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Asia-Planet  >  Indonesia  >  Indonesia Tours  >  16 days the best of Indonesia

16 days the best of Indonesia
Itinerary (Medan - Bukit Lawang - Brastagi – Samosir island - Lake Toba - Medan - Jakarta - Yogyakarta - Borobudur - Kota Gede - Prambanan - Markassar - Toraja - Bali - Kintamani - Besakih Temple - klungkung- Sanur - Bali / Denpasar)

INDONESIA OVERLAND TOUR PACKAGE : Choosing this package is having a wise overview of the Indonesian archipelago. You start your trip with an immersion in the jungle of Sumatra and its famous orangutans, jumping in the same time in the deeper understanding of Sumatran culture. Afterwards, you set up to the Samosir Island and its Batak tribes, known also for their specificities and strong old traditions. You continue this trail having a few days’ stops in the bustling cities of Jakarta and Yogyakarta, where you will visit the UNESCO Heritage site of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia, as well as the Hindu Complex of Prambanan Temples. Then you head to another atmosphere flying to Makassar in South Sulawesi, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Toraja, this tribe is such an experience, remaining conservative in term of traditions and believing living in remote areas. You finally end up your journey in Bali, discovering through some highlights the secrets of Balinese Hinduism.

Private tour: Daily departure everyday from Medan withEnglish/German/French Speaking guides
   

Day  1
ARRIVAL MEDAN – TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL (30 KM/4HR) (-/-/-)
Arrive at Kuala Namu, Medan International airport, meet and greets by our local guide who will then directly take you on the city tour visiting the palace of Sultan Deli-Maimoon, the historical grand mosque "Mesjid Raya", built in 1906 which is the largest in town. Browse for antique at Kesawan Street in the old colonial part of the town. You will feel the Dutch colonial architectural touch in buildings like the post office and Medan City Hall. Afterward we proceed to your hotel for check in then enjoy the rest of the day free at your own leisure.
Accommodation at TIARA HOTEL MEDAN 3* + (Deluxe Room)/ ARYADUTA MEDAN 4* (Deluxe Room)

Day  2
MEDAN – BUKIT LAWANG – MEDAN (170 KM/11 HRS) (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Early breakfast at the hotel
Early morning (latest 7 am) we drive to Bukit Lawang/Bohorok for about 4 hours depending on the traffic, passing through Binjai and some small towns. En route stops at of rubber, oil palm and cacao plantations with some countryside landscape.
Proceed to visit Orang Utan Feeding Site , walk along the Bohorok riverbank to the crossing point and crossover the river by small canoe to the Orang Utan Station. Watch the orangutan at the feeding site (subject to the availability), We continue the trekking for about 2 hours in the jungle to explore the Bukit Lawang, Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the largest national parks in the world containing over 800,000 ha of virgin rainforest. Hike up close, to the slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the jungle. If you are lucky and the weather permits, you will see some of park’s primates like Black Gibbon (Hylobate), long tailed Macaque, Thomas’s Leaf Monkey, White-handed Gibbon, and even Hornbill.
Then return following a quite steep trail through the forest down to the station of the river bunk crossing by a cable and pulley driven dugout canoe. After reaching the other side of the river then, proceed to walk up passing stalls & lodges on a rocky path back to the car park for your drive back to Medan.
Very late arrive at hotel (about 7 to 8 pm) then free at your own leisure.

Note: In certain seasons (such as in the rainy seasons – October – March) the Orang Utan will have had enough food in the jungle which caused they would not go to the feeding flat form.

Lunch is served at local restaurant
Accommodation at TIARA HOTEL MEDAN 3*+ (Deluxe Room) / ARYADUTA MEDAN 4* (Deluxe Room)

Day  3
MEDAN – BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR ISLAND (179 KM/10 HRS) (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Breakfast at the hotel
Scenic drives to Lake Toba, one of the deepest and largest crater lakes in the world, stop at Dokan, a Karo village with number of traditional houses, we visit one of the houses which still being used by eight families living in together. Next visit is Sipiso piso waterfall and the long house of king Simalungun.
Arrive at Parapat, a little town at the edge of the lake Toba, we cross the lake by motor boat (ferry boat for about an hour) to reach Samosir Island the homeland of Batak people. Rest of day is free at leisure.
Accommodation at the TOLEDO INN 3* (Deluxe Room) / TABO COTTAGE 3* (Deluxe Room)

Day  4
SAMOSIR BOAT EXCURSION (63 KM/07 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Breakfast at the hotel
A day excursion exploring the natural beauty and cultural aspects of Batak tribe, we start with the visit to Ambarita where the remnant megalithic culture of Batak stands in front of traditional houses. Further visit to Simanindo the former King Sidauruk’s long house the stone court of justice of the former kings, here we see the folkdance performance by the villagers as well as children learning school. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Before returning to your hotel, lastly visit Tomok with its historical old tombs of Batak King, where the ancient sarcophagus of Batak King stands strong as a memorial to the kings. Here you may find local souvenirs such as Ulos (hand-woven clothes), hasapi (Batak Mandolin), tunggal panaluan (magic stick) ,etc.
Accommodation at TOLEDO INN 3* (Superior room) / TABO COTTAGE 3* (Deluxe Room)

Day  5
SAMOSIR ISLAND – MEDAN (176 KM/05 HOURS) – JAKARTA BY FLIGHT (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Breakfast at the hotel
After check out from the hotel, we cross over by ferry boat for about an hour back to Parapat and drive up back to Medan for about 4-5 hours while enjoy the stunning view to the marching mountains “Bukit Barisan”. Upon arrive in Medan then proceed to the airport to catch the domestic flight to Jakarta departs around 16:45. arrive in Jakarta meet and welcome by our guide then immediately transfer to the hotel in Jakarta for check in and overnight
Accommodation at ALILA JAKARTA 4* (Deluxe Room) / GRAND MERCURE JAKARTA HARMONI 4* (Superior Room)

Day  6
JAKARTA CITY TOUR (10 KM/04 HOURS) – YOGYAKARTA BY FLIGHT (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Jakarta city sightseeing including the visit to Sunda Kelapa harbor, an old port with many magnificent Makassar schooners (phinisi). These brightly painted sailing ships are one of the finest sights in Jakarta. Then continue with visit to Fatahillah Square, the center of old Batavia. Lastly stop visit will be made in Taman Mini, Indonesia miniature Park including Nastional Museum (Closed on Monday). Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Then transfer to the Airport to catch flight to Yogyakarta by GA. 258 departure at 17:20
18:40 arrive at Adi Soecipto, Jogyakarta airport meet and greetings by our local guide who will then directly transfer you to the hotel in Jogjakarta for check in.
Accommodation at NOVOTEL YOGYAKARTA 4* (Standard Room) / ROYAL AMBARUKMO 4* (Deluxe Balcony)

Day  7
BOROBUDUR TOUR & KOTA GEDE (85 KM/08 HOURS) (106 KM/08 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Breakfast at hotel
We will bring you to the most spectacular and world’s biggest Buddhist monument complex, Borobudur, built around 800 A.D. Looming out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent’s marvels. After the decline of Buddhism and the shift of power to East Java, the monument was abandoned soon after its completion. For centuries the complex lay forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash. Climb up to the top and enjoy a wonderful view on the Menoreh Mountains. Enough time is given to stroll around the complex and to discover its beauty.
Lunch is served at local restaurant
Afterwards, continue to Kota Gede which has been famed as the hub of Yogyakarta’s Silver Industry since the 1930’s. But this quite old town, which is now a suburb of Yogyakarta, was the first capital of the Mataram Kingdom, found by Panembahan Senopati in 1582. You will visit the busy silver workshops to watch the process.
Accommodation at NOVOTEL YOGYAKARTA 4* (Standard Room) / ROYAL AMBARUKMO 4* (Deluxe Balcony)

Day  8
PRAMBANAN – SULTAN PALACE (83 KM/08 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Breakfast at the hotel
You will start your day for a cultural tour through the city. Our guide will bring you to the Kraton Sultan Palace walking over the remains of the past centuries, enabling you to understand the history of this artistic city. It was built in 1970 by Sri Sultan Hamengkubowono I., which is also a model of traditional Javanese palace architecture and it lies in the center of the municipality. Up to now, Kraton still serves as the Sultan Palace. Over 25,000 people live within the greater Kraton compound named Taman Sari, which contains its own market, shops, batik and silver cottage industries, schools and mosques. We will have a walking tour to find out the Water Castle which is designed with a new style as a combination of Javanese and Portuguese architecture. We end up this tour by the unusual underground mosque Masjid Bawah Tanah, revealing its hidden secret, away from the bustling life of the city. Then proceed to visit Sonobudoyo Museum (it is closed every Monday).
Lunch is served at a local restaurant.
We drive you to Prambanan Village to visit the Prambanan Temples. The Hindu temple of the “slender virgin”, also known as a complex of Lorojongrang, was erected in the 9th century while Java was ruled by the Hindu Sanjayas of Old Mataram in the north. It consists of 3 major temples/shrines in the main area dedicated to respected Hindu’s God Trinity such as Candi Shiva Mahadeva, Candi Brahma & Candi Vishnu. Enough time is given to walk around and observe the beautiful carvings and the neighborhood shrines such as the Candi Palosan And The Candi Sewu. The Ramayana story is carved into the walls of the temples.
Accommodation at NOVOTEL YOGYAKARTA 4* (Standard Room) / ROYAL AMBARUKMO 4* (Deluxe Balcony)

Day  9
YOGYAKARTA – MAKASSAR BY FLIGHT (Breakfast/-/-)
After breakfast the morning will be free at leisure until the check-out time to the airport for your next destination
10:30 Pick up transfer to the airport to catch the flight from Yogyakarta to Makassar departure by GA. 207 departure at 12:10 – 13:30 via Jakarta, and departure from Jakarta at 15:00 to Makassar
21:20 Arrival at Hasanuddin airport in Makassar, meet and greetings by our local guide then immediately transfer to the hotel in Makassar for check in.
Accommodation at ASTON MAKASSAR 4* / ARYADUTA MAKASSAR 4* (Superior City View)

Day 10
MAKASSAR – TANA TORAJA (350KM/8HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/Diner)
After breakfast at hotel, we pick you up for short Makassar City tour visit to Port Rotterdam which also the house the Lagaligo Museum, this Museum consists of two buildings, one housing Ethnology and one for the other history. On to Paotere the old harbor of Makassar, which is home to the handsome and world famous “Phinisi” or Bugis schooners.
Departure to Toraja for about 8 hours driving follows the coast to Pare Pare, where we stop for lunch, and then turns inland and up the mountains. Stop for afternoon coffee at Puncak Lakawang overlooking a spectacular panoramic landscape. Late afternoon arrival in Toraja, rest of the day is free at leisure.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant accommodation at TORAJA MISILIANA 4 * (Deluxe Room) / TORAJA HERITAGE 4* (Standard Room)

Day 11
TORAJA TOUR AND SURROUNDING (55 KM/06 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/Diner)
Breakfast at the hotel
We spend the whole day exploration of the Toraja Highlands, visiting Lemo to see the cliff displaying ancestral sculptures and the hanging graves. Continue to Londa, which has an ancient ceremonial burial place. Kete Kesu is a wonderful Toraja village where we see ‘Tongkonan’ houses and rice barns. It is famous for its woodcarving.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant
Dinner and accommodation at TORAJA MISILIANA 4* (Deluxe Room) / TORAJA HERITAGE 4* (Standard Room)

Day 12
FULL DAY TORAJA TOUR (55 KM/06 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/Diner)
Another day we set out for a full day visit and the trip commence to Batutumonga enjoying superb views over Rantepao and surrounding valleys. Ideal for a walk along the rice fields and the daily Torajan live. Afterward proceed to Lokomata to visit Kana or Pana village known for his burial on a single huge round rock it is about 3 km from Batutumonga Last visit will be made at Pallawa, Sa’dan, known as the weaving center of Rantepao.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant
Dinner and accommodation at TORAJA MISILIANA 4* (Deluxe Room) / TORAJA HERITAGE 4* (Standard Room)

Day 13
MAKASAR – DENPASAR BY FLIGHT – SANUR (14 KM/30 MIN) (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Drive back to Makassar with lunch will be served at local restaurant in Pare – Pare. Afterwards, transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch GA. 625 flight departures to Denpasar at 18:15
19:40 arrive at Ngurah Rai, Bali domestic terminal, meet and greets by our local guide who will then immediately take you to Sanur.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant in Toraja
Accommodation at MERCURE RESORT SANUR 4* (Superior Room) / SEGARA VILLAGE 4* (Deluxe Room)

Day 14
FULL DAY UBUD & KINTAMANI TOUR (66 KM/08 HOURS) (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Breakfast in the hotel
We start the day in Bali exploring Ubud and surrounding, with our first visit at Goa Gajah, the Elephant Cave. It relates that it was created by the fingernail of the legendary giant Kebo Iwa, in the 11 century when Majaphit takeover of Bali. Then we continue to Gunung Kawi, one of the oldest and the largest ancient monuments on the island. There are 10 rock-out candies (shrines) stand hidden in a steep valley and dedicated to King Udayana. Just about 3 hundred meters we will reach Tirta Empul Temple, the holy spring water temple located in Tampaksiring area the water was believed as a holy water which used for healing any bad spirit, Then proceed to the cool mountain village of Kintamani for lunch while enjoying the spectacular view to the most active mount Batur with its crater lake, the biggest lake on the island.
Afterward we drive back to the hotel in the south with possibility stop on the way in Mas village, known with the handicraft village, Celuk the silversmith or Tohpati for its Batik factory.
Accommodation at MERCURE RESORT SANUR 4* (Superior Room)/SEGARA VILLAGE 4* (Deluxe Room)

Day 15
FULLDAY BESAKIH – KLUNGKUNG (96 KM/08 HRS) (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Breakfast in the hotel
Pick up from the hotel in the morning then drive to the slope of mount Agung to visit the Besakih Temple, known as the mother temple of Bali, as it houses ancestral shrines for all Hindu Balinese and with nearly 24 big complex. It originated most probably as a terraced sanctuary in the eight century, where worship and offerings were made to the god of Gunung Agung (Mount Agung).
After visiting the temple then we proceed to Kerta Gosa, the Hall of Justice, built in 18th century in Klungkung. It is beautifully laid out within a moat and provides an exquisite example of the Klungkung style of painting and architecture which can be seen in their ceiling murals. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Accommodation at MERCURE RESORT SANUR 4* (Superior Room) / SEGARA VILLAGE 4* (Deluxe Room)

Day 16
SANUR – DEPARTURE TO THE AIRPORT (14 KM/45 MINUTES) (Breakfast/-/-)
Breakfast in the Hotel
Morning is free at leisure until hotel check out time (note: hotel check out time policy is at 12:00 hr. Day use of the room until 18:00 hr possible to arrange with supplement-but subject to availability)
At the appropriate time we pick you up for departure transfer to the airport, for your onward flight to your next destination

ALL PRICES ARE NET INCLUSIVE OF TAX & PER PERSON. THEY ARE IN DOLLARS U.S.

PRIVATE TOUR (Number of persons. Prices per person sharing twin / double room)

HOTEL CATEGORY  1 PERS.     MIN. 2 PERS.   MIN. 3-6 PERS.   MIN. 7-10 PERS.   SINGLE SUPPLEMENT  
Superior - 2 455 US$ 2 109 US$ - -
Deluxe - 2 710 US$ 2 375 US$ - -
Validity : Our package tour rates are valid from November 1st 2015 to October 31st 2016 Contact us about this tour Book now !
OUR PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
• 15 nights in twin share accommodation at selected hotels or similar category, including breakfast
• Local English/German/French Speaking guides (During high season months of July, August and September, we reserve the right to assign English speaking guide in case German / French speaking guide are not available)
• Meals arrangement as indicate in the program (all meals arrangement based on food only, excluding beverages)
• Boat transfer to/from Samosir Island
• 01 x Samosir Boat Excursion
• All entrance fees, taxes and admission for tours as mentioned in the itinerary
• All specified transfers and tours in itinerary above by air conditioned coaches including parking fess, road taxes
• Service charges, room tax, Local tax/VAT, driver, guide expensed and baggage handling
OUR PRICES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF:
• High season and Peak Season surcharge
• Any compulsory applicable on the certain event
• Domestic Flight Ticket Medan – Jakarta (MES – CGK), Jakarta - Yogyakarta ( CGK – YOG) and Yogyakarta – Denpasar based on economy class
• Domestic & international airport tax
• Visa on Arrival currently USD 35 net for maximum 30 days stay (subject to change with or without prior notice)
• Expenditure of personal nature such as extra drink/meals, souvenir, laundry, telephone, room service, etc
• Other meals and optional tours are not specified on the program
• Travel Insurance
• Tipping for guide/driver
• Day use of the room last day at hotel in Bali (on day 16). Should the participants on the group require to use the room until 18:00 hrs, then day use surcharge is applied and day use confirmation is subject to the room availability upon booking
Note :
The price above is per person in double or triple room.

high season surcharge:
· Novotel Yogyakarta
19 - 27 December 2014 USD 25 net/room/night
13 June – 2 August 2015 USD 25 net/room/night
· Mercure Resort Sanur
24 December 2014 – 5 January 2014 USD 40 net/room/night
15 July – 15 September 2015 USD 40 net/room/night

· Royal Ambarrukmo
21 December 2014 – 02 January 2015 USD 40 net/room/night
1 July – 15 August 2015 USD 40 net/room/night
· Segara Village
22 December 2014 – 05 January 2015 USD 45 net/room/night
15 July – 15 September 2015 USD 45 net/room/night
Note :
What to bring during visiting the Orang Utan jungle trekking:
 Bringing camera/ video in the orangutan site will be charged about USD 6 for camera and USD 18 for video (prices are subject to change and has to be paid on the spot)
 Light clothes (including long trousers & long sleeved shirt), sun hat or visor with a chin strap, secure head straps for sunglasses or eyeglasses (if worn), comfortable sturdy walking shoes, leach socks and rain poncho.
 Any personal medications which are taking regularly, such as Chloroquin, prescription drugs, etc.
 Sun block cream to be used on exposed skin and insect repellent for those who are particularly sensitive to bug bites.
 An unbreakable of your bottle
 A photocopy of your passport
ATTENTION:
• Feeding time schedule at the platform are subject to change without prior notice. At the moment they have twice a day in the morning at 08:30 and in the afternoon at 14:30 and it last only for an hour.
• Orangutans could get particularly close in this area but please do not attempt to touch them as the risk of spreading disease (particularly from us to them) is high and also as wild animals they are unpredictable and have been known to cause injuries in the past.
• The journey is quite physically demanding as the trek cuts a path through the ancient rain forest and high hills

In Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi some hotels may apply high season supplements without prior notice during Indonesian public holidays. These supplements will only be advised upon booking and we reserve therefore the right to add any supplements to the total amount upon confirmation of the file. Such periods are New Year Holiday (30 December 2014 – 01 January 2015) or the Idul Fitri period from July 12 – 25, 2015, when hotels run on very high occupancies. Any possible supplement for accommodation will be clearly mentioned upon booking.
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