Journey to Sumatra

Much of this 470,000 sq. km. island is still jungle-covered and habitat to increasingly rare native animals, tigers, leopard, rhino, and elephant. Orang Utans are still to be found in larger numbers and their conservation centres are the top attraction for visitors. The island is also notable for famous Lake Toba and Samosir island, inhabited by the fascinating ethnicity of the Toba Batak ethnic group.

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 coming here. A good example is the highland tribe of the Minangkabau, the largest matriarchal ethnicity in the world.

Sumatra Eco Tours

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. Orang-utan-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.

USD 819
Sumatra Island Overland Tour
Duration: 8 Days
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USD 989
Explore Sumatra (Tangkahan – Bukit Lawang – Lake Toba Tour)
Duration: 7 Days
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USD 939
Incredible Sumatra Adventure
Duration: 7 Days
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USD 999
Leuser National Park Expedition
Duration: 8 Days
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USD 948
Sumatra Adventure Tour
Duration: 10 Days
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USD 1.739
South Sumatra Bengkulu Lampung Overland
Duration: 13 Days
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USD 725
Nias Island Tour
Duration: 5 Days
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USD 488
Minangkabau Tour
Duration: 5 Days
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USD 788
Kerinci Seblat National Park Adventure
Duration: 7 Days
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USD 2.129
Sumatra Lake Toba Papua Baliem Adventure
Duration: 12 Days
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USD 2.458
Discover the Wonder of Indonesia
Duration: 12 Days
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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.

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