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Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation that is made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is also home to scores of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. Ita’s known for volcanoes, beaches, Komodo dragons and jungles sheltering elephants and orangutans. Many visit Indonesia as it is also famous as one of the best scuba diving sites in the world, with many professional and amateur divers taking the plunge at Raja Ampat islands and Sulawesi. It is also one of the most exotic birding destinations in the whole of Asia, with the West Papua, Sulawesi and Borneo regions leading the charge. The country also hosts some of the famous birds of paradise as well as the last wild Orangutans which are a highlight for any wildlife lover’s Indonesia tour. If island hopping gives you a kick, then we bet you will not be able to finish even 10% of Indonesia's islands on a single trip. There are luxury resorts for the discerning traveler, providing all the modern amenities in the middle of the wilderness. Emerald islands, azure beaches, coral life, and fresh seafood will be aplenty in any beach trip planned to this wonderland.
OUR PICKS OF NATURAL INDONESIA
West Papua is kind of a holy grail for birders all around the world, for it is the home to the legendary birds of paradise. Birding here is not easy, takes a lot of local connections, a lot of pre-build hides and blinds, tracking the latest movements with the local experts. The result is more than rewarding, as the guests take back a lifetime of memories.
The island of Komodo is home to the heaviest lizard on Earth, the Komodo dragon. Thee Komodo dragons are endemic to this place, apart from the Komodo dragons the island boasts of a rich birdlife and pristine beaches.
Raja Ampat is one of the most sought after diving places in the world and recognized as Conservation International as the richest coral reef ecosystem with maximum marine biodiversity on Earth as compared to any other place. There are over 1500 recorded fish species, 537 species of corals and 699 species of mollusks here. The islands are also habitat for many unique bird species including the birds of paradise that make it a must- visit-place on your Indonesia trip.
The biggest island in Asia and the third-largest island on the planet, Borneo is shared territory between Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Located near the equator, Borneo is the home to the endangered Orangutans, Proboscis monkeys and a host of other wildlife and birds. The natural beauty of Borneo is something that can only be experienced, not described.