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7 Day Northern Sumatra Tour

7 Day Northern Sumatra Tour

From {{totalPrice}} EUR Extra expenses at the destination None
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Duration
7
Starts in
Medan (Sumatra)
Ends in
Medan (Sumatra)
During this trip, you will most likely meet the Orang Utan, and certainly experience the gorgeous nature and culture North Sumatera has to offer. After arriving in Medan and exploring the city, you will visit Bukit Lawang, a small riverside village near the border of Gunung Leuser National Park. From here, you will trek into the jungle to spot the gorgeous Orang Utan, and learn about the various elements of the tropical rainforest. From here, it’s on to Berastagi, where you will make a hike to the Sibayak Vulcano for Sunrise, a gorgeous sight! Then, it’s time to go to Lake Toba, a large volcanic lake, where you will stay on the large island of Samosir, a great place to relax, and explore the local culture and landscape through a cycling tour. The tour ends in Medan, where you may continue to your next destination.
Itinerary

7 Day Northern Sumatra Tour

Day 01: Airport - Medan

Upon arrival in Kuala Namu airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is free.

Accommodation-
Backpacker: Antares Hotel or similar
Comfort: Emerald Hotel or similar

Meals not included
Travel time: Approximately 1.5 hours

Day 02: Medan, City Tour - Bukit Lawang

Take a guided city tour of Medan. Visit a number of highlights, including Maimoon Palace, a 30-room palace built by the sultan of Deli in 1888. Be wowed by the building's interior design and its Malayan, Mogul, and Italian influences. The trip continues to Bohorok, a five hours’ drive from Medan, and famous for its national park and wildlife.

Accommodation-
Backpacker: Rindu Alam or similar
Comfort: Bukit Lawang Eco Lodge or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel time: Approximately 7 - 8 hours

Day 03: Bohorok, Morning Trekking and Tubing

First walk around the old feeding platform area where you might spot some semi wild orang utans peering down at you from the trees. From here, walk 2-3 hours deeper into the park searching for tropical wildlife. It is not a flat walk but involves some ascents and descents. A bit hard but in return, you get a very nice experience. You have big chances to see gibbons, thomas leaf monkeys, longtail and pigtail macagues, flying squirrels, Sumatra peacocks and hornbills. A wild orang utans might cross your way. Your guide will explain you many things about the rainforest. And he will show you many different kind of plants and flowers. Jungle walk ends by the river side from where you start your tubing experience. You will float down the river on car tubes about 25 minutes till your hotel. It is a fun rafting trip, and a relaxing way to enjoy the scenery.

Accommodation-
Backpacker: Rindu Alam or similar
Comfort: Bukit Lawang Eco Lodge or similar

Meals included: Breakfast
Travel time: Approximately 3 hours

Day 04: Bukit Lawang - Berastagi

Today you will go from Bohorok to Berastagi. Berastagi is a town and sub district of Karo Regency situated on crossroads on the main route linking the Karo highlands of Northern Sumatra to the coastal city of Medan.

Accommodation-
Backpacker: Danau Toba Cottage or similar
Comfort: Sinabung Hills or similar

Meals included: Breakfast
Travel time: Approximately 6 - 7 hours

Day 05: Climbing Sibayak Volcano - Samosir

This 2172 meter tall volcano is close to the hill town of Berastagi. It is an easily accessible volcano and can be explored by anyone in reasonably good shape. There are 2 different routes to the volcano’s crater, and we take the route from Jaranguda, just 3 km from Berastagi. The view is best just after sunrise, so it will be an early tour. We pick you up from your hotel by car, and transfer you to just half an hour to the beginning of the climb. An hour later, you should be at the top. The first part of the walk is over a broad and steep road surrounded by green forest. Sometimes you can hear the calling of the black siamang & gibbon. After short while, you walk through a narrow path surrounded by mountain vegetation. On the last path, you will walk between rocks and when you arrive at the crater, you can see sulfur puffing from vents. When you descend, you can either choose the same way you came up , or you can go through Raja Berneh, where you can soak your sore muscles in the hot springs. Afterwards, the trip continues by crossing Lake Toba. where you arrive in Samosir.

Accommodation-
Backpacker: Toledo Inn or similar
Comfort: Tabo Cottage or similar

Meals included: Breakfast
Travel time: Approximately 8 - 9 hours

Day 06: Samosir, Cycling Tour

This tour will take you through villages with traditional houses and you will see people working in rice fields and school children You will visit Tomok village to see a very old and beautifully decorated sarchopagus, “The tomb of Batak King, Sidabutar”. The tour also takes you to Ambarita, Samosir’s most interesting Batak Toba village. Ambarita is known for its unique ancient courtyard, made up of stone chairs and tables. This courtyard once served as a court of justice.

Please note the bicycles used come from the rental shops on Samosir Island. Loss or damage of the cycles will be own risk.

Accommodation-
Backpacker: Toledo Inn or similar
Comfort: Tabo Cottage or similar

Meals included: Breakfast
Travel time: Approximately 3 - 4 hours

Day 07: Samosir - Medan / Airport

Today you will go from Medan or Airport from Samosir via Parapat. From Samosir, you will take a boat to Parapat, and continue the journey with car to Medan.

Accommodation not included.

Meals included: Breakfast
Travel time: Approximately 5 - 6 hours
Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
None

Activities

Volcano trek, tubing, trekking, cycling tour (included)

Accommodation

Room types per number of clients:
1 client: 1 Single Room
2 clients: 1 Twin/Double Sharing
3 clients: 1 Twin/Double Sharing + 1 Single Room
4 clients: 2 Twin/Double Sharing
5 clients: 2 Twin/Double Sharing + 1 Single Room
6 clients: 3 Twin/Double Sharing

Hotels are according to itinerary

Local transport

All land transportion and airport transfers in air-conditioned vehicle

Meals

According to itinerary

7 Day Northern Sumatra Tour

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Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together.
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