Here you can find the day-to-day description for Indonesia: Sumatra, Java and Bali.
Any extensions for this tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
|2||Bus||Medan - Bohorok (Sumatra)||Bohorok|
|3||Bus||Bohorok - Brastagi||Brastagi|
|4||Bus||Brastagi - Samosir (Lake Toba)||Samosir (Lake Toba)|
|5||Bus||Samosir (Lake Toba)||Samosir (Lake Toba)|
|6||Bus||Samosir (Lake Toba) - Sipirok||Sipirok|
|7||Bus||Sipirok - Bukittinggi||Bukittinggi|
|9||Bus, Plane||Bukittinggi - Padang - Yogyakarta||Yogyakarta|
|11||Bus||Yogyakarta - Prambanan - Solo - Tawangmanggu||Tawangmanggu|
|12||Bus||Tawangmanggu - Malang||Malang|
|13||Bus||Malang - Bromo||Bromo|
|14||Bus||Bromo - Kalibaru||Kalibaru|
|15||Bus, Ferry||Kalibaru - Ubud||Ubud (Bali)|
|17||Bus||Ubud - Sanur||Sanur|
|20||Sanur||End of tour|
The Ibu Harnik orphanage provides for about 42 orphans. Shoestring contributes towards the purchase of school uniforms, school bags and shoes for the children. We also support, in collaboration with our local agent, "Tolong Flores", a foundation set up by a group of our travellers and dedicated to the improvement of teaching in the schools of Flores.
Bukittinggi (the name means "high mountain") has a cool and sunny climate and is one of the most beautiful towns on the island. On one side of Bukittinggi stands the 2891 m high Mount Merapi, on the other side sits the Singgalang (2880 m). The city is inhabited by the matriarchal Minangkabau tribe, partly living in traditional beautifully carved wooden houses.
The central landmark of the city is the Clock Tower with its distinctive four-pointed roof, which stands proudly in the town square. Bukittinggi has a historic Dutch fort built in 1825, the old Fort de Kock, the delightful market Pasar Atas and even a zoo. The people are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. At night you can sometimes see Minangkabau dance performances.
However, you can explore Bukittinggi on your own by walking or by dokar (horse cart). Bukittinggi is located just north of Batang Palapuh and between July and November the giant Rafflesia flower, the largest parasitic flower in the world, in on display. Ngalau Kamanga is a 1500 m long cave with a maze of stalactites and stalagmites. It is difficult to choose from the many opportunities that are on offer in Bukittinggi!