This 7 Day Sumatra Tour and Trek visits Bukit Lawang, Batu Katak, Batu Kapal and Selang Pangeran.
Nature Meets Culture – Orangutans, Jungles, Rivers and Villages Trek
This Sumatra Tour highlights the best of North Sumatran animals, jungles and villages trek, culture, Sumatran Orangutans, Teaching English, Tree Planting, Cooking Class and volunteering opportunities
7 day group tour. Orangutans, Jungles, Rivers and Villages Trek
Guaranteed departure every Saturday and Sunday. Or arrange your own tour date (min 2 people)
Price $895 AUD per person own room. $750 AUD per person share room
Our next guaranteed departure dates
Departs every Saturday and Sunday.
2017 Departs Dec 9,10, 17, 27 and 28.
2018 departs January 6,7. February 3,4. March 3,4. April 7,8. May 5,6. June 9,10. July 7,8. August 4,5. September 6,7. October 2,7. Nov 3,4. Dec 2,7.
DAY 1. Car transfer from Medan airport or accommodation to Bukit Lawang Guest House (4 hour drive). Arrive Check into your Bukit Lawang guest house. (If its a Saturday, option to go to live music 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 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. Optional activities, morning dusk and dawn 1.5 hour nature walks as part of the Batu Kapal conservation program to identify and record animals as part of this program (250.000 IDR pp), participate in the Wildlife Biolink Corridor tree planting program (donation of 150.00 IDR per tree), 2-3 hours rock scrambling and open caving (450.000 IDR pp), make your own batik t-shirt this morning (cost not included 350.000 IDR pp), afternoon traditional cooking lesson to share for dinner (450.000 IDR pp min 2), 3 hour villages and rice fields tour by motor bike (550.000 IDR pp). Try your hand at fishing Sumatran style (200.000 IDR). Evening Massage (200.000 IDR pp) Explore and relax in the river and small waterfall. Guitar around the campfire in the evening or go on a night walk (250.000 IDR pp). Accommodation Batu Kapal guesthouse accommodation.
Day 4. Head off mid morning to Selang Pangeran river past villages, rivers and farm land (2 hour walk). Option to walk and swim with the water buffaloes as part of this walk (450.000 IDR pp). Help teach English to local children 3-4pm if its a volunteer English lesson day. Accommodation Selang Pangeran school house hostel style accommodation.
Day 5. This morning option to visit local waterfall (350.000 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. 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 (450.000pp), massage (200.000 pp) and traditional sauna (200.000 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 at the Batu Kapal Conservation Project.
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 200.000 IDR per day.