Tangkahan and Bukit Lawang
Adventurous Trek in North Sumatera
Arriving in Medan and enjoy a restful evening before carrying out your journey to the depth of the Sumatran jungle to observe the exotic elephant and Orang Utan.
May – October
4 Days 3 Nights
Couple / Group Friend
Arrival Medan - Tangkahan
Arrive in Kuala Namu International Airport in the morning Your guide will greet you before transfer to Tangkahan, the Elephant Lodge. This journey will take around 5 hours through the landscape view of plantations and villages. You will have some stops at the local home industry of Bamboo handicrafts and tapioca chips.
Upon Arrival in Tangkahan, you cross the Batang River by suspension bridge and then 15-minute walk to get into your lodge.
Overnight in Tangkahan
*Note: Accommodation in Tangkahan is very basic, built with simple materials to keep in harmony with nature. Less power of electricity mostly at night as some run by own generator. The room is equipped with a mosquito net and has its own bathroom which comes with a cold water shower (no hot water). No Luxury sign in Tangkahan.
In the morning you visit the Elephant camp where you can see them bathing in the river. Join the rangers to bathe them.
The rest of the day is a free program in Tangkahan, you take the opportunity to walk along the bank of Buluh River to see thousand beautiful butterflies by the river. or you can visit and take a bath at the small waterfall in the rainforest also one of the memorable activities in this site.
Overnight in Tangkahan
Note: Activities with Elephants are not available on Friday
Tangkahan - Bukit Lawang
After breakfast, you will be picked up by a local jeep for your off-road trip to Bukit Lawang (approximately 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes journey) passing through plantations with mountain landscapes at the horizon. You may stop on the way where you can have beautiful sceneries of the river which crosses through plantations. Sometimes you will find long-tail macaque plays on the riverside.
Before arrival in Bukit Lawang, a shortstop to stretch your legs and enjoy a fresh coconut drink.
Arrival in Bukit Lawang and checking in to your simple Lodge. Then you will start 3-hours trekking in the primary Sumatra rainforest. Steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you to the excitement of the jungle. Here you have the opportunity to see several species of indigenous flora and fauna. Semi or wild Sumatran Orangutans might cross your way.
The last trek would be at the river banks where you cross by tube or rubber boat to the other side and continue to walk down through the river banks until back to your lodge.
Overnight in Bukit Lawang
*Note: Accommodation in Bukit Lawang is very basic, built with simple materials to keep in harmony with nature. Less power of electricity mostly at night as some run by own generator. The room is equipped with a mosquito net and has its own bathroom which comes with cold water shower with cold water (no hot water). No Luxury sign in Bukit Lawang.
Today you drive to Medan accompanied by a guide to catch a flight to the next destination. It will take approximately 3 hours to 3.5 hours.