Create to inform about the highlights of Indonesia holiday and adventure begin from Bali, Komodo, Flores and Sulawesi.
JOenJO tours chose those places to share our own experience in handling tours on the area as
- Bali Island
- Flores Island
- Komodo Island
- Sulawesi Island
We are choose Bali as an entry point due to the most of the direct International flights to Indonesia is arrive there. And from Bali you can start to explore Indonesia with domestic flights to anywhere in Indonesia.
Through this pages, we are happy to inform your how to get there :
If you are living in Europe or United States or some where else, please get the flights from your country to Denpasar in Bali or to Singapore as the transit destination and connect your flights to Indonesia or Ngurah Rai – Denpasar international airport as your arrival point in Indonesia.
JOenJO Tour destination specialist :
Denpasar city is also known as kota Denpasar, the capital city of Bali, Indonesia. The name of Denpasar is coming from the Balinese word “den” which means the north and “pasar” means the market. This name was taken because it’s located just in the north of Kumbasari market.
Denpasar has the various attraction for a holiday. The white sandy beaches are well-known all over the island. Sanur beach has calmer waters and is excellent for sunbathing and other water sports activities. And also in the center of Denpasar city has several tourist attractions and places of interest such as Bali Museum, Bajra Sandhi Monument (Renon), Puputan Badung Monument and Denpasar square, Taman Budaya Ardha Chandra (Bali Art Centre).
Ten minutes from the Ngurah Rai International Airport lies the town of Kuta. Kuta is where the most of the accommodation such as hotels, restaurants, malls, cafes, marketplaces, shopping center and spas that cater to tourists are located. In the Denpasar area, all kinds of Balinese handicrafts are represented in local shops. These include artwork, pottery, textiles, and silver.
Gianyar – Bali, Indonesia. The history of Gianyar Regency Bali which is popular for the art, culture, tourism, and also its tourist attractions. Gianyar is a regency in Bali Province of the Republic of Indonesia, Gianyar regency is also known as the art center on the island of Bali. Apart from that, Gianyar Regency also has many interesting tourist attractions to visit for those who are on holiday in Bali island. Gianyar regency is located approximately 33.2 km or 1 hour from Denpasar city. Gianyar Regency area lies from North to South. Average land conditions are not so high above sea level. The Southern part of the Gianyar Regency is 30% of the land, while the northern region is an area of undulating. The land that reaches a height of 750 meters above sea level is not so wide, that is only 2,463.5 ha compared to the total land area.
Below are the popular tourist attractions in Gianyar regency, Bali. Some of the places are archaeological sites, sacred places (temples), zoos, rice terrace, museums, etc.
- Goa Gajah Temple (Elephant Cave Temple), Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Tirta Empul Temple (Holy Spring Water Temple), Penataran sasih Temple, Tegalalang Rice Terraces, Gunung Kawi Temple, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Water Temple, Puseh Desa Batuan Temple, Bali Zoo Park, Bali Safari & Marine Park, Bali Bird Park, Bali Elephant Park, Taman Nusa | Indonesian Cultural Park, Kemenuh Butterfly Park, Gedong Arca Museum, Tegenungan Waterfall, Kanto Lampo Waterfall, Candi Tebing Tegallinggah archaeological sites, Beji Guwang Sukawati (Hidden Canyon), Lebih Beach, Campuhan Ridge Walk, Ubud
Tabanan – About Tabanan Regency and best tourist attractions in Tabanan Bali Indonesia which are popular among travelers as the must-visit travel destinations. Tabanan regency (Kabupaten Tabanan) is one of the regencies in the province of Bali, Indonesia. It’s located in the southern part of Bali island, approximately 35 km west of Denpasar city, Area of Tabanan regency is 839.33 km² (14.90% of the island of Bali).
Tabanan is one of the most popular tourist destination in Bali, There are many places of interest that can be visited in Tabanan, and also there are many hotels, restaurants, villas and other accommodation that fit perfectly used as a family holiday or just simply as a refreshing place. Below are some of the best tourist destinations in Tabanan regency.
- Bedugul, Lake Bratan / Beratan Lake (good place for fishing and water sports activities), Ulun Danu Temple, Bedugul Botanical Garden, Bedugul fruits and vegetables market, Alas Kedaton Temple, Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest, Subak Museum (The museum of Bali water irrigation system called Subak), Tanah Lot Temple, Bali Butterfly Park, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, Tabanan Hot Spring Water, Batukaru Temple, Balian Beach: Bali Surf Spots in West Bali Indonesia
Klungkung – Bali’s smallest district Klungkung is located between Gianyar and Karangasem, and includes the island of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan. Klungkung itself is a bustling town. Based on the decree of the Governor of Bali Province on 1993 number 528, Nusa Penida in one of with also fixed as a tourist resort in Bali. Apart from being the smallest regency in Bali, Klungkung is famous for lots of other stuff like its beaches, water sports, nightlife, and other historic places. There are dozens of places to visit in Klungkung regency Bali with family. Beaches are the first things that come to one’s mind if while talking about Klungkung Regency. There are dozens of beaches that are there in Klungkung. Devils Tear Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Cengigan, Broken Beach are some of the most the best beaches that you can visit. These beaches offer a wide variety of water sports that you can enjoy with your family, like Cliff jumping, Parasailing, banana boat ride, Jet Ski, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, Fly board and lot more than that.
Karangasem – regency in eastern Bali has been receiving much attention since Mount Agung first erupted in late November 2017 and continues to erupt into 2018. Aside from the volcano, the regency is home to many tourist attractions, from its beaches to its culture and history. Below are five of the must-visit places in the regency, as compiled by : Lempuyang Luhur Temple, Bukit Asah, Tirta Gangga, Bukit Putung, Tenganan village
FLORES – NUSA TENGGARA TIMUR
Flores (Indonesian: Pulau Flores) is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, a group of islands in the eastern half of Indonesia. The population was 1,931,000 in the 2010 census and the largest town is Maumere. The name Flores is derived from the Portuguese for “flowers”.
Flores is located east of Sumbawa and Komodo islands and west of Lembata island and the Alor Archipelago. To the southeast is Timor. To the south, across the Sumba Strait, is Sumba island and to the north, beyond the Flores Sea, is Sulawesi.
Among all islands containing Indonesian territory, Flores is the 10th most populous after Java, Sumatra, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, New Guinea, Bali, Madura, Lombok, and Timor and also the 10th biggest island of Indonesia.
Komodo (Indonesian: Pulau Komodo) – is one of the 17,508 islands that comprise the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named after the island. Komodo Island has a surface area of 390 square kilometres and a human population of over two thousand. The people of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island and who have mixed with Bugis from Sulawesi. The people are primarily adherents of Islam but there are also Christian and Hindu congregations.
Komodo is part of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands and forms part of the Komodo National Park. It lies between the substantially larger neighbouring islands Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east. The island’s surface area covers 390 square kilometres. Komodo Island is home to the Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard on earth.
RAJA AMPAT – SORONG, PAPUA – INDONESIA
Raja Ampat is a group of islands which name comes from a local myth known as “The Four Kings”. The four magnificent islands are considered to be one of the world’s last wildly diverse locations. Raja Ampat consists of a number of tropical island treasures, and amongst the seas renowned as home to the richest marine biodiversity in the world. Located within ”The Coral Triangle”, Raja Ampat is a sanctuary for a number of coral and fish species that are rapidly disappearing. The island compromises over 1,500 minor islands that surround 4 major islands that are Misool, Salwati, Waigeo, and Batanta. Raja Ampat provides the best underwater experience, and the reason for the great variation of underwater species are many. However, the most important reason being the natural currents that flow through Raja Ampat is connected with other countries that are a part of “The Coral Triangle”. These countries include East Timor, Salomone Islands, The Philippines, Malaysia, New Guinea and Indonesia.
There are some interesting places in Raja Ampat : Araway Waterfall, Arborek Beach, Arborek Island, Arborek Village, Ayamaru Lake, Ayau Island, Balbulol Lagoon, Banos Beach, Banos Island, Batanta Island, Batanta Waterfall, Birie Island, Blue Magic Dive Site, Cemara Beach, Dampier Strait, Daram Beach, Fani Island, Farondi Beach, Friwen Island, Gam Island, Gamfi Beach, Gamfi Snorkel Spot, Harapan Jaya Village.
NORTH SULAWESI :
Manado – Has an international airport located approximately 15 Km from centre of Manado, with 480.000 people live in this city. Manado is fast develop city with slogan “ Manado world class tourism destination for 2010”, this slogan is synchronize with North Sulawesi program as a host of the international events called “World Ocean Conference 2009,”. From abroad Manado is reachable by international flights as a Silk air flights from Singapore-Manado or Davao (Philipines)-Manado by Sriwijaya Air. Domestic flights is available to connect the flights from and to Manado. Garuda Airlines ,Merpati airlines, Trigana air, Lion air, Batavia air is the airline who does the flights service between the island in Indonesia. From airport Manado is reachable by public transport called Microlet (blue minibus), or Proper taxi DIAN, or Celebrity, Pelita. Busy traffic will be peak at 06.00-08.00 in the Morning then 13.00-18.00 in the afternoon. Take one day stop over before you do the next plan in Manado. Vina transit is the closest hotel from airport. In dawn town you can find the hotel base on Melati up to 5* international standard.
You should know that few taxi drivers speak any English anywhere in Indonesia . Therefore it is strongly recommended that you have your destination written down clearly by a local person whenever you take a taxi.
Hire cars are available and rates differ from area to area and it is best to ask the transportation desk of your hotel for information concerning rates and distances. Normally the car is hired with a driver, Fuel and also Drinks, Food, accommodation (If Overnights)
Taxi is easily found in front of the international arrival, or get the ticket at the their own desk at Domestic arrival.
TORAJA (South Sulawesi)
Toraja Land, is known for its unique culture and ancient traditions. The center of tourism is Rantepao, 328 km from Makassar by road (about 8 hours).
The entry to Tana Toraja is marked by a gate built in traditional boat-shaped architecture. The road passes through the mountains of Kandora and Gandang on which, according to Toraja mythology, the first ancestors of celestial beings descended from heaven. The majority of the people still follows an ancestral cult called “Aluk Todolo” which governs all traditional ceremonies.
Torajan culture is a complex blend of ancestor worship and animistic beliefs where rituals for the dead are colorful festivals to pave the way for the soul’s entry into the hereafter. This unique culture, the scenic beauty, cool climate and gentle people are the main reason that Toraja is gaining popularity as a tourist destination.
The most spectacular of Torajan rituals are the funerals. For Torajan, a funeral is the single most important ceremony in the life cycle. It is based on a strong belief that the soul of the deceased travels to the land of the south and in this land of eternity, he will need all the requisites of everyday life in the hereafter just like when he was alive in this world.
Various types of graves are located in Cliffside caves, mountain ledges or in special houses reserved for the dead. The graves in Tana Toraja are made in huge rocks because of their strength and relative safety from animals and thieves.
LORE LINDU NATIONAL PARK (Central Sulawesi)
Lore Lindu National Park is one of the location of biodiversity protection in Sulawesi. Lore Lindu National Park is located about 60 kilometers south of Palu city and is located between 119 ° 90 ‘- 120 ° 16’ in the east and 1 ° 8 ‘- 1 ° 3’ in the south.
This National Park area includes the official 217.991.18 hectares (about 1.2% of the extent of Sulawesi 189,000 km ² or 2.4% of the remaining forests of Sulawesi 90,000 km ²) with an altitude varying between 200 up to 2610 meters above sea level. National Park is largely made up of mountain forests and sub-mountain (± 90%) and a small forest low (± 10%).
Lore Lindu National Park have endemic flora and fauna and the South panorama of natural interesting because Wallacea is located in the region which is a transitional zone between Asia and Australia.
Lore Lindu National Park, located in the southern district and the western part of Donggala Poso district into water catchment area for the 3 major rivers in Central Sulawesi, which is Lariang rivers, rivers and river Gumbasa Palu.
Regions Lore Lindu National Park is a habitat for native mammals in the South. Anoa, pig deer, deer, monkey ghost, monkeys kakaktonkea, cuscus marsupial animals and meat eater in Sulawesi, Sulawesi civet lives in this garden. Lore Lindu National Park also has at least 5 types of squirrel and 31 of 38 types of tikusnya, including endemic species.
At least there are 55 types of bats and more than 230 types of birds, including maelo, 2 types of hornbills Sulawesi.yaitu julang South Sulawesi and kengkareng. Hornbills benbuncak also called rangkong or birds to be Allo pengghuni Lore Lindu National Park.
Thousands of strange and beautiful insects can be seen in the vicinity of this park. Eligible observed butterfly is colored light that fly around the park and along paths and river.
Kepulauan Togian Marine Reserve comprises an area of 100,000 ha and lies between the northern and central arms of Sulawesi. Administratively, the reserve falls under Central Sulawesi province.
Kepulauan Togian consists of a group of islands and the surrounding coral reefs. The most important islands are Una-Una, Batudaka, Togian, Talatakoh, Waleakodi, Waleabahi and Poat. Of these, Pulau Batudaka and Pulau Togian are the most visited islands. On Pulau Una-Una you’ll find one of the active volcanoes of Sulawesi: the Gunung Colo Meletus which last erupted in 1983.
The sea surrounding the islands has extensive areas of well developed and little damaged coral reef. Several species of turtles and Dugong can be seen. Wildlife on the islands consists of Babirusa, which lives in the forests covering the islands, and the Coconut Crab, the world largest land-living arthropod.
Pulau Wakakodi, Pulau Togian and Pulau Batudaka are served once a week by the Poso – Gorontalo ferry. You can board this boat in both places.
From Ampana, near Tanjung Api, boats to Pulau Batudaka and Pulau Togian depart every other day. Ampana can be reached by bus from Poso or Luwuk.
MOROWALI Nature Reserve
Located on the eastern arm of Central Sulawesi, Morowali Nature Reserve consists of a 225,000 ha protected area containing almost completely intact primary forest. The north of the reserve is dominated by steep mountains reaching over 2600 m in height, but the terrain in the south is much less rugged and terminates in a wide coastal plain with natural lakes and swamp forest.
This region, together with much of eastern Central Sulawesi, comprises some of the most extensive formations of ultra basic rock in the world. This results in soils which have a severe deficiency of important plant nutrients and instead contain toxic concentrations of certain heavy metals.
The indigenous Wana people live throughout the reserve and consist of about 600 families that follow a traditional lifestyle. Their subsistence is based on swidden and shifting agriculture, hunting, and harvesting of forest products such as rattan and damar.
The best time to visit is in the dry season (September to November). During the rainy season (May to June) the Tambayoli valley is sometimes prone to flooding, and the rivers are more difficult to cross.
Despite having a great diversity of wildlife which includes all the larger endemic mammals such as Babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa), Anoa (Bubalus quarlesi), and Sulawesi Civet (Macrogalidia musschenbroekii), spotting animals in the forest is relatively difficult. Most species are very wary of people due to continuous hunting pressure from the local inhabitants.
Over 170 bird species have been recorded from Morowali, including many endemics. Notable species include the Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo), Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea), Ornate Lory (Trichoglossus ornatus), all five endemic kingfishers, and 18 species of forest pigeons and doves. The Tambayoli valley is a pleasant and easy place to spot numerous raptors, water birds including the Wooly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus), and nightjars at dusk.
Reptiles include the bizarre Sail-fin Lizard (Hydrosaurus amboinensis), and huge 9 meter-long Reticulated Pythons (Python reticulatus).
A wealth of fascinating plants can also be seen in the reserve, ranging from massive Agathis (damar) trees to rare orchids and seven species of pitcher plants (Nepenthes).