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Islands of Indonesia

Got a hankering to see five Indonesian islands? On Komodo, youll spot the eponymous dragons and on Flores you'll soak up the beautiful scenery and make friends with the denizens of Ngada village. And theres so much more waiting for you on Bali and Lombok: Visiting tobacco plantations of Tetebatu, climbing towering volcanoes, and digging your feet into the white sand of pristine beaches in Gili Islands. With hotels, transport, and a number of included activities arranged by our CEOs, this adventure still allows plenty of free time to create your own highlights.


Duration: 22 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 144996
Starts: Denpasar, Indonesia Finishes: Denpasar, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Sanur

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Sanur

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Sanur/Ende (1B)

Hop on a plane to Ende, and visit the multi-coloured volcanic crater lakes of Kelimutu.

Included Activities:
Kelimutu Volcanic Crater Visit

Transport:
Local bus (0.75 hour(s))
On arrival in Flores, transfer to the hotel by van.
Plane (3.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Ende/Bajawa (1B)

Travel to Bajawa, situated in the mountains, and enjoy the gorgeous views. In the afternoon, opt to visit Malanage Hot Springs.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 125km)

04

Day 4: Bajawa (1B)

Head out to visit traditional villages in Ngada. Meet with local tribes and learn more about the region's architecture and way of life.

Included Activities:
Ngada Village Excursion
Bena Village Visit

05

Day 5: Bajawa/Ruteng (1B)

Drive inland to Ruteng and take in the stunning surrounding mountains. Check out the local markets in the area and eat some delicious local food. Opt to visit neighbouring Puu village.

Transport:
Today is a long travel day with a few breaks along the way to stretch your legs.
Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 145km)

06

Day 6: Ruteng/Labuan Bajo (1B)

A small fishing village on the island of Flores, Labuan Bajo, is an idyllic setting. Head out for an afternoon on Pede or Binonko Beach, grab a taxi to Cunca Wulang Waterfall or just meander through the markets, cafes and waterfront of this busy fishing town. At dusk, keep an eye out for flying fox bats.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 120km)

07

Day 7: Labuan Bajo (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy lunch and snorkelling at Pantai Merah. Return to Labuan Bajo as the sun sets with an included dinner on board.

Included Activities:
Rinca & Komodo Island Boat Trip

08

Day 8: Labuan Bajo/Sanur (1B)

Catch a flight back to Bali. Enjoy another night in paradise.

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Sanur (1B)

New travellers may join the tour today. You are welcome to join them for an optional welcome dinner in the evening.

Included Activities:
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

10

Day 10: Sanur/Munduk (1B, 1D)

Visit the Lake Danu Bratan Temple and take a walk through the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces before arriving at the guesthouse in Munduk. Enjoy some delicious Balinese cuisine.

Included Activities:
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Visit
Ulun Danu Temple Complex Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 30km)
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 35km)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 15km)

11

Day 11: Munduk/Kintamani (1B)

Arrive in Kintamani with its breathtaking views of Lake Batur and the Batur crater. Take a wander through town and mix with the locals, visit the market, and marvel at the variety of local produce for sale. Stop for lunch at a black sand beach.

Included Activities:
Local Hot Springs Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 70km)

12

Day 12: Kintamani/Ubud (1B, 1L)

Opt for a sunrise hike to the top of Mt Batur before travelling to the cultural heart of Bali, stopping for lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Arrive in Ubud in the late afternoon for an orientation walk and some free time.

Included Activities:
Bali Community Training Lunch Program
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 35km)

13

Day 13: Ubud (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore exactly what interests you in Ubud. Opt to visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.

14

Day 14: Ubud/Candidasa (1B)

Visit Besakih Temple, the largest Hindu temple in Bali, before the journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing.

Included Activities:
Besakih Temple Complex

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 43km)

15

Day 15: Candidasa (1B)

New travellers may join today for the Lombok portion of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Included Activities:
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

16

Day 16: Candidasa/Kuta (1B)

Arrive at the shores of Lombok and head to a traditional Sasak village. Meet the locals and learn more about their unique culture and way of life. Continue on to Kuta for the night.

Included Activities:
Sasak Village Visit

Transport:
Ferry (6.00 hour(s))
Stop to visit a Sasak village on the way.
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 50km)

17

Day 17: Kuta (1B)

Enjoy a full day exploring the area around Kuta. Opt for a surf lesson or visit one of the beautiful beaches nearby.

18

Day 18: Kuta/Senggigi (1B)

Enjoy a spectacular drive through the middle of Lombok. Stop at the Tetebatu community and enjoy an easy trek through the surrounding rice fields led by a local guide. Continue on to Senggigi for the night.

Included Activities:
Easy Trekking

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 60km)
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 60km)

19

Day 19: Senggigi/Gili Trawangan (1B)

Drive to Senaru. Later, make your way to a secluded waterfall with time for a quick swim.

Drive to the coast and hop a ferry to Gili and settle in for a few days on the islands. The Gilis are paradise incarnate with a tiny population, no cars, and gorgeous white-sand beaches.

Additional Notes:
Please note there is limited fresh water available on the Gilis and electricity is supplied by generators. Showers use salt water and rooms are typically fan-cooled (no air conditioning).

Included Activities:
Sendang Gila Waterfall Swim

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 90km)
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 90km)
Ferry (0.50 hour(s))

20

Day 20: Gili Trawangan (1B)

Enjoy a half-day snorkelling trip and check out what's living under the sea. The rest of the day is free for exploring. Opt to rent a bike and cycle around the island, visit the shopping area, or try some yoga.

Included Activities:
Snorkelling Excursion

21

Day 21: Gili Trawangan/Sanur (1B)

Spend the final evening with an optional dinner together, reflecting on the adventure under a beautiful Balinese sunset.

Transport:
Ferry (1.50-2.00 hours, 65km)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 40km)

22

Day 22: Sanur (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Boat trip to Komodo and Rinca islands
    • Ngada village experience
    • Kelimutu volcanic crater visit
    • Moni village visit
    • Hot springs and Lake Bratan temple visit
    • Highlands of Kintamani visit
    • Mt Batur view
    • Local Indonesian meal experience
    • Besakih Temple visit
    • Ubud orientation walk
    • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program
    • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected)
    • Beach time in Candidasa
    • Sasak village visit
    • Snorkelling trip
    • Easy trekking in Tetebatu
    • Sendang Gila Waterfall swim
    • Free time on the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/simple guesthouses (21 nts)
    • 21 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, public bus, boat, ferry, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Look for Komodo dragons in the wild
  • Meet the friendly people of Ngada village
  • Explore Hindu temples
  • Visit the tobacco plantations of Tetebatu
  • Savour Balinese cuisine
  • Snorkel vibrant reefs and dig your feet into white sand.