Travel to Beautiful Cities in Indonesia
Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Indonesia
Take a tour of Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia! Jakarta is the largest city in the country and at the same time the largest metropolitan area in the country. The capital has the status of a province and is ruled by a governor. Jakarta is the country’s political, economic and cultural center, as well as a transport hub with universities, colleges, theaters and museums. Admire the main sights of Jakarta, such as the National Indonesia Museum, the building on the Great Canal, Independence Square, the National Monument (Monas), the Presidential Palace, the fountain, the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah theme park or the lily pond in the Botanical Garden in Bogor.
Visit Medan as part of a round trip! Medan is the capital of the Indonesian province of Sumatra Utara (North Sumatra). the city is, with a little over three million inhabitants, the third largest city in Indonesia. A total of over six million people live in the Medan metropolitan region with the adjacent Belawan seaport. The Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Bohorok, on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park, is only an hour’s drive from the city. Do not miss the main attractions of Medan, such as the airport, the Great Mosque or the Central Business District. Explore Medan on an unforgettable study trip!
If you are traveling in the south of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and want to learn something about the ancient tradition and fascinating culture of the people, you should not miss the highlands of Tanah Toraja. The region is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Indonesia. The so-called Torajaland is especially famous for its very special burial ceremonies of the indigenous people. After all, a very special cult of the dead is lived here in public. And anyone who, as a tourist, would like to be part of such a ritual, which lasts up to three days, is cordially invited at any time. Visitors and tourists from all over the world should bring small gifts with them. But even without the ceremonies, the Toraja villages and lavishly designed tombs are always worth a visit. The traditional houses in the shape of an upturned ship are also well worth seeing. In the center of each village there is a large fairground with covered stands, where the funeral ceremonies regularly take place. Due to the increasing tourism, numerous hotel complexes and various international restaurants have emerged in the entire region in recent years. Torajaland also has an airport. The Toraja Land, characterized by lush vegetation, is famous as a real paradise for hikers, adventurers and climbers due to the numerous very well-developed hiking trails. In the center of each village there is a large fairground with covered stands, where the funeral ceremonies regularly take place. Due to the increasing tourism, numerous hotel complexes and various international restaurants have emerged in the entire region in recent years. Torajaland also has an airport. The Toraja Land, characterized by lush vegetation, is famous as a real paradise for hikers, adventurers and climbers due to the numerous very well-developed hiking trails.
Java Island is a popular destination for many visitors to Indonesia. No wonder: after all, the island has numerous sights to offer. In the center of Java is the former sultan’s city of Yogyakarta, which is always worth a trip and offers a very special flair.
If you want to learn something about the traditional culture of the island, you are in the right place in the city of 3 million people. Yogyakarta is the cultural center of Java. Among other things, you shouldn’t miss the impressive sultan’s palace “Kraton” from the 18th century with the “Golden Pavilion” in the Kota Gede district.
The ruins of the “Taman Sari” moated castle from the 18th century are also always good for a trip. There are also numerous museums in Yogyakarta. If you want to experience and enjoy the typical Indonesian market bustle, you should definitely spend a day on the Pasar Beringharjo. In addition to fresh fruit and vegetables, you can also get a variety of fabrics, works of art or clothing.
The center of the city, which is also a popular university town, is the Jalan Malioboro. The street is peppered with many small shops, small bars and numerous traditional handicraft workshops. There are numerous temples, both large and small, throughout the city. In addition to the Hindu temple complex of Prambanan, the Buddhist Borobudur temple is one of the attractions of Yogyakarta.
On Lombok, travelers will find the unspoilt nature of Indonesia, which the neighboring island of Bali often lacks today. It is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands and is part of the Nusa Teggara Barat province. The gem enchants its guests with a volcanic panorama and dream beaches and is much more contemplative than its well-known sister. Here divers can marvel at fascinating fish and coral gardens and nature lovers can enjoy their very own paradise. Furthermore, the interior of the island invites you to go on extensive trekking tours and hikes. An exploration of the picturesque Sasak villages should not be missing on a study trip.
Tourism is still in its infancy
Lombok has long been in the shadow of Bali, although this natural paradise has a lot to offer: a wooded hinterland, the Rinjani volcano, endless surf waves and exquisite, white sandy beaches. Several ferry boats leave Padangbai for Lembar every day from the famous neighboring island. The crossing takes around two hours by speedboat. At the port of Lombok, vacationers will find numerous taxis that take them to their desired destination. So far, the travel industry has mainly discovered the offshore islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. The small mini-islands offer relaxation and pure bathing fun – but people also like to come together here to celebrate. Numerous diving schools and hip beach bars have opened on Trawangan in particular.
Sunset on Lombok
When the sun dips into the sea in the evening, those looking for relaxation can ride horses on the fine sandy beach and enjoy the natural spectacle to the full. In addition, there are beautiful beaches with secluded sections on this picturesque piece of earth, which until now have only been known to surfers and backpackers. Especially the south of the island can score here. The restaurants and accommodations are usually located directly on the beach and the crystal clear water offers ideal conditions for snorkeling, swimming or surfing.
Sasak – the indigenous people of Lombok
In the interior of the country, travelers can discover numerous handicrafts as well as the culture of the Sasak. From pretty pottery to lovingly crafted basketry to pretty pottery, the island offers craftsmanship to experience and touch.