Ethically Responsible Treks & Tours in North Sumatra 

Ethical travel benefits the local people and helps preserve the environment

 

We help you to travel right!

Welcome to North Sumatra

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10 years trekking experience, project leadership, Orangutan research, hundreds of treks. We're the experts

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Responsible trekking & tours, eco treks & small groups adventures for better travel 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

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 

Eco-Travel

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 !

Trekking Adventures

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

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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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Learn and Contribute

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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

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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.

Meet local people, learn about local life, culture and traditions of rural Bukit Lawang

Discover two local Eco-Farms, learn about local organic farming practices and try local produce

Discover your creative side with a handi-craft workshop with local people

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Relax and stretch after trekking with yoga and meditation

Shop for you ingredients and learn about how to cook some local Indonesian food

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Explore the bat cave caverns and the remote rocks and cave at Batu Kapal

What People Say

Customer Rating:

Based on reviews on the since 2018

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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, 
August 2022

.... 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

Yara, German

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

Niki, Ireland

We Make a Difference

SMALL GROUP

Maximum group

size of 6 people, making for a better trek experience

IMPACT PLAN

 

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

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

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.

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Volunteer

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.

Sumatra EcoVentures Partners & Friends

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