New safari tour will bring you to the stunning wilds of Sumatra

The idea of jetting off all the way to Sumatra in Indonesia might seem like some far off dream but this exciting new tour might just entice you get up and go! Organised by Backyard Travel, the tour brings visitors on a safari adventure to Northern Sumatra and explores places like Gunung Leuser National Park. Sumatra is a part of the Sunda Islands in Indonesia and is the sixth largest island in the world. The tour will also give tourists the chance to meet wildlife up close in their natural habitat.

Tourists will see elephants at an animal rehabilitation centre. Image by GettyImages/SOPA Images

“There’s always high demand for wildlife safaris that are sensitive to the animals and to the environment,” says Maeve Nolan, general manager of Backyard Travel. “This North Sumatra tour not only lets travellers get close to orangutans and elephants in their natural habitat, it immerses them in the Unesco site of Gunung Leuser National Park. The launch of this new tour coincides with North Sumatra’s best weather, so now is the perfect time to explore.” The four-day, three-night tour starts in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province in Indonesia where tourists will visit the Great Mosque, Maimoon Palace and the Vihara Gunung Timur Taoist temple.

Baby orangutan
You may see Sumatran orangutans on your adventures. Image by GettyImages/Yamtono_Sardi

The tour then whisks travellers to the ecotourism village of Bukit Lawang and the gateway to Gunung Leuser National Park. After some wild Sumatran orangutan-spotting and forest treks, tourists will visit the Tangkahan Elephant Rehabilitation Center to tend its resident Sumatran elephants.

Boats Moored by the Shoreline in Indonesia
Sumatra is a stunning part of Indonesia, sure to inspire tourists. Image by GettyImages/simonlong

The new safari tour in North Sumatra tour is available from US$479 (€390) per person (domestic and international flights not included). Tours are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room in luxury accommodation. You can find out more here.

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