Recent Searches
Clear

Things to Do in Indonesia

Category

Ubud Monkey Forest (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary)
star-5
12418
717 Tours and Activities

A Balinese Hindu site, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is populated by some 700 long-tailed Balinese macaques that live in and around the forest. The monkeys are believed to protect the area and the three Hindu temples within—Pura Dalem Agung, Pura Beji, and Pura Prajapati—from evil spirits.

Read More
Tegenungan Waterfall (Air Terjun Tegenungan)
star-5
11792
689 Tours and Activities

Not far from Ubud, Tegenungan Waterfall foams in a white cascade over black stone cliffs into a quiet pool. At around 66 feet (20 meters) high, it’s an impressive flow, and that’s not all the site has to offer. Besides climbable cliffs, a secret smaller waterfall, and simple food stalls, a charming grotto houses a sacred spring.

Read More
Tegalalang Rice Terrace (Sawah Terasering Tegalalang)
star-5
15787
1,063 Tours and Activities

The stunning Tegalalang Rice Terrace, part of the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprises cascading emerald-green fields worked by local rice farmers. Just outside Ubud, it has become a destination for travelers making their way between Bali’s sandy beaches, towering mountains, and steaming volcanoes.

Read More
Tirta Empul Temple (Pura Tirta Empul)
star-5
7909
563 Tours and Activities

Bali’s most popular sacred spring, Tirta Empul Temple dates back more than 1,000 years. Travelers from around the globe flock to its holy waters to bathe beside Balinese pilgrims; accept blessings from healers, priests, and shamans; or simply soak up the atmosphere. The temple is northeast of Ubud in Tampaksiring, not far from Gunung Kawi.

Read More
Museum Pasifika
star-5
97
24 Tours and Activities

Nusa Dua’s answer to Ubud’s art museums, Museum Pasifika, which opened in 2006, is dedicated to the art of Asia Pacific. Balinese artists and expatriates working on the island are well-represented, but galleries showcase art and sculptures from Papua, Vanuatu, Polynesia, historical Indo-China, and beyond.

Read More
Kuta Beach (Pantai Kuta)
star-5
3107
190 Tours and Activities

Bali’s first beach hotel opened back in the 1930s on Kuta’s epic sweep of golden sand and metronomic surf. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, Australian surfers popularized the place, and today Kuta Beach is the epicenter of Kuta, Bali’s liveliest and most touristic district. If great waves and beach boys float your boat, Kuta won’t disappoint.

Read More
Mt. Rinjani (Gunung Rinjani)
star-5
190
24 Tours and Activities

When volcanic and seismic activity permits, 12,224-foot (3,726-meter) Mt. Rinjani is one of Indonesia’s great volcano climbs—even if you stop, as many climbers do, at the crater rim. The towering peak, complete with crater lake, dominates north Lombok, so even when the mountain is closed to visitors, hikes on the lower slopes appeal.

Read More
Borobudur
star-5
193
125 Tours and Activities

The Buddhist temple of Borobudur is recognized not only as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also the largest Buddhist structure on earth. Towering stone stupas stretch into the skies, and Indonesia’s breathtaking natural backdrop of volcanoes and lush landscapes lends an even more impressive air to this remarkable sight.

Read More
Glodok (Jakarta Chinatown)
star-4.5
53
25 Tours and Activities

Jakarta Chinatown, better known to locals as Glodok, was born after the massacre of 5,000 Chinese in 1740, when the remaining population were moved to a separate settlement outside the city walls. Today it’s a bustling hub where Chinese eateries, temples, street markets, and medicine shops nudge up against electronics stores.

Read More
Indonesia National Monument (Monas)
star-5
145
67 Tours and Activities

The Indonesia National Monument (Monas) towers 433 feet (132 meters) above Jakarta’s geographical center, topped with a gilded flame. Designed by Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, it houses a museum of dioramas and an observation platform.

Read More

More Things to Do in Indonesia

Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)

Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)

star-5
3867
295 Tours and Activities

With a history dating back more than 1,000 years, one of Bali’s holiest Hindu sites (and most popular attractions) is a grotto covered in carvings of mythological creatures. While Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) has uncertain origins, it's believed that Hindu priests dug it out by hand to use as a hermitage.

Learn More
Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung)

Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung)

star-5
4478
283 Tours and Activities

Home of Ubud’s royal family since the late-19th century, Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Palace or Puri Saren Agung) sits in the heart of downtown Ubud near the traditional art market. Explore the pavilions and gardens. There are also traditional Balinese dance performances in the courtyard each evening, a must for any visitor to Indonesia.

Learn More
National Museum

National Museum

star-5
93
41 Tours and Activities

Opened in 1868, in a grand building on Merdeka Square, Indonesia’s National Museum is one of Jakarta’s most fascinating attractions. A rich collection spanning hundreds of thousands of years covers everything from early hominids to the archipelago’s spectacular range of textiles, along with gold, statuary, and architectural models.

Learn More
Ciater Hot Spring (Pemandian Air Panas Ciater)

Ciater Hot Spring (Pemandian Air Panas Ciater)

star-5
21
5 Tours and Activities

In the town of Ciater, north of Bandung, West Java, warm steamy waters rise from the earth, heated by the Tangkuban Perahu volcano nearby. A number of resorts and spas channel these hot springs into natural bathing pools, some with attractions such as waterfalls, and all offer admission to guests who would like to spend the day lounging.

Learn More
Sunda Kelapa (Jakarta Old Port)

Sunda Kelapa (Jakarta Old Port)

star-5
74
52 Tours and Activities

Jakarta’s old port, Sunda Kelapa is a popular stop on any tour of historic Jakarta (or Batavia, as it once was). Wooden 2-masted pinisi sailing ships still moor here, while porters move goods to and fro as they have since the 13th century. Converted warehouses hold the Maritime Museum, and a watchtower and lighthouses stand guard over the bustling harbor.

Learn More
Campuhan Ridge Walk

Campuhan Ridge Walk

star-5
2328
119 Tours and Activities

The classically Balinese combo of rice fields and river gorges is what makes Ubud’s landscapes so beloved, and the Campuhan Ridge Walk, the best-known walk in Ubud, is the perfect way to appreciate them. Starting at Pura Gunung Lebah, choose between a 2-hour circular route around Campuhan and Sanggingan or a longer hike to Keliki and Taro.

Learn More
Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur)

Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur)

star-5
7546
467 Tours and Activities

Bali is known for it beautiful beaches, but the interior has its own appeal. Here you’ll find one of the region’s most active volcanoes, Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur), rising 5,633 feet (1,717 meters) above sea level In the highlands of Kintamani.

Learn More
Tanah Lot Temple (Pura Tanah Lot)

Tanah Lot Temple (Pura Tanah Lot)

star-5
3482
534 Tours and Activities

Tanah Lot Temple is one of Indonesia’s most popular religious attractions. Commonly referred to as the “temple of the rock,” this temple off the coast of Bali is set upon a black-stone peninsula that juts into rippling waters. Incredible ocean views, clear mountain air, and a deep spiritual connection draw visitors to this unique sight.

Learn More
Bintan Island (Pulau Bintan)

Bintan Island (Pulau Bintan)

star-5
50
18 Tours and Activities

Under an hour from Singapore, yet part of Indonesia, Bintan Island (Pulau Bintan) is the best known of the Riau Islands, a tropical archipelago that splays out across the waters from Sumatra almost to Borneo. Its high-end resorts and white-sand beaches are a playground for well-heeled Singaporeans and Indonesians, while there is also culture to be had.

Learn More
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park)

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park)

star-4.5
29
25 Tours and Activities

In East Jakarta, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia Mini Park) showcases the sheer diversity of this archipelago of approximately 18,000 islands. The 247-acre (100-hectare) space houses full-scale replicas of homes from different cultures, plus museums, theaters, gardens, a waterpark, an aviary, an IMAX cinema, a cable car, and more.

Learn More
Prambanan Temple Complex (Taman Wisata Candi Prambanan)

Prambanan Temple Complex (Taman Wisata Candi Prambanan)

star-5
108
82 Tours and Activities

After Borobudur, the 9th-century Prambanan temple complex is Yogyakarta’s most prized site. Like Borobudur, it’s been recognized with UNESCO World Heritage status. The Prambanan Archaeological Park is home to over 500 temples. Some 240 make up the Prambanan group; others fall into other groups, including Sewu Temple and Lumbung Temple.

Learn More
Celuk Village (Desa Celuk)

Celuk Village (Desa Celuk)

star-5
5305
421 Tours and Activities

One of a cluster of craft villages in Bali’s Gianyar regency, Celuk is known as the “silver village” for its jewelry production. Artisans here create silver and gold jewelry and handicrafts in their homes and workshops as they have for centuries. A visit to Celuk gives travelers a chance to see the artisans in action and buy direct.

Learn More
Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu)

Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu)

star-5
2619
385 Tours and Activities

Situated just outside Kuta on Bali’s southwestern tip sits an ancient temple perched atop towering seaside cliffs. At Uluwatu Temple, one of Bali’s most important directional temples, Ganesha statues welcome visitors who’ve come to enjoy spectacular views, observe wild monkeys, or watch a traditional Balinese dance at sunset.

Learn More
Jimbaran Beach (Pantai Jimbaran)

Jimbaran Beach (Pantai Jimbaran)

star-5
2508
193 Tours and Activities

A strip of golden sand with calm, gentle waters perfect for families—and stand-up paddleboarding—Jimbaran Bay is a popular beach renowned for its beauty. Besides the charms of the ocean, Jimbaran offers stunning Balinese sunsets and a wealth of restaurants serving Indonesia’s signature dish: grilled fish (ikan bakar).

Learn More