Elephants & Orangutans in Sumatra (4 Days/ 3 Nights) From AED1,705*

Ref: ICTENS

  • Explore rugged North Sumatra

  • Visit historic Maimoon Palace

  • See orangutans in the wild

  • Take an elephant jungle trek

  • Go off-road by jeep

Day 1: Kuala Namu - Medan - Bukit Lawang

  (-/L/-)

Arrive at Kuala Namu International Airport and meet with the English speaking tour guide outside the main building for the start of the program.

 

Leave Kuala Namu Airport and proceed to Medan, embark on a city tour of Medan including a visit to Maimoon Palace. 

 

The tour continues to the Great Mosque, built in 1906 by the first sultan and still considered as one the most beautiful mosques in the country.

 

Lunch is served at a local restaurant in Medan

 

In the afternoon, after visiting Vihara Gunung Timur, a traditional Chinese temple, leave Medan and proceed to Bukit Lawang at the entrance to Gunung Leuser National Park

 

Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang, cross the impressive wooden suspension bridge over Bohorok River by foot and check in at the lodge in Bukit Lawang.

 

Dinner at leisure.

 

Overnight in Bukit Lawang.

Day 2: Bukit Lawang - Orangutan Trekking

(B/L/-)

Breakfast at the lodge.

 

Bukit Lawang is at the entrance to Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the last sanctuaries of the Sumatran orangutan.

 

Start a trek early at 08:00 behind Eco Lodge (with an additional local English speaking jungle guide).

 

The first part is an easy climb to the forest for about 30 to 45 minutes – the local guide always sends a tracker ahead to check where the orangutans are. 

 

After observing orangutans continue down to the Orangutan Information Centre on the banks of the Bohorok River (30 minutes) – cross the river using a pneumatic raft pulled by a rope (2 minutes crossing) and walk back to the Eco Lodge along the river bank and main village of Bukit Lawang (30 minutes)

 

Free time for shower and changing at the lodge before checking out.

 

Lunch is served at the lodge restaurant.

 

In the afternoon, hop on a local jeep on the other side of the Bohorok River for an off road trip to Tangkahan (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes), passing through rubber plantations, beautiful jungle and mountain landscapes along the way.

 

Upon arrival in Tangkahan, register at the Gunung Leuser National Park Visitor Center before walking to the lodge, located on the other side of the river. Access to the lodge along an impressive suspension bridge (15 minutes’ walk).

 

Check in at the lodge in Tangkahan. 

 

Dinner at leisure.

 

Overnight in Tangkahan.

Day 3: Tangkahan - Elephant riding - Medan

(B/L/-)

Breakfast at the lodge.

 

After breakfast at the lodge, start around 08:00 with a 30-minute walk to the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, the starting point for a memorable activity with Sumatran elephants which are native to the island.

 

Start the program with an unforgettable experience bathing the elephants in the Batang Serangan River. Then head on a one-hour elephant ride between the rehabilitation centre and the lodge along the river & through the jungle (2 pax/elephant + local mahout)*

 

At the end of the ride, disembark at a platform near the river and walk up the stairs back to the lodge

  After arriving at the lodge for the night, take some time to freshen up and change.

 

The rest of the morning at leisure. Walk around the lodge, with plenty of opportunity to observe cheeky Thomas leaf monkeys in their natural surroundings.

 

After lunch at the Jungle Lodge, cross back to the other side of the river using the suspension bridge (10 minutes walk) where the driver will be waiting for the journey back to Medan via Stabat and Binjai. The first portion of the journey is along a rough dirt road (for about 1 to 1 hours 30 minutes).

 

Upon arrival in Medan, check in at the hotel and take time freshen up.

 

Dinner this evening is under guidance of the tour guide who lead the way through a maze of food stalls in Medan’s Chinatown.

 

Overnight in Medan

Day 4: Medan - Kuala Namu Airport - Departure

(B/-/-)

After breakfast and check out, transfer to Kuala Namu Airport for the departure flight

 

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Services Include

  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin, double room with daily breakfast.

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.

  • English speaking local guide (other language guides available and additional charge may apply).

  • All entrance fees and tours as indicated in itinerary.

Services Do Not Include

  • Visa arrangements.

  • International and domestic flights.

  • International and domestic departure tax.

  • Meals other than mentioned above.

  • Camera, video entrance fees.

  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc.)

  • Travel insurance. 

  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

* The price is subject to different factors such as the number of persons, hotel, date of booking...

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