Highlights of Sumatra

If the only thing you think of when you hear Sumatra is coffee, then we need to have a chat. If youre looking to plunge right into a nature-filled adventure with orangutans aplenty, heres where youll want to be. Enjoy two weeks of city touring, hiking, and having a great time bonding with your fellow travellers. Were pretty sure youll agree that everything is a highlight in Sumatra.

Duration: 14 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141826
Starts: Medan, Indonesia Finishes: Padang, Indonesia
You will visit
  • Medan
  • Padang



Day 1: Medan

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Medan/Tangkahan (1B)

Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking.

Included Activities:
Medan City Tour

Minibus (5.00 hour(s), 100km)


Day 3: Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B)

Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park.

Minibus (6.00 hour(s))


Day 4: Bukit Lawang (1B)

An orangutan rehabilitation centre was set up in 1973 to help orangutans released from captivity to learn the skills they will need in the wild. Once they are released into the wild, they are monitored and still provided with some supplementary food until they're 100% ready to fend for themselves. We visit a platform when they are being fed.

Gunung Leuser National Park is located nearby and a great place to do some wildlife trekking in this large jungle park.

Included Activities:
Orangutan Feeding Platform Visit

Walking (2.00 hour(s))


Day 5: Bukit Lawang/Berastagi (1B)

Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Minibus (7.00-8.00 hours, 160km)


Day 6: Berastagi (1B)

Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.


Day 7: Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)

Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba.

Minibus (8.00 hour(s), 190km)


Day 8: Samosir Island (1B)

Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.


Day 9: Samosir Island/Sibolga (1B)

Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, finishing at a town on the Indian Ocean on Sumatra's western coast.

Minibus (8.00 hour(s))


Day 10: Sibolga/Panyabungan (1B)

Take in the landscape on another travel day. Break up the journey with an overnight stop in Panyabungan.

Minibus (8.00 hour(s))


Day 11: Panyabungan/Bukittinggi (1B)

Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival after a half-day of travel, including a few interesting stops along the way.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Minibus (5.00 hour(s))


Day 12: Bukittinggi (1B)

Enjoy a free day to go rafting or kayaking, or check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.


Day 13: Bukittinggi/Padang (1B)

Spend the final evening on Sumatra with the group at a beach hotel in Padang.

Minibus (2.00 hour(s), 30km)


Day 14: Padang (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • City tour of Medan
    • Visit to orangutan feeding platform
    • Orientation walks of Berastagi and Bukittinggi
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels (13 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 13 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
    • Minibus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Encounter orangutans up-close-and-personal
  • Bliss out beachside on the Indian Ocean
  • Trek in the jungle of national parks
  • Chill out on Lake Samosir.