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9 Day Sumatra Uncovered Guided Group Tour From $2180.25pp (Online Only)

Calling all adventure lovers! Get ready to experience the finest of Indonesia’s hidden gem island, Sumatra. Imagine untouched coastlines, vibrant jungles, and flourishing wildlife encounters, on an incredible tour spanning across 9 unforgettable days.

Sumatra Uncovered explores only the best of Bali’s lesser known neighbour, allowing you to discover pure magic in this natural playground of adventure. Join an epic group and experienced guide as you immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness of Sumatra alongside the indigenous Mentawai tribe. From learning survival skills and foraging to connecting with one of the few remaining Shamans in Sumatra for a spiritual encounter, this adventure is bound to leave a lasting impression. Glide through jungle rapids on river tubes, trek through the forest in search of Orangutans and monkeys, and fall asleep to the rhythmic lull of ocean waves. Conclude your unforgettable journey with blissful beach days, island hopping, and volunteering at a local turtle sanctuary. Perfect for the adventurous traveller wanting to immerse themselves into Sumatran culture, nothing beats this epic 9 day Sumatra Uncovered tour.

  • Money Icon Now Only $2180.25
  • Clock Icon 9 Days / 8 Nights

Sumatra Uncovered Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Medan & Meet The Group

Welcome to Sumatra! You’re about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. Arrive in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra, and head to your accommodation. Here you can meet your guide and your group, who will be your travel family for the next 26 days. Enjoy a welcome dinner and some cocktails to get to know each other, and get ready for an epic start to your adventure.

Day 2: Explore Bukit Lawang

It’s up and out nice and early today as you head into the wilderness of Bukit Lawang. A hidden paradise in the heart of Sumatra, drop off your bags and enjoy a quick bite before diving into the BatCave for an inspiring experience. These incredible nocturnal creatures are an absolute must see here in Sumatra – marvel as they fly far above you. Then, enjoy some dinner and drinks as you watch a magical sunset, and head out for your first local night out.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Orangutan Trekking & River Tubing

The early rise this morning will be more than worth it. Get ready for a trek through the rainforest to spot the local wildlife. Sumatra is well known for its vast diversity of jungle animals, including monkeys, tropical birds, and the most famous of all, wild orangutans! Keep your eyes peeled, because you never know when one will be swinging through the trees above you. Enjoy an incredible lunch in the heart of the rainforest and relax surrounded by complete lushness. After that, it’s time to hit the river – tube your way down the flowing water straight to your hotel doorstop. What a way to travel!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Fly To Padang

Today’s a travel day, so you can take it easy. Catch a flight to Padang City, a coastal location surrounded by green hills, with plenty of gorgeous beaches to roam. Recover from your couple of busy days as you relax in the chilled out city, soak up some sun, and explore the streets and local markets. Watch a magical sunset over the nature surrounded urban landscape and get ready for another few epic days ahead of you.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Mentawai Village Experience

Another early morning that’s more than worth the second cup of coffee. Get ready for a very unique and cherished experience, as you journey into the heart of Mentawai to meet with local families in a traditional village. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Sumatra, enjoy a hearty lunch with the local families, explore their farms, and partake in their unique traditions. It’s an experience like no other. You’ll be warmly welcomed by your host family and settle into traditional huts for accommodation. Learn all about sustainable farming and their agricultural heritage and visit the local market. At the end of an extraordinary day, enjoy games, beers, and new friends as you reminisce on the incredible time you’ve already had.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Experience Mentawai

Wake up to the noise of the surrounding nature in the most wholesome way imaginable. Today is all about taking in the local culture of your Mentawai homestay village, relaxing in a traditional house called an ‘Uma’. Here you’ll learn some unforgettable, and useful, skills as you go foraging and hunting, and visit the village’s Shaman for some incredibly insightful chats. Learn the wisdom of the indigenous tribe, surrounded by nature, taking in this incredibly spiritual experience.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Padang Beach Day

After an incredible stay in a jungle village, today you’ll be heading to the southern coast of Padang. Here, you’ll get to stay in a cool traditional fishing village in rustic beach huts, for another authentic and spectacular homestay. Placed right on the waterfront, your time here is for chilling out, embracing the island lifestyle, and enjoying some live music around the campfire. Soak up the magic of the sunset and stars, because you’re in paradise.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Island Hopping & Turtle Volunteer Project

With so much incredible marine life thriving in the area of Padang, it wouldn’t be right to visit here without going for an epic island hopping trip! Get your snorkelling mask ready and swim amongst beautiful coral and adorable turtles. Nemo Point, Turtle Point, and Snake Island are all some famous spots you’ll get to experience first hand. After an adventurous morning and some down time on the scenic beach, head to a turtle volunteer project where you’ll get to release turtles back into the ocean! A wonderful experience. Learn about the importance of turtle conservation and what Sumatra is doing to help the population. This evening, have a dance on the beach with a cocktail in hand, enjoying your last night in Sumatra.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Chilled Checkout

It’s time to wave goodbye to your travel group as you finish your trip in Padang. Whether you’re staying for a bit longer or continuing your journey, your guide will be happy to help out with any ongoing plans, or check out our other tours for some inspiration!

Inclusions & Extras

Included

  • 8x Nights Accommodation
  • 16x Meals
  • All Transport
  • Bukit Lawang Bat Caves
  • Orangutan Trekking
  • River Tubing
  • Local Village Experience
  • Unique visit to Shaman
  • Island Hopping and Turtle Volunteer Project

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Flights to and from Medan/Padang
  • Travel Insurance

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

9 Day Sumatra Uncovered Group Tour

Informative Guides, All Accommodation, Some Meals & Activities

$2,180.25

What to bring

  • Passport & Flight Tickets
  • Arrival Information
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Light Rain Jacket
  • Insect Repellant

Pick Ups & Departures

The trip begins in Medan and finishes in Padang.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

TruTravel Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations more than 60 days: Loss of deposit.
Cancellations 60 days of less: 100% of trip cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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