The end of the year is nearly upon us and going on a well-deserved vacation would be a good way to bid farewell to this year. However, planning a year-end holiday in uncertain times can be both exciting and challenging at the same time. But don’t let that deter you from jetting off to your favorite tourist destinations, because we have compiled a list of ideas that’ll score you the best year-end holiday!
1 | Nature Escape
As the saying goes, “nature soothes the soul”. Taking a quick break from the hustle and bustle of city life and going on a nature vacation is the best remedy for your soul and a perfect option for your year-end holiday. There are countless places in Indonesia to immerse yourself in nature, such as Bali, Gili Trawangan, Labuan Bajo, Mandalika, Mount Bromo, Banyuwangi, and Padar Island, etc. With its pristine sandy beaches, stunning rice paddies, mesmerizing caves and waterfalls, majestic mountains, awe-inspiring volcano lakes, and famous Komodo Island, Indonesia is definitely a nature lover's dream come true.
2 | Adventure Time
If you are an adrenaline junkie craving some thrills and chills or are simply looking to step out of your comfort zone, then get ready to spend an adventurous time with friends and family on our year-end holiday. When it comes to heart-pumping activities, Indonesia has plenty of options, such as paragliding, bungee jumping, rock climbing, body surfing, kayaking, flyboarding, and many more. Embrace the waves as you water-ski in Uluwatu, soar through the blue skies as you parasail in Tanjung Benoa, crawl through the tight spaces of a cave in Jomblang, Yogyakarta, climb rock faces in Lembah Harau, West Sumatera, or enjoy other rip-roaring adventures and feel the adrenaline rush through your body.
3 | Cultural Exploration
It is indubitable that Indonesia has immense cultural diversity. Each region has its own language or dialects, culture, customs, and traditions that are interesting indeed to explore. No wonder many people visit Indonesia not only to enjoy its exquisite landscapes and scrumptious food but also to explore its rich culture. So, why not take it up a notch on your year-end vacation and discover the diversity of Indonesian culture more deeply?
There are umpteen museums, historical buildings, customs, traditions, and local attractions to choose from on your cultural exploration trip. These include the Borobudur Temple in Magelang, the Prambanan Temple in Sleman, the Keraton in Surakarta, the Ullen Sentalu Museum in Yogyakarta, the Ratenggaro Traditional Village in Sumba, the Uluwatu Temple in Bali, the Fort Rotterdam in Makassar, and the Trowulan Archeological Site in East Java.
4 | Shopping Spree
A year-end trip is incomplete without some quality shopping! Wander through the local stores, and buy knick-knacks and goodies to bring back home. Luckily, Indonesia has an array of shopping spots to make your shopping spree a wonderful experience. The countless shops dotted around the country offer a wide variety of items that represent the local culture and include handicrafts, furniture, local souvenirs, antiques, batik, etc.
5 | Wellness Retreat
Being cooped up at home for so many months can affect many aspects of life, including mental and emotional health. Therefore, taking out time to recharge will help enhance your wellbeing. Go on a wellness retreat to relax and get rid of your cabin fever. Indonesia is well-poised to meet all your needs. Activities ranging from yoga and meditation to luxurious spa treatments in Bali and refreshing hikes in captivating tea gardens in Wonosari tea Garden Malang will reduce your stress and leave you rejuvenated.
Now that you have these great ideas, you’re all set to plan your upcoming holiday! In the meantime, while you chalk out vacation plans, you can virtually explore your favorite destinations via these videos!
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