- Meet the Komodo Islands’ famous dragons
- Spend two days and three nights on our amazing live-aboard boat as we sail the crystal-clear waters of the Komodos
- Party all night under the stars on gorgeous Gili Trawangan
- Explore local villages, surf beaches and spectacular waterfalls on Lombok
- Discover a hidden gem with a bike tour through the unspoilt landscapes of Moyo Island
With sugar-white sands, atmospheric temples and lush jungles, Indonesia really is paradise found. Explore the best of its incredible islands over 18 unforgettable days. This trip takes you from Bali’s beautiful beaches and the gorgeous Gili Islands to rugged Lombok as well as Sumbawa and Moyo (Indonesia’s best kept secrets). Finish up with a dreamy cruise around the one-and-only Komodo Islands on our live-aboard boat, before meeting some real-life dinosaurs. Imagine blissing out on tropical beaches, swimming with mantas in azure seas, sipping cocktails in glamorous beach clubs, plunging into crystal-clear waterfalls, and partying all night long with the sand between your toes. What are you waiting for?
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Day 1: Canggu. Welcome to beautiful Bali. One of our local team members will pick you up from Denpasar Airport and take you to our blissful beachside accommodation in Canggu. Chill by the pool or take a dip in the sea before dinner with the gang.
Day 2: Temple visits & beach bar fun. Start your day with a big slice of Balinese culture with visits to two of the island’s most picturesque temples - Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot. Then head to a laid-back beach bar for cocktails and some great people-watching.
Day 3: Surf lesson. Grab a board and hit the water for a lesson on how to ride Bali’s big surf. The rest of the day’s yours. Top up your tan, get some more beach bar action, or just chill in the shade of a palm tree – bliss.
Day 4: Ubud & Tegenungan Waterfall.We’re heading to Bali’s cultural heart today, but not before stopping at beautiful Tegenungan Waterfall for a refreshing dip. On arrival in Ubud, cool off in the pool before exploring the town’s cafes and dreamy streets.
Day 5: Cooking class & monkeys. This morning we’re checking out the freshest ingredients in a local market, before sizzling up a storm with a local chef. Fill your belly with your mouth-watering creations before meeting the monkeys in Monkey Forest.
Day 6: Rice terraces & volcanoes. Explore Ubud’s iconic rice terraces and the lush landscape that surrounds them, before tucking into lunch with views over Mt. Batur – an active volcano. The afternoon, practice your haggling skills at the local market.
Day 7: Gili Trawangan. We’re taking the boat to gorgeous Gili Trawangan this morning – think turquoise seas and swaying palms galore. On arrival, kick off your shoes and head to the beach for an afternoon in paradise, before partying under the stars after sundown.
Day 8: Gili Island boat trip. Today’s a special one, with a private cruise around all three Gili Islands. We’ll stop in the best spots, so you can snorkel in the jewel-like water and pick up a spot of lunch on Gili Air before heading back for sundowners on the sand.
Day 9: Gili T bike tour. With no cars allowed on the island, there’s no better way to explore Gili T than by bike. Pedal through unspoilt landscapes, take some stellar pics at the Gili swings and plunge into the water on hidden beaches.
Day 10: Lovely Lombok. GoodbyeGilis – we’re headed to Lombok today! Our destination is the mellow surf town of Kuta Lombok. Chill by the pool, practice your surf skills, or head into the jungle for a hike.
Day 11: Indigenous village & waterfalls. Meet the Sasaks in an authentic local village this morning. The villagers will teach you the traditional art of weaving before we head out on a jungle trek to one of the island’s stunning waterfalls.
Day 12: Lombok beach-hopping. Beach lovers will delight in today’s itinerary, as we visit two of Lombok’s best. Play some beach volleyball with your friends, swim in the glass-like water or just relax on the powder-soft sand.
Day 13: Sumbawa. Today’s destination is the unspoilt island of Sumbawa, where we’ll be staying in rustic beach bungalows – you can pretty much roll out of your bed and into the ocean! It’s another day in paradise.
Day 14: Moyo Island. We’re exploring one of Indonesia’s best kept secrets today as we cruise to beautiful Moyo Island. We’ll tour the island by bike with a local guide, swim under cascading waterfalls, and enjoy lunch on the beach.
Day 15: Komodo cruise. Board the boat for our three-day, two-night cruise round the Komodos. First on the menu is stunning Satonda, a unique island with a flooded volcano at its heart. Tonight, enjoy drinks under the stars, before snuggling up in your cabin.
Day 16: Komodo National Park. Trek to the viewpoint on Gili Lawa for incredible panoramas before an unforgettable snorkelling experience at Manta Point. Stretch out on the rose-coloured sands of Pink Beach before hiking to Padar’s superb viewpoint.
Day 17: Komodo dragons. Thought dinosaurs were extinct? Think again. Meet the Komodo dragons and learn all about these amazing animals, before boarding the boat to our last stop – Labuan Bajo, Flores. It’s our last night together so go large!
Day 18: Labuan Bajo & trip end. Time to say farewell to the gang and head home. If you’re staying on in Indonesia, send us a postcard! If you’re heading home – safe travels.
Please note: All activities, inclusions and itineraries are subject to change.
- 17 nights' accommodation
- 17 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
- Airport pick-up
- Tour guide
- Taman Ayun & Tanah Lot Temples
- Surf lesson
- Tegenungan Waterfall
- Ubud local markets
- Cooking class
- Monkey Forest visit
- Rice terraces
- Volcano viewpoint
- Snorkelling with turtles
- Bike tour around Gili T
- Visit Sasak Village
- BenangKelambu Waterfall
- Beach hopping
- Moyo Island
- 3D/2N Live-aboard boat trip
- Manta Point snorkelling
- Pink Beach
- Komodo dragon experience
- 24/7 emergency support
- International flights
- Return flight from Flores to Bali
- Return airport transfer
- Some meals
- Snacks and drinks
- Optional activities
This trip includes 17 nights’ accommodation. You’ll spend most nights in twin-share rooms in centrally located, local hotels. You’ll also spend two nights on our live-aboard boat, which is on a dorm/cabin share basis. Please let us know if you’re travelling with a friend or partner, so we can try to place you together.
We’ll also provide you with 17 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners. You’ll have to source your other meals, snacks, and drinks yourself. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.
Fly into Denpasar Airport, Bali (DPS), on day 1 of your trip. One of our friendly local team will meet you and transfer you to your starting accommodation. If you’d like to arrive before the start date of your trip, we’ll include pick-up, up to two days before your trip begins. We can also book additional nights of accommodation at an extra cost. Talk to your travel adviser for more information.
Your trip ends on day 18 in Labuan Bajo, Flores. Some international flights run from the airport in Labuan Bajao (LBJ), but not many, so it’s likely you’ll need to book a flight back to Denpasar, before catching your connecting flight home. We recommend that you don’t book a flight from Denpasar before 2pm, to give you plenty of time to make it back from Labuan Bajao.
You'll need to be a minimum of 18 years old to join this trip.
British Citizens who are entering Indonesia via Bali for tourism purposes can apply for a visa on arrival. This visa is valid for 30 days and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia. Your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.
Please note: Visa rules are subject to change, and you should check their status before you travel.
Can I Travel Alone?
Of course! In fact, most of our travellers travel solo. You’re travelling in a group so it’s a great way to meet other people and many of our customers make friends for life on our trips!
What’s The Closest Airport When The Trip Finishes?
The trip ends in Labuan Bajo on Flores Island. There is an airport in Labuan Bajo (LBJ) but international flights from here are limited. It’s likely you’ll have to take an internal flight from here back to Denpasar in Bali and get your connecting flight there. Flights aren’t included in the package cost.
Can I Book Extra Nights Of Accommodation?
Absolutely. Just speak to your travel adviser for more information about this.
What’s The Best Time Of Year To Go?
It’s always a great time of year to travel to Indonesia, with year-round heat, but the weather is most settled between May and September. November is the hottest time of year and August is the coolest. December is the wettest month, but rain showers are usually short and then the sun comes back out. It’s warm enough to enjoy the beach all year round.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.