Discover Bali & Java

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 15 Days | Jakarta to Sanur
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details


Set loose your spiritual side on a 15-day journey 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.

Trip Highlights

    • 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.

Itinerary - 15 Days

Day 1 — Jakarta

Arrive at any time. Transfer to hotel included.

Days 2 & 3 — Jakarta/Bogor

Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta including the old city, Fathaillah Square, and the harbor. In the afternoon, depart for Bogor, which boasts a stunning volcanic backdrop of imposing Mount Salak. The next day, visit the Botanical Garden in Bogor, a world-famous institution for research and conservation that’s home to 13,983 different kinds of trees and plants. With a local guide, tour the gardens and the zoological museum before continuing to a gong factory to see how these unique instruments are made by local blacksmiths. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. (2B)

Day 4 — Bandung

Drive to Bandung and enjoy an afternoon city walk through the former Batavia area. Stroll by colonial buildings and tour the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. Later, listen to the sounds of the angklung, a traditional bamboo instrument. (1B)

Day 5 — Magelang

Travel by private vehicle and train as you enjoy the stunning landscapes of Java. Arrive in Magelang in the evening. (1B)

Day 6 — Magelang/Yogyakarta

Rise before dawn to visit the Buddhist temple complex of Borobudur. Enjoy the sunrise before touring these stunning ruins. Afterward, continue on to the village of Candirejo. Stop in at one of the houses to meet some locals and enjoy a drink and a snack. Continue to Yogyakarta for the evening. (1B)

Days 7 & 8 — Yogyakarta

Explore Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple complex in Java, and learn about its history. Marvel at what is considered some of the most stunning Hindu art in Asia. Return to Yogyakarta and enjoy the evening at leisure. The next morning, learn about batik, an ancient method of decorating fabric that originated in Java. Delve into the history and tradition of this art form and the Javanese philosophy behind some of the patterns, then enjoy hands-on instruction by a local artist. During a free afternoon, opt to hop on a cycle-rickshaw and explore, visit Kraton Palace, or wander the markets and shops around the city. (2B)

Day 9 — Yogyakarta/Malang

Continue the journey by train across the green agricultural heartland of Java to Malang. (1B)

Day 10 — Malang/Mount Bromo

Visit Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mount Bromo region. Experience the local culture in this G Adventures-supported community with a village walk and local lunch. Then visit the volcanology center near Mount Bromo and meet with one of the experts who will explain how they monitor the volcano. (1B, 1L)

Day 11 — Mount Bromo/Bali

Rise early to take a scenic excursion to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park by jeep to catch the sunrise. Then ascend to the top of Mount Bromo, part of the Tengger Caldera, the largest volcanic range in the area. Afterward, drive to Surabaya and catch our flight to Bali. (1B)

Days 12 & 13 — Ubud

Enjoy a cooking class with a local chef who will accompany us to the morning markets and on a visit to a rice field. Then we’ll gather at our chef’s home to make a traditional offering, followed by a lively cooking class and lunch. The afternoon and next day are free to explore. (2B, 1L)

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, an 11th-century temple complex surrounded by terraced rice fields. Then make your way to Kintamani, perched 4921 feet above sea level on the edge of a crater overlooking Lake Batur. Also enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Opt to join our CEO for a farewell dinner at Pecatu Hill, overlooking the lights of Kuta and the largest Vishnu statue in the world. (1B, 1L)

Day 15 — Sanur

Depart at any time. (1B)

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.


  • Apr 22 - May 06, 2018
  • Jul 08 - 22, 2018
  • Aug 19 - Sep 02, 2018
  • Sep 16 - 30, 2018
  • Oct 28 - Nov 11, 2018
  • Dec 16 - 30, 2018
  • Jan 27 - Feb 10, 2019
  • Mar 10 - 24, 2019
  • Apr 21 - May 05, 2019
  • May 19 - Jun 02, 2019
  • Jun 16 - 30, 2019
  • Jul 07 - 21, 2019
  • Jul 28 - Aug 11, 2019
  • Aug 18 - Sep 01, 2019
  • Sep 08 - 22, 2019
  • Sep 29 - Oct 13, 2019
  • Oct 27 - Nov 10, 2019
  • Dec 08 - 22, 2019

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Activity Level


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

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

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 $1209

What's Included

Arrival transfer, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary.

Hotels(14 nights)

Meals Included
14 breakfasts, 3 lunches. Allow an additional $230–300 for meals not included.

Private vehicle, cycle-richshaw, plane, train, walking, cycling

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.