8 Day Sumatra Orangutan Highlights – Bukit Lawang to Batu Katak

8 Day Sumatra Highlights- Sumatra Orangutan Trek, Hot Springs & Waterfall, School Visit, Cooking Class, Market, 3 day Village walk with river tubing

Want to See Sumatra Orangutan? Love nature and want to explore the local villages? Come on our 8 Day Sumatra Highlights Tour - including 1/2 day Sumatra Orangutan Trek, Hot Springs & Waterfall, School Visit, Cooking Class, Market, Village walk from Bukit Lawang to Batu Katak, with river tubing.

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DAY 1. Pick up from airport Kuala Namu. 4 hours drive to Bukit Lawang. Accommodation Sibayak Guest House.

Day 2. Half day jungle trek in Gunung Leuser National Park, to spot wildlife & orangutans. Come back via On the Rocks Restaurant for a relaxing drink and see if you can spot some Thomas Leaf Monkey from the balcony. Head back Bukit Lawang village late afternoon to relax. Option of an afternoon village tour by becak (tuk tuk). After dinner  learn some Indonesian with the locals so you can practice at the market or just chill out in the evening listening to the locals sing and play the guitar. Accommodation Sibayak

DAY 3.  Morning pickup by car to visit Gotong Royong fruit, vegetable and rubber market (if market day friday or sunday) on the way to Gelugur hot spring and waterfall with lunch. Explore river, waterfall and hotsprings. Accommodation in Bukit Lawang Sibayak

DAY 4. After breakfast, head off on 2 night trek to Batu Katak on the Landark River walk, visit Bat Cave on the way. (Decide when there if want to go back to the jungle for a trek to see wildlife or just to do the walk along the river). Make camp on the Landark River at Batu Kapal and explore the surrounds, do some fishing and a night walk to spot animals. Overnight camp in Batu Kapal.

DAY 5. Continue on trek to Batu Katak. After breakfast head off on trek to the Berkail River through rubber plantations, rice fields and country side to make camp for the night, relax and explore. Overnight camp at Berkail River.

DAY 6. After camp breakfast, tube to Batu Katak  guest house. Afternoon Indonesian cooking class (cooking with the locals) and shared dinner. Accommodation Batu Katak

Day 7.  Day in Batu Katak. A half day morning gibbon trek to spot wildlife (gibbons, monkeys and maybe orangutan) and village walk to see local village life, how to tap a rubber tree, gardens and local fruits. Afternoon to relax at guesthouse or explore the river. Optional caving adventure in afternoon or Rafflesia Flower trek if in flower. Accommodation Batu Katak Guest House.

Day 8. Leave Batu Katak, morning school visit and Pack for a Purpose Program (if school day) on the way to the airport . Visit Grand Mosque and Palace on the way time permitting (approx 4 hour drive).

You can add extra days to this tour for white water rafting on the Wampu River, an over night orangutan trek or aday trip to the elephants in Tangkahan.

Note airport pickup and drop off can also be included with these treks the day before and after, just let us know if you would like this included. 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).

If you have longer there are any other options available, such as school visit, trip to the market, a day trip to Tangkahan elephants or in Batu Katak go caving or tubing, 

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