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...
Meet the orangutans in Sumatra, visit the rice field and tobacco plantations of Tetebatu in Lombok, snorkel vibrant reefs and dig your feet into white sand, explore Hindu temples and Buddhist sanctuaries, learn where famous Sumatra coffee comes from, live like the locals in a traditional village
Plane, private van/bus, bike, train, horsecart, boat, walking, local bus, ferry
Simple hotels/guesthouses (26 nts), homestays (2 nts, multi-share).
Medan city tour. Jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP. Sumatra coffee plantation tour. Jakarta city tour. Nglanggeran village homestay. Mt Nglanggeran hike. Prambanan temple complex visit. Borobudur visit. Ngadas homestay. Mt Bromo sunrise visit. Village walk (Ngadas). Beach time in Sanur. Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected). Hot springs and 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.
Day 23 Candidasa/Kuta (1B)
Take a local ferry to Lombok and visit a Sasak traditional village en route to Kuta.
Day 24 Kuta (1B)
Enjoy a full day exploring the area around Kuta. Opt for a surf lesson or visit one of the beautiful beaches nearby.
Day 25 Kuta/Senggigi (1B)
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 26 Senggigi/Gili Trawangan (1B)
Before heading to the stunning Gili Islands, visit the slopes of the Rinjani Volcano and hike to a waterfall and take a dip in the fresh water. Once at the islands, opt to swim, snorkel, or kick back and relax.
Day 27 Gili Trawangan (1B)
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 28 Gili Trawangan/Sanur (1B)
Travel back to Bali by boat for a final dinner and farewells.
Day 29 Sanur (1B)
Depart at any time.
Day 1 Medan
Arrive at any time.
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.
Day 3 Bohorok/Berastagi (1B)
Enjoy trekking through the jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park before continuing to Berastagi, a picturesque hill town.
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.
Day 5 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)
Depart for the island of Samosir. En route, stop for an included visit to a coffee plantation.
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.
Day 9 Jakarta/Bandung (1B)
Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung. Opt to see the traditional angklung orchestra.
Day 10 Bandung/Nglanggeran (1B, 1D)
Take the morning train to Yogyakarta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, then transfer to Nglanggeran village for a homestay.
Day 12 Yogyakarta (1B)
Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world. Later, enjoy free time to explore Yogyakarta.
Day 12 Yogyakarta/Surakarta (1B)
Drive to Solo (Surakarta), the traditional capital of the old Javanese Kingdom. En route, visit the Prambanan Temple complex, a lavish example of ancient architecture. In the afternoon, opt for a bike tour of the area.
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.
Day 14 Ngadas/Malang (1B, 1L)
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.
Day 15 Malang/Sanur (1B)
Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time.
Day 8 Medan/Jakarta (1B)
Fly from Medan to Jakarta and settle into this busy city.
Day 16 Sanur (1B)
Enjoy some free time in Sanur.
Day 22 Candidasa (1B)
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.