18-to-Thirtysomethings: Highlights of Sumatra (AESH)
Countries Visited: Indonesia Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 10.
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts
Accommodations: Simple hotels (13 nts).
Bliss out beachside on the Indian Ocean, trek in the jungle of national parks, chill out on Lake Toba, get active in Bukittinggi
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.
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|Day 1||Medan||Day 1 Medan|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Tangkahan||Day 2 Medan/Tangkahan (1B)|
Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking. Included Activities: Medan City Tour Transport: Minibus (5.00 hour(s), 100km)
|Day 3||Bukit Lawang||Day 3 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B)|
Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park. Transport: Minibus (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Bukit Lawang||Day 4 Bukit Lawang (1B)|
Gunung Leuser National Park, located nearby, is a great place to do some wildlife trekking through the jungle.
|Day 5||Berastagi||Day 5 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi (1B)|
Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (7.00-8.00 hours, 160km)
|Day 6||Berastagi||Day 6 Berastagi (1B)|
Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.
|Day 7||Samosir Island||Day 7 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)|
Travel to the worlds largest volcano lake, Lake Toba. Transport: Minibus (8.00 hour(s), 190km)
|Day 8||Samosir Island||Day 8 Samosir Island (1B)|
Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.
|Day 9||Padangsidempuan||Day 9 Samosir Island/Padangsidempuan (1B)|
Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night. Transport: Minibus (9.00 hour(s))
|Day 10||Bukittinggi||Day 10 Padangsidempuan/Bukittinggi (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (10.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Bukittinggi||Day 11 Bukittinggi (1B)|
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||Padang||Day 12 Bukittinggi/Padang (1B)|
Travel to Padang and settle in at the beach hotel before enjoying some free time to explore. Transport: Minibus (2.00 hour(s), 30km)
|Day 13||Padang||Day 13 Padang (1B)|
Enjoy a full free day in Padang. Opt for a trip to nearby scenic islands.
|Day 14||Padang||Day 14 Padang (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.