North to West of Sumatra, West to East of Java and North to South of Bali


Sumatra Java Bali Trip, 23D
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INDONESIA DISCOVERY TOUR ITINERARY


Duration : 23 Days / 22 nights
Start / End : Medan Airport / Bali Airport

DAY 01: ARRIVAL MEDAN – BAHOROK.
Upon arrival in New Medan Airport (Kuala Namu Airport), meet your guide then directly depart for Bohorok, located at southern part of Gunung Leuser National Park). Drive for about 4 hours on bumpy road from Medan, capital of North Sumatra. En-route passing through several small towns followed by vast view of rubber and oil palm plantation and some countryside landscapes. Check in at local guest house for accommodation (Non-star hotel). Bukit Lawang Eco lodge or similar.


DAY 02: BAHOROK EXPLORING – TANGKAHAN.
After breakfast then walking through the bank of the river and crossing the river by traditional canoe, walking up the jungle to see the Orangutan on the their feeding time. After feeding the Orangutan trekking through the Leuser National Park. Walking around Leuser National Park is the time to experience many kind of flora and fauna as well enjoy the song of birds and Siamang "The Black Gibbon". At the appropriate time, by motorcycle or jeep to drive to Tangkahan (84 Km). *The directions given below are approximate. Road Conditions, Temporary Road diversions, Local on road events can affect directions! Due to the condition of the road is very bad we will need about 3 – 4 hrs more or less to reach Tangkahan. Upon arrival in Tangkahan then check in to the local lodge. Today we will enjoy the crystal clear water and water fall. Observe the nature wealth of this place, it's floral and faunal life. Back to the lodge and overnight.


DAY 03: TREKKING AT TANGKAHAN JUNGLE.
After breakfast then start Enjoy a range of adventures to suit everybody, from the intrepid explorer to the arm chair adventures. Challenge yourself to trek through dense rainforest, over rugged terrain and across crystal clear rivers. Then have caving where the Skillful guides will lead the way and show you the beautiful stalactite and stalagmite, and take you to small river that runs on the bottom of the cave. Then enjoy Batang Serangan River by riding on inner tubes that have been modified to ensure safety. You will feel like you are dancing on the river swell using inner tube and a safety jacket as well as a helmet.


DAY 04: TANGKAHAN – BRASTAGI.
Today, we do 1 hour elephant ride and trekking through the patrolling zone of the park. At the appropriate time, travel from Tangkahan to Brastagi around 5 – 6 hours. Berastagi is a cool highland area, being the most important fruit and flower producer in North Sumatera. Along the way before Berastagi is the picturesque view of the local farmland planting catch-crops and other plants. Arrival in Brastagi then overnight at your hotel.


DAY 05: BERASTAGI – PARAPAT – SAMOSIR.
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Paraapat. Stop at the magnificent Sipiso Piso waterfall and Rumah Bolon (Long House) the old Palace of Batak Simalungun King en route. Afternoon arrive in Parapat direct cruise on Lake Toba to the island for overnight stay in the quiet town of Tuk Tuk. On arrival direct check-in to local guest house.

DAY 06: SAMOSIR – EXCURSION.
After breakfast excursion by car then visiting several Batak Toba traditional village. Include into the visit today are Ambarita with the stone chairs and table, the execution place of Sialagan Kings. Then to Tomok with its old tomb of Sidabutar Kings. And finally to Simanindo, a place where we can enjoy the Batak Toba traditional dance ( Tor-Tor) and Museum. Afternoon return back to hotel.


DAY 07: SAMOSIR – PARAPAT – PADANG SIDEMPUAN.
After breakfast at hotel then check out. Take ferry return to Parapat then proceed the drive as the highway winds up into Bukit Barisan mountains with panoramic view and a more hospitable landscape of rice fields against a backdrop of a primary forest to Padang Sidempuan with en route stop at Lumban Garga to see a typical village of the Toba Batak tribe, market place in Balige, and Tarutung, a small town located in Silindung Valley, for lunch. Overnight at hotel in Padang Sidempuan

DAY 08: PADANG SIDEMPUAN - BUKIT TINGGI.
Breakfast at hotel. Then continue driving on the same mountain range up to Bukit Tinggi; the cultural capital of the Minang realm and knows far and wide for the canny business sense, ubiquitous, spicy hot cuisine and matriarchal ways, where the eyes are soothed by more rice fields, dotted with neat little huts and bridges by the river. Stop will be made at Usortolang Village to see the remnant of the Mandailing Batak typical houses, Purba Village; being the center of a huge Islamic Koranic school with hundreds of tiny huts, and Bonjol Village where a monument marking the equator. Accommodation at hotel in Bukit Tinggi


DAY 09: BUKIT TINGGI – PADANG – JAKARTA - BOGOR.
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, driving down to the Padang through deep ravines and dense forest across steep fern covered slopes that afford fantastic views of Anai Valley. Then transfer to airport for your flight to Jakarta. Arrival in Jakarta Meet our guide then direct transfer to Bogor area for overnight.


DAY 10: BOGOR - BANDUNG.
Today, our guide will pick you up and start our overland journey in Java island by visiting Bogor Botanical Garden and Zoological Museum. After that continue to Bandung, on the way we will passing the huge tea plantation in Puncak Area, which has beautiful sightseeing "a green view" as well then overnight at hotel in Bandung.


DAY 11: BANDUNG.
After breakfast at Hotel, then visiting Tangkuban Perahu, a smoulderring 2000 m wide, surrealistic volcano 1800 above sea level. Then continued to Ciater Hot Spring with passing through the huge wonderful tea plantation. Here, you will have lunch and possible to take a bath in the hot natural water pool. Afternoon back to Bandung with stop at Padasuka village to enjoy the Angklung (traditional bamboo instrument) performance at Saung Angklung Ujo. Overnight at Hotel.


DAY 12: BANDUNG - JOGJAKARTA ( by train around ).

Early morning transfer to Bandung train station. it takes around 7.5 hours, you will arrive Yogya at 3 - 4 pm


DAY 13: JOGJAKARTA.
After breakfast at hotel visiting the magical temple of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia. It was built in the IX century. This huge Buddhist pyramid is a Buddhism's largest shrine in Indonesia, built in the 9th century. After that visit the center of the Javanese Culture, the Sultan palace. It's just like the Ka'bah for the Moslems. Here you can see the many kinds of heritage of the olden Mataram kingdom which is now become Jogjakarta. From the Palace, we will proceed to visit the factory of handmade batik factory. Here you can still see the clothes are being made manually. Jogjakarta is famous also of it's silver ware which is still, until nowadays made manually. Free program in the afternoon to enjoy the life of the local Javanese friendly people.


DAY 14: JOGJAKARTA - SOLO.
Today you will drive to Solo to visit Mangkunegaran Palace, Triwindhu Flea Market and Radya Pustaka Museum. On the way to Solo, visits the most beautiful hindu temple, Prambanan Temple. Then overnight in hotel


DAY 15: SOLO - BROMO ( drive approx 9 hours in normal period).
After breakfast, then to Bromo with stop to visit Trowulan, which is officially opened in 1987, it was built for the purpose of displaying and preserving the ever increasing number of historical treasures discovered in the vicinity of the old Majapahit capital, Bajang Ratu temple located in the hamlet of Kraton, not far from Candi Tikus, is one of Trowulan's principal attractions. Restored to its present condition between the years 1985 and 1989, the site comprise the remains of an ancient ritual bathing place ( pertirtaan ) dating from the Majapahit period.


DAY 16: BROMO SUNRISE – MADAKARIPURA WATERFALL – KALIBARU.
Morning call at 03.30 AM, start your journey at 04.00 AM by jip 4 WD to enjoy the beauty of nature and the splendid sunrise at Mt. Penanjakan. Then proceed to Mt. Bromo crater through the shimmering sea of sand (horseback riding included). After having breakfast and taking a bath in hotel. at 08.30 AM Proceed to Madakaripura . After arriving in Madakaripura you will be greeted by the fresh air is still beautiful, about 30 minutes you walk to reach the waterfall you will see a very beautiful waterfall and a complement to your holiday after a stopover in bromo. After enjoying the Madakaripura waterfall you will be brought to KALI BARU. from this waterfall to Kalibaru will take time around 6 -7 hours


DAY 17: KALIBARU – KETAPANG.
After breakfast Morning at 07.30 AM we will drive you to Coffee, rubber, cocoa plantation and factory. Afterward drive to Ketapang regency for around 2 hours and Overnight at hotel. Lunch will be served en route at local restaurant.


DAY 18: KETAPANG - IJEN TREKKING – MUNDUK BALI.
At 05.00 o'clock in the morning you have breakfast with coffee or tea before we depart with our 4WD vehicle to Paltuding. We drive through the plantation and rainforest for about 1 hour. Paltuding is the point from where you start trekking to mount Ijen. It takes about an hour trekking - about 3 kilometres - to the top. On the edge of the crater you can enjoy a scenic panorama at Ijen crater lake. Besides, you can see a lot of sulphur miners with a load of arround 80 kilograms on their shoulders walking up the rim and down the slopes of the mountain. After you enjoyed the Ijen crater lake, finish ijen tour aound at 11.00 AM then we drive to Ketapang Harbor to catch Public Ferry boat to Bali. Arrival in Bali drive to Munduk area for overnight.


DAY 19: MUNDUK – BEDUGUL - JATILUWIH – PURA LUHUR BATUKARU - TANAH LOT TEMPLE – UBUD.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out process. Morning drive to visit Ulundanu Temple which is set at lakeside of Beratan with beautiful lake view and hills surround it. It is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it and hills as a backdrop. Then stop by at Local market where fresh vegetables and fruits are sold. Moving to visit Bedugul Botanical Garden or Kebun Raya Eka Karya which is close to the beautiful lake which is called Beratan Lake and Ulun Danu Temple. Then visit the beautiful Jatiluwih rice terraces. Afterward, visit Pura Luhur Batuku on the slopes of Gunung Batukau. Afterward visit Tanah Lot Temple which is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. Afterward transfer to Ubud area for overnight.


DAY 20: VOLCANO & ART VILLAGE TOUR.
A Full day Bali tours to Mt. Batur, well known for its magnificent views. Visit Celuk to observe the gold and silver works, Mas Village to see the traditional local wooden carver, Ubud village the home of Balinese painters, Bedulu with its rock carving at Elephant Cave. In Penelokan you can enjoy the marvelous of the still active Mt. Batur and the beautiful blue Lake Batur. On the way back stop at Gunung Kawi Temple at Sebatu with its impressive holy springs. The last stop is to observe the traditional clothing batik and weaving processes.


DAY 21: UBUD – EAST BALI TOUR – SANUR.
This Bali tour includes a visit to Bona Village the center of the bamboo home furniture industry. Next we move on to Goa Lawah (bat cave) Temple where thousands of bats are hanging on the rim of the cave. Next we visit Tenganan, an isolated native Balinese village where people lived undisturbly by outside influence for centuries. We come across Tirta Gangga the tranquil and ancient bathing pool of the king of the area. We drive through Selat Village to see the very larga Salak (snack fruits) plantation with a beautiful view of the rice fields. Then transfer to Beach hotel in Sanur area.


DAY 22: SANUR FREE PROGRAM.
Today Free at Leisure. You can enjoy hotel facilities, swim on the beach or take optional tour in Bali


DAY 23: SANUR – DEPARTURE.
Free at leisure until appropriate hotel check out time. Then transfer to airport for your flight back home.


The trip arrangement is based on a PRIVATE TRIP. This term of private trip refers to the trip won’t be shared with other tour goers out of you party, let it be for solo traveller or group travellers. The trip is available over the year (based on our booking availability) with a flexible program.


Please notes that propose program are able to be modified to suit your kind interest and convenient. Please do feel free to advise us if you have another idea or thought so we are so please to combine with our YEARS EXPERIENCES in operating those trips.