Overseas Adventure Travel’s Java & Bali: Indonesia’s Mystical Islands trip takes you to the heart of Indonesia’s diverse islands—from the Buddhist monuments of Java to the Hindu temples of Bali. And of course, natural wonders also abound, including the active volcano Mount Merapi and the Monkey Forest of Ubud, where the nutmeg trees are home to hundreds of Balinese monkeys.
At the heart of every Overseas Adventure Travel trip, including the Java and Bali itinerary, is the opportunity to connect with residents of the destinations you’ll visit. On this trip, you’ll learn about the art of Balinese puppetry from a puppet master and be welcomed into the home of a Javanese family. Later, you’ll enjoy A Day in the Life—a rare opportunity to experience life in rural Bali near the village of Lovina. On this day, you’ll visit the bustling local market and the village school (when in session), and meet bamboo weavers and a family that produces palm sugar. After exploring Lovina you’ll sit down to a traditional Balinese lunch with the village chief and members of the community, giving you a chance to ask questions about local culture, cuisine, and daily life.