June 14 – 25, 2019

About This Tour

Indonesia is a country with over 13,000 individual islands. Sumatra is the country’s second largest island (after Java) and the sixth-largest island in the world. A range of mountains called the Bukit Barisan runs the entire 1,100-mile length of the island on its western side, providing a home for thick, tropical jungles and lush vegetation on their leeward side. Punctuating this landscape are numerous volcanoes, both extinct and active, and one – Toba – provided the planet with its most cataclysmic eruption ever 60,000 to 75,000 years ago! Toba now serves as the vessel for the world’s largest volcanic lake.

This is a lush land of mountains, jungles, rivers, streams, waterfalls, rice fields, plantations and beaches. It harbors an abundance of birds, butterflies, buffaloes, deer, mouse deer, orangutans and many other wild and exotic species. Coffee and other exports make North Sumatra one of the richest provinces in Indonesia. Nature lovers will answer this “call of the wild” to experience mysterious creatures, beautiful tropical panoramas, terraced rice fields, blue mountains, jungle covered hills, white sandy beaches, thrilling music, enchanting dances and vibrant folk arts.

NOTE: This tour uses "Best Available" accommodations in remote areas, which can be rustic. The activity level is rated "Moderate to Energetic."

Tour Highlights

  • Medan, Capital of North Sumatra
  • Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra *
  • Bukit Lawang
  • Gunung Leuser National Park
  • Orangutan Jungle Trek
  • Jungle Settlement of Tangkahan
  • Jungle Trekking & River Safari
  • Karo Plateau
  • Berastagi
  • Sibayak Volcano
  • Lake Toba
  • Tradition Batak Village of Dokan
  • Samosir Island
  • Simanindo Folk Village
  • Sumatra’s Rice Fields and Plantations
  • * UNESCO World Heritage Sites