Ijen Crater Blue Fire

At 19.00, Our driver will pick up at your hotel in Nusa Dua, Kuta, Sanur area only then drive to Gili Manuk harbor to cross to East Java.

23.00 : Meet & Greet with our local tour guide and crossing the Bali strait to Banyuwangi of Eastern Java.

23.30 : Arrived at Ketapang Harbor and direct to Paltuding (car park and hiking starting point)

01.30 : Arrived at Paltuding and hiking preparation

03.30 : Reach the Ijen summit, continue climb down to the blue fire spot.

Notes :
Actually, Climb down to the blue fire spot is not allowed due to the rock hill quite steep. If client insist to go then the risk will be on their own.

04.00 :Enjoy the blue fire and the crater, continue explore Ijen area, if lucky sunrise will be clearly visible.

06.00 :Back to Paltuding, Coffee Break and snack kampong will be provided at local cafe while enjoying the scenery.
Snack kampong (peanut, potato tuber, banana which all in BOILED)

09.00 : Back to Ketapang Harbor for Gilimanuk, then drive back to your hotel in Bali.

Discover Lombok Waterfall Tour

This tour covers the area of Lombok’s Northeast and North. First stop, after a 30 minutes drive from Senggigi is the Autore Pearl Farm. Further tour stops include Tiu Teja Waterfall ; Tiu Teja is located in Desa Santong North Lombok. This twin waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls on Lombok Island. The waterfall is surrounded by the beautiful forest, so its much looks peaceful to spend your day here. You can have a shower or pictures then continue to Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Senaru village before visit Malimbu Hill for great view during sunset. Back to hotel for overnight.

Sumatra Island Overland Tour

Today you arrive for Sumatra island overland tour in Medan, the main city in northern Sumatra. Then you drive about 1,5 to the centre of Medan. Depending on your arrival time you will get a city tour here. You will visit the Maimun palace built in 1888 in Malayan and Middle-East style and belonging the sultan of Deli. Visit the grand mosque Almashum built in the same period of the Maimun palace. Last visit is the colorful Chinese temple, vihara Gunung Timur. After city tour, drive about 3 hours to Bukit Lawang, a small tourist village situated on the edge of Gunung Leuser National Park. It is the most accessible place to spot the Orangutans in the park. And the park is one of the largest national park in the world containing over 800,000 ha of virgin rainforest and home to an impressive number of mammal species like tigers, Orangutans, gibbons, elephants and rhino’s. Most of the view en-route to Bukit Lawang are oilpalm plantation, rubber and also occasional market set near the road. The rest of the afternoon is free. Enjoy the scenery from the veranda of your hotel room.

Accommodation at ECO LODGE / RINDU ALAM, simple accommodation but nicely located by the river side on the outskirts of the park. The rooms comes up with traditional Indonesia shower with only cold water.

First you will visit the feeding platform of orangutans. The platform was built to help the orangutans that have been released to the wild after their rehabilitation. As they are semi-wild, they are sometimes having trouble finding food on their own in the wild. Then they can come to the feeding platform for some milk and bananas. Wild orangutan occasionally come to the platform too. So the feeding platform is meant as the first place for the orangutans come to for help rather than plantations or village where conflicts can occur. When the orangutans are getting enough food on their own, they will not come to the platform because the food they find in the wild is more exciting than just milk and bananas! So although it is a marvelous sight to see the orangutans at the platform, it is also good news when they do not show up, as this means they are surviving well in the wild without help. From the platform you will follow a 2-3 hours jungle walk to experience the rainforest. It is not a flat walk but involves some ups and downs. A bit hard but in return you get a very nice experience. You have a big chance to see gibbons, thomas leaf monkeys, longtail and pigtail macagues, flying squirrels, Sumatra peacocks and hornbills. A wild Orangutans might cross your way. Return to Bukit Lawang and short rest. Then departure about 5 hours to Berastagi (1300m), a hill town flanked by two active volcanoes Sinabung (2417m) and Sibayak (2172m). It is the homeland of the Batak Karo, one of the six Batak tribes that inhabit the province of North Sumatra.

Accomodation at GRAND MUTIARA / SIBAYAK HOTEL

Note

  • The program in Bukit Lawang may be reversed, jungle trek first then visit the feedings.
  • Those bringing camera/video camera into the park will be charged Rp 50,000/150,000
  • WHAT TO BRING! Shoes with good profile, rain coat & dry bag for wallet, mobile etc to protect from waters, insects repellant & drinking water.
  • A nice option you can do after trekking is tubing, floating down the river on car tubes (cost at personal account)

Scenic drive to lake Toba, one of the deepest and largest crater lake in the world with stop at Dokan, a small Batak Karo village with a number of traditional houses still inhabited by eight families each. Proceed to Sipiso piso waterfall and Rumah Bolon, the long house of king Batak Simalungun. From this site you will continue following the lake and arrive in Parapat somewhere afternoon. Parapat is a small town on shore of lake Toba. From here you will cross the lake ± 45 minutes to Samosir island using public boat. It is enjoyable trip. Upon arrival direct transfer to your hotel and relax.

Accomodation at TOLEDO INN / TABO COTTAGE, simple accomodation but clean and nicely located by the lake side

Explore the natural beauty and cultural aspects of Batak Toba by visiting Ambarita village where the remnant megalithic culture of Batak Toba lies in front of traditional houses. Continue to Simanindo to see folkdance performed by the villagers. Here you also can visit a museum built in typical Batak style. On returning to your hotel, stop at Tomok village to see a very old but nicely decorated sarchopagus.

Notice: Samosir tour made by car for max 5 paxs while 6 up by boat

Across back to Parapat by public boat and drive up to Sipirok with view of marching mountains Bukit Barisan, a long but beautiful trip. First stop will be at a typical Batak village Jangga Dolok/Lumban Binanga. Next stop at colourful market place in Balige and sulphur hotspring in Sipoholon.

Accomodation at TORSIBOHI HOTEL, nicely located on top of a hill. The cottages are spacious and offer enough comfort but still are SIMPLE accommodation.

The journey today is rather long but worthwhile to exhibits the inner part of Sumatra. The scenery of mountains, rivers, valleys and traditional villages will relieve you from weariness. Enroute stop at Sijornih waterfall and Sihepeng to see a small herb garden where several kinds of herbs are grown (kardemon, ginger, vanille etc). Here, often there is also a short tailed monkey present who are specially trained to collect coconuts. Next stop at moslem school. See how moslem children go to school and live nearby in very small wooden houses and finally in the late afternoon across the equator. From the equator it takes another 1,5 hours to reach the higland town of Bukittinggi (literally “a high hill). It is the heart of the Minangkabau tribe that inhabits the province of West Sumatra. The specialty of the Minangkabau is their matriarchal and matrilineal society.

Accommodation at THE HILLS / GRAND ROCKY HOTEL

Drive about 1,5 hours to Harau, a nature and wildlife reserve surrounded by 100-200 meters high cliffs that like a giant wall. In the bottom of cliffs stretches vast paddy fields and green forests. Very scenic landscape! Here the atmosphere is quiet, unpolluted, and beauty as far as eyes could see. Besides cliffs, forest and paddy field, Harau also has several waterfalls with swimming pool beneath. Visit one of them before returning to Bukittinggi. Before/after Harau, we bring you for Bukittinggi citytour visiting the clock tower Jam Gadang which overlooks the colourful market Pasar Atas, the remains of Dutch fort called De Kock & Ngarai Sianok valley.

Optional tour

To those who like walking, Harau has a wonderful walk. It is a light walk that takes about 3 hours. The walk is around the valley through rice field paths, village and some paved roads between giant cliffs as background. During the walk you could see people working on rice fields, rainforest and would sometimes hear the calling of the black Siamang and gibbon. The walk ends at waterfall with swimming pool beneath. Take a swim before returning to Bukittinggi. The cost at personal account

Day 8 : Bukittinggi – Padang Airport

Free to relax until time to leave for airport. The trip takes about 2 hours passing by the greenery of Anai park. If time permits you may get a chance to stop at Anai waterfall. End of tours

Explore Sumatra (Tangkahan – Bukit Lawang – Lake Toba Tour)

Upon arrival at Kuala Namu Int airport pick up by our tour guide to explore sumatra  and then transfer to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure

After breakfast, pick up by our tour guide and then transfer to town for city tour visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Chinese Temple and then drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Batang Serangan. Afternoon arrival at Tangkahan check in MEGA INN

After breakfast walking to the elpahant station and then join with the Mahout during washing the Elephant, and then feed the elephant, after feeding the Elephant you can ride the Elephant and pass through the river and jungle, the elephant riding will take about 01 hour. After riding the elephant take a short rest and then enjoying tubing through the river and stop will be made at Fantastic Buluh Waterfall where you may enjoy the waterfall where you can take nature shower and then you can enjoy sun bathing and swimming on the river. Afternoon arrival at the village you can get in touch with local people, where you can see the daily activities of the local people and then return to guest house by walking for overnight.

After breakfast leave Tangkahan for Bukit Lawang by Jeep passing plantation and jungle roa, on the way stop at plantation and several interesting places (school!!) for enjoying the panorama and witness the activities of the local people.

Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang check in to hotel and afternoon walking to the jungle to start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National park with their flora and fauna, the possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This tracking will take about 03 hours, after tracking return to hotel.

After breakfast drive to Brastagi on the way stop at Sembahe River, passing Sibolangit, and arrival at Brastagi visiting Lhumbini Park with its duplicate of Shwedagon temple, traditional fruit market and then drive to Samosir, on the way visit Batak Karo traditional village at Dokan, stop at Sipiso-piso waterfall, visiting “Rumah Bolon” (Long House) the old Palace of Batak Simalungun Kings and then stop at Simarjarunjung to enjoy the fantastic view of Lake Toba. Arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat, arrival at Samosir Island check in to hotel.

DAY 06: SAMOSIR – EXCURSION BY CAR (B)
After breakfast excursion on Samosir Island by car, visiting several Batak Toba traditional villages :

  • Ambarita : To see stone chairs and tables the old meeting place of Sialagan Kings.
  • Simanindo : To see Batak Toba traditional dance and museum.
  • Pangururan : To see the view of Lake Toba and Hot springs water.
  • Tomok : To see the old tomb of Sidabutar Kings.

Along this trip also possible to stop at school to see the activities of young children in the school, visiting the village where the people make traditional hand weaving.+ stop also at scenic places like the graves! Afternoon return back to hotel

After breakfast drive back to Medan via Pematang Siantar and Tebing Tinggi, on the way stop at several plantation, and it will take about 5 hours driving. Arrival in Medan directly transfer to airport to catch the flight to next destination.

Incredible Sumatra Adventure

Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport pick up by our tour guide and then Transfer to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure. 

After breakfast, pick up by our tour guide and then transfer to town for city tour visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Chinese Temple and then drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Batang Serangan. Afternoon arrival at Tangkahan check in MEGA INN 

After breakfast walking to the elpahant station and then join  with the Mahout during washing the Elephant, and then feed the elephant, after feeding the Elephant you can ride the Elephant and pass through the river and jungle, the elephant riding will take about 01 hour. After riding the elephant take a short rest and then enjoying tubing through the river and stop will be made at Fantastic Buluh Waterfall where you may enjoy the waterfall where you can take nature shower and then you can enjoy sun bathing and swimming on the river. Afternoon arrival at the village you can get in touch with local people, where you can see the daily activities of the local people and then return to guest house by walking for overnight. 

After breakfast leave Tangkahan for Bukit Lawang by Jeep passing plantation and jungle road , on the way stop at plantation and several interesting places (school!!) for enjoying the panorama and witness the activities of the local people. Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang check-in to hotel and afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang. 

After breakfast walking to the jungle to start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National park with their flora and fauna, there will be possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. Overnight in tent or shelter in the jungle. Lunch and dinner provided.

After breakfast prepared by tour guide continue tracking, today is full day walking and explore the rain tropical forest with their wild life living in their natural habitat. In afternoon return to Bukit Lawang. Nightstay at Bukit Lawang Cottages. Lunch included. 

After breakfast drive to Medan via Binjai, on the way visiting traditional market at Kuala, arrival in Medan directly transfer to Kualanamu International Airport for your flight to next destination.

Leuser National Park Expedition

Arrival at Kuala Namu Int airport, meet and then depart Medan for 4 hours drive to Bukit Lawang, check in to lodge, and rest time. About 14.00 hrs, start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National park with their flora and fauna, the possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This tracking will take about 03 hours, after tracking return to hotel. Afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang where you can also walking  to the village around the hotel . Stay at Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages

We walk from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan. The walk today will be about 6 hours of moderate walk passing through the riverbank and thick jungle. Our camp today called Jamur Batu Bawah. The campsite lies near Sungai Landak River, a river joining the great Bahorok River.

After the breakfast near the river, together with our team walk to Aras Pinang. We will be pasting some small ravines, small rivers, and riverbank while observing the animals the floral life. Normally, we can reach the campsite after 6 hours walk. The campsite today lies on Bahorok riverside.

Gunung Leuser National Park holds an important role for water cycle in both in Aceh and North Sumatra province. On North Sumatra side, there is Sungai Wampu, Bahorok River, Sungai Kerapu, and other small rivers originally come from Gunung Leuser. Today we move from Aras Pinang to Sungai Kerapu, around 6 hours walk. Sungai Kerapu is a bigger river than Sungai Landak. It joins Sungai Wampu, which flows to Medan and northern coast of Sumatra. We may swim, or walk, or even try our luck to fish in the river. Stay overnight at the temporary shelter on Sungai Kerapu riverside.

Breakfast at the campsite, today is the last moderate grade walk we have. We walk from Sungai Kerapu to Sungai Musam. The walk today is about 4 – 5 hours. Some of the trails we walk through today are close to the local peoples oil-palm plantation. Stay at the temporary camp built near Sungai Musam.

Last walk, last day to stay in the jungle. In the appropriate time, walk to Tangkahan. We will be walking under the shade of oil-palm plantation in about 4 – 5 hours. You have a great chance to see the local workers at work. There are also some local settlements. Around midday, we arrive at Tangkahan. Rest time after days in the jungle. Stay at Lodges Mega Inn – basic accommodation.

After spending extended time learning about the natural wonders of Sumatra, today we aim to learn and understand how the wildlife and local villages live side by side. We will enjoy an elephant ride (60 minutes) along and often through the river and see how valuable these gentle animals are in so many aspects of life in the jungle and around huge river systems. We will then enjoy a tubing trip down river and see the jungle from an entirely different aspect, the river. After walking for a few days it is nice to be pulled along in the gentle currents of the river. Rest time in the afternoon. Stay at Lodges Mega Inn – basic accommodation.
NOTE: There is no elephant ride every Monday and Thursday at Tangkahan.

Final drive for about 6 hours from Tangkahan to Medan airport. We will be passing through local village, oil-palm and rubber plantation. The road is quite bumpy. Upon arrival in Medan drop at the airport and fly to your next destination. End of trip in Sumatra.

Sumatra Adventure Tour

Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport pick up by our tour guide and then Transfer to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure.

After breakfast, pick up by our tour guide and then transfer to town for city tour visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Chinese Temple and then drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Batang Serangan. Afternoon arrival at Tangkahan check in MEGA INN

After breakfast walking to the elpahant station and then join with the Mahout during washing the Elephant, and then feed the elephant, after feeding the Elephant you can ride the Elephant and pass through the river and jungle, the elephant riding will take about 01 hour. After riding the elephant take a short rest and then enjoying tubing through the river and stop will be made at Fantastic Buluh Waterfall where you may enjoy the waterfall where you can take nature shower and then you can enjoy sun bathing and swimming on the river. Afternoon arrival at the village you can get in touch with local people, where you can see the daily activities of the local people and then return to guest house by walking for overnight.

After breakfast leave Tangkahan for Bukit Lawang by Jeep passing plantation and jungle raod, on the way stop at Plantation and several interesting places (school!!!) for enjoying the panorama and witness the activities of the local people. Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang check in to hotel and afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang.

After breakfast walking to the jungle to start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National park with their flora and fauna, the possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This fullday tracking will finish in the afternoon, after tracking return to hotel.

After breakfast drive by mini bus to Wampu river and arrival at starting point, starting your white water rafting adventure. An excellent opportunity to see the bird and wild life, as while as enjoying the two mild rapids during the rafting. Arrival at waterfall at the bank of the river enjoying your shower and lunch will be provided afternoon arrival at the point stop enjoying coffee break before driving back to hotel.

After breakfast drive to Brastagi with stop at Sembahe river, arrival at Brastagi visiting Lhumbini park with its duplicate of Shwedagon temple, then visiting fruit market, and Gundaling Hill. Afternoon check in to hotel.

After breakfast drive to Parapat on the way visiting Batak Karo traditional village at Dokan, visit Sipiso-piso waterfall, Rumah Bolon ( Long House ) the old palace of Batak Simalungun Kings and Simarjarunjung to see the view of Lake Toba, upon arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat arriavl at Samosir check in to hotel.

After breakfast excursion on Samosir Island by car, visiting several Batak Toba traditional villages:
Ambarita : To see stone chairs and table the old meeting place of Sialagan Kings.
Simanindo : To see Batak Toba traditional dance and museum.
Pangururan : To see the view of Lake Toba and Hot springs water.
Tomok : To see the old tomb of Sidabutar Kings
along On this trip also possible to stop at school to see the activities of young children in the school, visiting the village where the people make traditional hand weaving.+ stop also at scenic places like the graves! Afternoon return back to hotel

After breakfast crossing back to Parapat and then drive Medan via Pematang Siantar and Tebingtinggi, stop will be made at several interesting places. Arrival in Medan directly transfer to airport for your flight to next destination.  TOUR END

South Sumatra Bengkulu Lampung Overland

Arrival at Sultan Badaruddin Airport transfer to hotel, lunch and dinner provided.

After breakfast at Hotel excursion on Musi River by boat and visiting Floating market and Kamero Island, then tour to Museum and traditional House of Palembang.

After breakfast drive to Lubuk Linggau, upon arrival at Lubuk Linggau city tour and check in to hotel.

After early breakfast drive to Bangko on the way stop at several interesting place upon arrival at Bangko check in to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure.

After breakfast drive to the area of Kubu primitive tribe with tracking for 1 hours in the jungle to see the Kubu’s and here we can see daily activity of Kubu primitive tribe and see their tradition, art and culture. Afternoon return back to Bangko and check in hotel.

After breakfast drive to Bengkulu via Lubuk Linggau and on the way stop at several plantation for rubber, rice field and village, and the possibility to see Raflesia Flower in the jungle, Arrival at Bengkulu Check in to Hotel.

Excursion at Bengkulu, visiting Old Soekarno House, Nala Beach, Marlborogh Fort and market, afternoon return back to hotel

After breakfast drive to Pagar Alam on the way visit several traditional market and afternoon arrival at Pagar Alam check in to hotel

After Breakfast explore the megalith stone at Tegur wangi and belumai as well enjoying the fresh weather of Pagar Alam with its tea plantation Dempo Vulcano and then drive to Batu Raja via Kayu Agung, arrival at Batu raja check in to hotel

Leave Batu Raja for Bandar Lampung via Liwa, on the way stop at several interesting places, afternoon arrival at Bandar Lampung check in to hotel.

After breakfast drive to Way Kanan, arrival at Way Kanan check in at simple guest house and then excursion on the river by speed boat, a long the river the possibility to see some animal which normally coming to the river in the afternoon. Overnight at simple guset house

After breakfast visit Elephant Training camp at Way Kambas and the rest of the day you may take samo tracking tour / Optional (Extra Charge for tracking), afternoon return back to Bandar Lampung and check in to hotel

Transfer to Airport or Merak harbor for next destination

Nias Island Tour

Flight to Gunungsitoli by WINGS AIR, Upon arrival in Binaka Airport Gunungsitoli will be met by Tour Guide. Drive to Lagundri Beach in Teluk Dalam. En – route enjoy the most beautiful of view and the village of Nias. Check in For accommodation.

Breakfast at hotel. Trip to Botohilitano and Bawomataluo village to see the Traditional village with the King’s House made from massive wood. Observed the megalithic cultures and the way life of Nias tribe, Stone Jumping and War Dance could be served on special request., Explore to Orahili dan Hilisimaetano traditional villages to see the habitual life of Nias tribe.

Beakfast at hotel. Fullday Tour. Drive to Lahusa and expolore to the oldest Megalith site at Lahusa Satu, Tetegewo, Tuhegeowe and Tundru Baho. Afternoon return to hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Gunungitoli. Visit the northern Nias traditional houses at Tumori village. Arrival At Gunung Sitoli check in at Hotel Nasional or similar accommodation

After breakfast transfer to Binaka airport for flight departure to Medan. Tour Ends

Kerinci Seblat National Park Adventure

Upon arrival at Minangkabau Internationl Airport Padang, pick up by our guide and then drive to Bukittinggi by passing Anai Valley, on the way stop at Kiambang and Pandai Sikat Village to see traditional hand carving and weaving, arrival at Bukittinggi check in to Hotel.

After breakfast drive to Kersik Tuo via Muara labuh, on the way stop at Lake Diatas and Lake Dibawah and passing several MinangKabau Village. Visiting Telun Berasap Waterfall and passing tea plantation at Kayu Aro and arrival at Sei Penuh , the area of Kerinci Seblat National Park check in to simple guest house.

After breakfast, transfer by bus to Lake Mount seven National Park for about 1 hours. Lake Danau Tujuh is a huge-mysterious lake on 1.995 m above sea level and surrounded by primary rainforest and 7 hills. Lunch will be served on the side of the lake. The pristine area around the lake is known as the habitat of Sumatran Tigers, Sumatran Elephants, Primates, endemic birds of Sumatra as well as research area for the “small man” who live in the jungle around the lake. Most of the day is spent by trekking and explore the surrounding in search for animals, birds and exotic plants.

After breakfast visiting Semurup Hot Spring, Old Historical Mosque with its Giant Drum and Lake Kerinci, then drive to Bangko on the way passing rain tropical forest with its flora and fauna. Stop will be made at several interesting places and arrival at Bangko check in to hotel.

After breakfast drive around 2 hours to the village near the jungle then walking to the jungle to explore where the nomadic Kubu people live and witness their daily activity and its traditional and culture, picnic lunch box provide and afternoon return back to hotel.

DAY 06: BANGKO – PADANG (Pangeran Beach Hotel / similar) (B)
After breakfast drive to Padangi via Trans Sumatra highway ant with stop at Muara Bungo, Singkarak Lake and passing several interesting places, arrival in Padang directly check in to hotel.

After breakfats free at own leisure until time transfer to airport. Tour End

After breakfats free at own leisure until time transfer to airport. Tour End