Best of Sumatra & Java

Classic, Medan to Sanur

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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 encounters with endemic animals with visit to 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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ngadas Homestay, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Village Walk, Desa Ngadas
  • Medan city tour
  • Jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Samosir Island stay
  • Jakarta city tour
  • Prambanan temple complex visit
  • Borobudur visit
  • Mt Bromo sunrise visit
  • Beach time in Sanur
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore bohorok national park 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

Itinerary

Day 1 Medan Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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. Additional Notes: Please note that on today’s drive, road conditions can be poor and the route can be winding. Make sure to bring motion sickness medication if you are prone to motion sickness. Included Activities: Medan City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 87km)
Day 3 Bohorok/Berastagi (1B) Enjoy the cooler weather in the hilly resort town of Berastagi. Additional Notes: Please note that on today’s drive, road conditions can be poor and the route can be winding. Make sure to bring motion sickness medication if you are prone to motion sickness. Included Activities: Jungle Trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 163km)
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
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)
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.
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)
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))
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)
Day 10 Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B) Take the morning train to Yogyakarta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Opt to go on a cycling tour, or take in a Ramayana dance performance. Transport: Train (7.00 hour(s), 402km)
Day 11 Yogyakarta (1B) Visit the Prambanan Hindu temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Included Activities: Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion
Day 12 Yogyakarta (1B) Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here. Included Activities: Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 13 Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Ngadas Homestay Transport: Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
Day 14 Ngadas/Malang (1B, 1L) 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. Included Activities: Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint Village Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 15 Malang/Sanur (1B) Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 95km) Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 16km)
Day 16 Sanur (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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