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

Highlights

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

Itinerary

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. Additional Notes: Please note that on today’s drive, road conditions can be poor and the route can be winding. Make sure to bring motion sickness medication if you are prone to motion sickness. 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. Additional Notes: Please note that on today’s drive, road conditions can be poor and the route can be winding. Make sure to bring motion sickness medication if you are prone to motion sickness. 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. Additional Notes: Please note that on today’s drive, parts of the route can be winding. Make sure to bring motion sickness medication if you are prone to motion sickness. 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
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