Indonesia in Depth—Sumatra, Java, Bali

28 days,Medan to Sanur

Discover Javanese culture, explore thriving cities, encounter elephants and orangutans up close and personal, trek in the shadow of Mt Bromo, snap photos of beautiful rice terraces, sip coffee at plantations, relax on sandy beaches, chill out on Lake Samosir.

Get ready to hit the ground running in this 28-day whirlwind tour of Indonesia’ top sights. We mean that literally, too – you’ll 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.

What's Included

  • City tour of Medan. Visit to orangutan feeding platform. Hike between Tangkahan and Bukit Lawang. Trek down to Maninjau. Orientation walks of Berastagi, Sipirok and Bukittinggi. Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP. Climb up Mt Bromo at sunrise. Visit to Kalibaru coffee plantation. Street food crawl. Internal flight.
  • 27 breakfasts. (Allow USD500-750 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (26 nts), local homestay (1 nt).
  • Minibus, local bus, walking, ferry, train, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.

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Day 1 Medan

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Bukit Lawang (2B)

Tour Medan in the morning of Day 2, visiting Maimoon Palace, the Great Mosque and the Vihara Gunung Timur temple. In Bukit Lawang, visit the orangutan viewing platform, and opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park.

Day 4-5 Tangkahan (2B)

Traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to participate in an elephant feeding session, go hiking or ride an elephant.

Day 6-7 Berastagi (2B)

Hike from Tangkahan to Bukit Lawang, then continue by bus to Berastagi. Orientation walk upon arrival. Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.

Day 8-9 Samosir Island (2B)

Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba. Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.

Day 10 Sipirok (1B)

Stop off at local villages visiting weavers and a markets en route to this beautiful hilltop town surrounded by rice fields and mountains, and enjoy an orientation walk.

Day 11-12 Bukittinggi (2B)

Orientation walk upon arrival after a long travel day with a few stops to break up the journey. Free day to go rafting, kayaking, visit Sianok Canyon or check out the Japanese Caves built during World War II.

Day 13 Maninjau (1B)

Transfer down to the beautiful crater lake of Maninjau. Enjoy the slow pace of life and do not miss the sunset!

Day 14-15 Jakarta (2B)

Transfer to Padang, and take a flight to Jakarta. Plenty of time to explore the thriving capital of Indonesia, perhaps on an optional guided city tour. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO.

Day 16 Cianjur (1B)

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

Day 17 Bandung (1B)

Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung then explore independently.

Day 18-20 Yogyakarta (3B)

Take a scenic train trip to Yogyakarta, then there is plenty of time to visit local sights such as the Borobudur temple complex and Mt Merapi. Get out and explore this bustling city.

Day 21 Tawangmangu (1B)

Enjoy an optional stop to explore the Prambanan temples, opt to continue on to the Sukuh Temple to begin a beautiful walk through small villages and farms to Tawangmangu.

Day 22 Malang (1B)

Take a scenic journey to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

Day 23 Mt Bromo (1B)

Get up early to have the chance to view the enchanting moonscape of Mt Bromo.

Day 24 Kalibaru (1B)

Journey to the famous Indonesian coffee plantations of Kalibaru.

Day 25-26 Pemuteran (2B)

Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park. Opt to take a snorkelling trip to Menjangan Island.

Day 27 Sanur (1B)

Travel to Sanur via hot springs and pristine cascades before enjoying a final night out with the group.

Day 28 Sanur (1B)

Depart at any time.

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