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Sumatra Jungle Trek

Sumatra is an island of extraordinary beauty. Discover its scenery, wildlife and cultural diversity on this extraordinary trekking adventure

Inclusions

12 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 10 dinners
Comfortable lodge accommodation on a twin share basis
Private vehicles
Porters whilst trekking
Permits and park fees
Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
Expert bilingual guide
Medical kit
Multi speed mountain bike
Airport transfers (days 1 & 13 only)
Hightlights
Explore Sumatra's natural beauty
Experience the awesome orangutans of Bukit Lawang
Discover amazing wildlife
Journey to beautiful Lake Toba
Reach the summit of Sibayak volcano
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
13
Price From
AUD $2,790
Start Location
Medan, Indonesia
End Location
Indonesia
Age Range
Min :14
Group Size
4 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
09 Jul 201821 Jul 2018AvailableAUD $2,790
06 Aug 201818 Aug 2018AvailableAUD $2,790
09 Sep 201821 Sep 2018AvailableAUD $2,790
10 Jun 201922 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $2,790
08 Jul 201920 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $2,790
05 Aug 201917 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $2,790
08 Sep 201920 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,790
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
You will be met at Kuala Namu Airport by our local agent who will accompany you to Bukit Lawang. Once at Bukit Lawang you can enjoy the rest of the day acclimatising and relaxing before your evening dinner. Overnight: Lodge. Note : Flights should arrive prior to 12:00.
Day 2
This morning you will have an early start to for your trek to the orangutan feeding station in the Gunung Leuser National Park, the first step for once captive orang-utans learning to live in the wild. This morning's trek gives you the opportunity to find your forest feet. At the feeding platform you will be able to see the semi-wild orang-utans in their natural habitat. Overnight: Lodge.
Day 3
This morning we set out on our trek into Gunung Leuser National Park. Over the next five days you will experience some steep climbs and ascents with the aid of rope and a hand or two from your local guides. You will learn some rainforest survival skills from your local guides: path-finding, setting up camp, fishing, foraging for food and medicine, making fires and cooking. The terrain you will be trekking on will be extremely steep, but the views spectacular, with plenty of stops to help you to acclimatise and adjust to the local conditions. Gunung Leuser National Park is mostly mountainous, covering a million hectares, straddling the borders of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. Overnight: jungle camping
Day 4
This morning after breakfast we trek to the Landak River. While going deeper into the rainforest your chances of encountering wildlife will increase. At noon your guides will prepare you a simple jungle lunch on the top of a hill. Fantastic scenery along the way through the national park will be then a memorable experience for you. Here is a big chance to see wild orangutans and black gibbons. Overnight: jungle camping
Day 5
After breakfast you will discover the deeper jungle while hiking further upstream of the Landak River to Uning. If you are lucky here you can see the Sumatran tiger, deer, wild pigs and other habitants of the tropical rainforest. Overnight: jungle camping
Day 6
Today we continue in the direction to the Bohorok River. In the afternoon you can relax and swim. If you are lucky you can observe there the Sumatran monitor lizards, tortoises and colourful river butterflies around the campsite. Overnight: jungle camping
Day 7
After waking late, having breakfast, swimming or just relaxing around the camp. Then it's time to return to Bukit Lawang and that is around 2.5 hours full of fun! Because your "jungle taxi" will bring you back by traditional tube-rafting down the Bohorok River. Rest of the afternoon free to rest or have a swim in the Bohorok river next to the hotel. Overnight: Lodge
Day 8
A half day becak (traditional Tuk-Tuk-taxi) adventure will take you along green rice fields, rubber plantations and through the unique villages surrounding Bukit Lawang. Overnight: Lodge
Day 9
This morning we journey by road to Berastagi, perched on a plateau and surrounded by two volcans: Gunung Sinabung to the west (which was very active in 2013) and the smoking Gunung Sibayak to the north. Because of the cool climate, this was a popular escape for the Dutch who built some beautiful colonial houses. Berastagi is an agricultural trade centre and its markets are always humming with activity. Have a look at the famous fruit market, where you find and endless choice of exotic fruits. Overnight: Lodge
Day 10
The 2094m high Sibayak volcano is on of the most accessible volcano's in Indonesia. Accompanied by a guide you leave early morning to the starting point. From here it's only a bit more than an hour to climb up to the magnificent crater. You will witness several active sulphur springs. The colours yellow and green are predominate. If the weather is clear you have a fantastic view on the Sinabung volcano. Back to the hotel for breakfast and than continue your journey to Lake Toba. Lake Toba is a wonderful lake, where the amiable Christian Batak people reside. Everywhere you will be welcomed with a chorus of "horas" (welcome) to greet you at every turn. Danau Toba is the largest lake in South-east Asia; covering a massive 1707 sq km. Samosir is located in the middle and almost as big as Singapore.The Bataks were among the most warlike peoples in Sumatra. Today there are more than six million Bataks, divided into six main linguistic groups. The majority of today's Bataks are Protestant Christians, although many still practise elements of animist belief. The Bataks are famous for their powerful and emotive hymn singing and a Batak man is never far from his guitar! Overnight: Lodge
Day 11
Cycling on Samosir is quite pleasant because there is not so much traffic and it's a great way to get into contact with the friendly Bataks. The aim of the bike trip is to witness the traditional Batak dancing in Simanindo. Here is also a small museum housed in the formerly home of Rajah Simalungun, a Batak king, and his 14 wives. On the way back to Tuk Tuk you visit the stone chairs in Ambarita. In former times important matters were discussed among village elders and wrong drs were beheaded here. Overnight: Lodge. Cycle distance approx: 60kms
Day 12
Today you make a boat trip on the lake to the not touristic side. You will make a short hike and visit a school in a small village (closed during school holidays). You will be touched by the warm welcome of the children. Back to the boat you set sail to a nice waterfall for a swim and a delicious lunch on board. The whole tour will be accompanied by Batak singers who will cheer up your day! You you will be transferred to Medan. You will arrive in Medan in the late evening. Overnight at Garuda Plaza
Day 13
After breakfast transfer to Medan airport.