14 days,Medan to Padang

Encounter elephants and orangutans up close and personal, hike down to a crater lake, trek in the jungle of national parks, chill out on Lake Samosir.

If the only thing you think of when you hear “Sumatra” is “coffee,” then we need to have a chat. If you’re looking to plunge right into a nature-filled adventure with elephants and orangutans aplenty, here’s where you’ll want to be for two weeks of city touring, hiking, and having a great time bonding with your fellow travellers. We’re pretty sure you’ll agree that everything is a highlight in Sumatra.

What's Included

  • City tour of Medan. Visit to orangutan feeding platform. Hike between Tangkahan and Bukit Lawang. Trek down to Maninjau. Orientation walks of Berastagi, Sipirok and Bukittinggi.
  • 13 breakfasts. (Allow USD300-450 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (13 nts).
  • Minibus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.

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Day 1 Medan

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Bukit Lawang (2B)

Tour Medan in the morning of Day 2, visiting Maimoon Palace, the Great Mosque and the Vihara Gunung Timur temple. In Bukit Lawang, visit the orangutan viewing platform, and opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park.

Day 4-5 Tangkahan (2B)

Traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to participate in an elephant feeding session, go hiking or ride an elephant.

Day 6-7 Berastagi (2B)

Hike from Tangkahan to Bukit Lawang, then continue to Berastagi by bus. Orientation walk upon arrival. Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.

Day 8-9 Samosir Island (2B)

Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba. Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.

Day 10 Sipirok (1B)

Stop off at local villages visiting weavers and a markets en route to this beautiful hilltop town surrounded by rice fields and mountains and enjoy an orientation walk.

Day 11-12 Bukittinggi (2B)

Orientation walk upon arrival after a long travel day with a few stops to break up the journey. Free day to go rafting, kayaking, visit Sianok Canyon or check out the Japanese Caves built during World War II.

Day 13 Maninjau (1B)

Transfer down to the beautiful crater lake of Maninjau. Enjoy the slow pace of life and do not miss the sunset!

Day 14 Padang (1B)

Transfer to Padang where the tour ends upon arrival in the late morning.

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