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Bukit Lawang Tour

Adventure Trip Bukit Lawang Tour and Tangkahan

Bukit Lawang Tour

6D5N Bukit Lawang Tour and Tangkahan

Day 1 Arrival – Medan / 1 hr drive

Arrive at Kuala Namu airport with flight… at…

Welcome by our driver cum guide upon arrival then transfer to Medan. Medan is Indonesia’s third largest city which comprised of many different ethnic groups, contributing to a wide variety of mouth-watering foods. City tour Medan by visiting Maimoon Palace, the Great Mosque and the Vihara Gunung Timur temple.

Overnight stay in Medan (hotel: Tiara or Emerald Garden or Grand Elite or Santika Hotel)


Day 2 Medan – Bukit Lawang (B) / 3 hrs drive

In the morning drive to Bukit Lawang in Gunung Leuser National park through plantation route. Upon arrival in Bukit Lawang visit the orangutan viewing platform. An orangutan rehabilitation centre was set up in 1973 to help orangutans released from captivity to learn the skills they will need in the wild. Once they are released into the wild, they are monitored and still provided with some supplementary food until they’re 100% ready to fend for themselves. At the moment Bukit Lawang is only a place for the observation of the Orangutans.

The Orang Utans Sanctuary

2 overnight stays in Bukit Lawang (hotel: Bukit Lawang Cottages or Sam Bungalow)


Remarks :

–   All lodges in Bukit Lawang are simple and clean. No warm water available

–  The schedule of Orang Utans feeding are 8.30AM and 03.00PM


Day 3 Bukit Lawang (wildlife trekking) (B, L)

After breakfast you start for jungle trekking for 6 hours incl. lunch.

Gunung Leuser National Park is located nearby and a great place to do some wildlife trekking in this large jungle park. Approximate distance: 100 km Estimated travel time: 6 hours (including stops and lunch). During jungle trekking you will be accompanied by a professional local guide. In the afternoon return to Bukit Lawang for overnights stay.


Day 4 Bukit Lawang – Tangkahan (B) / 2 – 2,5 hrs drive by jeep

Traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. This tiny, remote village was practically built on the logging trade in the 1980s and 1990s, because the people became aware of the damages by such activity. They collectively decided to stop illegal logging and transform the area into an functional, self-sustained ecotourism destination. In April 2001 the community banded together to form the Tangkahan Tourist Institute (Lembaga Pariwisata Tangkahan – LPT) and fixed regulations prohibiting the exploitation of the surrounding rainforest. The Conservation Response Unit (CRU) was born – a team of Sumatran Elephants and their mahout that helps safeguard the national park to protect it from encroachment. When its bath time at the Elephant camp on the outskirt of Gunung Leuser National Park tourists are allowed to help. By joining the elephants by their afternoon bathing you will support this local initiative.

Overnight stay in Tangkahan (hotel: Mega Inn or Jungle Lodge)


Remarks :

–  All lodges in Tangkahan Lawang are simple and clean. No warm water available as well

–  The schedule of Elephant bathing and trekking are 10.00 AM, 11.00 AM and 02.00PM


Day 5 Tangkahan – Elephant bathing and trekking – Medan (B) / 4 hrs drive

Tour Tangkahan Sumatra Elephants(source picture: tribunnews)

This morning we will head off to a nearby Elephant Rangers Station. There, Elephants are used to help Rangers monitor the nearby jungle and also offer Elephant treks. After helping the Rangers bathe the Elephants we will take a walk with them for around 1 hr. The Elephant ride activity will be end up in the front of your lodge. The rest is your own program. At noon you drive back to Medan, approximately 4 – 5 hrs away.

Overnight stay in Medan (hotel: Tiara or Emerald Garden or Grand Elite or Santika Hotel)


Day 6 Medan – Departure (B) / 1 hr drive

In the morning is free program until we transfer you to the airport for catch your flight to next destination. End of your trip.

* Price depends on number of participants (on demand)

* The program can be customized in the reversed direction


Price included

– Transportation in comfortable air conditioned car incl. fuel as mentioned in the program
– 5 overnights accommodation in above good medium class hotels based on TWN/DBL/TRIPLE
– daily breakfast
– driver

– entrance and parking fees as per program

– permit and local guide to see the orang utan at feeding platform in Bukit Lawang

– 6 hours wildlife trekking in Bukit Lawang

– 4 wheel drive from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan
– Elephant bathing in Tangkahan

– 1 hr Elephant ride in Tangkahan


Price not included

– personal expenses such as: meals as not mentioned, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, minibar, etc.

– air tickets & airport tax

– donations and tipping driver: Rp. 25.000,- /day/person
– insurance

– camera fee in Bukit Lawang

tour guide (except local guide to see the Orangutan and jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang)


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