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Ultimate Indonesia

Dive into paradise in Indonesia

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Group Size: Max 20

Trip code: TTTI

Duration: 18 or 26 days

Wildlife, beaches & culture
Lots of included activities
Sumatra, Bali & Komodo Islands

Nowhere does islands like Indonesia, and this 18 or 26-day island hopping adventure takes you through some of its best. Kick off on spectacular Sumatra with bat caves, orangutan trekking, tubing, turtles, and village homestays on the untouched shores of the Mentawai Islands. Next up it’s Bali’s boujie beach clubs, rice terraces, temples, and big surf, before a tropical stay on the Gili Islands. Choose the longer trip for a stop in Lombok, and a dreamy three days cruising round the Komodo Islands. From pink beaches to real-life dragons, it’s like stepping into another world! With tons of included activities from cooking classes to snorkelling trips, and a group of ready-made mates to do it all with, it’s hands-down the best way to travel Indonesia!

Trip Highlights

  • Trek into Sumatra’s lush jungle with a local guide in search of adorable orangutans and visit Bukit Lawang’s famous bat caves
  • Stay with a local family, meet a shaman, and learn tribal skills on the remote Mentawai Islands
  • Visit a turtle volunteer project and help release baby turtles into the wild in Nagari Sungai Pinang
  • Explore the tropical beaches of Gili Trawangan by bike and take an island hopping cruise round all three Gili islands
  • Spend 3-days cruising the Komodo Islands on a live-aboard boat, snorkelling with mantas, and meeting Komodo dragons (16-day trip only)
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What's included
  • All accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Airport pick up on arrival
  • Local tour guides
  • All on-trip transport
  • Bukit Lawang bat cave
  • Orangutan trekking
  • River tubing
  • Flight to Padang
  • Return ferry to Mentawai Islands
  • Mentawai village homestay
  • Visit to a shaman
  • Survival skills learning
  • Nagari Sungai Pinang beach time
  • Island hopping cruise
  • Turtle project visit
  • Flight to Bali
  • Tanah Lot & Taman Ayun
  • Surf lesson
  • Ubud waterfalls
  • Cooking class
  • Canang sari making
  • Monkey forest
  • Ubud markets, rice terraces, & volcanoes
  • Ferry to Gili Trawangan
  • Gili islands cruise
  • Gili Trawangan bike ride
  • Boat to Lombok
  • Sasak village visit
  • Lombok waterfalls
  • Lombok beach crawl
  • Ferry to Sumbawa
  • Moyo island day trip
  • 2-night boat cruise
  • Satonda Island
  • Komodo National Park
  • Gili Lawa
  • Snorkelling with Mantra Rays
  • Manta Point
  • Padar Island
  • Meet Komodo dragons
  • 24-hour emergency support
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Return airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Some meals
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

Days 1 - 3: Sumatra. Fly into Sumatra and spend your first evening getting to know your travel fam over dinner and a few drinks. On day 2, we’ll head to Bukit Lawang where we’ll explore the region’s famous bat caves, and on day 3 we head into the rainforest with a local guide in search of some of the local wildlife, including orangutans! Then hit the river on an exhilarating tubing experience straight to our hotel!

Day 4: Flight to Padang. After breakfast head to the airport ready for the short flight to Padang city. The rest of the day is free for you to chill at the hotel or explore at your own pace.

Days 5 - 6: Mentawai islands. Take the ferry to the secluded Mentawai Islands and head deep into the jungle to Muntei village. We’ll share lunch with the Mentawai people, explore a village farm, and visit a local market before staying with a host family in traditional huts. On day 6 we’ll meet the village shaman, and learn tribal skills including foraging and hunting before another night with our host families.

Days 7 - 8: Nagari Sungai Pinang. Head back to Sumatra on day 7 where we’ll stay in a low-key fishing village in Nagari Sungai Pinang. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach before gathering round the campfire. On day 8 we’ll embark on an island hopping adventure stopping at some incredible spots to snorkel. Then we’ll head to a turtle volunteer project where we’ll help release some of these amazing creatures into the ocean.

Day 9: Sumatra to Bali. Say goodbye to Sumatra and hop on the short flight to Bali where we’ll spend the next few nights in Canggu. Spend the afternoon exploring the area, grab a cocktail at one of the beach bars, or just chill by the pool.

Days 10 - 11: Canggu. Tap into Bali’s spiritual side on day 10 as we visit two of its most famous temples, Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot. Day 11 is all about picking up some surf skills with a morning surf lesson on Kuta beach. Ride those waves before a night in Canggu’s beach clubs.

Days 12 - 14: Ubud. Head inland on day 12 to Ubud, stopping on the way at some of the region’s most beautiful waterfalls. On day 13 we’ll pay a visit to Ubud’s food market before a mouth-watering cooking class and a visit to the famous Monkey Forest. Hold onto your snacks – they’re cheeky! On our last day in Ubud, we’ll visit the famous rice terraces, enjoy lunch looking out over Mt Batur, and round off with a visit to a local market.

Days 15 - 17: Gili Trawangan. We’re off to paradise on day 15 as we take the ferry to Gili Trawangan. Spend your days here in barefoot bliss and your nights partying under the stars. On day 16 we’ll take an epic island-hopping adventure round all three Gilis and on day 17 we’ll explore Gili T by bike! Perfection.

Day 18: Gili Trawnagan to Lombok or Trip end. If you’re on the 18-day trip, your adventure comes to an end after breakfast. If you’re with us for 26 days, we’re taking the boat to Bali’s sister island, Lombok, where we’ll spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool, or sipping coconuts on the beach.

Days 19 - 20: Lombok. On day 19, visit a Sasak village, meet the locals, and have a go at weaving before trekking through the jungle to some of the island’s spectacular waterfalls. On day 20 we’ll hop between some of the island’s most stunning stretches of sand, stopping for a beachside lunch.

Day 21: Lombok to Sumbawa. We’re veering off the beaten track today as we take a ferry to Sumbawa. Spend an afternoon enjoying the island way of life, unwinding by the pool, or sipping from a coconut in the shallows. 

Day 22: Moyo Island. We’ve got an exclusive experience on offer today as we travel to the uninhabited island of Moyo. Our local guides will show us hidden spots and secret waterfalls, before lunch on the beach. Then sail back to Sumbawa as the sun dips below the horizon.

Day 23: Satonda Island. We may just have saved the best for last with a 2-day cruise on our traditional live aboard boat. Our first stop is Satonda, an island known for its mystical saltwater lake. Snorkel over some colourful reefs, before finishing the day with a local meal on deck.

Day 24: Komodo Islands. Today we’re sailing into Komodo National Park where we’ll snorkel with manta rays, visit a bubblegum pink beach, and take a trek to some of the most special viewpoints in Indonesia.

Day 25: Komodo dragons. Meet some real life dinosaurs today as we step into the prehistoric world of the Komodo dragons! Our local guides will give us a tour before we meet these unique creatures. Then head back to dry land as we dock in Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores.

Day 26: Trip end. Say goodbye to your new friends after breakfast and head for the airport. Until next time!

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Arrival information

This trip begins in Medan, in the north eastern part of Sumatra Island. You’ll need to fly into Kualanamu International Airport (KNO). We’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to our starting accommodation. There are no activities planned until a welcome dinner this evening so arrive at a time that suits you.

If you’re on the 18-day trip your adventure ends on Gili Trawangan. You’ll need to travel to Denpasar Airport (DPS) on Bali for your return flight. You can get a boat and then bus back to Kuta or Denpasar Airport which takes around 5 – 6 hours. We recommend that if you’re planning to fly home that day, you book a flight after 6pm to allow you to get home without rushing.

If you’re on the 26-day trip, we’ll say goodbye in Labuan Bajo on Flores Island. Labuan Bajo Airport (LBJ) is the closest and you can catch internal flights back to Bali, or limited international flights. Return airport transfers are not included but your tour guide can help you book onward transport or airport transfers.

Accommodation & meals

All accommodation is included on this trip. You’ll be staying in carefully selected hotels in twin-share rooms. If you’re on the 26-day trip, you’ll also have two nights on a live-aboard boat in mixed-sex dorm share rooms.

Let us know if you’re travelling with a partner or friend and we can make sure you’re placed together. Single room upgrades may be available. Speak to your travel advisor for more information.


16 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 4 dinners on the 19-day trip and 24 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 6 dinners are included on the 26-day trip. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

Minimum age & eligibility

You must be 18 years old to take part in this trip. This trip is designed for 18-35 years olds. 

You can apply for an e-visa before arrival on the Indonesian immigration website or obtain a 30-day visa on arrival for a cost of approximately £25. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry into Indonesia and at least two available pages in your passport.

A tourism levy of approximately £8 is payable upon each entry in to the island of Bali via an air or sea port (including re-entry from surrounding islands)

Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. You should check with the relevant embassies before travelling.

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