5 TO 7 DAY SUMATRA JUNGLE AND VILLAGE TREKS. NATURE MEETS CULTURE

5 to 7 Day Treks – Orangutans, Jungles, Villages and Culture. Explore Gunung Leuser National Park and Villages

If you you love nature and want to explore the local villages, come on one of our 5 to 7 day Sumatra Jungle and Village Treks, walking from Bukit Lawang, Batu Kapal, Selang Pangeran with tubing into Batu Katak on the last morning.

This 5 to 7 Day Sumatra Tour and Trek visits Bukit Lawang, Batu Katak, Batu Kapal and Selang Pangeran.

5 Day Trek  – Orangutans, Jungles and Villages. 

1 night Orangutan Jungle Trek and 2 night Village Trek to Batu Katak

This is an trek is ideal for those that only have 5 days to trek.

 DAY 1. After breakfast, we leave Bukit Lawang to head off on an overnight orangutan jungle trek in Gunung Leuser National Park via rubber plantation for wildlife & orangutan spotting. Jungle Camp at Adi Black camp

DAY 2. Today we trek through the jungle to the Landak River, exploring along the way before arriving at Batu Kapal in the afternoon. Opportunity in the afternoon to explore and relax in the river.  Other optional activities include, 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 3. 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 4. This morning option to visit local waterfall (450.000 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 5. Early morning walk to spot wildlife and hopefully gibbon along the base of the hills, followed by a walk back through the village. Tour concludes today. 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.

6 Day Trek  – Orangutans, Jungles and Villages. 

2 night Orangutan Jungle Trek and 2 night Village Trek to Batu Katak

This is an trek is ideal for those that have 6 days to trek and want to go deeper into the jungle.

 DAY 1. After breakfast, we leave Bukit Lawang to head off on a 2 night orangutan jungle trek in Gunung Leuser National Park via rubber plantation for wildlife & orangutan spotting. Jungle Camp at Adi Black camp

DAY 2. Continuing trek to next camp looking for signs of wild orangutan nests and other wildlife tracks. Instruction in making a jungle camp followed by late afternoon fishing by the river and instruction in preparing a jungle dinner. Jungle Camp  at Batu Gajah

DAY 3. Today we trek through the jungle to the Landak River, exploring along the way before arriving at Batu Kapal in the afternoon. Opportunity in the afternoon to explore and relax in the river.  Other optional activities include, 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 (450.000 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. Tour concludes today. Check out to drive to Medan airport or Medan hotel via grand palace and summer palace if enough time

7 day 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

Price $895 AUD per person own room. $750 AUD per person share room

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 (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. Also the option of an overnight jungle trek here.

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 (450.000 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. Option to 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. 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 Guest House. (Additional cost for rafting and nights accommodation).

Option 2. Gelugur Hot Springs  and Waterfall day trip with lunch (2 hour drive each way). Accommodation Guest House. (Additional cost for day trip and nights accommodation).