Indonesia Adventure – Java & Bali

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Jakarta to Gili Trawangan

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Indonesia lives in a corner of the world where everything’s plentiful – delicious food, welcoming people, and, of course, picturesque tropical islands. Take your time on this 21-day tour that takes you from the frenetic city centre of Jakarta to the undeniably leisurely vibes of Ubud on the famously lush island of Bali. With plenty of free time between various must-sees, you’ll get to soak up culture and excitement with a group of like-minded travellers. Trust us – when you're looking to have it all, Indonesia comes out on top.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ngadas Homestay, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Village Walk, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Ancestor Trail Trek, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson
  • Orientation walk in Bandung
  • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP
  • Mt Bromo crater walk
  • Sunrise hike to Mt Bromo viewpoint
  • Cooking class (Kubutambahan)
  • Git Git waterfall visit
  • Monkey Forest visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • See the floating villages of cianjur via bogor
  • Ride the rails to yogakarta
  • Hike the volcano crater at mt bromo
  • Learn new skills with a balinese cooking lesson
  • Lounge on scenic beaches
  • Check out the monkey forest in ubud
  • Ride the waves with a surfing lesson on red island
  • Experience village life in ngadas with an overnight homestay

Itinerary

Day 1 Jakarta Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: You will have a group meeting around 6pm (look out for the Welcome Note in the hotel lobby) and an optional dinner afterwards to get to know your fellow group members. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Jakarta/Cianjur (1B) Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to visit a tea plantation. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. Additional Notes: Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. The homestay is located on the outer ring of Cianjur, and accommodation is multi-share. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Cianjur/Bandung (1B) Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesia's third largest city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B) Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey. Transport: Train (7.00 hour(s), 402km)
Days 5-6 Yogyakarta Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
Day 7 Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D) Begin the day with the train journey to Malang. On arrival in Malang, transfer to a private vehicle for about an hour to reach Ngadas. Upon arrival in the village, meet your hosts and settle into the homestay. In the evening, enjoy a dinner of local fare before gathering at the home of one of the community leaders to learn more about the region's customs and history. Included Activities: Ngadas Homestay Transport: Local train (7.00-8.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Desa Ngadas/Bromo (1B, 1L) After an early breakfast, say good bye to your hosts and explore more of the village on an included walk. Then begin the trek along the Ancestor Trail to Mt Bromo, led by a local guide trained through a G Adventures-supported capacity building program. Opt to hike to the volcano's crater before continuing to the hotel. Included Activities: Village Walk Ancestor Trail Trek Mount Bromo Crater Walk
Day 9 Bromo/Red Island (1B) A pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to watch the sunrise over the crater’s rim is a must, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa. Included Activities: Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Red Island (1B) Enjoy a surf lesson in the morning, then use free time to explore the nearby fishing village, do some more surfing or chill out in a hammock. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson
Day 11 Red Island/Pemuteran (1B) Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Ferry (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 12 Pemuteran (1B) Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
Day 13 Pemuteran/Kuta (1B) Today's drive is a journey, highlighting the spectacular natural diversity and intense cultural wealth that makes Bali such a sought after destination. Our journey takes us across the island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, and quaint scenes of local village life. We then arrive at our overnight destination – popular Kuta beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-5.50 hours)
Day 14 Kuta (1B) Spend a free day in Kuta. Opt to take a surf lesson, explore the shops, chill out on the beach, or head to one of the nearby towns.
Day 15 Kuta/Kubutambahan (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel to Kubutambahan, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, and stop for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program en route. Settle in to the charming guesthouse for the evening. Included Activities: Bali Community Training Lunch Program Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 45km) Private Vehicle (1.75 hour(s), 58km)
Day 16 Kubutambahan (1B, 1D) Try your hand at Balinese cuisine with an included cooking lesson. Opt to trek around the village, visit a waterfall or swim in a natural spring, or check out a nearby dragon fruit farm. Included Activities: Cooking Demonstration and Meal
Day 17 Kubutambahan/Ubud (1B) Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax. Later, travel to cultural Ubud, visiting the picturesque Gitgit waterfall en route. Included Activities: Gitgit Waterfall Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 27km) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 63km)
Day 18 Ubud (1B) Check out the monkey forest before exploring more of Ubud with free time. Opt to take a yoga class, get a massage, or visit the numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance. Included Activities: Monkey Forest Visit
Day 19 Ubud/Gili Trawangan (1B) Transfer to Padang Bai and catch a fast boat to the laid-back island of Gili Trawangan. Beautiful Gili T is home to clear waters and an assortment of beachfront bars, and – best of all – the island doesn't allow motorized vehicles. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.25 hour(s), 40km) Boat (2.00 hour(s), 60km)
Day 20 Gili Trawangan (1B) Spend another day in paradise. Chill out at a café, rent a bike and cruise around, or just kick back and relax on the beach. This evening, enjoy a final night out with the group.
Day 21 Gili Trawangan (1B) Depart at any time. Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bali? Book the Bali Express post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book. Additional Notes: Add the “Bali Express: Gili Trawangan to Kuta” to your adventure and make your way back to Bali with the guidance of a CEO. This nifty post-tour Extra includes a fast boat and land transfer to get you back to Kuta. Onward flights from Denpasar airport must not depart earlier than 20:00 on departure day when booking this extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book. Included Activities: Departure Day
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