The superlatives related to Indonesia are long and varied. The world’s most populous Muslim nation, welcoming of Hindu and Christian minorities. The Earth’s largest archipelago, stretching 5,000 kilometers and counting 17,000 islands in its number. Perfectly encapsulated by the nation’s motto of ‘unity in diversity, its 34 provinces are hugely varied. Relax on the beaches of the Gili Islands, traverse the rivers of Borneo, or seek out orangutans, rhinoceros, and Komodo dragons. Witness traditional shadow puppet plays or delves into the sometimes-frantic streets of Jakarta, Surabaya, or Batam. Then explore the rich heritage of Bali, or dive among some of the best scuba sites around.