Indonesia: Wonders of the Pacific

  • Destination: Indonesia
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Departs: 24/05/2020
  • Price: $960

Overview

Journey into the Pacific ocean across the Indonesian archipelago to explore the islands of Bali and Java. From lush forests, hidden waterfalls and remote villages to active volcanoes, crater lakes and exotic beaches with adventurous twists along the way.

Highlights

- Explore Ubud, Bali’s cultural hub
- Rafting the rapids of the Ayung River
- Hiking Tegallalang rice terraces
- The Secret Garden Trek to the hidden waterfalls of Sambangan village
- The breathtaking beaches of Nusa Penida Island
- The Blue flames and stunning crater lake of Ijen Volcano
- Tumpuk Sewu Waterfall, Indonesia’s most beautiful waterfall
- The magical Sunrise over Mount Bromo and the surrounding massif
- Canggu and its laidback atmosphere

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Itinerary & Trip Details

Day 1: Arrival in Bali

Arrival in Bali

Arrival in Bali island in the Indonesian Archipelago which is also known as ‘The Island of the Gods’. Pick up and transfer to Ubud. Located 300m above sea level in the midst of terraced rice fields, Ubud is Bali’s most beautiful town and is known as the spiritual and cultural heart of Bali. Spend the day exploring the town of Ubud and getting ready for our upcoming adventure.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel

Day 2: The Ubud Experience

The Ubud Experience

After Breakfast we start our adventure by driving to Ayung River for an exciting white water rafting adventure down the river in some of the most scenic scenery in central Bali as we raft along lush tropical forests, green valleys and many waterfalls. After Rafting we have lunch by the banks of the river then drive to the beautiful Tegallalang rice terraces, we will hike along the rice paddies and get to know more about the traditional irrigation system known as the Subak and we can also opt to try out the famous Bali Swing.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL

Day 3: The Real Bali

The Real Bali

Today we explore the less known parts of Bali as we head north to Sambangan village for an amazing trekking trail known as the ‘Secret Garden’. Starting from sacred Aling Aling waterfall then venture into the Sambangan forest as we make our way to the chanting Blue Lagoon for a refreshing swim. Afterwards we trek through Cengana village then continue trekking downhill to Bantenan village and three more waterfalls kroya, Kembar and Pucuk with chances for sliding in waterfalls and cliff jumping into natural pools away from the traditional touristic trails.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL

Day 4: Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida

Today we sail on a speedboat to the beautiful island of Nusa Penida to explore its hidden beaches and coves. First we will stop by the famous Kelingking beach then drive to the less visited eastern part of the island for the secluded beach of Atuh and the breathtaking viewpoint known as 1000 islands then continue to the beautiful white sands of Diamond beach where we are going to spend the rest of the day. Afterwards we drive back to the port, sail back to Bali and drive back to our hotel.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL

Day 5: To East Java

To East Java

Breakfast then drive to Denpasar airport to catch our flight to Surabaya the capital of the eastern part of Java island then transfer to our hotel in Bromo for overnight.

Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Meals: B

Day 6: Mount Bromo Sunrise

Mount Bromo Sunrise

Wakeup very early in the morning and drive in a 4×4 car to Mount Penanjakan viewpoint aka as King Kong Hill for a breathtaking sunrise over Mount Bromo and the surrounding massif including Mount Semeru the highest peak on Java Island. Afterwards we will drive into the sea of sand and hike to the crater rim of Bromo Volcano. Afterwards we will drive to Lumajang town for overnight.

Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Meals: B

Day 7: Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Another early rise to visit Tumpak Sewu Waterfalls, arguably indonesia’s most beautiful waterfall. First we drive to the viewpoint from the magical panoramic view of the falls with Semeru volcano as a legendary backdrop. We will continue our tour at the falls by hiking down to the bottom of the waterfall for another magical perspective of this amazing place. Afterwards we will drive to Banyuwangi for overnight.

Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Meals: B

Day 8: Ijen Crater

Ijen Crater

On our last day in East Java we start right after midnight to explore the mystical blue flames of Ijen crater which is a rare phenomenon that can only be seen in Ijen Crater in Indonesia or Dallol volcano in Ethiopia. First we drive to the trailhead then start our trek to the crater rim then hike down to the crater bank to witness the blue fire which is ignited sulfuric gas, which emerges from cracks at temperatures up to 600 °C. Afterwards we will hike to the top for another amazing view over the acidic crater lake with its beautiful turquoise color. After the tour we will drive to Ketapang port to take the ferry back to Bali and drive to Canggu for overnight.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 9: Canggu

Canggu

A free day in Canggu to enjoy the beach and its laidback atmosphere or we can also opt to try out Surfing.

Meals: B

Day 10: Departure

 Departure

Transfer to the airport for final departure

Meals: B

Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- All land transfers in a private vehicle including airport pickups
- All Entrance Tickets & Environmental Permits
- Accommodation for 6 nights in standard hotels on Bali Island
- Accommodation for 3 nights in basic hotels on Java Island
- All mentioned tours and activities
- All mentioned meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Price Excludes

- International flight to Denpasar in Bali
- One way domestic flight to Surabaya (Avg. $50)  + Airport Tax (around $10)
- Any activities on day 9
- Visa Expenses
- Tips & Gratuities

 

 

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