This Sumatra Tour visits Bukit Lawang, Batu Katak, Batu Kapal and Selang Pangeran over 7 days.
This Sumatra Tour highlights the best of North Sumatran animals, jungles and villages trek, culture, Sumatran Elephants and Orangutans, Market Visit, Teaching English, Tree Planting, Cooking Class and volunteering opportunities
7 day group tour. Orangutans, Jungles, Rivers and Villages Trek
7 Days 6 Nights – The Real North Sumatra. Bukit Lawang, Batu Katak, Batu Kapal
Guarenteed departure – Saturday 9 Sept 2017
Price $895 AUD per person own room. $750 AUD per person share room
DAY 1. Sat. Car transfer from Medan airport or accommodation to Bukit Lawang Guest House (4 hour drive). Arrive Check into your Bukit Lawang guest house. Option to go to live music in the village on Saturday night.
Day 2 Jungles Villages and Rivers Trek. Sun. This is the start of the 3 day villages walk. In the morning head off on orangutan jungle trek (chicken trek) in Gunung Leuser National Park via rubber plantation for wildlife & orangutan spotting. Continue on to walk to Batu Kapal either along the river (easy) via bat cave if you would like to have a look (cost of entry not included) When you arrive in Batu Kapal, explore and swim in the river or do some fishing. Accommodation Batu Kapal guesthouse accommodation.
Day 3. Mon. Opportunity to make your own batik t-shirt this morning (cost not included 250.000 IDR pp) or do an informal cooking class in the afternoon for dinner (400.000 IDR pp min 2). Try your hand at fishing Sumatran style. Relax in the river. Guitar around the campfire in the evening or go on a night walk. Accommodation Batu Kapal guesthouse accommodation.
Day 4. Tues. Head off mid morning to Selang Pangeran river past villages, rivers and farm land (2 hour walk). Help teach English to local children 2-4pm. Accommodation Selang Pangeran school house or home stay.
Day 5. Wed. This morning donate and plant a tree for you and your family as part of Jungle Eddies reforestation conservation program (150.000 IDR per tree) or visit local waterfall (200.000 IDR pp). After lunch continue trek to Batu Katak (approx 2 hour walk) past villages, rivers and farm land. Walk to the Berkeil river to raft tube to the Batu Katak guest house (approx 1.5 hours tubing on the river through some beautiful scenery). Accommodation Batu Katak Guest House.
Day 6. Thurs. Early morning walk to spot wildlife and hopefully gibbon along the base of the hills, followed by a walk back through the village. Afternoon Option – opportunity to help with a children’s English lesson at the Tiger House 3-4.30pm if a volunteer school day. Also optional activities of cooking class (400.000pp), massage (150.000 pp) and traditional sauna (150.000 pp) Accommodation Batu Katak Guest House.
Day 7 Fri. In morning check out to drive to Medan airport or Medan hotel via grand palace and summer palace if enough time
Or continue on to your 2 week Sumatra volunteer placement in Selang Pangeran
Itinerary includes all accommodation, car, driver, qualified, experienced English speaking guide, included activities (optional activities extra as specified) & park entrance fees.
All meals are extra except where specified (very affordable). You can pay for a porter to carry your pack on 3 day walk for 150.000 IDR per day.