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$346.92 Outdoor Activities

4 Day Jungle Adventure including 2 day trek

This trek combines the best of nature and  wildlife  Day 1. Private car pickup from airport or Medan accommodation (accommodation at your cost) today. Drive to 4 -5 hours  to Bukit Lawang. Settle into your guest house. Rest of the day at your leisure to explore the local village, river and national park information centre if you like. Bukit Lawang guest house accommodation. Day 2. Trek to Camp 1  Adi Black (approx 5-6hrs trekking) Head off on your Orangutan jungle trek to do some animal spotting. Look out for orangutans, monkeys, gibbons and more…. After lunch head deeper into the jungle leaving the tourists behind.  The terrain you will be trekking on will be extremely steep in parts, but the views spectacular, with plenty of stops to help you to acclimatize and adjust to the local conditions. Gunung Leuser National Park is mostly mountainous, covering a million hectares, straddling the borders of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. You will have time to relax and bathe in the Landak River before your evening dinner. You will be amazed at the delicious food your guides are able to cook up in the middle of the jungle! Your tent for the night will be a simple bamboo frame, covered with a plastic tarp. (lunch and dinner included) Adi Black jungle camp. Day 3. Trek to Batu Kapal. This morning after a hearty jungle breakfast pack up camp and  continue your trek to Batu Kapal through the national park and along the Landak River. Today you will be walking through this shallow river, traversing the river a number of times, so please make sure you have  your river sandals handy. Arrive mid afternoon at Batu Kapal to settle into your guest house. Time to relax or explore the local surrounds and swim in the river. At dusk option to go on a nature walk and participate in the Batu Kapal Conservation wildlife monitoring program, animal and bird spotting and record your findings. Batu Kapal guesthouse  accommodation (breakast) Day 4. Early rise this morning for a dawn walk along the river to see what animals and birds you can spot in this jungle paradise before  transferring to your Medan accommodation (accommodation at your cost)  or flight.

$391 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Days 3 Nights Discover Banda Aceh

Day 1: Arrival Banda AcehUpon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our friendly and experienced guide, who will then transfer you to your hotel in Banda Aceh for accommodation. Overnight at The Pade Hotel or other similarDay 2:  Banda Aceh After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full day of sightseeing around the city of Aceh, where you will see many points of interest relating to the tsunami of 2004. First up will be the Tsunami Museum, which features many engaging and poignant exhibits. Next, PLTD Apung is a 12,000-ton merchant vessel that was lifted by the tsunami and carried 5km inland, where it now remains as a staggering example of nature’s destructive power. Thereafter, you will head to Pasar Aceh; a large and sprawling market where you can see the vitality of modern-day Aceh in all its glory. The market is located close to the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, which miraculously survived the tsunami and remains both a spiritually important and beautiful building to this day. Following a trip to the fascinating Museum Negeri Banda Aceh, we’ll finish the tour by journeying to the house of Cut Nyak Dhien - a famous warrior from Aceh’s war for independence; and then finally to Lhoknga Beach, where you can enjoy sunset on the picturesque white sands. Overnight at The Pade Hotel or other similarDay 3: Banda Aceh Following breakfast at the hotel, begin a full day of sightseeing, starting with Ie Suum Hot Water; a natural hot spring where you can enjoy an indulgent soak in the steaming sulfurous waters located in the village of Ie Suum, in the Mesjid Raya sub-district of Aceh. Next, it’s on to Jackie Chan Village, also known as the Indonesia-China friendship village. This scenic village was built from scratch by actor Jackie Chan who, along with other actors from Hong Kong, helped fund the rebuilding of the community in the wake of the 2004 tsunami. Our next stop will be Indra Patra Fortress in Ladong Village, constructed during the first Hindu kingdom in Aceh before the arrival of Islam in Aceh, around 7th century AD. The nearby Inong Balee Fortress was once home to the very first woman admiral in the world. Her troops were made up of women widowed by the Portuguese, tasked with delivering vengeance to the invaders. Remnants of a string of forts can be seen perched on a steep cliff overlooking the bay of Malahayati harbor. The final stop on today’s tour, Lhok Mee Beach is famous for its white sands, blue seascapes and picturesque surroundings. After the sun has set, transfer to your hotel for accommodation. Overnight at The Pade Hotel or other similarDay 4: Banda Aceh Departure to AirportAfter breakfast at your Hotel, transfer to Sultan Iskandar Muda airport for flights to your onward destination.

$725 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days 4 Nights Weh Delights

Day 1: Arrival Banda AcehUpon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our friendly and experienced guide, who will then transfer you to your hotel in Banda Aceh for accommodation.Overnight at The Pade HotelDay 2: Banda Aceh After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full day of sightseeing around the city of Aceh, where you will see many points of interest relating to the tsunami of 2004. First up will be the Tsunami Museum, which features many engaging and poignant exhibits. Next, ‘PLTD Apung is a 12,000-ton merchant vessel that was lifted by the tsunami and carried 5km inland, where it now remains as a staggering example of nature’s destructive power. Another illustration of the events from 2004 is the sight of a fisherman’s boat perched on the roof of a house. This extraordinary scene gives a good impression of the human cost of the disaster. Thereafter, you will head to Pasar Aceh; a large and sprawling market where you can see the vitality of modern-day Aceh in all its glory. The market is located close to the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, which miraculously survived the tsunami and remains both a beautiful and spiritually important building to this day. Following a trip to the fascinating Museum Negeri Banda Aceh, we’ll finish the tour by journeying to the house of Cut Nyak Dhien - a famous warrior from Aceh’s war for independence; and then finally to Lhoknga Beach, where you can enjoy sunset on the picturesque white sands.Overnight at The Pade HotelDay 3: Pulau Weh After breakfast in your hotel, pick up and transfer to Banda Aceh’s Ulee Lheu; a ferry port on the mainland for a short cruise to Weh Island; a place renowned for its world-class snorkelling and diving. Upon arrival at Balohan, proceed to your hotel for accommodation. Rest of the day at leisureOvernight at Casa NemoDay 4: Pulau WehEnjoy breakfast at the Hotel, then the rest of the day is free at own leisure.Overnight at Casa NemoDay 5: Pulau Weh – Departure Banda AcehAfter enjoying breakfast at the hotel, drive back to the port at Balohan for a short cruise back to Ulee Lheu in Banda Aceh. Upon arrival, transfer to Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport for flights to your onward destination.

$1104.15 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Highlights of Sumatra

If the only thing you think of when you hear “Sumatra” is “coffee,” then we need to have a chat. If you’re looking to plunge right into a nature-filled adventure with the chance to see orangutans, here’s where you’ll want to be. Enjoy two weeks of city touring, hiking, and having a great time bonding with your fellow travellers. We’re pretty sure you’ll agree that everything is a highlight in Sumatra.

$3866.65 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Epic Bangkok to Kuta

Get off the beaten path and head right into the wonders of Southeast Asia. On this best-of collection of Bangkok, Bali, Sumatra, and more, you'll see some of the most famous tourist areas as well as little-known marvels. With days spent on boat trips and sunny beaches, and evenings full of bonding with new friends as you enjoy the city nightlife, your schedule will be so full that the 40 days will fly by.

$2719.15 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Indonesia on a Shoestring – Sumatra & Java to Kuta

Get ready to hit the ground running in this 27-day whirlwind tour of Indonesia’s top sights. We mean that literally, too – you’ll stay active as you hike and explore Berastagi, Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang and more. Get to know the locals with a G Adventures-supported community homestay, trek to mighty Mount Bromo, and make waves with a surf lesson on Java. Beyond that, doing it all with a group of like-minded travellers is the best way to get the most out of this outstanding and special place.

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