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Sumatra Holidays

Top hotels in Sumatra

OYO 2186 Tongging Beach
OYO 2186 Tongging Beach
2 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is SG$17 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
OYO 2186 Tongging Beach
Four Points by Sheraton Medan
Four Points by Sheraton Medan
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$43 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4/5Very Good! (96 reviews)
Good

"The room is big and comfortable... located in central and convenient to travel to nearby malls or complex."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr,2020

Four Points by Sheraton Medan
Wyndham Opi Hotel Palembang
Wyndham Opi Hotel Palembang
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$50 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (12 reviews)
Not a 5 star hotel !

"This hotel is NOT a 5 star. Maybe a 3.5 stars. It is about one half hour from the airport. The cost from airport to hotel via Grab was Rp 125,000. The hotel tried to charge us Rp300,000. TV in room was small.Pool had boards loose and they wouldn’t let us take the towel from pool to our room. Very ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb,2019

Wyndham Opi Hotel Palembang
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Top things to do in Sumatra

FD - Medan Brastagi Around About
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FD - Medan Brastagi Around About

SG$181
Per adult
Palembang Airport Transfer with Driver
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Palembang Airport Transfer with Driver

SG$50
Per adult
Private Day Tour - Explore Brastagi High land & Lake Toba
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Private Day Tour - Explore Brastagi High land & Lake Toba

SG$68
Per adult

Sumatra Holiday Packages

A vast, mountainous and largely unspoiled paradise, Sumatra is where adventurous travellers can spot orangutans, swim in crater lakes, trek through jungle and explore remote outer islands. Sumatra is the world’s sixth-largest island, yet unlike Java to the west and Malaysia to the north, it remains largely undeveloped. It is a land of active volcanoes and picture-perfect lakes, where ancient communities live as they have done for centuries and primates run wild through dense tropical forest.

Most travellers arrive in Medan in the north of the island. West of here, the Gunung Leuser National Park offers trekking opportunities in majestic and remote rainforest. To the south, find Danau Toba, and spend a day exploring south-east Asia’s largest lake. Also relatively close by is Bukit Lawang, a forest park where you have the best chance of spotting the native orangutans.

Discover Pedang on the island’s west coast and book a boat trip to the enigmatic Mentawai Islands. They hold some of the best surf waves in the world. If you don’t want to get in the water, the islands offer numerous opportunities for exciting discoveries on land. Spot stunning native species of flora and fauna or learn about the local indigenous communities that still live according to their ancient customs.

Divers will love the chance to explore the underwater wonderland at Pulau Weh. For a challenging hike, tackle the volcanic peaks around Berastagi.

Travelling between locations can be arduous in Sumatra as the distances are long and the roads poor. The best way to move between major cities is by plane, which is usually inexpensive. Sumatra is reasonably underdeveloped for tourism, so come prepared for some serious adventure travel. The island’s climate is hot and tropical year-round. March to October is generally the best time to visit Sumatra, as the air is less humid and the views from the mountain tops are clear and more spectacular.