Empires too numerous to count have risen on the Indonesian archipelago, leaving behind majestic ruins such Borobudur. Then there are Indonesia's tribal cultures, as rich and varied as the islands themselves.
East Java's Gunung Bromo is just one of dozens of active volcanoes calling like a beacon to hikers. The experience of bursting through the cloud layer to the smouldering summit of an Indonesian volcano will linger for a lifetime.
Charming Bali blends rich culture with stupendous sands, and just across the channel are the Gili Islands for diving, Sumbawa for surfing, Flores for discovering and Sumba for simply getting lost.