Best of Sumatra - Indonesia
Fabled for its rainforests and wildlife, Sumatra remains a destination most travellers resign to their “someday” list. Someday is now. One of the largest islands in the world, this lush Indonesian gem is ideal for adventurers looking for something beyond the ordinary. Beginning in Medan, this eight day trip will introduce you to the impressive super-volcano at Lake Toba, coffee plantations, village life in Berastagi (famed for its delicious passionfruit), and much more.
Day 1 Medan
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Medan/Bohorok
Enjoy a city tour of Medan, including a visit to the massive Maimoon Palace. Continue to Bohorok, one of the largest national parks in the world, famous for its orangutan rehabilitation centre.
Day 3 Bohorok/Berastagi
Trek through the diverse jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park for a chance to spot wild orangutans, among many other primates. Afterward, continue to Berastagi and enjoy the cooler weather of this picturesque alpine town, with a landscape dominated by two active volcanoes.
Day 4 Berastagi
Hike up Gunung Sibayak Volcano for sunrise and take in the stunning view of the valley. Spend the free afternoon getting to know charming Berastagi. Opt to visit a rejuvenating hot spring, explore the surrounding Karo Highlands and villages, and indulge in local delicacies.
Day 5 Berastagi/Samosir Island
Depart for the island of Samosir, situated in the centre of one of Southeast Asia's deepest lakes - Lake Toba. En route, stop for a visit at a coffee plantation and learn about the beloved Sumatra blend.
Day 6 Samosir Island
Enjoy a free day relaxing or exploring the paradise of Samosir Island, which was formed, along with the lake, by a super volcano eruption almost a hundred-thousand years ago. Venture out to explore the tomb of King Sidabutar in Tomok village and wander past traditional batak houses and rice fields, shop till you drop in the colourful market, or swim in the pristine water to your hearts content.
Day 7 Samosir Island/Medan
Soak up your last morning on this peaceful island before driving back to busy Medan. For your final night in Sumatra, opt for a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 8 Medan
Depart at any time.
Reference : GAH