10 days Sumatra Adventure Tour

Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, Brastagi and Lake Toba
21/Feb/2015
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10 days Sumatra Adventure Tour

 

(A complete adventure and leisure tour in North Sumatra starting with visiting the Orangutans of Sumatra, jungle trekking and Elephant riding in Gunung Leuser nature reservation and ending with leisure on lake Toba)

 

Day 1
Arrive in the Kuala Namu International Airport with flight ...at...We will fetch you from the airport and transfer to Madani hotel or similar, located in the centre of Medan for overnight stay. Here you can rest after long journey or walk in the nearby area.

Day 2
Medan - City tour - Bohorok/Bukit Lawang. In the morning you can do city tour in Medan. You can visit the beautiful mix architectures of Maimoon palace built in 1888 by the Sultan of Deli (former name of Medan) Sultan Mahmood Al Rashid. Then a visit to Grand Mosque Mesjid Raya built in 1906 where you can see its interesting ornaments, to Chinese and Hindu temples. As one of the most important cities during Dutch colonial time, you can see also colonial architectural touch in building likes: the Post office, the old City Hall, Central bank, etc. In the afternoon we proceed to Bohorok/Bukit Lawang, the orangutans rehabilitation centre. The journey leads you past the scenic rubber and palm oil plantations. Overnight stay in Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or Rindu Alam hotel, both are located directly on the bank of Bohorok river.

Day 3
Bohorok – Jungle trekking. After breakfast we will see the Sumatran orangutans at the feeding area and continue with jungle trekking in the tropical rain forest of Sumatra. It is suggested to have comfortable sportive shoes for this activity. We have to walk for around 45 minutes at the side of Bohorok river to find the feeding area. Prior to arrival at rehabilitation centre you have to cross the river by small wooden canoe and then do a short climbing through the tropical rainforest. Here we are watching the park ranger feeds the orangutans. Thereafter we fill today with jungle trekking to other animals and if you are lucky can find orangutans that live wild in the jungle. Lunch box is included. In the afternoon return to Bohorok. Overnight stay in Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or Rindu Alam Hotel.

Day 4
Bohorok – Tangkahan. Today we will drive to Tangkahan at other side of Mt. Leuser Nature Reservation using open jeep. We will drive trough rubber and palm oil plantations and small villages. In the afternoon arrive in Tangkahan. Proceed to Green Lodge or similar accommodation for overnight stay. The rest of the day free at your own program. Please kindly note that accommodation in Tangkahan is very simple.

Day 5
Tangkahan. After breakfast you can participate in bathing an elephant and ride the elephant for around 1 hour in the plantation and tropical rainforest of Sumatra (included). The rest of the day free at your own programs in this beautiful and quite area. Overnight stay in Green Lodge or similar accommodation.

Day 6
Tangkahan – Brastagi. Depart to Brastagi via Medan. Brastagi is a mountain resort in the Karo Highland that surroundings with two active volcanoes, Sibayak & Sinabung. On the way you can stop at Asam Kumbang crocodile farm. Here you can see crocodiles from different sizes and ages. There after continue the trip to Brastagi. In Brastagi, if you like you can visit fruits market, a traditional market where local souvenir and fruits are selling side by side. Overnight stay in hotel Grand Mutiara or hotel Sinabung or similar in Brastagi.

Day 7
Brastagi - Samosir island. In the morning you will visit Dokan, a traditional Batak Karonese village. Here you can observe traditional houses of the tribe & daily activities of the villagers. Thereafter we depart to Lake Toba. En route we can stops at the Sipiso-piso waterfall with its splendid view over the lake Toba & resorted Royal Palace of King Purba at Pematang Purba. You can also make couple stops at local farms such as pineapple, ginger & coffee plantations that belong to the local farmers. In the afternoon you will arrive in Parapat at the lake Toba, from where you embark the ferry to cross the lake to Samosir island. Overnight stay in hotel Toledo Inn or hotel Silintong, both are located on the lake side.

Day 8
Samosir - Tour on this island. Today we will make excursion to several Batak Toba villages on this island. First we will visit Simanindo village where you can see a performance of traditional Batak Toba dances, then to Ambarita village where you can hear the interesting legend of  megalithic cultural objects.
From Ambarita you can enjoy scenic view over Lake Toba from Sigarantung view while drink a cup of hot coffee/tea (OPTIONAL).  After that we go to Tomok to visit the noble cemetery of King Sidabutar in Tomok.  During the excursion you will have a chance to walk & see the way of life of the local Batak Toba tribe. Overnight stay in hotel Toledo Inn or hotel Silintong. Your room has beautiful view to the lake Toba.


Day 9
Samosir Island – Parapat – Medan. After breakfast we cross the lake Toba back to Parapat. In Parapat if you like, you can spend sometime just to scroll the main street where a lot of souvenir shops and local cafes. At noon we drive back to Medan via Pematang Siantar. You will drive through endless plantations of rubber, palm oil & cacao. Overnight stay in hotel Madani or similar, located in the centre of Medan.


Day 10
Medan – airport. Today we transfer you to the airport to catch your flight to next destination. Ends of your fine tour with us on Sumatra.

The prices for the above tour are :

Persons

Prices

2 - 3 persons

US$ 750 / person

4 - 5 persons

US$ 575/person

6 - 8 persons

US$ 475 /person

Single Supplement

US$ 175

High season charge

  TBA

 

 

 

The prices are already included:

- Overnight stay in above mentioned hotels based on twin share bedrooms

- Daily breakfast

- English speaking guide

- Transportation using an air conditioned car included Fuel on day 2, 6 until 9

- Driver, his meals & overnight accommodation costs

- Excursions as mentioned in the above itinerary

- Entrance & parking fee

- Permit & local guide to see the orangutans at the feeding area jungle trekking on day 3

- Permit and local guide for elephant riding in Tangkahan on day 5

- Ticket of ferry Parapat - Samosir island vice versa

-Transfer using an open jeep from Bohorok to Tangkahan on day 4

- Transfer from airport to hotel on day 1

-Transfer from airport to hotel on day 10

Not included:
- Handy cam fee or camera fee in Bohorok
- Air tickets and airport taxes
- Insurance
- Personal expenses such as tips, donation, drinks, meals, etc

Individual Tour
The above tour program is an individual tour. You will travel individually with your own driver and guide. There is no body else in your transportation. You have your own privacy and decide your own time.