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Indonesia

A Nation of Islands

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About Indonesia

Indonesia is a nation of islands, and islands beget diversity. Compared to people who live on continents, islanders can’t move very far or often. And, when people’s movements are restricted, social blending is limited, and cultural traits quickly diverge.

Indonesia’s numbers are extraordinary: more than 300 languages throughout roughly 20,000 islands that sprawl over 3000 miles along the Equator! Embark on a very special journey and discover the intoxicating, ever-changing sights and sounds of Java, Bali, Sumatra, and other islands in between.

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Indonesia
 
Indonesia
 

Thomson Experiences in Indonesia

ARTS & CULTURE
Behold the magnificent 8th century Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist structure in the world. Attend a classical shadow puppet performance, one of the purist and most distinctive of all Indonesian art forms.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Capture all the colors and intricate carvings in a traditional Balinese mask; or the mood of an active volcano; the temple of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist Structure; emerald rice terraces; or Komodo Dragons and Orangutans.
WILDLIFE
Travel to Sumatra to visit Orangutans, or to the Komodo Islands to walk among real-life dragons: Komodo Dragons. They don’t breathe fire, but these largest-of-all lizards, 10-foot-long carnivores with mouths filled with serrated, fang-like teeth, very much look the part.
MULTI-GENERATIONAL

Traveling the world with your family is like sharing a box filled with presents. The box is the world itself and the presents are the bonds that form through the experiences we share, and the perspective, patience, understanding, and tolerance we gain from expanding our horizons and seeing how other people live. There is no greater gift.

Favorite Properties

In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.

Amandari
 

Amandari

Ubud, Bali

Beautifully designed in the style of a traditional Balinese village, Amandari pays homage to local artisans with hand-carved stone walls, shrines, and walkways all of local origin. Each private thatched-roof suite looks out over rice terraces and coconut palms and harmoniously blends within the stunning wilderness of the Ayung Valley.

Sol Beach House
 

Sol Beach House

Nusa Dua, Bali

Dedicated to preserving the natural fauna and flora of its surroundings, Sol Beach House Benoa blends traditional Balinese architecture with a tropical garden paradise. The hotel prides itself with being connected to the local people and empowering the community such as sourcing food solely from local organic farms.

MesaStila
 

MesaStila

Magelang, Central Java

Built within a charming coffee plantation producing up to seven tons of coffee a year, the true magnificence of MesaStila is in its spectacular setting, traditional architecture, and emphasis on wellness. Although the focus is luxury, the hotel is dedicated to keeping the traditional, local, and wholesome experiences intact, which accentuate the magnificence of the environment, the people, the culture, and facilitate a healthy lifestyle, full of memorable experiences.

Real adventure forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.
This will change you.
-Mark Jenkins