11 Days – Sumatra Orangutan Trek Elephants, Hot Springs, Volcanoes, Lakes and Villages
If you love nature and want to explore the local villages, spot Sumatra Orangutans, see the elephants and visit Lake Toba, come on our 11 Day Sumatra Orangutan Trek Elephants, Hot Springs, Volcanoes, Lakes and Villages
Itinerary 11 Days 10 Nights – Sumatran Overland Adventure
Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang, Batu Katak, Berastagi, Lake Toba
Overnight Trek, Elephants, Orangutans, Hot Springs, Volcanoes, Lakes and Villages
Fitness level – average to high. This tour is designed for adventure seekers!
DAY 1. Pick up from Medan airport Kuala Namu. Drive to Bukit Lawang guest house 4 hours drive. Explore village and surrounds at your leisure or visit Bat cave and Landark river walk in the afternoon if you have enough time. Accommodation Bukit Lawang Guest House.
Day 2. After breakfast head off on overnight jungle trek. Trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park Bukit lawang to spot wild life & orangutans. Overnight camp on river (included lunch and dinner). Option – one day trek if you prefer with a day visit to Gelugur hotsprings and waterfall on day 3.
DAY 3 For overnight trek – After jungle breakfast visit the waterfall and swim in Bohorok river. Return to guesthouse by tubing. Afternoon explore Bukit Lawang at your own leisure. Accommodation Bukit Lawang Guest House.
DAY 4 After breakfast check out from Bukit lawang to drive to Batu Katak. Option of school visit in the morning if its a school day (Pack for a Purpose program). If it is a market day, visit the market on the way. Stop on the way see the rubber plantation. Approx 45 minutes drive. Check into accommodation. Afternoon – indonesian cooking class & share cooking class food for dinner. Accommodation Batu Katak
DAY 5 Options of guided morning village walk or half day hard trek in national park. Afternoon rubber tubing in river. Accommodation Batu Katak
DAY 6 Drive to Tangkahan guest house 5 hours drive. Option of school visit in the morning if its a school day (Pack for a Purpose program). If it is a market day, visit the market on the way. Explore village and surrounds at your leisure late afternoon. Accommodation Tangkahan Guest house.
DAY 7. After breakfast check out from guest house. Elephant washing in morning (not available on Fridays). Leave Tangkahan late morning for 7 hrs to Berastagi accommodation.
DAY 8 Early morning visit to Gundaling Lookout. Optional sunrise climb of Sibayak volcano (extra costs $45 AUD pp). Hot springs and Buddist temple visit. Berastagi accommodation.
DAY 9 Check out of accommodation and visit the fruit and flower markets before traveling to Lake Toba stopping at the magnificent Sipiso Piso waterfall and traditional house en route. Arrive at Parapat and take the ferry to Samosir Island. Settle into accommodation on the edge of Lake Toba.
DAY 10 Free day at Lake Toba – Choose what you would like to do today. Visit small museum and cultural centre at Simanindo and a local Batak king’s residence at Ambarita or visit a traditional Batak Toba house, visit the local market or hire a bicycle. Car & driver Accommodation Lake Toba.
DAY 11 Leave Lake Toba drive to Kuala Namu airport or Medan accommodation.
Please note itineraries are flexible. You can change days and add days in to suit what you would like to do