TOUR CODE : LNE-NS-08-01 is a complete 8 days adventure tours to easily explore NORTH Sumatra during holidays visit to Indonesia. By staying 3 nights in BUKIT LAWANG, 2n BERASTAGI, 2n Lake TOBA. Perfectly to discover Sumatran ELEPHANT 1 day trip to Tangkahan, 2 days 1 night ORANGUTAN Jungle Trekking, MEDAN, SAMOSIR Island, VOLCANO CLIMBING and other impressive travel highlights bucket list.
8d7n Tour to explore MEDAN – ELEPHANT Tangkahan – 2 days 1 night Sumatran ORANGUTAN Trekking Bukit Lawang Jungle – Sibayak VOLCANO CLIMBING – Lake TOBA Adventure Holiday Packages.
TOUR CODE : LNE-NS-08-01
- 2 nights stay in BUKIT LAWANG at ECOLODGE hotel.
- 1 night stay in BUKIT LAWANG Jungle Hidden Paradise at BACK TO NATURE EcoTourism Lodge.
- 2 nights around BERASTAGI at SINABUNG HILL Hotel or BERASTAGI COTTAGE.
- 2 nights around at TOBA LAKE Samosir Island at TABO COTTAGE or TOBA VILLAGE INN.
TRAVEL ITINERARY :
DAY 1 – Medan surroundings Tour to Bukit Lawang.
Our team work will come to pick you up either from hotel in Medan downtown or Kuala Namu Airport North Sumatra. North Sumatra tour begun by travelling to Bukit Lawang. On our way, we will make a few stop by visiting nearby tourists highlights around Medan. Such as visiting (Istana) Maimun Palace, the wonderful Medan Great Mosque (Masjid Raya Al-Mashun), the fabulous church Maria Annai Vellangkanni and Asam Kumbang Crorodile Conservation. After we’are all done visiting these interesting places, then we move on to Bukit Lawang straight away which approximately takes 4-5 hours’ drive. The journey will be passing through small towns with rubber, massive palm oil and cacao plantations. Check in hotel at noon time after arriving around Bukit Lawang.
DAY 2 – Return day trip from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan Sumatran ELEPHANTS.
Our adventure holiday trip today is to visit Tangkahan. The most well-known friendliest Sumatran Elephant Conservation Camp in NORTH Sumatra. Due to the road conditions and distance needed, therefore the only quickest way to reach Tangkahan with safety priority is to take the shortcut road driving through palm oil plantation trails.
Our journey from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Surely a few stop here and there will be made along our way to Tangkahan village. Then we will have our lunch break at this lovely remote area as soon as arriving there.
Due to meet your interests and passions, you can choose the options for your activities with Sumatran Elephant Tangkahan . Firstly you can both ride and wash the elephants. Secondly you can either ride the elephants or only wash/bath them. The choice is all yours.
At 14h00 we start taking a walk to river bank and begin our lovely adventure tour, Eco-Friendly Sumatran Elephants ride. The trip begins to slowly cruise the rain forest border of Gunung Leusuer National Park. It is about 30-45 minutes wonderful ride to reach the Elephant Conservation Camp and led by professional talented friendly Mahouts. This opportunity is indeed the most appropriate way for you, to experience how they actually work on their primary duty to intensively patrol and guard the wilderness of jungle from any illegal and suspicious activities like animal poaching, illegal logging as well as villages. And sometimes you might bump into the wild elephant tracks (foot prints) by chance during the jungle trek elephant ride.
After we’re done gaining great adventure riding experience, then we will get prepared for our next activity as soon as reaching Buluh Batang river, The Elephant Conservation Camp. We are going to wash (bath) Sumatran Elephants in the riverside before sending them back for rest in their camp. This is absolutely another great opportunity for you to experience washing (bathing), getting in touch with them for 30 minutes. You will eventually experience how to bath (wash) these elephants and calves while observing their fascinating behaviour, sensational rough skin, feel the giant body, rubbing their tough legs, big feet, strong tusks etc.
As soon as we’re all done with this great exciting experienced day, finally time to return to Bukit Lawang through the same bumpy road that takes almost 2,5-3 hours’ drive.
DAY 3 – Stay in hidden Paradise 2 days 1 night Bukit Lawang jungle Sumatran ORANGUTAN Trekking.
The following exciting activity after breakfast is to explore Bukit Lawang jungle to discover the rarest apes on earth Sumatran Orangutan trekking tour. On the first day trip approximately takes 5to6 hour’s jungle trek which is quite doable and suitable at any age.
Our eco-friendly with priority safety jungle tours certainly will be guided by our well experienced Orang Utan’s tour guide teams. During the trek itself, you might have some opportunities (WITHOUT guarantee) to catch a glimpse into any other animals’ life. Such as ; Thomas Leaf Monkeys, Siamangs/Black Gibbons, Pig-tail and Long-tail Macaques, Horn-bills, Peacocks, owls and varieties of flora fauna that inhabit Gunung Leuser.
Lunch break will surely be served in the jungle style with basic Indonesian foods. After that we continue further to explore the jungle by trekking down to the Bahorok river. Crossing the river will only be the option to hike furthermore reaching an overnight homestay in the truly hidden jungle paradise.
Check in hotel (BACK TO NATURE EcoTourism Lodge) as soon as arriving around noon time. You will be free to do things on your own interests, such as relaxing and having traditional massage. Even enjoying drinking cold beer while swimming in the refreshing Bahorok river accompanied by melodious sounds of nature rhythm from the jungle Bukit Lawang – Gunung Leuser National Park.
DAY 4 – Bukit Lawang to Berastagi Karo Highland.
Morning time while having your breakfast would absolutely be a perfect moment to enjoy the extremely refreshing air. Grabbing the real feeling of the truly rain forest ambiance combined with the sound of nature around Gunung Leuser National Park.
As soon as the weather gets warmer, then we will start another exciting FunTastic adventurous river tubing in Bahorok river. Letting your self-drifting on such leisure river trip heading back to Bukit Lawang would be such an unforgettable remarkable experience. The Fun Safety River Tubing itself takes about 30 minutes in the water navigated by our well experienced tubing driver. The river tubing tour trip itself is obviously very safe, doable and suitable for any age. Our stop will be at Ecolodge Bamboo restaurant in Bukit Lawang to change your wet clothes and have lunch before heading to Berastagi.
Our journey will continue travelling to an incredibly refreshing climate mountain, Berastagi Town. This volcanic fertile town is surrounded by lovely mountains landscape and blanketed with huge agricultural farms. Our stop point will be at Panorama Pamah Simelir hill after 3 hours driving. Proceed travelling around the magnificent landscape of Sinabung Volcano countryside area. After reaching Berastagi, we will explore traditional market and souvenir shops. Later on we move to the scenic Gundaling hill for coffee break. It is famous for its enchanting panoramic view of Sinabung and Sibayak volcanoes. Later at noon and check in hotel (Berastagi).
DAY 5 – Climbing Mount Sibayak Volcano Berastagi.
First of all, this trip is indeed much better to start quite early in the morning before sunrise in order to catch up the magnificent sunrise view. Ideally starts at 04h00 from your hotel in Berastagi. Another possibility is after early breakfast around 07h00 or 08h00 starting from your hotel purposely just to catch the view.
We begin driving to Mount Sibayak starting point, roughly 30 minutes away from Berastagi. Then starts hiking up to slowly reach Mount Sibayak summit to enjoy the impressive view of Berastagi highland surrounding landscape. Sometimes the gigantic summit of Mount Sinabung Volcano can also be seen if the weather is clear enough.
The easy lovely hike itself takes around 90 minutes to 2 hours and likewise in return nearly the same time. Then we carry on driving to Sidebuk debuk hot springs located on the foot of Mount Sibayak for the natural relaxation happy ending after volcano climbing. On our way back, we will visit Pagoda Lumbini, the impressive Buddhist Temple Park. It is situated about 30 minutes away from Berastagi before returning to hotel and leisure on your own path.
DAY 6 – Berastagi tour to Samosir Island – Toba Lake.
On our way, we will have some stops to visit Dokan Village, the authentic traditional typical Batak Karo village. We will witness and experience how people live in their long houses following the traditions from their ancestors. Then we proceed to a fabulous tourist attraction around North Sumatra, the charming Sipiso-piso waterfall with fascinating Lake Toba background.
After that we carry on driving to the King Purba Palace, the ancient Bolon House at Simalungun regency. It must be great to gain more experience to see completely different type of traditional Batak long house architectures. We move on further to have some lovely coffee break at Panorama Simarjarunjung, Northern Toba Lake view surrounded with mountains landscape. After that we drive furthermore to Parapat or Tiga Ras to catch a ferry/boat across Samosir Island – Toba Lake. We finally check in hotel around Toba Lake at noon time.
DAY 7 – Samosir Island – Lake Toba Cultural Tour
We will start our day visiting the most famous tour highlights around Samosir Island – Toba Lake. “King Siallagan” Stone chair ancient courtyard somewhere at Ambarita village, surrounded with typical Bolon houses will be our first stop. After that we will visit Simanindo village to watch the performance of Batak Toba traditional dance. Later on we will visit Tomok village to see the ancient (sarcophagus) tombs of King Sidabutar graves yard.
Lunch break will be made if requested. We will move further to Panorama Parhalow (Sigarantung) to have a lovely coffee break with amazing southern view of Panorama of Lake Toba Samosir Island. We will return to hotel as soon as we are done with all the highlights. Free program during noon time and certainly on your own leisure. Might be relaxing by the lake side or swimming would be fun. Or even having traditional massage would absolutely be such a brilliant idea.
DAY 8 – Lake Toba (Samosir Island) to Kuala Namu Airport Medan OR proceed to Bukittinggi – Maninjau Lake – Minangkabau Pagaruyung Palace – West Sumatra Padang – Harau Valley.
On our last day tour, we are going adjust our departure time according to your flight schedule. We still cross to Parapat and back to the mainland roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour journey by boat/ferry. Then we drive to Medan – (WING Hotel) Kuala Namu Airport via Pematang Siantar – Tebing Tinggi which takes about 4 to 5 hours drive. Or we might also drive you to Sibolangit Airport about 2,5 hour. Another option is around 1 hour to Sibisa Airport.
TRIP IS OVER
Or you might keen on continuing your journeys to any other beautiful destinations. Such as ; Raffflesia Arlnoldii flower in Bukittinggi, Harau Valley, Pacu Jawi (Bull Race), Maninjau Lake or lovely white sandy beach in southern of Cubadak Island Padang West Sumatra, etc.