Best of Java & Sailing Adventure

Classic, Jakarta to Sanur

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Some travellers explore Indonesia by land. Others experience it by sea. Smart travellers do both with this amazing 15-day adventure that combines Javanese turf and Gili Islands surf. Kick things off in Jakarta and head off to the “Paris of Java” — Bandung and opt for a traditional angklung orchestra show. Explore the Buddhist sanctuary of Borobodur in Yogyakarta, witness the majesty of Mt Bromo, and relax at Sanur before boarding a catamaran for six days of snorkelling and taking it as easy as possible in the glorious Gilis. See? You really can have it all.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ngadas Homestay, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Village Walk, Desa Ngadas
  • Jakarta city tour
  • Nglanggeran village homestay
  • Mt Nglanggeran hike
  • Prambanan temple complex visit
  • Borobudur visit
  • Mt Bromo sunrise visit
  • Beach time in Sanur
  • Sailing Bali, Lombok, and the Gili Islands
  • Beach lunch on Gili Kedis
  • Senggigi town visit with kayaking option
  • Snorkelling around the Gili Islands
  • Lembongan Island visit
  • Snorkelling equipment aboard the catamaran
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Hike on mt nglanggeran
  • Visit the largest buddhist sanctuary in the world
  • Explore mt bromo
  • Sail to the three most famous gilis - air; meno & trawangan
  • Explore the lesser known gilis - sudak; nanggu & gede


Day 1 Jakarta Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Jakarta/Bandung (1B) A guided city tour will visit the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and tour the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In Bandung, opt to see the angklung orchestra — resonating melodies created when children shake bamboo instruments. Included Activities: Jakarta City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 150km)
Day 3 Bandung/Nglanggeran (1B, 1D) Take the morning train to Yogyakarta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, then transfer to Nglanggeran village for a homestay. Transport: Train (7.00 hour(s), 402km) Private Vehicle
Day 4 Nglanggeran/Yogyakarta (1B, 1L) Enjoy a hike on Mt Nglanggeran before getting a closer look at local life. After lunch in the village travel back to Yogyakarta, visiting the Prambanan Hindu temple complex en route. Included Activities: Mount Nglanggeran Hike Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5 Yogyakarta (1B) Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here. Included Activities: Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 6 Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D) Continue the journey across the agricultural heartland of Java to Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture with a G Adventures-supported community homestay. Included Activities: Ngadas Homestay Transport: Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
Day 7 Ngadas/Malang (1B, 1L) Start early today (approximately 2:30am) for a pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to watch the sunrise over the crater’s rim, 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 Village Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 8 Malang/Sanur (1B) Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 95km) Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 16km)
Day 9 Sanur/Nusa Lembongan (1L, 1D) After reaching Nusa Lembongan opt to go snorkelling or on a Mangrove Tour. Transport: Private Vehicle 17m (57 ft) Indonesia Sailing Catamaran
Day 10 Nusa Lembongan/Lombok Island (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue sailing to the beautiful islands of Lombok, starting with the three most famous Gilis - Air, Meno, and Trawangan. Moor near Gili Trawangan for the night. Transport: 17m (57 ft) Indonesia Sailing Catamaran
Day 11 Lombok Island (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore the beaches and islands on the west coast of Lombok, including Gili Trawangan, Gili Sudak, Gili Nanggu, and Gili Gede. Additional Notes: Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments. Included Activities: Gili Trawangan Visit Gili Sudak Visit Gili Nanggu Visit Gili Gede Visit Transport: 17m (57 ft) Indonesia Sailing Catamaran
Day 14 Lombok Island/Nusa Penida (1B, 1L, 1D) Cruise to Nusa Penida in the morning. Upon arrival, opt for snorkelling, or a Nusa Penida Island Explorer Tour. Transport: 17m (57 ft) Indonesia Sailing Catamaran
Day 15 Nusa Penida/Sanur (1B) Sail back to Serangan Village and disembark. Tour ends on arrival. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: 17m (57 ft) Indonesia Sailing Catamaran