Nature tourism in Indonesia does have its own charm because of its beautiful panorama and priceless biodiversity. Starting from the stunning beaches, beautiful lakes, stunning mountains, to the shady forests, there will never be an end to exploring the natural beauty of Indonesia.

Nature tourism is often an option to refresh the brain, by enjoying the soothing and beautiful scenery can make the mind calm and ready to carry out the usual activities the next day.

The selection of natural tourism objects for your vacation or refreshing activities should be based on the mutual agreement of all members who participate in these activities, lest the selection of outdoor attractions become a conflict and debate again when we start the activities.

For those of you who want to start over, or are just starting to want to explore nature tourism in the archipelago, it’s a good idea to listen to some of the travel tips below.

Beach

Lengkuas Island, Belitung (http://kemolekanalamindonesia.blogspot.com)

The expanse of sand combined with the rustling of the waves always makes travelers long for a trip to the beach. There are various activities that can be done, from sunbathing, swimming, playing beach ball, to diving.

There are many beach tourist destinations in Indonesia, such as Kuta (Bali), Pangandaran (West Java), and Gili Trawangan (Lombok) beaches and others. Here are some tips for those of you who intend to enjoy beach tourism.

Protect your body from the sun

The scorching sun can make the skin of the body blacken, even irritate and peel. To prevent this, apply selected sunblock products every four hours. Even though it is a waterproof type, sunblock also has maximum durability. Using sunblock is not only useful to avoid dark skin tone, but also to avoid sunburn and the bad effects of sunlight.

Sunbathing at the right time

The best time for sunbathing is from morning until 11.00 noon or after 15.00. The hot sun during the day will actually burn and damage the skin. Then, to prevent dehydration during sunbathing, make sure you drink plenty of water.

Use clothes with light materials

For your comfort when swimming or sunbathing on the beach, use light clothing. The use of clothes made of thick and heavy will only bother you.

rinse body

The skin surface is the most sensitive part. Washing it with clean water after you swim will dissolve the salt content that sticks to your skin effectively. In addition, the use of after sun lotion is good for cooling sunburned skin.

Mountains, Cliffs and Forests

Mount Bromo (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

For you nature lovers, traveling to mountains such as Mount Rinjani (Lombok), Mount Semeru (East Java), Mount Papandayan (West Java), and so on can be an option, don’t forget to choose a mountain that is really safe to visit. .

The cool air and beautiful scenery are the dishes that you will feel if you choose to explore this slightly more challenging tour.

In addition to stamina and excellent physique, of course there are several things that you must pay attention to and prepare before deciding to venture out on the winding mountainous terrain. Here are some of them.

Bring Essential Equipment

Pack enough for all your climbing needs, from clothing, food, maps, compass, or GPRS, footwear, rock climbing equipment to other necessities, such as multipurpose knives and medicines. So that when on a trip you don’t get tired easily, avoid luggage that is too heavy.

“Planning” must be mature

To avoid things that are not desirable, before departure, of course you must make careful planning of the mountain terrain that you will climb, including planning the route to be traversed, final destination, return route, time period, to weather conditions.

Obtaining permission and using Tour Guide

Before climbing, you are required to report and obtain permission from the relevant parties, especially at the climbing post. Fill out the guest book (at the inn where your starting point will start the climb) by including the duration of the climb, full address, and the telephone number of family or friends who can be contacted in the event of an accident on the mountain.

If we decide to visit natural attractions such as mountains or natural forests that we have never visited before, it is better if we ask for help from people who have visited the place before, it can be a friend or a tour guide or a guide who really understands and understand the conditions and circumstances of these tourist attractions, this is necessary to reduce the risk of getting lost in the natural attractions that we will visit.

Protecting the environment

Do not destroy the natural beauty that you are enjoying. Avoid actions that can damage the beauty and balance of nature, such as doodling, cutting down trees carelessly, catching animals, or throwing garbage anywhere.

Waterfall

Sarasah (Waterfall) Aka Swing (http://www.kaskus.co.id)

If you choose a waterfall tour, for example, choose a time that often doesn’t rain, because if it rains you won’t be able to approach the waterfall for fear of a landslide, because it’s important that you choose the right time to plan your visit, don’t want it if you don’t want to. your visit is interrupted and you cannot enjoy waterfall tours freely and freely because of fear of landslides, besides that it is also important to bring a change of clothes so you can play in the water cheerfully and not afraid of getting wet.

Lake

Lake Dua Rasa Labuan Cermin, East Kalimantan (http://web.stagram.com)

Indonesia has a variety of lake tourist attractions with beautiful views spread over various regions, such as Lake Maninjau (West Sumatra), Lake Toba (North Sumatra), Lake Tahai (Palangkaraya), and Lake Kelimutu (NTT), and so on.

Apart from just enjoying the scenery, you can do activities such as swimming (especially in some places) and fishing. Then, what tips can be your guide for lake tourism?

Find transportation information

Before starting your trip, make sure you choose a travel agency that suits your financial condition. There are lakes that are easy to reach, some are remote. Lake Toba in North Sumatra and Lake Singkarak in West Sumatra are two examples of lakes that are easily accessible. You only need to take a private vehicle or public transportation to get to the edge of the lake.

However, if the lake is far enough away like Kelimutu lake in NTT, for example, you can use a plane and make sure you get a promotional ticket by taking advantage of certain moments. Understand the weather Summer is a great time to visit the lakes in various regions. During the rainy season, maybe the air and lake water will be cooler so you cannot freely swim or do activities.

Prepare supplies

Picnic while interspersed with fishing activities is the right activity while on vacation to the lake. Because not all lakes provide facilities for selling food, it is better if you have prepared food and drinks beforehand.

Fishing on the lake

Those of you who specifically intend to go to the lake for fishing, you must pay attention to several things, including those related to the season. During the hot dry season, the top layer of lake water becomes warm, while the bottom layer is cold and lacks oxygen. Because fish require high dissolved oxygen in the water, the fish will be in the middle or part of the lake water surface.

On the other hand, during the rainy season, the water on the surface tends to be cold so that more oxygen is dissolved in the water than at the bottom of a warm lake. Fish will tend to be more on the surface than at the bottom of the lake.

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