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Bali and the Gili Islands may be familiar to most, but a country made up of more than 17,000 islands has a lot more to offer. Indonesia is a multicultural and multiethnic country that is home to around 360 different peoples and all major world religions. Each island is its own microcosm, and each is fascinating in its own way.
The largest island republic in the world is also known for its extremely rich nature. Both above and under water you will find a unique flora and fauna that is just as diverse as the country itself.
Here are some of the world's best diving areas and well-known national parks, where you have the chance to visit the last wild orangutans.
Island hopping is fairly easy and relatively inexpensive, but don't underestimate the distances and the time it takes. If you want to experience true diversity, you should definitely consider a trip to the island world of Indonesia.
Bali, the island of the gods, attracts millions of tourists every year as one of Indonesia's most popular travel destinations. The smaller neighboring islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembogan are in no way inferior to Bali in terms of beauty and are enjoying increasing popularity. In addition to the beaches, there are important temples and impressive nature to discover on the islands.
Lonely beaches, relaxed beach bars and a certain seclusion: The small Gili Islands were a backpacker's dream come true a few years ago. Today there is much more going on here, which is why travelers are increasingly drawn to Lombok. Everyone can experience their dream vacation on Bali's large neighboring island, because the island offers a huge selection of activities and dream beaches, but also a lot of peace and authenticity.
Nusa Tenggara is the Indonesian part of the small Sunda Islands, which includes Flores, Sumbawa and Komodo. The rich nature is the program here. In addition to trips to the giant Komodo dragons and some national parks, the colorful underwater world invites you to dive and snorkel adventures.
The Indonesian capital Jakarta is located on the island of Java and therefore the country's largest airport. The most popular travel destinations include the temple complexes of Borobodur and the active volcano Mount Bromo. There are also many diving and snorkeling spots as well as beautiful national parks.
Sumatra is the sixth largest island in the world and an undiscovered paradise. The few tourists are mostly looking for peace or nature lovers. In Gunung-Leuser-Nationalparks you may meet free-living orangutans with a bit of luck. There are also many other interesting trekking destinations and lonely beaches on the coast and on the offshore islands.
The nice thing about Sulawesi is that the island is still largely untouched. Mass tourism in Bali or the Gilis seems to be far away here and you can dive into a completely different world. Whether old villages, volcano trekking or trips to the rainforests: Sulawesi offers a lot of authenticity and a fascinating nature.
Probably the most untouched part of Indonesia is West Papua, the Indonesian part of the island of Papua. Pioneering and adventure spirit as well as a budget that is not too narrow are prerequisites for the trip, because in many places there is no trace of a functioning infrastructure or tourism at all. In return, West Papua offers wild primeval forests and great cultural and ethnic diversity.
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