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Indonesia is a busy place, and not just because its one of the most densely-populated places on Earth. Blessed with rich jungles, imposing volcanoes, and mile upon mile of gorgeous beachfront, its not surprising that 135 million people live here full-time. On this 29-day trip, youll get to experience what they live every day Bandung, which feels more European than some cities in Europe; Yogyakartas volcanic landscapes; Balis pristine beaches; and far more than we can possibly get into here. Need more details? Come find 'em. Dont worry, well wait...

  • Duration: 29 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: AEIE/141553
  • 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

Enjoy some free time in Sanur.
New travellers may join the tour today. You are welcome to join them for an optional welcome dinner in the evening.

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Day 17: Sanur/Munduk

Visit the Lake Danu Bratan Temple and take a walk through the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces before arriving at the guesthouse in Munduk. Enjoy some delicious Balinese cuisine.

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Day 18: Munduk/Kintamani

Drive through lush rice fields and winding mountain roads to Kintamani, then take a dip in the local hot springs.
Arrive in Kintamani with its breathtaking views of Lake Batur and the Batur crater. Take a wander through town and mix with the locals, visit the market, and marvel at the variety of local produce for sale. Stop for lunch at a black sand beach.

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Day 19: Kintamani/Ubud

Opt for a sunrise hike to the top of Mt Batur before travelling to the cultural heart of Bali, stopping for lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Arrive in Ubud in the late afternoon for an orientation walk and some free time.

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Day 20: Ubud

Enjoy a free day to explore exactly what interests you in Ubud. Opt to visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.

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Day 21: Ubud/Candidasa

Visit Kerta Gosa, the historic court of justice, before the journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing.

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Day 22: Candidasa

With more free time here, opt to visit the Tirta Gangga temple or the traditional village of Tenganan, go snorkelling, or relax on one of the secluded beaches along the coast.
New travellers may join today for the Lombok portion of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

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Day 23: Candidasa/Kuta

Take a local ferry to Lombok and visit a Sasak traditional village en route to Kuta.
Arrive at the shores of Lombok and head to a traditional Sasak village. Meet the locals and learn more about their unique culture and way of life. Continue on to Kuta for the night.

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Day 24: Kuta

Enjoy a full day exploring the area around Kuta. Opt for a surf lesson or visit one of the beautiful beaches nearby.

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Day 25: Kuta/Senggigi

Enjoy a spectacular drive through the middle of Lombok. Stop at the Tetebatu community and enjoy an easy trek through the surrounding rice fields led by a local guide. Continue on to Senggigi for the night.

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Day 26: Senggigi/Gili Trawangan

Before heading to the stunning Gili Islands, visit the slopes of the Rinjani Volcano and hike to a waterfall and take a dip in the fresh water. Once at the islands, opt to swim, snorkel, or kick back and relax.
Drive to Senaru. Later, make your way to a secluded waterfall with time for a quick swim.

Drive to the coast and hop a ferry to Gili and settle in for a few days on the islands. The Gilis are paradise incarnate with a tiny population, no cars, and gorgeous white-sand beaches.

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Day 27: Gili Trawangan

Enjoy a half-day snorkelling trip and check out what's living under the sea. The rest of the day is free for exploring. Opt to rent a bike and cycle around the island, visit the shopping area, or try some yoga.

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Day 28: Gili Trawangan/Sanur

Travel back to Bali by boat for a final dinner and farewells.
Spend the final evening with an optional dinner together, reflecting on the adventure under a beautiful Balinese sunset.

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Day 29: Sanur

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Medan city tour
    • Jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP
    • Sumatra coffee plantation tour
    • Jakarta city tour
    • Nglanggeran village homestay
    • Mt Nglanggeran hike
    • Prambanan temple complex visit
    • Borobudur visit
    • Ngadas homestay
    • Mt Bromo sunrise visit
    • Village walk (Ngadas)
    • Beach time in Sanur
    • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program
    • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected)
    • Hot springs and Lake Bratan temple visit
    • Highlands of Kintamani visit
    • Mt Batur view
    • Local Indonesian meal experience
    • Kerta Gosa visit
    • Ubud orientation walk
    • Sasak village visit
    • Snorkelling trip
    • Easy trekking in Tetebatu
    • Sendang Gila Waterfall swim
    • Free time on the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/guesthouses (26 nts), homestays (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 28 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, private van/bus, bike, train, horsecart, boat, walking, local bus, ferry
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the rice field and tobacco plantations of Tetebatu in Lombok
  • Snorkel vibrant reefs and dig your feet into white sand
  • Explore Hindu temples and Buddhist sanctuaries
  • Learn where famous Sumatra coffee comes from
  • Live like the locals in a traditional village