Days 12 | Starts CangguFinishes Padang Bai From $1159

Indonesia Explorer

 

The best of East Java and Bali in 12 days! We take you off the tourist trail, and hit the popular spots to make sure that by the time you leave you would have truly experienced the best of the area. Climb to the crater of a volcano, surf with the pros on Red Island, snorkel reef sites, explore temples and shines and finish up on the famous Gili T for some island hopping and a bit of R&R. This itinerary is packed with inclusions while giving you enough free time to enjoy your surroundings!

Crew

YOUR TOUR GUIDE, DRIVERS & LOCAL GUIDES

 

ACTIVITIES

20 activities, 2 OPTIONAL EXTRAS OVER 7 LOCATIONS

 

Transport

All TRANSPORT FROM DAY 1 TO DAY 12

 

Accomm

11 NIGHTS of triple + twin/dbl ACCOMM

 

OLA Family

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE 22 PEOPLE

 

Food

11 BreAKFASTS |    3 Lunches  |   3 Dinners

 

CREW

Your tour guide, your drivers & your local guides

Our crews comprise of award winning tour guides who will make your trip unforgettable. Expertly trained and prepared for every circumstance – they’ll be your new best mate and a fountain of knowledge all wrapped up in one and will stop at nothing to make your trip life changing.  Our drivers will make you feel safe on even the craziest of Asian roads and our local guides are second to none – in each destination they’ll partner up with your tour leader to show you how passionate they are about their home.

 

ACTIVITIES

#20 included, 2 optional extras over #7 locations

One of the most diverse nations in South East Asia, our 12-day itinerary is the ultimate blend of tropical islands, stunningly beautiful temples and volcanic scenery that’ll make you feel like you’re on Mars. We’ll take you off the beaten track and into Java to hike Mt Bromo and teach you how to surf at a secluded beach campsite in Red Island, while hitting the most epic parts of Bali – meeting local families, discovering the sanctuary of Ubud and snorkeling around the turquoise ocean in Gili T.

 

TRANSPORT

We include all your transport, from day 1 to day 12

Transport in Asia can be chaotic; we’ll take the stress away with our comfortable vehicles, unbeatable playlists and bus games. From our comfy, air-conditioned vans to the epic jeep drive we’ll take to the foot of Mt Bromo, the rural train journey through local villages and rice paddies in Java to our days spent on boats – we’ve got everything covered so you can experience the best of Indonesian transport!

ACCOMMODATION

#11 nights of accommodation

You and your travel buddies will be throwing your slumber parties in twin or triple share rooms – from the funkiest hotels to a traditional Indonesian lodge overlooking the magnificent Mt Bromo and a night at our Red Island surf campsite – complete with beachside pool! We’ve handpicked the ultimate places to rest your head and recharge your batteries. *Please note – this tour as standard is twin/double share with 2 nights in triples in Red Island. Upgrades are not available.

 

OLA FAMILY

Maximum group size #22 people

We like to cap our group sizes so you’ll never feel like you’re being shepherded around. Smaller groups mean you’ll leave your trip with a whole new family; we don’t worry about age so you shouldn’t either! You’ll be travelling with like-minded people from all different walks of life but one thing in common – the passion to travel differently.

 

FOOD

#11 breakfasts #3 lunches #3 dinners

Whether it’s some early morning yoga, catching some more waves or all the hiking and snorkeling – you’ll need all your energy! So we’ve included as many meals as possible to make sure you’re ready for your adventures. Along with all of your breakfasts we’ve arranged a local Balinese welcome dinner full of your Indonesian favourites – think nasi campur, mie goreng and lots of fresh seafood and veggies!

 

IN A NUTSHELL

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE BALI!

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Day 2 - PEMUTERAN

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Day 3 - PEMUTERAN

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DAY 4 - TO JAVA!

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DAY 5 - MT BROMO

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DAY 6 - SURF CAMP

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DAY 7 - BANYUWANGI

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DAY 8 - BACK TO BALI

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DAY 9 - UBUD

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DAY 10 - TO GILI T

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DAY 11 - GILI T

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DAY 12 - GOODBYE!

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DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN BALI!

We kick things off in the coolest, most up and coming part of Bali – Canggu. The streets are lined with great restaurants, hip bars and amazing shopping. Our hotel is located in the middle of all the hype, whilst also being walking distance to the beach. Here you can either try your hand at surfing or watch as everyone else does! This evening we’ll meet for a sunset rooftop drink before heading to our first family included welcome dinner together.

  • Accommodation: Twin/Double
  • Activities: N/A
  • Optional Activities: Massage/Surf Lesson
  • Meals: Dinner

    DAY 2 – JOURNEY THROUGH THE ISLAND UP TO PEMUTERAN

    And we’re off! We’re heading north today with our final destination being the sleepy sea-side village of Pemuteran. But first, we’ll check out the incredible and hidden Banyumala waterfalls. This off-the-beaten track natural gem is the perfect backdrop for an early afternoon cool down. We’ll then meet a local family who will teach us all about how they have been making coffee the same way for almost 100 years! After lunch looking over the incredible twin lakes, we’ll head to Pemuteran where we’ll hopefully catch one of those glorious Bali sunsets!

    • Accommodation: Twin/Double 
    • Activities: Waterfall, Local Family Visit & Coffee Plantation
    • Optional Activities: N/A
    • Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 3 – AROUND PEMUTERAN

    Get ready for a big day of exploring Menjangan island and its surrounding reefs. In Bahasa, Menjangan means ‘deer’ so don’t be surprised when some furry friends come and have lunch beside you! The reefs are beautiful and home to an array of underwater life. Our guide is also a dive master so he will be able to help us identify all of the fish that we’re seeing! During the trip we’ll also visit the amazing Biorock Project – the largest coral planting project in the world! We finish the day with a sunset beach clean-up before enjoying a One Life exclusive happy hour by the pool.

    • Accommodation: Twin/Double
    • Activities: Menjangan Island Snorkelling & BioRock area Visit
    • Optional Activities: N/A
    • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

      DAY 4 – JOURNEY INTO JAVA!

      It’s an early start, but a worthwhile one! Today we cross to Java. We’ll be hopping on board a comfortable local train and winding through some stunning scenery before reaching Probolinggo, where we begin our final drive to Bromo. Feeling almost like a little French mountain town (without the snow!) we’ll wind through the narrow streets to our accommodation for the evening. Better get an early night, an early start awaits us tomorrow! (Don’t worry, it’s very worth it!) 

      • Accommodation: Twin/Double
      • Activities: Train Journey
      • Optional Activities: N/A
      • Meals: Breakfast

        DAY 5 – MT BROMO SUNRISE AND TRAVEL TO RED ISLAND

        We’ll be rising bright and early this morning to check out Mount Bromo, which can only be described as otherworldly. We’ll be hopping in jeeps and cruising across the sea of sand to get a great spot at the viewpoint where we’ll catch the sunrise. An experience you’ll never forget, you almost feel like you are on Mars! Once the sun rises we’ll head over to the main event – climbing to the crater! A steep but achievable hike, once on the crater’s edge you’ll have a 360- degree view of Bromo’s unbelievable surrounding landscapes. Once we’ve taken in the sights of Bromo, we’ll head to a local school where we’ll teach the children English, games and dances. We’ll have the chance to bring school supplies and books to help this underfunded school too. A truly memorable morning giving back to this wonderful community. We’ll then hit the road and head for Red Island.

        • Accommodation: Triples
        • Activities: Mt Bromo Sunrise Hike, School Visit (season-dependent)
        • Optional Activities: N/A
        • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

         

        DAY 6 – RED ISLAND SURF CAMP

        Welcome to one of the very few remaining untouched surf meccas of Asia! It’s rare to find a break these days that isn’t crowded with people, but Red Island is one of them. Start your day with a surf lesson from one of the expert instructors from Mojo, you’ll be hanging ten in no time! The rest of your day will be free to chill on the beach, join a yoga lesson or catch some more waves! During dinner, we’ll check out your surf images and enjoy our island camp together for our final night here.

        • Accommodation: Triples
        • Activities: Surf Lesson
        • Optional Activities: Mt Ijen, Sunrise Tour, Yoga, Massage
        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

         

        DAY 7 – BANYUWANGI

        We leave our island paradise for Banyuwangi. Literally meaning “Aromatic Water”, Banyuwangi is the eastern most point in Java and is where we’ll spend our last night on the island. Where we’ll stay at the beautiful beachfront Ketapang resort. Treat yourself to a massage, or a swim in the gorgeous swimming pool overlooking the ocean.

        • Accommodation: Twin/Double
        • Activities: None
        • Optional Activities: N/A
        • Meals: Breakfast

         

        DAY 8 – BACK TO BALI – UBUD

        This morning we cross back to Bali and head inland to the magical town of Ubud. On the way we will stop off at Beratan Lake Temple to wander around this beautiful waterfront. Afterwards we will continue our drive to Ubud, famed for its world-class yoga practices, beautiful rice terraces and incredible food. 

        • Accommodation: Twin/Double
        • Activities: Beratan Temple
        • Optional Activities: Massage
        • Meals: Breakfast

         

        DAY 9 – UBUD

        Today we experience the very best that Ubud has to offer! We’ll start by checking out the ultimate instagram spot- Tegallalang Rice Terraces. Afterwards we’ll head on to Tirta Empul water temple, a sacred temple where you can make an offering. After stopping for lunch at one of our favourite restaurants in town, we’ll head to the famous Monkey Forest Temple to check out these furry friends! The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore further or check out the markets, before we’ll meet and walk the Tjampuhan Ridgewalk together at sunset, a perfect way to end an awesome day!

        • Accommodation: Twin/Double
        • Activities: Rice Terraces, Water Temple & Monkey Forest & Ubud walk
        • Optional Activities: ATV, Temple Visits, Mt Batur 
        • Meals: Breakfast

        DAY 10 – UBUD TO GILI T

        Last but not least, our final stop on tour- Gili T! Famed for its snorkelling, abundance of sea turtles and great nightlife, Gili is the perfect way to wrap up an epic 12 days. A short ferry ride from Padang Bai, we’ll check in and have lunch before venturing out to explore the island. With no cars allowed on the island, we will get around by bicycle! Join us for a sunset bike tour to the coolest sunset view at a secluded area of the island.

        • Accommodation: Twin/Double
        • Activities: Sunset Bike Tour Around Island  
        • Optional Activities: N/A
        • Meals: Breakfast

         

        DAY 11 – GILI T

        Today we’ll hop on our private island hopping trip to check out the sights that make Gili T famous! Turtles, underwater statues, other islands, and coral reefs is what it’s all about. We have also partnered up with the Gili Eco Trust if anyone is interested in giving back to a great cause, there will be free time today to do so!

        • Accommodation: Twin/Double
        • Activities: Turtle Snorkelling
        • Optional Activities: Gili Eco Recycling Tour
        • Meals: Breakfast

         

        DAY 12 – GOODBYE INDONESIA!

        It’s time to say goodbye to Indonesia! Check out is at 10am and this day is classed as a travel day. We will provide your return transport to Padang Bai where from there you can choose from the many departing vans (Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta etc) depending on where you’re headed.

        • Accommodation: N/A
        • Activities: None
        • Optional Activities: N/A
        • Meals: Breakfast

         

        Accommodation with a Difference

        We know that to get the most out of your trip, you need the perfect location to recharge your batteries every day. That’s why we have specifically chosen every place we stay to fit your exact needs – and give you the most out of your experience. From funky hotels and Indonesian lodges with views of the unreal Mt Bromo to epic spots with pools – beachside or infinity, we have both! We’ve mixed the best locations with comfort and style to bring you the ideal places to rest your head, with a maximum of 3 per room! *Please note – this tour as standard is twin/double share with 2 nights in triples in Red Island. Upgrades are not available.

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