TOUR CODE : LNE-NS-09-02 is indeed very much 9 days laid back adventure NORTH Sumatra tour package. Stay 3 nights around BUKIT LAWANG, 2n BERASTAGI, 3n Lake TOBA. Explore enchanting tourist highlights around MEDAN. Discover magnificent tourist attractions Sumatran ELEPHANT Tangkahan, ORANGUTAN Sumatera Bukit Lawang 1 day Jungle Trekking, Easy relaxation day around Berastagi and SAMOSIR Island.
9d8n Laid back Tour – MEDAN – ELEPHANT Tangkahan – ORANGUTAN Sumatera Bukit Lawang 1 day Jungle Trek – BERASTAGI – Lake TOBA – NORTH Sumatra Adventure Travel Package.
TOUR CODE : LNE-NS-09-02
- 3 nights stay in BUKIT LAWANG at ECOLODGE hotel.
- 2 nights 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 – Medan surroundings Tour to Bukit Lawang.
Our tour guide team will come to pick you up either from Kuala Namu Airport or hotel in Medan North Sumatra. We will travel to Bukit Lawang by visiting some tourists highlights around Medan, such as visiting (Istana) Maimoon Palace, Medan Great Mosque (Masjid Raya Al-Mashun), the magnificent unique church Maria Annai Vellangkanni and Asam Kumbang Crorodile Conservation. After that drive straight to Bukit Lawang which takes around 4 – 5 hours drive passing through small towns with rubber, massive palm oil and cacao plantations. Check in hotel after arriving in Bukit Lawang.
DAY 2 – Orangutan Sumatra Bukit Lawang 1 day Jungle Trekking.
Your North Sumatra vacation started by 1 day jungle trekking Orangutan Sumatera Bukit Lawang Bukit Lawang to discover the giant apes, Sumatran Orangutans as the most popular North Sumatra tourism. 1 day trip orangutan sumatera bukit lawang tours takes approximately 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 of any other animals’ life. Such as ; Siamangs / Black Gibbons, Thomas Leaf Monkeys, 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. Then we continue further to explore the jungle by trekking down to the Bahorok river to end the trekking day.
Then we carry on 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. Then return to your hotel in Bukit Lawang. And noon time, you will be on your own leisure’s, such as swimming in Bahorok river or taking an easy lovely walk to the surrounding villages or even having splendid traditional massage.
DAY 3 – Sumatran Elephant Tangkahan Ride or Wash.
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 4 – Bukit Lawang to Berastagi Karo Highland.
Your North Sumatra vacation will proceed by travelling to Berastagi Town, a town surrounded with lovely mountains landscape. Coffee break at Panorama Pamah Simelir hill would be a great stop after 3 hours journey. Proceed travelling around the magnificent landscape of Sinabung Volcano countryside area. After reaching Berastagi, we will visit Pagoda Lumbini Park, the impressive Buddhist Temple Park in Berastagi. Then we will explore traditional market as well as Gundaling hill in Berastagi for the enchanting panoramic view of Sinabung and Sibayak volcanoes. Later at noon check in hotel (Berastagi).
DAY 5 – Easy relaxing day around Berastagi.
Easy relaxing day around Berastagi surroundings to visit We will start the day by visiting Gundaling Hill to enjoy the magnificent active volcanoes SINABUNG and SIBAYAK mount. Later on continue to Berastagi agricultural farms where we can see the varieties of local crops surrounding Berastagi located on the slope of Sibayak Volcano. We will drive further to Pagoda Lumbini Park, the impressive Buddhist Temple Park in Berastagi. Then we will have a leisure day at Sidebuk debuk hot springs located on the foot of Mount Sibayak. After that we will return to Berastagi to visit traditional market. Later on we drive back to hotel and free program at noon time.
DAY 6 – Berastagi to Toba Lake – Samosir Island.
On our way, we will have some stops to visit the Dokan Village, the authentic traditional Batak Karo village. Then proceed the trip to a fabulous tourist attraction around North Sumatra, the charming Sipiso-piso waterfall. Later on we proceed driving to the King Purba Palace, the ancient Bolon House at Simalungun regency. It would be great to have a coffee break at Panorama Simarjarunjung while enjoying the Northern Toba Lake view and surrounding mountains landscape. The tour trip will proceed to Parapat town to get a ferry/boat across Samosir Island – Toba Lake. And Check in hotel at Toba Lake around noon time.
DAY 7 – Cultural Tour Lake Toba .
We start visiting the most popular 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. Then we will me move on further to visit Tomok village to see the ancient tombs (sarcophagus) of King Sidabutar graves yard.
Certainly lunch break will be made if requested. We will go on further to Panorama Parhalow (Sigarantung) to have a lovely coffee break with maginificent southern view of Panorama of Samosir Island Lake Toba. We finally return to hotel as soon as we are done with all the highlights. Free program during noon time and certainly be on your own leisure. Perhaps relaxing by the lake side or swimming would be a great idea. Or why not having traditional massage would absolutely be such a brilliant option.
DAY 8 – Lake Toba – Northern Samosir Island Tour.
We 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 enjoy your free leisure noon.
DAY 9 – Lake Toba (Samosir Island) to Medan – Kuala Namu Airport OR proceed to Bukittinggi – Maninjau Lake – Minangkabau Pagaruyung Palace – West Sumatra Padang – Harau Valley.
Finally on our last day tours, 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 on boat/ferry. We then 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 Sibisa Airport around 1 hour. Another option is to Sibolangit Airport about 2,5 hour.
TRIP IS OVER
Perhaps you interested in going further to some other beautiful destinations – highlights bucket list to explore Raffflesia Arlnoldii flower in Bukittinggi, Harau Valley, Maninjau Lake, Padang, West Sumatra or lovely white sandy beach in southern of Cubadak Island, Pacu Jawi (Bull Race), etc.