When you have more time for your Indonesia holiday, travel overland from Jakarta to Yogyakarta via Bandung for the Bogor Botanical Gardens, tea plantations, the Lembang Fruit market and the Tangkuban Perahu Volcano and Ciater Hotspring. From Yogyakarta heading further inland leads into the heavy teak forests and moist rice paddies, and finally to Mount Penanjakan, which is said to have one of the beautiful sunrise displays in the world. Any time you make it up for the sunrise you should preserve on, over an unusually placed sand sea, to Bromo Volcano. From there Surabaya Airport is a few hours drive and from there you are able to catch a flight to Denpasar, Bali.
Indonesia journey Extras and Indonesia's Wildlife
If your Indonesia holiday is about seeing the jungles and meeting some of the unique wildlife, and not the colourful marine life, then Camp Leakey, a rehabilitation facility for orphaned orangutans, included in the Tanjung Puting National Park, or the Komodo Dragon island may be worth factoring into your Indonesia vacation itinerary.
Indonesia's Traditional Cultures
If stories of the old cultures and lifestyles still thriving in Indonesia's highlands have beguiled you in National Geographic, then pay a visit to the long houses around Lake Toba, or spend time in one of the communities in the Baliem Valley - also a prime hiking destination, the Mentawai Islands or the Jayawijaya Mountains, during your Indonesia holiday. Some of these communities you'll be able to visit for a day by walking in to their villages, but some you can arrange to stay in: a pretty unique experience in comparison with the city lifestyle of Jakata's population.
Each one of these highlights cam be blended with hours or days on the beach for the perfect, individualized Indonesian holiday cocktail -- one of those exotic, colourful ones you drink out of a whole piece of fruit like they assist in the beach bars here.