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Duration: 6 Days, 5 Nights
Locations: Sumatra
Starting From: US$ 417 (min 2 persons)
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Overview

This tour in Sumatra includes some of the highlights of Indonesia’s largest island. You’ll get up close with Orang Utan’s these endangered primates range the forests here, one of the very few places in the world to see these magnificent animals. Apart from Orang Utan’s there is a big chance of spotting other animals amongst the abundant wild life species living here. After your eco-adventure it’s time to head to the beautiful Lake Toba, of course we’ll make the journey more fun by making interesting stops along the way. The local Batak people of Sumatra that you’ll meet along the way are renown throughout all Indonesia for their singing voices and cheerful nature.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Medan – Bukit Lawang

    Pick up at the airport of Medan. Passing coconut, oil and, rubber plantations, you drive about 4.5 hours on a partly challenging road, to the hotel on the edge of the jungle. This is the place of the viewing platform where Orang Utans can be often seen, but this is not guaranteed.

    Accommodation: at Bukit Lawang Cottage(Orang Utan Room)

  • Day 2: Bukit Lawang

    First you visit the feeding platform where semi-wild Orang Utans are fed and trained to live in the wild again. Then you’ll start the jungle trek deeper, ± 6 hours, into the Gunung Leuser National Park to experience the rain forest.
    The track is not always flat but involves some climbs and descents, and sometimes slippery especially after rain, but in return you get a very nice experience. You have a big chance to see gibbons, thomas leaf monkeys, long tail and pigtail macaques, flying squirrels, Sumatra peacocks and hornbills. A wild Orang Utan might cross your way. Your guide will explain you many things about the rainforest. And he will show you many different kind of plants and flowers. You will camp for a night by the river side. It is an authentic and basic camp where tents are bamboo shells covered with tarpaulins stretched over a branch. The front and back of tent are open, but offering adequate protection against the rain. A real jungle camp!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: at Bukit Lawang Cottage(Orang Utan Room)

  • Day 3: Bukit Lawang

    Trek back to Bukit Lawang Cottage.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: at Bukit Lawang Cottage(Orang Utan Room)

  • Day 4: Bukit Lawang – Lake toba

    On the way to Lake Toba you will visit a traditional Karo Batak village and the Sipiso-piso waterfall. At the end of the day we reach Prapat from where we take the public ferry to the peninsula of Tuktuk, where our hotel is. Seated in front of your room you have a lovely view over the smooth lake and the mountains behind it. At night the lights of Prapat shine invitingly across the water. You will have two days here to look around. Rent a bike and visit the traditional villages of Tomok and Simanindo. The terrain is flat and the climate cool. This is a good place for treks as well. The rough mountainous interiors hide various traditional villages. Try not to miss a dinner with traditional Batak songs. The Batak are renowned throughout all Indonesia for their singing voices and cheerful nature.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: at Tabo Cottage(Batak Villa)

  • Day 5: Lake toba

    Free day at leisure.
    Optionally, you can rent a bike and visit the traditional villages of Tomok and Simanindo. The terrain is flat and the climate cool. This is a good place for treks as well. The rough mountainous interiors hide various traditional villages.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: at Tabo Cottage(Batak Villa)

  • Day 6: Medan Departure

    Transfer to the airport in Medan. The first part is a bad road passing plantations. Then it’s an asphalt road to Medan. The ride takes up to5.5 hours in total.

    Meals: Breakfast