Sumatra Family Jungle Trek – 5 days orangutans elephants and more

Our 5 Days 4 Nights Sumatra Family Jungle Trek – Jungle Fun for Families and Friends. Check out our 2 amazing tours below

Itinerary 1 – Sumatra Orangutans, Elephants and more….Bukit Lawang Batu Kapal and Tangkahan

Check out our two Sumatra Family Jungle trek  below! Fitness level – easy. This tour is designed for families and those looking for a leisurely nature and cultural holiday.

DAY 1.  Pick up from airport Kuala Namu or Medan accommodation. 4-5 hours  drive to Tangkahan. In the afternoon, explore river, small waterfall and hot springs or just chill out at the guest house.  Accommodation at Tangkahan.

Day 2. After breakfast head off for elephant washing (elephant ride extra 750.000 pp and needs to be booked in advance). Optional activity late morning/early afternoon tubing down the river to a waterfall and swimming hole (500.000 IDR pp with lunch 350.000 without lunch) . Accommodation at Tangkahan.

Day 3. Morning drive to Bukit Lawang (approx 2.5 hours on bumpy road). Afternoon to relax and explore the river and village or pop into the National Park Visitor centre to learn about the animals and plants in the jungle. Or choose an optional activity (cost extra) below

3 hours tubing down the bohorok river (500.000 pp with lunch, 350.000 idr pp with out lunch). Accommodation Bukit Lawang.

3-4 hour tuk tuk tour of the villages and rice fields (350.000 IDR pp)

3-4 hour Visit bat cave and the landark river (300.000 idr pp)

Day 4. After breakfast head off on a half day jungle trek in Gunung Leuser National Park to spot wildlife & orangutans. Come back via On the Rocks to relax and buy a cool drink or option to buy your lunch here. Walk back down through the village to have a look on the way back to guest house. You can choose an optional activity from above if you like for the afternoon. Or arrange a massage for late afternoon or evening (150.000 IDR approx) Accommodation Bukit Lawang Guesthouse

DAY 5. Leave Bukit Lawang today to drive to the airport or Medan accommodation (4-5 hours) , option to visit the grand mosque and summer palace in Medan if enough time. Tour concludes today.

Itinerary 2. Sumatra Orangutans, nature and culture trek …. Bukit Lawang and Batu Kapal

Fitness level – easy. This tour is designed for families or friends looking for a leisurely nature and cultural holiday.

DAY 1.  Pick up from airport Kuala Namu or Medan accommodation. 4-5 hours  drive to Bukit Lawang. Afternoon to relax and explore the river and village or pop into the National Park visitor centre to learn about he animals and plants that live in the jungle. Or choose an activity from Day 2 optional activities, eg tubing (cost extra). Accommodation Bukit Lawang.

Day 2. After breakfast head off on a half day jungle trek in Gunung Leuser National Park to spot wildlife & orangutans. Come back via On the Rocks to buy a cool drink and relax. You can also buy your lunch here if you like. Walk back through the village to have a look around on your way back to the guest house. (Note an over night jungle trek to Batu Kapal can be done in place of day 3 at additional cost, please let me know if you would like to do this) Accommodation Bukit Lawang Guesthouse

DAY 2. Optional afternoon activities (price extra). Choose from the optional activities below.

  1. 3-4 hour  becak (tuk tuk) tour of village life, tour of  rice fields, tofu and brown sugar processing. Cost 300.000 IDR pp min 3 people.
  2. .Arrange a massage late afternoon/early evening (150.000 IDR pp) .
  3. Free afternoon for shopping in the village and chilling out by the river
  4. ½ day tubing on the Bohorok river (500.000 IDR pp with lunch or 300.000 IDR pp without lunch)
  5. Overnight jungle trek to Batu Kapal (stay at Adi Black camp over night) replacing day 3 (800.000 IDR pp extra for overnight trek, includes camp food, daily park fees, guides cooks, tents)

Day 3. After breakfast walk to Landark river and Batu Kapal, option to visit  bat cave on the way (easy flat walk about 1-1.5 hours). Afternoon option to  paint your own batik-shirt (250.000 IDR pp) or do an Indonesian cooking class (400.000 IDR pp). Swim and play in the river. Bonfire tonight and guitar. Option of evening massage (150.000 IDR pp) Accommodation Batu Kapal Guest House

DAY 4.  Morning to explore the  little water fall or have a look at the caves. Or choose an optional activity from Day 3. Optional day trek to Selang Pangeran (850.000 IDR pp. 1.5 hour to 2 hour easy walk along the river each way) to either visit Selang Pangeran waterfall or  help teach children English in the afternoon from 3pm – 4.30 pm at the volunteer English school (if it’s a volunteer teaching day). Walk back later that afternoon to Batu Kapal. Accommodation Batu Kapal Guest House

Day 5. Morning walk back to Bukit Lawang (1.5 hr easy walk). Leave today to drive to the airport or Medan accommodation (4-5 hours) , option to visit the grand mosque and summer palace in Medan if enough time. Tour concludes today.