ICS TRAVEL GROUP is Asia’s premier destination management company, specialising in personalised and unique programmes. With a breadth of experience under their belt, they are committed to delivering outstanding and immersive events in Indonesia.
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Consisting of 17,000 islands and a huge variety of landscapes, culture and dialects spanning over the archipelago, Indonesia has an adventure for everyone. Visitors to this welcoming country are greeted with backdrops of volcanic mountain peaks in the clouds, green rainforests nestled below and spectacular sights of unrivalled sunsets behind the stillest of oceans.
The diversity of this land doesn’t only shine through the natural environment and the wildlife, but also through the people and culture. More than 500 languages are spoken across the nation and a range of religions such as Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are practiced; meaning that significant architecture and traditions can differ dramatically from region to region.
A popular spot to start an Indonesian escape is the charming and spiritual island of Bali, offering incredible scenes of bright green rice terraces, fascinating coffee tasting experiences and a wealth of wellness activities. Not to mention the great surf, water temples and monkey forest.
Take a short ferry ride over to reach the Gili Islands and larger island of Lombok. Less traffic and inhabitants lure visitors in for a slower pace of life, untouched beaches and crystal-clear waters. For those looking to ramp up the tempo, the cities of Java and Jakarta are guaranteed to deliver. These bustling hubs are immersed in tradition, arts and religion providing a city break fit enough for any culture-vulture.
There’s so much more to Indonesia and this handful of amazing places only just scratches the surface. Travel to these idyllic islands and be prepared to be spoilt for choice.
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Indonesia’s landscape starts with the ocean that surrounds the islands: amazing azure blue, tranquil in places and surging in others. Move on to land to meet lush green rice paddies, meandering rivers and dense jungles. Then look up to higher lands to incredible rugged volcano peaks and craters in the clouds.
With regions divided by ocean and a huge range of communities, there’s no wonder that culture and traditions vary significantly. Indonesia is predominantly Islamic, whilst some areas are Christian, and Bali embraces its own individual Hindu community. Despite these differences, national traditions are woven into each community to unify ethnic groups.
Cuisine in Indonesia represents the history and culture, so much like everything else, the food is extremely diverse. A blend of sweet, spicy and salty flavours creates fragrant and rich dishes accompanied with rice or noodles. Locally produced ingredients mean that Indonesian food is not only fresh but stands out as being deliciously moreish.
This nation of islands enjoys an unbelievable choice of postcard-perfect beaches. Turquoise waters and soft sand can’t be missed while an abundance of colourful coral and mesmerising aquatic creatures bring the ocean to life. A volcanic landscape also makes for some of the most aesthetically fascinating beaches in Southeast Asia.
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Explore two of Bali’s unique temples in style. Explore the royal temple of Mengwi, surrounded by a moat adorned with lotus flowers and lily pads. Hop in a convertible Volkswagen to be transported to Tanah Lot, an ancient temple perched on a rock amidst the crashing ocean waves.
Escape to the unspoilt island of Lombok for the ultimate blissful beach break. Spend a leisurely day lazing on the white sands and swimming in the clear waters before heading back to the nearby hotel. For more of an adventure, trek the foothills of majestic Mount Rinjani.
Get pampered at a luxury Balinese spa as you indulge in a traditional massage, ensuring you walk away feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. Then head over to Ubud’s famous Yoga Barn for some more wellbeing activities and join in on a tranquil yoga experience.
Challenge yourself to the rapids of the Telaga Waja River on a rafting tour and observe the scenery from a new and thrilling viewpoint. Feel the adrenaline once more on a quad bike as you ride through Bali’s diverse natural landscape, discovering rice fields, jungles and rivers as you go.
Aboard a luxury vessel, immerse yourself in a pirate themed dining experience including costumes, games, barong dancing and entertainment. With panoramic views of the ocean, savour the sun set and feel the sea breeze from the top deck before tucking into a delicious dinner.
Brush up on your culinary skills with this fun cooking class, learning only the tastiest Indonesian recipes. Once you’ve sampled your dishes, jump on a bicycle and feel the wind through your hair as you cycle through the beautiful green rice terraces of Canggu.
Wander around the Prambanan temple while absorbing the magic of this ancient and striking spectacle. Next, visit Bugisan village where you are welcomed into the world of the local people and their traditions. Finish off the day by enjoying dinner as the sun sets behind Prambanan and Mount Merapi.
Take to the waves on one of the best surfing experiences on the planet. Let loose and shake off any stress you have as you learn a brilliant new water sport while soaking up the paradise island views around you.