TOUR CODE: LNE-NS-09-01 seems like a quite perfect relaxation 9 days adventure package NORTH Sumatra tours. Stay 3 nights in BUKIT LAWANG, 2n in BERASTAGI, 3n Lake TOBA. Explore fascinating interesting places around MEDAN. Discover magnificent tourist highlights surroundings Tangkahan Sumatran ELEPHANT, 2 days 1 night ORANGUTAN Tours Sumatra Jungle Trek, Mount Sibayak VOLCANO Hiking, SAMOSIR Island.
9d8n Tours MEDAN – ELEPHANT Tangkahan – ORANGUTAN Sumatra 2 days 1 night Jungle Trek – Sibayak VOLCANO Hike – Lake TOBA – NORTH Sumatra Adventure Holiday Package.
TOUR CODE : LNE-NS-09-01
- 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 night around BERASTAGI at SINABUNG HILL Hotel or BERASTAGI COTTAGE.
- 3 nights around at TOBA LAKE Samosir Island at TABO COTTAGE or TOBA VILLAGE INN.
TRAVEL ITINERARY :
DAY 1 – Tours around Medan to Bukit Lawang.
Our team will come to pick you up either from hotel in Medan downtown or Kuala Namu International Airport North Sumatra. We will travel to Bukit Lawang by visiting some tourists highlights around Medan, such as visiting (Istana) Maimun Palace, Medan Grand Mosque (Masjid Raya Al-Mashun), the extraordinary unique church Maria Annai Vellangkanni and Asam Kumbang Crorodile Conservation. Later on driving straight to Bukit Lawang that takes approximately 4 – 5 hours passing through small towns with rubber trees, massive palm oil, cacao plantations. Check in hotel after arriving at Bahorok – Bukit Lawang.
DAY 2 – Sumatran Tangkahan Elephant Riding or Bathing | Washing.
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 Leuser 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, touch 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 – ORANGUTAN Sumatra Tours 2 days Jungle Trek 1 night stay in hidden Paradise Bukit Lawang.
After having a proper breakfast, our exciting Orangutan Sumatra Tours Jungle Trek will be commenced soon to explore Gunung Leuser National Park by staying 1 night in the hidden rain forest. On our first day trip approximately takes 5to6 hour’s jungle trek which is quite doable and suitable at any age.
Our eco-friendly with safety priority Orangutan tours Sumatra definitely will be guided by our well experienced Orang Utan’s tour guide teams. During the trekking 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 our orangutan tours sumatra trip 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 – From the hidden jungle returns to Bukit Lawang, then continue to Karo Highland Berastagi .
It is a perfect time to enjoy the lovely morning while in the middle of Gunung Leuser National Park. As soon as the weather gets warmer, we will start another exciting FunTastic adventurous river tubing in Bahorok river flowing down to Bukit Lawang. The river tubing itself takes around 30 minutes in the warm water. Our stop will be at Ecolodge Bamboo restaurant to change your wet clothes. Have lunch before moving further to Berastagi Karo Highland.
Bukit Lawang to Berastagi.
After lunch time, we will start heading our trip to a fabulous refreshing climate mountains, Berastagi – the fertile volcanic land surrounded with lovely landscape, blanketed with massive agricultural crops. On the way, lovely coffee break at Panorama Pamah Simelir hill seems like an ideal stop point after 3 hours on the road. We continue further driving around the beautiful landscape of Sinabung Volcano countryside area. After arriving in Berastagi, we will visit to traditional market and souvenir shops, also the scenic panorama Gundaling hill for a wonderful noon coffee break. This hill is famous for its perfect angle view point towards the enchanting landscape of Sibayak and Sinabung active volcanoes. Around noon time in Berastagi, we finally check in hotel.
DAY 5 – Climbing Mount Sibayak Volcano Berastagi.
First of all, this tour 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 start driving to Mount Sibayak starting point, roughly 30 minutes away from Berastagi.
Then start climbing 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 splendid climbing itself takes around 90 minutes to 2 hours and likewise in return almost the same time. Then we continue driving to Sidebuk debuk hot springs located on the foot of Mount Sibayak for the natural relaxation happy ending after volcano hiking. We will drive further to Pagoda Lumbini Park, the impressive Buddhist Temple Park in Berastagi. After that we will return to hotel to have a free program in the afternoon.
DAY 6 – Berastagi Karo Highland to Samosir Island (Toba Lake).
On our trip to Lake Toba, we will visit Dokan Village the authentic traditional Batak Karo village. Then proceed the trip to a fabulous tourist attraction around North Sumatra, the magnificent Sipiso-piso waterfall. Later on we proceed driving to the King Purba Palace, the ancient Bolon House at Simalungun regency. It must be awesome enjoying coffee break at Panorama Simarjarunjung with Northern Toba Lake view and surrounding mountains landscape. Our tour trip will proceed to Parapat town or Tiga Ras jetty to get a ferry/boat across Samosir Island – Toba Lake. Around noon time, check in hotel on Samosir Island.
DAY 7 – Cultural tour around Lake Toba .
We begin 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. Later on we will visit Simanindo village to watch the performance of Batak Toba traditional dance. After that we will visit Tomok village to see the ancient tombs of King Sidabutar graves yard (sarcophagus).
Definitely lunch break will be made if requested. We will carry on further to Panorama Parhalow (Sigarantung) to have a lovely coffee break with maginificent southern view of Panorama of Samosir Island Lake Toba. We drive back to hotel as soon as we are done with all the highlights. Free program during noon time and certainly be on your own leisure. Might be relaxing by the lake side or swimming would be a brilliant idea. Or maybe having traditional massage would absolutely be such a FunTastic choice.
DAY 8 – Northern Samosir Island – Lake Toba Tour.
Begin our direction to the Northern part Lake Toba to watch the Batak dancing performance at Simanindo. Later on we also visit Lumban Suhi Suhi to see local people make typical handweaving, called ‘ULOS‘. Lunch stop will be along the way to Panorama Tele for the wonderful Northern view (Samosir Island Lake Toba). Then we will drive back through the same windy road to explore the splendid countryside view of Pusuk Buhit mountain. Later on we will have lunch along the way back to hotel. After that we proceed driving back to hotel to have free leisure noon time.
DAY 9 – Samosir Island (Lake Toba) to Kuala Namu Airport Medan City OR conitnue to Bukittinggi – Harau Valley – Maninjau Lake – Minangkabau Pagaruyung Palace – Padang – West Sumatra.
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.
Just some ideas if you want to explore some other beautiful destinations – highlights bucket list to explore Raffflesia Arlnoldii flower in Bukittinggi, Harau Valley, Pacu Jawi (Bull Race) or lovely white sandy beach in southern of Cubadak Island, West Sumatra, Padang, Maninjau Lake, etc.