13 days Jakarta to Gili Trawangan
13 day Indonesia Group Tour (Including Bali)
This Indonesia adventure tour offers backpackers a truly magical trip through a stunning country. We journey through Java, Bali and the Gili Islands and discover Indonesia's incredible natural beauty.
This adventure tour showcases so many of the highlights of this incredible country. From volcanic sunrises, witnessing orang-utans in the wild to relaxing on black sand beaches- this tour really has a bit of everything. 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, rice terraces and local hangouts. Delight in the natural wonders of Mount Bromo and the Madakaripura Waterfalls, snorkel through Bali’s crystal-clear waters and embrace Ubud’s natural splendour. Surround yourself with stunning sunsets and delve into Indonesia’s nightlife as you party by the ocean. Packed full of inclusions- this tour is the ideal Indonesian adventure tour.
Including hostels, hotels and nights deep in the jungle.
Bilingual Adventure Leaders for each activity
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.
Indonesia Adventure Tour- Day 1 – Jakarta
Meet your Adventure Leader and the rest of the group at your hotel in Jakarta, before taking a wander over to the nearby National Monument which offers sweeping views of this metropolis. Enjoy your first taste of Indonesian cuisine before listening to a trip briefing.
Day 2 – Cikananga Wildlife Centre
We’ll begin our journey 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 the sun goes down, take a night hike through the jungle, guided by former animal poachers who now use their tracking skills to help visitors spot jungle insects and animals. Stay overnight at the centre, deep in the Javan rainforest.
Day 3 – Bogor & Yogyakarta:
Head out of the jungle and transfer to Bogor where you will explore the beautiful botanical gardens.
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.
Once you are refreshed and settled, why not head out to join in the fun at Alun Alun Kidal Square?
Day 4 – 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 Prambanan & Ploasan Temples.
Day 5 – Mount Bromo:
This morning we visit 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.
We’ll then head over to Mount Bromo- an area of outstanding natural beauty – on arrival- relax, take in the surroundings and get ready for an early start!
Day 6 – Mount Bromo & Mount Ijen:
Start the day bright and early as we embark on a hike to the edge of the volcano crater for a series of very impressive views.
You will then fill up on a local breakfast and head to the Madakaripura Waterfall, the biggest waterfall in East Java! Here, we will have a lunch break and relax before heading to the charming small fishing village of Pemuteran on the Northern Coast of Bali.
Day 7 – Canggu on Bali Island:
A morning of snorkelling to discover some of the best coral in the region at Menjangan Island. You can opt to boat over to this stunning enclave or relax on the beautiful beaches near your hostel. Opt to snorkel over the Biorock project and learn more about the conservation at the world’s largest coral-planting project!
We’ll then head South towards the buzzing and beautiful Canggu.
Go from checking out stunning coral reefs to checking out the island’s bar scene with some sundowners on the shore before a beach club party.
Day 8 – Canggu on Bali Island:
The first full day of your Bali tour awaits. This morning, you can choose to get up early to try your hand at surfing and become a master of the waves! 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 on Bali Island:
A new day and a paradise to explore: Ubud! Eat a budget breakfast at the hostel before departing to Ubud, where you will arrive at around 1 pm.
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 10 – Ubud on Bali Island:
Enjoy a tranquil start to the day with a yoga class in the gardens of your hostel.
Afterwards, you can opt to learn the secrets of Bali cuisine in a traditional Indonesian cooking class.
Either spend the afternoon wandering around the tranquil surroundings or 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. You can also check out 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 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 – Farewell to paradise:
It’s the final day of your Indonesia adventure tour! Grab your last idyllic island glimpses before we head back to Kuta – near the airport. We can book your accommodation there or you can choose to stay on the Gili Islands and take part in a 3 day PADI course.
We can arrange this or additional nights on the islands. 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 leading all activities throughout the trip
- Transport within Indonesia, including the flight from Jakarta to Yogyakarta
- Accommodation (including hostels, hotels and a night in the rainforest)
Please note: Accommodation is in dorm rooms as a standard on our Indonesia adventure tours.
Check out our included activities on our Indonesia Adventure Tour below:
- Guided walk through Merdeka Square
- Cikananga Wildlife Centre (Java)
- Jungle night hike with a former smuggler turned conservationist (Java)
- Day trip to Borobudur, Prambanan & Ploasan (Yogyakarta)
- Hike and sunrise over Mt. Bromo
- Visit Madakaripura Waterfall
- Yoga class (Ubud)
- Walking tour around Ubud’s centre, visiting the Monkey forest, Kajeng Rice Field, Ubud Market and a walk around the town centre
- Biking on Gili Trawangan
We also offer a number of optional activities through out the trip such as a surf class in Ubud, snorkelling tours in Gili T and Menjangan Island, an afternoon tour and cooking class in Ubud.
We have a number of group meals throughout the tour. Our guide will take you to the restaurant but food and drink is not included on this tour so just pay for what you order. Your Adventure Leader will make sure that you can try as much of the local food as possible while catering to your dietary requirements.
We cannot guarantee that the group will be seated together on flight from Jakarta to Yogyakarta on our Indonesia adventure tour. 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 including this Indonesia adventure tour. 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 at the start and end of the trip. The cost of this is £30 per car and £20 per car, respectively. Airport transfers need to be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and we will need your flight details.
If you would like to find out more about transfer arrangements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room upgrades are available for this tour at £100 per person for twin/double and £270 for the single. The reason for the difference is because often the standard is twin/double.
We can arrange a stay on the Gili Islands for 3 more days and learn to scuba dive on the Padi Open Water Dive Course. It is 490 USD and this includes the course, 3 nights accommodation and an airport transfer.
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.