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Highlights of Sumatra: Hot Springs & Beachside Bliss
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Highlights of Sumatra: Hot Springs & Beachside Bliss

Now's the time to explore Sumatra on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Head into the depths of the jungle to spot orangutans in their home, sit in awe at the world's largest volcano lake at Lake Toba, and dip into local flavours from your beachside hotel in Padang. This trip mixes just enough must-sees and free time to keep you seeing every highlight (and more!) in Sumatra.
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  • Duration
    14 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,249
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.
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Itinerary

Medan

Arrive at any time and welcome to Indonesia's major metropolis of Northern Sumatra. For your first night out, venture into the hustle and bustle of Medan on rickshaws to the night market. Get to know your fellow travellers as you sample local delicacies and drinks, and cheers to new adventures!

  Hotel:  None

Medan/Tangkahan

Wake up with a morning tour of Medan. After, drive through the jungle to the small community of Tangkahan. Here, you can go hiking, dip into the nearby river or hot spring, or try the local delicacy dubbed "jungle food."

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang

Hold on tight — today's ride might be a little bumpy. Once you arrive in Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park, visit the local spice garden or relax with some fresh coconut.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Bukit Lawang

Spend the day freely exploring this unique rural region. Venture into the jungle, if you'd like the chance to spot wildlife (like the elusive orangutan!) on a trek. Gunung Leuser National Park is also home to a handful of hanging bridges — great spots for some lush-looking photos.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Bukit Lawang/Berastagi

Settle in and enjoy the scenic ride to Berastagi, a picturesque mountain and market town next to a looming volcano. Get to know the place on an orientation walk. Later, spend the afternoon as you wish with time to stop by the market or relax at the local hot spring.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Berastagi

Today is yours to discover all Berastagi has to offer. Hike the volcano Mt Sibayak, take in the golden Buddhist temple Taman Alam Lumbini, or stay put and keep getting to know the town.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Berastagi/Samosir Island

Head to Samosir Island where the world's largest crater lake, Lake Toba, awaits. Chill out and swim in the warm waters or get a taste of local life by visiting the nearby Batak villages.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Samosir Island

Samosir Island is your oyster today, so get out and explore. Spend the day at Sipiso Piso Waterfall (one of the tallest falls in Indonesia) or Bukit Indah Simarjarunjung, a spot famous for swings, selfies, and stellar views.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Samosir Island/Padangsidempuan

Wind through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night. Immerse yourself in the nightlife or relax at Sipoholon Sulphur Hot Springs.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Padangsidempuan/Bukittinggi

It's another travel day, dotted with stops for lunch, local spice gardens, and perhaps some pictures at Aek Sijonih Waterfalls. Get acquainted with Bukittingi on a brief orientation walk on arrival.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Bukittinggi

Today's a free day. Go see Sianok Canyon, the Japanese Caves built during World War II, or Pagaruyung Palace, one of the biggest and most beautiful in west Sumatra.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Bukittinggi/Padang

Head to Padang and settle in at your beachside hotel before trying some of the cuisine this city is most famous for. Beef rendang (a tender dry beef curry) is found all over Sumatra, but it's at its best in its home city.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Padang

Make the most of your final full day in Padang paradise. Check out the nearby islands for unspoiled beaches and turquoise blue waters. For your big night out, venture to a unique upcycled beer garden, enjoy a drink on us, and celebrate all the life-changing adventures you've just shared with new friends.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Padang

Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your group of newfound friends as the tour ends. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and cheers before you head on your way.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Big Night Out Moment: Bat & Arrow Beer Garden, Padang

  City tour of Medan

  Orientation walks of Berastagi and Bukittinggi

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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