Set loose your spiritual side on a 12-day tour to the stunning beaches and jungles of Bali and Java. Travel by cycle-rickshaw to local markets and the Sultan’s Palace in Yogyakarta. Enjoy inner peace at ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples. Take high tea at the Mangkunegaran Palace and stroll the coastline of the unforgettable beaches of Sanur. Inspired by Buddhist zen, find harmony in this incredible corner of the world.
Venture into Yogyakarta by bicycle
rickshaw, exploring the Sultan’s
Palace and batik workshops.
Explore the extraordinary temple
complex of Borobudur.
Climb to the top of an active
volcano in Bromo Tengger Semeru
Visit a Balinese market to select
ingredients for a feast you’ll create
with a local chef.
Itinerary - 12 Days
Day 1 — Yogyakarta
Arrive at any time.
Transfer to the hotel and enjoy a welcome
Days 2 & 3 — Yogyakarta
Take in the city’s
sights during a leisurely bicycle rickshaw ride.
See the Sultan’s Palace, colorful markets, and
batik workshops. Then embark on an excursion
to the Buddhist temple complex of Borobudur. Examine the artistic and
architectural marvels of this UNESCO World
Heritage site, which once lay buried under layers
of volcanic ash. (2B)
Days 4 & 5 — Solo (Surakarta)
Take a tour of
Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple complex
in Java. Continue on to Solo and visit the
Mangkunegaran Palace for a traditional dance
class and high tea. The next day, travel to Mount
Lawu to visit the Candi Cetho and Candi Sukuh
Days 6 & 7 — Malang
Journey to the beautiful
colonial city of Malang, the second largest city
in East Java. The next morning, hop in a jeep to
catch the sunrise at Bromo Tengger Semeru
National Park. Ascend to the top of Mount
Bromo—part of the Tengger
Caldera, the largest volcanic range in the area.
Later, visit the volcanology office to meet with
one of the researchers and learn about the
geology of this beautiful area. (2B, 1L)
Day 8 — Ubud
Catch a flight and transfer to
Ubud, the cultural and artistic heart of Bali and
our base for the next three nights. (1B)
Days 9 & 10 — Ubud
Venture into markets and
rice fields with a local chef to discover the
secrets of Balinese cuisine. Then roll up your
sleeves for a fun cooking class and learn how to
prepare a traditional meal. The next day, explore
spiritual Bali, following mountain roads through
the jungle to visit Tirta Empul Temple and its
bubbling spring, said to hold curative powers.
Continue to the 11th-century Gunung Kawi,
an ancient Balinese monument surrounded by
terraced rice fields, and the village of Kintamani,
perched on the edge of a giant crater. (2B, 1L)
Day 11 — Sanur
Head to the coastal village of
Sanur and enjoy free time with the option to
visit a beautiful beach. (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.
Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.
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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 $1,539
Arrival transfer, transport
between destinations and to/from included
activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary
Accommodations Comfortable, mid-range
hotels that reflect the local character (11 nights)
Meals Included 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches,
1 dinner. Allow an additional $175–230 for meals
Transportation Minibus/van, cycle-rickshaw
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.