As a country that starts with I listed on Countryaah.com, the country of Indonesia is not stingy with world records: Lake Toba, more than three times the size of Lake Constance, is the largest crater lake, and Borobudur, built around 800, is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The world’s largest lizards live in Indonesia, the Komodo dragons, which are up to 3 meters long. The flowers of the giant rafflesia are the largest in the plant kingdom, measuring one meter in diameter, and nowhere else are there more active volcanoes, including the famous Krakatau. Visit Itypeusa.com for other countries that start with I.

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  • Day 1-2: Arrival in Bali
  • Day 3-4: Visit the most beautiful temples around Ubud
  • Day 5: Mountain bike tour between rice fields
  • Day 6: Danu Bratan mountain lake
  • Day 7: Gunung Batur volcano
  • Day 8: Hiking, boat tour, bike tour on the volcano
  • Day 9: Gunung Batur volcano ascent (1717 m)
  • Day 10: By speedboat to Lombok
  • Day 11: Trekking to Rinjani (3726 m) – Day 1
  • Day 12: Trekking to Rinjani (3726 m) – day 2
  • Day 13: Summit Day – Day 3
  • Day 14: Batu Bolong – Beach and Temple
  • Day 15: GiliGedeIsland
  • Day 16: Relaxation and recreation on Gili Gede, optional excursions
  • Day 17: Relaxation and recreation on Gili Gede, optional excursions
  • Day 18: Relaxation and recreation on Gili Gede, optional excursions
  • Day 19: Ferry to Bali
  • Day 20: Lively Kuta, Kecak dance at UluwatuTemple, farewell dinner
  • Day 21: Departure
  • Day 22 Arrival in Europe

It grows green around the temple Pura Gunung Kawi, the temple itself also shimmers green, the humid air allows moss to grow on the carved walls and stone statues. Peace lies above the sanctuary, only colorful koi carp swim in the water basins, believers carry out their ritual ablutions in the water from sacred springs.

Our starting point is the artist town of Ubud. Surrounded by small villages, we experience everything that makes up the magic of Bali in a small space: when we visit locals, we learn a lot about Hinduism, we watch painters at work and stop in small, stylish restaurants. In the water palace we feel the rhythm of traditional dance theater.

It is a trip for the sporty: In Bali you can cycle, hike, paddle and bathe around the Gunung Batur volcano and its crater lake, depending on your courage, both hot and ice cold. We then take the speedboat to the neighboring island of Lombok, where we start our three-day trek to the Rinjani volcano.

We hike through dense forest to the edge of the crater. Macaques dumbbell their way from branch to branch and with their long, pointed canine teeth, a whole horde crouches behind some bends. The most beautiful moment? Difficult to say: is it the sight of the small volcano in the crater lake of the large volcano? The summit storm in the early morning of the heavens, just in time for sunrise? Or bathing in the hot springs? Afterwards we can snorkel on the lonely beaches of the island Gili Gede at the coral reefs, if you want you can go diving with the hammerhead sharks.

Meals: B = breakfast / L = lunch / packed lunch / D = dinner

Day 1-2: Arrival in Bali

Departure in the late afternoon of the 1st day and arrival in Denpasar on the 2nd day. We are greeted by our tour guide. Together we drive to Ubud to the cultural center of Bali. With a welcome drink in our hotel, we can first recover from the journey.

Travel time: 1 hour
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Day 3-4: Visit the most beautiful temples around Ubud

The next three days are all about acclimatization and exploration of Ubud and its surroundings. We visit the most beautiful temples and sights of central Bali with the Pura Tirta Empul and the Pura Gunung Kawi and also find enough time for our own discoveries. There is the option of taking part in an Indonesian / Balinese cooking course in the evening – a particularly lasting experience, so that the introduction to this diverse culinary art is a little easier.

(F / M / -)

Day 5: Mountain bike tour between rice fields

Today we ride good mountain bikes past rice fields, visit locals and learn a lot about their habits and the Hindu religion and way of life. Tonight we say goodbye to Ubud with a visit to a dance theater, a colorful spectacle that lasts almost an hour against the backdrop of a sunken Hindu temple.

Bike tour approx. 4 hours (35 km) (+ 150m / -150m)
(B / – / D)

Day 6: Danu Bratan mountain lake

After an early breakfast we take the minibus through the mountain ranges of Central Bali to North Bali near Singaraja. On the way there we visit the most beautifully landscaped temple in Bali on the Danu Bratan mountain lake. The famous temple of the same name is dedicated to the water goddess Dewi Danu and is partly picturesquely located on two small islands near the shore. The journey continues north. Before we can relax on the coast of Tajakula in the evening, we go on a short hike to the Sekumpul waterfall. This almost undeveloped tourist area with its rivers, valleys and waterfalls also offers us the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in crystal clear mountain rivers.

Hike: 2 hours
(B / – / D)

Day 7: Gunung Batur volcano

Today the transfer takes place to Penelokan (1350 m) with the hotel directly on the crater rim of the caldera of Gunung Batur. In the afternoon there is the option of visiting the mother temple in Besakhi. This largest and most touristic temple on the island is located directly at the foot of Gunung Agung, the highest volcano on Bali. In the hotel we can enjoy the evening atmosphere together on the terrace over the crater lake of the Batur.

Travel time: 1 hour
(B / L / -)

Day 8: Hiking, boat tour, bike tour on the volcano

The next two days are all about active relaxation at the crater lake of Gunung Batur. After breakfast we start from the hotel on a short hike from the edge of the caldera down to the lake. After a short break, the bike continues. During our circumnavigation of the crater lake and the volcanic cone, we swap the saddles of the bikes for the benches of row boats for about 1.5 hours. By boat we also visit a village of the Bali Aga, the indigenous people of Bali, located directly on the lake. Lunch on the opposite bank gives you strength for the further circumnavigation of the volcanic cone. On paths through the lunar landscapes of the cooled lava flows, we reach our hotel again in the late afternoon.

Hike: approx. 1 hour by
bike; approx. 32 km, easy to moderate
(B / L / -)

Day 9: Gunung Batur volcano ascent (1717 m)

The night is short. At around 4 a.m. we begin the ascent to the summit of Batur. After about 2 hours (+450 m) we are rewarded with a great sunrise at 1717 m. The subsequent hike (approx. 3 hours) along the rim of the crater is a special highlight. We end this with a bath in hot springs directly on the shore of the crater lake. Back at the hotel we enjoy our lunch with a view of the volcanic caldera with its lake. The afternoon is then at our disposal.

Hike: a. 5 hours (+450 m)
(B / L / -)

Day 10: By speedboat to Lombok

Around 7 a.m. we start by bus to Padang Bai. We will take a speedboat from Padang Bai to the west coast of Lombok. We continue by bus to Senaru, a small village at an altitude of approx. 600 m, the starting point of the 3-day Rinjani trek. The afternoon is free in Senaru. In a short hike from the bungalows it is possible to get into a beautiful valley with fantastic waterfalls.

Travel time: 2.5 hours
Speedboat: 1.5 hours
(B / – / -)

Day 11: Trekking to Rinjani (3726 m) – Day 1

In the morning it starts and the 3-day Rinjani Trek begins. Up to the crater rim (approx. 1,900 m) it goes through dense jungle accompanied by monkeys. We enjoy a first spectacular view of the summit and the crater lake.

Hike
(B / L / D)

Day 12: Trekking to Rinjani (3726 m) – day 2

After the 1st night in the tent at approx. 2600 m, it goes down to the lake again up to approx. 2000 m. Here we recharge our batteries by bathing in hot springs for the ascent to the summit base camp in the afternoon. This is located directly on the eastern edge of the crater at an altitude of approx.

Hike
(B / – / -)

Day 13: Summit Day – Day 3

Anyone who decides to climb starts from there in the early morning to the summit storm (approx. 3 hours, approx. 1000 m), and the efforts are suddenly forgotten in view of the unique sunrise and the magnificent view. In the west you have a great view of the volcanic chain of Bali, and in the east you can see the summit of the Tambora volcano on the neighboring island of Sumbawa when the weather is clear. Back at the base camp we have breakfast together with the porters and the participants who have stayed here. After the approx. 5-hour descent over the eastern flank of the Rinjani (approx. 1,500 m) we drive from Senaru to the west coast of Lombok and spend the night there in beach bungalows in Batu Bolong.

Hike
(B / L / -)

Day 14: Batu Bolong – Beach and Temple

Here in Batu Bolong, near Senggigi, we have a free day to browse the city’s markets, shop and watch the artisans at work. A stone’s throw from the hotel, a small Hindu temple sits enthroned on a cliff by the sea. We recommend a long walk on the beach with a short visit.

(F / – / -)

Day 15: Gili Gede Island

From the west coast we continue in the extreme southwest to the island of Gili Gede. After the 3-hour transfer in the minibus and also briefly in a boat, we have the next few days to relax on secluded beaches.

(F / M / A)

Day 16: Relaxation and recreation on Gili Gede, optional excursions

In the extreme southwest of Lombok we spend 3 whole days with pure relaxation. We dive or snorkel on boat trips to the coral reefs in the immediate vicinity or just enjoy the tranquility and seclusion of one of the islands while lying on the beach…

(F / M / A)

Day 17: Relaxation and recreation on Gili Gede, optional excursions

… no matter which “occupation” you choose – relaxation is guaranteed. We live in small but nice bungalows and the beach is only a few meters away. On our own we can also start a moped tour along the coastal road…

(F / M / A)

Day 18: Relaxation and recreation on Gili Gede, optional excursions

… or we opt for a paddle excursion through the islands of the southern Gilis. For diving professionals there is the unique opportunity to dive with hammerhead sharks. In the bay of Blongas, the probability of encountering these impressive sea creatures is quite high.

(F / M / A)

Day 19: Ferry to Bali

At the end of the trip, the ferry takes you from Lembar (Lombok) back to Padang Bai (Bali) in about 3-4 hours. With the minibus we continue to Kuta to a quiet hotel.

(F / – / -)

Day 20: Lively Kuta, Kecak dance at Uluwatu Temple, farewell dinner

In Kuta we have another whole day to wander through the lively city. This is the ideal place to buy souvenirs or just write the last postcards home in one of the numerous restaurants. In the evening we say goodbye to the island at Uluwatu Temple. At sunset we follow the Kecak dance on a spectacular stage 100m above the roaring surf of the Pacific. With these impressions the trip ends, and we sit together at a farewell dinner in a restaurant with delicious Balinese cuisine.

(FA)

Day 21: Departure

Transfer to the airport in Denpasar – flight back to Europe.

(F / – / -)

Day 22 Arrival in Europe

Back home!

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