Highlights of Sumatra

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Medan to Padang

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • City tour of Medan
  • Orientation walks of Berastagi and Bukittinggi
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Bliss out beachside on the indian ocean
  • Trek in the jungle of national parks
  • Chill out on lake toba
  • Get active in bukittinggi


Day 1 Medan Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Medan/Tangkahan (1B) Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking. Included Activities: Medan City Tour Transport: Minibus (5.00 hour(s), 100km)
Day 3 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B) Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park. Transport: Minibus (6.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Bukit Lawang (1B) Gunung Leuser National Park, located nearby, is a great place to do some wildlife trekking through the jungle.
Day 5 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi (1B) Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (7.00-8.00 hours, 160km)
Day 6 Berastagi (1B) Opt to hike a volcano or go on a Berastagi City Tour.
Day 7 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B) Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba. Transport: Minibus (8.00 hour(s), 190km)
Day 8 Samosir Island (1B) Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.
Day 9 Samosir Island/Padangsidempuan (1B) Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night. Transport: Minibus (9.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Padangsidempuan/Bukittinggi (1B) Embark on another day of travel, including stops along the way for lunch and a spice garden visit. Enjoy a brief, CEO-led orientation walk of Bukittinggi in the evening. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (10.00 hour(s))
Day 11 Bukittinggi (1B) Enjoy a free day to check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.
Day 12 Bukittinggi/Padang (1B) Travel to Padang and settle in at the beach hotel before enjoying some free time to explore. Transport: Minibus (2.00 hour(s), 30km)
Day 13 Padang (1B) Enjoy a full free day in Padang. Opt for a trip to nearby scenic islands.
Day 14 Padang (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day