Welcome to North Sumatra
ENGLISH - INDONESIAN
10 years trekking experience, project leadership, Orangutan research, hundreds of treks. We're the experts
Responsible trekking & tours, eco treks & small groups adventures for better travel
Work with local people while maximising benefits to the community and environment
Who are we
Sumatra EcoVentures is an eco-friendly organisation with a combined 15 years experience in wildlife conservation, guiding and trekking. We offer unique adventures exploring North Sumatra's wildlife and culture.
We are dedicated to quality ethical treks and tours.
We love nature and care for the planet. We worry how travelers impact the environment in North Sumatra. Our trips and programs reduce the impact on the environment through community-based tourism. We believe that ecotourism is a great way to raise awareness and
educate visitors the importance of sustainability and preserving the environment.
Our Core Value: Respect Nature & Preserve Local Culture and Traditions
Discover North Sumatra's Rainforest, Wildife & Culture in an Eco-Friendly Way
Our unique eco-travel treks and tours offer a wide range of trips all around North Sumatra to experience local communities, nature and wildlife in an authentic and meaningful way. These all include elements of adventure, learning, cultural immersion and sustainability, so it is more than being a careless tourist.
Ecotourism to educate, raise awareness and change, so you can go back a better person
Travel is a unique experience. We have explored North Sumatra, opened our minds and its bought us closer to nature. We want to share this vision.
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Help us to spread sustainable ecotourism by being a responsible traveller
Discover remote and less known areas of North Sumatra
Take a life-changing trip and help local entrepreneurs and businesses grow sustainably
Lets boost the local economy in the correct way !
When you join our local certified guides on a small group trek or custom expedition you are also investing in the local communities.
Get out in nature
Responsible Jungle Trekking
Jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang is one of the main gateways to the amazing Gunung Leuser National Park, home to the Sumatran Orangutan. Providing responsible trekking so visitors can enjoy but by preserving the environment
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Eco - Treks
Treking near Landak River, located just 4km from Bukit Lawang. The hidden forests sit beside the river and overlook the Leuser National Park. Scarce of tourists, peaceful and diverse. Eco-Trekking here is a real experience. A great place to explore.
Live the Adventure
Off the Beaten Treks
There are several villages bordering the Leuser National Park that should be explored, each offering something different. Elephants & waterfalls at Tangkahan or the famous Rafflesia flower and Gibbons at Batu Katak or amazing waterfalls near Pamah Semilir
Popular Cultural Activities & Local Tours
Our core focus and responsibility is to support local people and communities through community-based tourism. This allows you to discover local habitats, meet local people and learn local cultures and traditions.
What People Say
Based on reviews on the since 2018
4 Day Combo EcoDiscover Trek, September 2019
It was one of those lifetime trips that'll be in our hearts forever. We were super lucky and saw some of the rehabilitated Orangutans, Thomas Leaf Monkeys and my favourite was a family of Wild Orangutans that are in a secret spot only our guides knew about. I can't speak highly enough of Heri and Uncle Ian
Carly & Connor, Australia
2 Day Combo eco-discover trek,
.... their unique combo eco-trek - which doesn't only allow to spot semi wild and rehabilitated Orang-Utans in the Gunung Leuser Nationalpark but also truly wild ones in the adjacent property of Heri's grandma. ... If you are up to adventure, go for the 2-day-overnight COMBO trek - this one really differs to all the other 2 day overnight tours offered in Bukit Lawang, because you get to walk off in areas where no other groups trek and not in groups of up to 8 people
4 Day Jungle Trek, February 2020
It was an absolutely incredible experience and one I will cherish forever. The trek itself was impeccably organized and the guides were fantastic. The wildlife was astonishing, especially the wild orangutans than we managed to watch
We Make a Difference
size of 6 people, making for a better trek experience
Our aim is to continue and develop better guidelines, training, more social projects so everyone benefits
COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM
We work closely with local people and communities
Discover North Sumatra by choosing over 30 activities
TAILOR MADE TOURS
Our tours are customizable so you can add extra activities or design your own tour
Lets start your responsible travel and amazing jungle experience to remember !
Travel and Give Something Back
We understand that wherever we go, we leave something behind - our economic impact, our environmental footprint or our social ideas. So rather than just travel, try to give something back and volunteer and help.
Be part of positive changes
Sumatra EcoVentures are proud supporters of two educational programs in Bukit Lawang and actively involved with one Eco-farm. Come and help teach English to local children or if getting your hands dirty is more your thing, help with planting, harvesting rice, fruit and vegetables.