Journey through the Jungles of Sumatra

2-Week Sumatra Holiday - Wildlife & Adventure Itinerary - Indonesia

Prices from £2,175 pp

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Duration14 days / 13 nights (flexible)


ItineraryMedan - Bukit Lawang - Tangkahan - Berastagi - Lake Toba - Cubadak

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Explore the remote rainforest of Sumatra, watch cheeky orangutans, float gently down the emerald green river on a tube and climb steaming volcanoes before relaxing in hot springs. Raw, untouched and rarely-visited, it’s secluded and steeped in mystery. Packed with wildlife, traditional tribes and staggering landscapes, its way off the beaten tourist track. Sleep in rickety jungle lodges, glide across shimmering Lake Toba to fascinating Samosir Island and end up on a tiny slice of tropical paradise.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport as described below
  • Excursions as described below
  • Domestic flights

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Swinging with the Apes

Take a walk on the wild side, trekking through dense Sumatran jungle and crossing rushing rivers to meet playful orangutans swinging between the treetops. Spend 2 days exploring Gunung Leuser National Park staying in a small hotel on the edge of the rainforest. Hike into the heart of the jungle, wobble across wooden bridges and scramble between the trees, eventually arriving at the optimum spot to witness semi-wild orangutans.

orangutan in bukit lawang

Deep into the Jungle

Get lost in the UNESCO World Heritage Sumatran jungle where the trees chatter with monkeys and the waters sparkle. This trip into the isolated jungle wilderness will take you into the untamed heart of Sumatra, packed with monkeys, exotic birds and giant rafflesia flowers. You’ll stay in a rustic bungalow right by the Kualsa Buluh River, and feel a million miles away from the modern world.

canopy bridge in tangkahan

Volcano Craters of Berastagi

Head for the cool emerald hills where volcanoes puff smoke rings into the sky and lush fields stretch into the horizon, leaving the steamy lowland heat behind. While not a beautiful place itself, Berastagi is surrounded by some of Sumatra’s most breathtaking scenery. You’ll stay in Berastagi, and with a guide climb the Sibayak volcano, its crater coughing tendrils of sulphurous smoke into the air.

volcano in berastagi

Fairytale in Samosir

Stay on Samosir Island, stranded in the rippling waters of volcanic Lake Toba. You’ll stay in the small and brilliantly named village of Tuk-Tuk, with uninterrupted views across the lake and densely wooded jungles as the backdrop. You can visit the villages, head to Siminando, the centre of Samosir culture and visit the unusual Batak tombstones. It’s a beautiful, unusual and welcoming place.

lake toba

On a Deserted Island

Escape to a secret tropical island with sugar-soft sands and swaying palms. Cubadak Island is a hidden nook of paradise and you’ll have the place practically to yourself. Stay  in a beautiful rustic resort owned by a welcoming French couple, making it a heavenly island hideaway with delicious food to boot. Spend your days hiking to Cubadak’s interior, snorkelling coral reefs and collapsing on the sand.

green trees and blue sea with a small wooden pier

Speak to our Indonesia specialist, Miles

“From the moment I first stepped off the plane, I was swept away by Indonesia’s charm and beauty- so much so, that I’ve since lost count of how many times I’ve been! It’s got beaches, cultural wonders, wildlife & warm weather. What’s not to love?”

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