Islands of Indonesia
Explore the best of Bali, Lombok, Gili and Komodo Islands
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Group Size: Max 22
Trip code: BLLI
Duration: 21 days
With pink beaches, secret islands, flying foxes, giant swings and real-life dragons, this unforgettable 21 day group tour is like something out of a fairytale! Let Bali cast its spell on you with its swoon-worthy sands, turquoise seas and swaying palms. As well as living it up in the glitzy beach clubs of Seminyak, and the party hub of Gili Trawangan, we get right off the beaten track, with lots of lazy days on the unspoilt islands around Bali, a night on the ocean, some incredible wildlife experiences and hikes deep into the jungle. It’s the trip dreams are made of!
- Watch Komodo dragons wrestle on Komodo Island
- Snap selfies on the most Insta-famous beaches in the world on Nusa Penida
- Swim with majestic manta rays at Manta Point
- Get your adrenaline pumping with some white water rafting in Ubud
- Watch dolphins frolic in the sea on a sunrise cruise
- Take an epic boat trip round the ‘secret’ Gili Islands
Day 1: Seminyak. Arrive in Bali and transfer to your hostel in glamorous Seminyak. Watch the sun go down over the beach with a cocktail in hand. Then explore the area’s amazing nightlife.
Day 2: Gili Trawangan. Next, we’ll be staying on car-free Gili Trawangan. Settle into the island’s laid-back beachy vibe before getting ready to experience some of Gili T’s legendary nightlife.
Day 3: Gili Islands Boat Trip. Explore the gorgeous Gilis today with a boat trip round all three islands. Make sure you bring your camera for some seriously envy-inducing selfies! After a full day of fun, we’ll sail back to Gili T for a raucous night of partying on the beach!
Day 4: Lombok. Today we head to lovely Lombok. The island is every bit as blessed with beaches and stunning scenery as Bali, but less developed. We’ll be staying in a stylish hostel in the lively Mataram area. Check in and head out to explore.
Day 5: ‘Secret’ Gili Islands Boat Trip. Visit some of the lesser known Gili islands today where there’s no traffic, hawkers or crowds, just miles of immaculate white sand, palm trees and the bluest water you’ve ever seen. Snap selfies on the rustic swings and snorkel over the pristine reefs– heaven!
Day 6: Lombok Waterfall and Viewpoint Trek. Trek through the jungle to the Sedang Gile Waterfall. Slide into the pool at the base of the falls and get a free massage from the tumbling water. On the way back to the hostel, we’ll stop at Malimbu Hill for a sensational view across the three major Gilis.
Day 7: Sumbawa. The next stop is Sumbawa, a hidden gem with spectacular scenery and an active volcano. You’ll be staying in leafy Sumbawa Besar, the main market town.
Day 8: Satonda and Moyo Islands Boat Trip. Sail to the flooded volcano island, Satonda. Hike round the crater at the island’s heart and swim in the saltwater lake, before heading to Moyo. Hike through the jungle in Moyo to a jewel-like waterfall, then cruise back after the most amazing day.
Day 9: Labuan Bajo. Take a short flight to Labuan Bajo - the jumping off point for the Komodo Islands. It’s a lively town with plenty of options for eating, drinking and going out. Check into your cosy hostel and wander out for a couple of drinks with your group.
Day 10: Overnight Boat Trip - Padar, Komodo and Kalong Islands. Our trip starts with Padar Island where we’ll hike to the summit for an incredible view. Next it’s Komodo, where we’ll have the unforgettable experience of meeting some dragons! We’ll drop anchor for the night at Kalong Rinca. As the sun goes down you’ll see one of nature’s most amazing shows with thousands of flying foxes taking off above your head.
Day 11: Pink Beach, Manta Point and Kelo Island. Our first stop today is Pink Beach on Komodo. This rose-tinted beauty is the Insta-lover’s setting of dreams! Next up is Manta Point, where we’ll snorkel with the majestic rays that live here. We’ll finish our trip with a stop on Kelo Island for more beach time, snorkelling and swimming. Sail back to Flores.
Day 12: Transfer to Seminyak. Transfer back to glitzy Seminyak for another day and night of beach club fun with the beautiful people.
Day 13: Lovina. Transfer to Lovina today with a stop at Banyumala Waterfall – one of the lesser known falls in Bali. Refresh yourself in the pool at the base before continuing on to Lovina. A lovely low-key, sun-soaked town, it’s a great place for some rest and relaxation.
Day 14: Sunrise Dolphin Cruise and Kintamani. Rise before the sun and head out by boat to watch pods of dolphins frolicking in the crystal-clear water. After breakfast, transfer to the highland area of Kintamani. Settle into your comfy hostel before heading out to explore.
Day 15: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek and Ubud. Start the day with a sunrise trek up Mount Batur. Enjoy the jaw-dropping views, and then transfer to Ubud, stopping at the temple of Pura Tirta Empul en route for a water blessing. Then explore Tegalang Rice Terrace with its stunning views over the lush landscape.
Day 16: Ubud. Enjoy a lazy morning in Ubud. Opt to take a yoga class or learn how to cook some traditional Balinese dishes. This afternoon take the Campuhan Ridge walk – a trek of around 2 hours with views across the jungle and rice-fields. Enjoy a relaxed dinner in Ubud tonight with your friends.
Day 17: Ubud White Water Rafting. Prepare to get your adrenaline pumping today with a thrilling white water ride. Strap your helmet on, grab your paddle and get ready to get wet! Freshen up back at the hostel and enjoy a last night out in Ubud.
Day 18: Nusa Penida. Today you will experience an unspoilt slice of paradise that’s still largely undiscovered - Nusa Penida. Spend the afternoon enjoying the exquisite beaches and the shimmering sea before watching the sun go down with a cold drink in your hand.
Day 19: Nusa Penida Boat Trip. The natural infinity pool at Angel’s Billabong is our first stop, followed by Broken Beach and Kelingking Beach - one of the most Instagrammed beaches in the world! Last stop is Crystal Bay, a hidden cove with some of the best snorkelling in Bali – what a day!
Day 20: Legian. Hop on the boat back to Bali today and transfer to laid-back Legian. Snuggled between Kuta and Seminyak, Legian is something in between. Not as hectic as Kuta and not as up-scale as Seminyak, it’s the perfect chilled-out party resort for a last night in Bali.
Day 21: Depart. The time has come, so say your goodbyes and pack your bags –your Bali Adventure has come to an end. We’ve loved having you!
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Arrive into Denpasar International Airport (DPS) at any time on day 1. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your starting hostel in Seminyak. There are no activities planned on day 1 apart from a welcome meeting in the evening.
Your trip ends in Legian, Bali. You can make your way back to Denpasar International Airport at any time. Your guide will be able to help you book this locally.
20 nights of accommodation are included on this trip. Most nights will be spent in hostels. Rooms are a combination of single-sex and mixed-sex dorms. You’ll also spend 1 night on an amazing sailing boat. In the more 'off the beaten track' destinations away from the tourist trail there are limited accommodation options and the accommodation will be more rustic.
Meals are not included on this trip. You’ll have the opportunity to eat wherever and however you like the rest of the time. This allows you maximum flexibility and the opportunity for some really great cultural experiences. We tend to eat together as a group as it’s part of the fun but there’s no obligation to do so.
You must be at least 18 years old to join this trip.
British visitors arriving in Bali (or anywhere in Indonesia) will be issued with a free visa on arrival, valid for a stay of up to 30 days. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of your departure from Indonesia. It’s your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. Visa rules are subject to change without prior notice, so please do check visa requirements at the time of your trip.