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Trip Extensions

Indonesian Borneo: Camp Leakey Orangutans

Duration: 4 days

This excursion takes you to see the Camp Leakey orangutans and other fascinating species of Indonesian Borneo. Explore remote tropical rivers by canoe, and witness unique wildlife in rehabilitation centers and in the wild. This is an ideal combinatio... read more

Komodo Island Dragon Encounter

Duration: 4 days

Lying 200 nautical miles east of Bali, Komodo National Park is nestled between the large islands of Sumbawa and Flores. This unique biosphere was born in the great volcanic uplift that formed Sumatra, Java, Bali, and the islands eastward toward Papua... read more

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive yogyakarta / borobudur temple

Borobudur TempleBorobudur Temple

Upon arrival in Yogyakarta in Central Java you will be met and transferred to Manohara Hotel, located adjacent to the world famous Borobodur 8th century Buddhist temple site. At sunset you’ll enjoy a guided visit to Borobudur temple, which holds over 500 Buddha statues and has over 2,600 relief panels. Dinner will be provided at your hotel. 

Meals
Dinner
Lodging
Manohara Hotel

Day 2: borobodur / yogyakarta city

Today after breakfast you'll leave for the colorful, vibrant city of Yogyakarta, visiting Mendut and Pawon temples en route. Mendut Temple was built in 824 A.D. by King Indera of the Sailendra Dynasty. It is frequently used to celebrate the Waisak Festival every May, which recalls the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. The Pawon temple is located between Borobudur and Mendut, and has many reliefs of boddhisattvas and taras, as well as reliefs of kalpataru (the tree of life).  Once you arrive in Yogyakarta you will visit Kraton (Sultan's Palace), the local batik and silver-work home industries, and the Sonobudoyo Museum, home to over 1,000 keris. These asymmetrical daggers are regarded as both weapons and spiritual objects; some blades are good luck while others are bad luck.  After lunch at a local restaurant, continue visiting local batik and silverwork home industries.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Puri Artha Hotel or similiar

Day 3: yogyakarta city / prambanan, solo & sangiran tour

Prambanan TemplePrambanan Temple

A morning tour takes you to Prambanan, Java’s most elegant Hindu Temple complex. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the largest temples in Southeast Asia, and its tall, pointed architecture. Next you’ll drive on to Solo, Yogyakarta’s sister city, which is also known as the center of Batik. Your stops in Solo include the Royal Mangkunegaran, famous for their priceless antiques, and a flea market filled with local antiques. Afterwards, travel north of Solo to an archaeological site and museum where you'll meet a distant relative – the prehistoric "Java Man" (Pithecanthropus erectus). Discovered in 1891, these fossils comprise one of the first known specimens of Homo erectus.  Return to Yogyakarta in the late afternoon for your overnight.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Puri Artha Hotel or Similar

Day 4: sulawesi: ujung pandang/torajaland

A unique home in TorajalandA unique home in Torajaland

After an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Sulawesi. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to a hotel for the night.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Pantai Gapura or similar

Day 5: torajaland

Typical grave sites in TorajalandTypical grave sites in Torajaland

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Torajaland by car or minibus. The 8-9 hour ride has many scenic stops, with opportunities to see the area's unique architecture. The houses have beautiful boat-shaped roofs that are assembled from thousands of bamboo timbers. Stay overnight at Missilana Hotel or similar. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Missiliana Hotel or Similar

Day 6: torajaland

You will have a full day meeting people and exploring the culture of Torajaland. Visit Londa (the cave graves) Ketekesu-Siguntu-Pallawa (a typical Torajenese village), Sa'dan (a weaving village) and Rantepao, the business center of Toraja. The most spectacular ceremonies in Torajaland are funerals, often involving thousands of people and hundreds of animal sacrifices over a period of four days. Your itinerary in Torajaland may be modified if your guide is able to locate a funeral occurring during your visit.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Missiliana Hotel or similar

Day 7: rantepao / makale-barruppu

After breakfast, depart for Barruppu at the northern tip of Torajaland, passing through Batutumonga and Lokamata along the way. This is your chance to enjoy the authentic beauty of Toraja hinterland, remote villages and magnificent landscapes. You will have many hiking opportunities during this time. Overnight at a local villager's house.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Local Villager's House

Day 8: barruppu / rantepao

After breakfast, take a short trek to visit nearby hanging graves, then return to Rantepao or Makale via Lolai Hill. You may wish to purchase supplies for a picnic en route. Overnight at Missiliana Hotel in Rantepao.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Missiliana Hotel or similar

Day 9: torajaland / ujungpandang

Local villager carries grass for matsLocal villager carries grass for mats

Depart for Torajaland for Ujunpandang, stopping at Bantimurung along the way to see the impressive waterfall and butterfly breeding center. Arrive in Ujungpandang by later afternoon, check in at Pantai Gapura, and enjoy the pristine beachside location.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Pantai Gapura or similar

Day 10: ujungpandang / denpasar / candidasa

On the way to making an offeringOn the way to making an offering

Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Denpasar, Bali. Arrive in Bali and transfer to Candidasa Beach located on the eastern coast of the island (1.5 hours drive from the airport). Along the way, stop at Kerta Gosa, the former law court of Klungkung Kingdom which is known for its ceiling painting and Goa Lawah Temple situated at the mouth of a dark tunnel inhabited by hundreds of hanging bats. Stay overnight at Candi Beach Cottage, which boasts a beautiful beachside location with lush, tropical gardens. Enjoy your afternoon visiting Karangasem Royal Palace and Tirta Gangga water garden, the former bathing place and recreational site of the Royal family. Drive back to the hotel for overnight.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Candi Beach Cottage

Day 11: candidasa / lovina

Mother TempleMother Temple

Leave Candidasa and head for the famed north Bali beach resort of Lovina after breakfast. You'll visit some fascinating places on the way, including Tenganan Village, famous for its rare double-ikat weaving or “gringsing;” Putung Hill, where you can enjoy beautiful views of east Bali; and the biggest temple complex in Bali, Besakih Temple (“Mother Temple”). Today's final stop is the Kintamani Mountain Resort, where the views of Batur Caldera are truly breathtaking. In the late afternoon you'll arrive at Lovina and stay overnight at a local hotel. If you wish, you can book a dolphin tour for the next morning with the hotel at an additional cost.
 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Aneka Lovina Hotel or similar

Day 12: lovina / ubud

Ulun Danu TempleUlun Danu Temple

Travel to the artisan village of Ubud today, visiting temples and other places of interest en route. You'll see the 200-foot high Git-Git waterfall; Ulun Danu temple, which is dedicated to the god of fertility; Candi Kuning, a traditional market that sells fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Upon arrival in Ubud you’ll check in at your hotel and have a free afternoon to explore the city. Cultural shows are performed nightly in Ubud; be sure to check the schedule at your hotel’s front desk. The best open-air stage is the Ubud Water Palace, where the setting is magnificent even by Balinese standards. A large lotus pond framed with ancient flowering frangipani trees stands against a backdrop featuring Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati, one of Ubud’s main temple complexes.
 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Pertiwi Resort or similar

Day 13: ubud

Today after breakfast visit Batubulan Village to see the mythical Barong and Kris dances; Celuk village renowned for gold and silver works, and then Mas; artist colony for woodcarving. Lunch will be in central Ubud – on your own. After lunch head for Penataran Sasih Temple where bronze age drums and stone carvings from the 11th century are preserved and then to Tampaksiring Waterspring Temple, built in 964 A.D. by a Balinese king of the Warmadewa Dynasty. Drive back to hotel with another visit to Petulu for the sunset return of white herons to their nesting places in this village.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Pertiwi Resort or Similar

Day 14: free day in ubud

Beautiful waterfalls set in the hillBeautiful waterfalls set in the hill

Enjoy a free day to leisurely explore Ubud on your own.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Pertiwi Resortl or Similar

Day 15: ubud / sanur

After breakfast, transfer to Sanur. En route visit Sangeh Monkey Forest where you will come across hundreds of tame monkeys. Next stop to see the impressive Taman Ayun Temple. The temple was built in the 17th century and is surrounded by a lovely moat. During your walk, you will run into the iconic Tanah Lot Sea temple, one of the most marvelous temples in Bali. It is perched on an enormous rock and is completely surrounded by the Indian Ocean during high tide. Tanah Lot is also said to be one of the best places to enjoy the sunset. Afterwards, drive to Sanur.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Mercure Hotel Sanur or similar

Day 16: free day in sanur

Enjoy another free day to spend at your leisure in Sanur. The beach is always a good choice.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Mercure Hotel Sanur or similar

Day 17: onward

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,795
Airfare estimated at an additional $400
Single Supplement:
$825
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request

Need to Know

Duration:
17 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Trip Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

From the Bird's Word Blog

Part 3 of Will & Joan's Adventure in Indonesia

Greetings from Yogyakarta, Central Java, INDONESIA!

Friendly locals
Friendly locals
Beautiful waterfalls set in the hill
Beautiful waterfalls set in the hill
On the way to market
On the way to market
Natural Indonesia
Natural Indonesia

Grand Indonesia

People, arts and nature of Bali, Java, and Sulawesi

overview

Experience Indonesia’s vivid colors, vibrant cities, and breathtaking views on this unforgettable journey. You will be spellbound from the moment you arrive in Yogyakarta and see the famous Borobudur temple, which holds over 500 Buddha statues and more than 2,600 relief panels, to your stop at Taman Ayun Temple, which, from a distance, appears to float on water. Your expert guides ensure your comfort and enjoyment while you take in the towering Git-Git waterfall, explore the cave graves in Torajaland, and watch the eternal struggle between good and evil play out in Ubud's mythical Barong and Kris dances. You'll also stop at local villages to meet the people of Indonesia and appreciate their crafts, daily life, and religious beliefs. The region's unique traditions and stunning scenery come together in this trip, and by the time you depart for home you'll have a true appreciation for the grandness of Indonesia.

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overview

Experience Indonesia’s vivid colors, vibrant cities, and breathtaking views on this unforgettable journey. You will be spellbound from the moment you arrive in Yogyakarta and see the famous Borobudur temple, which holds over 500 Buddha statues and more than 2,600 relief panels, to your stop at Taman Ayun Temple, which, from a distance, appears to float on water. Your expert guides ensure your comfort and enjoyment while you take in the towering Git-Git waterfall, explore the cave graves in Torajaland, and watch the eternal struggle between good and evil play out in Ubud's mythical Barong and Kris dances. You'll also stop at local villages to meet the people of Indonesia and appreciate their crafts, daily life, and religious beliefs. The region's unique traditions and stunning scenery come together in this trip, and by the time you depart for home you'll have a true appreciation for the grandness of Indonesia.

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive yogyakarta / borobudur temple
    Borobudur TempleBorobudur Temple

    Upon arrival in Yogyakarta in Central Java you will be met and transferred to Manohara Hotel, located adjacent to the world famous Borobodur 8th century Buddhist temple site. At sunset you’ll enjoy a guided visit to Borobudur temple, which holds over 500 Buddha statues and has over 2,600 relief panels. Dinner will be provided at your hotel. 

    Meals
    Dinner
    Lodging
    Manohara Hotel
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: borobodur / yogyakarta city

    Today after breakfast you'll leave for the colorful, vibrant city of Yogyakarta, visiting Mendut and Pawon temples en route. Mendut Temple was built in 824 A.D. by King Indera of the Sailendra Dynasty. It is frequently used to celebrate the Waisak Festival every May, which recalls the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. The Pawon temple is located between Borobudur and Mendut, and has many reliefs of boddhisattvas and taras, as well as reliefs of kalpataru (the tree of life).  Once you arrive in Yogyakarta you will visit Kraton (Sultan's Palace), the local batik and silver-work home industries, and the Sonobudoyo Museum, home to over 1,000 keris. These asymmetrical daggers are regarded as both weapons and spiritual objects; some blades are good luck while others are bad luck.  After lunch at a local restaurant, continue visiting local batik and silverwork home industries.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Puri Artha Hotel or similiar
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: yogyakarta city / prambanan, solo & sangiran tour
    Prambanan TemplePrambanan Temple

    A morning tour takes you to Prambanan, Java’s most elegant Hindu Temple complex. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the largest temples in Southeast Asia, and its tall, pointed architecture. Next you’ll drive on to Solo, Yogyakarta’s sister city, which is also known as the center of Batik. Your stops in Solo include the Royal Mangkunegaran, famous for their priceless antiques, and a flea market filled with local antiques. Afterwards, travel north of Solo to an archaeological site and museum where you'll meet a distant relative – the prehistoric "Java Man" (Pithecanthropus erectus). Discovered in 1891, these fossils comprise one of the first known specimens of Homo erectus.  Return to Yogyakarta in the late afternoon for your overnight.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Puri Artha Hotel or Similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: sulawesi: ujung pandang/torajaland
    A unique home in TorajalandA unique home in Torajaland

    After an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Sulawesi. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to a hotel for the night.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Pantai Gapura or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: torajaland
    Typical grave sites in TorajalandTypical grave sites in Torajaland

    After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Torajaland by car or minibus. The 8-9 hour ride has many scenic stops, with opportunities to see the area's unique architecture. The houses have beautiful boat-shaped roofs that are assembled from thousands of bamboo timbers. Stay overnight at Missilana Hotel or similar. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Missiliana Hotel or Similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: torajaland

    You will have a full day meeting people and exploring the culture of Torajaland. Visit Londa (the cave graves) Ketekesu-Siguntu-Pallawa (a typical Torajenese village), Sa'dan (a weaving village) and Rantepao, the business center of Toraja. The most spectacular ceremonies in Torajaland are funerals, often involving thousands of people and hundreds of animal sacrifices over a period of four days. Your itinerary in Torajaland may be modified if your guide is able to locate a funeral occurring during your visit.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Missiliana Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: rantepao / makale-barruppu

    After breakfast, depart for Barruppu at the northern tip of Torajaland, passing through Batutumonga and Lokamata along the way. This is your chance to enjoy the authentic beauty of Toraja hinterland, remote villages and magnificent landscapes. You will have many hiking opportunities during this time. Overnight at a local villager's house.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Local Villager's House
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: barruppu / rantepao

    After breakfast, take a short trek to visit nearby hanging graves, then return to Rantepao or Makale via Lolai Hill. You may wish to purchase supplies for a picnic en route. Overnight at Missiliana Hotel in Rantepao.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Missiliana Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: torajaland / ujungpandang
    Local villager carries grass for matsLocal villager carries grass for mats

    Depart for Torajaland for Ujunpandang, stopping at Bantimurung along the way to see the impressive waterfall and butterfly breeding center. Arrive in Ujungpandang by later afternoon, check in at Pantai Gapura, and enjoy the pristine beachside location.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Pantai Gapura or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: ujungpandang / denpasar / candidasa
    On the way to making an offeringOn the way to making an offering

    Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Denpasar, Bali. Arrive in Bali and transfer to Candidasa Beach located on the eastern coast of the island (1.5 hours drive from the airport). Along the way, stop at Kerta Gosa, the former law court of Klungkung Kingdom which is known for its ceiling painting and Goa Lawah Temple situated at the mouth of a dark tunnel inhabited by hundreds of hanging bats. Stay overnight at Candi Beach Cottage, which boasts a beautiful beachside location with lush, tropical gardens. Enjoy your afternoon visiting Karangasem Royal Palace and Tirta Gangga water garden, the former bathing place and recreational site of the Royal family. Drive back to the hotel for overnight.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Candi Beach Cottage
    Show on a map
  • Day 11: candidasa / lovina
    Mother TempleMother Temple

    Leave Candidasa and head for the famed north Bali beach resort of Lovina after breakfast. You'll visit some fascinating places on the way, including Tenganan Village, famous for its rare double-ikat weaving or “gringsing;” Putung Hill, where you can enjoy beautiful views of east Bali; and the biggest temple complex in Bali, Besakih Temple (“Mother Temple”). Today's final stop is the Kintamani Mountain Resort, where the views of Batur Caldera are truly breathtaking. In the late afternoon you'll arrive at Lovina and stay overnight at a local hotel. If you wish, you can book a dolphin tour for the next morning with the hotel at an additional cost.
     

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Aneka Lovina Hotel or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 12: lovina / ubud
    Ulun Danu TempleUlun Danu Temple

    Travel to the artisan village of Ubud today, visiting temples and other places of interest en route. You'll see the 200-foot high Git-Git waterfall; Ulun Danu temple, which is dedicated to the god of fertility; Candi Kuning, a traditional market that sells fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Upon arrival in Ubud you’ll check in at your hotel and have a free afternoon to explore the city. Cultural shows are performed nightly in Ubud; be sure to check the schedule at your hotel’s front desk. The best open-air stage is the Ubud Water Palace, where the setting is magnificent even by Balinese standards. A large lotus pond framed with ancient flowering frangipani trees stands against a backdrop featuring Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati, one of Ubud’s main temple complexes.
     

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Pertiwi Resort or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 13: ubud

    Today after breakfast visit Batubulan Village to see the mythical Barong and Kris dances; Celuk village renowned for gold and silver works, and then Mas; artist colony for woodcarving. Lunch will be in central Ubud – on your own. After lunch head for Penataran Sasih Temple where bronze age drums and stone carvings from the 11th century are preserved and then to Tampaksiring Waterspring Temple, built in 964 A.D. by a Balinese king of the Warmadewa Dynasty. Drive back to hotel with another visit to Petulu for the sunset return of white herons to their nesting places in this village.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Pertiwi Resort or Similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 14: free day in ubud
    Beautiful waterfalls set in the hillBeautiful waterfalls set in the hill

    Enjoy a free day to leisurely explore Ubud on your own.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Pertiwi Resortl or Similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 15: ubud / sanur

    After breakfast, transfer to Sanur. En route visit Sangeh Monkey Forest where you will come across hundreds of tame monkeys. Next stop to see the impressive Taman Ayun Temple. The temple was built in the 17th century and is surrounded by a lovely moat. During your walk, you will run into the iconic Tanah Lot Sea temple, one of the most marvelous temples in Bali. It is perched on an enormous rock and is completely surrounded by the Indian Ocean during high tide. Tanah Lot is also said to be one of the best places to enjoy the sunset. Afterwards, drive to Sanur.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Mercure Hotel Sanur or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 16: free day in sanur

    Enjoy another free day to spend at your leisure in Sanur. The beach is always a good choice.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Mercure Hotel Sanur or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 17: onward

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,795
Airfare estimated at an additional $400
Single Supplement:
$825
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request

Need to Know

Duration:
17 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Trip Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Indonesian Borneo: Camp Leakey Orangutans

Duration: 4 days

This excursion takes you to see the Camp Leakey orangutans and other fascinating species of Indonesian Borneo. Explore remote tropical rivers by canoe, and witness unique wildlife in rehabilitation centers and in the wild. This is an ideal combinatio... read more

Komodo Island Dragon Encounter

Duration: 4 days

Lying 200 nautical miles east of Bali, Komodo National Park is nestled between the large islands of Sumbawa and Flores. This unique biosphere was born in the great volcanic uplift that formed Sumatra, Java, Bali, and the islands eastward toward Papua... read more

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●●●●○ Deluxe
Exclusive or luxury lodges, hotels, or safari camps with fine dining options.
●●●●● Uncommon
The most indulgent accommodations arranged specially for private trips.
× activity level
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
●○○○○ Gentle
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
●●○○○ Active
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
●●●○○ Vigorous
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
●●●●○ Challenging
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
●●●●● Demanding
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.
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