Touring Incredible Indonesia


Indonesia’s phenomenal natural bounty is world famous and it is now synonymous with tourism. However, many people tend to think of Indonesia as a youngster’s paradise, for backpackers and youth on their gap year holidays. Part of this is because of its distance from the Western world. But as globalization has shrunk our world and older people travel to Indonesia on work, the number of expatriates too is on the rise and this has contributed to Indonesia now being rediscovered as a great place to take your families. Leisure travel has increased as people choose to take their children along and show them a different and fascinating world.

Bali is an obvious choice to take the children with its emphasis on culture and traditions and the grace of its arts. Children will love going through the traditional temples, especially during festivals. It will be even more fun if you dress up in traditional sarongs as you watch the processions of gorgeously attired locals. Apart from the cultural aspect, the beach too is a huge draw for children. Sun yourself while they dig elaborate castles and build and destroy cities in the fine white sand. Slather on the sun block and the whole family can head out on a great boat ride to islands, near and far.

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Sunbathing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving

You can indulge in your favorite activity from snorkeling, exploring the islands, or bonding with family over a great game of beach football. Indonesia is a great place to shop and the street markets will be a fabulous new experience for the family. You can watch the good natured haggling and try it out yourself. Kids can pick out their own souvenirs from a wide range of things like kites, wooden, carved animals and birds, musical instruments made from the local wood.

Many hotels in Indonesia have activities planned out for children and some even have children’s clubs where the kids can mingle with other children and generally raise Cain while being watched over by professional child minders. This will give the adults a chance to experience the romantic atmosphere exuded by Indonesia and pamper themselves in the spa. Most hotels will offer children’s meals and you must be careful about giving street food to children. To round off the holiday, head off to an amusement park where you can become one of the kids yourself.

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