INDONESIA ROUND TRIP 23 DAYS
Destination : North Sumatra, Borneo Orangutan, Yogyakarta, Toraja, Flores and Bali
Kindly be informed that our Round trip packages contains main tourist attractions in several islands, as you might be aware that Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. The mode of transportation to reach one island to another is by airplane. The public ferry boat only connect the two island adjacent.
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 for overnight. Berastagi, a midsize and cool town on the highland of Karo. Berastagi is an ideal place for refreshing / relax. This town is surrounded by towering mountains, and small Karonese village where the local grows fruits and vegetables.
DAY 02: BERASTAGI – PARAPAT – SAMOSIR ISLAND.
After breakfast we will visit local market at Berastagi where locals sell and buy fruits, flowers, and vegetables which are plenty on the vicinity of the town. Then transfer Parapat that runs along the northern edge of Lake Toba. Make stop on a hill where you can see Sipiso-Piso waterfall, flowing into Lake Toba from hundred meters 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 villages 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 see dance performances village 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 hotel.
DAY 04: SAMOSIR ISLAND - PARAPAT - MEDAN – JAKARTA.
Check out from 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 hotel close to the airport. we stay here to avoid rush drive and wake in the next day.
DAY 05: JAKARTA - PANGKALAN BUN – TANJUNG PUTING.
Our Guide will take you to the local flights departure terminal, then you fly Jakarta to Pangkalan Bun (Central Borneo) by Trigana Air at 09.50 – 11.00. Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport, you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat about 10m by 2m with a roof which 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 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 in fending themselves in the jungle. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe 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 opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. Overnight on the boat.
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 Meet our guide and direct transfer to your hotel in 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 learning the Buddha philosophy by exploring the relieve on Borobudur temple back to hotel for B’ fast. Check out process then depart to Wonosobo for Dieng Plateau tour. Arrive at Dieng you will See the active volcanic craters or take in the beauty of the Warna (coloured) and Pengilon (mirror) lakes. Afterward transfer to hotel in Yogyakrta 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 for overnight.
DAY 10: YOGYAKARTA – MAKASSAR – TORAJA.
Morning transfer to 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 appproximately 8 hours trip taking across the Bugis Vilage with their typical houses on poles along the magnificent mountain passes. Lunch will be served at Bukit Indah Restaurant in Pare-Pare, a small port situated 155 kms north of Makassar. Late afternoon arrive in Toraja directly check-in at hotel for accommodation
DAY 11: TORAJA TOUR.
After breakfast at hotel, we will conduct a visit to the royal family tombs at Suaya, the cliff side 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 on the stone hole, cave or alike. Before the died body placed in such place, it has to be put in the Tongkonan (the clan house) as they believe that, the died person would not leaving them as long as the body is still at home. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant with ricefield side view. After lunch, the next interesting place to visit are Londa, the natural cave grave, and Kete Kesu, 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, more fascinating spot that can be seen along the way.
DAY 13: TORAJA – MAKASSAR AIRPORT – BALI.
After breakfast we drive back Makassar with stop en route for lunch and refreshment. Arrive Makassar Airport in the afternoon for your flight to Bali. Arrival in Bali direct transfer to your hotel close to 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 Wogo 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