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Indonesia on a Shoestring – Sumatra & Java to Kuta
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Get ready to hit the ground running in this 28-day whirlwind tour of Indonesias top sights. We mean that literally, too youll stay active as you hike and explore Berastagi, Sipirok, Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang and more. Recharge with street food crawls and coffee plantation tours, and take the time to get up-close and personal with orangutans and elephants. Experiencing it all with a group of like-minded travellers is the best way to get the most out of this dynamic country.

  • Duration: 28 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 141824
  • Starts: Medan, Indonesia
  • Finishes: Kuta, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Medan
  • Kuta

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Medan

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Medan/Tangkahan (1B)

Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking.

Included Activities:
Medan City Tour

Transport:
Minibus (5.00 hour(s), 100km)

03

Day 3: Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B)

Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park.

Transport:
Minibus (6.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Bukit Lawang (1B)

Gunung Leuser National Park, located nearby, is a great place to do some wildlife trekking through the jungle.

05

Day 5: Bukit Lawang/Berastagi (1B)

Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Minibus (7.00-8.00 hours, 160km)

06

Day 6: Berastagi (1B)

Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.

07

Day 7: Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)

Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba.

Transport:
Minibus (8.00 hour(s), 190km)

08

Day 8: Samosir Island (1B)

Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.

09

Day 9: Samosir Island/Padangsidempuan (1B)

Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night.

Transport:
Minibus (9.00 hour(s))

10

Day 10: Padangsidempuan/Bukittinggi (1B)

Embark on another day of travel, including stops along the way for lunch and a spice garden visit. Enjoy a brief, CEO-led orientation walk of Bukittinggi in the evening.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Minibus (10.00 hour(s))

11

Day 11: Bukittinggi (1B)

Enjoy a free day to go rafting or kayaking, or check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.

12

Day 12: Bukittinggi/Padang (1B)

Travel to Padang and settle in at the beach hotel before enjoying some free time to explore.

Transport:
Minibus (2.00 hour(s), 30km)

13

Day 13: Padang (1B)

Enjoy a full free day in Padang. Opt for a trip to nearby scenic islands.

14

Day 14: Padang/Jakarta (1B)

Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java.

Additional Notes:
Some travellers may be leaving the tour in Padang and others may be joining the tour in Jakarta. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Transport:
Plane

15

Day 15: Jakarta/Cianjur (1B)

Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to teach English to local children. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay.

Additional Notes:
Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. The homestay is located on the outer ring of Cianjur, and accommodation is multi-share.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))

16

Day 16: Cianjur/Bandung (1B)

Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesia's third largest city.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

17

Day 17: Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.


Transport:
Train (7.00 hour(s))

18

Day 18: Yogyakarta

Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.

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Day 20: Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D)

Begin the day with the train journey to Malang. On arrival in Malang, transfer to a private vehicle for about an hour to reach Ngadas.
Upon arrival in the village, meet your hosts and settle into the homestay. In the evening, enjoy a dinner of local fare before gathering at the home of one of the community leaders to learn more about the region's customs and history.

Included Activities:
Ngadas Homestay

Transport:
Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

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Day 21: Desa Ngadas/Bromo (1B, 1L)

After an early breakfast, say good bye to your hosts and explore more of the village on an included walk. Then begin the trek along the Ancestor Trail to Mt Bromo, led by a local guide trained through a G Adventures-supported capacity building program. Opt to hike to the volcano's crater before continuing to the hotel.

Included Activities:
Village Walk
Ancestor Trail Trek
Mount Bromo Crater Walk

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Day 22: Bromo/Red Island (1B)

A pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim is a must, 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.

Included Activities:
Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint

Transport:
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))

22

Day 23: Red Island (1B)

Enjoy a surf lesson in the morning, then use free time to explore the nearby fishing village, do some more surfing or chill out in a hammock.

Included Activities:
Surfing Lesson

23

Day 24: Red Island/Pemuteran (1B)

Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Ferry (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

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Day 25: Pemuteran (1B)

Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.

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Day 26: Pemuteran/Ubud (1B, 1L)

Today's drive is a journey, highlighting the spectacular natural diversity and intense cultural wealth that makes Bali such a sought after destination.

Our journey takes us across the island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, and quaint scenes of local village life. We then arrive at our overnight destination – culturally-rich Ubud.

Included Activities:
Bali Community Training Lunch Program

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00-5.50 hours)

26

Day 27: Ubud/Kuta (1B)

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta.

Transport:
Private Vehicle

27

Day 28: Kuta (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • City tour of Medan
    • Hike between Tangkahan and Bukit Lawang
    • Orientation walks of Berastagi and Bukittinggi
    • G Adventures-supported community homestay (Ngadas)
    • Ngadas village walk
    • Ancestor Trail trek
    • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP
    • Mt Bromo crater walk
    • Sunrise hike to Mt Bromo viewpoint
    • Surf lesson
    • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (23 nts), surf camp dorms (2 nts, multi-share), homestay (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 27 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Minibus, local bus, walking, ferry, train, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Discover Javanese culture
  • Trek in the shadow of Mt Bromo
  • Travel through beautiful rice terraces
  • Chill out on Lake Toba
  • Learn to surf on Java