Sumatra 14 day tour in Indonesia

“A two week, tailor made tour around the remote rainforests of Sumatra, trekking, wildlife, volcanoes and seeking out remote islands. ”


Medan | Bukit Lawang | Tangkahan | Berastagi | Lake Toba | Samosir Island | Cubadak Island

Description of Sumatra 14 day tour in Indonesia

This Sumatra tour is a two week exploration of the exquisite Indonesian island, spending plenty of time in various locations in order to immerse yourself in rainforest, small communities and also have time to enjoy some unique adventures. Famous for its natural heritage, from tropical rainforest to wild orangutans, volcanic lakes to stunning untouched beaches, you will definitely need two weeks to get to grips with all this gorgeousness.

Travelling with your own driver, you will be guided by experts such as on your hike up Sibayak Volcano or Gunung Leuser National Park, as well as floating down one of the island’s emerald rivers. Not surprisingly, many adventures await: Trekking through jungle where orangutans and other primates live, meeting people and enjoying cultural exchanges with people from small communities, sleeping in jungle lodges on the edge of wildlife filled river shores and kayaking across glistening tropical waters.

Your last few days are all about islands, staying first of all on fascinating Samosir Island in the middle of volcanic Lake Toba, and then as a grand finale to a fantastic trip, on Cubadak island, a dreamscape of palms and pristine beaches, as well as more hiking into its tropical interior for those who can’t do the beach thing for too long.

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Departure information

Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Sumatra 14 day tour in Indonesia


Throughout this itinerary we’ve selected small-scale, authentic accommodation with plenty of local charm. By using small-scale hotels and guest-houses we reduce the impact on the environment compared with larger properties.

In our offices in sunny Brighton we’re also trying to do our bit. We work hard to consciously recycle as much waste as possible. We’ve even managed to implement a system to ensure our food waste is composted instead of ending up in landfill.

Our local partners in Indonesia are also on board with the need to recycle. They donate used paper to local people who make a living by collecting waste items.

We use trained guides who know how to treat the wildlife with respect and ensure visitors are doing the same. In Bukit Lawang the feeding centre for the Orangutans was stopped as the Orangutans were becoming too reliant of the food and they wanted to rehabilitate them properly to the wild. We advise customers in advance to be very aware of animal interaction to keep these beautiful creatures safe and wild.

At the accommodation in Bukit Lawang they have the facilities to recycle plastic and you are also able to refill your water bottle which we encourage guests to do as well.

In Tangkahan we advise guests due to the limited amount of electricity to keep lights and fans off at all times when not needed.

The hotel we book in Samosir is designed and half owned by local Batak people to represent the design of the traditional Batak houses you will find on the island. It's a very good experience to be able to stay in traditional style accommodation.


In Medan you will visit a local's house where you will learn to make street snacks that they sell everyday to make a living. You are directly supporting the community and village by doing this trip.

In Tangkahan the eco-tourism is a big part of the community as it was set up for the people of the area to learn new skills and protect the National Park from illegal logging and poaching in the area. We use these guides to show our client's the area and our customers have a chance to partake in volunteer work if they want to when they are there.

Before our customers leave the UK we will provide them with information on Sumatra and Indonesia to advise of local customs and phrases that will help during their stay on the island.

We book only local owned accommodation and local guides throughout the itinerary, where staff are treated fairly and it means that you are directly supporting the local community rather than large chain hotels.

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