The best hikes in Indonesia feature smoking volcano craters, giant waterfalls, magnificent jungles, and exotic wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else on Earth.
This island nation is home to 400 volcanoes, more than any other country in the world, and most of these are open to tourists for hiking. Even though the most popular Indonesia volcano hike is probably Mount Batur in Bali, there are actually even better volcanoes to climb in places like Java, Sulawesi, and Sumatra.
Indonesia has almost 20 percent of the world’s animal species, so there’s also a lot of endemic wildlife you can see here if you go trekking in the jungle, including the gentle orangutans and the beastly Komodo dragons!
I’ll never forget my first trip to Sulawesi, when I realized how many amazing hiking trails are waiting to be discovered in Indonesia if you just go off the beaten path and start exploring new islands.
Now that Indonesia is my second home (and my wife’s actual home!), I plan to keep this guide updated as we find more of the best hikes in Indonesia. If one of your favorite Indonesia hikes is missing from this list, you’re also welcome to recommend it in the comments at the bottom of this travel blog post!