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 & a night at a wildlife centre!
Bilingual Adventure Leaders for each activity!
Transport within Indonesia, including the flight from Jakarta to Yogyakarta!
Itinerary & map
Indonesia Adventure Tour
Day 1: Jakarta
Welcome to your Indonesia adventure tour! This afternoon, you’ll meet your Adventure Leader in the lobby of your accommodation, along with the rest of your group. From there, get to know one another as you take a walk through Merdeka Square, taking in views of the National Monument and Istana Merdeka, the presidential palace.
This evening, get your first taste of Indonesian food with a trip to a local restaurant for a group dinner. You’ll then have a quick trip briefing where you’ll learn what’s to come in the next two weeks, before returning back to your accommodation to rest up.
Day 2: Cikananga Wildlife Centre
We’re up bright and early today to head to the Cikananga Wildlife Centre. Deep in the heart of the Javan jungle, this conservation project isn’t usually open to visitors, meaning you’re heading to somewhere very few others will ever see. Cikananga rehabilitates animals rescued from the illegal pet trade, so you’ll see orangutans, leopards, and many other animals. You’ll also help prepare enrichment activities for the animals, like bamboo tubes filled with honey for the bears at the sanctuary.
This evening, you’ll head on a hike under cover of darkness – led by guides from the Indonesian Herpetofauna Foundation. After returning back to the Centre, you’ll stay in their basic accommodation overnight, listening to the sounds of the night animals.
Day 3: Bogor & Yogyakarta
This morning, you’ll transfer to Bogor to explore the beautiful Botanical Gardens – at over 200 acres, it’s home to almost 14,000 species of plants and trees.
Then at around lunchtime, you’ll transfer to the airport to catch a flight from Jakarta to our next destination, Yogyakarta. Once you’re all settled in your new accommodation, why not take a stroll around the wonderful Alun-Alun Kidal Square?
Day 4: Yogyakarta
You’ve got a busy day today, with a full day trip to Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist Temple! You’ll also explore the stunning Prambanan – the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia – and Ploasan, another beautiful Buddhist temple which dates back to the 9th century. These incredible complexes are huge, so you’ll need a full day to explore them – don’t forget to bring your camera!
Day 5: Yogyakarta & Bromo
Waking up this morning, the first half of the day is yours to do as you please. However, if you’re keen to get sightseeing, you may want to visit the Taman Sari Water Palace. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta, and consists of gardens, lakes, and the bathing complex of the royal family.
Early afternoon, you’ll board a train to the next stop on your Indonesia adventure tour – Bromo! Once you’ve checked into your accommodation, we recommend a very early night. You’re up at the crack of dawn tomorrow!
Day 6: Bromo & Banyuwangi
You’ll be up before the birds this morning, as you head off on a pre-dawn hike. Though it might be difficult to drag yourself out of bed, you’ll be well-rewarded with one of the most incredible sights in Indonesia – sunrise from the volcano of Mount Bromo. Spend some time taking in this incredible sight, before heading back down mid-morning. From there, you’ll transfer to the beautiful Madakaripura Waterfall. Believed to be the final meditation place of Commander-in-Chief Gajah Mada, it’s fondly been nicknamed the ‘Eternal Waterfall’.
We then continue our journey east, where we’ll arrive in the quiet coastal town of Banyuwangi. After checking into your accommodation, your evening is yours to do as you please.
Day 7: Banyuwangi & Pemuteran
If you’re up for another early start, this morning (although it’s still technically night-time) you’ve got the option to take part in another night-hike to the Ljen Volcano, where you can spot the famous ‘Blue Crater’. You’ll see an incredibly rare phenomenon from inside the crater – fire which appears to be blue! If one volcano was enough for your, however, you’re welcome to have a lie-in at the hotel.
At arround midday, you’ll bid farewell as you prepare to transfer to the stunning region on everyone’s bucket list – Bali! You’ll cross by ferry, arriving at Pemuteran, a small fishing village on the northern coast, in the afternoon. Once you’ve checked into your accommodation, you’ve then got another free evening to explore the area at your leisure.
Day 8: Pemuteran & Canggu
You’re waking up in paradise today! If you’re in the mood for some adventure, this morning you have the option of boarding a boat to Menjangan Island, where you can snorkel around some of the best coral in the region. You can also swim over the Biorock Project, where you can learn more about conservation at the world’s largest coral planting project.
If you’re opting for a more relaxed day, spend your morning catching some rays on the beach a few minutes’ walk from your hostel.
Once you’re all back together, you’ll transfer to Canggu, where you’ll check into your next accommodation. This evening, if you fancy something livelier, why not visit Old Man’s Beach and Echo Beach? They’re two large beach clubs in the area where it’s always party time!
Day 9: Ubud
In the late morning, you’ll transfer to Ubud – a peaceful backpackers’ paradise, surrounded by rolling rice paddies and lush tropical forests. Once you’ve settled, you’ll join back with your group for a walking tour around Ubud centre. You’ll see the Monkey Forest, Kajeng Rice Field, and Ubud Market – among many other things.
This evening, you have the option of joining us for the enjoy the Ubud Fire Kecak Dance. Soundtracked by a chanting chorus, this amazing dance dramatises the Ramayana Saga.
Day 10: Ubud
Rise and shine! You’ll start your day with a truly unmissable yoga class in a stunning space – ensuring your day gets off to a relaxing start.
After that, you’ve got the option of joining us for us a tour of the highlights that surround Ubud – the cultural capital of Bali. You’ll swim at the Tukad Cepung Waterfall and admire the views of the sun shining through the cascading waters, visit Pengelipuran Village – known and as one of the world’s cleanest villages – and head to Kintamani to admire the views of Lake Batur and the volcano. You’ll see Pura Tirta Empal, a spring for holy water, and also explore the famous Tegallang rice fields.
Or, if you’d rather, you can opt to explore under your own steam. The village is beautiful and is surrounded by scenic spots – so if you’re looking to explore independently, ask your Adventure Leader for some highlights to visit.
In the evening, you can head to a rooftop bar, where you can have a drink as you look over the lush rice paddies while the sun sets.
Day 11: Gili Trawangan
This morning, you’re off to paradise itself – Gili Trawangan. Head to the Padangbai Ferry Port, where you’ll board a boat to arrive at Gili Trawangan by the mid-morning. You’ll meet your guide and check into your new accommodation.
Then, in the afternoon you’ll go biking around this beautiful island to orient yourself. But never fear! Bring your swimsuits because there’ll be plenty of opportunities to stop and take a dip in the crystal clear waters along the way.
Then this evening, you can opt to join your group for a fun night out at the Sama Sama Reggae Bar.
Day 12: Gili Trawangan
After a slower start to the morning, you have the option of joining an incredible half-day snorkelling tour around the three Gili Islands. Alongside beautiful coral reefs, you’ll spot schools and schools of native fish – and if you’re lucky, maybe even a turtle or two.
Alternatively, you may want a lazy day in heaven. If that’s the case, you can opt to spend your free day relaxing on Gili Trawangan, either exploring at your own leisure or simply catching some rays (or the occasional wave) on the beach.
Day 13: Farewell
Sadly, your Indonesia adventure tour comes to an end today! You’ll transfer back to Kuta in Bali, ready to catch a flight and head home.
However, if you’re not ready for the trip to end, we can offer an additional three days in Gili Trawangan, where you’ll take a PADI course that will get you certified in scuba diving!
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, guesthouses and a night at the Cikananga Wildlife Centre.)
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 (Jakarta)
- Cikananga Wildlife Centre (Java)
- Jungle night hike with the Indonesian Herpetofauna Foundation (Java)
- Day trip to Borobudur, Prambanan & Ploasan (Yogyakarta)
- Hike and sunrise over Mt. Bromo (Bromo)
- Visit Madakaripura Waterfall (Bromo)
- Yoga class (Ubud)
- Walking tour around Ubud’s centre, visiting the Monkey forest, Kajeng Rice Field, Ubud Market (Ubud)
- Island biking (Gili Trawangan)
We also offer a number of optional activities (for an additional charge) throughout the trip such as hiking at Ljen Volcano, a visit to the Water Palace in Yogyakarta, an afternoon tour of Ubud, and snorkelling tours in Gili T and Menjangan Island.
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.
We recommend transferring from the airport using the Grab App (similar to Uber) as it’s both very efficient and affordable.
Room upgrades are available for this tour at £280pp. Please note the following:
- On the first night in Jakarta, the standard accommodation is a single pod – so there is no upgrade option.
- There is no upgrade option available in Canggu, or on the second night in Chikinanga.
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.