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Introducing Indonesia


Indonesia is a country in the Indian and Pacific Oceans off the mainland of South-East Asia. It is an archipelago that lies across Equator and covers a distance of one-eighth of the circumference of the earth. The capital, Jakarta, is situated close to Java's northwest coast. Indonesia was the most populous country in Southeast Asia at the beginning of the 21st century and the fourth most populous in the world.
While it has land borders with Malaysia to the north and East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the east, its exclusive economic zone also reaches southern Australia; Palau, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and northern Thailand; and northwestern India. With a large but rapidly sculpted amount of green forests on all its islands and halfway between the poles, Indonesia is referred to as the Emerald of Ecuador.

Top Cities of Indonesia

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

In general, the best time of year to visit Indonesia is during dry and sunny days between May and September. During the wet season, however, high temperatures remain and rainfall occurs in the form of intense tropical downpours, which tend to last for a few hours.
Java: The rainy season lasts from November to March, so The best time to travel to Sumatra is between April and October.
Bali: The dry season here is from April to September and monsoon begins in October and ends in March.
Nusa Tenggara: The driest months are August and September and the wettest months are November to February, but the dry and wet seasons vary by island. 
Sumatra: The rainy season of Sumatra begins in November and ends in March. The monsoon here can be very heavy, making roads inaccessible and you can also expect occasional rainfall in the west and southwest during the dry season. The best time to visit Sumatra is from April to October.

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History & Culture

Indonesia fell under the influence of the Kingdom of Srivijaya in the seventh century and brought Hinduism and Buddhism to the islands for the first time. Islam came in the 13th century and Java and Sumatra became powerful sultanates, while other islands continued to follow the traditions of Hindu, Buddhist and animism. 

The 16th century marked the arrival in Indonesia of the Portuguese people, the first Europeans. Although the Portuguese had broken the Islamic hold on Indonesia, the Netherlands, who named the region the Netherlands East Indies, eventually, displaced them. After four years of combat, Indonesia finally defeated the Netherlands forces and became independent in 1949. Several important events took place after 1997. East Timor became independent in 2002 after three decades of struggle. In 2004, the tsunami of Boxing Day crippled the country and killed many thousands of citizens.

The varied past of Indonesia has produced a remarkable range of vibrant cultures, making it one of the most diverse and fascinating tourist destinations in the world. Today, Indonesia is the fifth most populous nation on earth, with more than 180 million people representing more than 300 ethnic groups. The majority of Indonesians are of Malay or Polynesian descent, although the history of the country has led to minority populations from India, China, Arabia and Persia, as well as European colonial powers such as Portugal, Holland, Spain and England. Although Indonesia is mainly a Muslim nation, it is characterized by broad religious tolerance. Hinduism thrives in Bali and there is a significant presence of Christianity in Flores, Timor and several other islands. Indonesians speak many languages and dialects, but Bahasa Indonesia is the common language, along with Dutch and English too.

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Geography

The topography of the islands of Indonesia varies, but it is mainly composed of coastal lowlands. Some of the larger islands in Indonesia (such as Sumatra and Java) have large inland mountains. Since Indonesia's 13,677 islands are situated on both continental shelves, many of these mountains are volcanic and there are several crater lakes on the islands. For example — Java has 50 active volcanoes.

Natural disasters, in particular earthquakes, are common in Indonesia due to their location. For example, on 26 December 2004, an earthquake of 9.1 to 9.3 magnitudes struck the Indian Ocean, triggering a large tsunami that devastated many Indonesian islands.

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Mount Batur volcano is one of the  sacred mountain according to Hindu believe. Mount Batur is located in Batur village, Kintamani District, Bali, Indonesia. Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is 1717 m above sea level can be summited by physically fit hikers in around 2 hours.
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Tourists can enjoy the most important meal of the day with their family accompanied by adorable Orangutansin their playground at Bali zoo. Guests can not only able to enjoy breakfast like a king, but also with kings of the jungle: Orangutans.It will be one of a kind of new experiences in your vacation in Bali.
The Bali zoo is the first in Indonesia to unveil such a unique breakfast with Orangutans experience. Food served at breakfast is delicious. It starts with a variety of tropical fruits or fruit juices, followed by freshly baked bread, and a selection of main dishes ranging from NasiGoreng, Buttermilk pancakes, Classic Cereals and more. You can complement your morning with a cup of Balinese coffee or a hearty English breakfast tea to complete the perfect ending to your breakfast.
Morning Breakfast with Orangutan experience at Bali Zoo includes hotel transfers, breakfast, zoo admission and animal show. It is an excellent value for money package for a family with kids

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Jatiluwih rice terrace in Bali is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. When you come there, you will enjoy the nuance of rural area. With peace, fresh, and tranquility, the atmosphere is so different than the city, which is full with hustle and traffic. Jatiluwih becomes a choice for those who want to get rid of stress on mind. The rice terrace itself doesn’t have any history since Jatiluwih is a stretch of paddy field. Balinese people apply ‘subak’ to their field. Subak is an irrigation system that has been used from generation to generation.

As traditional culture, Subak has a temple, which was built to be dedicated to Goddess of Prosperity and Goddess of Fertility. In addition, Subak is based on culture, and that is why people who live in Jatiluwih respect it as the irrigation system keeps togetherness. The leader of Subak has to be wise to apply this system since the area of Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is wide around 636 hectares. As you visit this place, the natural panorama will accompany you along the street. Fresh air and breezing wind atJatiluwih makes the atmosphere more refreshing.

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is located at Penebel Sub-district, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia, and can be reached from the city around 48 km from Denpasar City and 25 km from Tabanan City. Jatiluwih itself is situated at the range of mountain, about 700 meters above sea level. 

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Nusa Lembongan is a small exotic island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali which is quickly becoming one of Bali's most popular attractions. This island paradise is a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of South Bali, neither hawkers nor traffic ruin the magnificent scenery. The water is vivid aqua blue in colour, some of the clearest you will find anywhere. 
Visitors can snorkel at different spots around the islands of Nusa Lembonganin the Indian Ocean and marvel at the wide variety of tropical fish and live coral flora and fauna. Tourists can take a snorkeling day trip. The trip will start by pick up from the hotel. On reaching the island, you meet your snorkeling guide who will help you with all necessary equipment, such as masks, fins and a life jacket.
Snorkelers can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish, resident emperor angelfish, parrot fish, moray eels, turtles and - in certain areas - manta rays. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all age groups.
In addition, you can feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective.

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The Healing Village SPA at Jimbaran Bay is situated inside one of the traditional huts that make up picturesque Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. It offers a holistic spa experience that goes well beyond physical indulgences.
Inspired by its beach side garden setting atop the Resort’s seven ‘villages’, the Healing Village Spa draws on Balinese traditions and nature’s bounty to nourish and heal the physical body, revealing a harmonious path to inner change.
You can immerse yourself in Balinese traditions and nature’s bounty, exploring grounding treatments, ritual-inspired therapies, and mindful practices, to reveal a personal and harmonious path to inner change.
Connect to Bali’s wellbeing soul and re-connect with your inner spirit with their rejuvenating range of yoga classes: Hatha, Surya Namaskar, Yin, Sunrise and Sunset Yoga.Enveloped by Bali’s blissfully energy, allow mindful practitioners to guide you in stabilizing the breath, body and mind, and experiencing peace – at one, with self, and universe.

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Bali enthusiasts now have something new to include on their travel itinerary: a hot air balloon ride. The Chedi Club Ubud in Bali has introduced the hot air balloon ride that will take travelers 50-metres high over Ubud’s unrivaled natural landscapes of lush forests and rice fields. You can capture the view with a drone, but seeing it with your own eyes is a pretty epic experience. 
The 23-metre hot air balloon will fly 50-metres above the resort’s rice fields and offers passengers views of the forests of Ubud, Hendra Hadiprana (now The Chedi Club), and Mount Agung in the distance. 
It is advertised as a ‘soft adventure’ option for those who aren’t up for thrill-seeking activities like skydiving or paragliding. Daily flights are scheduled three times a day: at dawn, in the late afternoon or early evening, and just after moonrise. Each balloon ride can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children (under 12), along with a certified pilot.
After enjoying the views, at the end of the ride, passengers will also be treated to a breakfast, afternoon tea, or dinner, depending on their flight times. Each flight lasts for about five to seven minutes and ride is operational between June and November.

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Horse riding in Bali is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the island’s quiet stretches of sandy coastlines – all from the saddle of a horse.
There are various notable stables near secluded beaches where horse-riding is very popular, such as the black sand coasts of Berawa in Canggu. Further up north towards Pererenan Beach and Tanah Lot, you can find the unique combination of rice fields and coastal views.
Nonetheless, there are also increasingly popular horseback trails in the island’s east, central and northern areas, where riders of all age groups are welcome, with tours lasting up to two hours. Tourists can ride local breeds of Bali pony, or Sumba sandalwood crossbreeds, and even go for a sunset beach ride. Retreats up north also offer horse-riding activities through mangroves and untouched Bali wilderness.

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A Cidomo is a small horse-drawn carriage which used in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Lombok and the Gili Islands of Indonesia.
Cidomo is usually brightly colored and often has many tassels and bells and pneumatic tyres. The carriage has a capacity of seating up to four people, two people in the front and two in the back. It is one of the most common forms of transport in the Gili Islands as motor vehicles are not allowed.

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Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult

Beautiful Bali (Ubud & Kuta )

6 Nights / 7 Days
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Sep
  • Oct
Included Cities
Bali Island (4N), Bali Island (2N)
... Bali Island (4N), Bali Island (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 46,670
Onwards
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Sep
  • Oct
Included Cities
Bali (2N), Bali (4N)
... Bali (2N), Bali (4N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 52,030
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Scenic Bali For Senior Citizen

5 Nights / 6 Days
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Sep
  • Oct
Included Cities
Bali (2N), Bali (3N)
... Bali (2N), Bali (3N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 73,130
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Bali For Kids Special

6 Nights / 7 Days
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Sep
  • Oct
Included Cities
Bali (3N), Bali (3N)
... Bali (3N), Bali (3N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 70,390
Onwards
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Sep
  • Oct
Included Cities
Bali (2N), Bali (4N)
... Bali (2N), Bali (4N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 66,040
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Why I have booked my tour with Flamingo
Why I have booked my tour with Flamingo

Why I have booked my tour with Flamingo

Here from my detailed feedback you will come to know why I have booked my tour with flamingo and what and how I get benefits out of it which will be useful for you.

 

No doubt I have done lot of home work to choose my destination for honeymoon and also finalized places to visit over you tube and through my friends who have already visited there. Even then Flamingo have done nice job in booking, managing, co-ordinating and provided me some facts which I had not known even after lot of research which is an advantage!

 

Apart from the places I visited, no doubt, Dolphin Safari at North Bali is my favorite place or adventure in Bali. Very early 3 am in the morning we left from our hotel and started Dolphin Safari at 6 am after reaching at sea shore. We have seen very nice sunrise view from the sea and we remained in sea about 5 hours. Even though we did not know how to swim we remained in high sea which was a thrilling experience for us and it was quite safe and our fear for sea was reduced to a great extent.

 

After Dolphin Safari, Nusa Penida Island tour is the next favourite destination. I would highly recommend to take one night stay at this island and take time to go down to Klingking beach to explore it perfectly which I didn’t. As to complete it in one day was quite hectic.

 

Third place I don’t want to miss to mention is Kintamani and mount batur which is very peaceful and Instagramic destination.

 

Flamingo have very good repo over their agents in other countries which can help anyone to overcome any issues if any with local hotel management, driver, etc. By booking through Flamingo I could focused well on my tour enjoyment rather than searching for the hotels, taxi, etc. which is very important for a good tour enjoyment. Also, Flamingo have developed a good app also which is very useful for managing and reminding the things and manage hectic tour schedules.

 

Hoping more future tours with flamingo with great enjoyment and adventure,

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   October
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It Was Very Nice Experience with You Flamingo
It Was Very Nice Experience with You Flamingo

It Was Very Nice Experience with You Flamingo

It was very nice experience with you guys(flamingo). Trip and locations are very impressive. Excellent service by your team. Stay was good. Follow up of your team was very good. Excellent customer service. All Drivers, in every city are very friendly,Helping, cooperative. Overall Awesome trip and loved it so much. Looking forward to book more trips with you guys, Thank you so much.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   May
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Bali Honeymoon Trip in Feb 2020
Bali Honeymoon Trip in Feb 2020

Bali Honeymoon Trip in Feb 2020

Honeymoon Trip is Plan By Flamingo Tours & Travels & I"m Fully Satisfied for All service provied In Bali specially Both Fully Enjoy In Anvaya Beach Resort & In Anvaya Beach resort Candle Light Dinner Is The awesome & Memorable for Bali Trip All Over My Honeymoon Trip Is Unforgettable & In Future I Plan Next Trip With Flamingo Thank you So much For Great Service I"m Fully Happy & Satisfied with Flamingo Tour &Travel Special Thank you For Shrusti Amin & AmitBhai For Full Guidance for Trip
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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   February
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Honeymoon Trip in Bali
Honeymoon Trip in Bali

Honeymoon Trip in Bali

A journey with flamingo, most famous in tourism industry. Indeed a wonderful experience with you flamingo!

The stay provided for honeymooners like us was luxurious and beautiful. 

Talking about driver, he was very helpful and nice command over English. At the middle of the journey we started feeling of he is just a family member of us. The Car provided was also luxurious, a comfortable and relaxing one.

Now talking most important aspect, the itenary, well designed one. Nice places covered. Amongst all, river rafting was the best! 

Pickup and drop service very wonderful and timely.

The local Agent mr. Amit was very cooperative and available when we requested.

The overall experience was very nice and the name flamingo was sufficient to make us relax. I would like to recommend flamingo for sure!
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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   January
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Singapore and Bali Honeymoon Trip
Singapore and Bali Honeymoon Trip

Singapore and Bali Honeymoon Trip

I would like to share my experience with travelling abroad for my honeymoon with flamingo travels. This was the best of experience we've ever had. The hotels booked by them were amazing properties and their staff was also cooperative.

We had booked Singapore and Bali for our honeymoon. Mr Amit and Mr.  Manish had planned this tour. And Amit was looking for this trip personally.  I must say that he remains in touch with you throughout the trip and helps you to come out of any issues/trouble asap during the trip.

If you don't want any chaos of traveling  anywhere then you can blindly trust Flamingo team. 

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   January
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