The Jakarta Post
April is the month when the sky usually starts to clear in Indonesia. Although heavy rains could still fall at unpredictable times, more destinations and activities are available to be explored after the rainy season. (Shutterstock/File)
April, the month when the sky usually starts to clear in Indonesia, is upon us. Although heavy rain still falls at unpredictable times, it should not stop your adventurous side from exploring the archipelago.
The following are four adventures you might be interested in checking out.
There is a high chance to meet orangutans in their natural habitat, such as in Kalimantan's or North Sumatra's rainforests. In Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, you can try visiting natural conservation areas to meet the orangutans at the Samboja Lestari Forest. Tempo.co reported that the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, the owner of the conservation area, offers lodging and orangutan educational tours to its guests. All revenues from the tours and lodgings are used for orangutan conservation.
Cycling on Lombok
Cycling enthusiasts may visit Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara and be a part of the Tour de Lombok Mandalika sports tourism event. The cycle race is to start and end in Central Lombok, taking its participants to see Lombok’s cultural and tourist attractions while biking. The event is scheduled to run from April 13 to 16.
Trekking on Mount Rinjani
Mount Rinjani on Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.(Shutterstock/File)
Those who love trekking may set their sights on Mount Rinjani. After being closed because of extreme weather since January, the trekking route on Mt. Rinjani is scheduled to reopen in April. The 3,672-meter mountain offers challenging routes and breathtaking views. In 2016, more than 89,000 tourists from Indonesia and from the overseas had reportedly climbed Mt. Rinjani.
Snorkeling and diving
The Lombok land- and seascape. When the weather has cleared up, travelers may dive around Lombok or the Gili Islands in West Nusa Tenggara. (Shutterstock/File)
When the weather has cleared up, travelers may gain a pleasant diving experience around Lombok or the Gili Islands in West Nusa Tenggara. Although there may still be rain, there would be fewer tourists in the area as compared to in the holiday seasons. Another plus point is that travelers can also enjoy the lush greenery on Lombok in April. (asw)