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Best of Sumatra & Java

A staggeringly beautiful land of volcanoes and tropical rainforest filled with all manner of unusual wildlife, the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java call out to explorers searching for something otherworldly. This adventure mixes close contact with orangutans and other endemic animals with encounters at coffee plantations, curiously European-like cities and dramatic landscapes, leaving you off to explore the famous Balinese beaches. Indonesia is like another planet, right here on Earth. Beam yourself up.


Duration: 16 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 143394
Starts: Medan, Indonesia Finishes: Denpasar, Indonesia
You will visit
  • Medan
  • Sanur

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Medan

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Medan/Bohorok (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a city tour of Medan, including a visit to Maimoon Palace. Continue to Bohorok, one of the largest national parks in the world, famous for its orangutan rehabilitation centre.

Included Activities:
Medan City Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 87km)

03

Day 3: Bohorok/Berastagi (1B)

Enjoy the cooler weather in the hilly resort town of Berastagi.

Included Activities:
Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 163km)

04

Day 4: Berastagi (1B)

Hike up Sibayak Volcano for sunrise and take in the stunning view of the valley. Enjoy a free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.

Included Activities:
Sibayak Volcano Hike

05

Day 5: Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)

Depart for the island of Samosir. En route, stop for an included visit to a coffee plantation.

Included Activities:
Coffee Plantation Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 188km)

06

Day 6: Samosir Island (1B)

Enjoy a free day with options to relax or explore Samosir Island. Venture out for an excursion to see traditional batak houses and the tombs in Tomok.

07

Day 7: Samosir Island/Medan (1B)

Enjoy a free morning, then drive back to Medan for the final night in Sumatra.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 188km)

08

Day 8: Medan/Jakarta (1B)

In the evening, there may be new travellers joining the group. Opt to head out for a welcome dinner in town.

Transport:
Plane (2.00 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Jakarta/Bandung (1B)

A guided city tour will visit the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and tour the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In Bandung, opt to see the angklung orchestra — resonating melodies created when children shake bamboo instruments.

Included Activities:
Jakarta City Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 150km)

10

Day 10: Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)

Take the morning train to Yogyakarta enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. In the evening, opt to take in a dance performance by the Ramayana Ballet.

Transport:
Train (7.00 hour(s), 402km)

11

Day 11: Yogyakarta (1B, 1L)

The small village of Candirejo is a great place to get a taste of life in a local village. Travelling by horsecart, see native customs, traditions, and the agricultural system. Then, spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here.

Included Activities:
Candirejo Village Visit
Horsecart Tour
Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

12

Day 12: Yogyakarta/Surakarta (1B)

Drive to Solo (Surakarta), the traditional capital of the old Javanese Kingdom. En route, visit the Prambanan Temple complex, a lavish example of ancient architecture. In the afternoon, opt for a bike tour of the area.

Included Activities:
Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 65km)

13

Day 13: Surakarta/Batu (1B)

Continue the journey across the agricultural heartland of Java to Batu, a large hill resort surrounded by volcanic peaks on the lower reaches of Gunung Arjuna.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 300km)

14

Day 14: Batu (1B)

Visit Mt Bromo, then enjoy a free afternoon with options to visit nearby waterfalls or wander around the village.

Included Activities:
Mount Bromo Visit

15

Day 15: Batu/Sanur (1B)

Drive from Batu to Malang for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 20km)
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

16

Day 16: Sanur (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Medan city tour
    • Orangutan rehabilitation centre visit (Bohorok)
    • Coffee plantation tour
    • Samosir Island stay
    • Flight from Sumatra to Java
    • Jakarta city tour
    • Local lunch and horsecart village tour
    • Borobudur visit
    • Prambanan temple complex visit
    • Mt Bromo visit
    • Beach time in Sanur
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/guesthouses (15 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Walking, boat, private van, plane, train
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Bohorok National Park and meet the orangutans
  • Watch the sunrise from the top of a volcano
  • Relax on an island resort
  • Learn where famous Sumatra coffee comes from
  • Take the train through the terraced rice fields of Java
  • Visit a Buddhist sanctuary