Indonesia Adventure – Sumatra, Java & Bali

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  • Itinerary
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Keep your energy up – you’ll need it on this 34-day tour of Sumatra, Java, and Bali. But with an itinerary like this one, it’ll be easy. Hike and explore Berastagi, Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang, and more, along with time to recharge and relax on the calming beaches of Bali. Discover new flavours on street food crawls, and take in epic vistas when you trek around Mount Bromo. There’s lots to do here – culture, parties, and otherwise – so get ready to meet some other like-minded travellers and explore.

Highlights
  • Visit the small jungle community of Tangkahan
  • jump into the waters of the world's largest volcano lake
  • tour the floating villages of Cianjur via Bogor and stay in a local homestay
  • explore the sprawling city of Bandung
  • trek along the Ancestor Trail to Mount Bromo
  • stay a night in a Tengger farming community homestay
  • learn about local cuisine with a cooking demo
Meals Included
33 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Private vehicle, local bus, local train, walking, ferry, boat.
Accommodation
Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (27 nts), surf camp dorms (2 nts, multi-share), homestays (2 nts, multi-share), guesthouse (2 nts, multi-share).
Destinations
  • Indonesia
  • Asia
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings
  • Basic
  • 3 - Average
  • New Trips
  • Planeterra Project
  • Small Group
Day 1: Medan

Arrive at any time.

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.

Day 3: Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang

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

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.

Day 5: Bukit Lawang/Berastagi

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

Day 6: Berastagi

Opt to hike a volcano or go on a Berastagi City Tour.

Day 7: Berastagi/Samosir Island

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

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.

Day 9: Samosir Island/Padangsidempuan

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

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.

Day 11: Bukittinggi

Enjoy a free day to check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.

Day 12: Bukittinggi/Padang

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

Day 13: Padang

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

Day 14: Padang/Jakarta

Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java.

Day 15: Jakarta/Cianjur

Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to visit a tea plantation. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay.

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.

Day 17: Bandung/Yogyakarta

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

Day 18: Yogyakarta

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

Day 19: Yogyakarta

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Day 24: Red Island/Pemuteran

Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax.

Day 25: Pemuteran

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

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.

Day 27: Kuta

Spend a free day in Kuta. Opt to explore the shops, chill out on the beach, or head to one of the nearby towns.

Learn to surf by pre-booking the Half Day Surf Class extra when booking your tour.

Day 28: Kuta/Kubutambahan

Travel to Kubutambahan, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, and stop for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program en route. Settle in to the charming guesthouse for the evening.

Day 29: Kubutambahan

Try your hand at Balinese cuisine with an included cooking lesson. Opt to trek around the village, visit a waterfall or swim in a natural spring, or check out a nearby dragon fruit farm.

Day 30: Kubutambahan/Ubud

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax. Later, travel to cultural Ubud, visiting the picturesque Gitgit waterfall en route.

Day 31: Ubud

Check out the monkey forest before exploring more of Ubud with free time. Opt to take a yoga class, get a massage, or visit the numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.

Day 32: Ubud/Gili Trawangan

Transfer to Padang Bai and catch a fast boat to the laid-back island of Gili Trawangan. Beautiful Gili T is home to clear waters and an assortment of beachfront bars, and – best of all – the island doesn't allow motorized vehicles. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore.

Day 33: Gili Trawangan

Spend another day in paradise. Chill out at a café, rent a bike and cruise around, or just kick back and relax on the beach. This evening, enjoy a final night out with the group.

Day 34: Gili Trawangan

Depart at any time.

Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bali? Book the Bali Express post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ngadas Homestay, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Village Walk, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Ancestor Trail Trek, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson, Red Island
  • City tour of Medan
  • Orientation walks of Berastagi, Bukittinggi, and Bandung
  • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP
  • Mt Bromo crater walk
  • Sunrise hike to Mt Bromo viewpoint
  • Cooking class (Kubutambahan)
  • Git Git waterfall visit
  • Monkey Forest visit
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Meals:33 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
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