Sumatra eco-tour

Sumatra eco-tour

Join the Taronga Sumatra Eco-tour do something extraordinary.

This adventure will see you visit Sumatra's last remaining tropical rainforest and be on-the-ground with the amazing people who put their life on the line for wildlife every day.

Travel with impact

Taronga Conservation Society Australia is a founding member of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and continues to provide support for many of its activities in both Asia and Africa.

The Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) at Way Kambas National Park is a conservation breeding centre for the critically endangered Sumatran Rhino. The surrounding Way Kambas National Park is home to a small wild population of the 70 remaining Sumatran Rhinos, where staff work hard to ensure the health of the individuals and viability of the population overall.

The fate of this critically endangered species relies on the work of the SRS, Wildlife Protection Units (WPUs) and the support and engagement of the local and international community.

River journey with the Rhino Protection Unit.
River journey with the Rhino Protection Unit.

Your adventure awaits

Together with a Taronga Guide, you will spend 8 days exploring Way Kambas National Park, found on the South East Coast of the Indonesian Island of Sumatra covering 130,000 hectares of lowland rainforest.

Your adventure begins in the heart of Indonesia, Jakarta where your Taronga Guide will meet your group at your Jakarta hotel, before departing to one the world's most renowned biodiversity hotspots, Way Kambas National Park. Here, you will experience the true magic of your trip, with each day bringing the opportunity to see incredible animal species, including the Sumatran Rhinoceros, Asian Elephants, Gibbons and birds. You will also have opportunities to meet the local communities, and be involved in local conservation programs.

Frequently asked questions

When will the next tour be?

Eco Tours are currently on hold in line with current travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

Tour schedules for 2022 are currently being considered. Register your interest now to receive tour updates and information about Taronga's Sumatra Legacy Species.

Register your interest now to receive the tour date information!

What does it cost?

 SingleDouble/Twin share
Conservation commitment**$1,100$1,100
Total per person$4,156$3,991

* Participants can travel with a partner or friend, or elect to share with another participant (new friend) to reduce costs.
** The tour cost is paid directly to our Indonesian on ground tour partner Ecolodges Indonesia (ELI).
***The $1,100 conservation commitment is paid to the Taronga Foundation and is tax deductible. This directly supports Taronga’s significant annual investment in the conservation of Sumatra’s wildlife and local delivery partners. If you would like to fundraise the conservation commitment amount, Taronga can provide information to enable you to set up an webpage to share with your contacts

How many people does the tour take?

9 guests plus the Taronga tour guide - a great small group experience!

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and must provide adequate cover for cancellation, delays in travel, loss or damage to baggage and valuables, medical and hospital expenses for injury or illness, and emergency evacuation.

Is the travel cost guaranteed?

Travel costs may vary due to unforeseeable circumstances or factors beyond our control, such as fluctuating exchange rates and increases in airfares, and airline and airport taxes. The travel cost will be confirmed at the time of invoicing.

What is the minimum age of participants?

18 years old.

What is not included?

  • International return flights to Jakarta
  • Accommodation, meals or taxi fares in Jakarta
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Mosquito net and sleeping bag
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

Following registration, an information pack will be sent with further flight, hotel and packing list information.

Information required at time of booking:

  • Copy of passport - must have a minimum of 6 months validity
  • Travel insurance company name and policy number
  • Flight details into, and departing, Jakarta
  • Contact details in Australia
  • Room type - single or double