Keep your energy up – you’ll need it on this 34-day tour of Sumatra, Java, and Bali. But with an itinerary like this one, it’ll be easy. Hike and explore Berastagi, Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang, and more, along with time to recharge and relax on the calming beaches of Bali. Discover new flavours on street food crawls, and take in epic vistas when you trek around Mount Bromo. There’s lots to do here – culture, parties, and otherwise – so get ready to meet some other like-minded travellers and explore.
Day 1 Medan
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Medan/Tangkahan (1B)
Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking.
Day 3 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B)
Travel€ross bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park.
Day 4 Bukit Lawang (1B)
Opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP.
Day 5 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi (1B)
Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.
Day 6 Berastagi (1B)
Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.
Day 7 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)
Travel to the world’s largest volcano lake, Lake Toba.
Day 8 Samosir Island (1B)
Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.
Day 9 Samosir Island/Padangsidempuan (1B)
Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night.
Day 10 Padangsidempuan/Bukittinggi (1B)
Embark on another day of travel, including stops along the way for lunch and a spice garden visit. Enjoy a brief, CEO-led orientation walk of Bukittinggi in the evening.
Day 11 Bukittinggi (1B)
Enjoy a free day to check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.
Day 12 Bukittinggi/Padang (1B)
Travel to Padang and settle in at the beach hotel before enjoying some free time to explore.
Day 13 Padang (1B)
Enjoy a full free day in Padang. Opt for a trip to nearby scenic islands.
Day 14 Padang/Jakarta (1B)
Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java.
Day 15 Jakarta/Cianjur (1B)
Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to visit a tea plantation. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay.
Day 16 Cianjur/Bandung (1B)
Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung, then take some time to explore independently.
Day 17 Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)
Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.
Days 18-19 Yogyakarta
Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
Day 20 Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D)
Continue the journey€ross 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 21 Desa Ngadas/Bromo (1B, 1L)
After an early breakfast, say good bye to your hosts and explore more of the village on an included walk. Then begin the trek along the Ancestor Trail to Mt Bromo, led by a local guide trained through a G Adventures-supported capacity building program. Opt to hike to the volcano’s crater before continuing to the hotel.
Day 22 Bromo/Red Island (1B)
Enjoy an early morning hike to a viewpoint to take in the the enchanting moonscape of Mt Bromo as the sun rises, then travel to a sweet surf camp on the beach.
Day 23 Red Island (1B)
Enjoy a surf lesson in the morning, then use free time to explore the nearby fishing village, do some more surfing or chill out in a hammock.
Day 24 Red Island/Pemuteran (1B)
Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax.
Day 25 Pemuteran (1B)
Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
Day 26 Pemuteran/Kuta (1B)
Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Explore Kuta with some free time.
Day 27 Kuta (1B)
Spend a free day in Kuta. Opt to take a surf lesson, explore the shops, chill out on the beach, or head to one of the nearby towns.
Day 28 Kuta/Kubutambahan (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to Kubutambahan, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, and stop for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program en route. Settle in to the charming guesthouse for the evening.
Day 29 Kubutambahan (1B, 1D)
Try your hand at Balinese cuisine with an included cooking lesson. Opt to trek around the village, visit a waterfall or swim in a natural spring, or check out a nearby dragon fruit farm.
Day 30 Kubutambahan/Ubud (1B)
Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax. Later, travel to cultural Ubud, visiting the picturesque Gitgit waterfall en route.
Day 31 Ubud (1B)
Check out the monkey forest before exploring more of Ubud with free time. Opt to take a yoga class, get a massage, or visit the numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.
Day 32 Ubud/Gili Trawangan (1B)
Transfer to Padang Bai and catch a fast boat to the laid-back island of Gili Trawangan. Beautiful Gili T is home to clear waters and an assortment of beachfront bars, and – best of all – the island doesn’t allow motorized vehicles. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore.
Day 33 Gili Trawangan (1B)
Spend another day in paradise. Chill out at a cafÉ, rent a bike and cruise around, or just kick back and relax on the beach. This evening, enjoy a final night out with the group.
Day 34 Gili Trawangan (1B)
Depart at any time.
Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bali? Book the Bali Express post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.
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