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6 Activities in Indonesia that Will Nourish Your Soul - Discovering Pure Bliss on Your Holiday

There will be a myriad of engrossing things to do in Indonesia that will captivate the discerning visitor, such as taking a mangrove tour, going island hopping, experiencing the farming lifestyle and so on. These unique and enjoyable experiences will undoubtedly capture the visitor’s imagination. 


Take a mangrove tour at sunset

Nature lovers are sure to be enthralled by an enjoyable tour that will take you through lush mangrove ecosystems at the time of dusk. During this captivating nature excursion, you can make your way along a picturesque waterway such as the Kawal River through areas of dense jungle. As you cruise through the lush surroundings, you will notice interesting kinds of wildlife such as monitor lizards, snakes, monkeys and kingfishers. You may also take a night tour on which you could admire the sight of the fireflies illuminating the river. 


Go island hopping

A marvellous experience that you could enjoy during a visit to Bintan is an island hopping excursion which will take you to a selection of beautiful small islands. Naturally, this will be one of the wonderful things to do in Bintan for couples seeking seclusion and romance. On your island hopping trip, you will have the opportunity to visit pristine beaches and enjoy a picnic on the sands as you venture from one destination to another. You may also go snorkelling or diving and admire the vibrantly coloured reefs and their entrancing sea creatures.


Experience the farming lifestyle

A unique activity that would capture the imagination of discerning travellers is the opportunity to experience the farming lifestyle for a day. As you might expect, this will be a novel and absorbing endeavour that will provide one-of-a-kind insights. During this activity, you could gain an understanding of sustainable methods of farming as you involve yourself in tasks such as planting a nursery, feeding animals, planting trees and making compost. To round off your farming experience, you may enjoy a cup of refreshing Kombucha tea. 


Enjoy spa treatments

After a busy day of exploring and adventure activities, you may take the opportunity to enjoy some relaxing wellness treatments at a quality resort spa. You will have the chance to experience pampering treatments drawing inspiration from Ayurvedic therapies, indigenous treatments and more modern techniques. You may also experience the distinctive ‘rice and spice’ technique of relaxation and rejuvenation. An accommodation choice to consider where you could experience the above therapies would be The Residence Bintan. 


Visit the 500 Lohan Temple

An engrossing sightseeing attraction in Bintan is the fascinating 500 Lohan Temple. This place of worship is renowned for its numerous eye-catching statues, each of which possesses distinctive physical features and facial expressions. You will also encounter legendary figures from the folklore of China at this captivating sacred site. The temple’s absorbing architecture would also capture your interest and make for a memorable visit. 


Take a cooking class

Another great experience to be enjoyed during your visit to the nation of Indonesia is taking a local cooking class. You would have the opportunity to experience healthy forms of cooking using fresh organically cultivated ingredients. Some classes will also give you the chance to select the ingredients yourself from an herb garden and learn the art of preparing genuine Indonesian dishes. The flavourful dishes of Java will undoubtedly delight the discerning food connoisseur and once you learn to prepare them, you could make these dishes once back home as well.