11 Days Sumatra Nature Overland

A comprehensive exploration of the diverse ecosystems and natural wonders found on the island of Sumatra. This journey typically involves traveling overland, immersing oneself in the island’s rich biodiversity, which includes lush rainforests, towering volcanoes, pristine beaches, and unique wildlife. Travelers can expect encounters with endangered species such as orangutans, elephants, and Sumatran tigers, as well as opportunities to engage with local communities and learn about their conservation efforts. Additionally, Sumatra’s cultural heritage, including


Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport, meeting with your tour guide who will assist you with your transfer to the hotel. The afternoon will be free for you to enjoy at your leisure.

After your breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel for a city tour. Your itinerary will include visits to notable landmarks such as the Sultan Palace, the Great Mosque, and the Chinese Temple, providing you with insights into the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Following the city tour, you will embark on a scenic drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Batang Serangan. Upon arrival in Tangkahan, where you can unwind and recharge for the adventures ahead.

After breakfast, walk to the elephant station to join the Mahout in washing and feeding the elephants. Afterward, enjoy tubing down the river, with a stop at the picturesque Buluh Waterfall for swimming, sunbathing, and a picnic lunch on the riverbank. In the afternoon, interact with local villagers to observe their daily activities before returning to the guest house. Later, take a short rest before driving to Bukit Lawang by local Jeep, passing plantations and jungle roads. Along the way, stop at viewpoints and plantations for panoramic views and to witness local life. Upon arrival in Bukit Lawang, check into the hotel.

After breakfast, embark on a jungle trek through Leuser National Park, encountering diverse flora and fauna including orangutans, Thomas leaf monkeys, macaques, gibbons, and more. The trek lasts approximately 3 hours before returning to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to explore the natural beauty of Bukit Lawang, with options to stroll through nearby villages or simply relax amidst the stunning surroundings.

After breakfast, journey to Brastagi via a scenic new road, passing charming villages like Namu Ukur, Rumah Galuh, and Simpang Kuta Buluh. Along the way, marvel at the panoramic views of Sinabung Volcano. Upon afternoon arrival in Brastagi, visit Lhumbini Park with its replica of the Shwedagon Pagoda, explore the vibrant fruit market, and ascend Gundaling Hill. Later, check into your hotel for a relaxing evening.

After breakfast, embark on a picturesque drive to Samosir Island in Lake Toba via Tele. Along the journey, immerse yourself in cultural and natural wonders with stops at Dokan to explore the traditional village of the Batak Karo tribe, then proceed to Sipisopiso Waterfall for awe-inspiring views of Lake Toba and the majestic 90-meter waterfall, Tele for panoramic lake vistas, Efrata for another enchanting waterfall, and Lumban Suhi-suhi to witness Tobanase traditional houses and weaving by local women. Arrive in the mid-afternoon at Tuktuk area on Samosir Island and check into your hotel for a delightful stay.

After breakfast, embark on a full-day car excursion to explore Samosir Island’s interior. Visit Ambarita to see stone chairs and tables used as an execution site by ancient tribal chieftains. Next, stop at Aek Natonang to admire the small lake atop Samosir Island and its panoramic view. Lastly, explore Tomok to view old sarcophagi belonging to former Sidabutar Kings and their descendants. Return to the hotel in the afternoon for leisure time.

After breakfast, cross back to Parapat and then proceed to Padang Sidempuan. Along the way, make several stops, including visits to pineapple, clove, and coffee plantations. explore the traditional market at Balige Sigur-gur and take a break at Sipoholon Hot Springs. Before reaching Padang Sidempuan, take a leisurely walk along the banks of the Sarulla River, admiring the rice field terraces. Upon arrival in Padang Sidempuan, check into your hotel for accommodation.

Departing from Padang Sidempuan, head towards Bukittinggi, passing through the lush rain tropical forest of Rimba Panti. Along the way, visit pepper, vanilla, cardamom, and cinnamon gardens to learn about the cultivation of these spices. your journey will take you across the equator line at Bonjol, marking a significant geographical milestone. Upon your arrival in Bukittinggi, a captivating town known for its Minangkabau culture, check into your hotel for accommodation.

After breakfast, drive to Batusangkar via Tabek Patah. Along the way, make a stop at Rao-Rao to explore a Minangkabau traditional village and witness traditional coffee milling. Upon arrival in Batusangkar, proceed to Pagaruyung to visit the duplicate of the Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom. In the afternoon, return to Bukittinggi via Padang Panjang, stopping at Pandai Sikat village to observe Minangkabau traditional hand weaving and wood carving. Back in Bukittinggi, embark on a city tour, visiting Sianok Canyon from the panorama point, Fort-De-Kock, the Museum, and the Market. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

After breakfast, drive to Padang via Anai Valley. En route, make a stop at the stunning Anai Waterfall to admire its beauty. Upon arrival in Padang, proceed directly to the airport for your onward journey.