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Indonesia Encompassed

Medan to Sanur

Indonesia Encompassed

Hiking
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Start: Medan
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End: Sanur

Indonesia is a busy place, and not just because it’s one of the most densely-populated places...

Activity
Hiking
LocationMedan to Sanur
Duration29 days
Start / EndMedan / Sanur
Tour operatorG Adventures

Medan to Sanur

Indonesia Encompassed

Hiking·
29 days·G Adventures
Start: Medan
·
End: Sanur

Description

Indonesia is a busy place, and not just because it’s one of the most densely-populated places on Earth. Blessed with rich jungles, imposing volcanoes, and mile upon mile of gorgeous beachfront, it’s not surprising that 135 million people live here full-time. On this 29-day trip, you’ll get to experience what they live every day – Bandung, which feels more European than some cities in Europe; Yo...

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Itinerary

Day 1Medan
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Medan/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.
Day 3Bohorok/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.
Day 4Berastagi
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.
Day 5Berastagi/Samosir Island
Depart for the island of Samosir. En route, stop for an included visit to a coffee plantation.
Day 6Samosir 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.
Day 7Samosir Island/Medan
Enjoy a free morning, then drive back to Medan for the final night in Sumatra.
Day 8Medan/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.
Day 9Jakarta/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.
Day 10Bandung/Yogyakarta
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.
Day 11Yogyakarta
Visit the Prambanan Hindu temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
Day 12Yogyakarta
Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, enjoy free time to explore Yogyakarta. Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here.
Day 13Yogyakarta/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.
Day 14Ngadas/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.
Day 15Malang/Sanur
Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time.
Day 16Sanur
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.
Day 17Sanur/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.
Day 18Munduk/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.
Day 19Kintamani/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.
Day 20Ubud
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.
Day 21Ubud/Candidasa
Visit Kerta Gosa, the historic court of justice, before the journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing.
Day 22Candidasa
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.
Day 23Candidasa/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.
Day 24Kuta
Enjoy a full day exploring the area around Kuta. Opt for a surf lesson or visit one of the beautiful beaches nearby.
Day 25Kuta/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.
Day 26Senggigi/Gili Trawangan
Before heading to the stunning Gili Islands, visit the slopes of the Rinjani Volcano and hike to a secluded waterfall and take a dip in the fresh water. Once at the islands, opt to swim, snorkel, or kick back and relax. Drive to the coast and hop on 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.
Day 27Gili 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.
Day 28Gili 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.
Day 29Sanur
Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Simple hotels/guesthouses (27 nts), homestays (1 nts, multi-share).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Ngadas Homestay, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Village Walk, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud Your Wellness Moment: Local Hot Springs Visit, Kintamani Your Discover Moment: Ubud. Medan city tour. Jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP. Sumatra coffee plantation tour. Jakarta city tour. Prambanan temple complex visit. Borobud... Read more

Meals Included

28 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended ... Read more
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