The archipelago of Indonesia spreads over 5200km, between the mainland of Asia and Australia, and is made up of 17,000 islands. More than 500 languages are spoken here by around 246 million people, making it one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse places in the world. The landscapes of Indonesia are diverse too, with many of the volcanic islands being home to mountains, rainforests, golden sands and clear blue seas.
Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java and is the second most populous urban area in the world. Bali however is one of the most popular Indonesian islands for travellers. This is likely due to it providing endless activities including adventurous trekking, surfing and scuba diving, as well as a number of five-star resorts, quirky hotels and unique homestays guests can call home during their stay.