People usually associate Indonesia travel with the top honeymoon destination, Bali. But that tropical island paradise is just one of 1,700 islands. There’s so much to explore. Adventure seekers will love trekking through humid jungles, thick with tropical flowers and plants to see orangutans, biking through the lush countryside, sailing through the Islands of Komodo National Park in search of Komodo dragons, hiking to waterfalls, and snorkeling with manta rays. Ker & Downey’s Devon Chapman recently had a chance to travel to Indonesia for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. She’s sharing the highlights from her trip below.
Where were you? Indonesia
A highlight of the trip? Sailing through the Islands of Komodo national park where you spend your days relaxing on remote beaches, hiking to incredible waterfalls, snorkeling with dozens of manta rays, and viewing Komodo dragons in their natural habitat.
Favorite Activity? Trekking to see the orangutans of Sumatra. Sumatra is one of only two places in the world where you can view orangutans in the wild. About half of the orangutans are semi-habituated. (They were fed at one point in time, but feeding platforms are no longer used.) The other half of the orangutans are their curious offspring. Since feeding platforms aren’t used, you have to be ready to trek through the jungle. It’s a strenuous activity, but if you want to see orangutans in their natural habitat, this is the place to do it.
Don’t miss… Waking up for the magical sunrises at the Mount Bromo and Mount Ijen volcanoes in East Java. You’ll have a very early wake-up call, but if you sleep in, this is one activity you’ll regret missing.
Anything else you want to add? Indonesia is made up of more than 1,700 islands and is home to hundreds of different ethnic groups and languages. While most visitors to the country head directly to Bali, Indonesia has so much more to offer and it is well worth it to take the time to explore the country’s vast jungles, beaches, wildlife, culture, and adventure.
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