Tangkahan (‘the lost paradise’) is a village located just 2 hours drive from Bukit Lawang. Famous for its Sumatran elephants, it also offers a natural unspoilt environment where you can experience a unique jungle adventure together with elephants. We can provide all the necessary arrangements to make your experience truly magical.
Option 1. 1 day elephant adventure.
At around 9am, your guide will pick you up from your guesthouse/hotel in Bukit Lawang and you will start your journey to Tangkahan by air-con jeep (2 hours) along the way will have villages and national park view. On arrival, after registering with the park office, you will start your elephant wash activities (30 minutes), here the guide will als0 explain how Tangkahan became a protected area for elephants, as well as showing you the flora and fauna.
After the activities, you will have lunch at a traditional restaurant overlooking the view of the river and forest.
In the afternoon you will have a short walk from the restaurant and a swim across the river that leads you to a natural hot spring where you will have time to swim and relax before we drive back to your guesthouse/hotel in Bukit Lawang.
1 person – 150 Euros/person
2 people or more- 120 Euros/person
Guide fees, elephant activities, transport with driver and petrol, bottle of water and meals (lunch).
What to bring :
A small backpack with a change of clothes, raincoat, swimwear, small towel, medicines, camera + spare battery + memory card (in a waterproof bag), insect repellent, sunblock, plastic bag (to put wet clothes in).
Option 2. Elephant wash activities.
Spend an hour getting up close to Sumatran elephants. Not only will you get to wash and feed them but if you’re lucky you may also get an ‘elephant shower’ or kiss.
1 hour washing activities and feeding session with the elephants and guide fees.
Package excludes: Elephant trek, transport with driver and petrol, all meals and drinks.
What to bring: A small backpack with a change of clothes, raincoat, swimwear, small towel, medicines, camera + spare battery + memory card (in a waterproof bag), insect repellent, sunblock, plastic bag (to put wet clothes in).
Transport to Tangkahan.
We are able to provide (one-way/return) transport where required, from Bukit Lawang by aircon jeep to Tangkahan.
For more information and to make a booking, please contact us!