1 Month in Indonesia

Marcos embarks on his biggest trip to Indonesia, yet. He spends one month exploring the islands of Bali, Komodo, Java, Lombok and Nusa Penida.

This is my biggest trip not only in Indonesia but for the whole year of 2016. My month-long adventure in this beautiful country was spread over three separate trips that happened rather unexpectedly & in excellent timing.

It started with a 2-week #TripofWonders media tour organized by Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism that brought me and over 30 top digital influencers to Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Lombok, the Komodo Islands & Bali. After that tour, I was off to Singapore with my family. We decided to go on a day trip to Batam Island, which was just a one-hour ferry ride away. The final 2-week trip in Bali & Lombok was one that I had already planned several months ago. On my own, I went trekking to Mount Rinjani and Mount Ijen (volcanoes), explored more of Bali, and traveled with new found friends to nearby Nusa Penida Island.

Highlights

  • Highlights: 1-Month in Indonesia

    Highlights: 1-Month in Indonesia

  • Highlights: 1-Month in Indonesia

    Highlights: 1-Month in Indonesia

  • Highlights: 1-Month in Indonesia

    Highlights: 1-Month in Indonesia

  • Istiqlal Mosque Main Dome

    Istiqlal Mosque Main Dome

  • Jakarta Little India

    Jakarta Little India

  • Monas Tower

    Monas Tower

  • Dutch-colonial buildings in Kota

    Dutch-colonial buildings in Kota

  • Central Jakarta

    Central Jakarta

  • On the way to Bandung by train

    On the way to Bandung by train

  • Nuart Outdoor Metal Sculptures

    Nuart Outdoor Metal Sculptures

  • Pool at Sheraton Bandung

    Pool at Sheraton Bandung

  • V60 Coffee

    V60 Coffee

  • Multi-level hammocks

    Multi-level hammocks

  • Bird's Nest Cottages

    Bird's Nest Cottages

  • Angklung Show

    Angklung Show

  • Gedung Sate

    Gedung Sate

  • Bodobudur Temple sunrise

    Bodobudur Temple sunrise

  • Bodobudur Temple sunrise

    Bodobudur Temple sunrise

  • Countryside tour at Wanurejo Village

    Countryside tour at Wanurejo Village

  • Countryside tour at Wanurejo Village

    Countryside tour at Wanurejo Village

  • Sunset at Ratu Boko

    Sunset at Ratu Boko

  • Sasak Village, Sade

    Sasak Village, Sade

  • Traditional House Village

    Traditional House Village

  • Arrival in Gili Trawangan Island

    Arrival in Gili Trawangan Island

  • Snorkeling & Island Hopping

    Snorkeling & Island Hopping

  • Paradise Bar

    Paradise Bar

  • Pink Beach

    Pink Beach

  • Sunset sea view

    Sunset sea view

  • On the Way to Padar Island

    On the Way to Padar Island

  • Marcos at Padar Island

    Marcos at Padar Island

  • Komodo Dragons at Rinca Island

    Komodo Dragons at Rinca Island

  • Infinity pools at Alila Seminyak

    Infinity pools at Alila Seminyak

  • Sunset at Alila Seminyak

    Sunset at Alila Seminyak

  • Uluwatu Temple

    Uluwatu Temple

  • Uluwatu Temple

    Uluwatu Temple

  • Jimbaran Beach

    Jimbaran Beach

  • Tanah Lot Temple

    Tanah Lot Temple

  • Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

    Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

  • Singapore-Bintan Ferry

    Singapore-Bintan Ferry

  • Polo outlet store

    Polo outlet store

  • Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple

    Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple

  • Mount Ijen blue flames & surlfur mine

    Mount Ijen blue flames & surlfur mine

  • Mount Ijen blue flames & surlfur mine

    Mount Ijen blue flames & surlfur mine

  • Mount Ijen trek

    Mount Ijen trek

  • Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) temple

    Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) temple

  • Teh Pulu temple

    Teh Pulu temple

  • Tegalalang Rice Terraces

    Tegalalang Rice Terraces

  • Pura Tirta Empul temple

    Pura Tirta Empul temple

  • Gunung Kawi temple

    Gunung Kawi temple

  • Pura Saraswati temple

    Pura Saraswati temple

  • Ubud Monkey Forest

    Ubud Monkey Forest

  • Ubud Monkey Forest

    Ubud Monkey Forest

  • Padang Bai

    Padang Bai

  • Sendang Gile Waterfall

    Sendang Gile Waterfall

  • Tiu Kelep Waterfall

    Tiu Kelep Waterfall

  • Trek to Rinjani crater lake

    Trek to Rinjani crater lake

  • Rinjani hot spring

    Rinjani hot spring

  • Mount Rinjani summit at sunrise

    Mount Rinjani summit at sunrise

  • Taliwang Ayam

    Taliwang Ayam

  • Tirta Gangga Water Palace

    Tirta Gangga Water Palace

  • Taman Ujung Water Palace

    Taman Ujung Water Palace

  • Taman Ujung Water Palace

    Taman Ujung Water Palace

  • Padang Bai

    Padang Bai

  • Broken Beach

    Broken Beach

  • Angel's Billabong

    Angel's Billabong

  • Atuh Beach

    Atuh Beach

  • Kelingking Beach

    Kelingking Beach

  • Kuta Beach

    Kuta Beach

Route Map

Trip Itinerary

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See details on each leg by clicking on the travel series featured below.

Leg 1 — Indonesia #TripofWonders

DestinationsJakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Lombok, Gili Islands, Komodo Islands, Labuan Bajo, Bali.

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Leg 2 — Batam Island

DestinationsBatam, Singapore.

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Leg 3 — Bali, Mount Rinjani, Lombok & Ijen

DestinationsBali, Mount Ijen, Banyuwangi, Lombok, Mount Rinjani, Nusa Penida.

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This trip is part of Marcos’ 2016 Detours series.

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IN PHOTOS: On his tour of Komodo National Park, Marcos enjoys the sights and food of laidback Labuan Bajo, the jump-off town to the Komodo Islands, Indonesia.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos arrives in Bali and enjoys a luxurious stay at Alila Seminyak along Seminyak Beach.
IN PHOTOS: A day tour around Jakarta takes Marcos to the city’s Little India, Chinatown, Dutch-Colonial & Central Business District.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos visits Lombok for the first time. He takes base in Mataram and ventures to the Gili Islands and Sasak Village in Sade (near Kuta Beach).
IN PHOTOS: Marcos joins a 2-day speedboat tour around the islands of Komodo National Park in remote eastern Indonesia.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos enjoys a full-day exploring the heritage sites and food of Yogyakarta, from dusk ’till dawn.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos arrives in Bandung by train from Jakarta. He explores NuArt Sculpture Park & Sheraton Bandung Hotel on his first day in the city.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos takes a tour around the natural, cultural & city sights of Bandung, Indonesia.