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Best of Java & Sailing Adventure

Some travellers explore Indonesia by land. Others experience it by sea. Smart travellers do both with this amazing 15-day adventure that combines Javanese turf and Gili Islands surf. Kick things off in Jakarta and head off to the Paris of Java Bandung and opt for a traditional angklung orchestra show. Explore the Buddhist sanctuary of Borobodur in Yogyakarta, witness the majesty of Mt Bromo, and relax at Sanur before boarding a catamaran for six days of snorkelling and taking it as easy as possible in the glorious Gilis. See? You really can have it all.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: AEJS/166357
  • Starts: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Finishes: Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Jakarta
  • Sanur

Itinerary

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Day 1: Jakarta

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Jakarta/Bandung

Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung. Opt to see the traditional angklung orchestra.
A guided city tour will visit the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and tour the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In Bandung, opt to see the angklung orchestra — resonating melodies created when children shake bamboo instruments.

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Day 3: Bandung/Nglanggeran

Take the morning train to Yogyakarta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, then transfer to Nglanggeran village for a homestay.

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Day 4: Nglanggeran/Yogyakarta

Enjoy a hike on Mt Nglanggeran before getting a closer look at local life. After lunch in the village travel back to Yogyakarta, visiting the Prambanan Hindu temple complex en route.

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Day 5: Yogyakarta

Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world. Later, enjoy free time to explore Yogyakarta.
Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here.

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Day 6: Yogyakarta/Ngadas

Continue the journey across the agricultural heartland of Java to Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture with a G Adventures-supported community homestay.

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Day 7: Ngadas/Malang

Visit Mt Bromo for a pre-dawn trek and watch the sunrise. Head back to Ngadas for lunch before exploring more of the village on an included walk. Later, travel to Malang for the night.
Start early today (approximately 2:30am) for a pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa.

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Day 8: Malang/Sanur

Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time.

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Day 9: Sanur/Nusa Penida

Transfer to Benoa Marina in the morning to meet the skipper for a welcome meeting. Board the boat, set sail, and relax on board. After reaching Nusa Penida opt to go snorkelling.

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Day 10: Nusa Penida/Gili Gede

Cruise to Gili Gede, part of a small group of islands off the southwest coast of Lombok. Enjoy the scenery and visit some of the surrounding islands.

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Day 11: Gili Gede/Gili Nanggu

Continue sailing east towards lush Gili Nanggu. Enjoy a beach lunch on Gili Kedis.

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Day 12: Gili Nanggu/Senggigi

Continue sailing to Senggigi, a town with beach bars perfect for chilling out. Opt to go kayaking.

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Day 13: Senggigi/Gili Air

Sail to the three most famous Gilis – Air, Meno, and Trawangan. These beautiful islands do not allow motorized vehicles and each has a turtle conservation initiative. Snorkel around the islands and, if you're lucky, spot sea turtles. Opt for a BBQ dinner with the group at Gili Sudak, then moor near Gili Air for the night.

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Day 14: Gili Air/Nusa Lembongan

Cruise to Lembongan island in the morning. Upon arrival, opt for snorkelling, surfing, a massage, a yoga class, or relax at one of the beachfront bars.

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Day 15: Nusa Lembongan/Sanur

Sail back to Serangan Village and disembark. Tour ends on arrival.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Jakarta city tour
    • Nglanggeran village homestay
    • Mt Nglanggeran hike
    • Prambanan temple complex visit
    • Borobudur visit
    • Ngadas homestay
    • Mt Bromo sunrise visit
    • Village walk (Ngadas)
    • Beach time in Sanur
    • Sailing Bali, Lombok, and the Gili Islands
    • Beach lunch on Gili Kedis
    • Senggigi town visit with kayaking option
    • Snorkelling around the Gili Islands
    • Lembongan Island visit
    • Snorkelling equipment aboard the catamaran
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), homestay (multi-share, 2 nts), twin/double bed cabins (6 nts)
    • 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, walking, train, bike, plane, 17m (57 ft) sailing catamaran
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, skipper, assistant/cook, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Hike on Mt Nglanggeran
  • Visit the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world
  • Explore Mt Bromo
  • Sail to Senggigi and chill out at a beach bar
  • Sail to the three most famous Gilis