Yolo Java to Bali

From the bustling streets of Jakarta to the blissful shores of Bali, this two-week trip affords plenty of culture, spirituality and excitement. Soak up picture-perfect mountain, jungle and volcanic landscapes, as well as soaking up plenty of culture and excitement along the way. You’ll learn from the wise locals how tea is handpicked from the ‘Golden Mountain’ tea plantation, admire Buddhist temple complexes, trek in the shadow of Mt. Bromo and snorkel off Menjangan Island, with plenty of time to chill on the beach. This incredible corner of the world is an Asian Shangri-La and truly personifies spirituality and tranquillity.

Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127049
Starts: Jakarta, Indonesia Finishes: Denpasar, Indonesia
You will visit
  • Jakarta
  • Sanur



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 teach English to local children. 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.

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

Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))


Day 4: Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

Train (7.00 hour(s))


Day 5: Yogyakarta

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


Day 7: Yogyakarta/Tawangmangu (1B)

Begin the day with an easy 2.5 hr drive. On the way, we have the option of stopping at Prambanan to explore the largest Hindu temple complex in Java by foot. This visit allows for approximately 1.5 hrs of exploration, and anyone who chooses not to visit the temple can visit an art market located near the temple.

Also opt to visit the Sukuh Temple, known as a fertility temple with erotic carvings. From there, walk approximately 3 hrs through small villages and along agricultural land, finishing up at a waterfall. A walk up a staircase ends in the village of Tawangmanggu, where the evening is free to enjoy as you wish.

Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))


Day 8: Tawangmangu/Malang (1B)

Travel to to the second largest city in East Java.

Spend the afternoon checking out the gorgeous parks, bird and flower market, Singosari temple, Jago temple, Kidal temple, or just relaxing with a cup of local tea.

Private Vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours)


Day 9: Malang/Bromo (1B)

Today's drive takes us through the tropical winding landscape of Eastern Java, climbing ever upwards and further out of the heat towards the grandeur of Mt Bromo. Part of the Tengger Calder, the largest volcanic range in the area, Mt Bromo is a distinct site -- it blew its top off completely and is constantly smouldering with white smoke.

Minibus (5.00 hour(s))


Day 10: 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:
Mount Bromo Visit

Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))


Day 11: 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 12: Red Island/Pemuteran (1B)

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

Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Ferry (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))


Day 13: Pemuteran (1B)

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


Day 14: Pemuteran/Sanur (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 entire island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, quaint scenes of local village life, and eventually passing through the thriving metropolis of Denpasar. We then arrive at our overnight destination on the magnificent beaches of Sanur.

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))


Day 15: Sanur (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Tea plantation visit
    • Orientation walk in Bandung
    • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP
    • Climb Mt Bromo at sunrise
    • Surf lesson
    • Street food crawl
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels (11 nts), surf camp dorms (2 nts, multi-share), local homestay (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 14 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
    • 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.