Gap Year in Indonesia

An archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, among them are Bali, Borneo, Java, and Komodo – Indonesia is certainly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Snorkel in the tropical waters, go for soothing yoga sessions, stroll on white sandy beaches, backpack across Bali and Lombok, there’s a lot in store in the country that boasts of its unity in diversity. From the colossal Buddhist monuments of Borobudur on Java to a week-long adventure in Bali, if you are looking for a budget-friendly nation where you can spend a few months of your gap year abroad, then you must consider visiting Indonesia.

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Most Recommended Trips in Indonesia

Bali on a Shoestring with GDA
Backpacking Across Bali On A Budget

Bali has become one of the most popular Southeast Asian destinations. During these 9 days adventure tour in Bali from Kuta to Gili Trawangan, you'll be exploring the best of Bali.

Indonesia, Bali

9 days

Price Starting From $694

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A Week's Adventure in Bali -GDA
A Week's Adventure in Bali

If you've just a week's time in hand then get ready to discover Bali, it's stunning islands and kick back on beautiful beaches, shop the bustling markets, learn to surf in the crystal clear sea and dance the night away at the parties.

Bali, Indonesia

8 days

Price Starting From $725

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Ultimate Adventures in Bali with GDA
Ultimate Adventure in Bali

From the wild nightlife of Kuta to the chilled surf vibes of Canggu, followed by the iconic rice fields of Ubud to the white sands of Gili Islands, in a span of just 10 days, we’ll show you the very best of Bali.

Indonesia, Bali

10 days

Price Starting From $728

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Best Of Bali On A Budget with GDA
Exploring The Best Of Bali On A Budget

If Bali has been there on your bucket list since forever, then now is the time to tick it off. Go Discover Abroad has curated an amazing & adventurous tour for 13 days, which won't even make a hole in your pocket.

Bali, Indonesia

13 days

Price Starting From $1230

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Bali and Lombok tour
Experiencing The Best Of Bali and Lombok

Head out for an action-packed 14 days tour across the pristine Indonesian locations during your gap year and experience the thrill of hiking up to the craters of active volcanoes!

Indonesia, Bali

14 days

Price Starting From $1629

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General Questions

All travelers are required to be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least 6 months post your travel date and a proof of your onward journey or return from Indonesia. Indonesia provides special short stay visa-free tourist facilities to nationals od a total 169 countries around the world who wish to visit Indonesia. The tourist visa-free facilities are valid for a maximum of 30 days and are non-extendable. Apart from these visa exempt countries, Indonesia also extends the service of Visa on Arrival to nationals of 61 countries that are also valid for up to 30 days and can be extended for another 30 days from the immigration offices in Indonesia. 

Whatever suits you best! It’s completely your choice whether you want to go for a soul-searching solo adventure or some roof-raising time with your bunch of BFFs, or have a romantic getaway with your partner- our programs will accommodate you in any which way. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.

Most of our adventure tours do not have a single supplement. This means that accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis, and if you are traveling alone, you’ll be sharing a room with another one of GDA’s traveler of the same sex. What could be better than bonding with your new travel mates and making amazing new friends along the way of your journey? 

Some tours have optional single supplement for couples and solo travelers and a private room can be availed at an extra cost. The cost and details vary by trip so we suggest you to get in touch with your coordinators regarding the same beforehand. 

If you’re traveling alone you’ll find some awesome travel mates along the way, and if you’re coming in a group, then you’ll get a chance to add a few more crazy adventurers into your gang. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to Indonesia, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!

You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.

We advise our participants to get in touch with their physicians regarding vaccination requirements and get the ones as instructed. Apart from routine vaccines, like your yearly flu shot, Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, MMR vaccine it is recommended to take shots for Hepatitis A&B, Malaria, Typhoid, Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis for traveling in Indonesia. If you’re traveling to Indonesia from a country that is at risk from Yellow Fever then you’ll need to show proof of your immunization against Yellow Fever.  

You will need to carry extra money for personal expenses, add-on tours, eating out while traveling in Indonesia. For basic personal expenses, a budget of 35-45 USD per week is more than sufficient barring the extra costs of add-on activities. If you’re planning on using credit/debit card in Indonesia, it is advised to let your bank know about your travels beforehand so that they don’t suspicious of your account activity. We also advise all our participants to keep an emergency fund of 200 USD only to be used in case of any emergencies, if one arises. 

The weather in Indonesia is split between wet and dry where the dry season spans from May to September and the rainy seasons spans from October to April. The climate in Indonesia is generally very hot and humid. Therefore, we suggest lightweight clothing in breathable fabrics and lots of cotton clothing items. An umbrella or rain protection gear is a must for the rainy months, but you can also consider buying it from Indonesia if you don’t want to pack in that extra weight. Dressing conservatively is a must when visiting the Hindu and Buddhist temple to show respect towards the culture of the country. 

Yes! We always advise our travelers to get some pre-nights and post-nights booking done if they want to explore more upon arrival or continue with their travels after the tour ends. In most cases, we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels, excluding European tours. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.

Most of our adventures, apart from the volunteering programs do not include Airport transfers. We advise our travelers to arrange for a Taxi on Arrival as it is the most economical and efficient way to go about this. If you would prefer a pre-arranged transfer, we can provide the same for you at an additional cost from your point of Arrival. Do get in touch with your coordinators for more information. 

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