Indonésie

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Indonesia, Gunung Leuser National Park

The tropical island nation of Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17000 islands spread out along the equator, scattered roughly between Malaysia and and Australia. Although quite heavily populated in parts, over half of Indonesia is still covered in tropical rainforest. It is renowned for its biodiversity and countless (endangered) endemic animal species, of which the Orang Utan is probably the most famous. Due to its location right on the edge of several tectonic plates, Indonesia has over 150 more or less active volcanoes and earthquakes are common.

Look at a map of Indonesian mountains, and you will see a long string of volcanoes starting in the north of the island of Sumatra, running southeast across its full length, and continuing east along the length of Java, and onwards to include the Lesser Sunda Islands. These volcanic ranges are attractive hiking destinations, some volcanoes standing out in popularity such as Mount Sibayak and Mount Kerenci on Sumatra, Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru on Java, Mount Agung on Bali, and Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, just to name a few. More volcanoes are found on the extreme northeastern Minahassa Peninsula of the island of Sulawesi, and on the islands of Maluku. All these volcanoes can be climbed in 1- to 3-day hikes, although it is always wise to check on volcanic activity and safety before setting out.

For multi-day countryside and jungle hiking, the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan are popular destinations, also for spotting Orang Utans in the wild. Kalimantan in particular offers some truly adventurous long distance hikes, often combined with river sections by long boat. Trails lead from west to east across the Muller Range, following an ancient route the Iban people took to cross the island. If you prefer countryside and villages, try the Tana Toraja in the south of Sulawesi, or better still the remote interior of Central Sulawesi, for instance in the Lore Lindu National Park or a bit further east in the Morowali Nature Reserve. But Indonesia has even more to offer hikers. Take the islands of Seram and Halmahera for instance. Both are part of the Maluku Islands, with mountains, forests and a variety of tropical bird species.

A hiking destination in it's own right is Papua (Irian Jaya or West Papua), the western half of the island of New Guinea. The interior of Papua is very mountainous, peaks rising up to well over 4000 meters. Highest mountain of Papua, and of Indonesia for that matter, is Puncak Jaya (4884 m) or Carstensz Pyramid, a limestone peak often covered in mist. Other high peaks include Trikora (4750 m) Mandala (4701 m) and Yamin (4595 m). All were covered in eternal snow until several decades ago, but nowadays the snowcaps have mostly disappeared. Trekking expeditions to Carstensz Pyramid are organized on a regular basis yearround.

The Baliem Valley, located in the highlands of Papua at an average altitude of about 1600 m, is a popular region for multi-day treks. The main Baliem Valley town of Wamena can be reached from the Papua capital Jayapura by air only. There are few motorable roads, and local footpaths abound. It is customary to hire a guide, and you officially need a permit to go trekking, staying overnight in villages of the Dani people at local homes. From the Baliem Valley you can hike to other parts of the highlands, for instance to Lake Habema at the foot of Trikora mountain, or meet more remote tribes like the Yali. From the Baliem town of Wamena chartered flights and organized treks are offered to the southern lowlands of Papua, through isolated tidal swamps and river areas among the hunter-gatherer Korowai tribe.

All of Indonesia has a tropical climate with fairly constant warm temperatures yearround, but with rather varying amounts of rainfall. In general, the dry season lasts from June to October, but there are variations, so check the specific islands micro-climates before planning a hike.

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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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Bol.com
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  • From land-locked Afghanistan to the smallest of islands in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, stories by peace Corps Volunteers from this region come from (mostly) Hindu India-1,269,210 square miles worth of democracy patched together from princely states-Confucian Korea, Muslim Indonesia and Buddhist Thailand.Imagine delivering a baby-with... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth
  • From land-locked Afghanistan to the smallest of islands in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, stories by peace Corps Volunteers from this region come from (mostly) Hindu India-1,269,210 square miles worth of democracy patched together from princely states-Confucian Korea, Muslim Indonesia and Buddhist Thailand.Imagine delivering a baby-with... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Bali & Lombok | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids over Bali & Lombok voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Voor veel landen meestal completer en beter dan de Lonely Planet ! Explore Bali and Lombok with the most on-the-ball guide you can buy. Our expert authors cover... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Pocket Jakarta | Lonely Planet
  • Een kleine uitvoering van de klassieke Lonely Planet gids: een reisgids met vooral de niet te missen hoogepunten en bezienswaardigheden, maar ook weer doorspekt met meer bijzondere tips en praktische informatie over openbaar vervoer, eten en drinken en accommodaties. Handzame uitvoering. Lonely Planet Pocket Jakarta is your passport to the most... Lire la suite
Bol.com
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  • Our South-East Asia Adventures
  • In this sixth book of the Series, Anne and Martin follow the wake of Captain Bligh through the Great Barrier Reef, one of their toughest passages in their eight years of cruising. In South East Asia, they face the threats of crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and blood thirsty Komodo dragons, piracy and unpredictable fishing boats, electrolysis and... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Our South-East Asia Adventures
  • In this sixth book of the Series, Anne and Martin follow the wake of Captain Bligh through the Great Barrier Reef, one of their toughest passages in their eight years of cruising. In South East Asia, they face the threats of crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and blood thirsty Komodo dragons, piracy and unpredictable fishing boats, electrolysis and... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
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  • Reisgids Pocket Bali | Lonely Planet
  • Een kleine uitvoering van de klassieke Lonely Planet gids: een reisgids met vooral de niet te missen hoogepunten en bezienswaardigheden, maar ook weer doorspekt met meer bijzondere tips en praktische informatie over openbaar vervoer, eten en drinken en accommodaties. Handzame uitvoering. Lonely Planet's Pocket Bali is your passport to the most... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Bali | Edicola
  • Weinig eilanden op deze wereld spreken zó tot de verbeelding als Bali. Het is misschien wel het grootste juweel van allemaal in de Gordel van Smaragd. Schitterende rijstterrassen, mysterieuze tempels, witte stranden, dampende vulkanen, een fascinerende en geheel eigen hindoeïstische cultuur, uitbundige kleuren, zoete bloemengeuren en het geluid... Lire la suite
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Insight Guides
  • Southeast Asia is a firm favorite on the long-haul travel trail, thanks to its unrivaled range of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights – from the northern hills of Thailand to the dragons of Komodo, frenetic Manila to laid-back Vientiane, the sands of Ko Samui to Balinese temples and the ruins of Angkor. And traveling around the region... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Gids historische stadswandelingen Indonesië | LM publishers
  • Historische steden in Indonesië hebben een duidelijk herkenbare koloniale geschiedenis. Sinds de onafhankelijkheid van het land zijn ze uitgegroeid tot dynamische steden vol tegenstellingen: verleden en heden komen hier bijna elke dag met elkaar in aanraking. Hoe kan men de veelzijdigheid van de stad, de charme van een verborgen steegje, de... Lire la suite
Bol.com
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  • Tobias Madorin - Topos
  • For more than 20 years, photographic artist Tobias Madorin has been working on his series Topos. Metropolises like Barcelona and Sao Paulo, a Swiss mountain resort like Grindelwald, or foreign countries like Uganda, Indonesia and Japan: with his large scale images he explores dwellings and landscapes. Madorin creates tableaux, similar to... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
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  • Tobias Madorin - Topos
  • For more than 20 years, photographic artist Tobias Madorin has been working on his series Topos. Metropolises like Barcelona and Sao Paulo, a Swiss mountain resort like Grindelwald, or foreign countries like Uganda, Indonesia and Japan: with his large scale images he explores dwellings and landscapes. Madorin creates tableaux, similar to... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Reisgids Indonesië - Oorlogsplekken 1942-1949 | Open Kaart
  • Deze gids maakt de reiziger letterlijk en figuurlijk wegwijs in de oorlogsjaren van 1942 tot 1949, van de Japanse bezetting van Nederlands-Indië tot aan de soevereiniteitsoverdracht aan Indonesië. Een zoektocht naar de sporen van dit verleden: interneringskampen, begraafplaatsen, musea, monumenten en andere plekken van herinnering. Een gids met... Lire la suite
Bol.com
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Bol.com
Belgium
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids ANWB Wereldreisgids Indonesië | ANWB Media
  • De wereldreisgids Indonesië is een praktische reisgids voor de individuele reiziger die gaat voor de verschillende landschappen, natuurgebieden en culturen." Elk onderdeel van deze gids begint met hoogtepunten, originele tips, aanbevolen routes, reisplanning en beste reisperioden. Informatie over hotel en (openbaar) vervoer maken de... Lire la suite
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Dear Emily, You Are Enough. Love, God
  • Ever wondered what you were meant to do with your life? Questioned whether or not there s a path laid out for you, with a greater higher purpose? Meet Emily. A young girl fresh out of college who s determined to find an answer. Beginning her journey in Bali, Indonesia, working as a French teacher for an international language school, she... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Dear Emily, You Are Enough. Love, God
  • Ever wondered what you were meant to do with your life? Questioned whether or not there s a path laid out for you, with a greater higher purpose? Meet Emily. A young girl fresh out of college who s determined to find an answer. Beginning her journey in Bali, Indonesia, working as a French teacher for an international language school, she... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
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  • Indonesia Periplus Travel Map
  • Indonesia on a double-sided map at 1:4,000,000 from Periplus, with more detailed presentation of Bali and Bali’s southern tourist region, a large street plan of central Jakarta, plus a map of the capital with its outer suburbs.On one side are the islands Western Indonesia: Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, Bali, Lombok and most of Sumbawa, plus the... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Kontinentalkarte Indonesien, Malaysia 1:2 000 000
  • Entdecken Sie mit dieser MARCO POLO Karte das Land der Vulkane . . . Die Karten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare, neue Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit ´´Marco-Polo-Highlight- Sternen´´... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Snp Wandelreizen
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  • Indonesië - Bali
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