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Things to do and see in Indonesia shore excursions

As the largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia is home to over 230 million sea-dwelling people with several ethnic minorities. With the location along the equator and the land scattered by volcanoes, this country is dramatically affected by disasters such as tsunamis, earthquake, and typhoons. However, Indonesia is not only that. The tropical climate provides lush green rice terraces lined up by the side of mountainous landmarks, rainforests full of endangered animals, stunning pristine beaches, and especially the active volcanoes. Asia Shore Excursions would like to recommend some great things to do and beautiful places to go in Indonesia shore excursions below:

Gili Islands | Lombok shore excursions

The Gili Islands are the three small islands near the shore of Lombok with the names are Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. The location of these islands provides an easy way to approach from Bali that makes them become an optional itinerary beloved by many visitors. Gili Islands - Indonesia shore excursionsGili Meno is the heaven for those who want to escape from the bustling daily life. This idyllic island is blushing like a teenage muse waiting for blooming with beautifully barren beaches beside the local village. Gili Trawangan is a contradictory place with the quiet and serene beaches beside the party hotspots and dining in lively bars up all night. Finally, Gili Air is the mini version of Gili Trawangan. This small island is the most wonderful place for snorkeling due to the crystal-clear water. If you are lucky, admiring clownfish and even turtles is not too difficult to experience.

Elephant Safari Park and Lodge | Bali shore excursions

Elephant Safari Park is not too famous for visitors come to Bali, but certainly is one of the most wonderful places. The park is home to rescued Sumatran elephants which gently have the close relationship to their mahouts. Interacting with these adorable animals is an interesting experience while admiring they show their skills in ball kicking, hula hooping, and especially colorful painting. Elephant Safari Park - Indonesia shore excursionsAfter that, have a 35-minute ride on the back of an elephant through the beautiful tropical forest. Then, take a visit to the museum nearby to get a glimpse of this animal with over 1000 prehistoric fossil artifacts including bone carvings, skulls, and even tusks. Finally, get closer to them by watching elephants bathe, feed, and take some photos with these big friends.

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah | Jakarta shore excursions

Shorten name is Taman Mini, the complex consists of traditional houses belonging to the chieftains found throughout the Indonesian archipelagoes including Papua, Java, Kalimantan, Aceh, and Sulawesi. The pavilions reveal the history, traditional crafts, and arts that featuring each province. Have a stroll along the large park of family recreation, flora parks, several museums, performing theaters, and house facilities. Get a glimpse of the rich diversity of Indonesia archipelago with the view of the exceptional breadth and regional architecture. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah - Indonesia shore excursionsTheater Tanah Airku - the first theater in this country – is the combination of traditional Indonesian style and international aesthetics. If you are an animal-lover, head to Komodo museum. Then soak in the orchid gardens with cactuses, herbs, and hundreds of flower species in Birds Park.

Sasak Village | Lombok shore excursions

This traditional village locates on the edge of the road Praia-cotta that is easy to approach. Once arriving the village, you can get a glimpse of the local’s primitive life with full of traditional culture. In this province, the Sasak tribe is the biggest society with the population about 3 million people. Their traditions, customs, worship, and ordinances are deeply revealed in their habits in daily life. Sasak Village - Indonesia shore excursionsThere are several attractions to visit in Sasak village. The Lombok pottery provides the hands-on experience making vases, bowls, and pottery-made products. While the Sukarare weaving village offers the chance to admire creative craftsmen fashion impressive pieces of woven fabric.

Celuk Village | Bali shore excursions

Celuk village is the center of goldsmiths and silversmiths in Bali. The gold and silver products here have high quality and unique features thanks to the great skills of craftsmen. The streets in this area are lined up by souvenir shops and galleries that a great number of households are homes to jeweler family-factories with the abundant products such as bracelets, rings, studs, brooches, earrings, necklaces, and many other traditional Balinese accessories and adornments. Celuk Village - Indonesia shore excursionsThe village lets visitors witness the elaborate designing and production making process. In the local houses showing products in the front of the houses through the glass as galleries, you can take a look at these masterpieces made by local artists such as unique silverware, floral forks, elephant motif spoons, plates and trays with beautiful patterns and so on.

Jakarta Old Town | Jakarta shore excursions

This old town was formerly the downtown of the capital a long time ago which witnessed the occupation of the Dutch East India Company. Stroll along the area to immerse in the streets by the side of the quaint canal lined up with Dutch architectural style buildings affected by the time being colonial. Jakarta-Old-Town-Indonesia-shore-excursionsSoak in the nostalgic atmosphere with a visit to several museums in the area. The most popular is Jakarta History Museum where you can explore the life of national hero Jayakarta. Besides, the Maritime Museum, Puppet Museum, Museum of Sculpture and Ceramic Arts, and two bank museums are also worth visiting.