INDONESIA ROUND TRIP ITINERARY :
DAY 01: ARRIVAL MEDAN – BRASTAGI.
Arrival at the new Medan Airport. Medan is the capital city of North Sumatera, the biggest town in Sumatera. Then we drive to Brastagi overnight. Berastagi is a midsize and cool town on the highland of Karo. Berastagi is an ideal place for refreshing/relaxing. This town is surrounded by towering mountains and a small Karonese village where the local grows fruits and vegetables.
DAY 02: BERASTAGI – PARAPAT – SAMOSIR ISLAND.
After breakfast, we will visit the local market at Berastagi where locals sell and buy fruits, flowers, and vegetables which are plenty in the vicinity of the town. Then transfer Parapat which runs along the northern edge of Lake Toba. Make a stop on a hill where you can see the Sipiso-Piso waterfall, flowing into Lake Toba from a hundred meters in height. The road runs through the fruit and vegetable plantations and pine forests with a beautiful view of the lake. Then you see a long house (Ruma Bolon) Simalungun Batak tribe. After arriving in Parapat, sail by public ferry to Samosir Island.
DAY 03: SAMOSIR ISLAND TRIP.
Today we begin our touring in Samosri. First, we visit Ambarita, the village where you can see the ancient megalithic structures, among them the so-called "table cannibal." The village was an important meeting place for Sialagana King, who, as king, rescued her and restored order in all the villages, and villages Simanindo, which ends at the North end of the island and is known as one of the best villages with traditional houses of Batak Toba. The village is a museum Sidauruk King, there is a chance to see dance performances village of Toba Batak. Next visit to the island Koh Tao and swimming in the serene waters of Lake Toba. Stroll the grounds, visiting souvenir shops. Then check one of the most famous landmarks - the tomb of King Sidabutara, sarcophagus which is more than 200 years. In the afternoon, we drive back to the hotel.
DAY 04: SAMOSIR ISLAND - PARAPAT - MEDAN – JAKARTA.
Check out from the hotel, then sail back by public ferry to Parapat. Proceed back to Kuala Namu airport / Medan Airport for another 4-hour drive. Then fly to Jakarta. Stay at a hotel close to the airport. we stay here to avoid the rush drive and wake up the next day.
DAY 05: JAKARTA - PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING.
Our Guide will take you to the local flight departure terminal, then you fly from Jakarta to Pangkalan Bun (Central Borneo). Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat about 10m by 2m with a roof that forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook, and an expert guide. Lunch is served on the way to Tanjung Harapan, an ex-rehabilitation center for orphaned orangutans, 2 hours away from Kumai. Here the playful and friendly baby orangutans are taught the first stages of finding themselves in the jungle. In the peaceful afternoon, we will slowly explore the quiet river by the klotok while observing the monkeys along the riverside. Overnight on the boat.
DAY 06: ORANGUTAN EXPLORATION (CAMP LEAKEY).
After breakfast, travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey, you will have the opportunity to trek into the rainforest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch is provided on the boat. Afternoon visits to the feeding station to see rehabilitated orangutans are given additional foods. Overnight on the boat or riverside lodge.
DAY 07: ORANGUTAN - PANGKALAN BUN – SEMARANG – BOROBUDUR.
At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport of Pangkalan Bun, then fly to Semarang. Arrival in Semarang Meets our guide and direct transfer to your hotel in the Borobudur area.
DAY 08: BOROBUDUR SUNRISE – DIENG PLATEAU – YOGYAKARTA.
at 04.40 AM walk to Borobudur temple. - on the dark of morning, climb up the temple of Borobudur till the top of Arupadhatu. Wait and see a dramatic and exotic sunrise. Then, with your guide learn the Buddha philosophy by exploring the relief on Borobudur temple back to the hotel for B’ fast. Check out the process then depart to Wonosobo for the Dieng Plateau tour. Arrive at Dieng you will See the active volcanic craters or take in the beauty of the Warna (colored) and Pengilon (mirror) lakes. Afterward, transfer to hotel in Yogyakarta for overnight.
DAY 09: YOGYAKARTA CITY – PRAMBANAN.
Morning Yogya City Tour visiting Sultan Royal Palace, Water Castle (Taman Sari), processing of batik at Batik Home Industry, and processing of silverware at Kotagede. After Lunch (personal expenses), Then in the afternoon, proceed to visit Prambanan Temple then transfer back to your hotel overnight.
DAY 10: YOGYAKARTA – MAKASSAR – TORAJA.
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Makassar. Upon arrival at Makassar Airport, meeting service and then transfer to Toraja by Fully Air-conditioned private Minibus or Car to take a drive-trip to Toraja Land with approximately 8 hours trip taking across the Bugis Village with their typical houses on poles along with the magnificent mountain passes. Lunch will be served at Bukit Indah Restaurant in Pare-Pare, a small port situated 155 km north of Makassar. Late afternoon arrive in Toraja directly check-in at hotel for accommodation
DAY 11: TORAJA TOUR.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will conduct a visit to the royal family tombs at Suaya, the cliffside stone grave with wooden effigies ''tau-tau " on the balcony at Lemo, the baby's graves in the huge tree at Kambira. This way of tombs making is the only one in the archipelago, the Torajan do not bury their corps on earth, but in the stone hole, cave or alike. Before the dead body is placed in such a place, it has to be put in the Tongkonan (the clan house) as they believe that, the dead person would not leave them as long as the body is still at home. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant with a ricefield side view. After lunch, the next interesting place to visit is Londa, the natural cave grave, and Kete Kesu, a traditional wooden carving village and hanging grave.
DAY 12: TORAJA TOUR.
Visiting Palawa, a village with the beautiful scenery of the Toraja family houses ' Tongkonan', and a number of buffalo's horns decorated to the front of their houses, Sa' dan To'Barana, the traditional cotton weaving village, Batutumonga, the highland area And the beautiful landscape of 1355 meters high, which has temperature 17o C in the daytime and lunch will be served in here, Lo' ko Mata, the graves on the rocky slope, Which mean, the hole of the grave seems like an eye. And then trekking from Pana to Tikala, a more fascinating spot that can be seen along the way.
DAY 13: TORAJA – MAKASSAR AIRPORT – BALI.
After breakfast, we drive back to Makassar with a stop en route for lunch and refreshments. Arrive at Makassar Airport in the afternoon for your flight to Bali. Arrival in Bali direct transfer to your hotel close to the airport.
DAY 14: BALI - MAUMERE – MONI.
Transfer to airport for flight to Maumere. Upon arrival meeting service and followed with a transfer to Moni. Visit the villages of Wolowaru, then Lio hill tribes of Jopu and Ranggase; offers fine “Ikat” weaving.
DAY 15: MONI - KELIMUTU – BAJAWA.
Early morning, drive up to the three-colored lake of Kelimutu, one of Indonesia's most mysterious and dramatic sights. The three lakes, set in deep craters at a height of 1'600 meters. Down road to Moni for breakfast, then continue to Ende for its traditional market. Lunch at a local. restaurant, then to Nuabosi, offers wonderful views of the town and Ende Bay. Lunch en route. Proceed to Bajawa with en-route stop at Logo village, which has a collection of rather neglected megaliths. Overnight at a small but clean and comfortable hotel.
DAY 16: BAJAWA WAWO MUDA TREKKING – RUTENG.
After having breakfast, with the local guide, tracking to WAWO MUDA crater and have magnificent panorama around, then the tour proceed to BENA traditional village, see the megalith village and ikat weaving process by the villagers, then back to Bajawa lunch at the local restaurant and in the afternoon visit WOGO traditional village, meet the villagers and enjoy the time with the people there and drive to Ruteng, hotel diner and overnight stay.
DAY 17: RUTENG – LABUAN BAJO.
In the morning visit Ruteng Nature Conservation Park - the home of Ngkiong - the endemic singing birds. Park early in the morning to attend the nature's concert of singing birds (if no rain and strong wind). There is also a newly popped up volcano in the park. Take your chance to have a closer look into it. Drive to Labuan Bajo for overnight.
DAY 18: LABUAN BAJO - RINCA – KALONG ISLAND.
Set sail to Rinca, a safari like island with savannah dominated landscape and home for hundreds or may be thousands of deer, wild horses, water buffaloes, monkeys and of course the top predator - the Komodo Dragon. To explore the island you need to follow the trail about three to five km. After a hot trek on the island get yourself refreshed by swimming and snorkeling or just relaxing on the white sand beach in the neighboring empty isle. Lunch on board. Afternoon set sail to Kalong Island to see the sunset. Dinner and overnight on the boat close to Kalong island.
DAY 19: KALONG ISLAND - KOMODO - LABUAN BAJO.
In the morning follow the trail to reach Banunggulung the former feeding ground to watch the Komodo Dragons. It is about two km one way walking. There is Komodo Nature Park Museum, take your chance to have a look. About mid day return to Labuan Bajo, en route stop at Pantai Merah - the pink colored sand beach - with beautiful coral garden, good for swimming and snorkeling. Lunch on board. Afternoon return to Labuan Bajo, en route stop at one of several occupied islands to visit the home of the seafaring tribes. Overnight at Puri Sari Beach Hotel or Similar.
DAY 20: LABUAN BAJO – DEPARTURE.
Morning free program. Transfer to airport for flight to Bali
DAY 21: BALI FREE DAY
We could provide optional tour in Bali.
DAY 22: BALI FREE DAY
DAY 23: BALI - Next Destination
END OF YOUR INDONESIA ROUND TRIP
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