Hikers climbing Mount Batur
11-day adventure

Extreme Indonesia

Indonesia
  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Trekking peaks
  • Multi-activity
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Code: IDEI

11 days
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Our office in Indonesia is based in Denpasar on the island of Bali. Our experienced team will take care of all the logistics so you can focus on the adventure! We provide a range of activities from whitewater rafting to canyoning, mountain bike tours and cultural visits. Our highly trained guides can lead you to the summit of Mt Semeru at 3676m and below the waves to the coral reefs of the Java Sea. Our team of 12 staff in Indonesia are all...
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Kandoo's view

This Indonesian adventure on Java and Bali is for those wanting local culture mixed with the finest outdoor activities Indonesia has to offer. We kick off with a surfing lesson on the famous Kuta Beach. Next, we get to meet villagers from rural Bali and discover their isolated culture. Climb the famous Ijen volcano (2799m) with its acid lake, enjoy adrenaline pumping canyoning and rafting in the heart of the Balinese jungle and go mountain biking on Batur volcano. Finally, we will have the chance to discover rich marine life as we snorkel among the corals and exotic fish found off Menjangan Island.

Trip highlights

  • Climb the Ljen Volcano 2799m above sea level
  • Enjoy whitewater rafting through dense jungle
  • Experience a surfing lesson on Kuta Beach

Experiences

  • Trekking & Hiking
    Hikers in Thorong, during the Annapurnas Tour
    Our core collection of treks and hikes, through some of the world's most outstanding landscapes
  • Trekking peaks
    Lake at Colamphulaptsa
    Head to the top of a real mountain summit for a real sense of achievement
  • Multi-activity
    Batur to Ubud Cycling
    Kandoo Adventures' trips with different activities to enjoy each day

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    WELCOME TO BALI

    Welcome to Bali! A member of the team will meet you at the airport and we transfer to Legian and check in at our hotel. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group, there will be a briefing at the hotel but otherwise you have free time to explore.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Day 2

    SURFING AT KUTA BEACH

    Depending on tide charts, we will go to Kuta beach early in the morning or in the aftenoon to enjoy a private surfing lesson on Bali’s most famous beach. We then go to the center of Bali, close to Mount Batukaru, to meet a local family in a remote village surrounded by amazing paddy fields. You will learn how to waive offerings and prepare a local dinner. We spend the night in a hotel nearby.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Day 3

    TO KETAPANG

    We leave our hotel in the morning and visit Batukaru temple, before heading to the belimbing area. With a local guide to accompany us, we hike between ricefields, waterfalls and plantations, a great warm up before we tackle a volcano! In the afternoon we reach the north coast of Bali and follow the road west to Gilimanuk harbour. Crossing by ferry to Java Island, we check in at our hotel in Ketapang. Get an early night tonight because we will be up early tomorrow.

    • Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours
    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch
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Trip information

Difficulty

This multi-activity trip is of moderate difficulty. Climbing the volcanoes will involve up to 700m of vertical ascent in a day, possibly on steep and loose terrain. 
You will be undertaking different activities every day for 9 days which can be tiring, so a good degree of fitness would be beneficial. 

To talk about your suitability for this trip please feel free to give us a call.

Food & drink

Indonesia food is delicious! Expect plenty of meat with Sate Padang (beef satay), Ayam Bakar Taliwang (grilled chicken in spices) and Ikan Bakar (grilled fish in Sambal sauce).  The cuisine is vibrant and colourfull with intense flavors thanks to the vast array of spices.


A typical meal will always include steamed rice along with one or two main dishes of Fish, meat or vegetables. Vegetarians can enjoy Tempe Goreng (Indonesian tofu), Nasi Goreng Lotus (rice with vegetables and egg cooked in a lotus leaf) or Gado Gado (green vegetables with tofu and peanut sauce).


We will take our breakfasts and evening meals either in our hotel or at local restaurants. Lunches will be picnics of fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese and cold meats.


If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know  when booking your trip.


Please be aware that tap water in Indonesia is not drinkable. Mineral water can be purchased in most towns and villages but we recommend you bring a water filter or purification tablets. You will be provided with fresh water to fill your bottles each morning and evening.

Accommodation

On this trip we will stay in comfortable hotel accommodation for 10 nights. Rooms will be either double or twin with private bathrooms.

Every hotel we use has been carefully selected for its high levels of comfort and cleanliness, great food, facilities and location.

A single supplement is available on request and subject to availability.

Luggage

Your main bag should be a flexible duffel bag or backpack of around 70-90 litres and not a rigid suitcase. Your  luggage will be transported by bus and can be left on the bus while you are participating in activities. In addition you will need a daypack of roughly 40 litres to carry with you each day containing your water, spare clothing, lunch, medication etc. This can be used as hand luggage during your flight. We recommend also bringing a waterproof cover for your daypack.

How do I get there?

You will need to arrive at Denpasar on the island of Bali on day 1 of this adventure. The airport code is DPS.

From the UK, Singapore Airlines and Qatar have convenient flights departing from Heathrow with 1 short stop on the way. Other airlines to consider from London include Malaysian and Turkish Airlines.

Emirates provide convenient flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, stopping briefly in Dubai.

For travelers from the US, Qatar Airways have the most convenient flights from New York and Atlanta, stopping briefly in Doha. For those on the west coast, Cathay Pacific have flights via Hong Kong from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

On arrival in Denpasar, after clearing immigration and collecting your luggage, please look out for a member of our team in the arrivals area. They will be holding a large “KANDOO” sign.

Budget & change

The currency in Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). You can withdraw local currency from ATMs in the country or exchange cash at exchange offices in the airport and larger towns.

For the latest exchange rates please see www.xe.com


The cost of an average meal in Java is between $3 and $8. On Bali that increases to $4 to $11. When purchasing souvenirs, we ask our guests to respect the Species Protection Agreements (CITES) which protects 2,500 species of animals by prohibiting the trade of hides, scales, corals, shells and live animals.

Tips

Tipping when you are satisfied with the service you have received is customary in Indonesia. However, it is not mandatory and should be left to the discretion of each individual. We recommend a budget of $3 to $4 per person per day for tips. 

Formalities & health

Passport

As soon as possible after booking your tour, please provide Kandoo Adventures with your passport details (first name, last name, date of birth, passport number, issue date, expiry date) along with a photocopy of the photo page. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your departure date.

Visa

United States and UK passport holders do not require a visa to enter Indonesia for a period of less than 30 days. On arrival you will be granted a maximum 30 day stay in the country.

This information may be subject to change, without notice, by the local authorities. It is your responsibility to check the latest travel requirements and information before departure.

Vaccinations

Recommended vaccinations include Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis and Tetanus. It is your responsibility to check the latest health information before travel.

Insurance

Before you can join any of Kandoo’s treks, you’ll need to insure yourself against accident, injury, and illness.

Your insurance must cover the cost of helicopter evacuation and repatriation if necessary. Make sure your insurer knows of your travel plans, and verify that your policy fully covers your trek, climb, and any other activities you will participate in. Specifically, for all our adventures in Indonesia, you need to be covered for trekking above 3000 metres. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions and destinations in your itinerary are included in your travel insurance policy, in addition to your regular cover for cancellation and medical expenses.

We ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and the emergency contact number for your insurer) in your day sack at all times, so that we can access this information should we need to contact the insurer on your behalf. You will also need to bring details of your insurance cover to the pre-trek briefing.

We recommend the global supplier of travel insurance, World Nomads. Make sure to choose the correct policy for the altitude you are trekking to. Be sure to read the small print carefully for any policy you are considering - different policies provide different levels of cover, so make sure you understand what is and isn't included in your policy.

Health

Malaria prophylaxis are not required for travel to Java and Bali but are required in other parts of Indonesia.

Medication

Your guide carries a first aid kit at all times. However, we recommend bringing any medicine you feel you may need. This could include: - Painkillers - Anti-diarrhoea tablets - High factor sunscreen for lips and skin - Moisturising cream (for sunburn) - Elastic bandage, regular bandages and Blister bandages - Sanitary products - Water purifying tablets or filters - Mosquito repellent

Equipment & clothing

Clothing to bring

  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Buff / gaiter
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirts (short and long sleeve)
  • Thermal long sleeve shirt
  • Thermal leggings in case of cold nights
  • 2 sweaters - 1 light/1 warm
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof hard shell jacket
  • Breathable fast drying underwear
  • Comfortable long trousers (fast drying)
  • Shorts for trekking in warm weather
  • Comfy trainers/shoes for evenings
  • Socks for hiking
  • Hiking boots (with ankle support and a slightly ridged sole)
  • Toiletries (including wet wipes)

Equipment to bring

  • Sleeping bag with comfort rating of 10 degrees
  • 1 head torch with spare batteries and bulb
  • 1 duffel bag - 70 to 90 litres (flexible and water resistant)
  • 1 daypack - 30 to 40 liters to carry with you while hiking
  • Water purification system (charcoal filter, chlorine tablets or similar)
  • 2 water bottles (minimum 1 litre or a water bladder)
  • Quick drying towel
  • Dry bags – for packing your kit into if your bag is not waterproof

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Price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • All accommodation
  • Private transportation
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches
  • An expert Kandoo Adventures guide
  • Local guide fees
  • Entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary
  • All activities and safety equipment

Price does not include

  • International flights and visas
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Evening meals
  • Travel Insurance

Options

  • Additional hotel nights before or after your tour