Highlights
  • Explore bohorok national park and try to spot orangutans and monkeys
  • Watch the sunrise from the top of a volcano
  • Relax on an island resort
  • Take the train through the terraced rice fields of java
  • Visit a buddhist sanctuary
  • Experience local culture at a ngadas homestay

A staggeringly beautiful land of volcanoes and tropical rainforest filled with all manner of unusual wildlife, the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java call out to explorers searching for something otherworldly. This adventure mixes encounters with endemic animals with visit to coffee plantations, curiously European-like cities, and dramatic landscapes, leaving you off to explore the famous Balinese beaches. Indonesia is like another planet, right here on Earth. Beam yourself up.

Trip Description
Best of Sumatra & Java
 
Destinations
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Itinerary

Day 1 Medan

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Medan/Bohorok (1B, 1D)

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. Included Activities: Medan City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 87km)

Day 3 Bohorok/Berastagi (1B)

Enjoy the cooler weather in the hilly resort town of Berastagi. Included Activities: Jungle Trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 163km)

Day 4 Berastagi (1B)

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. Included Activities: Sibayak Volcano Hike

Day 5 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)

Depart for the island of Samosir. En route, stop for an included visit to a coffee plantation. Included Activities: Coffee Plantation Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 188km)

Day 6 Samosir Island (1B)

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.

Day 7 Samosir Island/Medan (1B)

Enjoy a free morning, then drive back to Medan for the final night in Sumatra. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 188km)

Day 8 Medan/Jakarta (1B)

In the evening, there may be new travellers joining the group. Opt to head out for a welcome dinner in town. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))

Day 9 Jakarta/Bandung (1B)

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. Included Activities: Jakarta City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 150km)

Day 10 Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B, 1D)

Take the morning train to Yogyakarta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Opt to go on a cycling tour, or take in a Ramayana dance performance. Transport: Train (7.00 hour(s), 402km)

Day 11 Yogyakarta (1B)

Visit the Prambanan Hindu temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Included Activities: Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion

Day 12 Yogyakarta (1B)

Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here. Included Activities: Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

Day 13 Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D)

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. Included Activities: Ngadas Homestay Transport: Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)

Day 14 Ngadas/Malang (1B, 1L)

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. Included Activities: Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint Village Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

Day 15 Malang/Sanur (1B)

Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 95km) Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 16km)

Day 16 Sanur (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing
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Apr-27-2019May-12-2019$ 2,389YesSold Out Reserve
May-25-2019Jun-09-2019$ 2,489YesSold Out Reserve
Jun-22-2019Jul-07-2019$ 2,201Yes6 spots left Reserve
Jul-06-2019Jul-21-2019$ 2,589Yes6 spots left Reserve
Jul-20-2019Aug-04-2019$ 2,589Yes10 spots left Reserve
Aug-03-2019Aug-18-2019$ 2,589YesSold Out Reserve
Aug-17-2019Sep-01-2019$ 2,589Yes13 spots left Reserve
Sep-14-2019Sep-29-2019$ 2,589Yes14 spots left Reserve
Oct-12-2019Oct-27-2019$ 2,489Yes13 spots left Reserve
Nov-09-2019Nov-24-2019$ 2,389Yes14 spots left Reserve
Dec-07-2019Dec-22-2019$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
Jan-18-2020Feb-02-2020$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
Feb-15-2020Mar-01-2020$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
Mar-14-2020Mar-29-2020$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
Apr-16-2020May-01-2020$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
May-14-2020May-29-2020$ 2,489Yes15 spots left Reserve
Jun-11-2020Jun-26-2020$ 2,489Yes15 spots left Reserve
Jul-09-2020Jul-24-2020$ 2,589Yes15 spots left Reserve
Aug-06-2020Aug-21-2020$ 2,589Yes12 spots left Reserve
Sep-03-2020Sep-18-2020$ 2,589Yes15 spots left Reserve
Oct-01-2020Oct-16-2020$ 2,489Yes15 spots left Reserve
Oct-29-2020Nov-13-2020$ 2,489YesSold Out Reserve
Nov-05-2020Nov-20-2020$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
Dec-10-2020Dec-25-2020$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
Jan-14-2021Jan-29-2021$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
Feb-18-2021Mar-05-2021$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
Mar-25-2021Apr-09-2021$ 2,389Yes15 spots left Reserve
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Your G for Good Moment: Ngadas Homestay
  • Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Village Walk
  • Desa Ngadas
  • Medan city tour
  • Jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Samosir Island stay
  • Jakarta city tour
  • Prambanan temple complex visit
  • Borobudur visit
  • Mt Bromo sunrise visit
  • Beach time in Sanur
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportWalking, boat, private van, plane, train
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 15, Avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Simple hotels/guesthouses (14 nts), homestay (1 nts, multi-share).
We will be travelling through areas where cold water showers are the accepted norm. Hot water facilities are often unreliable even when they are available. In keeping with our authentic tours, many of our hotels will not have hot water showers.
Start City
Medan
End City
Sanur
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. COMBO TRIP Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. 2. RAMADAN According to the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between May 5th and June 4th, 2019. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-Muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice may be limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets. Indonesian cooking contains fermented shrimp paste (terasi) as a basic ingredient. Although there are many vegetarian options available, please be specific when ordering food, as often a little chicken is included with most dishes.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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