Travel from Medan to Bukit Lawang.
Pick-up from Medan Kuala Namu airport or Medan hotel and travel by private transport with air-con directly to Bukit Lawang (3-4 hours). You will have time to explore the village, visit the bat cave (depending on your arrival time) or relax at accommodation/hotel for the remainder of the day/evening.
( Start the 2 days Trekking adventure)
After breakfast, our guide will pick up you at 8.30am from your guesthouse/Hotel in Bukit Lawang 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.
Back from the jungle
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 Bukit Lawang and back directly to accommodation/hotel.
Trip to Elephant
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 drive back to accommodation/hotel in Bukit Lawang.
Today journey back to Medan.
After breakfast, start your journey back to Medan ( 5 to 6 hours). Time permitting, 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 Asri, before being dropped at the airport/hotel.
Cost is is 295 Euro/ person, (Minimum 2 Persons).
The Package Included:
Private car for pick up in Medan airport to Bukit Lawang including petrol and driver.
Meals ( Day- 2 breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day-3 Breakfast and Lunch. Day-4 Breakfast and Lunch. Day-5 Breakfast).
3 nights stay at Bungalow in Bukit lawang.
Guide fee, all equipment (tent, roll mat, sleeping bag), bottle of water, and traditional tube rafting back during the trek.
Permit to entrance the Leuser National Park (10 Euros/person).
Guide fees, Permit for Elephant wash activities, transport with driver and petrol, bottle of water.
Private car (air-con) drop Back to Medan hotel/airport.
Additional price for Elephant ride (trek) activities (50 euros/person in 2 hours trek).
Other meals and drink are not list.