Java and Bali holiday in Indonesia

Expertly crafted tour of Java and Bali, offering a fresh take on two of Indonesia’s most beloved islands. Led by an informative local guide, the trip blends stunning volcanic landscapes with cultural insights, visiting remote but welcoming communities that lie beyond the tourist trail.
Tailor made, privately guided tour of Java and Bali Admire some of Indonesia’s wildest landscapes and oldest temples Expertly crafted itinerary takes in a wide range of cultural and natural highlights Tour a historic coffee estate, UNESCO-listed temple complexes and busy local markets Easy-going day of countryside cycling around Yogyakarta Rail journey through volcanic scenery to Jombang Sunrise jeep tours of active volcanoes, with views over smouldering crater rims Finish with a few beach days in Pemuteran Snorkel one of Bali’s finest coral reefs off Menjangan Island
£1846 excluding flights
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This privately guided holiday includes an English speaking, local guide; private local transportation, 13 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast & some additional meals, domestic flights & all admission fees.
Price based on two people sharing.
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Description of Java and Bali holiday in Indonesia

This superb tailor made tour of Java and Bali offers an enthralling blend of raw, volcanic landscapes, ancient temple complexes and remote communities that see few tourists, where you can enjoy a fresh and fascinating introduction to rural Indonesian culture.

Across two weeks, in the company of a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll journey from Semerang to Borobudur, to Yogyakarta and then by train to Jombang. You’ll finish with a sublime few days spent relaxing on the idyllic beaches of Pemuteran in northern Bali – the perfect spot to pull on a snorkel and explore one of the island’s finest coral reefs.

The beauty of this trip is that it has been carefully designed by true Asia experts. Not only will you visit locations and enjoy activities on Java and Bali that most visitors to the islands get nowhere near, but the route has been arranged so that you never feel rushed. Indeed, whether you’re touring a 17th-century coffee estate, taking a sunrise jeep ride up the side of an active volcano, or exploring a UNESCO-listed ancient temple complex, your experiences are many but the pace is always pleasantly relaxed.

Expect an invigorating blend of raw volcanic scenery – peering over the smoking crater of an active volcano in the early morning light is not to be forgotten quickly – and enthralling cultural interactions. This Java and Bali holiday in Indonesia passes remote villages that don’t see a great deal of visitors. Your presence helps them earn an income from tourism while also letting you see rural communities where you can get a real appreciation of local life.

Created with the curious cultural traveller in mind, this Java and Bali holiday is also infused with a genuine sense of adventure, as you escape the regular tourist trail in search of a unique take on Indonesia and its people.

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£1846 excluding flights
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This privately guided holiday includes an English speaking, local guide; private local transportation, 13 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast & some additional meals, domestic flights & all admission fees.
Price based on two people sharing.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

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1 Reviews of Java and Bali holiday in Indonesia

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2023 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There were so many, sunsire at Mount Bromo, climbing Bromo, Prambanan temples, cycling tour, evening street food tour in Yogjakarta to name a few

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

I would tell other travellers to try Java, not too touristy, people very friendly

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


Minimize plastic usage: We launched our One Bottle At A Time initiative to replace disposable plastic water bottles with refillable canisters across our destinations. We also send our guests a wooden toothbrush to help avoid using hotels’ disposable plastic brushes, and educate clients about the limited recycling facilities in Asia, and best-practice regarding waste-reduction. Within our UK offices we operate strict recycling policies and make sure everyone in the office uses reusable crockery and cutlery.

In order to truly contribute towards a healthier planet, we believe in putting our efforts into travelling responsibly and donating towards conservation projects. This is why we’ve put together the Selective Earth Programme, which offers all our clients the opportunity to contribute towards conservation projects in Asia. We have teamed up with the World Land Trust (WLT) – an international conservation charity who actively conserve Asia’s rainforest whilst supporting local communities. We work closely with the trust to identify which projects are a priority for funding, to ensure our donations keep on making a difference. We are currently contributing towards the conservation of the Khe Nuoc Trong forest, in Vietnam, as well as planting fruit trees in the surrounding communities.


Remote Minority Groups: We are of the staunch opinion that minorities aren’t tourist attractions, any more than children are. All our holidays that take place in and around minority communities are set up with the locals’ best interests at heart and we work with partners who do everything possible to ensure that the entire community benefits from our visits. This Indonesia itinerary travels to the island of Flores, visiting tribal villages such as Bajawa, Bena and Waerebo where life has remained unchanged for generations. It has also been timed to coincide with the week-long Nggua Saga Harvest Festival held in the Lionese village of Saga, where clients on this tour are likely to be the only foreign visitors. These experiences are an excellent opportunity for clients to immerse themselves in authentic local life, but we are conscious that this does not have a negative impact on the local people and the income generated from these visits directly benefits the whole community.

Stay local: One of our core values is to collaborate with local, responsible companies and partners who share our focus, beliefs and passions. We work mainly with local guides, local operators and hotel partners, and will always offer small, local accommodation options to clients. Our holidays are designed to enable our clients to immerse themselves in local places and experiences, and we make sure that, wherever possible, the income they bring to a destination goes back into the community. We have developed a system that allows clients to donate any unused currency to local charities that are vetted and selected by our partners.

Local partners: We actively choose local guides and drivers throughout Indonesia, and work only with local travel partners. We insist that any travel partners we work with adhere to our responsible travel policies, and ideally put responsible tourism at the heart of everything they do.

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