If you want to take a vacation after the pandemic is over, there are lots of tourist destinations in Indonesia that are ready to provide a memorable holiday experience for you. However, there are so many, sometimes it makes us confused. Well, how about you try ecotourism? Ecotourism is a form of tourism that is responsible for preserving nature, provides economic benefits, and maintains the cultural integrity of the local community. That way, besides being able to have fun, you can also help preserve nature, while helping the local community's economy. A very useful vacation, right? Come on, see the various choices of ecotourism destinations in Indonesia that you can make as references below!

1. Tangkahan, North Sumatra


This is a nature conservation area that is often referred to as a hidden paradise in North Sumatra. This destination is indeed relatively unpopular in Indonesia, but for foreign tourists, Tangkahan ecotourism is very popular. Apart from wild elephants, Tangkahan also offers views of unspoiled forests, fresh air, and rivers with very clear water. You can try various activities ranging from trekking, river tubing, camping, to bathing elephants at this destination.

2. Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan

Tanjung Puting

Tanjung Puting National Park as a whole has an area of ​​around 415 hectares or almost the same area as the island of Bali. In this national park there are several types of ecosystems, ranging from tropical rain forest, lowland, dry land forest, freshwater swamp forest, mangrove forest, coastal forest and secondary forest. Very interesting to explore, right?

Apart from seeing the forest, you can meet various kinds of endangered protected animals, for example red langurs, forest cats, proboscis monkeys, bears, mouse deer, and more than 200 species of birds that inhabit this national park. Not to forget, as an orangutan rehabilitation center, you can also see more than 30,000 orangutans in their natural habitat.

3. Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara


You can experience a very memorable holiday in Indonesia by exploring the Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara. This national park actually consists of three large islands, namely Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Padar Island. Apart from being a habitat for the Komodo dragon, Komodo National Park is also home to hundreds of other land animal species, namely snakes, lizards, Rinca rats, horses, buffalo, wild boar, fruit bats, Timor deer, and more than 40 species of birds. . Well, the attraction of Komodo National Park is not only on land, the underwater scenery is no less amazing, there are many beautiful coral reefs and about 1000 species of fish that you can find here.

4. Way Kambas National Park, Lampung

Way Kambas

Ecotourism destinations in Indonesia are not over. There is still Way Kambas National Park in Lampung waiting for you to visit. Here, you will see firsthand several animals whose existence is almost extinct as well as being protected, including the Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhino. Don't forget too, when visiting Way Kambas National Park, you must try exciting attractions, namely watching elephant shows.

5. Raja Ampat, West Papua

Raja Ampat

You don't need to go on vacation all the way to foreign countries, because in Indonesia there are also many charming destinations. This paradise is called Raja Ampat. The perfect beauty of the sea with blue water, beautiful underwater scenery, and challenging hilly landscapes, all of which you can see directly here. You can sit back and relax while gazing at the natural beauty that is presented or you can dive to see various marine life that cannot be found anywhere else.

6. Ijen Crater, East Java

Ijen Crater

Another ecotourism destination that must be on your bucket list is Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi. Here, you will witness a rare phenomenon called blue fire. This blue fire phenomenon is a rare phenomenon that only exists in two in the world, namely in Indonesia and Iceland. The blue fire is created from sulfur gas that burns when exposed to air from outside. The phenomenon of blue fire is even more amazing with the red-orange tinge of the sunrise.

To reach the crater and witness the blue fire phenomenon, you must be prepared to climb Mount Ijen with quite a challenging path. During the climb, you will also often meet local people who work as sulfur collectors.

So that it's not too tiring, you can stop at Tamansari Village which is located 17 km or about 30 minutes from the crater. Here there are many homestays managed by residents through Village Owned Enterprises (BUMDes) to be your resting place. Apart from homestays, Tamansari Village also offers a series of educational tours, including dairy farms, coffee plantations, honey bee farms, and many more! Don't miss visiting the main attraction of Tamansari Village, namely Sendang Seruni, a pool of water sourced from mountain springs. That's a lot, right? Therefore, if you have the opportunity to go to Ijen Crater, don't miss visiting Tamansari Village too!

7. Leuser Mountain National Park, Aceh


If you go here, you will get the complete package. You can see beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, and even hot springs. This national park is home to rare flora and fauna, including bobcats, gibbons, Sumatran tigers, Sumatran rhinos, forest goats, and many more! The main activity that most tourists do in this national park is conquering Mount Leuser by climbing. This mountain hike will usually take about 10-14 days of travel. So, if you want to climb, don't forget to prepare the various climbing equipment needed, okay!

8. Nusa Penida Island, Bali

Nusa Penida

You will be greeted by a row of hills surrounded by the ocean when you arrive at Nusa Penida. This small island has an extraordinary appeal in the form of exotic white sand beaches such as Atuh Beach Nusa Penida, and stunning views from the top of the cliff in the southern part of Nusa Penida Island overlooking the Indian Ocean. Some of the most popular destinations that are usually visited to witness views of the Indian Ocean are Banah Cliff, Nusa Penida Kelingking Beach Hill, and Saren Cliff.

It doesn't stop there, Nusa Penida Island also offers a special underwater charm. Surrounded by open ocean, making this island a 'home' for lovers of diving and snorkeling thanks to its heavenly underwater panorama. Scuba diving and snorkeling locations include Malibu Point, Penida Bay, Toyapakeh, Manta Point, Batu Meling, Batu Abah and Batu Lumbung.

9. Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi


The excitement of holidays in Indonesia is not over. There is still another paradise that you should explore, namely Bunaken National Park. There are lots of beautiful coral reefs and dozens of species of fish that inhabit this national park which is located in North Sulawesi. Not surprisingly, many tourists call Bunaken National Park one of the most beautiful marine parks in the world. If you really like diving, you really have to visit Bunaken National Park, even if it's only once in a lifetime.

10. Tembi Tourism Village, Special Region of Yogyakarta

Tembi Village

You feel bored with the atmosphere of the city and want to feel the village atmosphere? Just come to Tembi Tourism Village. Here, you can breathe fresh air, enjoy the green scenery of the rice fields, and experience local cultural wisdom firsthand. It's even more exciting because you can go around the village by riding a buggy, pedicab, mini train, or bicycle. For those of you who want to add to your farming experience, there are special tour packages, you know! One more thing, the Tembi Tourism Village also has the Tembi Culture House Museum as another attraction. In this museum, you can find various Javanese heirlooms such as keris, gamelan, and many more!

Those are some recommendations for ecotourism destinations that you can include in your vacation plans in Indonesia after the pandemic is over. Don't forget to always take care of your health, by following the health protocols recommended by the government, including wearing a mask, washing your hands diligently, and applying a safe distance wherever you go.

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