Indonesia Tailor-made Holidays

All the ingredients for an ideal holiday, with plenty of diverse scenery and culture, and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, both on land and underwater

Indonesia

The fact that eminent 19th century naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace – co-discover with Darwin of the theory of evolution – gained so many original insights from Indonesia gives a clear indication of the archipelago’s global natural history importance. He gave his name to the Wallace Line, the natural boundary which exists in Indonesia between the fauna of South East Asia (found in its western islands) and Australasia (observed in the east). The combination of both biological spheres accounts for the astonishing diversity of wildlife to be found throughout this vast nation.

The world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia has over 17,000 islands stretching from Asia all the way to Melanesia, giving the visitor an almost impossible range of choices. Highlights include the rainforests of Kalimantan (Borneo) and Sumatra with their orang-utans and other wildlife; impressive temple complexes such as Borobudur; huge volcanoes including Krakatoa, Mt Bromo and the crater lakes of Flores; the awesome “dragons” of Komodo and Rinca; and, of course, thousands of wonderful beaches and coral reefs offering world class snorkelling and diving. This remarkable diversity provides all the ingredients for an ideal holiday with plenty of scenery and culture, and extraordinarily diverse wildlife both above and beneath the water.

Indonesia Wildlife Holiday Ideas

# Wildlife Cruise

Tiger Blue: Seven Night Cruise of Raja Ampat Indonesia

Located off the northwest tip of New Guinea Island in Indonesia’s West Pap...
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Indonesia and Papua New Guinea Country Combo

The best wildlife and cultural highlights of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea...
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Indonesia’s Deluxe Underwater Highlights

Best of Indonesia’s underwater world plus captivating terrestrial treats...
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Central Indonesia in Comfort and Style

Stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture plus exquisite accommodation...
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Indonesia’s Wild East Off The Beaten Track

Indonesia’s eastern islands in search of rare wildlife, volcanos & reefs...
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The Best of Indonesia’s Wildlife

Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi & Komodo - Indonesia’s wildlife at it’s very best...

Featured Accommodation

Tiger Blue

Tiger Blue is a traditional 112 foot timber phinsi yacht which sails around the ...

Misool Eco Resort

Five-star resort on its own private island in the remote Rajah Ampat Archipelago...

Angel Island Resort

Offering peace and seclusion and a good base from which to visit the islands for...

Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Surrounded by world class diving sites with excellent coral and abundant marine ...

Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge

Attractive cottages spread around lush gardens, located only five minutes’ dri...

Pulisan Jungle Beach Resort

Set near cliffs by a white sand beach in northern Sulawesi...

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Indonesia: -6.271618, 117.773438

Best Time To Visit Indonesia

Indonesia has a tropical climate and is hot and humid throughout the year. The main rainy season runs from October to April with the dry season lasting from May to September. Generally speaking, the weather gets drier the further east you travel.  July and August tend to be the busiest months in Indonesia when hotel prices are most expensive. Rainy season months tend to be better value but December, January and February are best avoided due to heavy rain and floods.

Islands in the very far east (Raja Ampat, West Papua, Maluku Islands, etc) have the opposite weather pattern with the driest months being October to April and the wettest being May to September (the difference between the two seasons is much less marked, however).

Travel Info

Flight Time
17 Hours

Time Zone
GMT +7

Best visited
May to September

Language Spoken
Indonesian

Population
249.9 Million

Area Specialist

Jonathan Morris

Indonesia is easy to combine with other destinations including Malaysia, Singapore and Papua New Guinea.

If you have any questions regarding travel to Indonesia please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

We are back and all I can say is what a fantastic tour! Thank you so much for organising, we have both fallen in love with Indonesia and cannot wait to go back to see other things. Sulawesi was fabulous –the diving was so good it was like being in an aquarium. The tarsiers were all that I expected but the black macaques were so much more!

The first evening walk to see the Tarsiers, on the way we saw two Cuscus hanging about in the trees. We saw a couple of Macaques but the main event was the Tarsiers. We saw six in one tree and they are more cute/ugly as their photos. I could have stayed there all night watching them.

The next day we travelled back to see the Macaques, we were a little late and thought we had missed them as a we got to a group of people who had been watching them the macaques turned away into the bush. We carried on walking to look for kingfishers when we found ourselves in the middle of a monkey gang fight. Rambo 1 and Rambo 2 troops had travelled onto each other’s territory and  all hell broke loose! They didn’t care that we were there they just rushed back and forth hollering at each other, it was so exciting watching it.

Once all the testosterone subsided Rambo 2 relaxed and groomed each other we just stood in the middle of them watching them for ages. One  climbed a tree to communicate with me by sticking his tongue out and showing me some very strange facial expressions – Stewart thought he was asking me to be his 3rd wife!  As we stood watching them relaxing, one came to play with my shoelaces and then another liked my trousers, then a brave one climb up me and started grooming my hair! He didn’t give up easily, sticking his fingers in my eyes and kept looking at me seeing how I was reacting– it was a fantastic experience all round.

All  that is left to say is thank you again for giving us the wide variety of what we can see in Indonesia, it has whetted our appetite to see more!  Now to plan for next year –we will be in touch soon!

Mrs VW - Blackheath