59 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Medan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Train to Binjai, Taxi to Bukit Lawang
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Bukit Lawang, Indonesia
— 1 day
Drive
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Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Padang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Palembang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly to H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport, Drive to Tanjung Pandan
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Tanjung Pandan, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Drive to H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport, Fly to Iskandar Airport, Drive to Kumai
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Kumai, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bontang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Derawan Islands, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive to Kalimarau Airport, Fly to Makassar
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Makassar, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gorontalo, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly to Domine Eduard Osok Airport, Drive to Raja Ampat
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dili, East Timor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Komodo National Park, Indonesia
— 1 day
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Gili Air, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sanur, Drive to Denpasar
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Juanda International Airport, Drive to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Surabaya, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Semarang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Medan, Indonesia — 2 nights

The capital of North Sumatra, Medan earned the nickname "Paris of Sumatra" during Dutch colonial times due to its marked resemblance to the French city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll through Asam Kumbang Crocodile Farm, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sipiso Piso Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medan Grand Mosque.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Medan trip itinerary builder app.

Newark, USA to Medan is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Newark to Medan due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Medan are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bukit Lawang.
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Bukit Lawang, Indonesia — 1 day

Tucked away in Northern Sumatra, the small charming village of Bukit Lawang is best known for its World Heritage-listed Sumatran orangutan sanctuary, and also serves as a convenient base for accessing the surrounding jungle and national park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bukit Lawang Jungle.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bukit Lawang road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Medan to Bukit Lawang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Bukit Lawang sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tanjung Pinang.
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Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia — 2 nights

Tanjung Pinang represents an important trading and shipping port, offering visitors proximity to Singapore and Johor Bahru in Malaysia.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha and then head off the coast to Penyengat Island. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Bintan Golf, kick back and relax at Trikora Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore White Sands Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tanjung Pinang itinerary planning site.

Drive from Bukit Lawang to Tanjung Pinang in 108 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You will leave for Padang on the 22nd (Sat).
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Padang, Indonesia — 2 nights

Porch of Medina

The largest city on the western coast of Sumatra, Padang enjoys a reputation as one of Indonesia's cleanest and greenest cities despite its hub of residential and commercial activity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Pantai Padang Taplau and then admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of West Sumatra.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Padang online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tanjung Pinang to Padang takes 58 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. In July, daily temperatures in Padang can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Palembang.
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Palembang, Indonesia — 2 nights

Venice of Sumatra

The history of the major port city of Palembang dates back a thousand years to the highly advanced Sriwijaya civilization, which ruled vast swathes of Southeast Asia.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Palembang.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Palembang tour builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Padang to Palembang. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tanjung Pandan.
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Tanjung Pandan, Indonesia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hok Tek Che Pagoda.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Tanjung Pandan trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Palembang to Tanjung Pandan. In July in Tanjung Pandan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Kumai.
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Kumai, Indonesia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Toris Orangutan Tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumai online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tanjung Pandan to Kumai. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bontang.
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Bontang, Indonesia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a stroll through Bontang Kuala Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beras Basah Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bontang travel website.

Drive from Kumai to Bontang in 27 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kumai to Bontang is 1 hour. You'll set off for Derawan Islands on the 31st (Mon).
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Derawan Islands, Indonesia — 2 nights

Derawan Islands sit in the Coral Triangle, which contains one of the most diverse marine habitats in the world.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Sangalaki Island and then step off the mainland to explore Maratua Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Derawan Islands route tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bontang to Derawan Islands. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off to Makassar.
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Makassar, Indonesia — 2 nights

One of the nation's major port cities, the multicultural melting pot of Makassar gets most of its bustle from commerce and the shipping industry.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Balla Lompoa Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Fatih Al Anshar Mosque, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Makassar Great Mosque, contemplate the long history of Fort Rotterdam, and then kick back and relax at Losari Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Makassar day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Derawan Islands to Makassar. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gorontalo.
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Gorontalo, Indonesia — 2 nights

Gorontalo is a city and the capital of the Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the ancient world of Otanaha Fortress.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gorontalo trip itinerary site.

Drive from Makassar to Gorontalo in 31 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gorontalo are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Raja Ampat.
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Cape Kri. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pasir Timbul Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Raja Ampat attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Gorontalo to Raja Ampat with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gorontalo to Raja Ampat. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dili.
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Dili, East Timor — 2 nights

When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
On the 12th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Things and Stories, then see the interesting displays at The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasitolu, then discover the deep blue sea with Aquatica Dive Resort, then appreciate the history behind Cristo Rei, and finally relax and rejuvenate at The Spa.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dili day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Raja Ampat to Dili. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Labuan Bajo.
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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia — 2 nights

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Labuan Bajo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dili to Labuan Bajo in 16 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dili to Labuan Bajo due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Komodo National Park.
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Komodo National Park, Indonesia — 1 day

Originally established to protect the giant lizards that share its name, today Komodo National Park preserves all species of vegetation and wildlife found on its 29 islands, where the biodiversity has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 17th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Batu Bolong Reef and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pink Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Komodo National Park holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Labuan Bajo to Komodo National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Gili Air.
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Gili Air, Indonesia — 2 nights

Proximity to Lombok makes Gili Air extremely popular with honeymooners and tourists, but the small island is also known for its pristine beaches and excellent snorkeling.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Lizzy Darling Jewelry and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gili Air sightseeing app.

Explore your travel options from Komodo National Park to Gili Air with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Gili Air are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Nusa Penida.
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia — 2 nights

The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pura Paluang, kick back and relax at Kelingking Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Saren Cliff Point. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Giri Putri Cave, head off the coast to Nusa Penida Island, and then make a short side trip with Surya Nusa Penida Tour.

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Traveling by ferry from Gili Air to Nusa Penida takes 3 hours. Traveling from Gili Air in August, Nusa Penida is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Denpasar.
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 2 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery, then see some colorful creatures with Blue Paradise Diving, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Seminyak Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart, then take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Buddha Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denpasar trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Denpasar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Denpasar sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ubud.
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Ubud, Indonesia — 3 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Escape the urban bustle at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Elephant Cave. Attractions like Tirta Empul Temple and Off-Road Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Wayan's Shop, and don't miss a visit to Puri Saren Palace.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ubud holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Denpasar to Ubud takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ubud are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get impressive views of Mt Bromo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ubud to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Surabaya.
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Surabaya, Indonesia — 2 nights

City of Heroes

A tour of Surabaya provides a chance to discover a sprawling, architecturally and culturally rich port city on the island of Java.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Nasional Al Akbar and then see the interesting displays at Sampoerna Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then discover the deep blue sea with Mollow Dive Center, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tunjungan Plaza.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Surabaya day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park to Surabaya in 4 hours. August in Surabaya sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Semarang.
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Semarang, Indonesia — 2 nights

An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by Semarang Rainbow Village, then get engrossed in the history at Ambarawa Railway Museum, and then Head underground at Maria Kerep Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Java Grand Mosque, take in the history at Semarang Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Old City 3D Trick Art Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Semarang driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Surabaya to Semarang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Semarang sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yogyakarta.
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia — 1 night

Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the striking features of The Palace of Yogyakarta and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Prambanan Temples and then delve into the distant past at Banyunibo.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Yogyakarta trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Semarang to Yogyakarta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Yogyakarta sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jakarta.
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Jakarta, Indonesia — 4 nights

Big Durian

The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum and Museum Katedral. Get some cultural insight at Presidential Museum and Istiqlal Mosque. When in Jakarta, make a side trip to see Bogor Halimun National Park Tour in Bogor, approximately Bogor away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Fatima Church, pause for some photo ops at National Monument (MONAS), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jakarta trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yogyakarta to Jakarta in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Jakarta can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Flores travel guide

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The island of Flores showcases a chain of volcanoes, with the chief among these boasting impressive tri-colored crater lakes. The marine environment that surrounds the island is rich in wildlife, including whale sharks. As part of a World Heritage Site, the island offers one of the few places in the world where Komodo dragons can be seen in their natural habitat. Maintaining some of its colonial Portuguese character, a rustic European-style of architecture and Roman Catholicism permeate urban areas here, blending with traditional shack houses of the indigenous populations.
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Lombok travel guide

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An island similar in size to neighboring Bali, Lombok offers a more untouched landscape with a powerful feeling of seclusion, plus oceanic plant and animal life. Balancing backpacker and resort-goer interests, the island blends beach resorts with rugged, volcanic landscapes, offering sunbathing and hiking opportunities aplenty. The region sports prime wave action, which many guests come for. The lowlands region of the island features fields and forests where rice, soybeans, coffee, coconuts, and bananas are cultivated.
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Bali travel guide

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Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.
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