16 days Jakarta to Labuan Bajo
16 day Indonesia Group Tour (Including Bali)
There's so much more to Indonesia than Bali and on this trip, venture through Java, Gili Trawangan and the Flores Islands as you discover Indonesia’s incredible natural beauty with our 16-day adventure tour.
Indonesia’s best known island is Bali but there is so much more to the country than this one island. From strolling around cities and volunteering at an animal conservation centre, to relaxing on black sand beaches, our passionate Adventure Leaders take you off-the-beaten-track on this unforgettable Indonesia trip. Immerse yourself in the country’s rich history and culture, hopping from one island to another as you visit temples, mosques, rice terraces and local hangouts. Conquer the natural wonders of Mount Bromo and Mount Ijen, snorkel and tour through Bali’s crystal-clear waters, and pay a visit to the majestic Komodo Dragons. Surround yourself with stunning sunsets and delve into Indonesia’s nightlife as you party by the ocean.
Including hostels, homestays & 3 nights on a live-aboard boat
Bilingual Adventure Leaders in each place
Transport within Indonesia, including the flight from Jakarta to Yogyakarta
Itinerary & map
If you’re arriving to Jakarta the day before the tour starts, we can book you into pre-tour accommodation and if you have time, we recommend that you visit the 132-metre tower in Merdeka Square which provides exceptional views over the beautiful metropolis.
Day 1 – Jakarta & Bogor:
Today is the first day of your Indonesia adventure tour. Meet your Adventure Leader at the hostel at 7am, where you’ll receive a pre-departure briefing and begin your trip with a visit to the Cikananga Wildlife Centre.
This is a very special conservation project not usually open to the public which helps rehabilitate animals that are rescued from the illegal pet trade. You will have the opportunity to see orangutans, leopards and many other animals, and help the staff prepare food and activities for them, such as bamboo tubes filled with honey, which the bears love!
After a full day at the conservation centre, you will depart by private transfer to Bogor. Upon arrival, you will experience typical Indonesian home-life as you stay with a local family who will be hosting you for the night.
Day 2 – Bogor & Yogyakarta:
In the morning, embark on a nature walk led by a former animal smuggler, who has changed his life’s direction, and now focuses on animal conservation. Notice the incredible skill he has for spotting animals in the wild!
After the walk, you will enjoy a brunch provided by your homestay family, where you can enjoy authentically cooked Indonesian dishes.
Then you will be transferred to Jakarta airport, where you’ll catch a flight to Yogyakarta. When you arrive, you will head to the hostel and check in.
Before dinner, we recommend visiting the Water Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site comprised of gardens and bathing complex of the ruling family. Here, you can taste the unique ‘kopi luwak’ coffee and enjoy the surroundings.
Afterwards, you can visit a mosque for a discussion with an Imam, an Islamic preacher. Feel free to ask any questions you have about Islam, the religion practiced by 90% of Indonesia’s people. On your return to the hostel, why not join in the fun at Alun Alun Kidal Square?
Day 3 – Yogyakarta:
Today is a full-day trip to Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist Temple. This temple dates from the 8th and 9th centuries and is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The monument was restored with UNESCO’s help in the 1970s.
You will also get the opportunity to visit the Mendut Temple and the Prambanan & Ploasan Temples.
Day 4 – Yogyakarta:
Today you have two options:
You can do a full day of caving, and hike to Goa Jomblang, where you’ll abseil 80m down into the mouth of the cave for fantastic photo opportunities of the sun rays shining through the roof. After, you can go tubing in smaller caves.
If you prefer a more relaxing day, you can have some free time to explore Yogyakarta and you can take part in a Batik workshop and learn the art of wax-resist dyeing. In the afternoon, you can visit the Keraton Sultan Palace and the bustling Malioboro street.
Day 5 – Mount Bromo:
Today you’ll say goodbye to Yogyakarta and start your journey to Mount Bromo by minibus. Arriving in the afternoon, you will set up camp for the night and enjoy a relaxing dinner around a bonfire as the sun sets. Soak in the peace and quiet of your surroundings and fall asleep under the stars.
Day 6 – Mount Bromo & Mount Ijen:
Start the day bright and early at 5.30am to enjoy an unforgettable sunrise over the volcano from a nearby viewpoint. Once you’ve taken in the beauty, a four-wheel drive will take you to the ‘sea of sand’ from where you can hike up to the edge of the volcano crater for very impressive views. From this point, you will also be driven to another spectacular viewpoint to see the volcanoes.
You will then fill up on a local breakfast and head to Mount Ijen. On route, you will stop at the Madakaripura Waterfall, the biggest waterfall in East Java! Here, we will have a lunch break and relax before heading to the guesthouse near Mount Ijen.
Enjoy a free evening, explore the area and have some drinks at a local bar. If you signed up for the midnight hike, we’d definitely recommend an early night!
Day 7 – Canggu on Bali Island:
You have the option to join the 2-3 hour midnight trek (departing at 1.30am) to the top of Mount Ijen, where you can descend into the crater and witness the unique blue flames. This is truly a spectacular sight, where dazzling, electric-blue fire can be seen streaming down the mountain at night.
If you participate in the midnight trek, at 7am you will return to the accommodation for a well-deserved breakfast, shower and rest.
Around 11am, you will depart by minibus to Canggu taking a ferry between Java and Bali. The clocks change, jumping an hour ahead so we arrive there in the evening. Upon arrival, you can either rest up or ask your Adventure Leader what else you can do.
Day 8 – Canggu on Bali Island:
The first full day of your Bali tour awaits. This morning, we suggest getting up early to try your hand at surfing and become a master of the waves! Or, you can spend the day at the beach and enjoy exploring the local area. The super-cool beach-side backpacking town of Canggu is known for its cafe culture, beaches and world class gyms.
If you fancy going out-out in the evening, then you can enjoy the nightlife after dinner, we recommend a couple of beach clubs. The Old Man’s Beach and Echo Beach are famous for their great atmosphere and affordable prices.
Day 9 – Ubud:
A new day and a new island: Ubud! Eat a budget breakfast at the hostel before departing to Ubud, where you will arrive at around 1 pm.
Here, you’ll explore the area outside Ubud and visit the Tukad Cepung Waterfall, a stunning natural cascade which you can swim in. After, travel to Penglipuran, one of the cleanest villages in the world and a great place to witness Bali’s daily life and explore the sense of simple living. After, you will stop for lunch in the village of Kintamani and admire the amazing views of Lake Batur and the volcano.
The next stop is Pura Tirta Empal, a spring for holy water, and the Tegallang Rice Terrace, which is Ubud’s most famous attraction.
To finish the evening, you’ll enjoy drinks at a rooftop bar that overlooks the local rice fields.
Day 10 – Ubud:
Today is going to be a busy day – so why not begin your morning with a spot of yoga before learning the secrets of Bali cuisine in a traditional Indonesian cooking class.
In the afternoon, you will explore Ubud City with a walking tour of the area, as you explore the main streets, Kajeng Rice Fields and local villages. You will continue your tour with visits to the Monkey Forest, the Royal Palace and Goa Gajah before heading back to the centre to stroll through the markets for some delicious street food! You will also get to experience the local culture as you watch an Ubud Fire Kecek dance show.
Day 11 – Gili Trawangan:
Around 9am, you will take a minivan and then board a ferry to the Gili Islands. Hop ashore at Gili Trawangan and check into your hostel. Here, you will have the opportunity to bike around the beautiful island and stop for swims along the way. To finish the tour, you will stop off at one of the Gili T swings, where you can take some photos whilst the sunsets in the distance.
Enjoy an evening of fun at the Sama Sama Reggae Bar.
Day 12 – Gili Trawangan:
Today is a free day! Have a lie-in, relax on the gorgeous beaches, hire a bike to explore the island by yourself, or take part in an optional half a day snorkelling tour around the 3 Gili islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. They are characterised by sandy beaches fringed with palm trees, and they’re known for their coral reefs just offshore. At Gili Trawangan, the largest island, a sunken ship sits at Wreck Point near Mentigi Beach.
Day 13 – Flores Island Hopping:
In the morning, you will take a ferry to the neighbouring island – Lombok. Upon arrival, you will enjoy welcome drinks & snacks while waiting for the other travellers to arrive.
Around 10am you’ll board the boat, which will be the start of your 3-night/4-days island hopping adventure to different islands, where you can snorkel, climb up to epic viewpoints, take in island life, and see the Komodo Dragons & Flying Foxes.
The exact route will be decided by your captain based on the weather and water currents during your trip, but your Adventure Leader will keep you up to date with any news. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner freshly cooked by your onboard team of chefs.
Day 14 – Flores Island Hopping:
Your first full-day of island hopping awaits you!
Today, you will visit Moyo Island, where you will have the opportunity to climb/dive and enjoy a spot of snorkelling and swimming in the tranquil crystal blue waters.
To finish a day of fun-filled activities, you will sit back and enjoy a gorgeous sunset from the boat.
Day 15 – Flores Island Hopping:
For today’s activities, you will visit Komodo Island, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some Komodo dragons. Your next stop will be the famous pink beach, one of the seven pink beaches in the world. Here, you will spend some time swimming in the ocean and playing some games with the rest of your group. Finish your afternoon at Namo beach, where you can enjoy a spot of snorkelling and explore the wonders of the ocean.
Day 16 – Flores Island Hopping & Labuan Bajo:
Today is the last day of your Indonesia adventure tour. In the morning, you will have some more time for some sightseeing – hike to the peak of of Padar Island and visit Rinca Island, where you’ll get the opportunity to see some more Komodo dragons.
Between 1pm and 5pm you will head back to the end destination, Labuan Bajo, where you will arrive on dry land in the afternoon. Here, you will say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you come to the end of your Dragon Trip tour.
Fly on to your next destination, or why not spend a few more days in paradise? We can help organise accommodation for you in Labuan Bajo or even in Bali if you are flying back from Denpasar Airport. Just send us an email at email@example.com.
We wish you safe travels!
Our Indonesia adventure tour price includes the following:
- Bilingual Adventure Leaders throughout the trip
- Transport within Indonesia, including the flight from Jakarta to Yogyakarta
- Accommodation (including hostels, homestays & 3 nights on a live-aboard boat)
Please note: Accommodation is in dorm rooms as a standard on our Indonesia tours.
Check out our included activities below:
- Cikananga Wildlife Centre (Jakarta)
- Local Indonesia homestay (Bogor)
- Nature walk with a former smuggler turned conservationist (Bogor)
- Day trip to Borobudur, Mendut Temple, Prambanan & Ploasan (Yogyakarta)
- Campfire at the base of a volcano (Mt. Bromo)
- Sunrise over Mt. Bromo, 4-wheel drive and hike to the edge of the crater (Mt. Bromo)
- Visit Madakaripura Waterfall (Mt. Ijen)
- Day trip around Ubud, including Tukad Cepung waterfall, Pengelipuran Village, Pura Tirta Empal, Tegallang Rice Terrace and more! (Ubud)
- Island hop around Flores on a liveaboard boat, including a visit to a Komodo Dragon colony, snorkelling and a visit to the Pink Beach (Flores)
Find our extra optional activities here.
Below are the meals that are included on this tour. Your Adventure Leader will make sure that you try as much of the local food as possible while catering to your dietary requirements.
Flores Island Hopping:
Day 13 – Break, lunch and dinner
Day 14 – Break, lunch and dinner
Day 15 – Break, lunch and dinner
Day 16 – Breakfast.
We cannot guarantee that the group will be seated together on flights between Indonesia’s islands. Our Adventure Leaders will do their best to keep you together, sometimes switching seats with local passengers. However, these flights are short and sweet and are a good time to relax in between days spent exploring.
The use of Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is prohibited during activities organized by The Dragon Trip. If you are in possession of a drone when entering the country it is your responsibility to be informed of and follow all local laws. This may include registering your drone with authorities. If you violate this policy or operate a drone illegally you are subject to removal from the tour as per our terms & conditions.
The Dragon Trip provides, upon request, airport transfers in Jakarta and Labuan Bajo. The cost of this is £15 per car and £10 per car, respectively. Airport transfers need to be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and we will need your flight detailss.
If you would like to find out more about transfer arrangements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room upgrades are not available for this tour.
Need additional accommodation before or after the group tour finishes? We can arrange this for you.
A deposit is required to make a reservation on our Indonesia tours, with the balance due 70 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply).
The deposit is 10% of the group tour price (unless stated otherwise). If you book on to our Indonesia tours less than 70 days prior to departure, the full balance will be due within 3 days of booking.
No bookings can be accepted within 40 days of a trip departure date.