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Build your own itinerary from the selection of tours below:
NEW 4 day Bukit Lawang Trekking Package
NEW 10 day highlights of North Sumatra (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
Budget 2 day trek (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
1 day Bukit Lawang Orangutan Tour
1 day white water rafting expedition
Family Jungle Adventures
2 day off road tour to visit the elephants in Tangkahan
3 day tour to Bukit Lawang and
Tangkahan
5 day tour to Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
3 day trekking and white water rafting expedition in Marike
5 day overland tour to Berastagi Volcanoes and Lake Toba
3 day trip to Besitang - elephants and wildlife spotting
9 day sumatran wild Orangutan and Tiger Trek expedition (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
8-10 day Aceh to North Sumatra Jungle trek
 
 
2 week volunteer wild orangutan research project
SOS fundraiser trek
 
 

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These itineraries are designed with families in mind or those keen to experience the jungle without too much exertion. A great opportunity for kids to learn about the flora and fauna of the National Park whilst having lots of jungle fun.

It is proven that exposure to nature is beneficial to the mental and physical health of children and adults. A family jungle adventure provides a chance to create memories and have fun as a family. A rare opportunity to break free from TVs, computers, play stations and all the technology which dominates so much of our time in the modern world. Let your family get back to nature and simple pleasures!

Safety is of the utmost importance where children are concerned, so we provide extra guides for any trekking activities. We will also advise you on what activities might be suitable or age appropriate for your family.

It is possible to not trek a long distance before getting to a beautiful location in this area. This could be just for a picnic by the river or to camp overnight. If little legs get tired, we have a few back pack child carriers that can be used by an adult in your group or one of our guides if older legs are also tired!

We have tested out most of the activities and locations on our own young family. Please feel free to contact us for advice on travelling to this region with a family. Our guides have a proven track record with kids and are great at keeping kids entertained. They are also happy to pass on their knowledge of the jungle, plus some jungle skills.

Depending upon the age of the children we can include a night or 2 camping or possibly some river tubing or white water rafting for older kids. Just let us know your requirements and the ages of the children and we will put something together for you.

Here are some examples of some family jungle itineraries:

 

Gentle Family Adventure - 4 day Tour

Suitable for young families or those seeking a more gentle jungle experience.

• Day 1

Pickup from Medan, Kuala Namu airport or Medan guesthouse by private transportation and journey 3-4 hours direct to Bukit Lawang.

Explore the village and take a short walk to the National Park visitor centre to find out about the animals and plant life in the park.

Relax at the guesthouse for the remainder of the day/evening (Family shared rooms or adjoining rooms are available)

• Day 2

Set off early with the guide for a short trek around the orangutan feeding platform area.

Try and spot some semi wild orangutans foraging in their natural habitat as well as other wildlife such as gibbons and thomas leaf monkeys. The guide will teach you about the flora and fauna of the National Park.

Continue trekking to the Landak River. Stop at a picturesque location next to the river to enjoy a barbeque chicken a fish picnic. Enjoy a paddle and swim in the river.

Optional walk/trek around the picnic area before returning to the guesthouse in the mid to late afternoon.

• Day 3

After breakfast journey 2 hours off road to Tangkahan. Check into guesthouse accommodation before enjoying a swim and a paddle in the river and hot springs. In the afternoon take a short journey to the elephant centre where you can help the mahouts to feed and bathe the elephants.

• Day 4

Journey 4-5 hours back to Medan central or Medan airport when required.

 
     

Rumble in the Jungle Family tour - 6 day Tour

Suitable for families with older children. A jam packed, fun filled tour. A chance for kids to learn about nature first hand and create memories that will stay with them forever!

For those with more time combine this tour with an overland tour to the Volcanoes of Berastagi and Lake Toba

• Day 1

Pickup from Medan, Kuala Namu airport or Medan guesthouse by private transportation and journey 3-4 hours’ direct to Bukit Lawang.

Explore the village and take a short walk to the National Park visitor centre to find out about the animals and plant life in the park.

Depending upon arrival time take a becak tour around the local area to learn about the traditional cultures, industry and agriculture of this region.

Relax at the guesthouse for the remainder of the day/evening (Family shared rooms or adjoining rooms are available)

• Day 2

Set off with the guides into the jungle, firstly trekking around the old feeding platform area to try and spot some semi wild orangutans foraging in their natural habitat. Continue on deeper into the jungle. The guide will teach you about the flora and fauna of the National Park.

Stop off regularly for wildlife spotting opportunities and fruit refreshment. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the jungle in the early afternoon at a nice spot next to the river or a high point where you can take in a spectacular view of the primary rainforest.

In the mid to late afternoon the guide will select a suitable spot next to the river to set up camp. Help out with fishing for dinner or learn some jungle skills from the guides.

• Day 3

After a relaxed breakfast at the camp, river tube back to the village and guesthouse. After some refreshment take a walk with the guide to the Bat cave.

Guesthouse accommodation.

• Day 4

Journey by private car or mini bus for 1.5 hours to Marike and the start of the white water rafting expedition. After some safety instruction from the guide and allocation of life jackets and helmets set off into the rapids.

Stop for a break at some hot springs before continuing to a waterfall for lunch.

Carry on rafting back to Bohorok, arriving in the late afternoon. Take a 10-15 minute private bus journey back to the guesthouse.

• Day 5

After breakfast journey 2 hours off road to Tangkahan. Check into guesthouse accommodation before enjoying a swim and a paddle in the river and hot springs.

In the afternoon take a short journey to the elephant centre where you can help the mahouts to feed and bathe the elephants.

• Day 6

Journey 5-6 hours back to Medan central or Kuala Namu airport

 







     

     
 
 
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