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What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Medan
  • Tangkahan
  • Bukit Lawang
  • Jakarta
  • Yogyakarta
  • Semarang
  • Pangkalan Bun
  • Tanjung Puting
  • Surabaya
  • Denpasar
  • Ubud
  • Labuan Bajo
  • Sanur
  • See wild orangutan in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

  • Enjoy elephant trekking and tubing through unspoilt rainforest in Sumatra.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur; the largest Buddhist monument on earth.

  • Cruise around the dramatic islands of western Flores and track down Komodo Dragons.

  • Relax on a beautiful beach on Bali.

  • Explore the back streets of the artists centre of Ubud.

Audley Travel specialist Matt

What our specialists say...

This itinerary will appeal to travellers with an adventurous spirit who wish to experience the differences between several of the stunning islands on offer in Indonesia. This will include the best wildlife habitats, ancient temples, tropical islands and stunning market towns. The journey goes west to east; remote areas with simple accommodation in the rain forest are punctuated with more comfortable hotels and more relaxing locations.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Medan
  • Tangkahan
  • Bukit Lawang
  • Medan
  • Jakarta
  • Yogyakarta
  • Semarang
  • Pangkalan Bun
  • Tanjung Puting
  • Pangkalan Bun
  • Surabaya
  • Denpasar
  • Ubud
  • Denpasar
  • Sanur

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 for the transfer to your hotel for the first night of your trip.

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Day 3 Tangkahan

Medan , Tangkahan

You have a three hour drive in to the jungles of Tangkahan where you start you itinerary proper with a trek in to the rainforest!

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Day 4 Tangkahan

Tangkahan

This morning you will visit a nearby elephant sanctuary for a very hands-on experience! You can get involved in feeding the elephants and bathing them in the river (prepare to get wet!). You will then ride your elephant through the dense jungle and have the chance to be the mahout (elephant driver). After freshening up back at the lodge you will go tubing for roughly an hour downstream; a great way to take in the flora and fauna. Lunch will be prepared for you as you take a dip beneath a remote waterfall. Another section of tubing allows for a snooze as lunch goes down. You then take a walk back to your lodge via local tribal villages.

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Day 5 Bukit Lawang

Tangkahan , Bukit Lawang

Today you will head in to the forest on foot with your guide, who can explain the various uses of each plant and tree. Later you transfer along very rough roads to Bukit Lawang, where the evening is free to relax by the river.

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Day 6 Bukit Lawang

Bukit Lawang

This morning you will be trekking through the rainforest of Bukit Lawang National Park. Regular sightings here include orang-utan, thomas-leaf monkey (indigenous to Sumatra) and gibbon. Even if you don't meet them out in the jungle then you can see the orang-utans at the morning feeding session at the rehabilitation centre.

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Day 7 Medan

Bukit Lawang , Medan

Today you leave the rainforest, travelling by road to Medan. The remainder of the day is free to explore Medan, or enjoying the luxury of a hot shower!

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Day 8 Yogyakarta

Medan , Jakarta , Yogyakarta

You will be taken to the airport for the flight to Jakarta where you will change planes and fly to Yogyakarta. On arrival you will be met and driven to your hotel which is around 30 minutes away.

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Day 9 Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta

Rise early to see the sunrise over Borobudur. Your private guide can explain the story behind each section of this incredible temple, which rivals the temples of Angkor. You then head in to the nearby rural villages for a short tour before returning to your hotel and the rest of the day is free at leisure.

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Day 10 Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta

Explore the town of Jogja today, with particular focus on the ancient Kraton.

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Day 11 Tanjung Puting

Yogyakarta , Semarang , Pangkalan Bun , Tanjung Puting

Drive to Semarang on Java's north coast where you will take a flight to Pangkalan Bun on the island of Borneo. On arrival you will be met by your local guide and driven to the nearby port to meet your crew and board the deluxe 'Klotok' boat which will be your home for the next three nights. The itinerary in Kalimantan is flexible and can be discussed with your guide. Tanjung Puting is a remote national park offering the most intimate experience a traveller can have with orang-utan.

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Day 12 Tanjung Puting

Tanjung Puting

Exploring Tanjung Puting National Park with your guide and private boat. Keep your camera to hand!

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Day 13 Tanjung Puting

Tanjung Puting

A second full day in the forests of Borneo today. Your expert guide will be in touch with the park rangers to make sure that you are spending time in the best areas to see wildlife at any given time.

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Day 14 Surabaya

Tanjung Puting , Pangkalan Bun , Surabaya

This morning you will return to dry land for a short drive to the airport where you will take a flight to Surabaya in eastern Java. On arrival you will be met and driven to your colonial hotel.

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Day 15 Ubud

Surabaya , Denpasar , Ubud

This morning you have a private transfer to the airport for the flight to Bali where you will be met on arrival and driven inland to Ubud which is around 90 minutes away. This is a great place to watch the world go by from a range of cafes and restaurants. The arts and crafts scene is very lively here and you will have great fun haggling with the traders.

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Day 16 Ubud

Ubud

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Ubud at your pace.

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Day 17 Ubud

Ubud

Enjoy a memorable day today as you meet a local Balinese family who will take you to their village where you will try a cooking class in their home.

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Day 18 Labuan Bajo

Ubud , Denpasar , Labuan Bajo

You will be picked up from your hotel early this morning and taken to the airport in time for your short flight to the island of Flores. The views from this flight are stunning on a clear day as you enter the dramatic volcanic scenery of west Nusa Tenggara. You will be met on arrival and taken to your beachfront hotel.

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Day 19 Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo

Your guide will escort you to your private boat to start your adventure. This afternoon you explore Rinca Island before dinner onboard and a night under the stars.

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Day 20 Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo

Breakfast is accompanied by sunrise over Komodo Island. After trekking on the island you will explore remote beaches and some fantastic snorkelling sites.

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Day 21 Sanur

Labuan Bajo , Denpasar , Sanur

An early start for your transfer back to the airport in time for the flight to Denpasar. On arrival you will be met for a private transfer to your hotel in Sanur, a stretch of golden sand just 30 minutes from the airport with a great choice of restaurants.

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Day 22 Sanur

Sanur

Unwind on the beach or by your hotel pool!

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Day 23 International return flight

Sanur , International return flight

The majority of your final day is free to relax. Late this afternoon you will take a private transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Day 24 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Vicki
Audley Travel specialist Matt

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