Indonesia Bucket List

Just an epic traditional Indonesian bucket list!

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Indonesia, Indonesia Bucket List


  • Surf in Changgu (Bali). 
  • Go on a Bali swing
  • Go shopping in Ubud. 
  • Create a Bali Bucket List.
  • Make friends with a monkey (at a distance) at the Monkey Forest
  • Climb Mt. Batur at sunrise. 
  • Enjoy Uluwatu Temple
  • Go snorkeling and spot a turtle in the Gili Islands. 
  • Go to all three Gili Islands
  • Scuba dive the Gili Islands. 
  • Drink a smoothie on the beach. 
  • See the multi-colored lakes of Mount Kelimutu on Flores Island
  • Take a basket weaving class
  • Drink Kopi Luwak coffee
  • Climb the ‘fidget spinner’ beach on Padar Island
  • Star gaze from a boat in the komodo islands (still the best starts I’ve seen to this day. I literally cried). 
  • See a Komodo Dragon at the National Park.
  • Swim with manta rays in Nusa Penida
  • Enjoy the rice terraces of Bali. 
  • Take a Balinese flower bath
  • Relax in a pool of flowers at Villa Cella Bella Ubud.
  • Visit Tannah Lot (at low tide!)
  • Care for elephants with a mud bath! 
  • Visit the Borobudur Temple in Megelang. 
  • See the Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta.
  • Try to spot a megamouth shark in Pulau Weh
  • See the orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park.
  • Find Lake Toba, the natural lake that sprung from a crater of a dormant volcano. 
  • Spot an orangutan in Bukit Luwang.
  • Find the Monas in Jakarta celebrating independence.
  • Climb Mt. Rinjani (second largest volcano and it’s active!)
  • If that active volcano wasn’t enough…climb Mt. Bromo in East Java. 
  • Experience culture at Tana Toraja.
  • Go on a surfing holiday in Mentawai Islands
  • Do a spa treatment at Karsa Spa in Ubud.
  • Experience the unique culture and landscapes of the Baliem Valley in Papua.
  • Scuba dive Raja Ampat in West Papua.  
  • Snorkel at Nusa Lembongan
  • Watch a Kecak Dance performance.
  • Go dolphin sightseeing
Indonesia, Indonesia Bucket List


  • Take a Balinese cooking class.
  • Eat a floating breakfast in Bali. 
  • Eat traditional food anywhere in Padang (West Sumatra).
  • Try Sate Ayam (grilled chicken skewer) in Jakarta.
  • Savor the famous Indonesia fried rice: Nasi Goreng.
  • Visit Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck) in Ubud.
  • Try Rendang (slow-cooked beef dish) in Sumutra.
  • Eat Gudeg (unique jackfruit stew) in Yogyakarta.
  • Experience Pempek (fish and tapioca dumpling) in Palembang.
  • Buy Mie Goreng (flavorful fried noodle) from a street food stall.
  • Try some Martabak Manis (sweet thick pancake) from a street vendor.
  • Treat yourself to Es Cendol (Pandan Jelly dessert).
  • Drink a Bintang Beer on the beach at sunset.
  • Sip on some Bakso (meatball soup).
  • For the fish lovers, try Ikan Bakar.
  • Eat coconut rice (Nasi Uduk) in Jakarta.
  • Comfort yourself with Soto Ayam (chicken soup) in Surabaya.
  • Celebrate with Tumpeng (rice dish) in traditional Javanese restaurants.
  • Treat yourself Pisang Goreng (fried banana)
  • Eat Nasi Kuning (turmeric rice) for breakfast.
  • Indulge in Klepon (sweet rice cakes).
  • Savor Sup Buntut (oxtail soup).
  • Try Ayam Goreng (fried chicken).
  • Avoid the smell of Durian.
  • Spice it up breakfast with Kerak Telor (spicy omelette).
  • Eat Ikan Bakar Jimbaran (grilled sea fish) in Bali.
  • Buy Tempeh for a healthy option.
  • Taste Otak-Otak (grilled fish-cake).
  • Indulge in Es Campur (shaved ice dessert).
Indonesia, Indonesia Bucket List


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