Looking for an epic Indonesia tour that takes in all the adventure this beautiful country has to offer?
Well this 12 day Indonesia tour with One Life Adventure covering Bali, Java and Gili Trawangan ticks all the boxes for some serious tropical Indo fun!
Kicking off in the hipster capital of Canggu (after your airport pickup of course!) you’ll be based right in amongst the action, an easy walking distance from all the bars, restaurants and of course the beach.
Then the adventure begins as you head north to Pemuteran, well off the usual tourist track and with plenty of beautiful waterfalls to explore so get your cameras ready! From here you’ll also head out to explore Menjangan island with its beautiful coral reefs – a stop with some serious tropical vibes.
Stop 3 is Java – where you’ll get the opportunity to climb Mount Bromo for a sunrise you’ll never forget and also score some epic waves at Red Island, which is absolutely stunning and one of our teams favourite surf spots in Indonesia!
After some serious off the beaten path adventure in Java it’s time to bounce back to Bali where you’ll hit up the firm traveller favourite of Ubud where you’ll visit more awesome waterfalls as well as ticking a visit to the rice terraces and famous monkey temple off the bucket list.
Your 12 day Indonesia tour finishes up on the beautiful island of Gili Trawangan (aka Gili T) where you’ll indulge in more island vibes – including snorkelling with turtles and enjoy some beach parties!
Adventure, sun, fun, some epic new travel buddies and memories to last a lifetime – what more could you ask for?
|Start Location||Denpasar (Airport Pickup)|
|Finish Location||Padang Bai|
|2018 Dates||Various Dates in 2018 (see tab)|
|2019 Dates||Departs every Monday|
Welcome to Bali!
We kick things off in the coolest, most up and coming part of Bali- Canggu. The streets lined with great restaurants, hip bars and amazing shopping. Our hotel is located in the middle of all the hype, whilst also being walking distance to Bali beaches.
Here you can either try your hand at surfing or watch as everyone else does! This evening we’ll meet for a sunset rooftop drink before heading to our first family included welcome dinner together.
And we’re off! We’re heading north today with our final destination being the sleepy sea-side village of Pemuteran. But first, we’ll check out the incredible and hidden Banyumala waterfalls. This off-the-beaten track natural gem is the perfect backdrop for an early afternoon cool down.
We’ll then meet a local family who will teach us all about how they have been making coffee the same way for almost 100 years! After lunch looking over the incredible twin lakes, we’ll head to Pemuteran where we’ll hopefully catch one of those glorious Bali sunsets!
Island Vibes At Menjangan Island
Get ready for a big day of exploring Menjangan island and it’s surrounding reefs. In Bahasa, Menjangan means ‘deer’ so don’t be surprised when some furry friends come and have lunch beside you! The reefs are beautiful and home to an array of underwater life including a variety of turtles.
Our guide is also a dive master so he will be able to help us identify all of the fish that we’re seeing! During the trip we’ll also visit the amazing Biorock Project – the largest coral planting project in the world! We finish the day with a sunset beach clean-up before enjoying a One Life exclusive happy hour by the pool.
Over To Java
It’s an early start, but a worthwhile one! Today we cross to Java. We’ll be hopping on board a comfortable local train and winding through some stunning scenery before reaching Probollingo, where we begin our final drive to Bromo.
Feeling almost like a little French mountain town (without the snow!) we’ll wind through the narrow streets to our accommodation for the evening. Better get an early night, an early start awaits us tomorrow! (Don’t worry, it’s very worth it!)
Sunrise at Mount Bromo
We’ll be rising bright and early this morning to check out Mount Bromo, which can only be described as otherworldly. We’ll be hopping in jeeps and cruising across the sea of sand to get a great spot at the viewpoint where we’ll catch sunrise. An experience you’ll never forget, you almost feel like you are on Mars!
Once the sun rises we’ll head over to the main event – climbing to the crater! A steep but achievable hike of around 20 minutes, once on the crater’s edge you’ll have a 360- degree view of Bromo’s unbelievable surrounding landscapes. Once we’ve taken in the sights of Bromo, we’ll head to a local school where we’ll teach the children English, games and dances.
We’ll have the chance to bring school supplies and books to help this underfunded school too. A truly memorable morning giving back to this wonderful community. We’ll hit the road and head for Red Island to arrive to catch sunset on the beach.
Welcome to one of the very few remaining untouched surf meccas of Asia! It’s rare to find a break these days that isn’t crowded with people, but Red Island is one of them. Start your day with a surf lesson from one of the expert instructors from Mojo, you’ll be hanging ten in no time!
The rest of your day will be free to chill on the beach, join a yoga lesson or if even catch some more waves! After dinner we’ll all head to the beach for a family bonfire, a few games and drinks.
We leave our island paradise for Banyuwangi. Literally meaning “Aromatic Water”, Banyuwangi is the easter most point in Java and we’re we’ll spend out last night on the island. We’ll stay at the beautiful beachfront Ketapang resort. Treat yourself to a massage, or a swim in the gorgeous swimming pool overlooking the ocean.
Onwards To Ubud
This morning we cross back to Bali and head inland to the magical town of Ubud. Famed for it’s world-class yoga practices, beautiful rice terraces and incredible food.
Upon arrival in Ubud we’ll be visiting the Monkey Forest Temple to hang out with our furry friends before settling in for a delicious family dinner.
Today we experience the very best that Ubud has to offer! We’ll start by checking out the ultimate instagram spot- Teggalang Rice Terraces. Afterwards we’ll head on to Tirta Empul water temple, a sacred temple where you can have the chance to be blessed.
After stopping for lunch at one of our favourite restaurants in town, we’ll do a short orientation walk and suggest an itinerary for everyone to do some independent sightseeing.
For sunset we’ll meet and walk the Tjampuan ridgewalk together, a perfect way to end an awesome day!
Back To Island Vibes On Gili T
Last but not least, our final stop on tour- Gili T! Famed for its snorkelling, abundance of sea turtles and great nightlife, Gili is the perfect way to wrap up an epic 12 days. A short ferry ride from Padang Bai, we’ll check in and have lunch before venturing out to explore the island.
With no cars allowed on the island, we will get around by bicycle! Join us for a sunset bike tour to the coolest sunset view at a secluded area the island.
Ocean Safari & Turtles
Today we’ll hop on our private island hopping trip to check out the sights that make Gili T famous! Turtles, underwater statues, other islands, and coral reefs is what it’s all about.
We have also partnered up with the Gili Eco Trust if anyone is interested in giving back to a great cause, there will be free time today to do so!
Onto The Next Adventure…
It’s time to say goodbye to Indonesia! Check out is at 10am and this day is classed as a travel day.
We will provide your return transport to Padang Bai where from there you can choose from the many departing vans (Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta etc) depending on where you’re headed.
2018 Indonesia Tour Start Dates
Sept: 16th and 30th
Oct: 14th and 27th
Nov: 11th and 25th
Dec: 9th and 23rd
2019 Indonesia Tour Start Dates
- All accommodation in hotels and guesthouses
- One Life group leader, and private driver. Local guides in some areas.
- Airport pickup on day 1
- Welcome Indonesian dinner in Canggu
- All breakfasts plus other meals as stated
- All transport including vans, buses, ferries
- Twin Lakes visit
- Hidden Banyumala Waterfall walk and swim
- Visit to a local family for guided rainforest walk and homemade coffee
- Visit to Bratan Lake Temple
- Snorkelling in Menjangan Island
- Visit to Biorock Coral Planting Project
- Ferry crossing to Java
- Stunning train journey from Banyuwangi to Probollingo
- Sunrise trekking at Mt Bromo volcano
- Local school visit
- Professional surf lesson at Red Island surf camp
- Beach bonfire on secluded beach
- Monkey Forest Temple
- Tegalalang rice terraces
- Tirta Empul water temple
- Orientation walk of Ubud
- Private island hopping trip around the Gili Islands including the underwater statue garden and snorkeling with turtles
- Tjamphuan Ridgewalk
- Fast boat to Gili T
- Sunset bike ride by the beach