7 Days Adventure Tour Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan and Lake Toba.

Itinerary

Day One (pick up at Medan Kualanamu Airport or hotel)

Pick-up from Medan by private transport with air-con and travel directly to Bukit Lawang (3-4 hours). Check in and in the day to late noon, we will pick up you here and start the journey to explore the village, visit the bat cave, at afternoonback to the guesthouse to  enjoy and relax in the place for the remainder of the evening.

Days Two (1 day elephant adventure)

At around 9am, your guide will collect you from your guesthouse in Bukit Lawang and you will start your journey to Tangkahan by aircon jeep (2 hours) along bumpy roads through villages and palm oil plantations. On arrival, after registering with the park office, you will start your elephant trek through the jungle (2 hours), where your guide will explain how Tangkahan became a protected area for elephants, as well as showing you the local flora, fauna and wildlife.

After your trek, you will have the opportunity to wash and feed the elephants, before eating lunch at a traditional restaurant overlooking the river. Afternoon – a short walk from the restaurant and a swim across the river leads you to a natural hot spring, where you will have time to swim and relax, before visiting the caves (depending on time and weather) on your drive back to your guesthouse in Bukit Lawang.

Day Three (Start the 2 days trekking adventure).

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the guesthouse and you will start your journey into the jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park to see wild orangutans. On your trek (6-7 hours), your guide will educate you on the local wildlife, flora and fauna you may encounter in Gunung Leuser. After lunch, you will continue your trek to see other wildlife (if you’re lucky you may see the Thomas’ leaf monkey, white-handed gibbon, black gibbon, long-tailed macaque, pig-tailed macaque, hornbills, peacocks and monitor lizards) and learn about the trees/plants which can be used in traditional medicine. Late afternoon – your guide will select a suitable spot next to the river to set-up camp. You are then free to enjoy the fresh water of the Bohorok river, swim, help prepare dinner, or even go fishing. After dinner, weather permitting, our team will prepare a bonfire and the guides will entertain you with their jungle skills, games and songs before you settle down to sleep surrounded by the sounds of the jungle and river.

Days Four (Today back From trek).

After breakfast, continue your jungle adventure, spotting wildlife. After 2-3 hours, your guide will take you to a waterfall where you can swim and relax. After lunch, you will leave the campsite by traditional rafting boat (‘jungle style’) following the river downstream to the village and directly to your guesthouse. Afternoon/evening – free time to relax at the guesthouse/swim/explore the village.

Day Five (Journney to Toba lake from Bukit Lawang).

After breakfast, a 7 hour drive from Bukit Lawang to Lake toba. Along the way, we will be fast lot of nice view. we will stop for visit the traditonal market, have lunch in a hill resto and and also visit the plunge waterfall of Sipisopiso, where you will have time to swim, relax and drink fresh coconut juice. At noon arrive in Lake toba  Check  inn at the hotel and You will have time to explore the village or relax in the guesthouse for the remainder of the day/evening.

Day Six (Tour explore the island of samosir).

After breakfast, you will start your 1 day tour of the island, visiting the traditional Batak House and experiencing the Batak culture of Lake Toba. The Tour will give you a memorable experience of the unspoilt part of this island along with great highland views over Lake Toba. You will discover the simple local lifestyle in a traditional Batak Toba village. And you will return with impressions of Batak architecture, coffee growing techniques and vistas of indigenous plants.

Traditional Batak dance at the cultural center in Simanindo (Huta  Bolon) and visit the historic Batak Kings ressidence  at Ambarita (megalithic stone, siallagan) and kings graves in Tomok (sidabutar dynasty. And afternoon back to your hotel in Lake Toba.

Day Seven (Transport from Lake Toba to Medan.

After breakfast, start your journey to back to Medan city from island of Samosir. Here you will have the opportunity to visit one of Medan’s cultural highlights e.g. Maimun Palace, Great Mosque of Medan, Tjong A Fie’s mansion, Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni or Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asriin Medan city, before being travel to Medan airport or Hotel.

Price 436 Euros/persons/minimum 2 persons.

Accommodation:

Bukit lawang : Garden Inn, Ecolodge, Riverside or Jungle Inn.

Lake Toba : Mas Cottage, Samosir Cottage or Tabo Cottage.

Included :

All transport need (driver and petrol) during the tours.

English speaking guide.

3 Nights accommodation in Bukit Lawang with Breakfast.

2 days overnight Jungle trekking (Guide fee, meals (day 1-lunch, dinner, fruit, day 2-breakfast, lunch, fruit), all equipment (tent, roll mat, sleeping bag), 1.5L bottle of water, and traditional tube rafting back during the trek).

Permit entrance to the Leuser National park.

Day trip to Tangkahan for Elephant (Lunch, fruit salad, local guide, permit for elephant wash and other).

2 Nights accommodation in Samosir Island (Lake Toba).

One day tour in samosir Island (Lake Toba) lunch, local guide, permit are included.

Ferry ticket return from to samosir island.

Culture tour in Medan.

Excluded:

– Additional cost of 50 Euros/person for Elephant trek in Tangkahan if do you interest.

Thing to preparing before start the tour:

A small backpack with a change of clothes, raincoat, swimwear, small towel, small pillow, personal items, toilet paper, medicines, camera + spare battery + memory card (in a waterproof bag), insect repellent, sunblock, torch, plastic bag (to put wet clothes in), sandals/flip flops (to walk around the camp).

Please make sure your luggage is as light as possible (ideally under 10kg).

You will be provided with a 1.5L bottle of water for each person, which the guide will refill at the camp with boiled water.

Clothing: long sleeves/trousers are optional as there are few mosquitos. Although nights can be cold in the jungle. Wearing something comfortable is most important.

Shoes: waterproof shoes with good grip/tread are essential for slippery paths.