Jakarta to Ubud

14 Days | Prepare to be dazzled by incredible Indonesia.

4.7 out of 5 based on 79 reviews submitted.
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Get to know Indonesia from another – more varied – perspective on a dazzling 14-day escapade from Jakarta to Ubud. Discover both the current capital and cultural capital in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, hike up Mt Bromo for epic views over the countryside, meander through the lush jungles of Seloliman Nature Reserve in search of local wildlife, and cross the ditch to the north coast of Bali, with plenty of time to chill out on the sandy shores of Permuteran. This journey takes you from city to coast, jungle to market and temple to mountain, so take the plunge and get to know some of Indonesia’s hotspots in a more authentic way.

Trip overview

Map of Jakarta To Ubud including Indonesia
Start
Jakarta, Indonesia
Finish
Ubud, Indonesia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Indonesia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TISE
This trip generates 79 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Embark on a cycling trip through the backcountry of Yogyakarta. A world of flower-studded fields and smiling locals, this cultural centre is one of South East Asia’s standout destinations.
  • Take a guided walk through the jungle and rice paddies of Seloliman Nature Reserve, then sit back, relax and soak up the ambience under the stars as a small group.
  • Climbing Mt Bromo in the early hours of the morning is an adventure to remember. If the conditions are right, you'll be rewarded with a dazzling view over mist-laden volcanoes.
  • Get behind the scenes of some of Java's fascinating local industries – from coffee, cocoa and palm sugar to traditional Javanese medicine of jamu.
  • Balance out all of the activity and adventure with plenty of time to chill out away from the crowds at beachside paradise of Pemuteran on Bali’s less-visited north coast.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Coral Triangle Center Foundation. Donations help expand their coral restoration project and support their educational outreach activities for local schools in Nusa Penida. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Java is one of the largest islands in Indonesia, and this trip covers a lot of ground. Travel times can be long, and delays are common. Where suitable, you'll travel by train instead of drive, which will make the journey more comfortable. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • It's important not to make your bags too heavy, as you will be expected to carry them onto and off trains, and walk them short distances. Porters are available in most stations at an extra charge.
  • This trip involves a fair amount of hiking and cycling. A moderate level of fitness will help you to get the most out of this trip. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes.
  • Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. Dress standards in Java are more conservative than in other areas of Indonesia. Show your respect by covering your knees and shoulders when visiting temples. It's a great idea to bring your own sarong, or purchase one on your way.
  • Accommodation at Seloliman Nature Reserve and near Mt Bromo is in basic guesthouses. Set on the edge of a tropical forest the Seloliman Reserve embraces philosophies of environmental education, and we are sure you will get a good night’s sleep.
  • You may also want to check out our Best of Indonesia (TISSC) if you have longer time to explore in ‘country.

Itinerary

Map of Jakarta To Ubud including Indonesia

Inclusions

Meals

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Ferry, Private Vehicle, Taxi, 4WD, Train, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights), Guest house (1 nights), Resort ( 3 nights)

Activities
  • Jakarta - City tour
  • Pangandaran - Green Canyon
  • Pangandaran - Village & cottage industries tour
  • Borobudur - Temple Tour
  • Yogyakarta - Countryside cycling tour
  • Seloliman Nature Reserve - Environmental Education Centre Visit
  • Seloliman Nature Reserve - Environmental Education Centre Lunch
  • Seloliman Nature Reserve - Environmental Education Centre Dinner
  • Seloliman Nature Reserve - Guided Walk & Herbal Drink Tasting
  • Mt Bromo - Sunrise climb
  • Kalibaru - Coffee, Cocoa & Rubber Plantation Tour
  • Mengwi - Taman Ayun Temple
Add on activities
  • Pangandaran - Guided trek in coastal reserve - IDR200000
  • Yogyakarta - Prambanan temple complex - IDR525000
  • Yogyakarta - City Walking Tour - IDR300000
  • Yogyakarta - Silver jewellery making course - IDR300000
  • Yogyakarta - Ramayana Ballet - IDR450000
  • Yogyakarta - Prambanan visit, Ramayana Ballet and Dinner - IDR1000000
  • Yogyakarta - Cooking course - IDR250000
  • Yogyakarta - Yoga Class - IDR60000
  • Pemuteran - Yoga lesson (min 2 travellers, price per person from) - IDR400000
  • Pemuteran - Jungle trekking (min 2 travellers, price per person from) - IDR875000
  • Pemuteran - Snorkelling (min 2 travellers, price per person from) - IDR850000
  • Pemuteran - Temple tour (min 2 travellers, price per person from) - IDR700000
  • Pemuteran - Cooking class (min 2 travellers, price per person from) - IDR350000
  • Ubud - Cooking class - IDR350000
  • Ubud - Yoga lesson - IDR120000
  • Ubud - Whitewater rafting - IDR740000

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Important notes

1. In order to book the train tickets on this trip we require your full passport details at time of booking, or at the latest 45 days prior to travel. 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 or alternative transport costs.
2. A single supplement is bookable subject to availability. The single supplement excludes Days 8 and 9 where you will be in shared accommodation. Please speak to your booking agent for further information’
3. Single supplements and post trip accommodation are not available for TISE240917.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 79 reviews submitted.
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Philip · Traveled May 2024
We had a very enjoyable few weeks in Java. The trip was well organised and well paced. The train trips were excellent and a great way of travelling in Indonesia. All the included activities were really interesting and enjoyable. The guide looked after us so well, taking care of every little detail.
Review submitted 26 May 2024

Daniël · Traveled April 2024
The trip was fantastic and guided by a great guide (thank you SuperNova). What I specially liked was the local little visits to Villages, plantations, rice fields, the little places of real local life where there is no mass tourism. The accommodations of this trip are basic (2.5 star), but they fit well with the nature of this trip. However the cleanliness of most rooms is a growing concern and Intrepid will need to intervene here. Let me end by telling you that the food on this trip was amazing on almost every occasion, very good restaurant tips from our guide Nova !
Review submitted 04 May 2024

Kaitlin · Traveled March 2024
Abraham is the best guide!! He is always ready and anticipating every need. 10/10 recommend. As a note since it didn’t say it in the essential information: almost every accommodation does have air conditioning so you don’t need to pack a fan like on some other trips. Overall, it’s a great tour and all of the optional activities are fun too!
Review submitted 06 Apr 2024

Don · Traveled March 2024
Our Intrepid tour was fantastic, and we are generally not ones to book a tour. Abraham, our tour leader, was extremely knowledgeable and approachable and really cared in introducing us to his homeland, in a sustainable, eco friendly way. I’d highly recommend Intrepid’s tour of Indonesia.
Review submitted 07 Apr 2024

Don · Traveled March 2024
Our Intrepid tour was fantastic, and we are generally not ones to book a tour. Abraham, our tour leader, was extremely knowledgeable and approachable and really cared in introducing us to his homeland, in a sustainable, eco friendly was. I’d highly recommend Intrepid’s tour of Indonesia.
Review submitted 07 Apr 2024
Jakarta to Ubud
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