Indonesia in Depth–Sumatra, Java, Bali
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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 observe majestic orangutans. 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
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141824
Starts: Medan, Indonesia Finishes: Denpasar, Indonesia
You will visit
  • Medan
  • Sanur



Day 1: Medan

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


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

Minibus (5.00 hour(s), 100km)


Day 3: Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B)

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

Minibus (6.00 hour(s))


Day 4: Bukit Lawang (1B)

An orangutan rehabilitation centre was set up in 1973 to help orangutans released from captivity to learn the skills they will need in the wild. Once they are released into the wild, they are monitored and still provided with some supplementary food until they're 100% ready to fend for themselves. We visit a platform when they are being fed.

Gunung Leuser National Park is located nearby and a great place to do some wildlife trekking in this large jungle park.

Included Activities:
Orangutan Feeding Platform Visit

Walking (2.00 hour(s))


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

Minibus (7.00-8.00 hours, 160km)


Day 6: Berastagi (1B)

Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.


Day 7: Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)

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

Minibus (8.00 hour(s), 190km)


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.


Day 9: Samosir Island/Sibolga (1B)

Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, finishing at a town on the Indian Ocean on Sumatra's western coast.

Minibus (8.00 hour(s))


Day 10: Sibolga/Panyabungan (1B)

Take in the landscape on another travel day. Break up the journey with an overnight stop in Panyabungan.

Minibus (8.00 hour(s))


Day 11: Panyabungan/Bukittinggi (1B)

Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival after a half-day of travel, including a few interesting stops along the way.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Minibus (5.00 hour(s))


Day 12: 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.


Day 13: Bukittinggi/Padang (1B)

Spend the final evening on Sumatra with the group at a beach hotel in Padang.

Minibus (2.00 hour(s), 30km)


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.



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.

Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))


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

Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))


Day 17: Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

Train (7.00 hour(s))


Day 18: Yogyakarta

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


Day 20: Yogyakarta/Tawangmangu (1B)

Begin the day with an easy 2.5 hr drive. On the way, we have the option of stopping at Prambanan to explore the largest Hindu temple complex in Java by foot. This visit allows for approximately 1.5 hrs of exploration, and anyone who chooses not to visit the temple can visit an art market located near the temple.

Also opt to visit the Sukuh Temple, known as a fertility temple with erotic carvings. From there, walk approximately 3 hrs through small villages and along agricultural land, finishing up at a waterfall. A walk up a staircase ends in the village of Tawangmanggu, where the evening is free to enjoy as you wish.

Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))


Day 21: Tawangmangu/Malang (1B)

Travel to to the second largest city in East Java.

Spend the afternoon checking out the gorgeous parks, bird and flower market, Singosari temple, Jago temple, Kidal temple, or just relaxing with a cup of local tea.

Private Vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours)


Day 22: Malang/Bromo (1B)

Today's drive takes us through the tropical winding landscape of Eastern Java, climbing ever upwards and further out of the heat towards the grandeur of Mt Bromo. Part of the Tengger Calder, the largest volcanic range in the area, Mt Bromo is a distinct site -- it blew its top off completely and is constantly smouldering with white smoke.

Minibus (5.00 hour(s))


Day 23: 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:
Mount Bromo Visit

Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))


Day 24: 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


Day 25: Red Island/Pemuteran (1B)

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))


Day 26: Pemuteran (1B)

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


Day 27: Pemuteran/Sanur (1B)

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 entire island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, quaint scenes of local village life, and eventually passing through the thriving metropolis of Denpasar. We then arrive at our overnight destination on the magnificent beaches of Sanur.

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))


Day 28: Sanur (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • City tour of Medan
    • Visit to orangutan feeding platform
    • Hike between Tangkahan and Bukit Lawang
    • Orientation walks of Berastagi and Bukittinggi
    • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP
    • Mt Bromo sunrise climb
    • Surf lesson
    • Street food crawl
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels (24 nts), surf camp dorms (2 nts, multi-share), local homestay (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 27 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
    • Minibus, local bus, walking, ferry, train, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Discover Javanese culture
  • Encounter orangutans up-close-and-personal
  • Trek in the shadow of Mt Bromo
  • Travel through beautiful rice terraces
  • Chill out on Lake Samosir
  • Hang ten on Java.