Exploring Sumatra – the planet’s sixth largest island

Posted by 17 April 2018



When a destination is as big and sprawling as Sumatra – the planet’s sixth largest island – there’s a wealth of exotic and challenging experiences for intrepid travellers. And while the orangutans of Bukit Lawang and the chilled lakeside vibe of Danau Toba draw a regular flow of visitors to northern Sumatra, the southern regions of this equator-straddling leviathan are equally spectacular and interesting.


Plan for a few multiple-hour bus journeys on winding, looping mountain roads, but relax in the knowledge that you’ll be sharing the experience with just a smattering of like-minded travellers.