11 Days 10 Nights Sumatera and Aceh Tour

Sumatra and Aceh Tour

Explore the Indonesian island of Sumatra, home to astonishing array of unique plants and remarkable wildlife including the orang utans and Sumatran elephants. The island has something for everyone; lush rainforests, limestone caves, mighty rivers, towering volcanoes, aquamarine crater lakes, exquisite sand beaches, and an amazing diversity of traditional ethnic groups inhabiting some of the most breathtaking volcanic landscape in the world.


Hike through the dense Gunung Leisure National Park, a UNESCO WORLD Heritage site and watch orang utans, the largest arboreal mammal swing freely in their habitat

Explore the largest crater lake in the world

Learn about the many unique traditions of Sumatrans

Explore the vibrant underwater world filled with colourful coral gardens, the exotic marine life, and pristine beaches at Weh Island 


Upon arrival at Medan Airport, proceed to the arrival hall where a BIH representative will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Bukit Lawang. Situated at the foot of Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Lawang is approximately 3 hours’ drive from Medan. Upon arrival in Bukit Lawang, check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. If you feel like doing a small walk, we recommend visiting the bat cave. This is a self-guided activity which takes around an hour of easy walk through rubber trees plantation. 

A small village on the right side of a river in the middle of rainforest. Bukit Lawang | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
Bukit Lawang, the gateway to the Gunung Leuser National Park | Sumatra and Aceh Tour | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 2: Gunung Leuser National Park

After breakfast, meet your guide and head out for a 5 to 6-hour jungle trek in Gunung Leuser National Park.  Walk through the dense vegetation witness some varieties of birds, butterflies, orangutans, siamang (long arm apes), and different kinds of reptiles. Then return to Bukit Lawang on a traditional tube, rafting down the Bohorok River.

A orangutan is holding a small tree brach with small leaves. Sumatran orangutan | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
Encountering orangutan(s) in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sumatra and Aceh Tour | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 3: Bukit Lawang – Parapat – Lake Toba – Samosir Island ( 6-7 hours’ drive + 1 hour by ferry)

After breakfast and checking out, meet your driver for your private transfer to your hotel in Danau Toba. Today you will drive along endless palm tree, rubber and cacao plantations and through the historic city of Pematang Siantar. Upon arrival at at Parapat, a town on the shore of Serene Lake Toba, you will embark on a public ferry to the island of Samosir. The ferry transfer takes about 45 minutes. Check into hotel for a 2-night stay on Samosir Island.

A huge lake surrounded by green lush hills. There are some white flowers in the foreground. The colour of the lake is dark blue and the sky is a bit cloudy. Sumatra and Aceh Tour | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
Lake Toba still looks stunning even on a cloudy day | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday

Day 4: Day at Leisure

You have today at leisure to relax after the long journey.

Day 5: Tomok Village – Ambarita Village – Balige

Today after breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and head out to explore this wonderful island by visiting Tomok Village to see the ancient tomb of King Sidabutar, then visit Ambarita Village to see the famous stone chairs and execution place of King Siallagan. Then you cross back to Parapat by ferry. Upon arrival in Parapat, you will be taken to to Balige and visit TB Silalahi Center museum which is situated on the south shores of Lake Toba. Continue on to the Batak Museum complex, dedicated to the preservation of the cultural values of the indigenous ethnic population of North Sumatra. Upon conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

3 hourse with steeply sloping roofs and wooden supporting poles under its floor on the right and a tree with with spreading roots on the left. Ambarita Village. Sumatran traditional house | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
Sumtran traditional house at Ambarita Village | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 6: Lake Toba – Medan

After checking out, you will take a ferry transfer to the main island. Upon arrival, meet your driver for your private transfer to your hotel in Medan.

Day 7: Medan – Banda Aceh – Sabang

After checking out, meet your guide for your private transfer to the airport, leaving enough time for your onward flight to Banda Aceh. Upon arrival in Banda Aceh, you will be met by a BIH representative and transferred to Ulee Lheue Port to catch the ferry to Weh Island. Disembark the ferry and meet your driver who will be waiting to transfer you to your accommodation.

An Archipelago covered by green lush vegetation.  There are high range of hills on the right and in the distance while the island on the left side is flat. There several white boats anchoring by the island on the left side. The water and the sky is blue with some white clouds. Sumatra and Aceh Tour | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
The pristine Weh Island – Aceh | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 8: Day at leisure

Spend your day at leisure to relax and enjoy the areas surrounding.

Day 9: Pantai Gapang – Gua sarang

Today you will visit Pantai Gapang and Gua sarang including snorkeling.

The coastline consists of rocks covered with green vegetations. The rocks resemble caves due to the crashing of the waves over a period time. Sumatra and Aceh Tour | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
The aerial view of Goa Sarang | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 10: City Tour

After breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel lobby then head out to Km Zero Monument, other beache(s), waterfalls, hot springs, WWII Japanese bunker, and Sabang historical places / buildings. Upon conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

A white monument standing tall on the hill surrounded by green trees overlooking the ocean. Sumatra and Aceh Tour | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
Zero Kilometre monument stands majestically overlooking the ocean | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 11 Transfer out

After checking out, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the airport, in time for your next flight out. Your Sumatra and Aceh Tour ends here.

Price: starts from IDRxxx per person based on a minimum of 2 participants in a shared double/twin room.
  • All transfers and transport as per itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flight from Medan to Aceh
  • All tours as mentioned include relevant entrance fees and service of an English speaking local guide
  • Professional trekking guide in Bukit Lawang
  • International or domestic flights (to/from) Sumatra
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in inclusions above
  • Accommodation early check in /late check out
  • Personal expenses and all other items and travel components not mentioned in inclusions
Please note:
  • All prices quoted are net on a minimum four guests travelling on a double/twin sharing basis, inclusive of taxes, surcharges and fees.
  • No reservations have been made at time of quote.
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