No, flights to your destination are not included and you will need to book them yourself however we can help you! Also, we will be at the airport to meet you once you arrive.
Here it is, the full Indonesian Island experience that is better than all the rest. Imagine 18 days of pure fun, adventure, friends and good times of epic proportions in one of the most idyllic places on earth. If you’re looking for “all of the above” then this is the trip for you.
THE LOW DOWN
- Duration: 18 Days / 17 Nights
- Groups: Guaranteed
- Starts: Canggu, we pick you up from the Airport!
- Finishes: Labuan Bajo, Flores
Want to see some of the most epic destinations that Indonesia has to offer? Join us on our 18 Day Indo Island Hopper trip which will take you from the super-chilled surfer town of Canggu to the beautiful rice terraces of Ubud, right to the famous Gili Islands. It doesn’t stop there, we whisk you off on an adventure further to the east to visit some traditional villages on the island of Lombok before we board our private live-aboard boat and set sail for 3 glorious days stopping off at secret beaches before landing at the famous Komodo Islands, where you will meet the dragons that rule the island.
Indonesia 18 Day Island Hopper: Trip Highlights
- Easy pick-up at the airport to make your arrival relaxed
- Amazing sites and cultural experience
- See ancient temples!
- Explore beautiful islands and beaches!
- Meet like-minded people and make new friends!
- Experience a 3 day/2-night Live-aboard boat trip!
- Snorkel amongst the beautiful coral reefs!
- Learn how to cook Balinese style
- Grab a board and join us for a surf lesson
- Detailed pre departure pack up on booking
Indonesia 18 Day Island Hopper Photos
We will be at Denpasar airport to meet you when you arrive. You have the day to relax by our rooftop pool or explore the local beaches before we meet in the evening for a welcome BBQ to meet the rest of your group.
Our awesome local guides take us to visit two of Bali’s most beautiful temples today – Tanah Lot and the Royal Temple of Tamun Ayun. These temples are steeped in history and are a big part of the Balinese way of life. In the evening we catch the sunset from the local beach before dinner and a night on the town in one of Canggu’s awesome bars.
Surfs up on day 3! We head to Kuta Beach to get a learn how to catch a wave with our awesome local instructors. Never surfed before, no worries, everyone can join. In the afternoon there’s time to shop in Kuta’s markets and then chill out and catch another awesome sunset at our rooftop pool.
It’s time to pack our bags as we move to the town of Ubud. Ubus is an amazing town amongst rice fields and there is lots to do here. En route we make a stop at a beautiful waterfall to cool off before arriving at our awesome hotel. You will have the chance to freshen up before we head out to visit one of Bali’s most famous live music venues for an evening of singing and dancing.
In the morning we go shopping for ingredients with a local family before they teach us how to cook some of Bali’s best dishes in their home cooking school. The afternoon we meet the famous locals of Ubud in the Monkey forest – The hundreds of monkeys present are believed to protect the temple within and it’s the perfect time to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures.
Have a chilled morning by the pool or explore Ubud’s fantastic (art) markets for souvenirs before we head for lunch with stunning views overlooking an active volcano. We spend the afternoon wandering the stunning rice terraces which are still used to farm rice for sale all over the world.
It’s time to catch a ferry and head over to the picture perfect Gili Islands – We get to our base in Gili Trawangan around midday and will have a free afternoon to explore the island or catch some rays by our pool. We then head out to watch the sunset as well as grab some pictures on the well known Gili T swings.
We spend the day island hopping around the magical Gili Islands. You will get to snorkel incredible reefs, shipwrecks and underwater temples before taking a pit-stop on Gili Air for lunch. In the afternoon we head round to Turtle point where you are almost certain to swim with these local legends and enjoy some up close and personal time before heading back to Gili T.
As there are no motorized vehicles on the Gili islands we hop on our push bikes to do a round trip of the island – Stopping off at viewpoints and secluded beaches. We then head out in the evening for a party at the local beach bars. They know how to party here!
We finally say goodbye to the infamous Gili Islands and hop across to Lombok Island for the next part of your adventure. After a short, but beautiful ferry ride, we jump on a private bus down to Kuta Lombok on the south coast and check into our new hotel for the next 2 nights.
Today you are in for a treat! You will get a culture fix in the morning as you visit a traditional Sasak village to learn about the cultural customs of the locals, before heading north to spend the afternoon at some of the most incredible waterfalls you will ever see at Benang Kelampu.
Spend the day beach hopping across the south coast and experience the untouched beauty that Lombok has to offer. You will get to visit Mawun Beach in the morning followed by Lancing ‘Secret’ Beach and finishing off at Selong Belanak where you can chill in the shallow seas for the afternoon or hire a surfboard (optional) for those who have caught the bug.
Today is mainly a travel day. After breakfast, we jump on a bus and head to the northeast of Lombok and catch a ferry to the neighbouring island of Sumbawa. It will take approximately 7-8 hours to get to our beach resort but when we get there, you will have the rest of the day to relax by the pool and recharge.
We catch a small boat over to the gorgeous Moyo Island where we will explore the local waterfalls and beaches this picturesque island has to offer. Our local guide will take us to the hotspots and hidden gems before we head back to our resort for sunset drinks.
Today we set sail for the next 3 days on our liveaboard boat and head towards the Komodo Islands. Our first stop is Satonda Island. Visit an inland saltwater lake and enjoy snorkelling around the islands stunning reef. In the evening we tuck into a sunset BBQ on the boat.
An action-packed day. Start by snorkelling with some Manta rays before visiting Komodo Island to spend some time with the famous Komodo Dragons. After lunch we head to Pink beach for some more snorkelling and we finish the day with a trek to the famous viewpoint on Padar Island for sunset. The perfect postcard pic!
Today is our last day of activities. We wake early for breakfast, sail to Kanawa Island and spend a few hours here snorkelling and taking in the lush surroundings before heading to our final destination Labuan Bajo, Flores. We should arrive around 3pm which give us time to make use of our hotel’s awesome pool before we say our final farewells over dinner.
Check out day! The fun doesn’t have to stop here if you’re traveling on, our expert Group Leaders will help you book everything you need to get to where you’re heading, whether that be on to some more islands, other countries, out Bali bootcamp or back to the airport to catch a flight, we’ve got you covered!
Our accommodation is mainly in twin share accommodation in some awesome hotels. You will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex from your group. We do sometimes stay in dorm accommodation which will be exclusive to our tour group. We use the best accommodation in each location and we have been using them for many years. Its extremely safe.
A Rough Idea of Price
All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.
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- Airport pickup (up to 2 days before tour – Must have additional nights booked)
- 17 Nights accommodation
- All transport included
- Tanah Lot & Tamun Ayun
- Surf lesson in Canggu
- Tegenungan Waterfall visit
- Ubud Monkey forest
- Balinese Cooking class
- Rice terraces
- Local Markets
- Gili Trawangan
- Island hopping the Gili’s
- Snorkelling (reef & shipwrecks)
- Bike tour of Gili Trawangan
- Kuta Lombok
- Traditional Sasak Village
- Benang Kelampu Waterfalls
- Mawun Beach, Lancing ‘Secret’ Beach
- Selong Belanak Beach
- Moyo & Satonda Islands
- 3D/2N Live-aboard boat trip
- Snorkelling with Manta Rays
- Komodo Island & Dragons
- Pink Beach
- Padar Island View Point
- Kanawa Island Snorkelling
- Sunset in Labuan Bajo
- Loads of help with onward travel
- Support the whole time you are in S.E. Asia
- Travel insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, lots of people come on our trips alone, its a great way to meet new people and you will never feel alone from the moment you arrive as you will instantly be travelling with an awesome group of like-minded people.
There no age limits on our trips, however, most of our travellers are between 18 and mid 30’s. Remember you’re only as old as you feel!
It depends on your nationality and which destination you are travelling to. For full visa information please check the Indonesian embassy website
Everyone spends differently so it’s hard for us to give an exact amount but we usually recommend around £150 – £250 per week is sufficient for you to have an epic time. All your activities, transport and accommodation is covered by us so you just need to worry about what your food, drink and shopping which is usually pretty cheap in Asia. Please note we can not be held responsible if you start popping bottles of champagne on the first night and run out of money ?
Ideally its best to arrive on the start date of the tour however you can arrive up to 2 days before and we will still pick you up from the airport.
No we can pick you up from the airport at any time of day or night so you can pick the best flight that works for you.
Yes as long as you stay at our hotel and are arriving within 2 days of your start date. Once you have booked and we have received your flight details, we will be in touch to organise your extra nights.
For most of our destinations, you don’t need any specific vaccinations however its always good to check with your doctor to make sure you have an up to date tetanus jab.
Food is usually not included however we do include occasional meals on day trips. We do also head out every evening for a group dinner at some awesome our favourite spots.
Your group leader will get in touch with you a week before your trip to confirm your meeting time/flight details and to introduce themselves.
If you have an allergy you must let us know as we will make your group leader aware. We also recommend printing out allergy cards in the local language. These cards can be easily found on google and are great to carry as they can be shown to the restaurants we eat at to explain your allergy in depth and make sure nothing gets lost in translation.
We head out every evening as a group for dinner and often drinks. We take you to some of the coolest spots around as well as some hidden gems we’ve discovered over the years. This is not part of the itinerary so you do not have to participate but we try to maximise your adventure.
We would always recommend a backpack. Suitcases are not ideal for Asia as even if your suitcase has wheels its very hard to pull it across the beach. If its your first time with a backpack, you’ll never look back after.
We are not going to force anyone to do anything they might not want to do so if you’re not confident on a push bike and want to sit out a bike ride or not a fan of open water and want to stay on the boat during snorkelling that’s absolutely fine, its your adventure!
Yes we try and balance our itineraries with a nice balance of awesome activities and free time to explore the local surroundings, shop or even get a well earned massage.
There are ATMs readily available in all of our destinations so we would recommend getting a travel card with good rates and withdrawing cash locally rather than carrying big amounts with you. If you are going to bring cash you would get a better rate if you exchanged in Asia so bring your home currency with you.
Indonesia 18 Day Island Hopper Trip Dates
Every Saturday between March and November
2019 Start Dates
April: 03Apr 06Apr 13Apr 17Apr 20Apr 27Apr
May: 01May 04May 11May 15May 18May 25May 29May
June: 01Jun 08Jun 12Jun 15Jun 22Jun 26Jun 29Jun
July: 06Jul 10Jul 13Jul 20Jul 24Jul 27Jul
August: 03Aug 07Aug 10Aug 17Aug 21Aug 24Aug 31Aug
September: 07Sep 11Sep 14Sep 21Sep 25Sep 28Sep
October: 05Oct 09Oct 12Oct 19Oct 23Oct 26Oct
November: 02Nov 06Nov 09Nov 16Nov 20Nov 23Nov 30Nov