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Indo-Needs-Ya

Trip Length

Trip Code

22 days GTIN

Countries Visited

Indonesia

Start City

End City

Yogyakarta (Java) Sanur
Indo-Needs-Ya

Start in Yogyakarta, see Borobudur, hang in Malang, climb Mt Bromo, bliss out in Ubud, splash in waterfalls at Lovina… then mountains, wilderness, trekking and BOOM! Back to Sanur.

 

Useful Indonesian phrases:

·         My name is Bob: Nama saya Bob

·         How much is this?: Berapa harganya?

·         Thank You: Terima Kasih

·         My hovercraft is full of eels: Hovercraft saya penuh dengan belut

(Was Indonesian Paradise)

Indo-Needs-Ya


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-2: Yogyakarta

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Yogyakarta usually gets shortened to Yogya. But it’s pronounced with a ‘J’ which means Jogjakarta would then be shortened to Jogja. Maybe avoid mentioning it all.

Day 3: Borobudur - Yogyakarta

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Borobudur is the largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth.  There are stupas and temples and live volcanoes as the backdrop. We guess you could say it’s pretty good.

Day 4-5: Solo - Malang

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

There’s a long drive to Malang ahead but it’s got a great market and you stay in a cozy little guesthouse on the outskirts of town. Are we forgiven yet?

Day 6-7: Mount Bromo - Kalibaru

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Take a jeep ride across a sea of sand and climb 246 steps at sunrise to the rim of a live volcano. Mount Bromo might look cool, but she smells horrible. Seriously, bring a scarf to cover your nose. Sleep in bungalows in the Kalibaru hills surrounded by coffee and cocoa plantations.

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8-9: Ubud

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Day 10-11: Lovina

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Another travel day, but you’ll stop for a dip in the Gitgit Waterfalls to cool you down.

Day 12: Mount Batur - Kintamani

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Get up early for a dolphin cruise (optional) before we head into the hills, stopping for Mount Batur along the way.

Day 13-14: Sanur

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Those who are fit and don't mind a 2 am start can attempt an optional climb up to the top of Mount Batur for sunrise

 

Day 15: Senaru

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Fast boat to Lombok, then a short drive to Senaru. There’s a great contrast what we've just seen. The scenery is really quite different from Bali and the people are predominantly Muslim rather than Hindu.

Take a free day to enjoy the lovely surrounds

Day 16-17: Senggigi

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

The trek up Mount Rinjani volcano is optional, but you’d be crazy to miss out. You need to be pretty fit, but we’ll take you up to the rim and you can spend the night camping under the stars.

Day 18-20: Gili Islands

Meals included: 3 breakfasts

As a reward for your big day of trekking we’ll take you cruising around the Gili Islands. Swim, sunbake, walk or partake in some of the world’s best snorkelling and diving.

Day 21-22: Sanur

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Zip back to south Bali on a fast boat, rather than the slow ferry. This means more time to do a bit of last minute shopping or eat your body weight in prawns. 

Day 21

Day 22


Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

• Geckos expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.

• Sightseeing (including entrance fees where relevant): Borobudur Temple complex, Prambanan Hindu Temples, temples of Taman Ayun, market at Bedugul and Gitgit Waterfalls.

• Sunrise jeep safari and walk to the cone of the live volcano Mount Bromo.

• Overnight stay in bungalows near plantations.

• 3-day beach stay on Gili Islands.

• Free time to explore Yogyakarta, Solo, Ubud, Lovina, Kintamani, Senaru, Senggigi and Sanur (South Bali).

• Ferries from Java to Bali and round trip to Gili Islands in Lombok; fast boats from Bali to Lombok and Lombok to Bali.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, some meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


Important Information

In case of emergency or if you need assistance please call our local emergency number on +62 (0) 811 380 3820 (Hotline no: 4 – Edy).

If unsuccessful please try +62 (0) 811 380 3821 (Hotline no: 3) or +62 (0) 813 376 18480 (Hotline no: 5).

Monkey Forest in Ubud
Due to safety reasons, we no longer include a visit to the Monkey Forest in Ubud. Many of the monkeys are now getting very aggressive and there have been instances of people getting bitten and bags being snatched.

Cultural Differences
There are many cultural differences that you will notice whilst you visit Indonesia. For example:
- Being friendly and polite in Indonesia is considered a very high quality to have. Anger is often considered a weakness. If you find yourself in a situation remember that a smile is often your strongest weapon!
- Try not to criticize someone in front of others. This causes embarrassment, and whilst they will not show it, you will find it hard to get anything done afterwards.
- Indonesians find it difficult to give bad news. So much so that they will often postpone it to the very last minute. They will often deliver it within a beautiful story!
- If you find yourself asking for directions always best to ask a number of times. If a local has no idea what you are asking they will often provide incorrect instructions - this comes hand in hand with not wanting to pass on bad news!
- Whether you are male or female you may find yourself being greeted with "Hello Mister".
- You may find locals asking quite a number of questions, when you meet them they usually want to know where you are going (Mau Kemana), where you are from (Dari mana), whether you are married, how many children you have, how long you are wanting to stay, even how much your salary is etc. If you prefer not to answer any of these questions it's best to make up an answer!
- Indonesians are very religious, to have no religion in Indonesia is considered very strange!
- You may find yourself coming from a culture that is driven by time and money. In Indonesia this is not the case, please remember that you are on holiday and there may be times when things do not go to plan. A popular saying in Indonesia is to be on "rubber time" (Jam Karet).
- Never touch someone's head, or point with your finger (instead use your thumb). If you wish to call out to someone do so with a downward wave. It is also impolite to put your feet on a table or to point the sole of the foot towards other people!

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

13 May 2014


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