Indonesia is a whopping great sprawl of natural wonder, heaving cities and intrigue. Made up of some 17,500 islands, only 6,000 of which are inhabited, it is a country as wide as the Atlantic Ocean that spans three time zones. It is also the world’s only home of the Komodo dragon, the planet’s biggest lizard that prowls among the savannah of Indonesia’s wilderness islands. It is also home to a vast range of fauna and flora as well as countless linguistic and ethnic groups and incredible landscapes.
When most people picture Indonesia, their mind immediately goes to the famous island of Bali. While worthwhile to visit, the rest of the island nation has some of the most interesting and varied landscapes, cultures, and cuisines in all of Southeast Asia. From the jungles of Sumatra, to the underwater rainbow of Komodo and all of the islands in between, around, and besides them, one could easily travel this archipelago for years.
Indonesia is an outdoorsy person's dream. It's the land of beautiful beaches, volcano treks, world-class scuba diving and snorkeling, excellent waves for surfing, plus, it's home to one of the rarest creatures on earth - the Orangutan.