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Visit the Abode of the Gods at Dieng Plateau, Java

It's no wonder this plateau is called the 'Abode of the Gods' - it's absolutely stunning here. Up above this 2,000 meter-high plateau, you'll...

Raja Ampat, Papua: The Amazon of the Oceans

There are many things that are wondrous about the Raja Ampat Islands, but perhaps the biggest wonder of all is how a place this...

Baliem Valley: Your Gateway to the Indigenous Tribal Cultures of Papua

Papua is an incredible place and Baliem Valley, as its most popular and accessible destination, is no exception. Also known as Grand Valley, this...

Sumatra Travel: A Day in Medan

Medan is the capital city of North Sumatra and the largest city on the island of Sumatra. With a population of around 2 million...

Island Hop the Beautiful Beaches of the Bangka-Belitung Islands

The Bangka-Belitung Islands are paradise on earth. The island group consists of Bangka and Belitung Islands, as well as a few other smaller islands....

Bangka-Belitung Islands: The Caribbean of the East

Sumatra is fairly well-known internationally as a resource and natural beauty-rich island, but did you know that it also has several smaller and exquisitely...

Sumatra Travel: See Sumatran Orangutans at Bukit Lawang

If you love nature, you're going to love Bukit Lawang. Bukit Lawang literally means 'door to the hills' and is a small, laidback tourist village...

Indonesia Travel: Sumatra Information and Travel Tips

Sumatra gets its name from a combination of the Sanskrit words Swarnadw? pa, meaning "island of gold" and Swarnabh? mi, meaning "land of gold."...

Lake Toba: A Sumatran Island Beauty

If you find yourself traveling in Sumatra, Lake Toba is a must visit. The picturesque Lake Toba - known in Indonesia as Danau Toba -...

When is the Best Time to Visit Indonesia?

One of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesia is "When's the best time to visit?" The short answer to this question is: pretty much...

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