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12 Knots offers a variety of scheduled cruises in Indonesia. With our by the cabin charter sailing vacations Bali and nearby islands will remain in your heart forever. Indonesia sailing trip combines magnificent nature with rich, unique cultures that still thrive today. Well thought itinerary with shot passages, beautiful places and number of snorkeling spots will make this trip unforgettable.

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      Indonesia sailing vacation

      If you are looking for an ideal sailing trip, Indonesia should be one of the top destinations to choose from. Yachting is quite new in this country and that is why Indonesia can offer you a completely new cruising experience. Indonesia consists of more than 17,000 islands, covering area of about 735,358 square miles, that makes it an ideal place for yacht sailing vacation. Each and every island is totally unique and offers something new, exotic and exciting to its visitors. Indonesia sailing trips are gaining popularity thanks to clear ocean, warm climate all year round, vivid nature and stunning underwater world. This region represents more than 10% of all corals reefs of the world ocean.

      Weather in Indonesia

      Indonesia has hot and humid clime almost all year round with two hardly distinctive seasons. April to October blows southeasterly monsoon and this period is known as a dry season, November to March it changes to the north-western monsoon that brings rain and humidity and the air temperature varies from + 24C to + 33C. Since there are no distinctive seasons in Indonesia, you can go for sailing vacation on a yacht any time of the year.

      Culture

      This is beautiful and harmonious country with pristine nature, unique combination of culture, long history, numerous ancient palaces and temples. With an estimated population of over 253 million people, Indonesia has is highly diverse culture, with more than 300 different ethnic groups. As the fourth most populous country in the world, it is a nation of contrasts and rich mix of cultures with strong influence from China, Europe, India and Malaysia. Indonesians are open, friendly and peaceful people. Nevertheless, any cultural awareness can ease the culture shock and assure you avoid any embarrassing situations in a daily life while you are on vacation. Indonesians are taught to remain always calm in public, avoid disagreements, speak quietly with consideration and not get angered by little things. You should do the same. Adopt a humble demeanor, practice patience and remember to smile!

      Bali sailing tour

      On the first day of your sailing cruise in Indonesia you should visit Bali island – the very heart of Indonesian culture. This place is known as the island of thousands of temples, simply because there are more than 11,000 temples around the island. And it is not surprising since Balinese religion combines Hinduism, Buddhism and many other beliefs. But apart of a great spiritual heritage, this island is also famous for its lush nature, great infrastructure and fantastic resorts with golf clubs, tennis courts, fashionable hotels and boutiques.

      If you want to learn more about Indonesian culture and traditions, you should definitely visit Taman Nusa Park, one of the stunning cultural destinations located on the island of Bali.

      It is a new park that represents all types of houses and buildings (in total there are 78 objects) from different parts of Indonesia on the territory of more than 15 hectares. Apart of exploring typical local houses you will have a chance to see original inhabitants of the most diverse islands. This museum contains examples of the traditional tools and utensils used by the locals and brought here from various parts of the country.

      Thigs to do in Bali

      The most popular entertainment on the island is, of course, surfing, diving and rafting. Also, Bali is a real paradise for golf and horse riding. Fans of surfing prefer the south and east of the island. Here you can rent outfit and take some surfing lessons. Those who love diving travel to the east part of the island or to the west where Barat National Park is located, famous for a breathtaking diving in coral reefs. Rafting fans can try rafting on Ayung River and Telaga Vaja, but in this case, it is better to plan your sailing vacation during the rainy season. And this is only a small part of the activities you can try in Indonesia, not mentioning kitesurfing, windsurfing, fishing, kayaking and numerous excursions around the island including hiking in the remote parts of the island. As you can see, Bali is really a unique island where dreams come true.

      Indonesian cuisine

      You may be surprised, but there is no other place in the world where people eat rice in such great amounts. Even in McDonald’s, you will get rice instead of potatoes. Nevertheless, Indonesian cuisine is very diverse with great influence and traditions brought from nearby islands. Sate is the most popular Indonesian dish. These tasty meat skewers are cooked on hot coals and usualy made of chicken meat or mutton, served with vegetables and two sauces – spicy and peanut. Another popular dish is otak-otak – a casserole of minced fish, served in banana leaves. Most of the dishes are served with free crackers or krupuk, which are made of flour with the addition of dried squid or shrimp.

      During your sailing vacation in Bali you should try most local dishes that you won’t find anywhere else in the country. First of all, try delicious pork, fried noodles (mie goreng) and rice. In particular, try: bali guling, bebek tutu, ikan pepes, pisang molen and cap cai. Indonesians say that Bali is the beach capital, Yogyakarta is the cultural capital, and Jakarta is the culinary capital.

      Lombok

      Lombok looks as if it was specially created for tourists who want to plunge into the world of peace and quietness, or just to stay away from civilization. It attracts by the splendor of lakes and waterfalls. Here you will feel the harmony and tranquility that we all miss in everyday life.

      During you sailing cruise to Lombok you will plunge right into the beauty of this tropical island: infinite white-sand beaches, shady palm trees and majestic mountains with lush vegetation. Near Lombok you many find number of small coral islands most of which are still uninhabited. The best time for Lombok sailing tour is from May to September – dry season with zero chance of rain and very comfortable temperature.

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