Indonesia Island Hopping
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- See real life dinosaurs on Komodo Island
- Visit the Insta-famous white sand beaches of Nusa Pendida
- Swim with graceful manta rays at Manta Point
- Go white-water rafting in bohemian Ubud
- Take a boat trip round the ‘secret’ Gili Islands
As a country made up of 17,000 of them, Indonesia knows a thing or two about island living. Explore beautiful Bali, laid-back Lombok and up to 15 other tropical idylls on this stellar group tour. From the party-hard beaches of Gili Trawangan, to the rugged dragon-lands of Komodo and the jaw-dropping bays of Nusa Pendida, we take you to all the highlights of this stunning region. Stay in hip hostel accommodation and explore the best of Bali and beyond with a 21-day vacay!
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Day 1: Arrive in Seminyak, Bali. Welcome to beautiful Bali! Head to your hostel in glitzy Seminyak and watch the sun go down over the beach with an ice-cold cocktail in your hand.
Day 2 – 3: Gili Islands. Plunge into paradise on the car-free Gilis with 2 nights on lively Gili Trawangan and an unforgettable boat trip round Gili Air and Meno. Swim in crystal-clear water, snorkel over pristine reefs, soak up the sun and party all night on white sand beaches.
Day 4 – 6: Lombok. Head to lovely Lombok where you’ll be staying in stylish accommodation in Mataram. On day 5 we’ll take an unforgettable boat trip to the ‘secret’ Gili islands (we’ll stop at three of these tropical gems). On day 6, we’ll trek through Lombok’s lush jungle to the swoon worthy Sedang Gile Waterfall and to Malimbu Hill to admire the epic views.
Day 7 – 8: Sumbawa. Take the ferry to Sumbawa, where we’ll stay in leafy Sumbawa Besar, a lively market town with an authentic feel. On day 8 we’ll take a boat trip to the National Park island of Moyo. You’ll hike through the jungle to a fairy-tale waterfall, before continuing on to Satonda, a flooded volcano with a salt-lake at its heart – breathtaking.
Days 9 - 11: Komodo and Surrounding Islands. Take the short flight from Sumbawa to Labuan Bajo, the jumping off point for Komodo Island. On day 10 we’ll start with a hike on rugged Padar island before seeing real-life dragons on Komodo. We’ll drop anchor for the night at Kalong Rinca, home to thousands of flying foxes. Day 11 sees us chill on Insta-magic Pink Beach on Komodo, swim with rays at Manta Point and snorkel on Kelo Island before sailing on to fabulous Flores – wow!
Day 12: Transfer to Seminyak. We’re off to Seminyak on Bali today, for another day and night of fun on the beach!
Day 13: Lovina. Head to laid-back Lovina for some serious relaxation. Stop en route and trek down rustic bamboo trails to the stunning twin waterfalls of Banyumala for a dip. On arrival in Lovina, grab some sundowners and watch the fishermen get ready for a night on the water.
Day 14: Kintamani. Get up early for a sunrise cruise to see dolphins playing in the surf. After breakfast travel to the lush highland area of Kintamani and take a stroll through immaculate jungle.
Day 15 - 17: Mount Batur & Ubud. Rise with the sun on day 15, with a dawn trek up Mount Batur – don’t forget your camera! After we’ve climbed back down and had some breakfast, head to Ubud - the spiritual heart of Bali. We’ll take you to water temples and famous rice terraces over the next couple of days, as well as offering yoga classes, cooking lessons, leisurely jungle treks and some high-adrenaline white-water rafting!
Day 18 – 19: Nusa Pendida. Take the fast boat to NP. Check into your chic accommodation and bliss out on the pearl-white sands. On day 19 we’ll take a boat trip to some of the most justifiably Insta-famous beaches in the world, including Kelingking and hidden Crystal Bay.
Day 20: Legian, Bali. We’re heading back to Bali today for our last stop. Legian is a tropical idyll with a laid-back vibe. Kick back on the beach and enjoy a final night of fun with your group.
Day 21: Depart. All good things must come to an end, so say your goodbyes, swap contact details and pack your bags. See you again soon!
- 20-nights’ accommodation
- Tour guide
- Gili Islands boat trip
- Lombok waterfall trek
- Sumbawa boat trip
- Komodo Islands boat trip
- Banyumala Waterfall visit
- Sunrise dolphin cruise
- Sunrise trek to Mount Batur
- Water temple visit
- Tegalang Rice Terrace visit
- Yoga or cooking lesson
- White water rafting
- Nusa Pendida boat trip
- All in-country transport (including 2 flights)
- 24-hour emergency support
What’s not included
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Airport transfers
- Most meals, snacks and drinks
- Optional activities
20-nights of accommodation are included on this trip, depending on which trip length you choose. Rooms are dorm-style and may be single-sex or mixed. You’ll also spend 1 night on an amazing sailing boat. In the more 'off the beaten track' destinations away from the tourist trail there are limited accommodation options and the accommodation will be more rustic.
Meals aren’t included in this trip. This allows you maximum flexibility and the opportunity for some really great cultural experiences. We tend to eat together as a group as it’s part of the fun but there’s no obligation to do so.
Fly into Denpasar International Airport (DPS) on Bali at any time on day 1 where you’ll be met and transferred to your starting hostel in Seminyak. There are no activities planned on day 1 apart from a welcome meeting in the evening.
The 21-day trips end in Bali. Make your way back to Denpasar International Airport at any time. You’ll need to arrange your own transfer to the airport.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years, and trip is designed for travellers between 18-39.
British visitors arriving in Bali (or anywhere in Indonesia) will be issued with a free visa on arrival, valid for a stay of up to 30 days. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of your departure from Indonesia. It’s your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. Visa rules are subject to change without prior notice, so please do check requirements at the time of your trip.
What Shall I Pack?
As well as travel documents, toiletries and a first aid kit, you’ll want to bring beach clothes, a beach towel, quick-dry travel wear and layers for full coverage at sacred sites and in towns. You’ll also want to bring some warmer layers for our mountain hikes as it’s cooler at higher altitudes. In terms of footwear, the default is the trusty flip flop, but you’ll need some hiking shoes or sturdy trainers for the Mount Batur hike. Some of the nightclubs in Seminyak may have a no sandals policy so you might want to bring a closed toe pair of shoes too.
How Much Spending Money Should I Bring?
It depends what optional activities you want to do outside of the itinerary, but you should budget for food and drinks, which on average cost between £1.50-£5 for meals, and 30p-£2.50 for drinks. A rough weekly estimate of £150 should cover food, drinks and money for souvenirs, but don’t forget to look into the cost of other activities before you travel.
What Will The Weather Be Like?
Bali and the surrounding islands have a tropical monsoon climate. They don’t experience much annual change in temperature and are pretty much hot and humid all year round, with an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine a day. There are two distinct seasons. Wet from October to April and dry from May to September. Even during the rainy season, it doesn’t always pour down every day though and there are fewer crowds – it’s always a good time to visit Bali!
Can I Drink The Tap Water?
You’ll want to drink lots of water while you’re in Indonesia to rehydrate, but not from the tap. It’s best to stick to bottled to avoid ‘Bali belly’!