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Best of Sumatra & Java
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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
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: AESJ/143394
  • Starts: Medan, Indonesia
  • Finishes: Sanur, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Medan
  • Sanur

Itinerary

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Day 1: Medan

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Medan/Bohorok

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.

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Day 3: Bohorok/Berastagi

Enjoy trekking through the jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park before continuing to Berastagi, a picturesque hill town.
Enjoy the cooler weather in the hilly resort town of Berastagi.

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Day 4: Berastagi

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.

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Day 5: Berastagi/Samosir Island

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

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Day 6: Samosir Island

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.

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Day 7: Samosir Island/Medan

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

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Day 8: Medan/Jakarta

Fly from Medan to Jakarta and settle into this busy city.
In the evening, there may be new travellers joining the group. Opt to head out for a welcome dinner in town.

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Day 9: Jakarta/Bandung

Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung. Opt to see the traditional angklung orchestra.
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.

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Day 10: Bandung/Nglanggeran

Take the morning train to Yogyakarta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, then transfer to Nglanggeran village for a homestay.

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Day 11: Nglanggeran/Yogyakarta

Enjoy a hike on Mt Nglanggeran before getting a closer look at local life. After lunch in the village travel back to Yogyakarta, visiting the Prambanan Hindu temple complex en route.

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Day 12: Yogyakarta

Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world. Later, enjoy free time to explore Yogyakarta.
Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here.

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Day 13: Yogyakarta/Ngadas

Continue the journey across the agricultural heartland of Java to Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture with a G Adventures-supported community homestay.

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Day 14: Ngadas/Malang

Visit Mt Bromo for a pre-dawn trek and watch the sunrise. Head back to Ngadas for lunch before exploring more of the village on an included walk. Later, travel to Malang for the night.
Start early today (approximately 2:30am) for a pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa.

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Day 15: Malang/Sanur

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

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Day 16: Sanur

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Medan city tour
    • Jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP
    • Coffee plantation tour
    • Samosir Island stay
    • Jakarta city tour
    • Nglanggeran village homestay
    • Mt Nglanggeran hike
    • Prambanan temple complex visit
    • Borobudur visit
    • Ngadas homestay
    • Mt Bromo sunrise visit
    • Village walk
    • Beach time in Sanur
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/guesthouses (13 nts), homestay (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Walking, boat, private van, plane, train
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Bohorok NP and try to spot orangutans and monkeys
  • Watch the sunrise from the top of a volcano
  • Relax on an island resort
  • Take the train through the terraced rice fields of Java
  • Visit a Buddhist sanctuary
  • Experience local culture at a Ngadas homestay