Are you looking for a real jungle adventure?? Our 9 Day Sumatra Orangutan and Tiger Trek ight be just what you are looking for!
If you really want to see orangutans, monkeys, gibbon, macaques, monitor lizards, birds and other animals in the wild, come on our 9 day Sumatra Orangutan and Tiger Trek near Bukit Lawang for some amazing animal spotting in North Sumatra, including a visit to the orangutan feeding platform.
Itinerary 9 Days 8 Nights - North Sumatra Orangutan and Tiger Trek to Uning
Explore Gunung Leuser National Park, Orangutans, Wildlife, Trekking & Tubing
Fitness level – high. This trek is designed for those wanting jungle adventure!
Join us for a 6 day 5 night trekking adventure through the wild orangutan territory of Gunung Leuser National Park. Inclusive of Medan pick up and drop off to accommodation or airport, 3 nights hotel accommodation in Bukit Lawang to relax and prepare before and after the trek with optional day trips
Day 1 – Arrive Medan and transfer to Bukit Lawang
You will be met at Kuala Namu Airport by SAH tour guide who will accompany you to Bukit Lawang (approx. 4 hr drive). Bukit Lawang literally means ‘door to the hills’. The Government-run Bohorok Orangutan Centre released more than 200 orangutans, rescued from captivity, into the surrounding forests, but it closed in 1996 and no longer operates as a rehabilitation centre. Once at Bukit Lawang you can enjoy the rest of the day acclimatising and relaxing. Guest House Accommodation
Day 2. Optional day to relax and explore Bukit Lawang or go on a school visit and Gelugur hot springs day trip (cost not included in trip price). Today you have the option of exploring the local village at your leisure or go on a school visit at Gotong Royong village as part of the pack for a purpose program. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Gelugur hot spring and waterfall. In the evening meet with your guides to prepare and ask questions about your 6 day trek. Guest House Accommodation
Day 3 – Trek to Camp 1 Adi Black (approx 5-6hrs trekking)
With a cheerful farewell and good luck wishes you will start your trek at the entrance of the Gunung Leuser National Park. First stop is the orangutan feeding platform. Over the next five days you will experience some steep climbs and ascents with the aid of rope and a hand or two from your local guides. You will learn to navigate around tree roots and jungle vine alongside learning some rainforest survival skills from your local guides: path-finding, setting up camp, fishing, foraging for food and medicine, making fires and cooking. The terrain you will be trekking on will be extremely steep, but the views spectacular, with plenty of stops to help you to acclimatise and adjust to the local conditions. Gunung Leuser National Park is mostly mountainous, covering a million hectares, straddling the borders of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. Tonight will be your first night’s experience in the jungle. You will have time to relax and bathe in the River before your evening dinner. You will be amazed at the delicious food your guides are able to cook up in the middle of the forest! Your tent each night will be a simple bamboo frame, covered with a plastic tarp. Jungle camp at Adi Black.
Day 4. Trek to Camp 2 Batu Gajah Landak River. This morning after breakfast you will start a trek over 5 hours in direction to the Landak River. As you trek deeper into the rainforest, your chances of encountering wildlife increase. The terrain will be steep, but the views will be spectacular. Fantastic scenery along the way through the national park will be then a memorable experience for you. Keep your eyes peeled for orangutans – they are surprisingly tricky to spot! Look for signs that they are nearby, like the nests they build each night, movement in the canopy, broken branches, or calls from other animals. Your guides will point out a variety of wildlife and plant species and you will begin to see the forest through their eyes. Even though sightings of orangutans and other wildlife can never be guaranteed, when following the instructions of your guides the chances are more favourable. The campsite of the second night will be next to the Landak River where you will arrive around 3 pm. Along the way there is a big chance you will see wild orangutans and black gibbons. Our team will offer you an Indonesian dinner and refreshments before you can dream to the sounds of the nocturnal jungle life. Batu Gajah Landak River Camp.
Day 5. Trekking to Camp 3 UNING walking along and wading in the Landak River. After a good breakfast you will hike deeper into the jungle further upstream of the Landak River to Uning. As your senses get more finely tuned, your chances of encountering wildlife increase. Along the way you might see wild animals such as hornbill, deer and eguana. You will arrive at Uning, a small pond shaped by the nature. If you are lucky around here you can see the Sumatran tiger, elephant, deer, wild pigs and other habitants of the tropical rainforest. While the whole trek progresses you will become more and more used to building up the camp, preparing a real jungle dinner and working together as a team. The third night you will spend in your campsite on the Landak River at Uning
Day 6. Camp 3. Wildlife spotting & morning and afternoon stakeout a Uning water hole. Today we stay at Uning camp site. This gives you the opportunity to do a morning and afternoon stake out at the Uning pond to spot wild animals as many come down to drink at this natural water hole. You have a full day to explore and immerse yourself in the jungle and observe the wildlife. You may see deer, wild pig, elephant, wild orangutan and even the elusive tiger ( if you are lucky!). Camp at Uning
Day 7. Camp 4. Trek to Alur Perak and camp on Bohorok riverbank.Today you trek through the jungle in direction to the Bohorok River for around 4 hours. As you trek deeper into the Jungle you will start to feel the real remoteness of your jungle trek. You may wake to hear gibbons whooping in the morning, or the whooshing wings of hornbills overhead. In the afternoon you can relax and swim and try your hand at fishing. If you are lucky you can observe there the Sumatran monitor lizards, tortoises and colourful river butterflies around the Alur perak campsite.
Day 8. Rafting from Alur Perak to Bukit Lawang. Today is your last day in the jungle. After breakfast, take an early morning swim or just relax around the camp, then it's time to return to Bukit Lawang. Get ready for about 2.5 hours of fun as your "jungle water taxi" brings you back to your guesthouse by traditional tube-rafting down the Bohorok River! Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the village or relaxing by the river. Accommodation Guesthouse
Day 9. Drop to Medan airport. Say goodbye to Bukit Lawang and Sumatra as the guides drive you back to the airport.
Price includes highly experienced and licensed guides, National Park permits, all food and water while trekking, 3 days guest accommodation before and after the trek, Medan pick up and drop off
Please note this itinerary is flexible. You can change days and add days in to suit what you would like to do
Please enquire to if you would like to go on this trek
Extra days can be added if you have more time.
Option 1. Full day trip White Water Rafting. Private transportation to Marike and the start of the 6 hour white water rafting journey. Enjoy a jungle picnic at a waterfall. Journey ends in Bohorok, where you will be picked up and taken to overnight accommodation in Bukit Lawang Wisma Leuser Sibayak. (Additional cost for rafting and nights accommodation).
Option 2. Gelugur Hot Springs and Waterfall day trip with lunch (2 hour drive each way). Accommodation Bukit Lawang Guest House. (Additional cost for day trip and nights accommodation).
Many other options available such as school visit, market visit or a day trip to Tangkahan elephants or Batu Katak for a village walk, indonesian cooking class, teach the kids some english, gibbon walk, caving and tubing,