Itinerary #1: Best of Bali
See the best of Balinese nature, culture, and beaches on this memorable 10-day island discovery that features hiking around rice terraces, cycling through villages, wandering around temples, and snorkeling around the idyllic island of Nusa Lembongan.
|Day 1||Arrive in Bali & Sightsee||Ubud, Bali|
|Day 2||Swing Over the Rice Terraces||Ubud, Bali|
|Day 3||Cycle from Batur to Ubud||Ubud, Bali|
|Day 4||Discover Ubud's Surroundings||Ubud, Bali|
|Day 5||Hike to Besi Kalung Temple||Ubud, Bali|
|Day 6||Trek to Mount Batur||Ubud, Bali|
|Day 7||See a Balinese Sea Temple||Seminyak, Bali|
|Day 8||Cruise Around the Island of Nusa Lembongan||Seminyak, Bali|
|Day 9||Relax in Seminyak||Seminyak, Bali|
|Day 10||Depart Bali|
Welcome to Bali! You'll arrive in Ubud and do some sightseeing on Day 1, visiting the Bali Swing on the second day to enjoy a thrilling ride high over the jungle treetops. Hop on a bicycle and pedal to Batur on a day trip, then spend the next few days exploring the cultural monuments and scenery around Ubud. Hike to Besi Kalung Temple on Day 5, then get up early for a sunrise trek to the top of Mount Batur.
You'll continue on to Seminyak for the second part of the trip, basing yourself in the resort town while you explore the area. Visit the legendary sea temple of Tanah Lot, perched on a rock by the sea, one of seven sea temples found along the Balinese coast. Then you'll check out the clifftop Uluwatu Temple before enjoying a day cruise around the island of Nusa Lembongan on Day 8. You'll have a free day to relax on the beach before the trip ends. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Outdoor Adventure in Bali & Nusa Penida
Get out and enjoy the hiking trails, rolling rice paddies, and underwater world of two Indonesian islands—Bali and Nusa Penida—on this active 10-day adventure that features a sunrise trek on the slopes of a volcano and a thrilling whitewater rafting trip.
|Day 1||Arrive in Bali||Sanur, Bali|
|Day 2||Explore Ubud||Ubud, Bali|
|Day 3||Cycle to Kintamani||Kintamani, Bali|
|Day 4||Climb Mount Batur||Amed, Bali|
|Day 5||Discover the Village of Tulamben||Amed, Bali|
|Day 6||Relax on a White Sand Beach||Candidasa, Bali|
|Day 7||Boat to Nusa Penida||Nusa Penida|
|Day 8||Cruise Around Manta Point & Atuh Beach||Nusa Penida|
|Day 9||Explore an Underwater Reef||Sanur, Bali|
|Day 10||Depart Sanur - End of Trip|
Begin the adventure with a night in Sanur, then move on to Ubud for some sightseeing on Day 2. You'll enjoy a cycling excursion to Kintamani the next day, followed up by an early-morning climb to the top of Mount Batur for incredible sunrise views. Later in the day, you'll go whitewater rafting through the rainforest on the Telaga Waja River. You'll spend the next two nights in Amed, taking a relaxing day trip to the fishing village of Tulamben on Day 5.
Continue to the seaside town of Candidasa, a popular base for treks and outdoor excursions, including snorkeling. Then you'll boat to the island of Nusa Penida, where you'll spend the next few days exploring paradise, cruising around Manta Point, and snorkeling around the island's colorful northern reefs. You'll circle back to Sanur to finish the trip. Learn more
Itinerary #3: Explore Authentic Bali
Revel in Bali's natural beauty and cultural heritage on this 10-day journey around the island that includes cultural sightseeing and outdoor adventures in addition to a range of local experiences, from a cooking class to a visit with a Balinese family.
|Day 1||Arrive in Bali & Transfer to Ubud||Ubud, Bali|
|Day 2||Sightsee in Ubud & Take a Cooking Class||Ubud, Bali|
|Day 3||Learn About Local Traditions at Rumah Desa||Munduk, Bali|
|Day 4||Canoe on Tamblingan Lake||Munduk, Bali|
|Day 5||Explore Sacred Temples & Secluded Beaches||Pemuteran, Bali|
|Day 6||Snorkel Around Menjangan||Pemuteran, Bali|
|Day 7||Go For a Dip at Les Waterfall||Amed, Bali|
|Day 8||Visit a Water Palace||Amed, Bali|
|Day 9||Relax on Bias Tugel Beach||Uluwatu, Bali|
|Day 10||Depart Bali|
Your cultural tour begins in Ubud when you take a cooking class with a local chef. You'll learn more about Balinese cuisine at Rumah Desa Balinese House and Cooking Studio on Day 3, where you'll also have the chance to meet a local family. Then you'll go for a ride on a traditional canoe on Tamblingan Lake and hike to GitGit Waterfall, one of the highest and most beautiful waterfalls of Bali, and Aling Aling, a waterfall with a natural slide.
Midway through the trip, you'll tour Brahma Vihara Arama, the largest Buddhist monastery on the island. Go snorkeling around the island of Menjangan in Bali Barat National Park, then go for a dip at striking Les Waterfall. As the trip nears its end, you'll detour to the famous water palace of Taman Ujung and spend an afternoon relaxing on the gorgeous "hidden beach" of Bias Tugel. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Best of Java
On this highlights tour of Java, you'll see the island's top attractions, hiking to mountaintops for sunrise views of volcanoes, rolling through the countryside on a scenic train journey, and visiting Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world.
|Day 1||Welcome to Java!||Banyuwangi, Java|
|Day 2||Explore Baluran National Park||Banyuwangi, Java|
|Day 3||Experience the Kawah Ijen||Mount Bromo, Java|
|Day 4||Enjoy a Sunrise View over Bromo Volcano||Mount Bromo, Java|
|Day 5||Visit the Most Impressive Waterfall in Java||Malang, Java|
|Day 6||Take the Train to Yogyakarta||Yogyakarta, Java|
|Day 7||Discover Prambanan Temple||Yogyakarta, Java|
|Day 8||Experience Local Culture in Candran and Giriloyo||Borobudur, Java|
|Day 9||See the Majestic Borobudur Temple||Borobudur, Java|
|Day 10||Depart Yogyakarta|
Welcome to Java! You'll stay in Banyuwangi for the first two nights. Discover the quiet landscapes of Baluran National Park and the vibrant colors of Kawah Ijen, an active crater, before hiking to the top of a volcano on Day 4 for an unforgettable sunset view over Mount Bromo. Move on to see Tumpak Sewu, a tiered waterfall—the name means a 'thousand waterfalls' in the Javanese language—and Semeru Volcano, the highest mountain in Java.
Catch the train to Yogyakarta on Day 6, enjoying the passing scenery on your way to the region that's home to the famous Prambanan Temple. You'll tour the temple and take some time to learn about local artisan traditions, particularly batik, in Giriloyo. On the last full day of the trip, tour the world's largest Buddhist temple, Borobudur. Roam around Borobudur's six terraces, three circular platforms, and 504 Buddha statues—a memorable end to the trip! Learn more
Itinerary #5: Sail the Raja Ampat Archipelago
Go off the grid and cruise through the pristine seas of West Papua on a traditional wooden sailboat, stopping along the way to climb mountains and snorkel in crystal-clear waters on this 10-day sailing trip through Indonesia's Raja Ampat Archipelago.
|Day 1||Arrive in Sorong & Set Sail in the Raja Ampat Archipelago||Yenbuba|
|Day 2||Explore Yenbuba Bay & Sail Towards the Wayag Archipelago||Wayag|
|Day 3||Hike Mount Pindito, Snorkel & Paddle the Wayag Archipelago||Wayag|
|Day 4||Sail Towards Kawe Island||Kawe Island|
|Day 5||Pearl Farm Tour & Sail to Maniafun Island||Maniafun Island|
|Day 6||Sail to Penemu & Yangello Islands||Yangello Island|
|Day 7||Boat to Arborek & Mioskon Islands||Mioskon Island|
|Day 8||Snorkel in the Dampier Strait & Sail to Friwen Island||Friwen Island|
|Day 9||Jungle Hike & Beach BBQ at Friwen Island||Friwen Island|
|Day 10||Depart Raja Ampat|
Welcome to West Papua, the gateway to the Raja Ampat Archipelago. Board a beautiful 30-foot traditional wooden schooner and start sailing to the island of Kri, swimming in the waters of Yenbuba Bay before nightfall. The cruise continues to the Wayag Archipelago, where you'll snorkel, kayak, and climb Mount Pindito on the itinerary's second and third days. Head to Kawe Island next, stopping to tour a pearl farm before reaching Maniafun Island.
The second part of the cruise takes you to several more islands—Yangello, Mioskon, and Friwen—with plenty of stops for active excursions. Snorkel with colorful sea life in the Dampier Strait and go for a hike in the jungle, enjoying incredible views from the boat's deck while traveling between destinations. On the last full day of the trip, you'll be treated to a barbecue on the beach on Friwen Island. Learn more
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