6 Day Sumatran Wildlife Tour
6 day Indonesian Wildlife & Culture Tour
Bukit Lawang, Sumatra
Join us for a 6 day Indonesian wildlife and culture tour. This tour starts with airport pickup from Medan airport, as we bring you to our tropical bungalows in Bukit Lawang.
You will get the chance to enjoy an overnight trek in the Gunung Leuser National Park, where you can see wild and semi wild orang-utans, plus langurs, monkeys, lizards and much more.
Moving to another rural village nestled along the national park border, Tangkahan elephant sancturary & hot springs are a hidden paradise in North Sumatra.
Finally, finally explore Sumatran culture with our eco-bicycle village tour. around the villages surrounding Bukit Lawang, and take part in traditional practices.
Staying at Sumatra Orangutan Discovery Villa.
Our responsible tourism practice empowers local guides and promotes sustainable tourism.
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Day 1- Arrival in Medan, Kuala Namu airport
Private car pickup at Kuala Namu airport, Medan to bring you to Bukit Lawang. You will stay in our garden bungalow, where you can relax in their garden and enjoy a cool beverage. The first evening you can relax and order from our restaurant if you wish, and our jungle guide will meet you for a briefing on the trek the following day.
Day 2/3- Gunung Leuser National Park Overnight Trek
You can enjoy a selection of breakfast options at our accommodation before you set off for your trek at 9am.
During your trek the guide will explain about the unique flora and fauna that can be found in the Sumatran rainforest.
During the trek you will be provided with fresh fruit and lunch in the jungle. After a satisfying day trekking you will arrive at our camp based close to a river. Later you will be treated to a local meal prepared by our camp chef over an open fire.
The next day you will get the chance to visit a beautiful waterfall, followed by lunch and then an exhilarating raft ride back to your starting point.
By 3pm you will be back at our accommodation, where you can relax for the afternoon and enjoy guitar music provided by Tyson and our guides.
Day 4- Tangkahan hot springs, river tubing and option to see elephant sanctuary
After breakfast you will set off on an off-road journey to the jungle village of Tangkahan departing at 9am. Locally known as the 'Hidden Paradise', with its deep tropical jungles, clear rivers and steaming hot springs, Tangkahan is a breath-taking environment . Originally the village of Tangkahan was built on the logging trade, however the village collectively decided to stop illegal logging to aim to become an eco-tourist destination. In 2001 they created the Tangkahan Tourist Institute as a way of protecting the elephants and surrounding area from exploitation and damage.
Now the elephants are used to patrol the area to deter poachers, and they can be viewed by tourists and the option to walk alongside the elephants is possible.
On our arrival you will first get the chance to see the elephants while they bathe in the river, you can then visit the hot springs and relax at the river. Then you will have the opportunity to tube down the river to approach a hidden away waterfall. Here we can stop for a natural massage under the clear falling water, followed by a fresh-fruit platter while enjoying the surroundings.
We will stop at a local restaurant for lunch, and at approximately 4pm we will depart Tangkahan and return back to Bukit Lawang for another night in our accommodation.
Day 5- Eco-Bicycle Village Tour
After breakfast you will set off at 9am with our guide for a bicycle Village Tour.
It is possible to travel by tuk tuk if preferred.
You will travel down back roads through the rice fields and villages to meet local people and watch or take part in traditional practices.
During the tour you will see how brown sugar is made, stopping at a local family's home to watch the process. Once cooked you can taste the brown sugar juice and try a bite of 'Gula merah', a dense sugar cake. We provide funding for their service.
Next we will stop at the tofu and tempe producer where you can watch how soybeans are processed. If you wish to purchase and taste freshly cooked tofu you may.
Our tour will pass through local farm land, palm oil plantations, rubber plantations, cacao farm land and rice fields. Along the way, your guide will stop and demonstrate how local farmers are able to harvest and process these materials.
After this tour, you will feel closer to Indonesian culture and have experienced local life, language and culture.
Lunch is included in the Village Tour.
By 3.30pm you will be back at our accommodation, and we are can show you a wonderful swimming spot to relax at the river near us.
Day 6- Private transport to Medan airport for your departure
- Airport pick up and drop off / Driver and fuel
- Two day jungle trekking (water, lunch, fruit, dinner, campsite, mosquito net and bedding, rafting, permit, guiding fee, additional jungle support)
- Eco-bike village tour Bukit Lawang (lunch included)
-Tangkahan day trip
-Bungalow with double bed
- Breakfast, Lunch and dinner unless stated otherwise
- Fight ticket
- Any additional activities chosen by guest that are not stated in itinerary