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Indonesia

This is an incredible country to visit.

Indonesia provides a perfect adventure destination. Not only this, but there are over 17,000 islands to enjoy!

Explore wildlife-rich rainforest, visit tropical islands and see imposing volcanoes. You can snorkel or dive vibrant coral reefs for colorful tropical fish. And you visit regions from a forgotten time to see the komodo dragons in their natural habitat.

You can find:

  • Stunning scenery
  • Diverse wildlife
  • Tropical temperature
  • Many things to see and do

Indonesia has it all for an adventure vacation. And here is our pick for the top 10 Adventure Tours in Indonesia. These have been hand-picked to help you make the most of your time in this incredible region.

  1. The Aqua Blue Cruise

    The Aqua Blue, Indonesia

    Let’s start with the more luxurious adventure tours. The Aqua Blue offers a luxury-class Indonesian cruise. And you will explore the pristine east Indonesian archipelago.

    The Aqua Blue itself is a long-range explorer yacht. It’s perfectly designed for island hopping. Enjoy visiting some of the region’s most beautiful and fascinating destinations.

    There are different 7 and 12-night itineraries to choose from. And the stunning areas you will explore include Komodo National Park and the beautiful Spice Islands.

    There are 5-decks to explore. And the vessel has a total of 15 spacious and very comfortable suites.

    The Aqua Blue offers:

    • The sun deck with outdoor seating
    • Outdoor lounge area
    • Spa
    • Library
    • Jacuzzi
    • The Sky Lounge Bar
    • Exercise zone

    You will then enjoy delicious cuisine in the outdoor and indoor dining rooms

    Your suite provides modern and luxurious comfort. And each suite offers air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with overhead rain showers. You can then enjoy the premium organic hair and bath amenities

    On your Aqua Blue itinerary, head out from the main vessel on fantastic guided tours. Tour the islands and coastal areas with knowledgeable local guides. And you will enjoy Indonesian wildlife, beautiful scenery, stunning beaches and traditional culture.

    There are different itineraries to choose from. Choose to explore Komodo National Park to see the giant Komodo dragons of Rinca Island. You can enjoy tropical fish near the reefs of Raja Ampat. Visit beautiful waterfalls on land excursions. And explore the famous spice islands and vibrant local markets. You can enjoy see the whale sharks at Saleh Bay and the beautiful beaches of Gili Banta.

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    The Aqua Blue Cruise

    Bali, Indonesia

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  2. The Ombak Putih and Katharina

    The Ombak Putih, Indonesia

    Both the Ombak Putih and Katharina offers an in-depth sailing adventure of Indonesia. Explore some of the region’s top destinations.

    These traditional wooden pinisi ships offer a fantastic way to cruise Indonesia. Even the vessel is part of the attraction. The way they built the ships is recognized by UNESCO as Indonesian cultural heritage.

    The Katharina is the smaller of the vessels. And you can find six superior cabins with en-suite bathrooms, an outdoor dining area, a saloon, bar and two sun decks. It’s sailed by a crew of 12.

    The Ombak Putih is a larger vessel. And this provides 12 comfortable cabins with en-suite bathrooms and a large salon. There are then different open and covered social areas.

    You will enjoy a range of activities. And there are different itineraries to choose from.

    Activities to enjoy include:

    • Treks through the jungles
    • Visiting beautiful beaches
    • Snorkeling the reefs filled with colorful fish
    • Kayaking different islands
    • Stand-up-paddle-boarding

    You can explore the edges of Indonesia and visit traditional villages and fascinating markets. You will also enjoy guided tours to find the famous wildlife.

    Visit the famous Komodo Dragons of Komodo National Park and see the orangutans of Borneo. You can watch the giant whale sharks and manta rays and spot the birds of paradise near New Guinea. You will also visit the famous and beautiful Spice Islands.

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    The Ombak Putih

    Bali, Indonesia

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    The Katharina

    Bali, Indonesia

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  3. The Nyaman Cruise

    The Nyaman Cruise, Indonesia

    Aboard the Nyaman Cruise, enjoy a fantastic adventure tour into the famous Komodo Island National Park. This is one of Indonesia’s most famous UNESCO listed areas.

    The Nyaman is a luxury-class 32-meter-long vessel for exploring Indonesia’s waters. There are 7 comfortable cabins. And the cruise itineraries are designed for both divers and non-divers.

    Your delicious dinners are served under the night sky. And you will enjoy your meals in the above deck outdoor dining room.

    The Nyaman Cruise provides 5-days or 7-days on the Komodo live-aboard tour.

    There are fantastic activities to enjoy. Highlights include diving and snorkeling around the Komodo National Park and the Lesser Sunda Islands.

    Explore Pulau Komodo and Rinca Island on trekking tours. You wil explore the beautiful beaches and see fascinating wildlife. This includes the stars of the region, the iconic komodo dragons.

    In the surrounding waters, snorkel or dive to enjoy a diversity of wildlife. Spot sea turtles, colorful fish, reef sharks and manta rays.

    There are also dive sites to see humphead wrasse, giant trevallies and beautiful corals. Manta Point is the most popular dive site. Here you can enjoy the gathering of up to 100 manta rays. You can also see parrotfish, marble rays and bamboo sharks.

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    The Nyaman Cruise

    Bali, Indonesia

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  4. The Papua Paradise Eco Resort

    The Papua Paradise Eco Resort, Indonesia

    The Papua Paradise Eco Resort offers you a fantastic experience of Raja Ampat. The resort is on the uninhabited island of Birie.

    Explore the rainforest for fantastic animals and plants. You can also enjoy the surrounding waters for tropical fish and an abundance of marine life.

    Enjoy relaxing in paradise in one of the resort’s traditional 26 bungalows . These are each nestled by the water itself to enjoy the beautiful turquoise waters of the reef.

    This is also the only spa in Raja Ampat.

    It’s also one of the only PADI Diver Resorts in the region. However, the resort accommodates both divers and non-divers alike.

    There are some fantastic dive sites to enjoy. Explore the reefs teeming with fish. See manta rays, sharks and other wildlife. There are also land excursions to spot the iconic birds of paradise.

    Enjoy exploring the surroundings as you head down different trails. See the incredible wildlife on snorkeling experiences and take in the beautiful scenery.

    You can also explore the nearby islands to see incredible birdlife. Examples of the tours on offer include:

    • The Red Bird of Paradise Trip
    • The Wilson’s Bird of Paradise Tour
    • The Hornbill Sunset Cruise
    • The Batanta Island Waterfall Trip
    • The Mangrove Bird Cruise
    • The Arefi Village Tour
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    The Papua Paradise Eco Resort

    Birie island, Raja Ampat

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  5. The Lembeh Resort

    The Lembeh Resort, Indonesia

    The Lembeh Resort is a luxury dive resort. And it’s positioned its own private cove of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

    You will enjoy comfortable accommodation, delicious cuisine, and many different activities. These include the fantastic guided tours of the region.

    Choose from different accommodation options, including:

    • Luxury Cottages with ocean views
    • Garden View Rooms
    • Cliffside Villas

    Enjoy delicious meals in the resort restaurant. And your meals are made from fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers. As you eat, you can absorb the beautiful views of the Lembeh Strait.

    There is also the resort spa to enjoy a massage or relaxation treatment.

    There are many activities to enjoy at the Lembeh Resort. Head out with knowledgeable guide to explore the region’s wildlife and culture. You can also choose the focused birdwatching tours. Animals to find include the famous tarsiers, iconic hornbills and black-crested macaques.

    You can visit local markets, walk volcano trails and kayak. Learn some local dishes at a cooking class. Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise.

    Although a great resort for non-divers, a favorite activity is diving. Led my trained marine biologists, explore the incredible diversity under the sea. Enjoy colorful, tropical fish and a diversity of incredible marine life.

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    The Lembeh Resort

    Bitung, Sulawesi

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  6. The Sumatra EcoTravel Junglebook Tour

    The Sumatra EcoTravel Junglebook Tour, Indonesia

    Explore the rainforest of Sumatra on the EcoTravel Junglebook Tour. You will spend 8-days enjoying the incredible wildlife, tropical scenery and different cultures.

    Explore the island from your base of the EcoTravel Cottages. These are your comfortable, rustic home in the jungle.

    Your cottage offers spacious accommodation, private bathrooms and hot water. Breakfast is included. And for dinner there are a number of restaurants nearby.

    You will head out to explore the region. On 2-days you will find the iconic orangutans for a trekking and camping experience in the Gunung Leuser National Park .

    Other activities include:

    • Cycling around the villages of Bukit Lawang
    • White-water rafting in Marike
    • Seeing the elephants of Tangkahan
    • Visiting the famous bat cave in Bukit Lawang

    You can customize the tour to your interests.

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    The Sumatra EcoTravel Junglebook Tour

    Bukit Lawang, Sumatra

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  7. The Kanyon Resort – Bali

    The Kanyon Resort, Indonesia

    The luxury level Kanyon Resort is located on the island of Bali. The resort sits by the beautiful Petanu River. And it’s surrounded by tropical rainforest.

    You can choose from different accommodation options. These include

    • Valley Deluxe Rooms – with jungle views
    • Kayon River Suites – with views of the river
    • River Edge Private Pool Villas

    The resort then offers you and an infinity pool with fantastic views of the region. And in the surrounding gardens, you can find Balinese flowers, fruits, herbs and spices. The Kepitu Restaurant is where you will be served delicious cuisine. And while you enjoy your meals, you can enjoy beautiful jungle views.

    Tours and activities to enjoy include:

    • Tours to the village and rice field
    • Visiting the organic coffee and spice plantation
    • Balinese cookery lessons

    There are also a variety of add-on experiences as well as additional tours. These can include visiting the active volcano, lake, and different temples.

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    The Kanyon Resort

    Bali, Indonesia

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  8. The Grand Komodo Tour

    The Grand Komodo Tour, Indonesia

    The Grand Komodo Tour provides fantastic 3 or 4 day tours to explore Flores and Komodo Island.

    Explore the incredible jungles of Indonesia, see the giant komodo dragons and enjoy abundant birdlife.

    The full 6-day tour then includes a visit to the cone-shaped homes of the Manggarai tribe. The tribe is found on Flores Island.

    First, you will visit the famous Komodo National Park. You will then enjoy a guided trek to see the different animals, such as colorful birds, long tail-macaques, buffalo, and wild pig. And of course you will be especially looking out for the iconic komodo dragons. For this, you will be accompanied by the skilled and experienced park ranger.

    If you choose the 6-day Komodo Waerebo Tour, you will head to Denge village. And you will enjoy a trek to Wae Rebo. This is the oldest traditional village of the Manggarai.

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    The Grand Komodo Tour

    Bali, Indonesia

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  9. The Wow Borneo Tour

    The Wow Borneo Tour, Indonesia

    The Wow Borneo tour takes you into the jungle of Borneo. And you will voyage aboard a comfortable and tranditionally styled boat.

    The tour includes river cruises, land tours, and delicious meals. Your will enjoy the incredible wildlife-rich Kalimantan region of Indonesian Borneo. And your professional guide will show you the wildlife, environment and local culture.

    Your tour includes a visit to Sebangau National Park or Tanjung Puting National Park. This is where you can visit the famous Camp Leakey. See the incredible birdlife and the famous orangutans. You will also visit a traditional Dayak village.

    The river cruises to see the orangutans are aboard comfortable and renovated klotok boats.

    The boats offer air-conditioning and provide comfortable suites with en-suite bathrooms. They can comfortably accommodate 12 people.

    Enjoy delicious Asian fusion meals in the dining room. And the freshly prepared meals are created by talented kitchen staff. The top deck is then a fantastic place for watching the rainforest pass by as you voyage into Borneo.

    You can also combine the tour of the orangutans with Komodo National Park on the Indonesian Wildlife Icons Tour.

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    The Wow Borneo Tour

    Sabah, Borneo

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  10. The Coral Adventurer & Geographer Cruises

    The Coral Adventurer, Indonesia

    Enjoy the Coral Adventurer or Coral Geographer. These are modern cruising vessels suited to adventures of the Indonesian islands.

    The cruises provide different itineraries. These take you on comfortable adventures to explore the East Indies, Spice Islands, and New Guinea. You will also visit a few Micronesian islands.

    The vessels can accommodate 120 passengers. The vessels offer outside facing comfortable suites. You can then enjoy delicious cuisine in the dining rooms, spacious social areas and a drink multiple indoor and outdoor bars.

    On your itinerary, you will enjoy beautiful environments, fascinating wildlife and traditional villages.

    The islands you will visit include:

    • Misool in Raja Ampat
    • Alor in the Lesser Sundas
    • Buton in Sulawesi

    You will find the iconic orangutans of Borneo and see hundreds of colorful birds. Follow the routes of the historic spice traders as you visit the Banda Islands

    You can also visit Raja Ampat for some of the best snorkeling experiences on Earth.

    Not just restricted to the vessel, you will head out with friendly and knowledge guides. Explore some of the most fascinating areas of Indonesia.

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    The Coral Geographer

    Singapore

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Ash - Author & Travel AdvisorAbout the Author: Ash Card is a frequent visitor to the Tropics and has a passion for helping visitors get the best experiences from tropical locations. Ash is a contributor to both TourTheTropics.com and ThinkJungle.com writing about tropical destinations, rainforests and wildlife. Feel free to contact Ash for tour help in the tropics. When not helping tourists with tours and info, Ash can be found salsa-ing the night away or posing near waterfalls.
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