20 Days Sumatra – Java – Bali
Day 1 : Medan Arrival – Bohorok
Arrive at Medan Airport. Meet and greet at the airport then drive north westward for about 2½ hours to Bohorok. En route passing through several small towns followed by vast view of rubber and oil palm plantations with some countryside landscape. Arrive in Bohorok, start a soft trekking to see Orang Utan. First walk along the riverbank to the crossing point and cross the river by small canoe to the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. Hike up the hill through the rain forest to see the activities of those illegally captured and young Orang Utans which are trained to return to their natural habitat. Afterwards check in hotel.
Day 2 : Bohorok – Brastagi (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Medan via rubber and oil-palm plantation road then continue to Brastagi – a highland resort with its refreshing weather and magnificent mountain scenery, through some part of the lush tropical rain forest of Sumatra. Reaching Brastagi, visit Peceran – a village with a number of traditional houses that are still being used. Then visit the fruit market of Brastagi. Then check in hotel.
Day 3 : Brastagi – Samosir (B)
Depart for Parapat – a famous lake resort lies on the east shore of Lake Toba. See the slender Sipiso-piso Waterfall drops into the northern tip shore of Lake Toba from hundred meter height. Visit the ancient King’s Palace of Simalungun at Pematang Purba. Proceed to Parapat through the fertile vegetable and fruit farms, pine tree forest and spectacular view of Lake Toba along most part of the journey. Arrive in Parapat, cross to Samosir Island a huge lovely island in the middle of Lake Toba, in 45-minute ferry ride. Arrive in Samosir Island, check in hotel.
Day 4 : Samosir Island Tour (B)
After breakfast, start for Samosir Island Tour by boat. Visit the Tomb of King Sidabutar and Batak Toba Village at Tomok. Then to Ambarita, a traditional village with ancient megalithic furniture in front of the traditional house. Before return to hotel begin the cycling trip to explore more the island.
Day 5 : Samosir – Medan (B)
After breakfast return to Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra which is about 175 km away. En route, first hour pass by several small towns : Pematang Siantar and Tebing Tinggi, and then followed by vast view of rubber, oil palm, cacao plantations and paddy terraces. Arrive in Medan, city tour of Medan. Check in hotel.
Day 6 : Flight to Jakarta (B)
Free at own activities until time to be transfered to airport for afternoon flight to Jakarta with Air Asia. Meeting services upon arrival, then transfer directly to hotel. Rest of the day is free at own leisure.
Day 7 : Jakarta – Bandung (B)
Breakfast at hotel. The overland tour will start this morning with a visit to National Monument, Old Batavia then to colorful harbour of Sunda Kelapa before leaving to Bandung. In Bogor, visit the wellknown Botanical Garden and stop to see the tea plantations at Puncak Pass, then proceed to Bandung for overnight.
Day 8 : Kawah Putih and Ciwidey Tour (B)
A scenic drive to Ciwidey Valley, south of Bandung, to visit the white crater of Mount Patuha, a sulphuric hotspring. Return to hotel in afternoon.
Day 9 : Train to Yogyakarta (B)
After breakfast transfer to railway station for a scenic train to Yogyakarta. Check in hotel for overnight. Rest of the day is free at own leisure.
Day 10 : Borobudur & Village Life (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, spent the day exploring Borobudur Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and discover this majestic Buddhist shrine which often hailed at one of the world architectural masterpiece. Later on visiting near by Mendut Temple and also explore to near by villages to gain insight on local traditions and culture.
Day 11 : Prambanan & Countryside Cycling (B)
After breakfast, drive to Kaliurang, the starting point of the 2-hours cycling trip through the lovely countryside passing tranquil hidden villages, rice fields etc. Later on visit the elegant Hindu shrine complex of Prambanan (UNESCO World Heritage Site), which was constructed in 9th century dedicated to the Hindu Trinity. Also visit Plaosan and Kalasan Temples near by before returning to hotel.
Day 12 : Train to East Java (B)
After breakfast, get on a ’becak’ (three wheeled pedicab) to a vibrant local market to see how local trades and their daily activities. Later on walk on to Sultan’s Palace and visit Tamansari (ruins of Water Palace). If time allows visit some handicrafts centre on the way back to hotel. At around 3pm embark on an executive train to Surabaya. Check in at hotel at old quarter.
Day 13 : Surabaya – Bromo (B)
After breakfast, proceed on a city tour featuring an ancient Chinese Temple, a traditional spice market and take a short stroll in Arab Quarter with its open-air bazaar. Next drive to House of Sampoerna and continue to Tosari. Check in at hotel on the lower slope of Mount Bromo.
Day 14 : Mount Bromo Climbing (B)
Early morning excursion by Jeep/4×4 to Penanjakan viewpoint to see the sunrise (weather allows), drive further down to caldera and walking across sand sea to reach Mount Bromo (Note: pony ride is available with surcharge). Afterwards return to hotel for breakfast and shower before moving on to Kalibaru by way of lovely countryside views. Check in hotel for overnight.
Day 15 : Kalibaru – Ubud (B)
After breakfast at the hotel start for walking around plantation to see many exotic tropical plants i.e. coffee, rubber, nutmeg are grown in the region. Later move onward to Ketapang harbor for ferry to Bali. In late afternoon arrive in Ubud Village, which is recognized as cultural centre of Bali. Check in hotel for overnight.
Day 16 : Cycling Trip (B)
Take in the colorful scenery of Ubud with a cycling expedition. Using new mountain bikes and safety equipment, the cycling trips offer a relaxed, restful way to see beautiful island by venturing off the main routes through little-used paths and secret backroad trails. Visiting remote village communities, discover the warm hospitality of local people, and witness the fantastic panoramic view of terraced ricefields. Return to hotel.
Day 17 : Mount Batur Climbing (B)
For the more experienced hiker, the volcano climbing is a challenge. At night, by torch light, a well-trained guide will master you to hike the still active volcano Mount Batur 1,717 meters above sea level. The reward of this hike is the breathtaking daybreak with the whole of Bali spread dramatically beneath your feet. Afterwards drive to Padang Bai for beach holiday. Check in hotel for overnight.
Day 18 : Free Program at Padang Bai (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day is free at own leisure.
Day 19 : Free Program at Padang Bai (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day is free at own leisure.
Day 20 : Bali Departure (B)
Free at own activities until time to be transfered to airport for flight back home.
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