Indonesia Encompassed Medan to Sanur

Indonesia Encompassed

Medan to Sanur

Hiking
29 days
Medium

Overview

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; Yogyakarta’s volcanic landscapes; Bali’s pristine beaches; and far more than we can possibly get into here. Need more details? Come find 'em. Don’t worry, we’ll wait...

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Medan
Arrive at any time. Welcome to Sumatra's bustling capital, where you'll first get a taste of Indonesia's urban side. There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting, so get out there and explore.
Day 2Medan/Bohorok
Enjoy a city tour of Medan, including a visit to the massive Maimoon Palace. Continue to Bohorok, one of the largest national parks in the world, famous for its orangutan rehabilitation centre.
Day 3Bohorok/Berastagi
Trek through the diverse jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park for a chance to spot wild orangutans, among many other primates. Afterward, continue to Berastagi and enjoy the cooler weather of this picturesque alpine town, with a landscape dominated by two active volcanoes.
Day 4Berastagi
Hike up Gunung Sibayak Volcano for sunrise and take in the stunning view of the valley. Spend the free afternoon getting to know charming Berastagi. Opt to visit a rejuvenating hot spring, explore the surrounding Karo Highlands and villages, and indulge in local delicacies.
Day 5Berastagi/Samosir Island
Depart for the island of Samosir, situated in the centre of one of Southeast Asia's deepest lakes - Lake Toba. En route, stop for a visit at a coffee plantation and learn about the beloved Sumatra blend.
Day 6Samosir Island
Enjoy a free day relaxing or exploring the paradise of Samosir Island, which was formed, along with the lake, by a super volcano eruption almost a hundred-thousand years ago. Venture out to explore the tomb of King Sidabutar in Tomok village and wander past traditional batak houses and rice fields, shop till you drop in the colourful market, or swim in the pristine water to your hearts content.
Day 7Samosir Island/Medan
Soak up your last morning on this peaceful island before driving back to busy Medan. For your final night in Sumatra, opt for a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 8Medan/Jakarta
Fly from Medan to Jakarta and settle into this modern metropolis on the coast of Java. 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 visiting the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and stroll through the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung surrounded by volcanic peaks and tea plantations. Opt to see the angklung orchestra - resonating traditional melodies created by children shaking bamboo instruments.
Day 10Bandung/Yogyakarta
Board a morning train and take in the beautiful scenery on the ride to Yogyakarta, steeped in ancient ruins and culture. On arrival, opt to go on a cycling tour or take in a Ramayana dance performance.
Day 11Yogyakarta
Venture to the Prambanan Hindu temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and wander through the remains of some 244 temples, with some towering out of the rubble. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
Day 12Yogyakarta
Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time exploring the pyramid-like complex, admiring the intricate carvings, and come away with a deeper understanding of Buddhist culture here. Later, enjoy free time to continue exploring Yogyakarta.
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
Start early today (approximately 2:30am) for a pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to Mt Bromo. Watch the sunrise over the crater’s rim, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa. Head back to Ngadas for lunch before exploring more of the village on an included walk. Later, travel to Malang for the night.
Day 15Malang/Sanur
Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur, a serene seaside town on the island of Bali. Spend the afternoon on the beach, and cheers to a beautiful sunset.
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.
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.

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. Borobudur visit. Mt Bromo sunrise visit. Beach time in Sanur. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected). Lake Bratan temple visit. Highlands of Kintamani visit. Mt Batur view. Local Indonesian meal experience. Kerta Gosa visit. Ubud orientation walk. Sasak village visit. Snorkelling trip. Easy trekking in Tetebatu. Sendang Gila Waterfall swim. Free time on the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

28 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 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 for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit with you in buses or on trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Medan
Arrive at any time. Welcome to Sumatra's bustling capital, where you'll first get a taste of Indonesia's urban side. There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting, so get out there and explore.
Day 2Medan/Bohorok
Enjoy a city tour of Medan, including a visit to the massive Maimoon Palace. Continue to Bohorok, one of the largest national parks in the world, famous for its orangutan rehabilitation centre.
Day 3Bohorok/Berastagi
Trek through the diverse jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park for a chance to spot wild orangutans, among many other primates. Afterward, continue to Berastagi and enjoy the cooler weather of this picturesque alpine town, with a landscape dominated by two active volcanoes.
Day 4Berastagi
Hike up Gunung Sibayak Volcano for sunrise and take in the stunning view of the valley. Spend the free afternoon getting to know charming Berastagi. Opt to visit a rejuvenating hot spring, explore the surrounding Karo Highlands and villages, and indulge in local delicacies.
Day 5Berastagi/Samosir Island
Depart for the island of Samosir, situated in the centre of one of Southeast Asia's deepest lakes - Lake Toba. En route, stop for a visit at a coffee plantation and learn about the beloved Sumatra blend.
Day 6Samosir Island
Enjoy a free day relaxing or exploring the paradise of Samosir Island, which was formed, along with the lake, by a super volcano eruption almost a hundred-thousand years ago. Venture out to explore the tomb of King Sidabutar in Tomok village and wander past traditional batak houses and rice fields, shop till you drop in the colourful market, or swim in the pristine water to your hearts content.
Day 7Samosir Island/Medan
Soak up your last morning on this peaceful island before driving back to busy Medan. For your final night in Sumatra, opt for a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 8Medan/Jakarta
Fly from Medan to Jakarta and settle into this modern metropolis on the coast of Java. 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 visiting the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and stroll through the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung surrounded by volcanic peaks and tea plantations. Opt to see the angklung orchestra - resonating traditional melodies created by children shaking bamboo instruments.
Day 10Bandung/Yogyakarta
Board a morning train and take in the beautiful scenery on the ride to Yogyakarta, steeped in ancient ruins and culture. On arrival, opt to go on a cycling tour or take in a Ramayana dance performance.
Day 11Yogyakarta
Venture to the Prambanan Hindu temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and wander through the remains of some 244 temples, with some towering out of the rubble. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
Day 12Yogyakarta
Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time exploring the pyramid-like complex, admiring the intricate carvings, and come away with a deeper understanding of Buddhist culture here. Later, enjoy free time to continue exploring Yogyakarta.
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
Start early today (approximately 2:30am) for a pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to Mt Bromo. Watch the sunrise over the crater’s rim, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa. Head back to Ngadas for lunch before exploring more of the village on an included walk. Later, travel to Malang for the night.
Day 15Malang/Sanur
Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur, a serene seaside town on the island of Bali. Spend the afternoon on the beach, and cheers to a beautiful sunset.
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.
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.

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. Borobudur visit. Mt Bromo sunrise visit. Beach time in Sanur. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected). Lake Bratan temple visit. Highlands of Kintamani visit. Mt Batur view. Local Indonesian meal experience. Kerta Gosa visit. Ubud orientation walk. Sasak village visit. Snorkelling trip. Easy trekking in Tetebatu. Sendang Gila Waterfall swim. Free time on the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

28 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 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 for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit with you in buses or on trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

All prices are indicative only and subject to availability and changes without obligation.

Price

€3,399

Duration

29 days
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