Tangkahan Sumatra Elephant Camp

Tangkahan  is a small village on the border of Gunung Leuser National Park located in North Sumatra. It is situated at the junction of 2 rivers, the Buluh River and the Batang River. Tangkahan is specialized in Eco-tourism activities like jungle trekking and trekking by riding an Elephant.

There are some Elephants at Tangkahan which are available for jungle trekking though their primary role is to patrol and protect the National Park from illegal activities like animal poaching and illegal logging. These elephants were original troublesome elephants that were involved in destroying fields and houses in surrounding villages. But now they serve to protect not only the villages but other elephants in the wild.

Below we offer you a package of Tangkahan Elephant Tour. This tour starts from Medan which is 5 hours drive to reach Tangkahan. When you arrive at Tangkahan you go down to the river. There is now a suspension bridge to cross the river so there is no need to cross the river on this old river boat. From the visitor centre walk down the river to your left and you will find the suspension bridge. You cross over the suspension bridge to get some lodges there.



Arrive at Kuala Namu airport with flight… at…

medan-sultan-palaceWelcome by our representative / 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 remaining Dutch colonial building. Overnight stay in Medan.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Serela 4* / Emerald  Garden 4* in Medan




Afttangkahan2er breakfast, you drive to Tangkahan which takes approximately 5 hours. You will cross over the Batang River by local raft to the lodge inn. 2 overnight stays in Tangkahan.

Hotel: Mega Inn / Jungle Lodge / Linea Resort or similar





trekking-gajah-tangkahanBreakfast will serve at the lodge. Morning, you will go for Elephant trekking explore part of the Leuser National Park about 1 hour. Afternoon will be free at your own leisure. You can walk a long the bank of the Buluh river, to see thousand beautiful butterflies by the river, visiting and bathing at the small waterfall in the rainforest close to the river and or swimming in Buluh river itself (optional).

Hotel: Mega Inn / Jungle Lodge / Linea Resort or similar

Remarks: Elephant ride is not available on Friday due to the Elephant are used by ranger for jungle patrol


After breakfast, free program until pick up from hotel. Leaving Tangkahan for Medan. Proceed to airport of Kuala Namu to catch your flight to next destination. End of services.


Package Included

  • Transportation in comfortable air conditioned car incl. fuel as mentioned in the program
  • 3 overnights accommodation in above good medium class hotels based on TWN/DBL
  • Daily breakfast
  • Driver, his meals and accommodation costs
  • Entrance and parking fees as per program
  • 1 hr Elephant ride in Tangkahan with professional local guide
  • Daily mineral water                                                     

Package Not included

  • Personal expenses such as: meals (Lunch & Dinner), drinks, souvenirs, laundry, minibar, etc.
  • Air tickets & airport tax
  • Donations and tipping driver
  • Insurance
  • Any optional program