1 week tour North Sumatra

Experience the highlights of North Sumatra on this 7-day itinerary. Go hiking in Gunung Leuser National Park, climb the Sibayak Volcano in Berastagi and relax at the largest crater lake in the world. This route is a suggestion and will of course be adapted to your particular wishes and framework conditions.

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • overnight stay
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Leuser National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Brastagi Highland
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Sibayak
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Toba
    • Entry/Admission - Samosir Tourist Information Centre
    What's excluded :
    • flight

  • Day 1: Transport to Bukit Lawang

    Pass By: Bukit Lawang Jungle, Bukit Lawang 20774 Indonesia
    Upon arrival at Kuala Namu International Airport you will be picked up by your private driver who will accompany you all the time on Sumatra. The drive to Bukit Lawang takes about 4 hours and takes you along rubber and palm oil plantations, lush jungles and mountain landscapes. You can stop on the way for photo stops or meal breaks. Our driver will assist you in communicating with the locals.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation Examples: Waterstone, Indra Valley Inn

    Day 2: Jungle trekking

    Stop At: Mount Leuser National Park, Kong Paluh, Kutapanjang, Gayo Lues Regency, Aceh 24653, Indonesia
    Today we will go on a 2-day jungle tour and with some luck you will be able to see orangutans in the wild. Our guides are licensed by the National Park Office and have years of experience in jungle trekking. Two guides are available for the day. You will be picked up at 9am from your accommodation and then you will go to the jungle together. The hike takes about 6h including breaks for photos and food.

    In the afternoon you will reach the camp near a river. You can jump into the water or just relax. Our cook prepares an Indonesian dinner for you (vegetarian options possible). They sleep in a semi-open shelter, surrounded by the sounds of the river and the jungle.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a semi-open shelter

    Day 3: Jungle trekking

    Stop At: Mount Leuser National Park, Kong Paluh, Kutapanjang, Gayo Lues Regency, Aceh 24653, Indonesia
    After waking up, our chef will provide you with coffee, tea and breakfast. You can jump back into the fresh water of the river. Depending on the campsite we will then continue the jungle adventure and the trek for about 2 hours or we will go to a waterfall where you can swim and relax. You can also relax in the camp. After lunch we leave the camp for the traditional jungle raft.

    The afternoon is at your free disposal. Accommodation in Bukit Lawang.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation Examples: Waterstone, Indra Valley

    Day 4: Drive to Berastagi

    Stop At: Brastagi Highland, Medan Indonesia
    After breakfast you will be picked up by our driver. The drive to Berastagi takes about 5 hours, depending on traffic. You can however take breaks at will. Upon arrival, you can visit a local market or relax.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation examples: Smiley's Guesthouse, Sapo Karo, Rudang Hotel Berastagi

    Day 5: Volcano climb and drive to Lake Toba

    Stop At: Mount Sibayak, On the edge of Berastagi town Jaranguda, Doulu, Kabupaten Karo, Berastagi 22156 Indonesia
    After a contemporary breakfast, you can climb the Sibayak Volcano, or visit the Hot Springs or the traditional village of Lingga on request.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Lake Toba, 20217 Indonesia
    Then continue south to Lake Toba, the largest crater lake in the world. On the way you can use for photo stops, e.g. at the Sisipiso waterfall, and take breaks. The journey takes about 3 hours. You drive to the harbor, from where you take the car ferry to Tuktuk on the island Samosir translate. The crossing takes about 30 minutes. Then it goes to the hotel. The evening is at your free disposal.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation examples: Tabo Cottages

    Day 6: Lake Toba

    Stop At: Samosir Tourist Information Centre, Jl. Lumban Suhi Pangururan, Pangururan 22392 Indonesia
    After breakfast, explore the island of Samosir and Lake Toba with your driver. Drive to Ambarita, Samosir's most interesting village of the local Batak culture. From there we continue to Simanindo, where you can see the performance of a traditional Batak dance. Afterwards you drive to a beautiful vantage point from where you can look at Samosir Island and Lake Toba.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tabo Cottages

    Day 7: Return to Medan

    Pass By: Medan Mall, Jl. MT. Haryono no. 8-9, Medan 20212 Indonesia
    After breakfast, our driver will drive you back to Medan Airport. The journey takes about 6 hours.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kuala Namu International Airport, Medan Indonesia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/1/2019 - 10/19/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Discover Sumatra

Activity ID: V-189214P2

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