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Things to do in Sumatra

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East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

1. East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

Enjoy the idyllic landscapes of and gorgeous beaches on this day trip in an airconditioned car. Snorkel through schools of colorful fish in the Blue Lagoon, swim in the crisp water of the Tegenungan Waterfal, and visit the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon.  After pick-up, you’ll continue to Tanjung Jepun and Blue Lagoon for snorkeling sessions with an expert instructor. Glide above the vibrant coral reefs and keep an eye out for reef sharks, sea turtles, lion fish, and squid. Stop at the Tegenungan Waterfall, a short distance from Ubud. Get up close to the waterfall, swim in the water below it, and cool off from the tropical sunshine before continuing on to the hidden canyon in Sukawati. Reach the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon where imposing walls were shaped by the river over thousands of years. Hike along the river before jumping into the water. Rest up after your full-day adventure on the return trip to your accommodation.

From Medan: Mount Leuser National Park Full-Day Trip

2. From Medan: Mount Leuser National Park Full-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in a world of Orangutans and hiking at the Mount Leuser National Park. Enjoy transportation from Medan, then hang out at the Orangutan Care Center before exploring the jungle landscape for yourself. Start with pickup at your hotel at 9:00 AM, and travel up the Sumatra Highway to the Mount Leuser National Park. Enjoy a stop at the small town of Binjai. Continue through vast rubber and oil palm plantations until you reach Bukit Lawang. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at the Orangutan Care Center, before starting your trek into the jungle of the Mount Leuser National Park. Explore a trail running under the shade of rainforest trees, with rewarding scenic view across the landscape. Finish your hike back with the apes of the Orangutan Care Center, before hopping back in the vehicle for your journey back to Medan. Sit back and relax, knowing you'll arrive back at your hotel at approximately 9:00 PM.

Medan: Medan City Sightseeing Guided Group Tour

3. Medan: Medan City Sightseeing Guided Group Tour

Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel at 9:00 AM and head to see the Al-Mashun Great Mosque at 9:15 AM. Visit the picturesque Sultan's Palace at 9:35 AM. Go to Tip Top Café which was once a favorite of colonial society at 9:55. Stroll around Pajak Ikan Lama a bustling market at 10:05 AM and continue at 10:15 AM to the colonial town square, the Bank, Inna Dharma Deli Hotel, and Post Office. At 10:55 AM go to Kampung Keling which is the original center of Medan's Indian community. Arrive at Sri Mariamman Temple and Vihara Gunung Timur, one of the largest Chinese temples in Medan at 11:05 AM. Travel to the Church of Maria Annai Velangkanni at11:35 AM. Take in the features and unique ornaments and colorful displays at this church before returning to your hotel at 12:45 PM.

Medan: Berastagi Town Amid the Mountains Private Tour

4. Medan: Berastagi Town Amid the Mountains Private Tour

Be picked up at your hotel at 9:00 AM and relax as you enjoy the scenic drive to Bukit Barisan. Visit the church Mary Annai Velangkanni at 9:45 AM and the vibrant market place which sells Sumatran traditional food. Enjoy a bath in a hot sulfur spring at Lau Debuk Debuk at 12:15 PM before heading to the Golden Pagoda known locally as the Shwedagon Pagoda at 1:00 PM. Experience the ancient way of life of the Karo Batak Tribe at Karones village at 1:30 PM. Reach Gundang Hill where you will enjoy the amazing views of Mt.Sibayak and Mt.Sinabung at 2:00 PM. Return to your hotel in Medan at 4:00 PM.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 99 reviews

This was an excellent trip! our driver/guide Edi was very knowledgeable and took really good care of us. First we were picked up and we drove to the Blue Lagoon. We were given equipment, and then took a boat to the Blue Lagoon. We saw many colorful fish. We also paid additional 450,000 IDR for our guide to the underwater pictures with goPro - totally worth it! We had a small child 5 years old, and the our guide took really good care of her, supporting her when she was getting tired. Then we went to a different snorkeling place, a bit deeper. Note: do not take anything on the boat, as it gets wet. Only swimsuit is enough. Afterwards, we came back with the boat. We went to the waterfall. Then we drove to lunch - the restaurant was very good with delicious food. Overall - an unforgettable day, exploring te full beauty of Bali!

Suitable for first timers and experienced with lots of marine life and colouful coral. Boat trip to the snorkelling area 10-15 minutes in a traditional boat which was an experience within itself. Canyoning we did not know what to expect, was a little physically challenging but worth it and Dragonfly (guide).was fantastic and took some great action shots of the family. Great communication from driver who was in contact prior to confirm pick up details and time.

Nyoman picked us up in time and adjusting to our personal requirements. Snorkling experience was amazing. The driver also acted as your guide. He was curtious and knowledgable of the local areas. Due to weather he gave us other options instead of Canyoning. He waited patiently to our schedule. The lunch place at warrung was really good.

This trip is wonderful, my guide, Komang, is super fun, nice and kind as well, if me ask me will I join the trip again , my answer is : DEFINITELY!

Eddie was a great host! We had a large group and every one of us enjoyed our day very much!