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Mount Leuser National Park Aceh

Overview Gunung Leuser National Park or the Leuser Ecosystem is a Natural Conservation Area covering an area of ​​1,094,692 hectares, which is administratively located in two provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra. This National Park is a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO.This National Park is managed by the zoning system for the purpose of research, science, education, cultivation suppo ...

Alas River : Whitewater Challenge Aceh

Overview Alas River flows directly into the Indian Ocean; it has exceptional rapids that attract whitewater rafting enthusiasts for all over the world. Situated at 165 km southeast from Takengon, Alas River cuts through Mount Leuser National Park. This area is especially popular among the young and adventurous. The sharp bends and many rapids are challenging to white-water rafters. How to get there One access to the National park is through the Gurah which lies on ...

Tangkahan North Sumatra

Overview Tangkahan is combinations of vegetation and topography makes it a marvelous tourist spot rarely found elsewhere. The Batang Serangan and Buluh rivers, converging exactly in this zone, are typical of rainforest streams, with diverse varieties of vegetation and colorful rocks and Sumatra Elephants on their banks. The clear, bluish green river water againts the panoramic view creates a mystical atmosp ...

The Incredible Lake Toba North Sumatra

Overview Lake Toba, estimated by the experts, has been formed after the eruption of the supervolcano around 75 thousand years ago. At that time, an estimated 2.8 million m3 of volcanic materials spewed out of Mount Toba erupted, the volcanic dust has been spread by the wind until covered half part of the Earth. The explosion occurred during 1 week and throw the dust up to 10 kilometers above sea level.Communities around Lake Toba believe that Toba is the resident of Nam ...

Sipiso-piso Waterfall North Sumatra

Overview Set in the beautiful highlands of North Sumatra, the stunning Sipiso-piso waterfall is located on the North side of Lake Toba, 24 kms from Kabanjahe. This long but narrow waterfall drops 120 meters into an impressive gorge below. This thundering waterfal is popular with visitors who come to photograph this magnificent natural wonder. Surrounded by a lush green mountainscape and ...

Bukit Lawang, Sanctuary for the Sumatran Orangutan North Sumatra

Overview Discover the Sumatran jungle and have an outdoor adventure with orangutans to keep you company at the jungle village of Bukit Lawang. Literally meaning \"door to the hills\", Bukit Lawang is a small village situated at the south of the Mount Leuseur National Park. It’s located about 90 kilometers northwest of Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra. ...

In The Thick of The Jungle at Tangkahan Village North Sumatra

Overview Often referred to as the hidden paradise of Sumatra, Tangkahan’s lush jungle and topography makes it a marvelous tourist spot that remains largely undiscovered. This village in the incredible Gunung Leuser National Park is located on the junction of two rivers, Batang Serangan and Buluh. The park is one of the world’s most biologically diverse conservation areas, home to some of ...

Off The Beaten Track at The Remote Nias Island North Sumatra

Overview Located west of the island of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean are a chain of islands, running alongside Sumatra but separated from the mainland by a deep trench, they include the islands of Nias, Simeulue, the Mentawai islands and Enggano. Few early trading ships dared to approach these islands because of their forbidding appearance, veering instead to the ports of Padang and Bengkulu in Sumatr ...

Visiting Tomok and Tuktuk traditional villages at Stunning Samosir Island North Sumatra

Overview The island of Samosir, situated in the huge crater lake of Toba,  measures 45 km. by 20 km. The island, together with its surrounding areas is the heart of the Toba Batak culture. A visit to Lake Toba is not complete without a stay on Samosir with its many traditional villages along its shoreline. Lake Toba is around 5 hours’ drive from North Sumatra’s capital city, Medan. ...

The Asahan River: Thrilling 3rd Best Whitewater Rafting in the World North Sumatra

Overview Flowing from Lake Toba, the biggest Crater Lake in the world, through the staggering Sigura-gura Dam, passing the valley of the Bukit Barisan Mountain Range, before pouring into the Malacca Straits at Nibung Gulf, the Asahan River is not merely a major river in North Sumatra but also an endless stream of excitement for river rafting enthusiasts. Centered at the Bandar ...

Surfing Kampar River’s stunning Bono Tidal Bore Riau

Overview Only recently discovered by the international tidal river surfing community, the Bono Tidal Bore by the estuary of the Kampar river in the Riau Province is drawing surfing communities from around the world to this amazing Indonesian pororoca.  In February 2013, tidal bore surfer champion Steve King, who already holds two world records for long distanc ...

Natuna Archipelago Riau

Overview The Natuna Archipelago is Indonesia’s most northerly islands in the South China Sea. If you are adventurous by nature and are looking for beaches that are free from other tourists, then the Natuna Archipelago could be the right place for you. It comprises some 270 islands and has amazing green-blue seas.  Bunguran, Jemaja and Serasan are the three largest islands in this archipelago loca ...

Abang Island near Batam with Rare Coral Reefs in Crystal Clear Waters Riau

Overview Beautiful underwater gardens featuring fascinating coral reefs decorated with various shapes, sizes, and colors of many sea creatures, that is the view that awaits snorkelers and divers under the crystal clear waters of Abang Island, south of Batam in the province of the Riau Archipelago. Abang Island is surrounded by many other small islands, most of which are conservation a ...

Batang Palupuh West Sumatra

Overview Batang Palupuh is a refuge for the giant flowers Rafflesia Arnoldi, blooming only once a year in November. A guide can be obtained from the office at the reserve. See on The Map ...

Rimbo Panti Nature Reserve West Sumatra

Overview Rimbo Panti Nature Reserve. Just on the road to Medan, this nature and wild life reserve contains various monkey species and black panthers.

Bung Hatta Forest Reserve, A Tropical Garden Paradise West Sumatra

Overview For botanist enthusiasts, the Bung Hatta Forest Reserve is a delight, filled with rare plants and exotic flowers. Known in the past as the Setya Mulya Botanic Garden, this botanical garden is home to a variety of unique tropical plants and animal species endemic to Sumatra. Take a walk around here and you will see plants that you might not find anywhere else on earth. The main attraction o ...

Mount Talang West Sumatra

Overview Mount Talang is  2,572 meters above sea level and it has a soothing view. From here you can overlook the beautiful Twin Lakes and Lake Singkarak. It’s one of the six active volcanoes in West Sumatra. It is said that the tea grown here tastes wonderful. The view is breathtaking and the weather is cool and pleasant.â  ...

Mentawai Island, The Ultimate Diversity Of The Hidden Paradise West Sumatra

Overview Take a trip into the wild with an adventure to the Mentawai islands. Be surrounded by tropical rainforests and immerse yourself in the traditions of the local people. While the physical distance between the mainland and Mentawai is not great, this remains one of the most isolated places in Indonesia, and was only subject to outside influences at the start of the 20th century. A long way ...

Ngarai Sianok, Breathtaking West Sumatra Canyon West Sumatra

Overview Just on the outskirts of the hill town of Bukittinggi in the Minangkabau highlands, lies this breathtaking canyon which the locals call Ngarai Sianok, or the Sianok Canyon. Its panorama is particularly beautiful in the early morning light when the first rays of the sun pierce through the mist covering this deep valley that has majestic Mount Singgalang looming at its background. Its ...

Kerinci Seblat National Park West Sumatra

Overview Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) is a natural conservation area. This one and half million hectare area is located in four provinces; West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra. In West Sumatra, it covers some 260,000 hectares and is located in Pesisir Selatan and Solok districts.Types of flora protected in TNKS include Kantung Semar (Nephents Ampularia), orchids, and tropical trees among o ...