WHY VISIT WILD SUMATRA?
All profits go directly to rainforest and wildlife conservation initiatives, as well as local community development projects. We work in partnership with local communities to train and support guides and other stakeholders. We engage only in sustainably-minded small-group, low-impact Sumatra jungle trekking and cultural tours far off the beaten path, preserving and caring for our environment.
The beauty and wonder
From rainforests and reefs bursting with life, to volcanoes and hot springs boiling with activity, to peoples and places vibrant with history and hospitality, this part of Sumatra has some of the world’s most beautiful and enchanting locations. While overtourism is a major problem around the world – we are the opposite. Authentic cultures and wild landscapes far away from mass tourism.
No tourism leakage
All funds spent on our treks and cultural activities stay with local people in the local communities where we work. No foreigners or outsiders benefit financially from our social enterprises, and only ethically-paid local guides, accommodations, and transport companies are used. We are committed to poverty reduction and sustainable growth in the rural areas where we work.
SUMATRA JUNGLE TREKKING
Wildlife and Birdwatching Tours
VOLCANO & MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
Cloud Forests, Steaming Craters, & Caldera Lakes
CULTURAL & ADVENTURE TOURS
Traditional Villages, Night Safari, Tubing, & Snorkeling
An isolated highland valley of verdant green rice paddies, coffee & cinnamon farms, and tea plantations sprinkled throughout with small traditional villages. Surrounding it on all sides are the cool rainforest-covered mountains and volcanoes of the Kerinci Seblat National Park and her abundant waterfalls, hot springs, wetlands, and wildlife.
Sumatra’s smallest province and one of its best kept secrets. On the west coast, white-sand beaches stretch to the horizon, offering incredible surfing and sea life just off shore. To the east, the rainforests of the Bukit Barisan mountain range provide endless Sumatra jungle trekking and wildlife opportunities.
THE WILD SUMATRA NETWORK:
COMMUNITY-BASED ECOTOURISM IN INDONESIA
Our mission is to incite your epic adventure, while supporting conservation and communities in the wilds of Sumatra.
Since 2010, the Wild Sumatra network has been helping responsible travelers discover the most remote wild places left on the mysterious, mountainous, rainforest-shrouded island of Sumatra.
Consisting of Wild Sumatra Adventures based in Jambi’s Kerinci valley, and Wild Sumatra Tours based in Bengkulu, we are two separate organizations with the joint goal of utilizing community-based ecotourism in Sumatra as a means of supporting conservation and development initiatives in the most wild and beautiful places on the island.
We work with rural communities to support local guides, helping connect them with off-the-beaten path adventurers looking for authentic, bespoke, small-group Sumatra jungle trekking and cultural experiences in the rainforests of Indonesia’s Kerinci Seblat National Park and surrounding villages.
We believe strongly that community-based ecotourism can help safeguard the still-untouched forests and wildlife of Sumatra, while helping to improve the quality of life for people living on the forest edge. Come explore with us, and help make the world a better place.