Was $1199  — Savings of 10% on select departures.
14 days,Medan to Padang

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.

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 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
  • Orientation walks of Berastagi and Bukittinggi
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 13 breakfasts. (Allow USD300-450 for meals not included.)
  • Minibus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
  • Simple hotels (13 nts).


Day 1Medan

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Medan/Tangkahan(1B)

Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to participate in an elephant bathing session or go hiking.

Day 3Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang(1B)

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

Day 4Bukit Lawang(1B)

Visit the orangutan viewing platform and opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP.

Day 5Bukit Lawang/Berastagi(1B)

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

Day 6Berastagi(1B)

Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.

Day 7Berastagi/Samosir Island(1B)

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

Day 8Samosir Island(1B)

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

Day 9Samosir Island/Sibolga(1B)

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

Day 10Sibolga/Panyabungan(1B)

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

Day 11Panyabungan/Bukittinggi(1B)

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

Day 12Bukittinggi(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 13Bukittinggi/Padang(1B)

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

Day 14Padang(1B)

Depart at any time.

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