If you are getting antsy and can't wait to start traveling again, you should consider planning your next trip to Indonesia. Indonesia is a beautiful country with many things to do. It is well known for its rich cultural landmarks and beautiful nature landscapes. It also is home to amazing food. If you like coffee or rice, Indonesia has unique coffee farms and rice terraces, allowing a glimpse into the country's exports. Indonesia has a lot to offer and should be on your list of places to travel.
Hiking Up Volcanoes
Indonesia is a very unique country. Not only are there beautiful views of the ocean and jungles, but Indonesia is home to an active volcano. This volcano called Mt. Batur is 9,888 feet above sea level, making it the highest area in Indonesia. Hiking up Mt. Batur takes about two hours and it is one of the few places in the world where you can hike up an active volcano. Even if you are an active hiker, you should stretch and eat a healthy diet prior to hiking. A smoothie with green superfoods powder will keep you energized and hydrated throughout your hike.
Diving In the Ocean
Another amazing fact about Indonesia is that it is an island. This means that no matter where you go, you are always close to water. There are beautiful underwater caves surrounding Indonesia and if you are new to diving, there are plenty of beginner dives. Indonesia is home to unique underwater landscapes, so underwater photography is offered during dives. These views are really only available in the waters off of Indonesia. The warmth of the waters around Indonesia also creates a biodiversity hotspot, full of colorful varieties of ocean life.
Walking Through Temples
Throughout Indonesia, there are hundreds of ornate temples. If you dedicated a whole day only to exploring the temples, you still wouldn't be able to see all of them. These are Hindu temples and some are thousands of years old. Some of the oldest temples in Indonesia are from the 11th century. Many of the temples have been taken over by greenery too, making the experience even more magical.
Exploring the Culture
Indonesia is full of amazing cultural experiences. Balinese cuisine and dancing are known worldwide for their uniqueness and beauty. Balinese cuisine uses a lot of tropical fruits and spices, combining the culinary influences from nearby India and China. Being an island, Indonesia also uses a lot of fresh fish in their cooking. Aside from trying the food, if you are able to take a trip to Indonesia, you have to see the Balinese dancers. These dances tell stories using gestures, face, and hand movements. The dancers are trained from a young age and wear beautiful clothes during the dances. Indonesia also exports a lot of items and you can see how some of their main food exports are grown. Coffee grows really well in volcanic regions and you can find a fresh cup of coffee in any local village. Rice, another large export, is unique because it is grown on mountain terraces instead of in traditional rice farms. These terraces have a specific irrigation system found in few other places and the terraces provide a beautiful backdrop for pictures.
Relax in Nature
Overall, Indonesia has a very temperate climate that rarely changes throughout the year. This makes it perfect for vacations on the beach. Indonesia has both white and black sand beaches. Black sand beaches are very uncommon and only found in a few places around the world. This makes for a unique beach experience. Wet and dry seasons are both warm with temperatures in the low 80s. Surfing is popular in Indonesia too, so you can easily relax on the beach and watch others surf. You could also try your hand at surfing if you feel up to it.
Indonesia is a unique land full of beauty and culture. If you love to relax, explore, or learn new things, Indonesia has something for you.