The lush tropical island of Java in Indonesia is a place that should be on your bucket list. Ancient temples, tea and cocoa plantations, and volcanoes are all part of the adventure in Indonesia. Visit the artisans of Indonesia; silversmiths, batik makers, and painters. Enjoy sunrise breakfasts, village visits, and splendid landscape views of this intriguing country.
For overall look at Indonesia take "The Magnificent Java Bali Overland Tour" from Jakarta. This affordable journey begins in a lush Botanical Garden with its lotus ponds, towering palms and orchid houses. Visit local villages to experience the music from bamboo instruments. Pass through plantations to visit thousand-year-old temples and a colonial town. Visit the famed island of Bali to see why so many are swayed by its charms.
Enjoy a few days on the "Fascinating Bromo" tour where you ride a horse to the foot and Mt. Bromo and ascend the steps to see the smoking crater of the Bromo Caldera volcano. The adventure keeps going overland in a 4WD jeep to the rim of the volcano of Mt. Ijen and continues with a crossing by ferry to Bali.
The largest archipelago in the world with its 17,504 tropical islands straddles the equator and boasts rainforests, savannah grasslands, snow-capped mountains, and white sandy beaches. Adventurers will create lifelong memories in Indonesia