Highlights of Sumatra

Company : G Adventures
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

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 the chance to see orangutans, here’s where you’ll want to be. Enjoy 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.



Day 1 Medan
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Medan/Tangkahan
Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking.

Day 3 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang
Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park.

Day 4 Bukit Lawang
Opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP.

Day 5 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi
Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.

Day 6 Berastagi
Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.

Day 7 Berastagi/Samosir Island
Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba.

Day 8 Samosir Island
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/Padangsidempuan
Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night.

Day 10 Padangsidempuan/Bukittinggi
Embark on another day of travel, including stops along the way for lunch and a spice garden visit. Enjoy a brief, CEO-led orientation walk of Bukittinggi in the evening.

Day 11 Bukittinggi
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 12 Bukittinggi/Padang
Travel to Padang and settle in at the beach hotel before enjoying some free time to explore.

Day 13 Padang
Enjoy a full free day in Padang. Opt for a trip to nearby scenic islands.

Day 14 Padang
Depart at any time.


Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Start/Finish: Medan to Padang
  • Price: From £679
  • Trip Code: AESH

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