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Indonesia on a Shoestring – Sumatra & Java to Kuta
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Until Feb 18 From Feb 18

Get ready to hit the ground running in this 27-day whirlwind tour of Indonesias top sights. We mean that literally, too youll stay active as you hike and explore Berastagi, Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang and more. Get to know the locals with a G Adventures-supported community homestay, trek to might Mount Bromo, and make waves with a surf lesson on Java. Beyond that, doing it all with a group of like-minded travellers is the best way to get the most out of this outstanding and special place.

  • Duration: 27 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: AEID.B/201391
  • Starts: Medan, Indonesia
  • Finishes: Kuta, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Medan
  • Tangkahan
  • Bukit Lawang
  • Berastagi
  • Samosir Island
  • Padangsidempuan
  • Bukittinggi
  • Padang
  • Jakarta
  • Cianjur
  • Bandung
  • Yogyakarta
  • Desa Ngadas
  • Bromo
  • Red Island
  • Pemuteran
  • Kuta

Itinerary

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Day 1: Medan

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Medan/Tangkahan

Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking.

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Day 3: Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang

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

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Day 4: Bukit Lawang

Opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP.
Gunung Leuser National Park, located nearby, is a great place to do some wildlife trekking through the jungle.

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Day 5: Bukit Lawang/Berastagi

Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.

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Day 6: Berastagi

Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.

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Day 7: Berastagi/Samosir Island

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

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Day 8: Samosir Island

Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.

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Day 9: Samosir Island/Padangsidempuan

Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night.

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Day 10: Padangsidempuan/Bukittinggi

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.

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Day 11: Bukittinggi

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.

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Day 12: Bukittinggi/Padang

Travel to Padang and settle in at the beach hotel before enjoying some free time to explore.

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Day 13: Padang

Enjoy a full free day in Padang. Opt for a trip to nearby scenic islands.

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Day 14: Padang/Jakarta

Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java.

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Day 15: Jakarta/Cianjur

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.

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Day 16: Cianjur/Bandung

Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung, then take some time to explore independently.
Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesia's third largest city.

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Day 17: Bandung/Yogyakarta

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

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Day 18: Yogyakarta

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

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Day 19: Yogyakarta

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

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Day 20: 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.
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.

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Day 21: Desa Ngadas/Bromo

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.

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Day 22: Bromo/Red Island

Enjoy an early morning hike to a viewpoint to take in the the enchanting moonscape of Mt Bromo as the sun rises, then travel to a sweet surf camp on the beach.
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.

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Day 23: Red Island

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.

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Day 24: Red Island/Pemuteran

Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park.

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Day 25: Pemuteran

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

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Day 26: Pemuteran/Kuta

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Explore Kuta with some free time.
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 – popular Kuta beach.

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Day 27: Kuta

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • City tour of Medan
    • Hike between Tangkahan and Bukit Lawang
    • Orientation walks of Berastagi, Bukittinggi, and Bandung
    • G Adventures-supported community homestay (Ngadas)
    • Ngadas village walk
    • Ancestor Trail trek
    • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP
    • Mt Bromo crater walk
    • Sunrise hike to Mt Bromo viewpoint
    • Surf lesson
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (22 nts), surf camp dorms (2 nts, multi-share), homestay (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 25 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Minibus, private vehicle, walking, ferry, train, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Discover Javanese culture
  • Trek in the shadow of Mt Bromo
  • Travel through beautiful rice terraces
  • Chill out on Lake Toba
  • Learn to surf on Java