Indonesia's numbers astound: more than 17,000 islands, of which 8,000 are inhabited, and over 300 languages spoken across them. It's a beguiling country offering myriad adventures.
Venturing across Indonesia you’ll see a dramatic landscape, as diverse as those living upon it. The wildly multilimbed coastline of Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes) embraces white-sand beaches and diving haunts, while Sumatra is contoured by a legion of nearly 100 volcanoes.
This ever-intriguing, ever-intoxicating land offers some of the last great adventures on earth. Sitting in the open door of a train whizzing across Java, idling away time on a ferry bound for Kalimantan, hanging on to the back of a scooter on Flores, or simply trekking through wilderness – you’ll enjoy endless exploration.
Tourists can be intrigued by extremely diverse aspects - an orangutan lounging in a tree, a Balinese dancer executing precise moves, or Sunday mobs in a cool, glitzy Jakarta mall. You will want to escape from the ominous menace of a Komodo dragon, but you’ll want to attend the funeral ceremonies of Tana Toraja.
Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country with 255 million inhabitants. From Sumatra's western tip to Papua's eastern edge, Indonesia is a land of so many cultures, peoples, animals, customs, plants, sights, artworks and foods that it's like 100 countries melded into one.