Indonesia’s allure definitely put the “love” in Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, and it’s easy to see why. The 1000-island archipelago is one of the most culturally compelling places to visit in Asia, where the people are as diverse as the wildlife. Centuries of trade and European colonialism have made these islands a crossroads for Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Confucians alike. Whether you come for slow-paced culture or for active wildlife viewing, you can’t help but be seduced by Indonesia’s rich exoticism. For a flavor of the diversity, you may want to go island hopping to Jakarta, Bali, Suma and Sulawesi, where ancient monuments and temples, rolling grasslands, traditional villages and local handicrafts abound. Or perhaps you want to soak in the wildlife in Flores—home of the nefarious Komodo dragon, active volcanoes, and ancient farming villages.
MTS’s strong presence in Asia since the late 1960s has given us insider’s access to the most professional guides, the finest resorts and eco-lodges and the country’s most isolated villages. Allow us to show you a new picture of paradise.