Fall under the spell of Indonesia’s shimmering islands

The many islands of Indonesia are scattered like gems across the Indian Ocean, hidden oases of tropical rainforests, colourful reefs and warm people ready to open their hearts and their homes to visitors. Bali, Komodo, and Flores are the perfect island trifecta for an odyssey that is equal parts adventure, relaxation and culture. Conquer the slopes of simmering Mt Batur, hunt for legendary Komodo Dragons, dine with locals in their home, and visit remote villages to see their traditional way of life. Discover these enthralling islands and see for yourself why travellers continue to return here time and again.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Ubud, Indonesia
Finish
Sanur, Indonesia
Destination
Indonesia
Style
Original
Theme
Explorer
Code
TISFC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • With hiking, cycling and snorkelling, this trip is steeped in outdoor activities. But there's also plenty of time to relax – bathe in hot springs, laze on the beach or stroll around botanical gardens

  • Immerse yourself in Balinese culture – you'll eat street food with locals, meet songket weavers, witness a traditional Kecak dance performance and visit a Hindu-Buddhist island temple

  • Catch a stunning sunrises from the summit of Mt Batur, and photograph the dazzling crater lakes of Mt Kelimutu

  • Explore the less-known Indonesian island of Flores and experience the traditional ethnic cultures that live here

  • Enjoy a full day beach hopping tour outside of Maumere and snorkel among the vibrant sealife and coral

  • Hike through lush rainforests to Wae Rebo. Meet the local community and spend a night in a traditional conical hut

  • Keep your eyes peeled on the lookout for prehistoric Komodo Dragons on Komodo Island

Is this trip right for you?

  • A good level of fitness is essential, as there are a range of physical activities included (cycling from Ubud, hiking up Mt Batur and Mt Kelimutu and to Wae Rebo, and two included snorkelling trips).

  • There are some very early mornings to make the most of our days, including a 3am start to climb Mt Batu, Bring your alarm clock, and be prepared to catch up on sleep on the bus. The view at sunrise is well worth the effort, especially if the weather's fine!

  • Bali is blessed with a consistent climate for most of the year. However, the rainy season (usually October–March) brings frequent downpours. The good news is that these rainy bursts don't last long, and it is usually still warm.

  • There are some long travel days of driving by private transport in Flores and Bali (as there are no suitable public transport options available). Some of the roads can be quite bumpy as local infrastructure development is limited. We will make stops to break up the trip and it is a good idea to read or listen to music along the way.

  • The accommodation at Wae Rebo is basic village accommodation. Your group may join with other guests sleeping on floor mats inside the hut. There are shared cold water bucket showers available for your overnight stay here.

  • Accommodation in Flores in general is more basic than you would experience in Bali, as tourism is still developing.

  • There are two included snorkelling trips and you will need to be a confident swimmer to participate in these activities.

  • There are some included hikes, each a couple of hours uphill, and some walking in the dark before sunrise, so pack a headtorch and good walking shoes.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 30 June 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 July 2018 - 31 December 2018

Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Ubud, the arts and cultural centre of Bali. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Afterwards, perhaps head out to for a group meal at one of the delicious local restaurants.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Ubud - Cooking class - IDR350000
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Led by your local guide, you will tour Ubud on foot today (approximately 2.5 total). Take a local bus for 15 minutes to the starting point of your walk. Along the way you'll see the goings-on of daily village life, rice fields, an alang alang valley (wild grass that is used for making the roof on traditional buildings), and visit a local painting and handicraft area. The tour ends in central Ubud where you'll have time to explore the many cafes, galleries and shops on your own. Today you'll also visit Bumi Sehat, a local community-based health clinic whose mission is to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality.
In the evening you will sit down to a traditional Kecak dance performance. Driven not by musical instruments but by human chanting, this fascinating theatrical performance is considered a highlight by many travellers.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Ubud - Guided walk
  • Ubud - Kecak dance performance
  • Ubud - Bumi Sehat Hosted Visit
Optional Activities
  • Ubud - Saraswati Temple Lotus Garden - Free
  • Ubud - Whitewater rafting - IDR900000
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Set off by bicycle (approximately 2.5 hours) through backstreets, quaint villages and rice fields – a great way to meet the local people and take in the lovely views. About 1.5 hours of the cycling is downhill, so you can save your pedal power. Along the way, you'll make stops for photo opportunities and to rest if you need to. There are plenty of opportunities to visit some of the small and intricately carved temples. Your ride concludes in Ubud. Next, head for the hills and the village of Sidemen, travelling by minivan (approximately 2 hours). Set against a backdrop of Bali's highest peak, Mt Agung, the peaceful and friendly village of Sidemen is proof that Bali has pockets tucked away from the tourism the island is famous for. It's a little cooler up here, thanks to the elevation.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Ubud - Bike tour: Taro to Ubud
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Bicycle helmets are included on your ride, and there is a support vehicle if the going gets too tough.
Take a morning walk (approximately 2.5 hours) around Sidemen, visiting the craftspeople of the local songket weaving industry. A traditional 'bungkus' lunch is included. The walk is a great chance to take in the beautiful scenery. Continuing your journey higher into the mountains, drive along the crater rim road to a fishing village on the edge of Lake Batur (approximately 2 hours). Volcanic Mt Batur (1,717 m) sits inside a stark and spectacular caldera, and with Lake Batur below it's a stunning sight. The lake supports the local fishing industry, while many of the villagers work as guides for the volcano climb. Your accommodation at the base of Mt Batur is a basic hotel with a restaurant. This is a great location at which to start tomorrow's early morning trek without extra travelling time.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sideman - Guided walking tour and traditional lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
There are often mosquitos and bugs around Lake Batur, so be sure to pack your insect repellent. Long pants will be useful today to protect from insects.
Get up at 3 am this morning to walk to the summit of Mt Batur (approximately 1.5–2 hours). You'll be glad you made the effort to rise early when you see the gorgeous sunrise over the valleys of Bali. On a clear morning, it's possible to see all the way across the Lombok Strait to the peaks of Lombok's Mt Rinjani. This may well be one of the most memorable parts of your trip. Do keep in mind, however, that the weather can be unpredictable and sometimes the view is obscured by clouds. After descending the volcano, there's an option to soak in hot springs with fantastic views over the lake and caldera. Make the journey from the mountains to the small coastal town of Lovina (approximately 3 hours). Lovina is famous for the dolphins that patrol its coast. It's also a great spot for fine food, traditional massage and yoga.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Mt Batur - Entrance Fee
  • Mt Batur - Climb with local guide
Optional Activities
  • Mt Batur - Hot springs - IDR200000
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
The summit trail starts more easily, while heading to the crater it climbs steeply with switchbacks over volcanic rocks and gravel. A good level of fitness is required. The path can be slippery, particularly after rain so good shoes are essential. Please bring your headtorch and a warm layer to wear at the summit.
The climb may be cancelled during heavy rain and unsafe conditions.
Enjoy a day of snorkelling on Menjangan Island reef, a short boat ride from the coast (there will approximately 2 hours of travel in total). This island and its coral reefs are part of the Bali Barat National Park. On the way back, stop at Banjar Hot Spring, a small spring popular with the locals. Tonight we head to Ibu Wayan's to learn about Balinese cuisine and have a home cooked meal.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lovina - Bali Barat NP Snorkelling
  • Lovina - Banjar Hot springs entrance
Optional Activities
  • Lovina - Yoga class - IDR120000
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
After a storm or erratic weather there can be a problem with rubbish in the water around Menjangan, and also throughout Bali's coastal areas.

Intrepid does not support dolphin-watching trips as an optional activity, as there is little regulation of this activity. Previous travellers have raised concerns over many motorised boats pursuing dolphins pods.
This morning you will head to the tiny hilltop village of Munduk (approximately 1 hour). Walk through clove and coffee plantations to a hidden waterfall. Continue to Bedugul (approximately 1 hour). This mountain town is nestled in the cool and misty highlands, in a volcanic lake region covered in lush vegetation. Your warm clothes may come in handy for early mornings and evenings here. In the afternoon visit the Bali Botanical Gardens in town. Here, over 2,000 species of plants from all over Indonesia are on display in a tranquil highland setting.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Munduk - Waterfall visit
  • Lovina - Seririt Market visit
  • Bedugal - Bali Botanical Gardens
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Our accommodation here has no air conditioning, as it is not generally required in the cooler climate of Bedugul.
Visit Lake Bratan nearby for delightful views of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist temple set on a small island in the lake. Continue by minivan to Sanur and enjoy some free time there in the afternoon. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along Bali's first beachfront walk, chat with the locals as they too enjoy the sea and sun, watch the fishermen in the shallows or kick back and relax at one of the beachside restaurants. Get a feel for the traditions and local customs which are well maintained here. Ancient temples are easily accessible – just a short distance away from the beach.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bedugul - Lake Bratan Temple
Optional Activities
  • Sanur - Morning Cycling Tour - IDR300000
  • Sanur - Cooking Class - IDR450000
  • Sanur - Yoga Lesson - IDR100000
  • Sanur - Balinese Massage - IDR90000
  • Kerobokan - Trekking the hidden Rice-fields of Kerobokan - IDR500000
  • Seminyak - Urban Adventure Bali VW Cocktail Safari - IDR900000
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today you may need to move to a different hotel in Sanur, for the next section of your trip. If you do need to move your leader will help you with transferring to your next hotel.As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and you're welcome to attend, as this is a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers. Before then enjoy a free day in Sanur. Make the most of the beach front promenade or perhaps opt to relax with a Balinese massage or yoga lesson.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Kerobokan - Trekking the hidden Rice-fields of Kerobokan - IDR500000
  • Seminyak - Urban Adventure Bali VW Cocktail Safari - IDR900000
  • Seminyak - Urban Adventure Bali VW Spa Safari - IDR900000
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
In the afternoon catch a transfer to Denpasar Airport for a flight to Labuan Bajo. Labuan Bajo is a peaceful fishing town better known as the launching point for impressive trips to Komodo Island, home of the famous Komodo dragons. Take a stroll along the waterfront and perhaps enjoy a seafood dinner and watch the sunset.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
In the morning you will walk the short distance from the hotel to the jetty to board a speed boat from Labuan Bajo to Komodo National Park. On the way stop off at Panda Island for a hike up to a stunning view point. Then dock at Komodo Island and prepare your camera for a two hour photography safari on the hunt for gigantic Komodo Dragons. Later, return to the boat and travel to Pink Beach, famous for its pristine waters and pink sand, which change hue as it mixes with the sea water. You will enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and you will have plenty of time to enjoy some swimming and snorkelling. On the way back there will be a stop at Manta Point where if you are lucky there is the chance to snorkel with manta rays. You will arrive back in Labuan Bajo at approx. 5pm.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Labuan Bajo - Snorkel hire
  • Labuan Bajo - Komodo Island National Park visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Unfortunately, due to time constraints we are unable to visit Rinca Island and it will not be included as part of this trip.
Leave Labuan Bajo early this morning and travel by private minivan to Denge (approx. 7 hours) Todays journey is a mixture of sealed road and then the last part is on some unsealed local roads that can get very bumpy. On arrival the group will enjoy lunch and stow their larger bags before we drive a further 20 minutes to Dintor. Set out on a trek to Wae Rebo, a tribal village located in the middle of a lush rainforest valley. From the start point, the trek takes about 3 hours and you will need to have good walking shoes and an overnight pack. Porters are available at a cost of 250,000 IDR please let your leader know in advance if you would like to arrange this. Be greeted by the Wae Rebo villagers with a welcome ceremony waiting for us on arrival. Take the chance to enjoy some traditional foods prepared by the villagers and sample some speciality Wae Rebo coffee. If the weather is sunny the group may be treated to a special cultural performance too.
Accommodation
  • Homestay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Wae Rebo - Welcome ceremony and traditional homestay
  • Wae Rebo - Trek
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
There only seven traditional houses and our group will be sleeping in one of them along with other guests that are staying there. Each house can accommodate up to 50 people and is fitted with shared bathrooms, squat toilets, and cold water bucket showers. The group will be sleeping on thin mattresses on the floor. Although blankets are provided it might be a good idea to bring a sheet with you. It's important to be respectul to our hosts so it is recommended that you wear conservative clothing and avoid tank tops and short shorts.
Wake up in the mountains to the sound of birds and spend the morning having breakfast in the village. Afterwards, trek back down through the rainforest to Dintor and drive back to Denge. Here you will collect your big bag and have the opportunity for a refreshing cold shower and time to enjoy lunch. After lunch, travel by private minivan to Ruteng (approximately 4-5 hours) On the way you will stop for a visit at Cancar to see it’s unique spider web rice fields – vast circular rice paddies that spiral inwards just like a spider web.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Ruteng - Cancar Spider Web Rice Fields
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
In the morning leave Ruteng and travel towards Bajawa in a private minivan (approx 4-5 hours) On the way, stop at a local Warung for lunch along the coast. As you get closer to Bajawa, you will see in the distance the majestic peak of Mount Inerie, a stratovolcano that is also the highest point on Flores. On arrival into Bajawa you will head to Mengeruda Hot Springs (approx. 30 minutes.) The springs flow from Mount Inerie and the soothing waters are said to hold medicinal properties. Take the time to unwind, surrounded by waterfalls and overhanging trees and let the pebbles massage your knots. Later you will return to our basic guesthouse in Bajawa.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bajawa - Mengeruda Hot Springs
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today is a long travel day of approx. 7 hours. In the morning travel in a private minivan (approx 45 minutes) from Bajawa to Bena village, a megalithic village located in Ngada. The architecture here is very traditional, with tall thatched huts and traditional weaving techniques on display. Follow your leader on a guided tour of the village and see the impressive stone formations and ancestral shrines. After spending some time to meet the locals and learn about their customs, travel onwards to Moni stopping for photos along the coast. Moni is located at the foot of Mount Kelimutu, famous for its three brightly coloured volcanic lakes. Head to bed early tonight as you will trek to Mount Kelimutu in the morning.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bajawa - Bena Traditional Village guided tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Please note trips departing on 1st of July 2018 and 16th of September 2018 will stay in Ende instead of Moni due to limited availability in Moni. The journey time from Bena Village to Ende will be approx 3-4 hours. A busy port town resting in the shadow of two Volcanoes, Ende is one of the largest towns in Flores. Join your leader on an orientation walk and enjoy one of the many restaurants for an optional dinner. Head to bed early because tomorrow you trek to Mount Kelimutu, famous for its three brightly coloured volcanic lakes.
Rise and shine! This morning you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Mt Kelimutu's three brightly coloured lake craters. First it's a matter of a 30 minute drive towards the top of Mt Kelimutu and then a 30-40 minute walk to the viewpoint over the craters. Return back to your guesthouse for breakfast before heading to Maumere in a private minivan (approx. 3 hours ) In contrast to Labuan Bajo, Maumere sees very few tourists and offers a charming laid back atmosphere.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kelimutu - Sunrise Crater Lakes Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Please note trips departing on 1st of July 2018 and 16th of September 2018 will run on an amended itinerary due to overnight stop in Ende - Depart from Ende in the morning and travel by private minvan to Mount Kelimutu (approx. 2 hours) Embark on a 30-40 minute walk to the viewpoint over the craters. Next continue on to Maumere, your stop for the next 2 nights (approx. 3 hours)
Today enjoy a full day snorkelling trip with first stop at stunning Babi island, complete with white sand beach, crystal clear waters and picture post card palm trees. Next head to Pangabatang Island with an included lunch and plenty of time to swim and relax. After lunch enjoy another snorkelling spot before heading back to your resort in the late afternoon.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Today you will need to say good bye to Flores and catch a flight back to Denpasar. Transfer back to your hotel in Sanur and enjoy an optional final Indonesian feast with the group and reflect on the highlights of the trip.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Your trip comes to an end today and you are free to depart at any time.
Optional Activities
  • Sanur - Cooking Class - IDR450000
  • Sanur - Balinese Massage - IDR90000
  • Kerobokan - Trekking the hidden Rice-fields of Kerobokan - IDR500000
  • Seminyak - Urban Adventure Bali VW Cocktail Safari - IDR900000
  • Seminyak - Urban Adventure Bali VW Spa Safari - IDR900000
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

18 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Boat, Private minibus, Plane, Taxi

Accommodation

Guesthouse (4 nts), Hotel (13 nts), Homestay (1 nt)

Included activities

  • Ubud - Guided walk
  • Ubud - Kecak dance performance
  • Ubud - Bumi Sehat Hosted Visit
  • Ubud - Bike tour: Taro to Ubud
  • Sideman - Guided walking tour and traditional lunch
  • Mt Batur - Entrance Fee
  • Mt Batur - Climb with local guide
  • Lovina - Bali Barat NP Snorkelling
  • Lovina - Banjar Hot springs entrance
  • Munduk - Waterfall visit
  • Lovina - Seririt Market visit
  • Bedugal - Bali Botanical Gardens
  • Bedugul - Lake Bratan Temple
  • Labuan Bajo - Snorkel hire
  • Labuan Bajo - Komodo Island National Park visit
  • Wae Rebo - Welcome ceremony and traditional homestay
  • Wae Rebo - Trek
  • Ruteng - Cancar Spider Web Rice Fields
  • Bajawa - Mengeruda Hot Springs
  • Bajawa - Bena Traditional Village guided tour
  • Kelimutu - Sunrise Crater Lakes Walk

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Important notes

1. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport), for internal flights and train tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is bookable on this trip, subject to availability, and excludes Day 3 (Sideman), Day 4 (Mt Batur), Day 12 (Wae Rebo(, Day 14 (Bajawa( and Day 15 (Mon/Ende).
3. Please note there has been an itinerary change since the 2018 brochure was printed.

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Bali, Komodo & Flores Adventure, April 2018

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