• Visit an Orangutan sanctuary
• Enjoy interacting with elephants in Tangkaha
• See the mountains, jungle and volcanoes of Sumatra
• Hike through rural villages
• Learn about the Batak of Lake Toba
• Explore Bukittinggi and learn about it's matrilineal society
• Journey to Krakatoa and climb 'Child of' Krakatoa
• Search for Sumatran elephants, tigers and rhinos in Way Kampas
• 20 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Medan and finish in Jakarta
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 3
The lush island of Sumatra, fifth largest in the world, is one of Indonesia's most important islands and perhaps its most beautiful. With its many tribes, cultures, wildlife reserves, jungles, rivers, spectacular waterfalls and crater lakes, the island is a joy for any traveller interested in natural beauty and diverse cultures. It is a truly extraordinary destination with its remarkable wealth of sights and sounds, all set within some of the most beautiful landscapes to be seen anywhere.
While in Sumatra, we travel south along the spine - the rugged Bukit Barisan mountain range, exploring a number of fantastic sights and cultures enroute. These include the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ("Bukit Lawang") and the Elephants of Tangkaha, as well as spectacular Lake Toba and the Batak Highlands, where the proud Batak people migrated from the Himalayan foothills of upper Burma and Thailand over 1,500 years ago. We continue south crossing the equator while enjoying the dramatically terraced Minangkabau Highlands in West Sumatra, home to one of the few remaining matrilineal societies in the world and also known as the cultural heart of West Sumatra.
We fly south to Jakarta and cross the Sunda strait by speedboat to Krakatoa and Anak ("child of") Krakatoa. The famous 1883 massive eruption created a powerful tsunami and changed the earths climate for several years. Part of the steep rim of Krakatoa remains and in 1927 the volcanic island, known today as Anak Krakatoa, emerged out of the collapsed caldera. We land on Anak Krakatoa and climb to a spectacular viewpoint. We continue to Way Kampas National Park, which is home to Sumatran elephants, tigers and rhinos as well as a myriad of bird and other wildlife. We explore the park on foot, by jeep and by boat. We depart for Lampung for our last night in Sumatra before flying to Jakarta for our homeward flights or to join our Java, Bali & Komodo adventure.
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Comfortable, well-located accommodations with private bathrooms throughout. 3 nights in our remote Ecolodge in Way Kampas with ceiling fans but no air conditioning.
Some rough roads and long drives.
Drive to Bukit Lawang
Orangutan Rehabilitation Reserve & Elephants of Tangkaha
Jungle Hike, to Brastagi
Lake Toba - Samosir Island
Lake Toba Boat Excursion
Minangkabau Highlands - Padang Sidenpuan
Cross the Equator, to Bukittinggi
Cultural West Sumatra and the Singgalang Walk
Bukittinggi and the Minangkabau Culture
Sianok Canyon, the Great Wall, Japanese Tunnels
To Padan, fly to Jakarta, drive to Carita
Speedboat to Krakatoa, hike to viewpoint, drive to Lampung
To Way Kampas National Park, Night Walk
In Search of Sumatran Rhinos, Tigers & Elephants
Jungle Boat Journey
Lampung, Farewell Dinner