In south-east Asia the fascinating island kingdom of Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 large and small islands of which only 6,000 are inhabited. The landscape is magnificent with its beautiful volcanic scenery, snow white beaches and tropical jungles to its snow-capped peaks of West Papua. Indonesia has the world’s second largest rainforest with unique flora and fauna, including the amazing primates, the Orang-utans. This country can be described as one of great diversity, where the people, customs and practices vary considerably in each and every province, making each state feel like you are traveling to a new country. Indonesia has 215 million people inhabiting its islands – from more than 200 ethnic groups!
Rainforest devastation is a big threat to all the animals and plants in Indonesia, with over 140 species under threat of extinction. With the rise in illegal trade of rare species, the situation has worsened. Several areas have been established as nature reserves under the UNESCO to try and lessen the plight of many of Indonesia’s animals.
To see and do
When you are free from your volunteer work there are exciting attractions and activities for you to see and do. Here are a few:
Mt. Kelimutu National Park
In this national park you will discover three lakes that shift colures and creates a beautiful scene to experience. This counts as one of the country’s most amazing nature phenomenon.
The Island of Komodo, as part of a greater National Park is the home of many animal species. Among others you will find the world´s biggest lizard-the Komodo dragon.
Gunung Leuser National Park
The National park lies on Sumatra were the jungle abounds of life and you have the possibility to see and experience wild orangutans.
Sun & sea
Here you will find beaches in world class and amazing diving opportunities that outperform many places.
Bali has many beautiful beaches and appeals many tourists every year. Two other places are Nusa Dua and Sanur that offers white beaches, wavy coconut trees and good snorkeling.
On Bali there is around 20.000 temples and one of them is Ulun Danu, also called the water temple which is one of the most famous and lies in a flourishing setting by a lake.
Another temple is Tanah Lot that counts as one of the country’s most photographed destinations.
The capital of this country lies on the island of Java and here you will find intriguing history and rich culture.
Indonesia lies by the equator which makes the country to have a tropical and warm climate. Up in the mountains its cooler and the rain period stretches between December – March.
- Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course: 150,000.00 Rp
- Water (1.5 liter bottle): 5,325.34 Rp
- Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 6,893.73 Rp
- Taxi 1 km (Normal tariff): 4,000.00 Rp