28 days Sumatra Java Bali Tour
(A fantastic overland tour in Sumatra, Java and Bali with visiting all tourism highlights during the trip)
Day 1 Airport – Bukit Lawang
Arrive in the airport at.... We will fetch you from the airport & proceed to Bohorok/Bukit Lawang, the orang utans rehabilitation centre. The journey leads you past the scenic rubber & palm oil plantations. In the afternoon you will arrive in Bohorok. Overnight stay in Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or Rindu Alam Hotel, both are located directly on the bank of Bohorok river.
Day 2 Bukit Lawang/Bohorok - Brastagi
After breakfast, we will walk for around 45 minutes at the side of Bohorok river to the orang utans feeding area. Prior to arrival at rehabilitation centre you have to cross the river by small wooden canoe. Thereafter do a short climbing through the tropical rainforest at the slope of Mt.Leuser until you find the feeding area. It is suggested to have comfortable sportive shoes. At the feeding area you can watch the part ranger feeds the orangutans. The rest of the day you have free program until time for us to depart to Brastagi via Medan. Brastagi is mountain resort in the Karo Highland that surroundings with two active volcanoes, Sibayak & Sinabung. Before we arrive in hotel, you can also make a stop at fruits market. Overnight stay in hotel Grand Mutiara or hotel Sinabung or similar in Brastagi.
Day 3 Brastagi - Samosir island
In the morning you will visit Dokan, a traditional Batak Karonese village. Here you can observe traditional houses of the tribe & daily activities of the villagers. Thereafter we depart to Lake Toba. En route we can stops at the Sipiso-piso waterfall with its splendid view over the lake Toba & resorted Royal Palace of King Purba at Pematang Purba. You can also make couple stops at local farms such as pineapple, ginger & coffee plantations that belong to the local farmers. In the afternoon you will arrive in Parapat at the lake Toba, from where you embark the ferry to cross the lake to Samosir island. Overnight stay in hotel Toledo Inn or hotel Silintong, both are located on the lake side.
Day 4 Samosir - Tour on this island
After breakfast we will make excursion to several Batak Toba villages on this island. First we visit Simanindo village where you can see a performance of traditional Batak Toba dances, then to Ambarita village where you can hear the interesting legend of it megalithic cultural objects & finally to the noble cemetery of King Sidabutar in Tomok. During the excursion you will have a chance to walk & see the way of life of the local Batak Toba tribe. Overnight stay in hotel Toledo Inn or hotel Silintong, both are located on the lake side. Your room has beautiful view to the lake Toba.
Day 5 Samosir island - Padang Sidempuan
After breakfast we cross the lake back to Parapat. Drive along the southern shores of lake Toba with its lovely ricefields and huge Batak graves. On the way you can make a stop at the traditional hand weaving village of Jangga. Here local women make Ulos cloth still in traditional way. At noon we will arrive in Tarutung, centre of the Protestant Batak church. Thereafter we continue driving through the Bukit Barisan mountanical ridge until Padang Sidempuan. Overnight stay in hotel Natama in Padang Sidempuan.
Day 6 Padang Sidempuan – Bukittinggi
The route to Bukittinggi in the Minangkabau Highlands bring you again right through the Bukit Barisan mountainical ridge of Sumatra. It is an remarkable tour in which you will drive through the road bordered on both sides by wall of impenetrable tropical rain forest with up and down windy route. En route you can stop at a nature reserve called Rimbo Panti for observing the charming flora and fauna and herbarium. Bonjol with its equator monument. Dont forget! you just passed through the equator line. Late in the afternoon you will arrive in Bukittinggi in the heart of Minangkabau highlands. Overnight stay in hotel Royal Denai or similar in Bukittinggi.
Day 7 Bukittinggi - city tour
Today we will make a sight seeing in Bukittinggi. Starting with "Fort de Kock fortress", situated on a strategic point of Bukittinggi. Then to the famous "Ngarai Sianok", Japanese cave, museum, the colorful market and the hand weaving village of Pandai Sikat. Afternoon free at your own program to scroll this pleasant and cool city of Bukittinggi. Overnight stay in hotel Royal Denai or similar in Bukittinggi.
Day 8 Bukittinggi Tour
A full day tour to the natural and cultural objects such as: Tabek Patah with its beautiful Panorama, Batusangkar is considered the centre of Minangkabau culture that has some historical remains of stone tablets with ancient Hindu scrip, Pagaruyung is the cultural highlight of the visit with its Buffalo horn shape beautiful Minangkabau palace. Balimbing village that still has some old houses dated back to couple centuries ago. On your return to Bukittinggi, you can make a stop at the coast of Lake Singkarak. Overnight stay in hotel Royal Denai or similar in Bukittinggi.
Day 9 Bukittinggi - Lake Maninjau – Padang
After breakfast we leave Bukittinggi to Koto Gadang the silver village of West Sumatra province. From Koto Gadang, we continue the tour to Embun pagi, a place to enjoy the fresh air mist and beautiful view over Lake Maninjau surrounded by green hills. You can also make a stop at Lawang village famous for its sugar cane products. The processing of sugar cane is still in traditional way. After that we descend to the lake Maninjau passing its 44 curves. Lake Maninjau is one of the most treasured and worth while place to visit in West Sumatra. Free at your own program until time to depart to Padang. You can walk to the surrounding areas or just enjoy the fresh air and beautiful peacefull panorama. In the afternoon we depart to Padang via Anai valley and Anai waterfall. Overnight stay in Hotel Savali or similar in Padang.
Day 10 Padang – Jakarta – Bogor
Today we transfer you to the airport to catch your morning flight to Jakarta. Arrive in Jakarta at...We will fetch you from the airport and drive to Bogor. On the way we will makea short stop at Sunda Kelapa Old Harbour. Overnight in Happy Valley Guesthouse in Bogor.
Day 11 Bogor – Bandung
After breakfast, you do a short walk to the local village to see the daily activities of the local people. Thereafter a tour in Bogor where we can visit the famous Botanical Garden. On the way toBandung we will make a stop at Tea plantation in Puncak.
Overnight stay in Hotel Sukajadi in Bandung. Type of room: Run of the house.
Day 12 Bandung Tour
After breakfast you can make excursion to Tangkuban Parahu crater and Ciater hot Spring where you can swim in the mineral water pools. In the afternoon you can enjoy Bamboo Musical Instrument performance (Optional) at Padasuka. This is a nice performance where adults and children performing music and Sundanese folkdances. Overnight stay in Hotel Sukajadi in Bandung. Type of room: Run of the house.
Day 13 Bandung - Pangandaran.
Today we will depart to Pangandaran beach resort at Southern part of West
Java. En route you can stop at Cangkuang temple in Garut and at Naga
village, a traditional Sundanese village where people of the village is
still following their traditional customs and tradition over centuries. In
the afternoon we will arrive in Pangandaran and proceed to hotel for
overnight stay in Hotel Nyiur. Type of room: Run of the house.
Day 14 Pangandaran - Green Canyon.
Today we will make a tour to Green Canyon to enjoy its magnificent
athmosphere. Boat tour is Optional.Thereafter tour to the villages around
the beach. In the afternoon enjoy your free time to see sunset at
Pangandaran beach. Overnight stay in Hotel Nyiur . Type of room: Run of
Day 15 Pangandaran – Baturaden
Today we will drive to Baturaden in Central Java. En route you can stop at beautifull rice terraced and traditional villages. In the afternoon we will arrive in Baturaden at the
slope of mount Slamat. Overnight stay in Hotel Rosenda in Baturaden.
Day 16 Baturaden - Borobudur.
After breakfast we leave Baturaden for Wonosobo.From Wonosobo we continue
driving up to Dieng Plateau passing richagriculture and spectacular view.
In Dieng, we will visit the Java oldest Hindu temples built around 7th
century, colour lake and Kawah Sikidang to observe volcanic activity from
Sulfur craters springs. In the afternoon drive to Magelang and proceed to
Borobudur complex. Overnight stay in Manohara Guesthouse.
Day 17 Borobudur - Yogyakarta.
Early in the morning, wake take you to enjoy sunrise from Borobudur known
as the one of seven wonders in the word. This temple built in the 8th
century and has the most complete ensemble of Buddhist relics in the
world. It is standing about 40 meters above the ground with 10 terraces,
each smaller then the one below rising to the Great Stupa of Buddha on the
top. Back to hotel for breakfast, check outhotel and depart to Yogyakarta.
Enroute we stop at the nearby smaller temples, Mendut with its huge
Buddha statue and Pawon temple. In Yogyakarta we will do a city tour by
visiting Sultan palace and TamanSari Water Castle. Thereafter free at
your own program to scroll the Malioboro Street. Overnight stay in Eclipse Hotel or Galery Pawirotaman hotel or similar in Yogyakarta . Type of room: run of the house.
Day 18 Yogyakarta - excursion to Prambanan temple.
In the morning we drive toPrambanan temple, the most beautiful Hindu
temple in Java. Thereafter to batik workshop to see the intricate
processing of the Batik cloths, Kota Gede famous for fine Javanese silver
works. In the evening you can enjoy dinner and Ramayana Ballet
(optional). The best performance of Ramayana Ballet is in Prambanan
Amphitheatre (open air). Overnight stay in Eclipse Hotel or Galery Pawirotaman hotel or similar in Yogyakarta.
Day 19 Yogyakarta - Solo - Blitar.
After breakfast depart to Solo where you will visit the Mangkunegara
Prince Palace and Triwindu flea market. Thereafter continue the trip to
Blitar. Overnight stay at hotel Tugu.
Day 20 Blitar - Malang - Bromo.
From Blitar we depart to Malang. Here you can visit the colonial buildings
and make a stop for coffee break and snack at the famous Toko Oen
(optional). At noon depart to Sukapura at the foot of mount. Bromo.
Overnight stay in hotel Lava View in Sukapura.
Day 21 Bromo - Ijen.
Getting up before dawn for the famous Bromo excursion to see the beautiful
sunrise views over mount Bromo and its surroundings. You can climb the
mount Bromo by foot or horse riding (can be hired but on your own
account). It is suggested to wear a jacket as the temperature can be very
low on the top of the volcano. After enjoying the beauty of mount Bromo,
return to hotel for breakfast. Then we drive further to the east to Ijen plateau. Overnight
stay in Arabica Homestay.
Day 22 Ijen Plateau - free program – Lovina.
In the morning you can do a half day hike to the spectacular Ijen Crater
(optional). The sulfuric lake of Ijen reflects eerie colors the
surrounding walls to give an apocalypselike impression. Here you can watch
how local people seeking the sulfur descend into the crater and climb back
up along the dangerous rim with loads of sulfur on their shoulders. At noon we depart to Ketapang harbor from where we embark the ferry to cross the Java strait to Bali. Arrive in Gilimanuk harbor we proceed to Lovina for overnight stay in Aneka Lovina hotel or similar. Type of room: run of the house.
Day 23 Lovina – Ubud
Early in the morning if you like you can do an Optional tour to see dolphin. After breakfast we depart to Ubud. Enroute we stop at Bedugul, Lake Beratan, Git Git Waterfall, Ulun Danu temple, vegetables flowers fruits market, Barutiti and rice terraces at Jatiluwih. Overnight stay in De Munut Cottages or similar in Ubud. Type of room: Standard room.
Day 24 Ubud – excursions
Drive to Batubulan to see the Barong and Kris Dance. Further visit the handicraft villages of woodcarvers and silver and goldsmiths. Then to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) that dates back to the 11th century. At Penelokan-Kintamani you can enjoy the spectacular panorama of mount and lake Batur. On the way back to Ubud we make a stop at Tampaksiring where the royal tombs and holy springs are. Overnight stay in De Munut Cottages or similar in Ubud. Type of room: Standard.
Day 25 Ubud - Tuban in Kuta area
In the morning free at your own program. You can walk through Monkey forest street where a lot of fine galleries is available. In the afternoon we will make tour to 3 different locations. Firstly you will visit the temple at Taman Ayun (beautiful garden) at Mengwi. This temple is surrounded by a moat, was built in 1634 for the Royal family. The next stop is the Monkey forest at Kedaton, where over 500 monkeys of varying sizes inhabit the forest along with numerous fruit bats. Finally to Tanah Lot Temple, which is built on an outcrop of rock just off the coastline and can only be reached by wading across at low tide. When the tide is high, waves thunder around the island and at sunset, the spray and sun weave fantastic rainbows. Thereafter we depart to Kuta. Overnight stay in hotel Aneka Beach or Adika Sari Bungalows in Kuta area. Type of room: standard.
Day 26 Kuta - free at your own program.
No transport and guide. Overnight stay in hotel Aneka Beach or Adika Sari Bungalows in Kuta area. Type of room: Standard.
Day 27 Kuta - free at your own program.
No transport and guide. Overnight stay in hotel Aneka Beach or Adika Sari Bungalows in Kuta area. Type of room: Standard.
Day 28 Kuta area - airport.
Today we transfer you to the airport for your flight to next destination. The end of your fine tour on Sumatra, Java and Bali.
The prices for the above tour are :
2 - 3 persons
4 - 5 persons
6 - 8 persons
High season charge
The prices are already included:
- Overnight stay in above mentioned hotels based on twin share bedrooms
- Daily breakfast
- English speaking guide
- Transportation using an air conditioned car included Fuel
- Driver, his meals & overnight accommodation costs
- Excursions as mentioned in the above itinerary
- Entrance & parking fee
- Permit & local guide to see the orangutans at the feeding area on day 2
- Ticket of ferry Parapat - Samosir island vice versa
- Jeep to Bromo
- Ticket of ferry from Ketapang to Gilimanuk
- Transfer from hotel in Kuta to airport on day 28
- Handy cam fee or camera fee in Bohorok
- Horse riding at Bromo
- Air tickets and airport taxes
- Personal expenses such as tips, donation, drinks, meals, etc
The above tour program is an individual tour. You will travel individually with your own driver and guide. There is no body else in your transportation. You have your own privacy and decide your own time.