1 independent reviews for Bali and Java holiday in Indonesia

Reviews for Bali and Java holiday in Indonesia


review 14 Aug 2023

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

Being really lucky and getting a great group of people to travel with. Also climbing a volcano (Mt. Bromo) after a Jeep ride up and up through forests and across a mini-desert.

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

The itinerary is as good as it looks but some things may happen on a different day to what appears in the Explore info pack, e.g. one temple is closed on Mondays so two days were swapped around and we went on Tuesday. Tour leader said he’d fed this back so it would be good if information could be adjusted accordingly.

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

Definitely, though maybe more could be done in each aspect: more encouragement to try street food stalls rather than just tourist-orientated restaurants; a scheduled visit to a nature conservation project; greater use of trains in Java (though only if this doesn’t still require a bus to be driven between places of departure and arrival).

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

So highly! Two beautiful islands, many interesting places visited along the way, a fantastic tour leader who knew the answer to every question I asked him and taught us so much about Indonesia, and a great group of people with which to share the experience. Update the tour information with the changes to the schedule and it would be perfect!

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