Highlights
  • Explore bohorok national park and search for orangutans
  • Watch the sunrise from the top of a volcano
  • Relax on an island resort
  • Learn where famous sumatra coffee comes from
  • Soak in natural hot springs

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.

Trip Description
Best of Sumatra
 
Destinations
Cities & Attractions
  • N/A
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Itinerary

Day 1 Medan

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Medan/Bohorok (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a city tour of Medan, including a visit to Maimoon Palace. Continue to Bohorok, one of the largest national parks in the world, famous for its orangutan rehabilitation centre. Included Activities: Medan City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 87km)

Day 3 Bohorok/Berastagi (1B)

Enjoy the cooler weather in the hilly resort town of Berastagi. Included Activities: Jungle Trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 163km)

Day 4 Berastagi (1B)

Hike up Sibayak Volcano for sunrise and take in the stunning view of the valley. Enjoy a free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs. Included Activities: Sibayak Volcano Hike

Day 5 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)

Depart for the island of Samosir. En route, stop for an included visit to a coffee plantation. Included Activities: Coffee Plantation Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 188km)

Day 6 Samosir Island (1B)

Enjoy a free day with options to relax or explore Samosir Island. Venture out for an excursion to see traditional batak houses and the tombs in Tomok.

Day 7 Samosir Island/Medan (1B)

Enjoy a free morning, then drive back to Medan for the final night in Sumatra. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 188km)

Day 8 Medan (1B)

Depart at any time.

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Price Per Day:

$ 131 per day
 
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Apr-27-2019May-04-2019$ 1,049YesSold Out Reserve
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Jun-22-2019Jun-29-2019$ 1,149Yes6 spots left Reserve
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May-14-2020May-21-2020$ 1,099Yes15 spots left Reserve
Jun-11-2020Jun-18-2020$ 1,099Yes15 spots left Reserve
Jul-09-2020Jul-16-2020$ 1,149Yes15 spots left Reserve
Aug-06-2020Aug-13-2020$ 1,149Yes15 spots left Reserve
Sep-03-2020Sep-10-2020$ 1,149Yes15 spots left Reserve
Oct-01-2020Oct-08-2020$ 1,099Yes15 spots left Reserve
Oct-29-2020Nov-05-2020$ 1,099YesSold Out Reserve
Nov-05-2020Nov-12-2020$ 1,049Yes15 spots left Reserve
Dec-10-2020Dec-17-2020$ 1,049Yes15 spots left Reserve
Jan-14-2021Jan-21-2021$ 1,049Yes15 spots left Reserve
Feb-18-2021Feb-25-2021$ 1,049Yes15 spots left Reserve
Mar-25-2021Apr-01-2021$ 1,049Yes15 spots left Reserve
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Medan city tour
  • Jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Samosir Island stay
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportWalking, boat, private van.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 15, Avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Simple hotels/guesthouses (7 nts).
We will be travelling through areas where cold water showers are the accepted norm. Hot water facilities are often unreliable even when they are available. In keeping with our authentic tours, many of our hotels will not have hot water showers.
Start City
Medan
End City
Medan
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. COMBO TRIP Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. 2. RAMADAN According to the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between May 5th and June 4th, 2019. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-Muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice may be limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets. Indonesian cooking contains fermented shrimp paste (terasi) as a basic ingredient. Although there are many vegetarian options available, please be specific when ordering food, as often a little chicken is included with most dishes.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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