Java & Bali Explorer

22 Days | Visit Bali and Java on this Indonesian explorer trip

4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Combining Java’s collection of earthly volcanoes and pre-historic jungles with Bali’s stunning beaches, Java and Bali Explorer is a great way to experience the incredible contrasts and magical scenery of Indonesia. Get to the heart of life on this famous archipelago by visiting rice paddies, tea plantations and remote villages. Be charmed by Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage, witness traditional dance performances and visit ornate temples. From the fervent pace of Jakarta to the back alleys of Ubud, the islands of Bali and Java are Indonesia’s most celebrated duo – a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, rolling hills and dynamic cities.

Trip overview

Map of Java & Bali Explorer including Indonesia
Start
Jakarta, Indonesia
Finish
Sanur, Indonesia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Indonesia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TISJC
This trip generates 57.11 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
  • Cycling is a great way to get out and see the landscape and meet the locals. Enjoy cycling trips out of Yogyakarta and Ubud through the backcountry, a world of flower-studded fields or rice paddies, and smiling locals
  • 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
  • Conquer two mountains! Climbing Mt Bromo and Mt Batur in the early hours of the morning. If the conditions are right, you'll be rewarded with a dazzling sunrise views
  • 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 beach in Bali, or stroll around the villages we visit
  • Gain an insight into the culture of two very distinct Indonesian islands

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip includes included walks, hiking, cycling and snorkelling. While no specific training is required, a moderate level of fitness will help you to get the most out of the activities on this trip.
  • Java is one of the most one of the largest islands in Indonesia, and we cover a large distance on this trip. Where suitable we travel by train to make the journey more comfortable but on some days we will be taking road transport. Travel times can be long, and traffic can be heavy and slow, especially over holiday periods.
  • You will be expected to carry your own bags onto and off trains, and for short distances (porters are available in most stations at an extra charge).
  • Dress standards in Java are more conservative than other areas of Indonesia. It's a good idea to take a sarong along with you, or to cover knees and shoulders for the temple visits included on this trip.
  • To climb mountains for sunrise, we must start very early! Your sunrise climb of Mt Bromo and Mt Batur start around 3 am. This means you'll be walking over some gravel and volcanic rock in the dark. Head torches, a rain jacket, some warm clothing and good walking shoes are a must. The view at sunrise is well worth the effort, especially if the weather's fine!
  • Accommodation at Seloliman Nature Reserve, near Mt Bromo and Mt Batur 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 nights sleep. The guesthouses at Mt Bromo and Mt Batur are close to the base of each mountain, to reduce the travelling time to start our sunrise walks, and give you a little bit more sleep.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

21 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Boat, Bicycle, Ferry, Private Van, Train, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (15 nights), Guesthouse (4 nights), Resort (2 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
  • Ubud - Campuhan Ridge & Village walk
  • Bali - Kecak Fire Dance
  • Ubud - Bayung Gede (Kahyangan) Village to Tampak Siring cycling tour
  • Sidemen - Village tour
  • Sidemen - Traditional Village Lunch
  • Local community Salak plantation walk
  • Mt Batur - Sunrise volcano climb
  • Lovina - Banjar Hot Springs
  • Lovina - Global Kafe Visit
  • Lovina - Menjangan Island Reef snorkeling tour
  • Bedugul - Balinese offering in local home
  • Bedugul - Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
  • Lovina - Seririt Market visit
  • Munduk - Waterfall walk
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 - Saraswati Temple Lotus Garden - Free
  • Ubud - Whitewater rafting - IDR740000
  • Local community cooking class - IDR150000
  • Mt Batur - Hot springs - IDR300000
  • Lovina - Yoga class - IDR120000
  • Balinese Massage - IDR150000
  • Sanur - Yoga Lesson - IDR120000

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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. Ticketing fees may apply for details supplied within 45 days of departure.
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 8, 9, 16 & 17 (small hotels/guesthouses) where you will be in shared accommodation.

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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McQuinn · Traveled July 2023
I did the Explore Java and Bali 22 day tour and loved every minute of it. It was so well organised and planned and the variety of the trip really clinched it for me. Our leader was superb and I felt that I learned so much about the local history and culture during the trip. The activities scheduled were enjoyable and accessible and throughout our trip everything had an authentic feel to it. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 25 Jul 2023

Christian · Traveled July 2023
A great tour giving a wonderful insight into Java and Bali and its culture, nature and people, Well balanced and great food. Great leader Nova too! Highly recommendable.
Review submitted 30 Jul 2023

Michael · Traveled July 2023
Combines Intrepid's separable Java and Bali tours. Good choice of culturally and environmentally rich destinations. No "tourist traps." Great accommodations. Downsides: Too groupy; too focused on humble village markets/handicrafts rather than Indonesia's amazing high culture. Felt too tailored to Intrepid's core clientele of female solo travelers. Might feel constricted to couples or gamelan fans.
Review submitted 04 Aug 2023

Judy & Wai · Traveled January 2023
We had a great time in Java trip even in the difficult traffic in Jarkata. The rain season did not stop us for almost all planned activities. Nice people, nice country with lots of potentials!
Review submitted 14 Feb 2023

wah · Traveled December 2022
Indonesia massively exceeded my expectations with the amazing places to see, interesting food and varied cultural aspects of the people. The trip only provided a small insight into a very fanscinating country. I only wish the trip was longer as there wasn't enough time to see everything! No doubt I'll be going back to see other parts of the country soon with Intrepid.
Review submitted 08 Jan 2023
Java & Bali Explorer
From
CAD $3,880