Indonesia Gap Year Ideas

Indonesia gap year

Indonesia is a highly exotic country with beaches, wildlife, lush nature, bustling cities and also amazing island hopping backpacking trips. The surfing and diving available is world-class and snorkelling trips and water sports are widely available on our small group adventure trips. If you would like to experience the culture of Asia and want a destination which is less touristy than taking a gap year in Thailand then we highly recommend visiting Indonesia. You could join a work with orang-utans, visit Bali and go surfing, take an adventure overland trip, trek deep into the jungle or just chill out on stunning beaches.

We list gap year programs for students, graduates, career breaks and also people wanting to travel and do something exciting. Indonesia is a popular destination with visitors and has lots to offer - historic sites and temples, panoramic restaurants, vast teeming markets, upmarket boutiques and a range of accommodation. Bali is probably the most popular destination - swimming, snorkelling and diving are popular activities on the island. There are also a variety of attractions, temples and also numerous bars, restaurants and night life. There is a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and plenty to do including a visit to the arts and crafts centre in Ubud and surfing in Kuta. 

The local cuisine is excellent and there are a wide range of cultural and archaeological attractions including nightly displays of the world famous Balinese dancing. You could travel to the beautiful Echo beach where you can watch surfers ride the huge waves. Ubud is a scenic place to visit for padi fields & arts whilst Seminyak has lots of nightspot or in your spare time you could get a driver to take you to the mountain villages and volcano which is beautiful.


Gap Year in Bali

We highly recommend spending a few weeks relaxing and exploring Bali. Find gap year experiences where you can explore the tropical paradise of Indonesia and get off the beaten track, meet new people, have a lot of fun and create lasting memories. You will get to see remote villages, spectacular islands, thousands of remples, volcanos and also experience local sights and festivals. You can book adventures today.


Best Things to Do on a Gap Year in Indonesia

If you sign up to a package you will probably have accommodation living with other participants in a shared house or homestay. Most programs involve working for around 5 hours per day Monday - Friday meaning you have weekends free to relaxed or see more of the country. We recommend you apply as early as possible to avoid spaces being full, also usually no previous experience is required but you will need to be willing to live / work in rustic conditions and be adaptable to a new country.