Why Indonesia Makes an Ideal Holiday Destination

semeruThe Obamas have been on holiday in Bali, Indonesia. Their itinerary included rafting down the Ayung River and visiting Jatiluwih rice terraces. After which, they visited Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. Isn’t this a good reason to convince you to visit Indonesia? The country has extended its visa-free travel to 79 more countries including Australia, and this brings to a total of 169 countries whose citizens should visit for up to 30 days.

Here are some great reasons why you should pick Indonesia as your next getaway.

Visa-Free Entry

Indonesia has extended its visa free to the country for a total of 169 countries. Most countries can visit Indonesia visa-free. What you need when traveling to Indonesia is a passport that should be valid for six months or more, starting from the date of arrival. The tourist free visa facilities are active for a period of 30 days and are non-extendable. Also, they cannot be changed into any other type of stay permit. You can use the visa exemption facility for a family visit, tourism, government duty, art and culture, to deliver a speech or attend an international exhibition, for meetings and other related activities.

Active Volcanoes

It is no surprise that most of Indonesia’s islands are volcanic. Visitors will be spoiled for choices when they plan a trip in the dramatic geological wonders in Indonesia. Areas such as Mount Bromo on the island of Java, Mount Rinjani on Lombok, Mount Batur on Bali among others have plenty for visitors to experience concerning volcanic activities. You will need to be fit to go trekking off the summits as visiting volcano is a physically demanding exercise.

Diving in the Islands

The Gili islands are located between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Indonesia is a great country to enjoy the best of diving. Beginners can get professional diving training and classes from instructors once they visit the country. The 17000 islands and 54000 km of coastline provide enough resources to support diving classes. Gili islands is one of the nation’s best places for diving.

Diversity of Nature

The natural environment of Bali offers everything you would need to see from rolling rice paddy terraces, white and sandy beaches, tropical oceans and breathtaking volcanoes. In Ubud, there are ancient ruins that integrate seamlessly with the lush green rice paddies which roll down the rice green valley. You can enjoy exciting hikes high in the mountains as you pay sight to the patterns left by volcanic calderas. On the west coast of the islands, there are white sands that are fringed with palm trees to give visitors a spectacular natural scene.

Abundance of Festivals

Indonesia is one country that records a high number of festivals and events. Whatever time of the year you visit, travelers will most likely catch at least of the vibrant activities and festivals that Bali and other islands offer. Many art festivals are showcasing a mixture of traditional and moderns arts, including crafts, artistic and cultural performances. During the windy seasons of June to August, traditional Balinese kites and other water objects take over the beaches.