Join an expedition to Sumatra to see wild orangutans, as well as the difference your support is making to our conservation projects on the ground.
2nd-11th September 2013
Join professional wildlife photographer Craig Jones on a very special photo tour in the Gunung Leuser National Park. On this trip he will teach you photography and fieldcraft skills and techniques that will help you capture fantastic images of Sumatran orangutans and other wildlife that shares their rainforest home.
Take a look at some of Craig's stunning images in his online gallery. A proportion of the cost of this trip will be donated to SOS to help us keep working to protect the forests you will be visiting. Craig is a passionate advocate for the wildlife he photographs, and a highly skilled photography tutor. He works with expert guides in Sumatra, to give you the very best chance of some unique wildlife encounters. This promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
- Join an expedition to the breathtaking Leuser forests of Sumatra.
- A chance to see critically endangered Sumatran orangutans in the wild
- Trek and camp in the orangutans' rainforest home
- Track wildlife, visit local communities, and swim in hot springs
- Raise funds to support orangutan conservation.
Dates for 2013 and 2014:
- 5th - 15th September 2013
- 22nd May - 1st June 2014
- 31st May - 10th June 2014
- 4th - 14th September 2014
- 13th - 23rd September 2014
This 11 day trek takes place in the Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the only places in the world where you can still see the Sumatran orangutan in the wild. They share these forests with a whole host of other wildlife; gibbons, elephants, hornbills, Thomas' leaf monkeys, macaques, sunbears and the elusive Sumatran tiger are just a handful of the thousands of animal and plant species found in this unique World Heritage ecosystem. Throughout your trek you will learn to spot an astounding array of plants and wildlife and hone many rainforest skills. Sumatra's forests are a last refuge for many of the world's most endangered species. This trek is designed to make you feel at home in their world, and raise funds for conservation projects. By joining the trekking team, you will be helping to protect Sumatran orangutans, their forests and their future. The trip also includes a visit to Tangkahan, "the hidden paradise of Sumatra" - view a short film about how ecotourism has helped the local people turn their backs on illegal logging.
Places are strictly limited, so book soon! We're happy to have an informal chat about what to expect from the trips. Contact us