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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.


Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166357
Starts: Jakarta, Indonesia Finishes: Benoa, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Jakarta
  • Sanur

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Jakarta

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

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)

03

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

04

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

05

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))

06

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)

07

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)

08

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)

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Day 9: Sanur/Nusa Penida (1L, 1D)

Transfer to Benoa Marina in the morning to meet the skipper for a welcome meeting. Board the boat, set sail, and relax on board. After reaching Nusa Penida opt to go snorkelling.

Transport:
17m (57 ft) sailing catamaran
Private Vehicle

10

Day 10: Nusa Penida/Gili Gede (1B, 1L, 1D)

Cruise to Gili Gede, part of a small group of islands off the southwest coast of Lombok. Enjoy the scenery and visit some of the surrounding islands.

Transport:
17m (57 ft) sailing catamaran

11

Day 11: Gili Gede/Gili Nanggu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue sailing east towards lush Gili Nanggu. Enjoy a beach lunch on Gili Kedis.

Transport:
17m (57 ft) sailing catamaran

12

Day 12: Gili Nanggu/Senggigi (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue sailing to Senggigi, a town with beach bars perfect for chilling out. Opt to go kayaking.

Transport:
17m (57 ft) sailing catamaran

13

Day 13: Senggigi/Gili Air (1B, 1L, 1D)

Sail to the three most famous Gilis – Air, Meno, and Trawangan. These beautiful islands do not allow motorized vehicles and each has a turtle conservation initiative. Snorkel around the islands and, if you're lucky, spot sea turtles. Moor near Gili Air for the night.

Transport:
17m (57 ft) sailing catamaran

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Day 14: Gili Air/Nusa Lembongan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Cruise to Lembongan island in the morning. Upon arrival, opt for snorkelling, surfing, a massage, a yoga class, or relax at one of the beachfront bars.

Transport:
17m (57 ft) sailing catamaran

15

Day 15: Nusa Lembongan/Sanur (1B)

Sail back to Benoa Marina and disembark. Tour ends on arrival.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Transport:
17m (57 ft) sailing catamaran

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Jakarta city tour
    • Nglanggeran village homestay
    • Mt Nglanggeran hike
    • Prambanan temple complex visit
    • Borobudur visit
    • Ngadas homestay
    • Mt Bromo sunrise visit
    • Village walk (Ngadas)
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), homestay (multi-share, 2 nts), twin/double bed cabins (6 nts)
    • 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, walking, train, bike, plane, 17m (57 ft) sailing catamaran
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Tour Highlights:
  • Hike on Mt Nglanggeran
  • Visit the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world
  • Explore Mt Bromo
  • Sail to Senggigi and chill out at a beach bar
  • Sail to the three most famous Gilis