Descriptions

Bukit Lawang Tangkahan Adventure Tour is a tour package that we offer with the atmosphere of a tropical forest and get to know one of the endangered species that you will encounter later, namely the Sumatran Orangutan in Bukit Lawang or by other names Pongo Abelii and a group of trained elephants in Tangkahan.

To reach this place, it takes approximately 4 hours drive from Kualanamu International airport by car.

This trip will also invite you to enter deeper into the forest by walking for approximately 3-4 hours of travel in order to get interesting spots that you can see and interact with the Sumatran Orangutan.

Next, the Bukit Lawang Tangkahan Adventure Tour journey to Tangkahan which is a protected forest and part of the Leuser National Park, as well as the Bukit Lawang area.

In Tangkahan you will be invited to interact with a group of trained elephants, ranging from patrolling around the forest and bathing elephants while playing with them, truly a memorable journey.

Tangkahan Elephant Shower

BUKIT LAWANG TANGKAHAN ADVENTURE TOUR

ITINERARY

DAY 01: AIRPORT – BUKIT LAWANG/BAHOROK

Upon arrival at Kualanamu Airport, meet and greet. Then proceed drive to Bukit lawang which lead to west passing through vast rubber and palm plantation to Bukit lawang, one of the main access to gunung leuser national park around formerly the Orangutan rehabilitation care center, which was established in 1973 where the were trained to live in the wild.

And one of Indonesia’s oldest national park, which is covering 7.927 km2 in northern Sumatra straddling the border of North Sumatra and Aceh Provinces.

On arrival in Bukit lawang, proceed to lodge for accomodation. Free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang where you can also walking to the village around the hotel. Overnight in Bukit Lawang

DAY 02: EXPLORE BAHOROK (B/L)

After morning break fast you will explore the jungles for a day trek walking through to the Jungle accompanied by local ranger to surrounding the rainforest that is located at the Eastern edge of Gunung Leuser National Park which is the habitat for the population of the Orangutans, enjoy the the adventure with chance to observe several various of flora and fauna at the tropical rainforest.

If you are lucky, you may encounter Orangutan, macaque, gibbons and various types of birds. After the trekking return to the lodge. Afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang and see the actifities of the local people.

Fullday Trekking = approximately 6 – 8 hours, including breaks and lunch.

WHAT TO BRING FOR VISITING FEEDING FLATFORM OF ORANG UTAN & JUNGLE TREKKING

(take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints)

  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Please be well informed that there will be extra fee charged by the forestry dept for bringing video, which is at Rp. 150.000/video & camera, which is at Rp. 50.000/video up to the feeding flat form or to the forest due to be regarded as promotion materials. These fees are not refundable for any reason and subject to alteration due to change of policy.
  • Light clothes (including long trousers & long sleeved shirt), sun hat or visor with a chin strap, secure head straps for sunglasses or eyeglasses (if worn), comfortable sturdy walking shoes, leach socks and rain poncho.
  • Any personal medication which are taking regularly, such as chloroquin, prescription drugs, etc Sun block cream to be used on exposed skin and insect repellent for those who are particularly sensitive to bug bites.
  • An unbreakable water bottle.
  • A photocopy of your passport.
  • Orangutans could get particularly close in this area but please do not attempt to touch them as the risk of spreading disease (particularly from us to them) is high and also as wild animals, they are unpredictable and have been known to cause injuries in the past.
  • The journey is quite physically demanding as the trek cuts a path through the ancient rain forest and high hills. If one starts feeling uncomfortable (not fit and healthy), one is welcome to stay at the hotel instead.

DAY 03: BUKIT LAWANG/BAHOROK – TANGKAHAN (B/L)

After breakfast you will be heading to Tangkahan rainforest, another part of Leuser National Park. The road going there is partly dirt track road.

Upon arrival in Tangkahan Lodge, you will check in at the lodge before continuing your escapade through an elephant trek. After the elephant trek, you will also watch the elephants as they are being bathed in the river. After that you will return to the lodge.

You may enjoy the peaceful jungle and sound of birds that surrounds the lodge along the night.

Note

  • Elephants are not available neither for riding nor trekking on Friday or Public Holiday due to do forest patrol. Vehicle is not at disposal.
  • Bahorok – Tangkahan ± 2 – 3 hours drive.
  • There is only one unit of Mitsubishi 4WD Double cabin (year 2003) available in Tangkahan. While other are older and seems to be non local AC – Jeep.
  • However, the confirmation of this Mitsubishi 4WD Double cabin (year 2003) is subject to availability at early advance booking.

DAY 04 : EXPLORE TANGKAHAN (B/L)

After breakfast at the lodge, proceed for Elephant bathing then having 1hour Elephant Riding/Treking. Firstly walking around 20 minutes to a small elephant sanctuary just outside the national park and meet the elephants and their mahouts that live there.

The elephant come mainly from the Aceh province in the far north of Sumatra and have been rescued from illegal loggers or people who kept them as pets. As well as this eco-tourism venture that keeps local people employed and the elephant less worked, they are also used for patrols of the rainforest to help prevent illegal poaching and deforestation.

Afterwards proceed for river cruising with inner tubing flow on the river, and stop at the waterfall for lunch. Then continue tubing, inland proceed walking back to lodge for accommodation.

WHAT TO BRING FOR ELEPHANT TREKKING

(take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints)

  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Please be well informed that there will be extra fee charged by the forestry dept for bringing video, which is at Rp. 150.000/video & camera, which is at Rp. 50.000/video up to the feeding flat form or to the forest due to be regarded as promotion materials. These fees are not refundable for any reason and subject to alteration due to change of policy.
  • Light clothes (including long trousers & long sleeved shirt), sun hat or visor with a chin strap, secure head straps for sunglasses or eyeglasses (if worn), comfortable sturdy walking shoes, leach socks and rain poncho.
  • Any personal medication which are taking regularly, such as chloroquin, prescription drugs, etc Sun block cream to be used on exposed skin and insect repellent for those who are particularly sensitive to bug bites.
  • An unbreakable water bottle.
  • A photocopy of your passport.
  • Swimsuit

Notes

Elephant

  • Elephants are not available neither for riding nor trekking on FRIDAY due to do forest patrol,
  • Elephant Daily Schedule : 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 02.00 pm (Exept Friday)

DAY 5 TANGKAHAN – AIRPORT (B)

You will return to Medan, the travel time is approximately 4 hours and you will pass by some plantations along the way. Upon arrival in Medan, you will be dropped off at your hotel or transferred to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

Thank you for taking part in the Bukit Lawang Tangkahan Adventure Tour with us and see you with our other interesting tour packages.

TOUR PRICE IN USD / PAX (FIT)
HOTEL TWIN/TRIPLE SHARE
  1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10 SS

Ecolodge / Wiswa
Sibayak / Similar

770 520 460 410 370 80

CHILD POLICY (UNTILL 10 YEARS OLD):

  • Child in Twin Sharing = 100% Adult Price
  • Child With Extrabed = 10% Discount from Adult Price
  • Child With No Bed = 50% Discount from Adult Price

Price Inclusion

  • Tour & Transfer as mentioned in the program
  • Air Conditioned Vehicle
  • English or German or French Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fee at object visited
  • Accommodation as mentioned (based on twin sharing):
  • 02 Nights stay at Bukit Lawang Ecolodge / Wisma Sibayak / Similar
  • 02 Nights stay at Mega Inn / Jungle Lodge / Similar
  • Meals as specified below on the itinerary (4X Bfast, 4X Lunch)
  • VAT & Service Charge

Price Exclusion

  • Domestic or international airfare and airport departure tax
  • Tipping, gratuities, and other personal expenses
  • OPTIONAL TOUR
  • Compulsory Dinner applied by hotels on festive season
  • Surcharge on Weekend, Peak Season and Public Holiday (if any)
  • Others not mention in the program
  • Tipping Guidance:
    a. Guide: USD 5.00/person/day
    b. Driver: USD 3.00/person/day

Tour Conditions

  • FYI: Rates are based on existing labor, fuel cost and IDR exchange rate. Should any of these parameters vary, NIRWANA WISATA reserves the right to alter rates or quotations at any time with or without prior notice
  • Tour Price Valid until end of Sept 2020 (Weekday, Low Season)
  • Cost per/pax
  • Tour price are not valid on High Season : (Chrismast, New Year, Ied Mubarok, Cheng Beng and any Special Holiday = TBA)
  • Valid for Europe Market

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