Java & Bali, Indonesia

Duration:

10 days & 9 nights

Early Signup: $1,895

Regular: $2,095

$195 Down - February only

THE EXPERIENCE

Blessed with diverse landscapes from its pristine beaches to smoldering volcanoes and dense jungles, Indonesia has something for everyone.

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 learn about the history of Yogyakarta on a tour through the Sultan's Palace.

Indonesia’s smallest island, Bali, rank’s 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”. 

Start

Trip begins at Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) at 2:00 pm
Please book your arrival flight a few hours before this time

Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.

Finish

Trip ends at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) at 11:00 am
Please book departure flight a few hours after this time

Departure time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Cancellation Policy:

Very Flexible

This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:

Flexible

Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip less $195, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:

Flexible

Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Welcome to Indonesia!

Arrive at Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) and take included transportation to your hotel located in Yogyakarta, Java’s cultural capital.

Known as the cradle of civilization on Java, Yogyakarta's history dates back to the 8th century. Nowadays, the city is one of the foremost cultural centers of Indonesia where street art can be found on many corners and houses are still decorated with ornate traditional wood carvings.

In the evening, gather with your new friends for your first Indonesian meal and begin to acclimate into your new surroundings.

Day 2

Culture of Yogyakarta

Learn about Javanese culture on a tour through the Palace of Yogyakarta, the seat of the reigning Sultan, and explore the impressive gardens at the Tamansari Water Castle. 

Walk amongst the 500 temples dedicated to Shiva, a Hindu God, at the Prambanan temple. Watch the sunset blaze over the temples of Java's largest Hindu complex.

Partake in a guided walking tour through the city and taste Yogyakarta’s iconic dish, Gudeg, a curry dish made from jackfruit. If you're still feeling adventurous, head out with your friends for an optional night out on the town.

Day 3

Train Ride to Bromo

Rise early to catch a train ride through the beautiful Indonesian countryside. Sit back, relax, and take in the scenery.

Arrive to Mojokerto train station and then continue driving to your accommodation on the outskirts of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, nestled in the highlands of East Java.

Explore the surrounding nature on trek up to Ringgit Hill or a gentle walk around the villages.

Day 4

Sunrise Volcano Hike

Ever wonder what the inside of an active volcano looks like? Today is your day!

Rise early to see the sunrise revealing the moon-like landscape of Mount Bromo as smoke emanates from the volcano. Trek across the “Sea of Sand” and climb the 246 steps for a view into the crater.

In the afternoon, hike to the spectacular Madakaripura Waterfall, Indonesia's second tallest waterfall standing at over 600 feet!

Day 5

Onwards to Ubud, Bali

Say goodbye to Bromo and make your way to Surabaya for your domestic flight to the island of Bali!

Upon your arrival to Bali, you'll begin your journey to Ubud, the artistic and cultural heart of Bali.

Explore the bustling streets lined with health food cafes, art galleries, yoga studios, restaurants, and spas. Then head out with your friends for an optional night out or simply relax at the hotel pool.


Day 6

Campuhan Ridge and Village Tour

Escape the hustle of town and walk along Campuhan Ridge through rice fields and rows of palm trees, providing you with stunning views of Ubud's beautiful scenery.

Gain an insight into the lives of the locals on a visit to a Balinese compound. Enjoy a fresh cup of Balinese coffee with your hosts and learn the practice of Canang Sari, one of the daily offerings Balinese people make to thank the Gods.  

Spend the afternoon exploring more of this cultural town. Opt to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, join a yoga class at The Yoga Barn, or relax at a spa.

Day 7

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

After breakfast, drive outside of town to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, a series of beautifully arranged rice paddies which follow the traditional Balinese irrigation system. Walk the gentle trails taking in this picturesque setting and even have time for an optional Bali Swing.

Continue to Gunung Kawi Sebatu, a temple built in the 11th century and dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu God of Water. The natural spring within the temple grounds continues to be used today for purification rituals, which you'll have the opportunity to take part in.

Return to the center of Ubud for an  afternoonof free time for optional activities. Consider joining an Indonesian cooking class or visiting Tegenungan waterfall.

Day 8

Ubud to Canggu

Appreciate the charming Balinese countryside as you head to Canngu, one of Bali's hottest up and coming destinations, and home to some nice beaches.

Grab lunch with your friends at one of Canggu's hip cafes, settle into your accommodation, and begin to embrace the laid-back culture of this town.

After a week of active traveling between Java and Bali, spend this afternoon relaxing on the beach and enjoying a beverage while the sun goes down.

Day 9

Surf lessons and Tanah Lot Temple

Have a little down time in the morning and then meet up with surfing instructors for a lesson of how to ride the waves. Canggu is home to some of the best surfing that Bali has to offer, and today you'll get a chance to experience it firsthand.

Later in the afternoon, head to Tanah Lot, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the gods of the sea. One of the more popular iconic features, Tanah Lot is a must visit when in Canggu.

Gather together with your friends for your farewell dinner and enjoy a final night out.

Day 10

Relaxation and departure

Reflect on your Indonesian experience over breakfast and make plans to keep in touch with your new community of travel friends.

Take the included transportation to Ngurah Rai International Airport for your flight back home or continue the journey on your own and explore more of Bali.

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Java & Bali, Indonesia

What's Included:

  • 10 days & 9 nights shared accommodations in boutique hotel rooms
  • 9 breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Tour Prambanan Temple complex
  • Explore the Palace of Yogyakarta
  • View the Tamansari Water Castle
  • Walking tour through Yogyakarta
  • Executive class, air-conditioned train ride from Yogyakarta to Mojokerto
  • Experience Madakaripura Waterfall
  • Sunrise volcano hiking experience at Mount Bromo
  • Domestic flight from Surabaya,Java to Denpasar, Bali
  • Tegallang Rice Terraces
  • Campuhan Ridge walk and village tour in Ubud
  • Visit to Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple
  • Surf lessons in Canggu
  • Experience sunset at Tanah Lot temple
  • Private airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Private airport drop-off upon departure
  • Under30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet kick-ass people
  • Access to the Under30Experiences community
  • Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates

Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 60 days out.
Travelers are responsible for airfare to and from Indonesia.
Optional activities and associated transportation are not included.
All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.

Duration:

10 days & 9 nights

Early Signup: $1,895

Regular: $2,095

OUR travelers LOVE US

U30X Trip Reviews

"I just got home from the Bali trip and all of my expectations were exceeded. This was my second trip with Under30 and I knew it would be amazing, but I really have no words for how transformative this week was. We followed the itinerary, but they also made room for us to customize aspects of our trip. I can’t wait for my next trip with Under30 later this year!" -Jenny L.

"I just got home from the Bali trip and it was a life changing experience! The way that you are completely immersed in the culture makes this trip so special. Every single activity you do on this trip is awesome and there’s a nice balance between free time and organized activities. I completely fell in love with Bali on this trip and it far exceeded my expectations!" -Olivia C.

"Just got back from my trip and it was better than anything I could have ever imagined. I was a little nervous about traveling by myself but my Trip Leader made it so easy to contact her with questions/concerns before the trip even started. We were able to do everything we wanted to do on this trip and then some. I like that we were able to do touristy things but also really immerse ourselves into the culture. I really feel like I made some lifelong friends on this trip. Going to start saving up for my next trip now!" -Alex T.

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