Welcome to Sumatra


As varied as the land, the people of Sumatra are a spicy broth of mixed cultures, from the devout Muslims in Aceh to the hedonistic Batak Christians around Danau Toba and the matrilineal Minangkabau of Padang. All are unified by a fear, respect and love of the wild and wondrous land of Sumatra.


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$70 Shows, Concerts & Sports

'Devdan Treasure of the Archipelago' Show in Bali

This unique cultural performance is a theatrical tribute to the traditions of Indonesia, intended to aid in the preservation of its diverse cultures and entertain audiences of all ages from around the world. This high-energy visual tour of the Indonesian archipelago – from Bali to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Papua – offers a fusion of aerial acrobatics, astounding costumes and hi-tech special effects. During the 90-minute performance, you’ll be swept up in a magical tour of Indonesia that includes both traditional and contemporary music and dance.At one of Bali’s most memorable attractions, you’ll be entertained by the Devdan story, which begins when two young children who are part of a tour group in Bali feel bored and climb toward a cliff. They find a treasure chest containing various items that will bring them, and the audience, on a spectacular journey through Indonesia.Conde Nast Traveller listed ‘Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago’ in '10 Things to Do with Kids in Bali.' The dynamic performance invites the audience – including children – to participate with the stage characters and even to dance along!Upon arrival your host will accompany you to your seat at Bali’s most advanced theatrical complex, located in the heart of Nusa Dua, the island’s number one entertainment area. Choose from an A-category seat with a prime view or enjoy more luxurious VIP seating. If you’d like, you can upgrade your tour to include round-trip transport from your hotel.

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Medan between 8am – 9am to begin your drive along the fascinating route through the jungle to the mountain village of Brastagi in the Karo Highlands.  Spend time in Brastagi between 10am – 11am. In Brastagi you can view two active volcanoes, the Sibayak and the Sinabung. Brastagi was around during the colonial times a famous mountain resort because of its pleasant cool climate.   Visit the colorful fruit market Brastagi between 11:15am -11:45am. Brastagi has volcanic fruitful soil which is ideal for growing fruits like passionfruit, mangistan, Solanum Betaceum which is locally called Terong Belanda, oranges and a variety of flowers.  At 11:45am – 12:30pm drive to the traditional village of Dokan to see traditional Karo Dokan houses where people still live. In these traditional houses, named Djambur, 8 families occupy one house. Cattle, pigs and water buffaloes live below the house. You can visit a house and see their way of life.  You will drive to Sipisopiso waterfall between 12:40pm – 1:40pm via beautiful rural scenery of the Karo Batak Highlands. The Sipisopiso is an impressive waterfall flowing into Lake Toba. From here you have beautiful views over the northern part of Lake Toba, the largest Crater Lake in South East Asia. You will be on the road back to Medan at 2:40pm arriving back at your accommodation by 5:40pm.

$110 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Gunung Leuser National Park Trekking Tour with Orangutan Viewing from Medan

Depart from Medan early in the morning to Bukit Lawang Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the largest national parks in the world containing over 800,000 hectares of rainforest. The journey leads past scenic rubber and palms plantations, where you can enjoy the cool mountain's air. A hike up further into the forest offers an up-close view of incredible scenery with various tropical plants including a tangle of enormous trees, twisting lianas, palms, ferns, and as well as weird and wonderful flowers. After the tour ends you will be transported back to your hotel in Medan. Expect to be back at your hotel at around 5pm. (The trek normally takes up to 3 hours both ways).

$67.50 Private & Custom Tours

Private Full-Day Bukit Lawang Trekking Tour From Medan

Our tour guide will pick you up at 7am from your hotel centrally located Medan. Start your journey to Bukit Lawang, after 4 hour scenic journey you will reach at Bukit Lawang. Then start your trekking tour with our experienced guide.  Walk through the jungle looking for orangutans, discovering medicinal plants, and learning about their use. With a lot of up and down the hills to give you an enough exercise you are guaranteed to have a best day ever doing this activity with the team. At around noon there will be a short break for lunch in the jungle, with the rest of the trek continuing after. If you feel too tired to walk back, you can combine tube rafting floating down the river back to Bukit Lawang.After finish the tour our guide will drop off you at your hotel accommodation in centrally located Medang. We may also assist you for 1 night accommodation at Bukit Lawang. It will cost you extra which you can pay cash.

$80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Historical Malacca Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Melaka’s history began in 1403 with the arrival of Parameswara, an exiled Hindu Prince from the Kingdom of Sri Vijaya in Sumatra. He assumed the title of Raja Iskandar when he embraced Islam and became the first ruler of this new kingdom which marked the early beginnings of the Sultanate of Melaka.In time, Melaka gained prominence as a vibrant maritime trading centre and was coveted by several foreign powers.The Portugese led by Alfonso’d Albuquerque conquered Melaka in 1511 and colonized it for 130 years. The Dutch then came in 1641 and ruled for 154 years. They were followed by the British in 1824 who ruled until the country gained its independence.Places of Interest: • Porto de Santiago / A’ Famosa – built 1511 – Gateway of Portugese fortress • St. Paul’s Church – built 1521 – where St. Francis Xavier was once buried • St. Peter’s Church – built in 1710 – the oldest Christian Church still in use in Malaysia • Stadhuys – built 1641 to 1660 – pink colored Dutch administrative buildings • Christ Church – built 1753 – A well preserved example of Dutch masonry. • Cheng Hong Teng – built 1645 – oldest known Chinese temple in the peninsula • Kampung Kling Mosque – one of the oldest mosque in the country • Hindu Vinayagar Temple – built 1781 • Jonker Street / Heeran Street – Place where you can buy antiques or gift • Malacca River Mouth • Portuguese Settlement, Sultans Well, Bukit China and Traditional Malay House

$44.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Batam Private Car Charter & Transport Service

This tour is fully customizable. We are more than happy to adjust your itinerary to include or exclude anything you'd like. It is our usual policy to dive deeper into your itinerary when we pick you up from your hotel so everyone is happy with the plan for the day. With our wealth of experience heading to all the major sightseeing spots on the island, we will ensure that your journey is as smooth as possible.Inclusions • Comfortable Air-conditioned Car, • Car parking, • English Speaking Driver • Petrol. Exclusions • Meal, Drinks and Entrance Tickets Pick up :Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.We can pick up you at Airport.