8 Day Sumatra Highlights- Sumatra Orangutan Trek, Hot Springs & Waterfall, School Visit, Traditional Medicine 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.
Fitness level average .
DAY 1. Pick up from airport Kuala Namu. 4 hours drive to Bukit Lawang. Accommodation Bukit Lawang Guest House.
Day 2. Half day jungle trek in Gunung Leuser National Park, to spot wildlife & orangutans. Come back via On the Rocks Restaurant to have 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 Bukit Lawang Guest House.
DAY 3. Morning pickup by car to visit Gotong Royong fruit, vegetable and rubber market (market day Friday) on the way to Gelugur hot spring and waterfall with lunch. Explore river, waterfall and hotsprings. Accommodation in Bukit Lawang Guesthouse
DAY 4. After breakfast, head off on 2 night trek to Batu Katak on the Landak River walk, visit Bat Cave on the way. Stay at Batu Kapal Conservation base with the option to participate in the wildlife volunteer program (costs extra for these activities) Accommodation guesthouse at Batu Kapal.
DAY 5. 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. Make camp on the Berkeil River and explore the surrounds, do some fishing and a night walk to spot animals. Overnight camp on the river.
DAY 6. After camp breakfast, tube raft down to Batu Katak guest house. Afternoon options for traditional medicine class or help teach English to the children at the Tiger School if its a volunteer school day. 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, optional morning school visit and Pack for a Purpose Program (if school day, please bring school supplied with you for a class of about 30 children) 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 an over night orangutan trek or a day trip to see 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.