Indonesia Travel Guide: 25 Day Trips You Can Do in Indonesia

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor April 23rd, 2019 Posted in Asia, Destination, Travel Blog No comments

Having more than 17,000 islands up its sleeve, the beautiful country of Indonesia is the place where you can never run out of things to do while visiting this nature’s gift. From snorkeling to shopping, there is so much to do in Indonesia where a week-long vacation too might not do justice to this place. So while browsing through the resorts and hotels in Indonesia, keep in mind that there is a fat chance of extending your stay in the country.  Let me tell you about the 25 Day trips you can do in Indonesia.

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Bali Day Trips

1. West Nusa Penida Day Trip

Tour features

  • Enjoy a full day along the picturesque island of Bali
  • Experience a lifetime journey of beautiful places like Angel Billabong, Broken Beach, Kelingking Beach, and Crystal Bay
  • Go for snorkeling

The experience

It’s easy to chalk up Bali as a single surfing hub. Parts of the island have been well-worn by hordes of tourists who’ve left choked rice-paddies and littered beaches in their wake.

Important information

  • A minimum of 2, 3 or 6 individuals can book the trip
  • Children charges will be the same as the adults

Timing

  • Departure: 7:30am

Cost starts from US$ 33.25

You can Book it here

2. East Nusa Penida Day Trip

Tour features

  • Ride a comfortable boat and visit a beautiful island of Bali
  • Enjoy the beaches of the Atuh and Diamond
  • Experience the amazing scenes of the sublime Teletubbies Hills and the Rumah Pohon Tree House

The experience

Here, you’ll find secluded beaches and be able to gaze over the edge of cliffs, climb to waterfalls and explore the roads through the jungle. Lush greenery and Palm trees line the roads and waves crash against the edges of the island, leaving you in awe.

Important information

  • No vegetarian food will be available
  • Child cost will be the same as the adults

Timing

  • Departure: 7:30am

Cost starts from US$ 33.25

You can Book it here

3. Bali Safari and Marine Park Tour

Tour features

  • Watch hundreds of exotic animals
  • Enjoy animal shows
  • The biggest safari park in Bali

The experience

Experience the best safari entertainment in Bali at the home of hundreds of amazing animals representing over 60 species, including some rare and endangered species such as the Komodo, Orang Utan, and the Bali Mynah.

Important information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-12

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 36.29

You can Book it here

4. Waterbom Bali Day Trip

Tour features

  • Experience adrenaline-fueled rides like Smashdown 2.0, Pipeline, and Climax
  • Enjoy relaxation time in lush green gardens

The experience

Ensure your place at Waterbom Bali and beat south Bali’s gridlocked traffic with this convenient private package that includes hotel transfers and pre-booked tickets. It’s time to experience the thrilling rides like the super-steep Climax or the gentler pleasures of the kids’ area.

Important information

  • Children 0-2 free of cost
  • A family package is valid for 2 adults & 2 children

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 20.45

You can Book it here

5. Ayung White Water Rafting with Bali Sobek

Tour features

  • Paddle the rapids with a professional river guide
  • A white-water rafting trip on the Ayung River

The experience

Experience white-water rafting on the Ayung River! Enjoy paddling previously untouched waters from a starting point further north than most rafting operations. After that, enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch and a hot shower.

Important information

  • Bring swimwear, shorts, and a t-shirt
  • Bring sunscreen, towel, and camera

Timing

  • Departure: 7:45am

Cost starts from US$ 55.00

You can Book it here

Jakarta Day Trips

6. Chinatown Walking Day Tour

Tour features

  • Time to eat exotic food items like frogs and sea cucumber
  • Taste traditional Indonesian flavors

The experience

Jakarta Chinatown, better known to locals as Glodok, was born after the massacre of 5,000 Chinese in 1740 when the remaining population was moved to a separate settlement outside the city walls. Enjoy Chinese eateries, temples, street markets, and medicine shops nudge up against electronics stores. Let’s explore this site for a full day with us.

Important information

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Don’t wear revealing shirts or tank tops

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 13.39

You can Book it here

7. Jakarta Aquarium Tour

Tour features

  • Experience over 2,000 marine creatures
  • Explore Indonesia’s first aquarium in the center of the city

The experience

Discover marine life at Jakarta Aquarium, one of the biggest public aquariums in the world. Celebrate its beauty with a spectacular winter illumination at night.

Important information

  • Buy child tickets directly at the counter
  • Weekdays rates are different from public holiday rates

Timing

  • Departure: 10:00am

Cost starts from US$ 9.89

You can Book it here

8. Jakarta Old Batavia Walking Day Tour

Tour features

  • Visit important historical sites in the old town
  • Experience the traditional blends in with the modern architecture

The experience

Venture into the 13th-century streets of Jakarta, formerly Batavia, accompanied by a private guide who sheds light on its Dutch colonial history. Tourists will explore Glodok, Indonesia’s oldest Chinatown, characterized by winding lanes and red-tiled roofs.

Important information

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Don’t wear revealing shirts or tank tops

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 13.65

You can Book it here

9. Jakarta Landmarks Tour

Tour features

  • Visit the most important landmarks in the city while walking
  • Marvel at the National Monument, or Monas, which towers over Merdeka (Freedom) Square at 137 meters tall

The experience

Jakarta is graced with many of the country’s most important landmarks, from historical buildings to modern skyscrapers. Whether it is to admire them from afar while walking by, or to explore deeper, here’s our guide to the most impressive buildings you need to see in Jakarta.

Important information

  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk easily
  • Wear proper clothing

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 13.39

You can Book it here

Lombok Day Trips

10. Southeast Gilis and Pink Beach

Tour features

  • Visit the famous Pink Beach on the Lombok, famous for its colorful pink sand
  • Swim and snorkel in the clear waters

The experience

The southern islands of Lombok offer a real vacation of the madness of the modern world into the untouched environment of the amazing small islands and pristine beaches. On this full day adventure, you will be able to enjoy three incredible pink beaches with pink as the name suggests.

Important information

  • To participate, you must have good health
  • Wear casual clothes with a hat and comfortable shoes to walk

Timing

  • Departure: 7:00am

Cost starts from US$ 46.69

You can Book it here

11. Semeti and Nambung Beach Tour

Tour features

  • Discover the natural beauty Semeti and Nambung Beaches
  • Explore the most picturesque trails

The experience

Enjoy the calm colorful waters, and see the tall panoramic rocks surrounding the beach. Relax in a natural aquarium filled with coral reefs, small fish, and foam from the incoming waves.

Important information

  • Children under 5 are not allowed
  • Wear hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 58.35

You can Book it here

12. Lombok Culture and Beaches Day Tour

Tour features

  • Interact with local culture
  • Enjoy local Sasak handicrafts at Sukarara and Banyumulek villages

The experience

Experience the intriguing sights of the island featuring elaborate art and architecture, revealing the richness of local culture and wisdom. Enjoy delightful a long curvy stretch of beach surrounded by green hills and bordered by the enchanting sea that reflects a thousand shades of blue & magnificent white sands beaches in Kuta and Tanjung Aan.

Important information

  • Arrange your own pickup if you’re not staying in a nearby hotel

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 66.15

You can Book it here

13. Lombok Gili Islands Private Day Tour

Tour features

  • Enjoy the serenity away from the city crowd
  • Visit paradise islands boasting pristine white sand beaches and clear waters

The experience

If you’re looking for the tropical getaway of your dreams, then get ready to discover Lombok’s hidden Gili Islands, a world away from the increasingly popular Gili Trawangan, Meno or Air.

Important information

  • Vegetarian lunch available on request
  • Beverages are not a part of the package

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 84.35

You can Book it here

14. Northeast Gilis Day Tour

Tour features

  • Swim and snorkel in clear waters
  • Enjoy the rare marine life

The experience

It’s time to visit the Gili Islands on a guided day trip from Lombok and see why this white-sand paradise is so highly recommended. Tourists will stop at all three islets in the archipelago off Lombok’s northwest coast and have the opportunity to snorkel in turquoise seas.

Important information

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Wear sunglasses and sunscreen

Timing

  • Departure: 7:00am

Cost starts from US$ 53.69

You can Book it here

15. Lombok Nature Day Tour

Tour features

  • Swim over colorful coral reefs
  • Visit the famous Pink Beach of Lombok

The experience

This full-day East Lombok Nature Tour offers you a chance to explore the coastline and hidden beaches of Lombok. Tourists will spend your day relaxing on sandy beaches, snorkeling over colorful coral reefs, taking a boat to a hidden beach and trekking on coastal paths along the headland of Tanjung Ringgit.

Important information

  • Bring a jacket, hat, and sunglasses
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 82.15

You can Book it here

Bintan Day Trips

16. Mangrove River Day Tour

Tour features

  • Take a boat ride to enjoy the mangrove forests in Bintan
  • Learn about the amazing ecosystem

The experience

Get an escape from the busy resorts and crowded beaches and see a different side of Langkawi, a UNESCO World Geopark affectionately known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’. Take in the untouched mangrove forests and undisturbed native wildlife of the Kubang Badak Mangrove Reserve.

Important information

  • Wear proper clothes
  • You’ll have to buy child tickets 0-11

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 22.15

You can Book it here

17. Singapore to Tanjung Pinang Ferry

Tour features

  • Enjoy the ferry experience
  • Make the short hop across the Straits with a ferry to Tanjung Pinang, the main town of Bintan Island in Indonesia

The experience

Enjoy the cruise through the strait and experience the clear water around you. Believe us, it’ll be a lifetime experience for anyone touring Indonesia.

Important information

  • You’ll have to buy child tickets 0-11

Timing

  • Departure: 7:00am

Cost starts from US$ 36.89

You can Book it here

18. Chill Cove @ Treasure Bay Bintan

Tour features

  • Experience a day full of fun and adventure
  • Slide down thrilling slides

The experience

Treasure Bay is a 338-hectare waterfront resort city located at Bintan, Indonesia. This living destination integrates wellness, leisure, cultural, residential and commercial real estate supported by world-class infrastructure, over a 20-year master-plan.

Important information

  • Free of charge for children 0-3
  • Please stay with your children

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 6.65

You can Book it here

19. Senggarang Water Village Tour

Tour features

  • Enjoy the quaint village and see wooden houses
  • Visit two of the oldest temples in Bintan, the Vihara Dharma Sasana

The experience

Embark on a “water taxi” ride from Tanjung Pinang to the Chinese settlement in Bintan. At Senggarang Village built over the sea, two of the oldest temples in Bintan welcome you.

Important information

  • Tour is available in Chinese and English
  • Child ticket: 0-11

Timing

  • Departure: 10:00am

Cost starts from US$ 55.35

You can Book it here

20. Penyengat Island Heritage Day Tour

Tour features

  • Enjoy the ride of a Baechak (tuk-tuk type vehicle)
  • Explore the historical places of the country

The experience

Tourists’ journey skirts past the tallest mountain on the island- Gunung Bintan with verdant jungles on its slopes. Tourists will soon arrive at a predominantly Chinese coastal village famous for its alleyways that crisscross over the sea.

Important information

  • Child ticket: Age 0-11
  • Please dress appropriately

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 55.35

You can Book it here

Yogyakarta Day Trips

21. Borobudur Sunrise Day Trip

Tour features

  • Wake up early in the morning to avail a unique chance
  • Explore the temple at the most mystical time and watch the sun rays

The experience

Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunning architectural masterpiece, is a must-see place. Tourists will need to wake up early as your hotel pick up is scheduled for 3 am.

Important information

  • Meal is optional

Timing

  • Departure: 3:00am

Cost starts from US$ 42.35

You can Book it here

22. Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Kaliadem (Jeep Course) & Prambanan Temple Day Tour

Tour features

  • Visit the majestic Borobudur Temple and experience the sunrise
  • Visit Prambanan Temple, the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia

The experience

Get up early in the morning and spend a full day in Yogyakarta. Explore the majestic temple of Borobudur and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, enjoy a jeep ride.

Important information

  • Meal is optional
  • To enjoy the Borobudur sunrise activity, submit your passport copy

Timing

  • Departure: 3:00am

Cost starts from US$ 83.15

You can Book it here

23. Borobudur and Prambanan Temple Day Tour

Tour features

  • Peep into the history
  • Explore the Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in the 9th century

The experience

Embark on a private tour of Java highlights and immerse yourself in the island’s historical culture. Venture to Borobudur, a UNESCO-listed Mahayana Buddhist temple. Visit the kKraton— the palace of the sultans.
Important information

  • An optional meal without paying extra
  • Free pickups only available within Yogyakarta

Timing

  • Departure: 5:00am

Cost starts from US$ 57.45

You can Book it here

24. Dieng Plateau Day Tour from Yogyakarta

Tour features

  • Experience the spectacular sunrise
  • Visit Dieng Plateau

The experience

Enjoy the extraordinary holiday in Yogyakarta by visiting the magnificent temples & participating in the volcanic tour! Experience the sunrise from a hill with the backdrop of Borobudur temple and volcanoes in central Java followed by a visit to Mendut & Pawon temples.

Important information

  • Children under 2 are not allowed
  • Seniors 65+ can participate with good health

Timing

  • Departure: 5:30am

Cost starts from US$ 42.45

You can Book it here

25. Jomblang Cave and Prambanan Temple Day Tour

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Tour features

  • Explore the amazing Jomblang Cave
  • Explore the Prambanan Temple, the largest Hindu temple,

The experience

During this tour, enjoy a true lost world, Jomblang Cave is a collapsed sinkhole that’s part of a cave system that runs through Gunung Kidul, outside Yogyakarta.

Important information

  • The optional meal is available

Timing

  • Departure: 7:00am

Cost starts from US$ 77.25

You Book it here

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