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Sumatra Eco Adventure Tour

Duration: 10 Days

Overview

Unesco-listed Gunung Leuser National Park is one of the world’s most important and biologically diverse conservation areas. It is often described as a complete ecosystem laboratory because of the range of forest and species types. Within the park’s boundaries live some of the planet’s most endangered and exotic species: tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants and orang-utans. Although the likelihood of seeing most of these celebrity animals is remote, you have a good chance of seeing orang-utans, and you can be sure of encountering plenty of other primates.

Sumatra, the largest of Indonesia’s islands, is home to critically endangered animals like the orangutan, the Sumatran tiger, and the Sumatran rhinoceros. It’s also home to delicious Sumatran coffee. Lake Toba is the result of a massive super volcanic explosion around 70,000 years ago. Today, the waters are still warmed by underground volcanic activity, keeping the 500 meter (approx. 1,600 foot) deep lake at a comfortable swimming temperature. Samosir is an island in the middle of Lake Toba, making it an island within the island of Sumatra. We spent a week and a half here, enjoying dips in the clear water, and cruising around the little island by motorbike.

Highlights

  • Medan City tour visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Chinese temple
  • Join with the Mahout during washing the Elephant, and then feed the elephant, after feeding the Elephant you can ride the Elephant and pass through the river and jungle, the elephant riding will take about 01 hour
  • Enjoying tubing through the river and stop will be made at Fantastic Buluh Waterfall where you may enjoy the waterfall
  • Tangkahan for Bukit Lawang by Jeep passing plantation and jungle road , on the way stop at plantation and several interesting places for enjoying the panorama and witness the activities of the local people
  • Walking to the jungle to start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National park with their flora and fauna, there will be possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest
  • Full day walking and explore the rain tropical forest with their wild life living in their natural habitat
  • Berastagi (1300m), a hill town flanked by two active volcanoes Sinabung (2417m) and Sibayak (2172m). It is the homeland of the Batak Karo, one of the six Batak tribes that inhabit the province of North Sumatra.
  • Scenic drive to lake Toba, one of the deepest and largest crater lake in the world with stop at Dokan, a small Batak Karo village with a number of traditional houses still inhabited by eight families each.
  • Explore the natural beauty and cultural aspects of Batak Toba by visiting Ambarita village where the remnant megalithic culture of Batak Toba lies in front of traditional houses

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport pick up by our tour guide and then Transfer to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure.

After breakfast, pick up by our tour guide and then transfer to town for city tour visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Chinese Temple and then drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Batang Serangan. Afternoon arrival at Tangkahan check in MEGA INN

After breakfast walking to the elpahant station and then join with the Mahout during washing the Elephant, and then feed the elephant, after feeding the Elephant you can ride the Elephant and pass through the river and jungle, the elephant riding will take about 01 hour. After riding the elephant take a short rest and then enjoying tubing through the river and stop will be made at Fantastic Buluh Waterfall where you may enjoy the waterfall where you can take nature shower and then you can enjoy sun bathing and swimming on the river. Afternoon arrival at the village you can get in touch with local people, where you can see the daily activities of the local people and then return to guest house by walking for overnight.

After breakfast leave Tangkahan for Bukit Lawang by Jeep passing plantation and jungle raod, on the way stop at Plantation and several interesting places (school!!!) for enjoying the panorama and witness the activities of the local people. Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang check in to hotel and afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang.

After breakfast walking to the jungle to start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National park with their flora and fauna, the possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This fullday tracking will finish in the afternoon, after tracking return to hotel.

After breakfast drive by mini bus to Wampu river and arrival at starting point, starting your white water rafting adventure. An excellent opportunity to see the bird and wild life, as while as enjoying the two mild rapids during the rafting. Arrival at waterfall at the bank of the river enjoying your shower and lunch will be provided afternoon arrival at the point stop enjoying coffee break before driving back to hotel.

After breakfast drive to Brastagi with stop at Sembahe river, arrival at Brastagi visiting Lhumbini park with its duplicate of Shwedagon temple, then visiting fruit market, and Gundaling Hill. Afternoon check in to hotel.

After breakfast drive to Parapat on the way visiting Batak Karo traditional village at Dokan, visit Sipiso-piso waterfall, Rumah Bolon ( Long House ) the old palace of Batak Simalungun Kings and Simarjarunjung to see the view of Lake Toba, upon arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat arriavl at Samosir check in to hotel.

After breakfast excursion on Samosir Island by car, visiting several Batak Toba traditional villages:
Ambarita : To see stone chairs and table the old meeting place of Sialagan Kings.
Simanindo : To see Batak Toba traditional dance and museum.
Pangururan : To see the view of Lake Toba and Hot springs water.
Tomok : To see the old tomb of Sidabutar Kings
along On this trip also possible to stop at school to see the activities of young children in the school, visiting the village where the people make traditional hand weaving.+ stop also at scenic places like the graves! Afternoon return back to hotel

After breakfast crossing back to Parapat and then drive Medan via Pematang Siantar and Tebingtinggi, stop will be made at several interesting places. Arrival in Medan directly transfer to airport for your flight to next destination.  TOUR END

More Information

9 Nights stay accommodation base on twin share with daily breakfast, Air conditioned private car, One hour Elephant Riding, Tubing at Tangkahan, Full day trekking at Bukit Lawang, Rafting at Wampu River, Tour and meal base on mentioned program, Return Airport transfer, entrance fee and English speaking tour guide.

Domestic flight , Other meals than those mentioned in tour price, Tips and donations, Camera/video charge in Gunung Leuser National park, Personal travel insurance & Other personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, minibar, room service, High & Peak season surcharge

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