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Indonesia Gap Year Trips

Indonesia Gap Year Trips:

uluwatu-ant-padang-padang-111-of-437Indonesia has plenty of exciting adventures await you on your Indonesia gap year.  The Hotspots Include Bali and the Gili Islands. Explore these tropical locations on the sublime 10 day EPIC Bali. A great combination with our awesome Bali Fitness Bootcamp.

Thirst for more adventure? Check out our surf tours in Bali and beyond! Nusa LLembonganand Lombok.

Want to go less extreme?  Check out our Xtreme Bali experience which will immerse you in the local culture, and give you an incredible insight into the fascinating history and mindset of Indonesia’s people.

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      Working out in the morning, exploring lush green rice paddies and chilling by the amazing beaches of Bali in the afternoon. Eat Sleep Workout Repeat. Getting fit and healthy in a tropical paradise with Xtreme Gap Year is the perfect remedy for everything bad modern life can throw at you!


      This is the ultimate gap year or career break experience combines amazing surf and fulfilling cultural experiences. Join us for 8-12 weeks on the Bali surf instructor course, meet people from all over the world, enjoy our villa and amazing lifestyle while training to become a surf instructor... Only the best job ever!


       Dive into an amazing cultural intro week in a rural village near Ubud. Then get ‘hands on’ on the beautiful island of Nusa Penida by immersing yourself in our exciting turtle conservation project. By involving yourself with turtle nesting sites, helping out at our great rehabilitation centre and caring for turtles on this unspoiled island, you [...]


      This trip combines two of our best experiences in Bali; our Bali bootcamp and our awesome 10 day Bali Epic. If you are looking to give your health and fitness a good boost and still have an adventure holiday, then this is the perfect combination for you.


      Waves, waves and more waves. Considered the Mecca of surfing, Indonesia has some of the best surf breaks in the world. Our Surf n' Stay is the perfect intro to your Bali surf experience.


      Are you ready for your ultimate fitness transformation? Sometimes work and life can get in the way of us achieving our goals, so it’s time to make some time for yourself to focus on your fitness and get an awesome bod at the same time! With our professional trainers and customised exercise plans set in a dream tropical locations, this trip combines 2 weeks at our Thailand Fitness Bootcamp and 2 weeks at our Bali Fitness bootcamp and is truly, a life-changing experience!


      See amazing sights, explore majestic temples, splash around in waterfalls, visit an active volcano, wander through rice fields, enjoy local coffee, discover islands and kick back on beautiful beaches. See wild monkeys, shop the markets, indulge in delicious food, learn to surf, snorkel in the crystal clear sea & dance the night away at the [...]


      This surf adventure is the same as the 6 Day Island Hopper but with more time on the tropical Island paradise, Nusa Lembongan. Spend one night in bustling Canggu, Bali, two nights in spectacular Kuta, Lombok and four nights on the breathtaking Nusa Lembongan. Spend the extra time on Lembongan to improve your surfing skills, [...]


      You’ll experience amazing surf breaks, super fun nightlife, adventurous road trips, stunning remote locations, classic characters and of course the surfing will be awesome!! Not only that you have swimming Cliff jumping great food and beach parties to look forward to! Surf in Bali, Lombok and Nusa Lembongan  with friendly local surf instructor/guides. This is a [...]


      The Bali ConneXion. This is our Bali arrival pack including airport pickup, one nights accommodation, breakfast, Balinese massage and yes ... you can add on a surf lesson. You will have experienced local guides who will introduce you to the people, amazing places and inform you about local customs, cultures and how to stay safe while having fun in the tropical Islands of Bali. The perfect way to start any Bali backpacking adventure.


      This is the SSI DIVEMASTER Equivalent: Gain your SSI Open Water through to Dive Control Specialist. Starting from the beginning and working up to a dive professional! Located in the gorgeous Gili islands, it is a little more expensive than doing your divemaster in Thailand, but the diving is much better and the experience is more refined. The Gilis are a piece of paradise on earth and you will love doing your dive training here.


      Free diving is the name suggest is all about freedom under water. It's amazing what you can achieve when you push yourself (and when you have the proper instruction) makes this in with a beautiful tropical island deep clear blue seas and superb free diving instruction from some of the world's top free dive instructors and you're onto a winner.


      An enlightening 3 weeks in Bali all inclusive, learn about the culture of this fascinating island and discover why Bali is famous for being such a beautiful islands, with friendly people and loads of inclusions, this might just be the highlight of your Asia trip


      Indonesia's Bali, is a tropical paradise island, created from an active volcano and the perfect setting for some Xtreme adventures. The perfect mix of cultural experiences, set over four different themed weeks, you will experience adventure, the unique culture of Bali and world-class surfing.


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Indonesia – An introduction

From the pearly white beaches of the Nusa Tengarra, to Java’s wet, gecko-echoing jungles and volcanic slopes, the surf-spray swells of board-rider heaven Bali, to the untouched, unmanned wild lands of Flores and Sumbawa beyond, scattered over more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia is one of the world’s most curious fusions of nature, humanity and culture, with a unique and startling character that has successfully kept travellers coming back for more.

This geographical concoction of more than 700 languages, nearly 250 million people (it’s the fourth most populous country in the world), 130 active volcanoes, and a myriad of religious faiths, from Islam, to eastern mysticism, to Balinese Hinduism, makes Indonesia one of the most attractive destinations on the Southeast Asian circuit and perfect place to spend some of your gap year.

As with most things Indonesian, diversity is word when it comes to cuisine. Travellers will enjoy fresh mangos and soft avocadoes (when in season) and a menu of rich, spicy and dangerously tasty dishes – from the vegetarian’s dream, peanut tempeh satay, to the traditional egg fried nasi goering rice, and a hodgepodge of other recipes extracted from the variety of cultural influences at work on this archipelago.

While not the cheapest in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is still astoundingly value for money and expect to get a lot of bang for your buck, especially if you learn to haggle like a local! Expect to pay between 10,000 and 30,000 Rupiah (around $3) for a meal – street style – and upwards of 120,000 for a cheap bed – with haggling. The national beer is Bintang, and tastes just great in the sun, but there’s a host of ‘local’ spirits and drinks to enjoy that can be a cheaper and more adventurous option, from the infamous Arak rice wine, to locally brewed versions of western drinks.

Most international flights will fly into the capital, Jakarta, a sprawling metropolis of over 23 million people that fuses western and eastern architecture on the top Western tip of Indonesia’s most central and the world’s most populous island, Java. Despite being scattered across so many islands, it’s deceptively easy to find transport in the country; the presence of railways highlight the colonial influence of this archipelago, while there are always eager tourist services willing to do special journeys to most destinations if the price is right.

So, wherever you land, the whole of Indo is your oyster; hop on a train to Yogyakarta to revel in the rich and historical Javanese art, get low-cost connections to Bali and be surfing legendary reef breaks before bed, scour the Jumanji-esque ‘Monkey Jungle’ of Ubud for historical architecture now claimed by a more simian population, go dragon spotting in Komodo, diving in the Gilis, or grab a Bintang and just soak it up – sun, beach, jungle, city, or sea, in Indonesia, the choices really are endless.

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