Adventure Northern Sumatra by 4X4 jeep, canoe, bamboo raft and on foot. Visit rehabilitation centers for the Sumatran Elephant and Orangutan, and see the animals in their natural habitat. White water raft a day down the Wampu River and visit local schools and villages, immersing yourself in Sumatra’s culture.
Tour Medan with your guide, seeing a 19th century Sultan’s Palace; and one of the most beautiful mosques in Indonesia. Meet a Sumatran Elephant and go on a ride through the jungle. Board a 4X4 jeep and drive through thick jungle to cacao, rubber and oil-palm plantations; then to a local school. Enjoy a whole day of white water rafting; as your raft floats downstream, over rapids and under waterfalls. Go on a journey to see the Sumatran Orangutan in its natural habitat and trek to see them enjoying their breakfast.
Drive on to Brastagi; home to a people with many unique traditions which they still practice today. Visit a nearby traditional village to learn more. See a beautiful waterfall, formed by an underground river. Boat across a volcanic lake surrounded by volcanic walls; to an island hotel in the middle of the lake.
Cruise along the lake to local villages and see the tombs of Sidabutar Kings. Your last stop is Simanindo, where you’ll visit the museum and also see a performance of traditional Batak Toba dance, known as ‘Tor-tor’.
Sleeping and meals
Basic to mid-range hotel and some meals included.
|until 31 Mar 2014||US $649||US $1,777||US Dollars per person for shared twin/double|
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Backyard Travel is an independent online company specializing in tailor made tours to seven destinations in Southeast Asia, Japan and China. Launched in mid February 2012 with headquarters in Bangkok Thailand, Backyard Travel is staffed by locals and expats with many years of experience in the travel industry, who are committed to sharing their deep knowledge of, and passion for the region. Clients travelling with Backyard Travel will explore hidden places and see the classics with a unique twist, connect on a deep level with local people and ultimately gain a genuine understanding of the countries and cultures they visit.