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North Sumatran Adventure

Sumatran Wildlife Safari

10-Day Get excited as you take an adventure of a lifetime into North Sumatra!

From AUD$1930 per person

Get excited as you take an adventure of a lifetime into North Sumatra! Experience the rainforest and discover the flora and fauna as you get up close and personal with Sumatran Elephants and Orangutans.

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This safari has it all! bathing and walking with orphan elephants in the rainforest, river tubing down beautiful rivers, up-close-and-personal encounters with endangered orangutans and camping in the jungle. This fun-filled, amazing tour is sure to satisfy your adventurous spirit.


Your 10-day jungle safari begins with a drive to the Orangutan Haven. This project is developing for orphan orangutans that cannot be released, with the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program. Be escorted around the new development and listen to the incredible conservation work they do in the field. Then settle in on a 3 1/2hr drive to the Gunung Leuser National Park, Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra! Here you will then witness wild orangutans and delight in the wonderful vibrant village!

See yourself walking in the forest with the orphan elephants on the latest 3 hour personal experience in Tangkahan, a real highlight! Visit secluded waterfalls for picnics and swims, dining at sumptuous local food banquets, and hiking with your experienced Travel Host Paul,  through lush jungles on the lookout for fauna and flora. Your up-close-and-personal encounter with the 'Man of the Forest', the orangutan, is certain to be an emotional and uplifting experience.

There is so much on this jungle safari to experience and learn, as you attune your senses to the wonderful sights and sounds of the stunning Sumatran landscape.

You will:

  • Visit Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program Orangutan Haven
  • Walk in the rainforest with orphan elephants
  • Explore the wonderful rainforest ecosystem
  • Aim to witness wild orangutans and other primates in Bukit Lawing 
  • Sleep in comfortable eco lodges and camping in the rainforest
  • Discover incredible river ecosystems as you glide down them in a rubber tube
  • Immerse yourself in the traditional villages and learn about the culture
  • Learn about the conservation activities RAW is supporting

Optional Extra Activities

  • 1/2 day Medan City tour
  • 4 day Lake Toba Escape
  • 1 day Berastagi Village tour
  • 2 day Volcano climb and village tour

Best Time of Year to Travel

Feb - Nov


8 Positions Remaining

3-Aug-2020 to 12-Aug-2020


Single – $1,930

Twin share –

Family – (total for two adults + two children)

Tour Leader: Paul BaileyPaul Bailey

Paul enjoys adventure travel and loves the more challenging treks! Working for Zoos South Australia highlighted the devastation of South East Asian habitat. This has led Paul to become active in various environmental organisations and advocate positive actions to prevent further damage. He is also a life member of Free the Bears and RSPCA, amongst others.

Level 2: Medium - Explore!

If you are in good health and your level of fitness is average, you can have a great time on this trip. The usual trekking distance is 3 to 5 kilometres at a time. Some of the terrain may be steep; in which case, if you feel that you are unable to participate, we provide optional activities for you to enjoy. Camping and other outdoor activities are also included that are not physically strenuous.

Good fitness required

Best Time of Year to Travel

Feb - Nov

Signature Encounter

Signature Encounters are unique, enchanting, private, and small-group focused. Our wildlife guides are highly skilled and knowledgeable and include real-life encounters in the itinerary, providing you with the finest travel experiences possible.

Note that the advertised dates for Signature Encounters cannot be changed.

Custom Encounters, hosted by a Raw Wildlife guide of your choice who stays with you throughout the entire tour, can also be arranged. Please see Custom Packages for more information.

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“Words cannot describe my life-changing experience..”

I don't really have any words to describe the last couple of weeks... it was life changing. I found some of the happiest times I've ever known with these wonderful people and animals in their jungle home :-)
– Anonymous, July 2015
Tour: North Sumatran Exploration

“Going into the jungle and seeing the orangutans in the wild was amazing”

I had a special moment when I was sitting quietly on our porch at Linnea Cottage and had a monkey walk right past me

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