• Visit Bukit Lawang Orangutan Reserve
• Search for wildlife in Way Kambas
• See the mountains, jungle and volcanoes of Sumatra
• Hike through rural villages
• Learn about the tribal Batak of Lake Toba
• Explore Bukittinggi and learn about its matrilineal society
• Journey to Krakatoa and climb 'Child of' Krakatoa (depending on volcanic activity)
• 20 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Medan and finish in Jakarta
• All meals included
• Includes 2 flights
• Activity Level: 3
The lush island of Sumatra, with its many tribes, cultures, wildlife reserves, jungles, rivers, spectacular waterfalls and crater lakes is a joy for any traveller interested in natural beauty and diverse cultures. We travel south along the rugged Bukit Barisan Mountain Range, exploring a number of fantastic sights and cultures enroute, including the Orangutan Rehabilitation Reserve (Bukit Lawang) as well as spectacular Lake Toba, where the proud Batak people call home. We cross the equator before reaching Bukittinggi, home to the Minangkabau people, one of the few remaining matrilineal societies in the world.
We fly south to Jakarta and cross the Sunda Strait by speedboat to Krakatoa volcano, famous for the 1883 massive eruption creating a powerful tsunami and changed the Earth's climate for several years. 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 Kambas National Park, which is home to a myriad of wildlife including birds, monkeys, Sumatran elephants, the elusive Sumatran tiger and the very rare Sumatran rhino, with only 100 rhinos worldwide is considered the world's most endangered large animal. We explore this seldom-visited park on foot and by jeep. We return to Lampung for our last night in Sumatra before flying to Jakarta for our homeward flights, or to join our Java, Bali & Komodo adventure.
FROM: $5495 USD
Comfortable, well-located accommodations with private bathrooms throughout. 7 nights with ceiling fans but no air conditioning in hot locations (2 nights in Bukit Lawang, 2 nights Way Kambas, and 3 nights in Samosir Island, which is typically cooler).
Some rough roads and long drives.
Drive to Bukit Lawang
Orangutan Rehabilitation Reserve, Tangkaha
Jungle Hike, to Brastagi
Brastagi, 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 Padang, Dance Performance
Fly to Jakarta, Drive to Anyer
Speedboat to Krakatoa, Hike to Viewpoint, Drive to Lampung
To Way Kambas National Park, Night Walk
Jeep Safari, School Visit, Cooking Class, Evening Village Performance
Jeep Safari, Return to Lampung