North Sumatra Orang Utan and Elephant Jungle Tour
Destination: Medan airport – Bukit Lawang
Duration: Approximately 4 – 4.5 hours drive
Endemic to North Sumatra, the Pongo abelii (Sumatran Orangutan) is critically endangered. Bukit Lawang is one of the best places in the world to meet these gentle giants of Mount Leuser National Park. Here you can witness them swinging gracefully, in their natural habitat, throughout the rainforest canopy. You will check into your hotel and be introduced to your local guide. Overnight stay in your choice of one eco-lodge hotels located along the Bohorok river.
Destination: Bukit Lawang – Tangkahan
Duration: 3-4 hours drive
In the morning your experienced guide will meet you and you at your hotel. Your journey into the jungle begins shortly uphill from the Bohorok River, into Mount Leuser National Park. During your trek, your knowledgeable guide will brief you about the rainforest and its biodiversity, local wildlife, flora, and fauna. Parts of your trek through the rainforest will take you along the clear waters of the Bohorok River, passing memorable scenic viewpoints over the valley. Here you may encounter gibbons (white-handed and black), Thomas leaf monkeys, pigtail macaques, flying squirrels, Sumatran peacocks, hornbills, monitor lizards and wild Sumatran Orangutan. Walkers must have a good fitness level. In the (late) afternoon you will be transferred to Tangkahan where you will stay overnight.
Destination: Tangkahan – Medan
Duration: 5 hours
Today you will have the opportunity to meet the Sumatran elephants and and join in their daily bathing ritual, where you can help wash the elephants in the Buluh river. Critically endangered, these semi-wild Sumatran elephants have been rescued by the Tangkahan Elephant Sanctuary.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation, Hotel Deli River located along the Deli River on Medan’s city outskirts (12kms). It is here where you can relax by the infinity pool, enjoy the Indonesian and fusion-cuisine options in their open-aired restaurant set amidst a lush tropical garden – or all of the mentioned – making it the perfect place to end your Sumatran jungle adventure.
Destination: Medan – Airport Kualanamu
Duration: 1 hour drive
Depending on your departure time or flight details, today is open for your own program. If you have an evening flight/departure, a Medan city tour can be organised during the day/afternoon (arrange directly with Hotel Deli River staff). Included in your tour is airport transfer to Kuala Namu airport for your onward flight.
The price for the above program for
2 – 3 persons is US$ 330,- per person
4 – 6 persons is US$ 265,- per person
Single supplement is US$ 95,- per person
– 3 nights in the above mentioned hotels in 1 double/twin/triple room
– Daily breakfast
– Transport in comfortable air conditioned car incl. fuel as mentioned in the program
– Driver, his meals and overnight accommodation costs
– Entrance and parking fees to visit the objects as mentioned in the program
– Permit and local guide to see the Orangutans with 3 hours jungle trekking in Bukit on day 2
– Elephants washing in Tangkahan on day 3
– Air tickets
– Personal expenses such as: drinks, souvenirs, lunch, dinner etc.
– Donations and tips