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Discover Bali & Java
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15 days

from $3,297 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be physically fit and prepared for multiple hours of activity (e.g. hiking, kayaking, biking) each day.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

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Trip Details
  • Visit a batik workshop in Yogyakarta to watch artisans at work, then try your hand at creating these intricate textiles.
  • Climb to the top of Mount Bromo, and meet with researchers from the volcanology office of this active volcanic peak.
  • Stroll a Balinese market and select ingredients for a feast you’ll prepare with a local chef.

Set loose your spiritual side on a 15-day tour to the stunning beaches and jungles of Bali and Java. Ride through Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park by jeep at sunrise. Visit the exquisite Bogor Botanical Gardens. Enjoy inner peace at ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples and stroll the unforgettable beaches of Sanur. Inspired by Buddhist zen, find harmony in this incredible corner of the world.

Day 1: Jakarta

Arrive at any time. Transfer to hotel included.

Day 2: Jakarta/Bogor

Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta including the old city, Fatahillah Square, and the harbour. In the afternoon, depart for Bogor, with its stunning volcanic backdrop of imposing Mt Salak.

Day 3: Bogor

Visit the Botanical Garden in Bogor, a world famous institution for research and conservation that is home to 13,983 different kinds of trees and plants. With a local guide, tour the gardens and the Zoological museum. Continue onto a Javanese puppet makers' workshop to see how traditional wooden puppets called "wayang golek" are produced by local artisans. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Day 4: Bogor/Bandung

Drive to Bandung and explore the city known as the "Paris of Indonesia". Enjoy the angklung orchestra — with resonating melodies at this traditional bamboo instrument concert.

Day 5: Bandung/Magelang

A full day of travel by private vehicle and train allows the opportunity to enjoy the stunning landscapes of Java. Arrive in Magelang in the evening.

Day 6: Magelang/Yogyakarta

Rise before dawn to visit the Buddhist Temple complex of Borobudur and enjoy the sunrise, then tour the stunning ruins. After, continue on to the Village of Candirejo. Along the way, enjoy a peek into the daily life and activities such as making cassava crackers, rotating seasonal crops, and harvesting. Stop in at one of the houses to meet some locals and enjoy a drink and snack. Continue on to Yogyakarta for the evening.

Day 7: Yogyakarta

Explore Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple complex in Java, and learn about the history of the temples. Marvel at what is considered some of the most stunning Hindu works of art in Asia. Return to Yogyakarta and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 8: Yogyakarta

This morning, learn about Batik, a traditional textile originating from the island of Java. Delve into the history and tradition of this art form and the Javanese philosophy behind some of the patterns, then partake in a hands-on workshop led by a local artist. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Opt to hop on a cycle-rickshaw and explore, visit Kraton Palace, or wander the markets and shops around the city.

Day 9: Yogyakarta/Malang

Continue the journey by train across the green agricultural heartland of Java to Malang.

Day 10: Malang/Bromo

Visit Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture in this G Adventures-supported community with a village walk and local lunch. After, visit the volcanology office of Mt Bromo and meet with one of their experts who will explain how they monitor the volcano and discuss the 2010 eruption.

Day 11: Bromo/Ubud

Rise early to take a scenic excursion to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park by 4x4 to catch the sunrise. We then ascend to the top of Mt Bromo, part of the Tengger Caldera, the largest volcanic range in the area. After, drive to Surabaya and catch our flight to beautiful Bali.

Day 12: Ubud

Enjoy a cooking class with a local chef who will accompany us to the morning markets and a visit to a rice field, helping us learn about the staples of Balinese cooking. We will later gather at our chef's home, where we'll learn how to make a traditional offering, followed by a lively cooking class and lunch. We can enjoy our afternoon at leisure.

Day 13: Ubud

Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax or consider the many optional activities. Opt to explore the stunning UNESCO-protected Jatiluwih Rice Terraces by electric cycle or visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.

Day 14: Ubud/Sanur

Explore the spiritual side of Bali, following mountain roads through the jungle to visit Tirta Empul Temple and its bubbling springs believed to hold curative powers. Continue to Gunung Kawi, a Hindu temple complex surrounded by terraced rice fields then make your way to Kintamani, perched 1500m (4921 ft) above sea level on the edge of a crater overlooking Lake Batur, with active Mt Batur towering above. Also enjoy lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. This evening, opt to join your CEO for a farewell dinner at Pecatu Hill, overlooking the lights of Kuta and the largest Vishnu Statue in the world.

Day 15: Sanur

Depart at any time.


  • date 08 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    $3,599 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    $4,958 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Apr 2020 - 03 May 2020
  • double occupancy
    $3,599 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    $4,958 AUD Per Person

  • date 17 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
  • double occupancy
    $3,297 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    $4,656 AUD Per Person

  • date 14 Jun 2020 - 28 Jun 2020
  • double occupancy
    $3,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    Sold Out

  • date 26 Jul 2020 - 09 Aug 2020
  • double occupancy
    $4,159 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    $5,518 AUD Per Person

  • date 06 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
  • double occupancy
    $4,159 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    $5,518 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (14 nts).
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Transport: Private vehicle, cycle-rickshaw, plane, train, cycling.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Batik Experience, Yogyakarta
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Volcanology Talk at Mt Bromo, Malang
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Balinese Home Cooking, Ubud
  • Your G for Good Moment: Ngadas Village walk & lunch, Desa Ngadas
  • Your G for Good Moment: Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud
  • Your Discover Moment: Ubud
  • Arrival transfer
  • Jakarta and Bandung city tours
  • Tour of Botanical Gardens and zoological museum
  • Visit a traditional Javanese puppet maker
  • Angklung show
  • Excursion to Borobudur temple complex
  • Visit Village of Candirejo
  • Prambanan Temple Complex tour
  • Hiking and jeep trip to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
  • Visit Tirta Empul Temple, Gunung Kawi Hindu temple complex and Kintamani
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $3,538


Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.