Prepare to be dazzled by incredible Indonesia

Don’t be fooled into thinking Indonesia is ‘just another island getaway’, because the scale of experiences you’ll have in this magical country are truly epic. Miles of empty beaches, steamy verdant rainforests, volcano-studded valleys, culture-rich cities, ancient temples – and that’s just the places they tell you about. From Yogyakarta to Mt Bromo, Seloliman to Ubud, take this journey and fall in love with incredible Indonesia.

Jakarta, Indonesia
Ubud, Indonesia
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
283kg pp per trip


  • Hit the streets of Jakarta
  • Swim in the turquoise waters of Green Canyon
  • Cycle to Borobodur temple complex
  • Discover an organic farm in Seloliman Nature Reserve
  • Be spoilt by staggering sunrise views atop Mt Bromo
  • Kick back on the coast of Bali
  • Uncover a leafy paradise in Ubud


Kick off this Indonesian adventure in the buzzing capital of Jakarta, a city full of contrasts – from cobblestone colonial streets to towering skyscrapers, twisting covered markets and modern shopping nirvanas. Meet your group in the evening and perhaps get your first taste of local cuisine with a group dinner.
Familiarise yourself with the city on a morning walking tour with a local guide. Take in Sunda Kelapa port, where the Dutch first landed, temple-filled Chinatown and the old town of Batavia. Visit a Chinese Mansion “Chandra Naya” and gain an insight into the Peranakan architecture. Wander Fatahillah Square, then explore the religious side of the city at Cathedral Church and Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in South East Asia. Meander Jalan Surabaya, the antique market street.
Travel southeast through small towns and villages by bus and train, heading towards the lush Indonesian coast and the small fishing village of Pangandaran, a remote seaside escape.
Discover the local cottage industries with a visit to a local market and find out about palm sugar, tempeh and rice cracker production, as well as the famous Javanese 'Wayan Golek' (traditional wooden puppets). Glide between the impressive caves and massive teak trees of the Green Canyon and take a dip in the turquoise water.
Travel inland to Java’s cultural heart Yogyakarta, a fascinating place that still embodies many practices of traditional Indonesian culture, despite becoming increasingly modernised.
Explore Borobodur - the largest Buddhist structure on earth and a UNESCO Heritage site. Completed in the 9th century, with a local guide we uncover this true highlight of Asia at sunrise, when the temperature is at its most pleasant, the crowds at their lowest, and the light picture perfect. Enjoy a free afternoon. You might like to visit one of Yogya's other great temples - this time of the Hindu variety. Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu complex in Java.
Pedal out of the city on a cycling tour through the rice fields and countryside surrounding Yogyakarta. See the locals in this area making building bricks, as well as tofu and tempe. The cycling tour is on relatively flat ground, approximately 15-20 km.
Get back to nature in Seloliman Reserve, on the slopes of Penanggungan volcano. Feast on fresh organic fare at the Seloliman Environmental Education Centre, learn about the inspiring work being done by volunteers here and sit back and enjoy the surrounding mountain scenery.
Discover secrets of traditional Javanese medicine on a morning hike. Meet friendly locals and perk up with a pot of freshly brewed coffee. Hit the road bound for the cultivated landscapes of the Tengger Valley.
Rise before dawn to begin the trek up Mt Bromo. The sight of this steaming volcanic landscape bathed in morning light is about as good as it gets. Take a bus transfer to Probolinggo, and travel by train to Kalibaru. Stop for lunch on the way then arrive in time to relax by the pool or get a local massage.
Walk the scenic plantations of Kalibaru with a local guide and tour the coffee, rubber and cocoa fields while getting a glimpse of daily life in the highlands. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and snack on fried banana before making tracks to the beautiful coast of Bali. Spend some time getting close to turtles and learning about the important work of the Conservation Centre in Segara Urip, then enjoy a sunset on Balian Beach.
Find your centre with a relaxing yoga class and then explore the area at your own pace. Visit the surrounding monkey-filled temples, go swimming or simply sit back, relax and watch the fishermen in this quiet slice of beachside life.
Arrive in the quaint, leafy paradise of Ubud. With a vibrant local arts scene, bustling marketplace, cheeky monkey forest and lush rice paddies dotted among villages, Ubud is the ideal place to wrap up this Indonesian adventure.
This Indonesian exploration comes to an end after breakfast.
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11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Ferry, Mini coach, Minibus, Minivan, Private Bus, Private minibus, Taxi, Train
Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (11 nights)
Included activities
  • Bali - Turtle Conservation Centre
  • Balian Beach - Yoga Lesson
  • Green Canyon and local industries tour
  • Guided jungle, village and rice terrace walk
  • Jakarta - City Tour
  • Kalibaru - Coffee, cocoa and rubber plantation tour
  • Sunrise Mt Bromo climb
  • Taman Ayu
  • Yogyakarta - Borobudur temple complex tour


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Jakarta to Ubud , September 2015

Jakarta to Ubud , September 2015