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Sumatra Photography Expeditions

Sumatra Photography Expeditions

DATES

August 18-23 2024 – FULL

March 3-8 2025 – FULL

March 10-15 2025 – 6 Spaces Available

August 2025 – TBA

DURATION

6 Days, 5 Nights

GROUP SIZE

8 Participants

PRICE

All Prices in Australian Dollars

$1,860 – Twin share per person

$1,980 – Single Room

$40 Booking Fee

Tour Info
T & C
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Tour Info
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Overview – Sumatra2024-07-08T02:05:11+00:00

A Nature Photographers Trip of a Lifetime!

‘A surprise around every corner’

Aussie Macro Photos is proud to host a Sumatra Photography Expeditions.  This is a nature photographer’s trip of a lifetime, giving you access to some of the world’s most incredible creatures in the Sumatran rainforest. The Gunung Leuser National Park is extremely rich in biodiversity and has endless opportunities for photographers to capture gorgeous images.

Get up close and personal to the IUCN Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutans, as well as a number of other monkeys & primates including Gibbons.  Marvel at the super-glamourous Great Argus Pheasant.  Stroll through the accommodation grounds and see a host of harmless tree snakes, and other beautiful reptiles.  Be wowed by the incredible colours and formations of arthropods, with endless butterflies, spiders and every other insect you can imagine!

This location is special for a number of reasons.  This patch of UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park once hosted a successful rehabilitation and release program for Sumatran Orangutans and thus many of the individuals are very used to humans.  We will have opportunities to get great closeup images of these gentle primates, many of which are nursing mothers.  Our accommodation, The Eco Lodge, backs onto this bio-centric wonder and does NOT use Palm Oil.  A true eco-lodge with utmost integrity for a nature lovers retreat.  The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable.  The restaurant provides a variety of classic Indonesian cuisine as well as Western meals.

Bridgette of Aussie Macro Photos has been to this location three times and has designed an itinerary for this Sumatra Photography Expedition from her experience to give you the best opportunities for seeing and photographing incredible creatures in their natural habitat.  Our local guides are extremely gifted at spotting their local wildlife and provide excellent service to ensure our comfort and enjoyment.

Included / Not Included Sumatra2024-07-08T02:08:16+00:00

THE COST INCLUDES:

Transfers to and from Medan to Expedition in air-conditioned comfort

Welcome and Farewell dinner

National Park Fees and Permits

Local guides, Jungle treks, Morning walks, Night walks

1 night overnight in the jungle (plus holding your luggage and other items in your room)

All breakfasts, food & water on tours

Comfortable accommodations

THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: 

Flight costs to Medan

Accommodation in Medan, Sumatra

2 Lunches and 2 Dinners (See Itinerary for more info)

Alcohol

Itinerary – Sumatra2024-07-08T02:12:03+00:00

DAY 1

08.00 Pickup from dPrima Hotel Kualanamu

Transit to Bukit Lawang (Approx 4 hours), arriving lunchtime

Lunch at own expense

Expedition Welcome and Briefing

Afternoon Buggin (Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Welcome Dinner (included)

Night Walk & Moth Trap (Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles, Amphibians)

DAY 2

Full day Jungle trekking (6-7 hours)  Morning Tea, Lunch provided. (Orangutans, Monkey’s, Birds, Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Dinner at own expense

Day 3

Full day Jungle trekking (6-7 hours)  Morning Tea, Lunch provided. (Orangutans, Monkey’s, Birds, Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Overnight in the jungle campsite, dinner provided

Night Walk & Moth Trap around Camp site (Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles, Amphibians)

Day 4

Morning Walk around Campsite (Monkey’s, Birds, Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Breakfast & Morning Tea provided

Tube rafting return

Buffet Lunch (included)

Dinner at own expense

Night Walk & Moth Trap (Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles, Amphibians)

Day 5

Full day Jungle trekking (5-6 hours)  Morning Tea, Lunch provided. (Orangutans, Monkey’s, Birds, Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Farewell Dinner (Included)

Day 6

Optional Add-Ons – Birding Tour, Local Market Tour (Not included in Expedition cost)

Lunch at own expense

Checkout

Transport to Medan/Airport (Approx 11am TBA)

Overview – Sumatra2024-07-08T02:05:11+00:00

A Nature Photographers Trip of a Lifetime!

‘A surprise around every corner’

Aussie Macro Photos is proud to host a Sumatra Photography Expeditions.  This is a nature photographer’s trip of a lifetime, giving you access to some of the world’s most incredible creatures in the Sumatran rainforest. The Gunung Leuser National Park is extremely rich in biodiversity and has endless opportunities for photographers to capture gorgeous images.

Get up close and personal to the IUCN Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutans, as well as a number of other monkeys & primates including Gibbons.  Marvel at the super-glamourous Great Argus Pheasant.  Stroll through the accommodation grounds and see a host of harmless tree snakes, and other beautiful reptiles.  Be wowed by the incredible colours and formations of arthropods, with endless butterflies, spiders and every other insect you can imagine!

This location is special for a number of reasons.  This patch of UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park once hosted a successful rehabilitation and release program for Sumatran Orangutans and thus many of the individuals are very used to humans.  We will have opportunities to get great closeup images of these gentle primates, many of which are nursing mothers.  Our accommodation, The Eco Lodge, backs onto this bio-centric wonder and does NOT use Palm Oil.  A true eco-lodge with utmost integrity for a nature lovers retreat.  The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable.  The restaurant provides a variety of classic Indonesian cuisine as well as Western meals.

Bridgette of Aussie Macro Photos has been to this location three times and has designed an itinerary for this Sumatra Photography Expedition from her experience to give you the best opportunities for seeing and photographing incredible creatures in their natural habitat.  Our local guides are extremely gifted at spotting their local wildlife and provide excellent service to ensure our comfort and enjoyment.

Included / Not Included Sumatra2024-07-08T02:08:16+00:00

THE COST INCLUDES:

Transfers to and from Medan to Expedition in air-conditioned comfort

Welcome and Farewell dinner

National Park Fees and Permits

Local guides, Jungle treks, Morning walks, Night walks

1 night overnight in the jungle (plus holding your luggage and other items in your room)

All breakfasts, food & water on tours

Comfortable accommodations

THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: 

Flight costs to Medan

Accommodation in Medan, Sumatra

2 Lunches and 2 Dinners (See Itinerary for more info)

Alcohol

Itinerary – Sumatra2024-07-08T02:12:03+00:00

DAY 1

08.00 Pickup from dPrima Hotel Kualanamu

Transit to Bukit Lawang (Approx 4 hours), arriving lunchtime

Lunch at own expense

Expedition Welcome and Briefing

Afternoon Buggin (Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Welcome Dinner (included)

Night Walk & Moth Trap (Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles, Amphibians)

DAY 2

Full day Jungle trekking (6-7 hours)  Morning Tea, Lunch provided. (Orangutans, Monkey’s, Birds, Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Dinner at own expense

Day 3

Full day Jungle trekking (6-7 hours)  Morning Tea, Lunch provided. (Orangutans, Monkey’s, Birds, Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Overnight in the jungle campsite, dinner provided

Night Walk & Moth Trap around Camp site (Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles, Amphibians)

Day 4

Morning Walk around Campsite (Monkey’s, Birds, Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Breakfast & Morning Tea provided

Tube rafting return

Buffet Lunch (included)

Dinner at own expense

Night Walk & Moth Trap (Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles, Amphibians)

Day 5

Full day Jungle trekking (5-6 hours)  Morning Tea, Lunch provided. (Orangutans, Monkey’s, Birds, Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles)

Farewell Dinner (Included)

Day 6

Optional Add-Ons – Birding Tour, Local Market Tour (Not included in Expedition cost)

Lunch at own expense

Checkout

Transport to Medan/Airport (Approx 11am TBA)

Testimonials

Testimonials

Embarking on the Sumatra journey was an extraordinary experience, marked by impeccable organisation that made every aspect of the adventure seamless and unforgettable. Our daily hikes were filled with wildlife spotting. The sheer diversity of insects we encountered was a paradise for macro photographers, each sighting was just remarkable. The highlight was the night in the jungle – a truly magical experience. The camping site, nestled between cliffs and rivers, provided a stunning backdrop for nocturnal photography. The abundance of wildlife in the middle of the forest was breathtaking, including many kinds of huntsmans, giant lizards and beautiful moths. Bridgette and the crew were instrumental in making the journey unforgettable. Their friendliness, dedication, and passion were shown in every interaction. Always available to guide us and share their expertise. Sharing macro photography stories and learning from each other created an incredible sense of community. Being part of such a supportive and knowledgeable group made the journey so memorable.Ewelina, Poland

“Exploring the Sumatran jungle with Bridgette was an unforgettable adventure! Her expert guidance led us to discover a ton of amazing species and met other awesome talented macro photographers during the expedition. Each moment was a testament to Bridgette’s passion and knowledge of the jungle’s smallest and usually under-represented inhabitants. She also did a phenomenal job at organizing the whole event with great local guides, lodging, and food. I definitely will be looking out for future expeditions!”  Dan, U.S.A.

“Sumatra with Bridgette was amazing! I’m impressed at how smoothly the whole trip went; it was packed with hikes and also really well-paced. We saw a surprisingly large number of orangutans and monkeys and, of course, a ton of arthropod diversity. Hiking with our fantastic guides and so many other talented photographers was a dream: everyone was really knowledgeable and passionate and with so many practiced eyes scanning the forest we found endless, interesting subjects. If you do macrophotography and are considering this trip, I highly recommend it!”  Valentina, USA

Sumatra with Bridgette was incredible!  There are so many highlights from my Sumatran trip with Bridgette and I would highly recommend anyone that likes nature, animals, and photography to do this experience with her.  With Bridgette as our tour guide, I could fully relax knowing that all the logistics and organisation of the trip were well looked after. Her knowledge of the natural world and macro photography is inspirational and under her mentorship I could see a vast improvement in my photography over the course of the week. The added bonus of being in a group of fellow nature and photography enthusiasts made this a trip I would love to do again.Marina, Sydney.

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