Bali Beaches and Komodo Islands
17 days or longer from £1,359
- Explore Indonesian favourites and off-the-grid gems
- Encounter wonderful wildlife, including monkeys, sea turtles, manta rays and komodo dragons
- Experience local culture in schools and a traditional Sasak village
- Explore unspoilt island landscapes, including Gili Trawangan, Moyo and Padar Island
- Learn new skills: try surfing and traditional weaving
- Enjoy an incredible 3-day liveaboard boat trip!
Discover the beautiful islands of Indonesia on this fantastic group trip. Bringing together our popular Bali Beaches experience with our adventurous Komodo Island Hopping adventure, this combo travel package is the ultimate introduction to this spectacular part of the world.
You’ll begin with 8 or 13 days in Bali, a backpacker paradise of beautiful beaches and lush forests. Explore tranquil temples, learn to surf in crystal clear waters and interact with local people in schools and a coffee plantation. After a few days of beach bliss on the stunning Gili Islands, you’ll venture off the beaten track to Indonesia’s more remote locations. This part of the trip dials up the adventure an extra notch: there are fewer western amenities, fewer tourists, and even more incredible untouched landscapes. Hop between islands, get up close to komodo dragons, and swim with gorgeous manta rays on this epic Indonesian experience!
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The first part of your trip is dedicated to the beautiful island of Bali. On arriving into the airport, you’ll be collected and transferred to your accommodation in Canggu. Here, you’ll meet the rest of your group and enjoy a delicious welcome meal and drinks.
You’ll begin exploring the next day, taking in the incredible cliff-top Tanah Lot Temple and enjoying a drink on a beautiful beach-front bar. Over the next few days, you’ll visit Uluwata Temple, enjoy an included surf lesson on the beach, meet cheeky monkeys in Monkey Forest and interact with local children at a primary school. You’ll also learn about local coffee production at a coffee plantation and wander through the striking emerald rice terraces of Ubud.
Your final two days see you exploring the stunning islands that surround Bali. Sail around the dreamy Gili Islands, explore perfect Gili Trawangan by bicycle and discover some of Indonesia’s incredible snorkel spots. Swim close to colourful coral reefs and even spot sea turtles!
On your final evening, you’ll enjoy a farewell meal and party before gearing up for the next stage of your adventure!
Gili Trawangan to Lombok
The first part of your experience ends on Gili Trawangan on day 8. You will need to make your own way from here to Lombok, where your next tour begins. The easiest way to do this will likely be a combination of ferry and bus. Your guide will be able to advise you on your best transfer options from the island.
Please note: If you wish to stay in Bali for longer, before beginning your Komodo Island Hopper, please contact us about our 13 day Bali Beaches tour, which can be added before your second tour!
Please note: Depending on start dates, there may be a few free days between the two sections of your trip. This free time is a great opportunity to do some independent exploration of your own! Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
The next stage of your adventure takes you further off the beaten track, taking you to places that few travellers have ever seen!
Your experience begins in Kuta, Lombok. If you travel to Lombok International Airport, you will be entitled to a free transfer to your accommodation. Your first day is a chance to relax and settle in. On day 1, you will enjoy a rare glimpse of traditional Indonesian ways of life with a trip to the local Sasak village. Here, you’ll meet local people, learn traditional weaving techniques, and trek through the jungle to a nearby waterfall.
Discover beautiful island beaches over the next 3 days. Check out the golden sands of Lombok, explore the remote island of Sumbawa and enjoy a guided tour of Moyo Island, led by a local guide. Then, we’ll board our beautiful live-aboard boat and sail around spectacular islands, including Satonda, Komodo, Padar and Flores. We’ll swim with manta rays, get up close to the mighty komodo dragon, stroll along the enchanting pink sands of Pink Beach, and enjoy nightly dinner and drinks under the stars on the deck of our boat. Life doesn’t get much sweeter than this! Our tour ends on day 9 in Flores.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- Arrival airport transfer at Denpasar and Lombok
- Visit to Tanah Lot temple
- Surf lesson
- Visit to Uluwatu temple
- Tegenungan Waterfall visit
- Trip to Monkey Forest
- Local primary school visit
- Coffee plantation visit
- Gili Islands boat trip
- Visit to local Sasak village
- Jungle trek and waterfall visit
- Mawun Beach trip
- Moyo Island tour
- Satonda Island tour
- 3-day live-aboard boat trip
- Snorkelling with manta rays
- All meals onboard live-a-board boat
- Komodo Island visit
- Pink Beach tour
- Padar Island viewpoint
- 15 nights’ accommodation
- Some meals
- 24/7 emergency support
- Travel insurance
- Return airport transfer
- Optional activities
- Some meals
All your accommodation is included on this trip, apart from any spare days that might occur during each section of the trip. The majority of your accommodation will consist of twin share rooms in local guesthouses or simple hotels. In Sumbawa, you’ll stay in rustic wooden bungalows right on the beach!
You’ll also spend three days (two nights) on board our trusty boat. You’ll stay in a large dorm-style room with the rest of the group.
Most meals aren’t included on this trip, which is a fantastic opportunity to try out the local Indonesian cuisine, which is superb by the way. However, meals will be provided for the duration of the live-aboard boat trip, where the crew will prepare fresh food for you. Breakfast will typically consist of pancakes and fresh fruit with a mix of delicious local dishes for lunch and dinner. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements when you book.
You will need to arrange your flights to arrive into Denpasar International Airport (DPS) - also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport for your programme start date. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation.
Your Bali Beaches trip ends on Gili Trawangan. From here you will need to make your way across to Lombok in time for the next stage of your adventure, you'll need to arrive in Lombok for the start date of your Komodo Island Hopping trip. Your guide will be able to advise on your best transfer options, you can either take a ferry or travel back to Denpasar Airport and take a flight.
Your trip ends in Flores on your programme end date, no activties are planned for this day and you are free to depart at any time. An airport transfer isn’t included at this end of the trip, but your tour guide will be more than happy to help you arrange transport. The nearest airport is Labuan Bajo (LBJ), which is only a 20-minute drive from your accommodation.
To arrange your flights, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at [email protected] They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18 years.
Nationals of the EU, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand don't require a visa to enter Indonesia, as long as you hold a valid passport (and a valid return ticket), you will be able to stay in Indonesia as a tourist for a period of up to 30 days. You should also ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after your return. All visa information is subject to change and you should consult the nearest High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information
Is It Okay To Travel Alone?
Yes! In fact, most of our customers travel alone! A combo trip like this, which includes a group and guide, is a great way to meet new people and have fun!
How Much Spending Money Should I Bring With Me?
A rough weekly estimate of £100-150 should cover food, drinks and money for souvenirs, but don’t forget to look into the cost of other activities before you travel!
Do I Need To Bring A Mosquito Net?
You can do if you like as nets might not be provided at some places we stay in. Although if you keep windows and doors closed in your rooms you shouldn’t be bothered by mosquitoes. We do recommend bringing a high percentage DEET insect repellent though.
Do I Need Vaccinations?
We’re not qualified to offer you medical advice, so you should visit your GP well ahead of time to find out what inoculations you might need. Remember to tell them exactly where you’re travelling to as vaccination and medication requirements vary between different regions. You’ll also need to make sure you have enough of any prescribed medication to see you through the duration of your trip.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.