Tours are a great way to explore any country and Indonesia makes no exception. Especially if you have a limited time vacation, consider book a tour so that you get the most out of the money paid. Indonesia tours are for everyone, be them children of school age, experienced hikers or devoted photographers.
There are many types of tours you can choose from: cultural tours, wildlife and bird watching, trekking in the jungle or in the mountains, river cruses, safaris, sailing trips and city tours.
When you arrive in a large city with plenty of things to do, you can do one of the following; take out the notes you’ve researched home, grab a map and start exploring; or you can book a city tour and visit the highlights of the location in an organized way. City tours take anywhere from 5 hours to 8 hours, but there are also shorter tours focusing on certain areas. Prices range from US$15 per person to US$40 per person, depending on what you plan to visit.
These are the most varied, both in duration and the things to do. You can trek on a mountain or in the jungle, you can go bird watching or see the wildlife. These types of tours usually comprise up to 15 persons and take from 3 days to 10 days.
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The purpose of the cultural tours is to better understand the local practices. Indonesia is filled with mysterious tribes, with their own, exotic habits. You can get close enough to see them practice their animistic beliefs, watch the unique dances and see how their crafts are made. Tours take between 5 and 8 days.
Indonesia is known for the adventure tours involving trekking and camping. If you’re up for it, be sure to check out these amazing adventure tours in Indonesia to find one that suits your itinerary. These can typically be booked before arrival at competitive prices.
Top 5 Indonesia Adventure Tours
Islands of Indonesia : 15 days, visiting Bali and Lombok, from US$1400
You will be exploring the islands of Bali and Lombok. The departure point is Ubud, then you’ll visit Sidemen. Hike on Mt Batur in time for the sunrise. Then it’s time to explore the coffee plantations in Lovina before heading to Bedugal. Get back to Ubud in order to explore the temples, and then you are off again to Tetebatu and from there to Lombok. Visit Gili Islands and enjoy a meal in Senggigi before you head back home.
Sumatran Highlights : 15 days , visiting Indonesia and Malaysia, from US$1825
Sumatra is home to varied landscape, from the panoramic delights of the Sibayak Volcano summit, eo the thriving marine eco-systems off Pulau Weh. The journey starts in Kuala Lumpur, then you’ll visit Lake Toba, Berastagi, Ketambe, Gayo Highlands, Banda Aceh, and Pulau Weh, then go back to Kuala Lumpur.
Lombok : 8 days visiting Lombok island, from US$675
This tour starts in Ubud, Bali’s artistic center. Then you’ll be visiting Tetebatu. The next day, hike on Mt Rinjani and visit the local market. Gili Islands are next on your stop and then you’ll be going to Senggigi before you head back home.
Islands of the Gods : 15 days, visiting Bali and Lombok, from US$1230
This tour take you to the magical islands of Bali and Lombok. It stars in Ubud, then you’ll visit Sidemen. Hike on Mt Batur. Then it’s time to explore the coffee plantations in Lovina. Now you’ll get back to Ubud to see the temples, and then you are off again to Tetebatu and from there to Lombok. Visit Gili Islands and Senggigi before you head back home.
Bangkok to Bali : 29 days, visiting Indonesia , Malaysia , Thailand and Singapore, from US$2430
Take a journey from Bangkok to Bali stopping to explore the superb nature, the volcanic scenery and enjoy the exotic cuisine. The tour starts in Bangkok and then it’s time to enjoy a tropical jungle walk. Visit the temples of Penang and taste the nightlife of Kuala Lumpur. Then it’s time to enjoy the cuisine of Singapore. Visit Yogyakarta, the cultural heart of Java and then head to the mountains. Climb Mt Bromo and visit a Buddhist monastery. This tour ends in Ubud.