Gunung Sibayak in the Indonesian language is 2100m high with the last eruption in 1881. Even though the last eruption was more than a century ago, Sibayak still reminds very active. Mount Sibayak overlooking town Berastagi with sulphur steaming out of the earth and water boiling underneath your feet is something you can´t miss when in North Sumatra.
Berastagi is a mountain town in altitude of 1300m above sea level with panorama views all around North Sumatra, Indonesia.
And unlike other parts of Sumatra, the air here is fresh, chilly and refreshing!
Pulau Banyak – in translation “Many Islands” is a group of Islands in the Indian Ocean, 29 km off the West Sumatra Coast, Indonesia.
Locals say its 99 separate Islands. Some of them as tiny as 5 metres long and 90% of Banyak Islands are uninhabited.
To be able to see wild Sumatran Orangutans you need to visit Gunung Leuser National Park in Bukit Lawang in North Sumatra. As this tropical rainforest in Bukit Lawang is a Sumatran National Park you need to have a guide for entering and pay an entrance fee.
A little secret spot we got recommended by Indonesian people living and working at our accommodation on Nusa Penida Island. And we didn’t regret for a second that we decided to visit!
When we were told about this natural pool in the middle of the jungle we didn’t expect to find a place like this! Tembeling Beach, Forest and Nature Pool consists of two beaches and two natural pools just casually lying in the deepest jungle we have walked through!