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.
Yogyakarta is one of South-East Asia's standout spots, and a cycling trip takes you through its backcountry, a world of flower-studded fields 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
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 sunset 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
There's plenty of time to chill out at beautiful Pemuteran by the beach
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.
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.
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.
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 nights sleep. The next night close to the base Mt Bromo our guesthouse is selected for it's location. Our stay is short, as we awake very early the next day for our sunrise hike.
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.
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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 to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 8 & 9 (small guesthouse accommodation) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Jakarta to Ubud trips score an average of 4.77 out of 5 based on 136 reviews in the last year.
This is a fantastic trip for anyone wanting to explore the best parts of Indonesia! Java and Bali are so different but both absolutely beautiful, this trip has been one of the best experiences of my life! Be prepared for long days & a lot of travelling but it is well worth the views, food, culture, experiences and people you will meet along the way!
Review submitted 13 Mar 2018
This trip covers a lot of distance and provides an opportunity to learn about Indonesia, its people and culture. The pastoral cycling tour in Yogyakarta through the small villages was my favorite day. Every day brought new surprises and each accommodation had its own special ambiance. If you are lucky enough to have Empong as your leader, you will definitely enjoy this trip.
Review submitted 11 Mar 2018