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Are you planning to travel to Indonesia? I’m sure whenever you heard of the country of Indonesia, the first thing that pops into your mind is Bali.

Yes, It has the most amazing beaches, food, and nature, but it isn’t the only destination that Indonesia has to offer. One of its best islands is called Sumatra, and it is incredible! So let me tell you all about the things you can do in your Sumatra Travel!

Indonesia is one of the top travel destinations in South East Asia that you don’t want to miss! It is the world’s largest archipelago that’s consists of 17,000 islands and one of the most diverse countries where you get to enjoy nature at its finest.

If you are looking for nature and cultural adventure, then a Sumatra Tour will be suitable for you. It will be one of the things to tick if you want to explore Indonesia.

Where is Sumatra?

The island of Sumatra is located to the west of Java, Indonesia. It is on the western edge of Southeast Asia where it meets the Indian Ocean. Sumatra is an oblong shapes island that is close to Malaysia and Singapore. It isn’t far away from the capital as its southern tip is closer to Java, where Jakarta is located.

The island may be nearer to developed places like Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. Still, ironically it preserved its old traditions and has a diverse nature which you can explore and experience.

Why Travel to Sumatra?

Sumatra isn’t as famous as Bali, but it offers a lot when it comes to traveling as it is the sixth-largest island in the world. Tourism in Sumatra is very basic, but it doesn’t mean that it is not worth exploring.

You can explore a lot of its tropical islands, beaches, wildlife, lakes, craters, and even their bustling cities. They have an abundance of wildlife and nature, and if you love animals, I’m sure you will like to get to see and know more about wild orangutans, tigers, elephants, and rhinos.

You’ll get to experience different landscapes from active volcanoes to dense jungle and deserted beaches you’ll be in a traveler’s paradise that you’ve been dreaming of.

Here we take a look at the 5 Amazing Tours you can do in Sumatra.

Amazing Sumatra Tours

If Sumatra Travel is one of the things you want to do during your holidays, here is a list of things you can have for you to have a fantastic experience for your Indonesia tour.

Upclose with the Orangutans at Bukit Lawang

First on the list on your Sumatra tour is to see Orangutans in their natural environment. You will be able to learn about the Orangutans from highly qualified staff at the national park. Hanging around with them while they are munching their bananas. You can also take pictures as well.

Aside from seeing the Orangutans, you can also see different animals that are native to the jungles of Sumatra. Take note you are supposed to have a guide while exploring the jungles. You will be able to enjoy nature, see orangutans, and enjoy Indonesian food and fruits!

Explore North Sumatra Tour

If you think that you are in for a whole lot of North Sumatra travel, then this is a perfect tour for you. The adventure that awaits you includes a relaxing stay at hotels in the middle of a tropical garden, get to see neverending palm, rubber, and cacao plantations. If you are interested in knowing the history of the place, you’ll get that with the tour that you can in the historic city of Pematang Siantar.

Lake Toba

You can look forward to seeing Lake Toba, have a little island hopping and take a ferry to Samosir Island. You can stay overnight, and the next day explores the island and see the cultural village of Toba Batak where you can see the king’s tomb and experience the culture of the village and its people.

In the middle of your tour, you’ll also get to trek to active volcanoes and falls as well as pineapple, ginger and clove plantations. In this tour, you can also spend a day with the orangutans at Bukit Lawang.

North Sumatra Elephant Jungle Tour

If spending time in the jungle with the elephants is one of your bucket lists in your Indonesia, then this Sumatra tour is perfect for you. You will get to spend your days and stay in a lodge in the middle of a jungle.

You will be able to see the elephants up close and walk alongside them. Seeing them in their natural environment and enjoying bathing in the river will make you appreciate these majestic animals.

Enjoying nature, swimming in the river, and showering under the waterfall will be one of your best experiences in this North Sumatra tour.

North and West Sumatra Tour

If you want to get to know Sumatra, then the 15 days North and West Sumatra tour will be best for you. This tour will be one of the fantastic travels that you will have as you can go deep and personal with your Sumatra Travel.

You can see plantations, trek volcanoes and mountain ranges, swim in rivers, island-hop, and explore. Aside from that, you’ll get to know the beautiful culture of Batak and Minangkabau tribe on Sumatra and get to know its cities, specifically Medan with its Dutch, English, Chines, and Malay architectures.

Medan City Tour

If you are more into city exploration, you can get that with your Sumatra tour as you can visit the heritage city of Medan. This tour is a uniquely organized tour where local guides will take you along Medan’s pre-war architecture sceneries. You will get to know about the city’s history and experience the local city culture.


Travel to Indonesia will be worth your while if you experience these Sumatra tours. Traveling and experiencing the culture of Sumatra Indonesia would be fantastic if you book tours with Tri-Jaya as you will have a memorable experience that you will carry throughout your life.

We have the best Sumatra travel itinerary that you will genuinely enjoy, you’ll get to meet hospitable people and deeply learn the culture of Indonesia.