Indonesia Java, Bali & Lombok

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Overview

Yeah, we’ve seen you perusing the Bali, Lombok, and Java trips and thinking, “Why don’t they just put all three of them together?” Here you go: All the natural splendour, bustling cities, remote villages, and exotic wildlife of Indonesia’s most popular territories in one convenient, 22-day bundle. Explore the volcanoes of Yogyakarta, endless rainforests, the rugged and untouched beauty of Lombok, bustling Jakarta, and blissful Sanur’s white-sand beaches. The adventure of a lifetime is out there. Sometimes, all you have to do is ask.

Itinerary

Day 1: Jakarta

Arrive at any time.

Welcome to Indonesia's modern metropolis, and capital city, on the coast of Java. There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting, so get out there and explore.

Day 2: Jakarta/Bandung

Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta visiting the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and stroll through the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung surrounded by volcanic peaks and tea plantations. Opt to see the angklung orchestra - resonating traditional melodies created by children shaking bamboo instruments.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 3: Bandung/Yogyakarta

Board a morning train and take in the beautiful scenery on the ride to Yogyakarta, steeped in ancient ruins and culture. On arrival, opt to go on a cycling tour or take in a Ramayana dance performance.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 4: Yogyakarta

Venture to the Prambanan Hindu temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and wander through the remains of some 244 temples, with some towering out of the rubble. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 5: Yogyakarta

Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time exploring the pyramid-like complex, admiring the intricate carvings, and come away with a deeper understanding of Buddhist culture here. Later, enjoy free time to continue exploring Yogyakarta.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 6: Yogyakarta/Ngadas

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.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Ngadas/Malang

Start early today (approximately 2:30am) for a pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to Mt Bromo. Watch the sunrise over the crater’s rim, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa. Head back to Ngadas for lunch before exploring more of the village on an included walk. Later, travel to Malang for the night.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Malang/Sanur

Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur, a serene seaside town on the island of Bali. Spend the afternoon on the beach, and cheers to a beautiful sunset.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 9: Sanur

Enjoy some free time in Sanur.

New travellers may join the tour today. You are welcome to join them for an optional welcome dinner in the evening.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 10: Sanur/Munduk

Visit the Lake Danu Bratan Temple and take a walk through the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces before arriving at the guesthouse in Munduk. Enjoy some delicious Balinese cuisine.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Munduk/Kintamani

Drive through lush rice fields and winding mountain roads to Kintamani, then take a dip in the local hot springs.

Arrive in Kintamani with its breathtaking views of Lake Batur and the Batur crater. Take a wander through town and mix with the locals, visit the market, and marvel at the variety of local produce for sale.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 12: Kintamani/Ubud

Opt for a sunrise hike to the top of Mt Batur before travelling to the cultural heart of Bali, stopping for lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Arrive in Ubud in the late afternoon for an orientation walk and some free time.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Ubud

Enjoy a free day to explore exactly what interests you in Ubud. Opt to visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 14: Ubud/Candidasa

Visit Kerta Gosa, the historic court of justice, before the journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 15: Candidasa

With more free time here, opt to visit the Tirta Gangga temple or the traditional village of Tenganan, go snorkelling, or relax on one of the secluded beaches along the coast.

New travellers may join today for the Lombok portion of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 16: Candidasa/Kuta

Take a local ferry to Lombok and visit a Sasak traditional village en route to Kuta.

Arrive at the shores of Lombok and head to a traditional Sasak village. Meet the locals and learn more about their unique culture and way of life. Continue on to Kuta for the night.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 17: Kuta

Enjoy a full day exploring the area around Kuta. Opt for a surf lesson or visit one of the beautiful beaches nearby.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 18: Kuta/Senggigi

Enjoy a spectacular drive through the middle of Lombok. Stop at the Tetebatu community to enjoy an easy trek led by a local guide. Explore the surrounding plantation to see rice, coffee and cacao cultivation and weather permitting, views of Mt. Rinjani. Opt for a buffet lunch in the Tetebatu community before continuing on to visit the slopes of the Rinjani Volcano. Hike to a secluded waterfall and take a dip in the fresh water. Continue on to Senggigi for the night.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 19: Senggigi/Gili Trawangan

This morning we head to the stunning Gili Islands. Once at the islands enjoy a half-day snorkelling trip and check out what's living under the sea.

Drive to the coast and hop on a ferry to Gili and settle in for a few days on the islands. The Gilis are paradise incarnate with a tiny population, no cars, and gorgeous white-sand beaches.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 20: Gili Trawangan

Today is free for exploring. Opt to rent a bike and cycle around the island, visit the shopping area, or try some yoga.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 21: Gili Trawangan/Sanur

Travel back to Bali by boat for a final dinner and farewells.

Spend the final evening with an optional dinner together, reflecting on the adventure under a beautiful Balinese sunset.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 22: Sanur

Depart at any time.

Includes: Breakfast

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