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Indonesian 3 weeks’ itinerary

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February 2020

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Now that you've landed on this page this also means you have decided to travel to our favourite country. Indonesia has so much to offer. It’s an archipelago of more than 17 thousand islands, so planning to visit and enjoy this country is no easy job.

Therefore, we have prepared a 3-week itinerary that includes our favourite islands, hidden gems and must-dos with all the tips and information you need.

DAY 1: Fly to Yogyakarta, settle in a nice hotel to adapt to the new environment, climate and time change. Go to the hotel with a pool to be able to refresh yourself as the temperatures are high all year round.

DAY 2: Wake up early and get yourself a cab to experience sunrise at Borobudur temple. Make sure you get there at least 30 minutes before, as it gets the mythical vibe with the mist surrounding it and then wait for the very special sunrise. When the crowd starts to arrive take a cab and visit Hindu temple Prambanan. Take the rest of the day off.

DAY 3: Another early morning wake-up call, but you can relax as for the next 3 days you've got nothing to plan or worry about as you've booked an organised tour to visit Mt Bromo and Ijen Crater with the Indotravelteam. You will spend most of the day travelling and admiring Javanese landscapes. Read more about the tip here: (insert link).

DAY 4: Sunrise visit of volcanic archipelago and Mt Bromo before breakfast. You will enjoy one of the most amazing sights Mother Earth's got to offer and walk on the edge of an active volcano. The team will take care of everything, just make sure you bring some warm clothes with you.

DAY 5: You will sleep in the afternoon and will wake up before midnight to start your hike to Kawah Ijen Crater. Indotravelteam will take you to the starting point and will safely guide you to one of the most amazing scene in the world. You will see blue fire, beautiful turquoise lake that is very acidic and you will face miners working in a sulphur mine which was named the toughest job in the world. After breakfast, the Indotravelteam will take you to Bali.

Day 6 – 8: Now it's your time to rest a bit after you had to wake up early for so many days. Go to Ubud, book a nice hotel or a villa with a private pool, you will be surprised how affordable they are. Rent a scooter as it's the easiest way to get around. Treat yourself with massages, great food, maybe some yoga and meditation as Ubud is well known for those.

Day 9: Spend the morning in central Ubud and visit the Pura Taman Saraswati temple and Monkey forest. Just before sunset head to the Campuhan Ridge for the prettiest walk in Ubud.

Day 10: A day to explore a wider Ubud area with some of the finest waterfalls such as Bangkiang Djaran waterfall, Tibumana waterfall, Tukad Cepung Waterfall to mention just some of our favourites. In the afternoon head to Tegalalang rice terraces.

Day 11: Take a speed boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida and you will arrive at the most beautiful small island in the world. If you can drive a scooter, rent one and head directly to Crystal Bay for a swim and Kelingking beach for sunset.

Day 12: Today you are visiting Angel’s billabong & Broken beach and you will want to be there before 9 AM, when the tourist buses arrive. Next stop would be Peguyangan waterfall if you're into beautiful views and less crowded places.

Day 13: Book a snorkelling boat trip with your hotel or a guest house. In two hours you will be swimming with mantas, colourful fishes and visit the most amazing underwater Buddhist temple close to Nusa Lembongan. If you've still got some time before heading back to Bali, visit Atuh beach and Rumah Pohon.

Day 14 – 16: Settle down in Canggu or Sanur and enjoy a few days of sun, beach, ocean and good vibes. Learn surfing or kiting and talk to the locals.

Day 17 – 21: Fly from Bali to Labuan Bajo in Flores as a base to go on a boat trip and visit Komodo island and Rinca to see Komodo dragons and Flying-foxes. Make sure your trip includes one of the prettiest hikes on Padar island and stops on some smaller islands where you can see baby sharks and enjoy pink beaches.

Author: Traveller and blogger Nika Pensek, www.andshexplores.com

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