|“Jungle hiking with teenager family”
When travelling with teenagers you need to provide a challenge – and spending five days in the Sumateran jungle was the best choice we could have made. Our team, comprising our two excellent guides Reen and Utchok together with one chef and two helpers, was very well set up by Omano – they were all great personalities with lots of humor, were themselves just as devoted to hiking as we, and knew the jungle as their own hand. Fishing in the river at camp, chatting around the fire at night, listening to the sounds of the rain forest, all of that is as much part of our memories as the trekking itself – which was something completely different from our Scandinavian experience – we now know all about holding on to lianas! Up or down – very seldom straight on but always with lots to see, including meeting the Orang Utans in the wild, which was a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. How they managed to conjure excellent meals for us in the wild that even left our ever-hungry teenagers well satisfied is a miracle. As for organization, you can safely and without hesitation trust Omano and Sumatra Jungle Adventure. Omano communicates fast over email and makes excellent judgements of time and feasibility that is hard to do from home; just tell him your wishes and preferences and listen to his recommendations. We wish the best of luck for Sumatra Jungle Adventures and their teams for the future!