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North Sumatra tour packages

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Use this company to explore North Sumatra!

 

Sumatra Orangutan Discovery planned and implemented a 12 day tour. Ellie was amazing with her communication before, during, and even after the trip!

I went from jungle town Bukit Lawang, to volcano trek in Berastagi, and then to Samosir Island on Lake Toba.

The company organized pick-up and drop-off from Medan airport, transportation, activities, and accomodations for my entire tour.

 

The drivers and guides were always on time, spoke good english, and had lots of knowledge!!! I felt the company did an amazing job of mixing culture and the outdoors. Tyson handled the day to day in Bukit Lawang where I did a 3 day trek to see orangutans, visited a bat cave, swam in rivers, and had a cultural village tour (rice fields, candy store, small tofu factory) on a tuk tuk.

 

The guides and workers often hung out in the evening at the Orangutan Discovery Villa to laugh, play cards with guests, and play live music. Great atmosphere - you could sit on your bungalow's patio for privacy or go to common area to meet other travelers.

The accomodations in Berastagi (Nachelle Homestay) and Samosir Island (Toba Cottages) that the company set up for me were amazing!....

(see full review on TripAdvisor)

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Our tours have been designed to showcase the highlights of North Sumatra through authentic travel experiences.

We have hand-picked some of the best cultural highlights, the wildest adventures, and the most gracious families, homestays or even luxury hotels. 

Highlights include the Gunung Leuser National Park rainforest with their orangutans and other wildlife, Tangkahan elephant sanctuary, Lake Toba, the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world, Berastagi with its active volcano, Mount Sibayak sunrise hike and many more incredible places. 

 

Take a look at our tours for inspiration, and feel free to contact us to collaborate to craft them to your own personal design.

We only work with certified guides, who follow ethical practices and all our tours promote sustainable tourism. 

How our tours promote community based tourism and ethical practices

Our tours are different, rather than one guide from Bukit lawang accompanying you the whole time during your tour, we work along side local guides and families in each location that our tour reaches. These local experts meet and greet you as our professional driver takes you and follows your itinerary.

This is beneficial in several ways, it brings you the best, most knowledgeable people to share their local expertise with you. It also distributes the wealth, by providing work and payments for other communities, and finally it actually allows us to lower your total tour cost as there is no need to pay for a guide's food and room during your entire stay!

This gives you more autonomy and marries your freedom and choices with support and guidance, you'll have the opportunity to interact with the locals along the way and explore the culture for yourself.

Our guests have reported it feels a more authentic experience than other tours

6 Day Wildlife and Culture Tour

A tour including; jungle trekking to discover the Sumatran orangutan, Eco-bicycle Village Tour to learn more about agriculture, local life and sustainabilty, and a trip to Tangkahan to learn about the Sumatran Elephants.

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9 Day North Sumatra Tour

Discover Northern Sumatra's highlights in 9 days. Includes; Jungle Trekking, Village Life Tour, Lake Toba

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14 Day North Sumatra Tour

Enjoy the best of Northern Sumatra with our 14 day tour. Includes; Jungle Trekking, Village Life Tour, Berastagi and Lake Toba, 

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