Indonesia on a Shoestring – Java to Kuta
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From the bustling streets of Jakarta to the blissful shores of Bali, this two-week trip affords plenty of culture, spirituality and excitement. Soak up picture-perfect mountain, jungle and volcanic landscapes, as well as soaking up plenty of culture and excitement along the way. You’ll learn from the wise locals how tea is handpicked from the ‘Golden Mountain’ tea plantation, admire Buddhist temple complexes, trek in the shadow of Mt. Bromo and snorkel off Menjangan Island, with plenty of time to chill on the beach. This incredible corner of the world is an Asian Shangri-La and truly personifies spirituality and tranquillity.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 127049
  • Starts: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Finishes: Kuta, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Jakarta
  • Kuta



Day 1: Jakarta

Arrive at any time.

Additional Notes:
You will have a group meeting around 6pm (look out for the Welcome Note in the hotel lobby) and an optional dinner afterwards to get to know your fellow group members.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Jakarta/Cianjur (1B)

Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to teach English to local children. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay.

Additional Notes:
Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. The homestay is located on the outer ring of Cianjur, and accommodation is multi-share.

Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))


Day 3: Cianjur/Bandung (1B)

Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesia's third largest city.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))


Day 4: Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

Train (7.00 hour(s))


Day 5: Yogyakarta

Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.


Day 7: Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D)

Begin the day with the train journey to Malang. On arrival in Malang, transfer to a private vehicle for about an hour to reach Ngadas.
Upon arrival in the village, meet your hosts and settle into the homestay. In the evening, enjoy a dinner of local fare before gathering at the home of one of the community leaders to learn more about the region's customs and history.

Included Activities:
Ngadas Homestay

Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))


Day 8: Desa Ngadas/Bromo (1B, 1L)

After an early breakfast, say good bye to your hosts and explore more of the village on an included walk. Then begin the trek along the Ancestor Trail to Mt Bromo, led by a local guide trained through a G Adventures-supported capacity building program. Opt to hike to the volcano's crater before continuing to the hotel.

Included Activities:
Village Walk
Ancestor Trail Trek
Mount Bromo Crater Walk


Day 9: Bromo/Red Island (1B)

A pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim is a must, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa.

Included Activities:
Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint

Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))


Day 10: Red Island (1B)

Enjoy a surf lesson in the morning, then use free time to explore the nearby fishing village, do some more surfing or chill out in a hammock.

Included Activities:
Surfing Lesson


Day 11: Red Island/Pemuteran (1B)

Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park.

Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Ferry (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))


Day 12: Pemuteran (1B)

Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.


Day 13: Pemuteran/Ubud (1B, 1L)

Today's drive is a journey, highlighting the spectacular natural diversity and intense cultural wealth that makes Bali such a sought after destination.

Our journey takes us across the island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, and quaint scenes of local village life. We then arrive at our overnight destination – culturally-rich Ubud.

Included Activities:
Bali Community Training Lunch Program

Private Vehicle (5.00-5.50 hours)


Day 14: Ubud/Kuta (1B)

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta.

Private Vehicle


Day 15: Kuta (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Tea plantation visit
    • Orientation walk in Bandung
    • G Adventures-supported community homestay (Ngadas)
    • Ngadas village walk
    • Ancestor Trail trek
    • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP
    • Mt Bromo crater walk
    • Sunrise hike to Mt Bromo viewpoint
    • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels (10 nts), surf camp dorms (2 nts, multi-share), homestay (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    • Minibus, local bus, walking, ferry, train
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Discover Javanese culture
  • Trek in the shadow of Mt Bromo
  • Snap photos of beautiful rice terraces
  • Relax on sandy beaches
  • Surf some waves.