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    Places visited:

  • Medan
  • Tangkahan
  • Bukit Lawang
  • Jakarta
  • Bandung
  • Yogyakarta
  • Track down orangutan in the dense jungles of Sumatra.

  • Trek through the rainforest and rivers of Gunung Leuser National Park on the back of an elephant.

  • Travel overland through the volcanic landscape of western Java.

  • Visit the ancient Buddhist relic of Borobudur as the sun comes up.

Audley Travel specialist Mat

What our specialists say...

Perfect for adventurous souls who want to make the most of their time away and discover parts of Indonesia well off the beaten track. Visit the rainforests of Sumatra to see the wildlife (including orangutan and elephant) before escaping to western Java. Finish in Yogyakarta with some more comfortable accommodation and the opportunity to see the sun rise from Borobudur - the largest Buddhist relic in the world and one of the most spiritual experiences imaginable.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Medan
  • Tangkahan
  • Bukit Lawang
  • Medan
  • Jakarta
  • Bandung
  • Yogyakarta

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Medan.

Day 2 Medan

Medan

On arrival in Medan you will be met by your guide and driver for the transfer to your hotel.

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Day 3 Tangkahan

Medan , Tangkahan

Travel from Medan to Tangkahan by private vehicle, and to the remote lodge in the heart of the national park. You will meet your guide here, and may like to take a walk into the rainforest.

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Day 4 Tangkahan

Tangkahan

Today you have a full day in Tangkahan with your guide. The excursions here include an elephant trek and tubing through the remote rivers of the national park.

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Day 5 Bukit Lawang

Tangkahan , Bukit Lawang

Travel from Tangkahan to Bukit Lawang today. On arrival you can head out into the rainforest surrounding the lodge with your guide in search of the orang-utan and other wildlife.

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Day 6 Bukit Lawang

Bukit Lawang

Full day to search for the orang-utan that live in the rainforest around Bukit Lawang with your guide. If you do not see the orang-utan whilst you are walking here, there is a feeding platform where bananas are left daily where you stand a great chance of having an up close encounter!

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Day 7 Jakarta

Bukit Lawang , Medan , Jakarta

Morning transfer back to Medan for your flight to the capital city Jakarta. Rest of the day at leisure.

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Day 8 Bandung

Jakarta , Bandung

Transfer to Bandung today. This afternoon enjoy a traditional Javanese dance performance and learn about the local crafts at a traditional arts centre located just outside of Bandung.

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Day 9 Yogyakarta

Bandung , Yogyakarta

Take a scenic train journey across western Java to Yogyakarta.

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Day 10 Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta

This morning you will visit the Kraton (Sultan's Palace) and explore the city. You have the rest of the day to explore the city at your own pace or relax at your hotel.

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Day 11 Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta

Rise early for the journey to Borobudur in time for sun rise at the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world. Later in the day your guide will take you to the huge Hindu complex of Prambanan.

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Day 12 International return flight

Yogyakarta , International return flight

Depart your hotel and travel to the airport for your flight home.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Matt
Audley Travel specialist Kate

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