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Best Of Sumatra & Java

16 Days, Medan to Sanur
Best Of Sumatra & Java

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A staggeringly beautiful land of volcanoes and tropical rainforest filled with all manner of unusual wildlife, the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java call out to expl read more...

    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 15 nights accommodation (Simple hotels/guesthouses (15 nts)).
  • 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner .
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Walking, boat, private van, plane, train).
  • Internal flights.
  • Medan city tour.
  • Orangutan rehabilitation centre visit (Bohorok).
  • Coffee plantation tour.
  • Samosir Island stay.
  • Flight from Sumatra to Java.
  • Jakarta city tour.
  • Local lunch and horsecart village tour.
  • Borobudur visit.
  • Prambanan temple complex visit.
  • Mt Bromo visit.
  • Beach time in Sanur.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 170-225 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
Day 1 Arrive Medan
Day 2 Medan/Bohorok
Day 3 Bohorok/Berastagi
Day 4 Berastagi
Day 5 Berastagi/Samosir Island
Day 6 Samosir Island
Day 7 Samosir Island/Medan
Day 8 Medan/Jakarta
Day 9 Jakarta/Bandung
Day 10 Bandung/Yogyakarta
Day 11 Yogyakarta
Day 12 Yogyakarta/Surakarta
Day 13 Surakarta/Batu
Day 14 Batu
Day 15 Batu/Sanur
Day 16 Depart Sanur
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Places Visited
  • Medan
  • Bohorok
  • Berastagi
  • Samosir Island
  • Jakarta
  • Bandung
  • Yogyakarta
  • Surakarta
  • Batu
  • Sanur
  • DAY 1 Arrive Medan

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Medan/Bohorok

    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Medan - Bohorok 4h 87km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Medan City Tour
    Take in the dynamic city of Medan on a guided tour. Visit a number of highlights, including Maimoon Palace, a 30-room palace built by the sultan of Deli in 1888. Be wowed by the building's interior design and its Malayan, Mogul, and Italian influences. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 3 Bohorok/Berastagi

    Visit the orangutan centre in Bohorok to watch a feeding. After, continue to Berastagi, a picturesque hill town.

    Enjoy the cooler weather in the hilly resort town of Berastagi.

    Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Visit
    Experience a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter. Catch a morning feeding at the Bohorok orangutan rehabilitation centre, and learn all about orangutans from local guides. Take the opportunity to see these magnificent animals in person - it's been described as a truly magical experience.

    Private Vehicle
    Bohorok - Berastagi 7h 163km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Berastagi

    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.

    Sibayak Volcano Hike
    Gunung Sibayak
    Rise before the sun to hike Sibayak - it's a must-do activity! Set out early to catch a remarkable sunrise and take in the stunning views of the valley and countryside. Watch your footing; although Sibayak is one of Indonesia's more accessible volcanoes (2094m or 6870ft), its path can be a bit confusing at times and slippery after the rain.

    Free Time
    Berastagi Afternoon
    Use some free time to customize your tour and experience it your way.

    Optional Activities
    Hot Springs

    Relax in the local hot springs near Berastagi. Soak sore muscles and let all your cares melt away. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Berastagi/Samosir Island

    Depart for the island of Samosir. En route, stop for an included visit to a coffee plantation.

    Private Vehicle
    Berastagi - Samosir Island 5h 188km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Coffee Plantation Visit
    Simarjarunjung Coffee Plantation
    Learn all about your beloved cuppa java. Find out about the history of coffee in the area and hear more about the Sumatran blend. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Samosir Island

    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.

    Free Time
    Samosir Island Full Day
    Get out and explore all Samosir Island has to offer. Free time is yours to use any way you want.

    Optional Activities
    Tombs in Tomok Visit

    Tomok Bolon
    Take a trip back in time and visit the tomb of King Sidabutar in Tomok, a village 5km (3 mi) from Tuk Tuk. Learn about Batak history and the legend of the king. See the monument's ornate carvings, and visit others close by, including another royal tomb said to be used as a fertility shrine. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Samosir Island/Medan

    Private Vehicle
    Samosir Island - Medan 5h 188km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Enjoy a free morning, then drive back to Medan for the final night in Sumatra.

    Free Time
    Samosir Island Morning
    Check a few more things off your list with free time in the morning. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Medan/Jakarta

    Fly from Medan to Jakarta and settle into this busy city.

    In the evening, there may be new travellers joining the group. Opt to head out for a welcome dinner in town.

    Medan - Jakarta 2h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Jakarta/Bandung

    Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung. Opt to see the traditional angklung orchestra.

    A guided city tour will visit the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and tour the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In Bandung, opt to see the angklung orchestra - resonating melodies created when children shake bamboo instruments.

    Jakarta City Tour
    Tour Bandung and see the former Batavia area, where Jakarta began before it grew to its current size. Visit the Sunda Kelapa Harbour - once the main port of the Sunda Kingdom, it's now a bustling port full of Makassar schooners.

    Private Vehicle
    Jakarta - Bandung 3h 150km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Use some free time to make the most of Bandung.

    Optional Activities
    Angklung Orchestra Performance

    Opt to go to the angklung orchestra - a unique musical treat. Be moved by beautiful melodies at this traditional bamboo instrument concert performed by children. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Bandung/Yogyakarta

    Take the morning train to Yogyakarta enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. In the evening, opt to take in a dance performance by the Ramayana Ballet.

    Bandung - Yogyakarta 7h 402km
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Optional Activities
    Ramayana Dance Performance

    Opt to see a Ramayana Dance performance, an Indonesian ballet that is a beautiful form of kinetic storytelling that incorporates the fireball game act and acrobatics. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Yogyakarta

    Drive to a village near Borobudur. Take a tour by horsecart through the village, and enjoy an included local lunch in the village. Later, visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world.

    The small village of Candirejo is a great place to get a taste of life in a local village. Travelling by horsecart, see native customs, traditions, and the agricultural system. Then, spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here.

    Private Vehicle
    Yogyakarta - Candirejo 1h30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Candirejo Village Visit
    Visit Candirejo, a captivating village sitting among vibrant green fields and rainforests. Meet friendly residents, and learn all about ancient traditions and Javanese culture. Take home the perfect souvenir - homemade handicrafts and furniture can be found here, including wonderful pieces made of bamboo.

    Horsecart Tour
    Take a tour by horsecart (known as an andong or dokar) and learn about native customs and traditions.

    Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion
    Take in the stunning artistic and architectural marvel that is the Buddhist Temple complex of Borobudur, a not-to-be-missed World Heritage Site. Learn about its interesting history and restoration; the site lay undiscovered under layers of volcanic ash until 1815, when Sir Stamford Raffles, then Governor of Java, ordered the area to be cleared.

    Private Vehicle
    Borobudur - Yogyakarta 1h 30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Yogyakarta/Surakarta

    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Yogyakarta - Surakarta 2h 30m 65km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion
    Candi Prambanan
    Tour Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple complex in Java. Learn about the temples' history; built between the eighth and tenth centuries, these temples now stand as one of the most outstanding works of Hindu art. View their intricate design, particularly on the Shiva temple.

    Optional Activities
    Bike Tour

    Surakarta 3h-4h
    Hop on a bike and use pedal power to see the sights of Solo. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Surakarta/Batu

    Continue the journey across the agricultural heartland of Java to Batu, a large hill resort surrounded by volcanic peaks on the lower reaches of Gunung Arjuna.

    Private Vehicle
    Surakarta - Batu 9h 300km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Batu

    Visit Mt Bromo, then enjoy a free afternoon with options to visit nearby waterfalls or wander around the village.

    Mount Bromo Visit
    Gunung Bromo
    Visit magnificent Mt Bromo (2,392m), one of the most spectacular sights in Indonesia. Enjoy stunning views and be amazed by the volcano's strange beauty seemingly from another world.

    Free Time
    Batu Afternoon
    Head out and explore Batu. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Batu/Sanur

    Drive from Batu to Malang for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time.

    Private Vehicle
    Batu - Malang 3h 20km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Malang - Sanur 1h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Free Time
    Sanur Afternoon
    Enjoy some free time back in Sanur. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 16 Depart Sanur

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals


    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 170-225 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 15 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.


  10. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

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