Journey to Sumatra

Explore the natural beauty of Sumatra

Few isles tempt the imagination with the lure of adventure quite like the wild land of Sumatra. An island of extraordinary beauty, it bubbles with life and vibrates under the power of nature. Eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis are Sumatran headline-grabbers. Steaming volcanoes brew and bluster while standing guard over lakes that sleepily lap the edges of craters. Orangutan-filled jungles host not only our red-haired cousins, but also tigers, rhinos and elephants. And down at sea level, idyllic deserted beaches are bombarded by clear barrels of surf.

As varied as the land, the people of Sumatra are made up of many cultures, from the devout Muslims in Aceh to the hedonistic Batak Christians around Danau Toba and the matrilineal Minangkabau of Padang. All are unified by a fear, respect and love of the wild and wondrous land of Sumatra. One of the most popular tourist spots in Sumatra, Lake Toba is known to be the largest crater lake in the world, which was formed by the massive eruption of a now dormant volcano, years and years ago. Sightseeing in Lake Toba shall give you an insightful experience of the Batak group one of the indigenous groups in Sumatra. The tomb of Batak kings, the traditional Batak homes are fascinating sights at Lake Toba.

Sumatra may seem otherworldly for those who’ve only been to Indonesia’s big touristy spots. As one of the archipelago’s largest islands, Sumatra’s tourism scene covers everything from world-class surfing to historical highlands. Gunung Leuser National Park ; This expansive natural reserve is a tropical jungle at its most pristine state; or at least some parts of it. The dense vegetation and relatively untouched nature is a beloved home for orangutans, elephants, rhinoceros, and other wild animals. Some parts of the jungle are already open for trekking and conservation, such as the well-known Bukit Lawang orangutan sanctuary.

Sumatra was known in ancient times by the Sanskrit names of Swarnadwīpa (“Island of Gold”) and Swarnabhūmi (“Land of Gold”), because of the gold deposits in the island’s highlands. The first mention of the name of Sumatra was in the name of Srivijayan Haji (king) Sumatrabhumi (“King of the land of Sumatra”), who sent an envoy to China in 1017. Arab geographers referred to the island as Lamri (Lamuri, Lambri or Ramni) in the tenth through thirteenth centuries, in reference to a kingdom near modern-day Banda Aceh which was the first landfall for traders. The island is also known by other names namely, Andalas or Percha Island.

In general, getting to experience many different and unusual local tribal cultures is maybe the most exciting point for tour to Sumatra. A good example is the highland tribe of the Minangkabau, the largest matriarchal ethnicity in the world.

Go come to Sumatra now and experience the vast rainforest and beautifully culture. Tour to Sumatra island with Indonesia Impression and we will get it done for you!

Sumatra Eco Tours

Plan Sumatra overland tours can mean never ending action. It has both unique and adventurous activities, starting from the Orangutan sanctuary in Bukit Lawang, some world-class diving sites in Pulau Weh and surfing in the wild Mentawai Islands. You can experience Sumatra overland tour also explore Mentawai tribe in Siberut island, relax on the shore of Lake Toba, bag the top of Mount Kerinci of Jambi, stop by the granite beaches of Belitung, and see dolphins at Kiluan, Lampung. The land is also filled with a humongous variety of unique as well as common rainforest fauna in Gunung Leuser National Park. You can spot not only red-haired orangutans, but also all sorts of monkeys that swing on treetops, in addition to Sumatran elephants, tigers and rhinoceroses.

USD 819
Sumatra Island Overland Tour
Duration: 8 Days
USD 989
Explore Sumatra (Tangkahan – Bukit Lawang – Lake Toba Tour)
Duration: 7 Days
USD 939
Incredible Sumatra Adventure
Duration: 7 Days
USD 999
The Gunung Leuser National Park Expedition
Duration: 8 Days
USD 948
Sumatra Eco Adventure Tour
Duration: 10 Days
USD 1.739
Sumatra ; A Story of River, Primitive Tribe and Elephant Overland
Duration: 13 Days
USD 725
Nias Island Tour
Duration: 5 Days
USD 588
The Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra Journey
Duration: 5 Days
USD 888
Exploring Sumatra’s Kerinci Seblat National Park
Duration: 7 Days
USD 2.129
Sumatra Tangkahan Lake Toba Papua Baliem Adventure
Duration: 12 Days
USD 2.458
Discover the Wonder of Lake Toba and Baliem Valley
Duration: 12 Days

Preferred Hotels

Whether you’re looking for a city-centred hotel, a relaxing beachside getaway or anything in between, we’ve found the very best accommodation to suit your needs and included them in our list of preferred Sumatra hotels.

Padang,  
Pulau Samosir,  
Medan,