reviewed on 6 Nov. 2019
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.