Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, consisting of 17.508 islands stretching between two continents, Asia and Australia and two oceans, the Indian and Pacific. The world’s fourth most populous nation has an astonishing array of cultures. Over 330 ethnic groups throughout the archipelago speak about 583 languages and dialects. It’s class beach resort in Bali or an adventurous jungle hike deep into the rain forests of Sumatra, Indonesia will be most satisfying!
There are eight major islands or island groups in this vast chain. The largest landmasses consist of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan (Borneo), Sulawesi (Celebes) and Irian Jaya (the western half of Papua New Guinea). The smaller islands fall into two main groups; the Molluccas to the northeast, and the lesser Sunda chain east of Bali. Bali is a unique island, which for a number of reasons can be put into a class of its own.
Climate and recommended period of travel:
Indonesia lies along the equator and enjoys a tropical climate year around. Tourism can be practiced throughout the whole year although most recommended and most dry season lasts between April till November. Rainy season ( December – March ) has many variations as country is huge but on most popular tourist destinations as: Bali, Lombok, Java, Sulawesi rains falls only from time to time, usually morning or evenings and tourist may enjoy travel all year round.
POLOW handle groups and FITs on Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi on regular basis. Trips to other remote destinations include Irian Jaya ( Papua ) are arranged on request.