TOUR CODE : LNE-NS-07-03 is a 7 days adventure package holidays in NORTH Sumatra, Indonesia. Staying 2 nights in BUKIT LAWANG, 2n BERASTAGI and 2n TOBA Lake. Explore Medan, 1 day return trip Elephant Tangkahan, HALF DAY tours ORANGUTAN Sumatra jungle trekking Bukit Lawang, Hike Mount Sibayak VOLCANO and SAMOSIR Island.
7d6n Tours to discover MEDAN – Tangkahan ELEPHANT – HALF DAY ORANGUTANS Sumatra Jungle Trekking Bukit Lawang – Sibayak VOLCANO HIKING – BERASTAGI – TOBA Lake – NORTH Sumatra Packages.
TOUR CODE : LNE-NS-07-03
- 2 nights stay in BUKIT LAWANG at ECOLODGE hotel.
- 2 nights around BERASTAGI at SINABUNG HILL Hotel or BERASTAGI COTTAGE.
- and 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 tour guide will come to pick you up either from hotel in Medan downtown or Kuala Namu 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 fascinating unique church Maria Annai Vellangkanni and Asam Kumbang Crorodile Conservation. Later on driving straight to Bukit Lawang which approximately takes around 4 – 5 hours drive passing through small towns with rubber, massive palm oil and cacao plantations. Check in hotel after arriving at Bukit Lawang.
DAY 2 – Return day trip from Bukit Lawang to Sumatran Elephant Sanctuary Tangkahan.
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.
RIDING SUMATRAN ELEPHANT.
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.
WASHING SUMATRAN ELEPHANT.
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 – HALF DAY Sumatra Jungle Trekking Bukit Lawang Orangutan tours – Continue to Berastagi.
Our following exciting activity after breakfast is a splendid tour Sumatra Jungle trekking Bukit Lawang to discover the gorgeous apes, Sumatran Orangutans. On the HALF DAY trekking itself takes around 3to4 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 (NO guarantee) to catch a glimpse of 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.
We continue further to explore the jungle by trekking down to the Bahorok river to end the half day trekking tour. Then we carry on another exciting FunTastic adventurous river tubing in Bahorok river. Letting your self-drifting on such s leisure river tubing 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 to change the wet clothes and get prepared to continue our trip to Berastagi.
Berastagi to Bukit Lawang
Check out the hotel and take lunch. We will proceed the journey after lunch time which takes around 4 to 5 hours drive to reach and check in hotel in Berastagi. The famous 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 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 4 – Adventure Climbing – Mount Sibayak Volcano Hiking 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 5 – 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 6 – Samosir Island (Lake Toba) Cultural Tour
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).
Maybe 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 great. Or perhaps having traditional massage would absolutely be such a brilliant decision.
DAY 7 – Lake Toba (Samosir Island) to Medan City or Kuala Namu Airport OR carry on 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), Maninjau Lake or lovely white sandy beach in southern of Cubadak Island, West Sumatra, Padang etc.