A vast, mountainous and largely unspoiled paradise, Sumatra is where adventurous travelers 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 travelers 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.
Traveling 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.
Reviewed on 26 Nov,2019
Discover Medan and surrounding countryside at your own pace and be free to go wherever you want to for maximum 10 hours with your personal car, and driver. Daily starting anytime from 7am (pick up time) and ending no later than 10pm (drop off time)Type of vehicle: Toyota Innova for 4 and Toyota Hiace for 5-13 passengers.
Discover Medan and surrounding countryside at your own pace and be free to go wherever you want to for maximum 10 hours with your personal car, driver and English-speaking guide. Daily starting anytime from 7am (pick up time) and ending no later than 10pm (drop off time).
Start the journey to Medan suburb gaining the altitude as you traverse Sembahe, the forested foothills of the Bukit Barisan mountain; through the Nature Reserve of Sibolangit with its pleasant patch of undisturbed rainforest amidst giant ferns & moss - covered trees Explore the picturesque town of Berastagi a former hill station during Dutch colonial era, located on the northern edge of Karo Plateau at 1,300m altitude.
Relaxing and Joyful View of Berastagi, a Journey That Should Not Be Missed! Only for about 2 hours and 30 minutes travel time from Medan, you will arrive at Berastagi.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Sampuran Waterfall, Tornagodang Village, Pandumaan, Balige, Samosir Island 22351 Indonesia As we head into the mountains past tomok we will see this small waterfall, just falling onto the road.
Pick up at 08.00 hrs from your hotel by our Asia World Indonesia Representative and proceed for a circle trip of Medan City tour. First visit will be the Great Mosque, the largest and most beautiful mosque in Northern Sumatera.