And continue to Southern Sulawesi, the region with the most rice fields, bamboo-clad hills, and limestone peaks.
Lombok – Bukit Lawang
Lombok is the calmer, more serene, and more relaxing alternative to the crowded Bali.
It’s a tropical paradise that boasts uncrowded beaches, surfing spots, and mesmerizing waterfalls deep in the jungles.
Backpackers list Lombok on their itinerary in search of adventure due to the volcanic jungle and great treks.
And if you want to have a day filled with wildlife exploration, then visiting Bukit Lawang is the right choice. It’s the capital of North Sumatra and a popular destination for orangutans.
Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park is located in the Nusa Tenggara region and is famous for the Komodo dragon.
You must visit the park and observe this “hideous-looking” creature, as Charles Darwin referred to it.
You can find these creatures on smaller islets and islands like Rinca, Komodo, and Padar.
The park is a wildlife sanctuary where reptiles can roam freely on the islands. However, if you want to see the wildlife up close, you should book a guided tour.
So, Indonesia is a beautiful country with endless opportunities for exploration—whether you choose to visit all the major tourist spots in one go or spend your time exploring smaller towns and villages.
Personally, I recommend taking a 2-week trip across the country.
There’s so much to see and do, from centuries-old temples and magnificent beaches to wildlife safaris and short cruises on some of Indonesia’s many islands.
So if you want to really get lost in this wonderful country, then I suggest planning your trip now!