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Islands of Indonesia

Got a hankering to see five Indonesian islands? On Komodo, you’ll spot the eponymous dragons and on Flores you'll soak up the beautiful scenery and make friends with the denizens of Ngada village. And there’s so much more waiting for you on Bali and Lombok: Visiting tobacco plantations of Tetebatu, climbing towering volcanoes, and digging your feet into the white sand of pristine beaches in Gili Islands. With hotels, transport, and a number of included activities arranged by our CEOs, this adventure still allows plenty of free time to create your own highlights.

  • Duration: 22 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AEII/144996
  • Starts: Sanur, Indonesia
  • Finishes: Sanur, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Sanur

Itinerary

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Day 1: Sanur

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Sanur/Ende

Hop on a plane to Ende, and visit the multi-coloured volcanic crater lakes of Kelimutu.

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Day 3: Ende/Bajawa

Travel to Bajawa, situated in the mountains, and enjoy the gorgeous views. In the afternoon, opt to visit Malanage Hot Springs.

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Day 4: Bajawa

Head out to visit traditional villages in Ngada. Meet with local tribes and learn more about the region's architecture and way of life.

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Day 5: Bajawa/Ruteng

Drive inland to Ruteng and take in the stunning surrounding mountains. Check out the local markets in the area and eat some delicious local food. Opt to visit neighbouring Puu village.

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Day 6: Ruteng/Labuan Bajo

Travel to Labuan Bajo, and explore this bustling harbour town with some free time. En route, opt for a quick hike to a viewpoint over the rice fields at Cancar.
A small fishing village on the island of Flores, Labuan Bajo, is an idyllic setting. Head out for an afternoon on Pede or Binonko Beach, grab a taxi to Cunca Wulang Waterfall or just meander through the markets, cafes and waterfront of this busy fishing town. At dusk, keep an eye out for flying fox bats.

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Day 7: Labuan Bajo

Sail to Rinca and Komodo islands in search of the famed Komodo Dragon and other wildlife.
Enjoy lunch and snorkelling at Pantai Merah. Return to Labuan Bajo as the sun sets with an included dinner on board.

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Day 8: Labuan Bajo/Sanur

Catch a flight back to Bali. Enjoy another night in paradise.

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Day 9: Sanur

Enjoy some free time in Sanur.
New travellers may join the tour today. You are welcome to join them for an optional welcome dinner in the evening.

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Day 10: Sanur/Munduk

Visit the Lake Danu Bratan Temple and take a walk through the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces before arriving at the guesthouse in Munduk. Enjoy some delicious Balinese cuisine.

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Day 11: Munduk/Kintamani

Drive through lush rice fields and winding mountain roads to Kintamani, then take a dip in the local hot springs.
Arrive in Kintamani with its breathtaking views of Lake Batur and the Batur crater. Take a wander through town and mix with the locals, visit the market, and marvel at the variety of local produce for sale. Stop for lunch at a black sand beach.

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Day 12: Kintamani/Ubud

Opt for a sunrise hike to the top of Mt Batur before travelling to the cultural heart of Bali, stopping for lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Arrive in Ubud in the late afternoon for an orientation walk and some free time.

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Day 13: Ubud

Enjoy a free day to explore exactly what interests you in Ubud. Opt to visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.

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Day 14: Ubud/Candidasa

Visit Kerta Gosa, the historic court of justice, before the journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing.

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Day 15: Candidasa

With more free time here, opt to visit the Tirta Gangga temple or the traditional village of Tenganan, go snorkelling, or relax on one of the secluded beaches along the coast.
New travellers may join today for the Lombok portion of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

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Day 16: Candidasa/Kuta

Take a local ferry to Lombok and visit a Sasak traditional village en route to Kuta.
Arrive at the shores of Lombok and head to a traditional Sasak village. Meet the locals and learn more about their unique culture and way of life. Continue on to Kuta for the night.

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Day 17: Kuta

Enjoy a full day exploring the area around Kuta. Opt for a surf lesson or visit one of the beautiful beaches nearby.

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Day 18: Kuta/Senggigi

Enjoy a spectacular drive through the middle of Lombok. Stop at the Tetebatu community and enjoy an easy trek through the surrounding rice fields led by a local guide. Continue on to Senggigi for the night.

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Day 19: Senggigi/Gili Trawangan

Before heading to the stunning Gili Islands, visit the slopes of the Rinjani Volcano and hike to a secluded waterfall and take a dip in the fresh water. Once at the islands, opt to swim, snorkel, or kick back and relax.
Drive to the coast and hop on a ferry to Gili and settle in for a few days on the islands. The Gilis are paradise incarnate with a tiny population, no cars, and gorgeous white-sand beaches.

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Day 20: Gili Trawangan

Enjoy a half-day snorkelling trip and check out what's living under the sea. The rest of the day is free for exploring. Opt to rent a bike and cycle around the island, visit the shopping area, or try some yoga.

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Day 21: Gili Trawangan/Sanur

Travel back to Bali by boat for a final dinner and farewells.
Spend the final evening with an optional dinner together, reflecting on the adventure under a beautiful Balinese sunset.

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Day 22: Sanur

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud Recharge: Local Hot Springs Visit, Kintamani
    • Boat trip to Komodo and Rinca islands
    • Ngada village experience
    • Kelimutu volcanic crater visit
    • Moni village visit
    • Hot springs and Lake Bratan temple visit
    • Highlands of Kintamani visit
    • Mt Batur view
    • Local Indonesian meal experience
    • Kerta Gosa visit
    • Ubud orientation walk
    • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected)
    • Beach time in Candidasa
    • Sasak village visit
    • Snorkelling trip
    • Easy trekking in Tetebatu
    • Sendang Gila Waterfall swim
    • Free time on the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/simple guesthouses (21 nts)
    • 21 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, public bus, boat, ferry, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Look for Komodo dragons in the wild
  • Meet the friendly people of Ngada village
  • Explore Hindu temples
  • Visit the tobacco plantations of Tetebatu
  • Savour Balinese cuisine at a G for Good project
  • Snorkel vibrant reefs and dig your feet into white sand.