Places Visited: Medan, Tangkahan, Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Lawang, Pulau Samosir, Lake Toba, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Wonotoro, Ijen Plateau, Bali
Experience the highlights of Indonesia’s three most popular islands, from ancient Buddhist Borobudur to the Sumatran rainforest and Bali’s heavenly coastline, on this 17-day trip. It starts in the largest area of surviving jungle wilderness in Southeast Asia – Gunung Leuser National Park – where you’ll see orangutan and elephant in their native habitat before visiting volcanic Lake Toba and its fascinating ethnic minority, the Toba Batak. From there, the route delves into the cultural heartland of Java at Borobudur and Prambanan – two of Asia’s most evocative historic monuments – before heading into volcano country on the eastern side of the island. A spell on the beach in Bali rounds the trip off on a suitably dreamy note.