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.”

Highlights

Padang | Sangkar | Bukittinggi | Ngarai Sianok | Sihepeng Botanical Garden | Sijornih Waterfall | Lake Toba | Samosir Island | Tomok | Brastagi | Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre | Banda Aceh | Pulau Weh

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Departure information

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

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
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.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

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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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.

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