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Indonesia is, without a doubt, one of the most diverse countries in the entire world: Azure waters crashing against dreamy white sand beaches, endless landscapes of lush rolling hills and scenic rice terraces, mystical temples from ancient times – Indonesia has it all. No matter if you’d rather spend your holiday relaxing on the beach, enjoying the wonders of Mother Earth, or diving into Indonesian culture and history, you’re in the right place for the best holiday you have ever had. And to make sure booking your trip is just as pleasant as the journey itself, we’ve already done the work for you and found the cheapest flights to Bali, Jakarta and more places in this amazing country.
First in our list is Indonesia’s buzzing capital Jakarta. Located along the northwestern shore of Java, the most densely populated island not only in Indonesia but in the entire world, Jakarta has been influenced by numerous cultures, ranging from Chinese, Malaysian and Arabic all the way to Indian and even European. In Jakarta you will get to experience the modern face of Indonesia at its best while enjoying breathtaking views of the sparkling skyline – ideally from all the way up of one of the towering skyscrapers – or during a few days of delving into the city’s art and culture scene. Flights to Jakarta start from £495* for two-way tickets.Find cheap flights to Jakarta starting from £495*
2. Flight Deals to Denpasar, Bali – from £440*
When you think “dream vacation”, chances are you’re thinking of a place just like Bali: endless white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, gentle waves rippling against the shore, ancient temples, rolling green hills – you could hardly choose a better place to spend the holiday of your dreams. Spend all day basking in the sun, swimming in the sea, or strolling through the unique scenery while ending your day enjoying the local cuisine. And if you are keen for an adventure through time, you should visit the many temples on the island and learn more about the Indonesian history and culture. Flights to Denpasar start from £440* there and back again.Find cheap flights to Bali (Denpasar) from £440*
Here is another city on Java that you should definitely put on your bucket list: the wonderful port city of Surabaya. Known for its unique blend of modern skyscrapers and historical buildings, the city features architectural highlights clearly showing its Dutch colonial roots, as well as Arabic and Chinese influences. Visit Chinatown and marvel at the intricate decorations with dragon statues on Chinese archways and lanterns spanning the streets, or plan a trip to the Arabic Quarter for a taste of 1001 Nights as you enjoy the view of the beautiful mosques there. Surabaya’s port itself is home to yet another must-see sight the city has to offer: the amazingly beautiful Suramadu or Surabaya-Madura bridge, which connects Java to its neighbouring island Madura. Return flights to Surabaya start from £425*.
The capital of West Sumatra offers some of the best things any great holiday should offer:
- Beautiful beaches and landscapes, for days spent basking in the sun or enjoying the lush scenery
- A burgeoning arts and culture scene to help you learn more about the place you are visiting, and delve into the fine arts
- Delicious food, to add culinary adventures to your sightseeing ones.
Some of the places in town you should definitely visit are the Ganting Grand Mosque, Padang’s Old Town with its Dutch colonial buildings or the Adityawarman State Museum. But Padang isn’t only interesting to visit itself, it’s also a great hub for trips to other places on Sumatra such as the small islands off coast or the only living root bridge in Indonesia, situated about an hour’s drive South to the city along the Batang Bayan river. Return flights start from £596*.Find cheap flights to Padang from £596*
5. Cheap flights to Balikpapan, Borneo – from
If you are looking to spend your holiday in Indonesia mostly lying on the beach, basking in the sun, and enjoying picture-perfect ocean views then Borneo is the place for you. Balikpapan is especially known for its dreamy white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. To enjoy some of the best trips to the coast you have ever had, we recommend you visit beaches such as Kemala, Lamaru or Benua Patra. Borneo’s beaches are simply fantastic, however its inland is equally astonishing – and Balikpapan is the ideal place from which to explore the rest of the island. Flights to Balikpapan and back start from £569*.Find cheap flights to Balikpapan from £569*
*Published 9th January 2019. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. Always check the terms and conditions applicable to get up to date information.
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