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Sumatran Highlights Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Visit jaw-dropping wonders and ancient treasures in Sumatra
Rich with ancient tradition and jaw-dropping natural wonders, Sumatra exudes a captivating mystique. From the panoramic delights of the Sibayak Volcano summit and the stunning Gayo Highlands, to the thriving marine eco-systems off Pulau Weh, this remarkable journey walks you through steaming jungles, over rocky outcrops and across pristine shores. Along the way, meet welcoming villagers at a homestay on Lake Toba, and see how the people of Banda Aceh rebuilt after the devastating 2004 tsunami. The spirit of beautiful Sumatra will completely captivate and leave you wanting more on this amazing trip.
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Indonesia's third-largest city, Medan can be chaotic but its diverse ethnic communities serve up a mouth-watering array of local flavours on every street corner.
Lake Toba is the world's largest volcanic lake, formed thousands of years ago by a 'supervolcano'. Today it's home to the warm and friendly Batak Toba people.
Known for its rich agricultural industry, Berastagi is a charming town centred around the colourful local produce in its busy fruit and vegetable markets.
The tiny village of Ketambe is the gateway to Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the world's most diverse ecosystems and home to the fascinating Sumatran orangutan.
Built on the picturesque shores of Laut Tawar Lake in the magnificent Gayo Highlands, Takengon boasts panoramic views and some of the world's best coffee.
Completely devastated in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, today Banda Aceh has recovered its friendly village-like atmosphere but monuments to the scale of that terrible disaster still remain.
The postcard-perfect island of Pulau Weh is a tropical paradise of pristine white sand beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze and dazzling coral reefs.
Still largely unfrequented by foreign tourists, Medan boasts an impressive collection of colonial buildings that are worth exploring.
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