About Trip

Are you ready to uncover the best of Indonesia? If you're looking for a tru-ly unforgettable, mind-blowing, epic 18 day adventure then look no further… Our Bali & Sumatra adventure is finally here! Picture this: untouched beaches, pristine waters and thriving, lush wildlife. Uncover Sumatra with us as we go off grid in untamed jungles with the local tribe of the Mentawai village, have spiritual experiences with a local Shaman and scuba dive with an abundance of marine life. Trek through jungles, slip and slide through water rapids and fall asleep deep in nature surrounded by the sounds of birds and the ocean before hopping on a plane and heading to Bali. Spend your days exploring temples, trekking up an active volcano, island hopping across the Gili islands and lounging on pristine, white, sandy beaches? It's giving ' The Best Of Both Worlds.' With hidden gems in Sumatra, Bali backpacking staples and adventure packed days alongside chilled beach afternoons, this trip has it all!

What's Included

  • Activities
  • Airport Pickup
  • Travel Ninja
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Tru Exclusives
  • Meals

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Orangutan Trek
Local Homestay
Turtle Volunteering Project Visit
Surf lesson
Island hopping
Snorkelling
Bike tour of Gili T
River Tubing
Local Cooking class
Volcano View Point
Tegenungan Waterfall
Ubud Monkey forest
Rice terraces
Tanah Lot & Taman Ayun
Explore Bat Cave
Island Hopping
Snorkeling
Beachfront Hut Experience
Live Music Bar
Exploring Local Markets
Orangutan Trek Local Homestay Turtle Volunteering Project Visit Surf lesson Island hopping Snorkelling Bike tour of Gili T River Tubing Local Cooking class Volcano View Point Tegenungan Waterfall Ubud Monkey forest Rice terraces Tanah Lot & Taman Ayun Explore Bat Cave Island Hopping Snorkeling Beachfront Hut Experience Live Music Bar Exploring Local Markets

Airport Pickup
If you are arriving less than 48 hours before the start of the tour and booked the pre-nights directly with TruTravels at the start hotel, you will get a free airport pickup.
If you are arriving the day of the tour you will also be eligible for an airport pick up.
If you are arriving less than 48 hours before the start of the tour and booked the pre-nights directly with TruTravels at the start hotel, you will get a free airport pickup. If you are arriving the day of the tour you will also be eligible for an airport pick up.

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best friends & one of them happens to know where they're going!
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best friends & one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
Airport pick up
Mini Bus/ Private Car
Fast Boat to Mentawai Island
Flight to Padang
Flight to Bali
Ferry to Gili
Airport pick up Mini Bus/ Private Car Fast Boat to Mentawai Island Flight to Padang Flight to Bali Ferry to Gili

Accommodation
17 Nights Accommodation
Rural Homestay
Twin-share rooms
17 Nights Accommodation Rural Homestay Twin-share rooms

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Turtle Volunteering
Local Cooking Class
TURTLE VOLUNTEER PROJECT
An incredible once in a lifetime experience as we head to a remote village in West Sumatra where we spend our day volunteering at a local turtle conservation. We'll learn the importance of the protection of these majestic animals and how they'll thrive in the natural untouched waters of Sumatra.
WAYAN'S COOKING CLASS
After an accidental meeting on a rainy day in Bali we becames friends with Wayan and ever since he’s been teaching our TruFam how to master the art of cooking traditional Indonesian cuisine in his family home. We’ve worked with Wayan for years, and he only takes us to the best markets to get the local ingredients. His infectious smile really is the TruExclusive itself, but to top it off the food is out of this world. We spend the day checking out the markets and visiting the insta worthy rice paddies. Because really have you even been to Bali if you didn’t get a pic at the rice paddies?
Turtle Volunteering Local Cooking Class TURTLE VOLUNTEER PROJECT An incredible once in a lifetime experience as we head to a remote village in West Sumatra where we spend our day volunteering at a local turtle conservation. We'll learn the importance of the protection of these majestic animals and how they'll thrive in the natural untouched waters of Sumatra. WAYAN'S COOKING CLASS After an accidental meeting on a rainy day in Bali we becames friends with Wayan and ever since he’s been teaching our TruFam how to master the art of cooking traditional Indonesian cuisine in his family home. We’ve worked with Wayan for years, and he only takes us to the best markets to get the local ingredients. His infectious smile really is the TruExclusive itself, but to top it off the food is out of this world. We spend the day checking out the markets and visiting the insta worthy rice paddies. Because really have you even been to Bali if you didn’t get a pic at the rice paddies?

Meals
16 x Breakfasts
6 x Lunches
4 x Dinner
16 x Breakfasts 6 x Lunches 4 x Dinner

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Bali & Sumatra Adventure
18 Days

U$2,795 U$2,236

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Snorkelers spotted a turtle in the sea in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Turtle Volunteer Project
Orangutan Trekking
River Tubing
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Local Village Homestay
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Day 1

welcome to sumatra

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Say ‘Halo’ because it’s time for your Sumatra tour to begin! There’s no more waiting around, you and your new TruFam are officially on the way! Once you’ve arrived, we’ll pick you up from the airport and be on your way to meet the rest of your group and your Travel Ninja. We’ll run you through the next jampacked, exciting 18 days, where we’ll explore dense rainforests, encounter majestic wildlife, soak in scenic routes, and connect with local communities. Spend the rest of your evening exploring all the wonders Sumatra has to offer before you begin your journey around Indonesia’s largest island.

 

Sumatra
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Day 2

exploring bukit lawang and bat caves!

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We hope you’re bright eyed and bushy tailed because we’re up early for our first full day! We’re off to the vibrant wilderness of Bukit Lawang, a beautiful spot nestled in the heart of Sumatra. Prepare to be captivated by the untamed beauty of nature as you set foot in this breath-taking paradise. Once we’re there, we’ll chill and grab a bite to eat before we head into the infamous Bat Caves (and we’re not talking the Christian Bale kind of bat either). You can watch in awe as the bats flutter and dance above your head and reveal their night-time rituals, it’s tru-ly an incredible experience. Get ready to start your own night-time ritual because after a full day, we’re going back to the accommodation for dinner and starting our first local night out!

Bukit Lawang
Bat Cave
1x Breakfast
Day 3

orangutan trekking & river tubing

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Hopefully you’re not feeling too rough this morning because it’s an early start! Once we’ve had breakfast and fuelled up for the day, we’re going out to spot the local wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for orangutans, monkeys, tropical birds and more as we venture deep into the rainforest. You’ll work up an appetite from all this walking, as your local guide has prepared a delicious lunch for you to chow down on. We’re then switching up walking for boats! We’re then rubber tubing down the river straight to the hotel doorstep - try and tell us that that isn’t cool?!

 

Bukit Lawang
Orangutan Trekking & River Tubing
1 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch
Day 4

fly to padang!

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After eating breakfast we’re catching an afternoon flight to Padang City. It’s a coastal location facing the Indian Ocean and is surrounded by lush green hills -it’s simply stunning. There’s beautiful beaches and incredible views to soak in, so take advantage of some free time in the afternoon once we’ve arrived. This evening is a slightly slower pace as we appreciate the most beautiful sunset and get plenty of rest before a busy day tomorrow!

Padang
Flight to Padang
1 x Breakfast
Day 5

mentawai village experience

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Rise and shine! We’re making our way to our very own TruExclusive today! Deep in the jungle lies the Mentawai village to spend time with the local people of Sumatra, whose warm hospitality and traditions are tru-ly incredible. This is one of those moments that you’ll cherish forever. We take a fast boat to Siberut and the heart of the village for an authentic rural experience. You’ll have a lunch prepared for the locals before exploring the surrounding farm, where our host family will welcome us with open arms and stay in huts. You can’t do this anywhere else, but you know by now that here at Tru, we don’t do things by halves. We’ll then take a trip to the market, a hub for local handicrafts, textile, and souvenirs. We end the night with a wholesome night of playing games, chatting to the host family, and hearing their stories, sipping ice cold beers, and falling asleep to the mesmerising sounds of the birds around us.

Mentawai village
Local Homestay
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
Day 6

vist village shaman & skill learning

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It’s a very early start so make the most of the rest of your morning here before jumping into a crazy jungle adventure! It promises to awaken your senses and ignite your sense of adventure. When the clock hits 06:30 AM, get ready to dive deep into Mentawai culture as you spend your day in a traditional house called a “Uma”. This isn’t your typical visit, you’ll make genuine connections, learn foraging and hunting skills, and get to know the village’s Shaman. In the heart of nature, we’ll get to learn the wisdom of the indigenous tribe, from crafting their traditional threads, to mastering survival skills, your time in the jungle will be educational and life changing.

Mentawai
Visit to Shaman, Survival Skills Learning
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
Day 7

let's go to the beach!

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Play Starships by Nicki Minaj because ‘let’s go the beach-beach, let’s go get a wave!’ Get packed up because it’s time to swap trees for sand. In the afternoon, we mosey down to Padang Harbour, and check out Nagari Sungai Pinang, the traditional fishing village that hugs the southern coast of Padang. We’ll spend our last few days in beach huts that are only a stone's throw away from crystal clear waters surrounded by nature -did someone say paradise?! Spend the afternoon however you want before we go to dinner and stop in a live music bar. Sit back, sip a cocktail, and watch the sun go down as we soak up the magic of our last few days in Sumatra.

Padang
Fast Ferry To Padang
1 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
Day 8

island hopping & turtle centre visit

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It’s time to island-hop, we’ll jump into boats and head to surrounding marine hotspots to jump in! Grab your mask and snorkel and dive down as we swim along the vibrant corals, colourful fish and even maybe a turtle or 2! Our day will have us visiting Turtle Point, Nemo Point and Snake island to witness the natural beauty of Indonesia’s quieter island. Head to the beach and feel the sand between your toes, the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face as we have a chilled afternoon before heading to a turtle volunteer project. We’ll learn the importance of conservation, how Sumatra supports turtles within the ocean’s ecosystem and we’ll also help bathe turtles and get them ready for their release into the ocean! An incredible day and a s’hell of a good time! In the evening it’s back to our beach huts and dinner and drinks as the sun goes down. We’ll dance on the beach, sip cocktails and sing along to the live music. It’s our last night together as TruFam, it’s only right.. Right?

 

*Please note that the opportunity for releasing the turtles is extremley dependent on seasons, tides and the number of turtles ready for releasing*

 

Padang
Island Hopping & Turtle Centre Visit
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
Day 9

travel day

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It’s time to say goodbye to the stunning island of Sumatra. We’ve had some amazing experiences so far and we can’t wait to continue our journey. Have a chilled check out and make the most of your final moments on this beautiful island before we head to the airport and make our way to Bali! The past 10 days were Suma'thing special but the next part of the trip will be even more epic - you better Bali-eve it!

Canggu
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Day 10

temples temples temples!

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View of Tanah lot temple in Bali, surrounded by the sea
A group at the temple Taman Ayun in Bali Indonesia

What’s a better introduction to Bali’s culture and history than visiting two of its most famous temples? (Make sure you pack something to cover your shoulders) We’ll make our way to the Royal Temple of Taman Ayun! It translates as ‘beautiful garden’ and it’s easy to see why. It's filled with gorgeous architecture, ponds full of exotic fish and lush greenery. Then we’ll head over to Tanah Lot, which is set on a rock formation and is so fun to explore. After a day of culture, get your dancing shoes on because we’re going OUT OUT. We’ll watch the sunset on one of the most picturesque beaches, before a big night out in Canggu. You may thank us, but your liver definitely won’t (Pretty Poison is also a cool club to check out, it’s essentially a giant skatepark indoors with bars and a dancefloor.)

Canggu
TANAH LOT & TAMAN AYUN VISITS
1 X BREAKFAST
Day 11

surfs up!

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A group on the beach in Bali, Indonesia ready to surf with bright blue sky and sea in the background
A group of four pushing their surf boards into the sea ready for a surfing lesson in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

We hope you’ve recovered from last night's boozing because we’re gonna go catch some bitchin’ waves. Get your board and your swimsuits because it’s time for your very own surf lesson on Kuta Beach, one of the best places to surf in Asia. Here, one of the best local Kuta instructors will teach you the basics of surfing, starting with how to stand up because trust us, it’s bloody hard. After a day on the crystal-clear waters, we’re going to head back and chill. Relax at the rooftop pool, or the beach, or the bar -we know we’ll definitely be at the bar.

Canggu
SURFING LESSON
1x Breakfast
Day 12

ubud waterfalls

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A group shot by Tegenungan waterfall in Bali Indonesia

Make sure you’re up and packed because today we’re going to Ubud. Ubud is famous for its terraced rice paddies, temples, shrines, and yes, monkeys. We’ll stop off on the way to cool off in the most famous waterfall, Tegenungan waterfall, so make sure your cameras are charged and ready to snap some pics. If you can get a good picture of you emerging from the water flicking your hair, we’ll be impressed because we tried it and it’s not giving Little Mermaid at all. Once we’ve checked into the hotel, you’ll have time to do whatever you want whether you want to explore, chat to local people, or eat delicious food, before we go to one of Bali’s coolest live music destinations -it’s going to be a fun evening!

 

Ubud
WATERFALL VISIT
1x Breakfast
Day 13

cooking class & monkey forest

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Time for a Tru-ly unforgettable day (see what we did there?) with a Tru Exclusive. Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver haven’t got sh*t on you after you’ve taken part in a traditional Indonesian cooking class! We’ll start by having breakfast, before having a sneak peek at the freshest ingredients at the local markets. Then we’ll join the amazing Wayan and learn how to cook some of Bali’s famous dishes, as well as Canang Sari, the flower offerings made for the God. Obviously you’ll then get to eat all of the delicious food you’ve made today. Once our bellies are literally at capacity of how much Balinese food we can stuff ourselves with, we’re going to walk it off at the famous, sacred Monkey Forest. Make sure you don’t have sunglasses on your head, headphones in, designer bags, or dangling necklaces because these literal cheeky monkeys will nick whatever you have to hand. That Louis Vuitton cross body bag you have? Yeah, don’t bring that. But it’s a bucket list moment, it’s believed the hundreds of monkeys protect the temples inside, they mean a lot to the Balinese people. Then in classic Tru style, we’ll head back, and you’ll eat and drink with your TruFam and catch up and talk about the memories you’ve made so far.

Ubud
cooking class & monkey forest
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Traditional cooking class
Day 14

rice terraces & volcano viewpoint

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A group walking through the lush emerald green rice terraces in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Girl on swing at rice terraces in Ubud

Fun fact: Half of the world’s population's daily diet is 20% rice! Get ready for one of the most famous and exciting things to do in Bali -wander through the stunning rice terraces of Tegalalang. Trek through the Ubud valleys, drink from a fresh coconut, and get the Insta worthy pic of you on a swing flying over the terraces that everyone recognises and will be jealous over! Whilst taking in the sites, you’ll also learn the importance of the grains of rice in the Balinese, and world, economy. After all of this, we’ll take you to Kintamani for some lunch overlooking the active volcano Mount Batur. The evening is all yours, spend it topping up your tan, picking up souvenirs at the vibrant, thriving markets, or drinking even more beer!

 

Ubud
RICE TERRACES, VOLCANO VIEWPOINT & LOCAL MARKETS
1x breakfast
Day 15

head to the gili islands

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After a week of exploring and culture, we think it’s time we hit the beaches b*tchessss! We’re jumping on a bus before boarding on a ferry to the stunning Gili Trawangan (locally known as Gili T). We’ll check into our tropical accommodation in the heart of the island, where we’ll spend our final free days. Kick your feet back, paddle in the sparkling waters or sunbathe on the pristine, sandy beaches. There’s an incredible night life on this island, so get that bucket in hand and get ready to live it up!

GILI TRAWANGAN
head to gili
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Day 16

island hopping adventure

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Snorkelers spotted a turtle in the sea in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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It’s called ‘island hopping’, we call it sitting on a boat, feeling the sea breeze in your hair, and laying in the sun, aka bliss! We’ll hop around three islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air, home to some of the most incredible snorkel spots. Get those snorkels on because you’ll see turtles (did someone saw aw?), stunning coral, and diverse marine life.

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ISLAND HOPPING & SNORKELLING
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Day 17

bike ride around gili t

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A group of five on bicycles by the beach, ready for a bike ride around the island of Gili Trawangan, Bali, Indonesia
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A group selfie on a boat while on a snorkelling trip in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Today we’re exploring the whole island on Gili T’s only mode of transport, pushbike! Think Ariana Grande Side to Side because we’re going to cycle around this beautiful island and explore all of the nooks and crannies, before taking a small trek uphill to the best viewpoint Gili T has to offer. You’ll then get the chance to enjoy one final sunset with your TruFam and reminisce about your epic time in Bali. You’ll have a farewell dinner (no tears allowed!) before finishing off with a small party to celebrate the best 18 days of your life.

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island bike tour
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Day 18

chilled check out

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Well, the final day has arrived. We know, it’s sad, but on the bright side you’ve had a memorable experience and met some friends for life! You’ll have a chilled check out, but if you’ve caught the travel bug and don’t want this to be the end, your Travel Ninja is on hand to help you on to your next adventure. Guys, it’s been a wild one. Whatever you do next, go home, and tell all your friends what you did on tour, or jet set elsewhere, keep in touch!

HELP & SUPPORT WITH ONWARD TRAVEL
1 X BREAKFAST

FAQs

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Medan and ends in Gili Trawangan.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Kualanamu International Airport (KNO.)

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

You will need to travel back to Denpasar international airport (DPS). Please note when booking a return flight on Day 10 that we recommend the earliest you can fly is around 7pm from Denpasar to allow for your journey back from Gili Trawangan. change to this: You will need to travel back to Denpasar International Airport (DPS). Please note when booking a return flight on Day 10 that we recommend the earliest you can fly is around 7pm from Denpasar to allow for your journey back from Gili Trawangan due to traffic. The Ferry from Gili Trawangan starts at 9am and takes around 3 hours depending on conditions to Padang Bai, where you can then grab a taxi from the port to the airport.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is all twin share private rooms.

What is the currency?

The currency in Indonesia is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

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