Indonesia

Indonesia with kids: an adventure trip to the emerald islands.

Indonesia is a great destination for families. Most travelers with kids choose the islands of Bali, Java, or Lombok. Travel is easiest here, but for those seeking more adventure, there are thousands of other islands in Indonesia to visit. Let’s take a look at the highlights and practical tips for an unforgettable family trip.

Indonesia has some wonderful places to go with the family:

1. Bali: The Island of the Gods
Bali is a magical place where tradition and modernity go hand in hand. Here, kids can enjoy sun-drenched beaches, colorful temples, and adventure activities such as surfing and snorkeling. Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest, where mischievous monkeys swing among the trees, or take a bike ride through the green rice fields.

2. Java: Temples and Volcanoes
Java offers a wealth of historical and natural attractions. Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, and climb the active Bromo volcano for breathtaking sunrise views. Also explore the bustling city of Yogyakarta and learn about batik and wayang kulit (shadow puppets).

3. Lombok: Beaches and Underwater World
Lombok is known for its pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Take your kids to the Gili Islands, where they can snorkel with turtles and colorful fish. Or explore the Sendang Gile waterfall on the nearby island of Sumbawa.

4. Flores: Dragons and Diving
Flores is home to the famous Komodo dragons. Take a boat trip to Komodo Island and see these impressive reptiles in their natural habitat. For diving enthusiasts, the waters around Flores are a paradise with coral reefs and underwater caves.

5. Sumatra: Jungle adventure
Sumatra offers a unique jungle experience. Go in search of orangutans in Gunung Leuser National Park or take an adventurous trek to Lake Toba, a giant volcanic crater.

How to travel in Indonesia with kids?
Traveling through Indonesia with a family is fairly easy, although each island has its own challenges. In Java, for example, the distances are considerable. Fortunately, there is a fast and reliable train network, which gets you very far, but not everywhere. In high season, such as the summer vacations, you need to book trains in advance. If you go by bus, you will be on the road longer and often in traffic jams. Make sure you have good malaria prevention, depending on the island and the time of year.

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