Yolo: Highlights of Sumatra (AESH)

Countries Visited: Indonesia
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 10.
    Meals Included: 13 breakfasts
    Accommodations: Simple hotels (13 nts).

    Highlights
    Encounter orangutans up-close-and-personal, bliss out beachside on the Indian Ocean, trek in the jungle of national parks, chill out on Lake Samosir.

    Description
    If the only thing you think of when you hear "Sumatra" is "coffee," then we need to have a chat. If you're looking to plunge right into a nature-filled adventure with orangutans aplenty, here's where you'll want to be. Enjoy two weeks of city touring, hiking, and having a great time bonding with your fellow travellers. We're pretty sure you'll agree that everything is a highlight in Sumatra.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1MedanDay 1 Medan
    Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2TangkahanDay 2 Medan/Tangkahan (1B)
    Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking. Included Activities: Medan City Tour Transport: Minibus (5.00 hour(s), 100km)
    Day 3Bukit LawangDay 3 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B)
    Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park. Transport: Minibus (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 4Bukit LawangDay 4 Bukit Lawang (1B)
    An orangutan rehabilitation centre was set up in 1973 to help orangutans released from captivity to learn the skills they will need in the wild. Once they are released into the wild, they are monitored and still provided with some supplementary food until theyre 100% ready to fend for themselves. We visit a platform when they are being fed. Gunung Leuser National Park is located nearby and a great place to do some wildlife trekking in this large jungle park. Included Activities: Orangutan Feeding Platform Visit Transport: Walking (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 5BerastagiDay 5 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi (1B)
    Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (7.00-8.00 hours, 160km)
    Day 6BerastagiDay 6 Berastagi (1B)
    Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.
    Day 7Samosir IslandDay 7 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)
    Travel to the worlds largest volcano lake, Lake Toba. Transport: Minibus (8.00 hour(s), 190km)
    Day 8Samosir IslandDay 8 Samosir Island (1B)
    Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.
    Day 9SibolgaDay 9 Samosir Island/Sibolga (1B)
    Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, finishing at a town on the Indian Ocean on Sumatras western coast. Transport: Minibus (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 10PanyabunganDay 10 Sibolga/Panyabungan (1B)
    Take in the landscape on another travel day. Break up the journey with an overnight stop in Panyabungan. Transport: Minibus (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 11BukittinggiDay 11 Panyabungan/Bukittinggi (1B)
    Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival after a half-day of travel, including a few interesting stops along the way. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 12BukittinggiDay 12 Bukittinggi (1B)
    Enjoy a free day to go rafting or kayaking, or check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.
    Day 13PadangDay 13 Bukittinggi/Padang (1B)
    Spend the final evening on Sumatra with the group at a beach hotel in Padang. Transport: Minibus (2.00 hour(s), 30km)
    Day 14PadangDay 14 Padang (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/11/2017$1,349.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    10/29/2017$1,349.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    11/08/2017$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    11/26/2017$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    12/06/2017$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    12/24/2017$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    01/03/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    01/21/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    01/31/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    02/18/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    02/28/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    03/18/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    03/28/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    04/08/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    04/15/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    04/25/2018$1,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    05/02/2018$1,349.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    05/13/2018$1,349.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    05/23/2018$1,349.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
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