6 Day Sumatran Wildlife Tour

6 day Wildlife Tour

Join us for an incredible 9 day overland tour of North Sumatra's highlights. Spot orangutans in the dense jungle, take part in Batak dances on Samosir island and watch the misty sunrise over the biggest volcanic lake in the world. You can relax as we have hand picked the best cultural experiences. Our responsible tourism practice empowers local guides and promotes sustainable tourism.

Includes

- Driver and fuel

- Airport pick up and drop off

- Two day jungle trekking (water, lunch, fruit, dinner, campsite, mosquito net and bedding, rafting, permit, guiding fee, additional jungle support)

-Elephant walking and washing

-Lunch in Tangkahan

- Village Tour Bukit Lawang (lunch provided)

-Hotel (twin sharing) and breakfast

Excludes

- Lunch and dinner unless stated otherwise

- Fight ticket

- Any additional acivities chosen by guest that are not stated in itinerary

 

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival

We will meet you with a private car at Medan airport to bring you to Bukit Lawang. You will stay in Eco Lodge, where you can relax in their garden or enjoy a cool beverage overlooking the Bohorok river. The first evening you will meet your jungle guide for a briefing on the trek the following day. 

Day 2/3- Gunung Leuser National Park Overnight Trek

You can enjoy breakfast included before setting off on your two day jungle trek to see orangutans and other unique wildlife. Your guide will meet you at 8.30am and you will start at 9am. All guides are certified and experienced. During your trek the guide will explain about the local flora and fauna. 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 local meal prepared by our camp chef. The next day you will get the chance to visit a beautiful waterfall, followed by lunch and then an exhilirating raft ride back to your starting point.

By 3pm you will be back at Eco Lodge Hotel where you are free to enjoy your afternoon.

Day 4- Tangkahan hot springs, river tubing and option to see elephant sanctuary

After breakfast at your hotel we will set off on an off-road journey to the jungle village of Tangkahan departing at 9am. Locally known as the 'Hidden Paradise', with it's 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 Tangkahan Tourist Institute as 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 options to walk along side 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.  Your guide will now set up a local style BBQ along the river bank, where you can relax and enjoy fresh BBQ fish, chicken and vegetables. At 3.30pm we will depart Tangkahan and return back to Bukit Lawang by 6pm where you will stay another night in Eco Lodge Hotel.

Day 5- Eco Village Life Tour

After breakfast included at your hotel, your guide will meet you at 8.30am and by 9 am you will set off on the Village Tour.

We will travel by local becak (tuk tuk) 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 families 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 a funding for their service. 

 Next we will stop at the tofu 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 Eco Lodge Hotel where you are free to enjoy your afternoon.

Day 6- Private transport to Medan airport for your departure

Includes

- Driver and fuel

- Airport pick up and drop off

- Two day jungle trekking (water, lunch, fruit, dinner, campsite, mosquito net and bedding, rafting, permit, guiding fee, additional jungle support)

- Village Tour Bukit Lawang (lunch provided)

-Tangkahan day trip

-Hotel (twin sharing) and breakfast 

Excludes

- Lunch and dinner unless stated otherwise

- Fight ticket

- Any additional activities chosen by guest that are not stated in itinerary