A Gap Year in Indonesia

Why go backpacking in Indonesia?

The most popular spots in Indonesia for anyone taking a gap year are Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands, but with 18,110 islands making up the country, backpacking in Indonesia leaves you with a lot of choices. You can stop here briefly as part of a wider South East Asia trip, or spend months exploring everything it has to offer.

Indonesia is steeped in tradition and religious ceremonies are plentiful. It has the largest Muslim population in the world: bells ring for morning prayer and the smell of incense lingers wherever you go. The country straddles the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is the largest archipelago in the world.

Indonesia’s tropical forests are the second-largest in the world after Brazil, and are being logged and cut down at the same alarming speed.

Anyone with any money shops and parties in Jakarta and Bali or enjoys the 108,000km of beaches with a cocktail in hand. Nevertheless, Bali is a great spot for anybody on a tight budget.

Indonesia is a beautiful country and is sure to be a favourite for anyone visiting on their gap year.

Things to do in Indonesia

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IAR Orangutan Project

from £875.00

11 - 22 days

Work with International Animal Rescue on the rehabilitation of Indonesia’s beautiful orangutans.

Orangutan and Tribes Volunteering

from £1,095.00

13 days

Become immersed in tribal life, whilst working towards the conservation of magnificent orangutans on this volunteer project in the heart...

International Law Internship In Indonesia

from £1,550.00

60 - 180 days

A system of rules that are created and enforced through social/governmental institutions to regulate behavior: law.

Architecture & Design Internships in Bali

from £1,420.00

84 - 168 days

Bali is known for stunning scenery, diverse arts and vibrant culture. As an internship destination, Bali offers diverse opportunities for...

International Business Internship In Indonesia

from £1,550.00

60 - 180 days

Indonesia is an excellent destination in Asia to pursue and undergo an international business internship.

Java Island Orangutan and Wildlife Rescue Center

from £930.00

7 - 56 days

Volunteer in Indonesia at a center that has rescued 17 animals and released 20 others in 2017!

Turtle Conservation Volunteering

from £210.00

14 - 168 days

Join other volunteers and nature lovers in Bali with International Volunteer HQ. The popular IVHQ Turtle Conservation project is located...

International Journalism Internship In Indonesia

from £1,550.00

60 - 180 days

Asia is the most populated continent on earth, making up about half of the world's total population.

Ultimate Bali

from £530.00

10 days

Discover the best of Bali on our 10 day Ultimate Bali tour. If you’re looking for the perfect combination of...

IAR Orangutan Project

from £875.00

11 - 22 days

Work with International Animal Rescue on the rehabilitation of Indonesia’s beautiful orangutans.

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