The name orangutan means “man of the forest” in Indonesian and humans share 95% of dna with them. It can be dangerous for the wild animals to have physical contact with humans, as they can die from even the transmission of a mild cold.
Top 10 things to do at Lake Toba
Lake Toba is one of the most interesting and spectacular places on Sumatra. It is an ideal destination because of its beautiful landscape and the picturesque peninsula of Samosir. Check out our top 10 things to do at Lake Toba below.
Indonesian vocabulary for your trip to Sumatra
For a trip to Sumatra, you should know some basic Indonesian vocabulary. Many locals in Sumatra in particular speak little or no English. It helps if you know a little Indonesian vocabulary for your trip to Sumatra.
Sumatra for vegetarians and vegans
Many dishes in Sumatra are accidentally vegan or can be easily adapted. People in the warungs and restaurants in the touristy places are very open for adjustments to the dishes and can cater many needs.
Do’s and Don’ts while jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang
When trekking in the jungle in Bukit Lawang, there are a number of rules of conduct to follow. Only in this way can we guarantee you an unforgettable experience. 1. listen to your guide Our guides are well trained and know the jungle like the …
Traveling by rental car through Sumatra – Yes or No?
Travelling to Indonesia unprepared and unfamiliar with the local situation can quickly end in an accident with a rental car in Sumatra. We tell you whether car hire in Sumatra is advisable.
1 week route through Sumatra
Sumatra is huge and many people underestimate distances and travel time between destinations. Therefore we gathered this 1 week route for Sumatra incl. trekking, valcanos and relaxation.
Things to do in Berastagi
Most people visit Bukit Lawang or Lake Toba in North Sumatra. Berastagi is noch on everyone’s Bucket List. To be fair the city itself is a typical city mess in SEA, but if you look beyond the crazy traffic you find some great things to do in Berastagi.
How to find a good trekking guide in Bukit Lawang?
Jungle Trekking in Bukit Lawang is only possible with a guide. Unfortunately some of the guides are not licenced and feed the orangutans. Therefore it is essential, that you do some research before chosing a guide. Here’s some tipps on how to find a responsible trekking guide…
Save the rainforest
Not only the Amazon is burning right now, there are also wildfires in Indonesia. Close to 700 hotspots have been identified in fire-prone regions in Sumatra, Kalimantan and the Riau islands. These forests are not only home to many amazing animals, some of which even endangered, they also produce 20% of the world’s oxigen. Here are some things everybody can and should do: