Sumatra 12 day tour, Indonesia

This twelve day tailor made tour introduces you to the magic of Sumatra – from otherworldly volcanoes to ancient sites to the tropical jungle that orangutans call home.
Padang Sangkar Bukittinggi Ngarai Sianok Sihepeng Botanical Garden Sijornih Waterfall Lake Toba Samosir Island Tomok Brastagi Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Banda Aceh Pulau Weh
Price
£1337 excluding flights
Duration
12 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Priced based on two sharing a twin/double room.
Single supplement available on request.
Price excludes flights.
Meals as per itinerary.
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Description of Sumatra 12 day tour, Indonesia

Price information

£1337 excluding flights
Priced based on two sharing a twin/double room.
Single supplement available on request.
Price excludes flights.
Meals as per itinerary.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Sumatra
The Indonesian island of Sumatra was the inspiration for Skull Island, home to the legendary movie monster King Kong. Not nearly so well-explored as m...
Orangutan
‘Orang-hutan’ means ‘person of the forest’, and this term was originally used to refer to forest dwelling humans as well as their shaggy, branch swing...

Vacation information

LGBTQIA+
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Jungle trek, tubing and Bat Cave walk in Bukit Lawang.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be aware that there are long distances to travel to cover West Sumatra and North Sumatra, which adds to the environmental impact if traveling by car. Also, homestays do not always have hot running water.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. The accommodation and restaurants were locally owned and national park fees help conservation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Very good. We had a very knowledgeable guide and there was an interesting mix of culture, beautiful scenery and activities.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Part of your trip includes a stay at an eco-lodge in Bukit Lawang which takes a leading role in protecting its surrounding rainforest. The lodges ae inspired by the environment and built predominantly with bamboo, a fast growing and sustainable resource. The kitchen uses fresh ingredients purchased from local farmers to ensure the provenance of the food and ensure guests are truly ‘eating local.’ Tinned foods are banned, particularly those that include palm oil - instead coconut oil and dairy butter are used. The lodge also has a program of re-use and recycling and waste water is filtered to ensure no pollutants can enter the river.

During your stay on Pulau Weh there are plenty of opportunities to explore the beautiful reefs and coral gardens which surround the island through diving and snorkelling. Your hotel can arrange for you to experience this with the help of a local dive school who work tirelessly to protect the reefs from destructive practices including reef bombing and shark fin fishing.

At the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre you will have the opportunity to watch as these endangered animals enjoy their breakfast and learn a little more about the important work that the center undertakes. By providing medical care and rehabilitation for orphaned orangutans and those who have been illegally kept as pets, along with important scientific research, the park is working towards increasing the orangutan population, educating local communities on their welfare and learning more about these fascinating creatures. Along with learning more, your visit and entrance fees all help to continue their work.

People

Supporting the community plays an important part in your visit to Sumatra. You are accompanied throughout your trip by an English speaking local guide. As a visitor, you benefit from the inside knowledge and first-hand experiences being shown around by a local can bring and your guide and their family benefit from guaranteed employment.

On Samosir island you will be treated to a traditional dance called the tor-tor performed by local dancers and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. As well as participating and having the chance to meet and speak to local inhabitants, anything you spend during your visit helps to boost their livelihoods.

Our ground agents, who are with you throughout the trip, take community matters very seriously especially focusing on helping underprivileged women gain an education and skills they need to create a living. Much of this is hospitality based as the tourism industry continues to grow in Sumatra. By booking this tour, you are contributing to their success.

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