Mostly known for its beautiful expanses of beach, volcanic peaks and dense lush jungles, Indonesia provides endless adventures; from trekking and rice terrace wandering to surfing, diving, or lounging by the pool, Indonesia is an utter escape. But it’s also the ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity of Indonesia that is well renowned. There are more than 500 languages and dialects spoken within Indonesia and these peoples varying customs and lifestyles are a fascination and draw for visitors. Its varied landscape also means that Indonesia is quite possibly the backdrop to South East Asia’s greatest wildness and is home to an abundance of wildlife.
Located in the most southern part of South East Asia, Indonesia is home to over 250 million people and is a cluster of volcanic islands that stretches close to nearly two million square kilometers in size, all of it which sits within the tropics.
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Bali is one of the most beautiful and diverse tourist spots in Asia and attracts almost 1,000,000 visitors a year from all over the world. The island lies between the islands of Java and Lombok. Although it has a big reputation, it is a relatively small island stretching only 140km from east to west and 80km from north to south. …
Monkeys Monkeys are rife in Indonesia, like many countries in Asia and of course like the expression they really are ‘cheeky little monkeys’. So when visiting some places, you will see monkeys in hordes, so do keep an eye open when in their company, they will steal any food you may have and do love to grab people’s belongings. In …
The area’s relative humidity is quite high, and ranges between 70 and 90 percent. The main variable of Indonesia’s climate is not temperature or air pressure, but rainfall. The extreme variations in rainfall are linked with the monsoons. Generally speaking, there is a dry season (June to September), and a rainy season (December to March). Western and northern parts of …
Indonesian cuisine consists of a lot of fish rice and chicken. Some popular dishes are; Ikan Bakar (roasted fish), Nasi Timbel (rice wrapped in banana leaf), Ayam Goreng (fried chicken) and Sambal (fried tofu). Spice also plays a big part in all of the food. The islands of Indonesia have attracted traders, pirates, and adventurers from all over the world …
Bali is famous for it’s stunning sunsets and awesome surfing, yet the snorkel spots are just as incredible. In fact, scientist’s have said that Bali, along with the rest of Indonesia, is part of the ‘coral triangle’. This means that the snorkeling here is the most bio-diverse, hot spot for marine life in the world! If you are stuck on …Continue reading
When touring with us you can now go and find your TruTravels’ Facebook groups in anticipation to the tour. Our TruTravels’ Facebook groups will have your tour leader and future travelers in ready to get chatting, exchange packing and travelling tips whilst getting excited for the adventure ahead! How can you access the TruTravels’ Facebook groups? We send out the …Continue reading
Fancy surfing on Christmas day? Or starting 2018 on a paradise island? These are our best destinations to visit in December / January… Canggu – Bali Could you imagine lying on the beach in December? Or snorkeling through warm, crystal clear waters in January? If you want to get away from the dark, frosty mornings and wake up on a …Continue reading