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Indonesia on a Shoestring – Java to Kuta
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Until Feb 18 From Feb 18

Home to 136 million people, the Indonesian island of Java is the most densely populated region on Earth. But while the teeming rivers of humanity that flow through Jakartas streets at rush hour can feel overpowering, theres still a surprising amount of room to stretch out and explore. Travelling with other young travellers eager to experience this unique place, youll make your way from Java's big cities to the calming beaches of Bali, soaking up culture and excitement along the way. And as your expert CEOs will be only too happy to show you, theres plenty more to taste here than just stellar coffee.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: AEKS.A/201392
  • Starts: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Finishes: Kuta, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Jakarta
  • Cianjur
  • Bandung
  • Yogyakarta
  • Desa Ngadas
  • Bromo
  • Red Island
  • Pemuteran
  • Ubud
  • Kuta

Itinerary

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Day 1: Jakarta

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Jakarta/Cianjur

Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to teach English to local children. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay.

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Day 3: Cianjur/Bandung

Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung, then take some time to explore independently.
Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesia's third largest city.

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Day 4: Bandung/Yogyakarta

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

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Day 5: Yogyakarta

Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.

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Day 6: Yogyakarta

Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.

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Day 7: 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.
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.

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Day 8: Desa Ngadas/Bromo

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.

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Day 9: Bromo/Red Island

Enjoy an early morning hike to a viewpoint to take in the the enchanting moonscape of Mt Bromo as the sun rises, then travel to a sweet surf camp on the beach.
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.

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Day 10: Red Island

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.

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Day 11: Red Island/Pemuteran

Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park.

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Day 12: Pemuteran

Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.

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Day 13: Pemuteran/Ubud

Travel to cultural Ubud, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way and stop for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program en route. Explore Ubud with some free time.
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 – culturally-rich Ubud.

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Day 14: Ubud/Kuta

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta.

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Day 15: Kuta

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Tea plantation visit
    • Orientation walk in Bandung
    • G Adventures-supported community homestay (Ngadas)
    • Ngadas village walk
    • Ancestor Trail trek
    • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP
    • Mt Bromo crater walk
    • Sunrise hike to Mt Bromo viewpoint
    • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (10 nts), surf camp dorms (2 nts, multi-share), homestay (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Minibus, local bus, walking, ferry, train
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Discover Javanese culture
  • Trek in the shadow of Mt Bromo
  • Snap photos of beautiful rice terraces
  • Relax on sandy beaches
  • Surf some waves.