I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your direction in Kerinci. Climbing Mt Kerinci really was the highlight of my time abroad. When I make it back to that side of the world I plan on starting in Sumatra and checking out all Kerinci has to offer. Hope all is well with you, your family, and business. Thanks! -Dean
Kerinci Valley was an amazing experience for my solo visit mid 2012. Based in Sungai Penuh for most of my 2 weeks in the area and what an adventure. Time spent with Wild Sumatra; camping and just being around these guys with their knowledge of the area as well as wild life and fauna... I even remember the conversation regarding the pine tree brought in from Aceh!! Wild Sumatra continued to assist me during my solo day trips further south towards Lake Kerinci and beyond, supported me with my own transport as well as ensured I had the local guide book at hand - and always a cell phone call away. Ecotourism and Conservation work at its best, along with projects helping the local community with direct exportation of local goods as well as assisting local schools with English lessons. An avid traveller of Sumatra since 2007; this was one of the highlights of a year long Indonesia travelling experience - keep up the fantastic work guys!
Donnie, Scotland, UK
Mon expérience avec Wild Sumatra a été incroyable. Luke qui gère le service à été d'une grande aide avant et après le trek. Il nous a donné de très bon conseil sur le choix de notre trek et à organiser le transport depuis Padang et notre hébergement. De plus après notre trek il nous a emmener faire un tour de moto dans le parc de Kerinci et nous à emmener à un festival local. En somme, je peux dire que les 5 jours que j'ai passé dans la Vallé de Kerinci sont les meilleurs de mon voyage sur Sumatra et cela grasse à Wild Sumatra et Luke.
My experience with Wild Sumatra was amazing. Luke is really helpful and nice, he helped us to choose which trek was responding to our needs and he booked the transport from Padang and the accommodation in the Kerinci Valley. Plus, after our trek, Luke take us in the National park with his motorbike and the one that his friend lent us for free. After this he take us to a big local festival, the welcome of the people from the neighborhoods of Luke in Sungai Penuh were so gentle. In final, my experience with Wild Sumatra is the highlight of my trip to Sumatra.
Felix, Quebec, Canada
My wife and I spent a great 6 days in the Kerinci Valley. It's a beautiful place. From an unexpected thunderous waterfall, to seeing siamangs on the path up Kerinci, we had a wonderful time. The views from the top of Gunung Kerinci to the sea and overlooking the stunning Danau Gunung Tujuh make you feel like a god. The night drive along Bukit Tapan was also great as we saw civet cats, a giant flying squirrel and a suspected bearcat. Shame we didn't see the orange langurs or a slow loris (or even a tiger), but we would definitely come back. It's well worth the trip down from Padang or Bukittinggi, before you continue on south via Bengkulu. Wild Sumatra did an excellent job arranging things, and I look forward to coming back again another time.
James and Cannelle, London, UK/ Bordeaux, France
Wild Sumatra Adventures is an fantastic group of people that will help you get the most out of your Sumatra visit. In March I was in Indonesia & toured Kerinci with Wild Sumatra Adventures. My time with them was the highlight of my whole trip. They set up home-stays for us so we could experience Indonesian hospitality & family life first-hand. The families we stayed with were delightful hosts and they made sure we were happy & that we ate plenty of their delicious food. We climbed a mountain to a spectacular view of the Kerinci Valley & fog-capped ridges, we canoed on Lake Kerinci, we explored the different steps of cinnamon production from the great cinnamon forests of Sumatra, and all along the way had excellent tour guides who were attentive to our needs & took good care of us. Thank you, Wild Sumatra Adventures, for giving me such a great Sumatran experience.
Charis, Chicago, USA
Exploring Kerinci was incredible! This was my first trip to Asia and I was blown away by the natural beauty and the cultural richness. In town we visited a thriving marketplace, a fair trade cinnamon co-op, and local mosques. Then we took day trips out to see an endless tea field blanketing the hilltops, canoed through a marshland full of wildlife, and went on a night-hike to spot nocturnal animals. Wild Sumatra did a great job facilitating all of these adventures as well as recommending new foods to try and helping us overcome the language barrier. I look forward to visiting this corner of Indonesia again! There is certainly more to experience!
Brooke, New York, USA
We had a spectacular time on our recent trip with Wild Sumatra! My wife and I were privileged to: spot wildlife on a night trek in the jungle (including a slow loris!), bird watch from a traditional canoe, wander a bustling market, and marvel at ancient mosques. None of it would have been possible without Wild Sumatra's expert hand in setting everything up for us, from accommodation to activities to food to guides. An unbelievable trip that we will remember forever. Highly recommended.
Josh, Brooklyn, USA
Our experience visiting Kerinci was fantastic! We saw a beautiful lake that mirrored the surrounding forest. We saw the wonderful colors, exotic wares and food of the local market. We took trips into the nearby rainforest looking for unusual wildlife, birds and tropical plants. We walked into vast tea fields that stretched for miles toward the volcanoes in the horizon. We visited an ancient Mosque and learned much about the Indonesian culture. Wild Sumatra did a great job helping us plan and assisting us during our visit. This trip had something for everyone. It was an adventure we won’t forget!
John and Sandra, Williamsport, USA
Wild Sumatran Adventures did a great job of setting us up with local guides that were super helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and customs. Our experience was great all-around and I would highly recommend Wild Sumatran Adventures for your visit to Sumatra.
Joe, Atlanta, USA