From white sand beaches, lofty rice terraces, ornate temples to lush rainforests where you can come face to face with orangutans, Indonesia has it all. Bali has long been a firm favourite but it is not always the cheapest, or the most authentic, option. Now we are favouring the neighbouring islands of Lombok and Java, the beautiful Komodo and Rinca Islands. Average daily cost per person: 545,185 Indonesian rupiah or £30 ($36).
Past travelers have spent, in average £10 ($12) on meals for one day. Some of the typical dishes to try are the Indonesian Satay (meat skewers), Fried Rice, Beef Rendang, Nasi Rawon (beef stew), Sop Buntut (Oxtail Soup).
Luxury tourism is really developed here, and there are incredible resorts in Ubud, though don’t panic, hostels and homestay are super cheap options here. You can find lots of rooms for less than £5, which is really good if you’re staying for a few weeks or backpacking the country.
It’s difficult to shortlist the activities in Indonesia, but here are some of Indonesia attractions that can’t be missed.
– Visit local markets – The Indonesian markets are full of beautiful fabrics and crafts, it’s really a shopping paradise.
– Visit Bandung and its surroundings – Bandung will give you a good feel of the Indonesian culture and it is a great starting point for visiting some of Indonesia tourist attractions.
– Go to the volcanoes around Bandung – At about 30 km north of Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu is a huge crater of an active volcano that last erupted in 1969.
– Visit Prambanan temple (Java) – This is a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Hindu temple in Java.
– Watch the sun rise over Mount Bromo – Considered one of the bucket list destinations of Java, Mount Bromo definitely is one of the places to visit in Indonesia. You can also hike it for a guaranteed outstanding view.