Sumatra is the biggest island in Indonesia, famous for its magnificent nature and fascinating culture. The distinguishing features of this former Dutch colony include tropical rain forest, rivers, waterfalls, picturesque paddy fields on terraces cut into the steep hillsides, and verdant, volcanic landscapes comprising mountains, crater lakes and deep gorges. This 12-day tour gives you the chance to experience the Sumatran orang-utan, the highlands of Berastagi, the tallest waterfall in Indonesia, the largest crater lake in the world, the monkeys at Sihepeng, Sianok Gorge with the Lubang Jepang tunnels, the Jam Gadang clock tower and Pagaruyung Palace. Other noteworthy attractions include the Equator and fascinating traditional villages where you will have the opportunity to witness the culture of the local population, and life in the country with ox carts and conventional crafts.
Our proposed “12 Days Fascinating Sumatra”” round tour, starts in Medan and ends in Padang. Many highlights and activities are included; Elephant Bathing and Riding, Cultures, Leuser National Park, Orang-Utan, Lake Toba, crossing the equator, Bukittinggi … All under guidance of a friendly local professional English speaking tour guide. Selected accommodations in clean 3* hotels or lodges, with private bathroom and daily breakfast included. Optionally (with supplement) you may opt for another guiding language, like French, German or Dutch. Note that traveling in Sumatra requires a flexible and adventurous attitude towards unexpected situations, infrastructure and accommodations (a power cut, temporally no water, no WiFi…are all possible..). After your round tour you might extend your holiday by visiting f.e. Java and / or Bali ? Contact us for the options.