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.
Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking.
Medan City Tour
Minibus (5.00 hour(s), 100km)
Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park.
Minibus (6.00 hour(s))
Gunung Leuser National Park, located nearby, is a great place to do some wildlife trekking through the jungle.
Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.
Minibus (7.00-8.00 hours, 160km)
Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.
Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba.
Minibus (8.00 hour(s), 190km)
Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.
Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night.
Minibus (9.00 hour(s))
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.
Minibus (10.00 hour(s))
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.
Travel to Padang and settle in at the beach hotel before enjoying some free time to explore.
Minibus (2.00 hour(s), 30km)
Enjoy a full free day in Padang. Opt for a trip to nearby scenic islands.
Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java.
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.
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.
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.
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesia's third largest city.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.
Train (7.00 hour(s))
Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
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.
Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
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.
Ancestor Trail Trek
Mount Bromo Crater Walk
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.
Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
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.
Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park.
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Ferry (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
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.
Bali Community Training Lunch Program
Private Vehicle (5.00-5.50 hours)
Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta.
Depart at any time.
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Trip Name: Indonesia on a Shoestring – Sumatra & Java to Kuta
Duration: 28 Days
From Price: 1784
Trip Code: 141824
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