Spend an unforgettable week in Indonesia with one of these unique itineraries! Focus your time on Bali, spending seven days visiting world-famous temples and swimming in waterfalls in the jungle, or combine a few days in Bali with a snorkeling and boating adventure around the island of Lombok. Get away from it all on a trip to western Flores and the Komodo Archipelago, hiking through secluded caves and sleeping in a traditional cone-shaped hut. Animal lovers won't want to miss an itinerary around North Sumatra, featuring interactions with elephants and the chance to spot orangutans in the wild, or an exciting trip to Borneo and Java that's rich with wildlife viewing opportunities. Learn more about your options by reading over the itineraries below.

Itinerary #1: Highlights of Bali 

Explore an island paradise on Bali during this weeklong tour that takes you to a unique "floating temple," the spectacular Munduk Waterfalls, and to the summit of Mount Batur for unforgettable views at sunrise.

Munduk Waterfalls, Bali
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bali Canggu, Bali
Day 2 Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple  Munduk, Bali
Day 3 Hike to Munduk Waterfalls & Hot Springs Munduk, Bali
Day 4 Explore the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Ubud, Bali
Day 5 Go for a Sunrise Trek to Mount Batur Ubud, Bali
Day 6 Shop at Sukawati Market Sanur, Bali
Day 7 Depart Bali - End of Trip  

 

Welcome to Bali! You'll spend the first night in Canggu and visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple on day two, overnighting in Munduk. Hike to the picturesque Munduk Waterfalls and soak in the nearby hot springs on day three. Trek to the Twin Lakes Viewpoint to enjoy sweeping views of the lakes below, then finish the day with a traditional Indonesian meal. 

You'll spend part of the next day exploring the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. Move on to Ubud to visit museums and points of cultural interest. Get to bed early because day five brings an early wake-up call: you'll hike to Mount Batur in time to see the sunrise from the summit. Relax in the hot springs of Pura Batur. Then do some souvenir shopping at Sukawati Market before the trip ends. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Bali & Lombok Family Adventure

Discover the top highlights of two islands, Bali and Lombok, on this family-oriented tour that includes boating, beaches, a cooking class with a Balinese chef, a hike to a waterfall, and several days of snorkeling and outdoor adventures in the pristine waters around the Gili Islands.

Turquoise waters off the coast of Gili Air Island
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Bali Ubud, Bali
Day 2 Sightsee in Ubud & Take a Cooking Class Ubud, Bali
Day 3 Travel by Boat to Lombok Senggigi, Lombok
Day 4 Explore the Gili Islands  Senggigi, Lombok
Day 5 Snorkel Near Gili Nanggu Senggigi, Lombok
Day 6 Ride a Speedboat Back to Bali Sanur, Bali
Day 7 Depart Bali - End of Trip  

 

Spend the first few days of the trip in Bali. Base yourself in Ubud, doing some sightseeing in the city and taking a cooking class to learn how to make traditional Balinese food. By day three, you'll be off to Lombok. Travel by boat and check in to your hotel in Senggigi. It's a great jumping-off point for exploring the Gili Islands, a trio of small islands near the coast of Lombok. 

You'll go snorkeling several times in the next few days. Travel by boat around the three Gili Islands, stopping at different points to get a close-up view of colorful sea life. You'll even have the chance to swim alongside sea turtles and view underwater statues off the shores of Gili Meno. Between snorkeling excursions, refreshments will be served on the boat. Ride a speedboat back to Bali on day six and spend the last evening of the trip in Sanur. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Explore Flores & the Komodo Archipelago

Get off the beaten path on this adventurous itinerary around western Flores and the Komodo Archipelago, hiking through lush jungles, exploring quiet caves, and sleeping in a traditional cone-shaped hut along the journey.

Snorkeling near Manta Point
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Flores & Explore Gua Rangko Labuan Bajo, Flores
Day 2 Hike to Wulang Canyon & Drive to Pusut Pusut, Flores
Day 3 Explore Pusut & Trek to Wae Rebo Wae Rebo, Flores
Day 4 Return to Labuan Bajo Labuan Bajo, Flores
Day 5 Snorkel the Komodo Archipelago  Komodo Island
Day 6 Get to Know Rinca & Komodo Islands Komodo Island
Day 7 Snorkel Manta Point - End of Trip  

 

Begin your trip on Flores Island, boarding a boat to explore Rangko Cave. Go swimming in the cave's turquoise waters, then dine on grilled seafood on the harborfront in Labuan Bajo, the town where you'll spend the night. Trek around Cunca Wulang and its limestone cliffs before heading to the village of Pusut, where you'll overnight in a homestay. The next morning, hike up the hill outside of Pusut for breathtaking views over the "spiderweb" rice fields below.

In Mangarai, you'll meet a village chief and learn about indigenous traditions before sleeping in a traditional cone-shaped hut with a local family. You'll be on a boat for the last few days of the itinerary, enjoying wonderful views as you navigate through the Savu Sea and Komodo National Park. Spot Komodo dragons in the wild on the next day's guided hike — you're also likely to see lizards, wild pigs, and parrots. Relax on famed Pink Beach before the trip is over. Learn more

Itinerary #4: North Sumatra Adventure 

On this weeklong journey around North Sumatra, you'll explore rugged terrain on a Jeep tour, interact with elephants at a rehabilitation center, learn about indigenous traditions, and view orangutans in their natural habitat. 

Elephants at Gunung Leuser National Park
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Sightsee in Medan Medan, Sumatra
Day 2 Get Up Close With Elephants at Gunung Leuser National Park Tangkahan, Sumatra
Day 3 Explore the Jungle in a Jeep Bukit Lawang, Sumatra
Day 4 Spot Orangutans in the Wild Berastagi, Sumatra
Day 5 Ride the Ferry to Samosir Island  Samosir Island
Day 6 Discover Indigenous Culture on Samosir Island Samosir Island
Day 7 Depart Samosir Island – End of Trip  

 

Welcome to Medan on the island of Sumatra, a melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Batak cultures. Go on a walking tour of the city and step inside the Great Mosque — one of the most beautiful mosques in the country — before dining in Chinatown. You'll see elephants up close on day two while visiting a rehabilitation center in Gunung Leuser National Park.

The next day brings a Jeep tour of the jungle followed by an overnight on a farm. On day four, you'll see orangutans in the wild in Bukit Lawang. Then catch the ferry to Samosir Island, spending the last part of the journey learning about indigenous ways of life as you tour historic villages and enjoy views of bright blue Lake Toba and majestic Sipiso-piso Waterfall in the highlands. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Discover Borneo & Java

Interact with orangutans, spot wild pigs in their natural habitats, cruise through the jungle in Puting National Park, and sightsee in Jakarta on this 7-day tour through Java and  Borneo, the third-largest island in the world.

River cruising in Borneo

 

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Jakarta & Sightsee Jakarta
Day 2 Navigate the Sekonyer River by Boat Kalimantan
Day 3 Meet the Orangutans of Borneo Kalimantan
Day 4 Transfer to Yogyakarta via Semarang Yogyakarta
Day 5 Visit the Sultan Palace & Explore Yogyakarta Yogyakarta
Day 6 Tour the Historic Borobudur Temple  Yogyakarta
Day 7 Depart Yogyakarta - End of Trip  

 

Kick off the trip in Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Stroll through the historic center of Kota Tua and watch the old wooden boats in the harbor at Sunda Kelapa. Then catch a quick flight to Pangkalan Bun, Borneo. You'll board a boat that takes you along the Sekonyer River through Tanjung Puting National Park. Look for open for orangutans, monkeys, bush pigs, wild deer, and a diverse variety of birds.

As the cruise continues, you'll enjoy several interesting stops along the way, including an orangutan rehabilitation center. Go on a guided jungle hike, then continue to the harbor of Kumai, where you'll transfer to the airport and catch a flight to Semarang. It's then on to Yogyakarta, Java's cultural capital. You'll visit historical sites around town including the sacred temple of Prambanan, erected in the 9th century, the ornate Sultan Palace, and the water palace of Taman Sari. Finish with a tour of Borobudur Temple, built between the 8th and 9th centuries — it's home to 504 Buddha statues. Learn more

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