Your questions answered for our Java & Bali, Indonesia trip

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Experience Indonesia

  • Walking among the 500 temples at Prambanan temple complex
  • Viewing the terrace rice paddies of Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • Standing at the base of the 275-foot Coban Rondo Waterfall
  • Viewing into the crater of an active volcano at Mount Bromo
  • Taking surfing lessons in Canggu 
    Explore two uniquely different regions of indonesia
Java is Indonesia’s main island and home to the country’s cultural and artistic capital, Yogyakarta.  Visit Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, and tour the Sultan’s Palace in the center of Yogyakarta.

Indonesia’s smallest island, Bali, ranks atop most travelers’ bucket lists.  The island adheres to traditional Balinese Hinduism and makes for an extremely unique cultural visit. Explore the peacefulness of temples and rice paddies on the island commonly referred to as “the island of gods.” 

Have a question about the Under30Experiences Java & Bali, Indonesia trip?

How much should I budget for activities?

Optional activities range from $10 USD for a yoga or meditation class to $30 USD for cooking classes. Please see our "Trip Details" page for a complete list of optional activities!

We've included many activities in the price of the trip giving you plenty to do. However, we pride ourselves in helping you make the trip perfect for you. Therefore we’ve sought out the best activities and vendors to help you have the experience you want.  

And don’t worry, your trip leader can help set up any of the optional activities for you so you can sit back and enjoy your trip.

What type of weather should I expect?

The average high temperature for Bali from June to August is 88 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and a low of 80 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

Bali's tropical monsoon climate has two distinct seasons: dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April). The majority of our trips are during the dry season, but the more prepared you are for your trip the better.

The weather is significantly colder at the top of Mount Bromo, Java, so definitely pack a jacket, gloves and a hat in your day pack for that!

I understand that water is not potable, but is the ice safe?

Yes. Ice is produced in the same factories where the water is filtered. Ice is then shipped to restaurants, shops, and local vendors. A common rule is to only drink ice that has a hole in the center.

What are the accommodations like? How do I request a roommate?

We stay in boutique accommodations throughout the duration of the trip.
Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.  You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout.  

If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge. Please contact for more details.

What is the train travel like from Yogyakarta to Malang?

The group travels on an air-conditioned train equipped with reclining seats.  Travel time is approximately 7.5-hours.  There is a catering car in the center of the train selling tea, coffee, bottled water, soft drinks, crisps and various types of microwaveable tray meals, typically with rice and chicken or fried rice and meatballs. 

Can I bargain for lower prices at the markets?

Yes, however, please be respectful and not overly aggressive.  Bargaining for lower prices with the shop vendors can be exhilarating and lots of fun, plus a whole new style of shopping for many of us.

When is the best time to visit Indonesia?

The majority of our trips operate during the dry season (May - September) and also outside of the high peak season. We consider this to be the best time to visit Indonesia.

Will I be able to use my credit card or are transactions mostly cash?

Yes. Credit Cards are accepted in Indonesia. However, there is usually a minimum of $10-15 USD along with a transaction fee applied. Small markets and street food vendors typically only accept cash in local currency.

Will there be options for international cuisine or only Indonesian cuisine?

Yes, there will be options for travelers to select cuisine other than Indonesian food.  Yogyakarta, Java and Ubud, Bali, will provide the best options for multiple cuisines.

Is tipping customary in Indonesia?

Tourism is one of Indonesia’s biggest economies, so tipping is highly appreciated by service industry professionals. Most restaurants will build in a service fee into the bill, so please check your receipt before deciding to leave an additional tip.

If you participate in an optional activity that involves a local guide's assistance, it is recommended that you tip your guide at the end of the activity.

What type of luggage is best?

The lighter the better! If you only have a rolling suitcase that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag, like a large backpack, that would be best. We take multiple forms of transportation and the pavement on the roads can be covered with potholes.  

You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day. 

Do I need to bring an adapter?

Yes. Expect the 2 pin socket and plug as is found in Europe. The pins are round, not flat or rectangular. Make sure your devices can handle 220 volts or bring a power converter.

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! Last-minute slots sometimes open up on sold-out trips. Visit our Trips On Sale page for the latest last-minute deals.
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