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  2 day off road tour to visit the elephants of Tangkahan
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2 day off road tour to visit the elephants in Tangkahan
3 day tour to Bukit Lawang and
5 day tour to Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
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3 day trip to Besitang - elephants and wildlife spotting
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8-10 day Aceh to North Sumatra Jungle trek
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A 2 day, overnight, exclusive elephant tour to Tangkahan in Gunung Leuser National Park. Inclusive of overnight guesthouse accommodation and a visit to the elephant centre where you can help out with washing the elephants in the river.

Tangkahan is a peaceful jungle retreat, situated alongside the Kualsa Buluh river. Tangkahan was established as an ecotourist location in 2001. Previously the area was logged and poachers hunted the animals. The local people have transformed the region, stopping the logging and forming forest ranger groups to patrol for illegal activities. With the help of FFI (Flora and Fauna Intenational) they have developed a functional, self-sustained ecotourism destination.

There are 7 elephants based at Tangkahan, who work together with the rangers to patrol the forest and keep illegal loggers and poachers out. They are also used around neighbouring villages to help drive away encroaching wild elephants.



•  Day One

Pick up from Medan or Bukit Lawang and journey direct to Tangkahan. Relax at the jungle lodge accommodation. In the afternoon visit the Conservation Response Unit (CRU) elephant camp to watch the elephants and help out with bathing them in the river. Possible to tube back to Buluh river, close to the jungle lodges. Evening meal and local entertainment.

•  Day Two

Relaxing and swimming in pristine clean jungle river. Watch the elephants washing in the river. Barbeque lunch and overland jeep transport back to Bukit Lawang or Medan.


N.B: It is not possible to visit the elephant centre on Fridays. The itinerary may need to be altered to work around this. Other activities can be arranged in Tangkahan, such as, trekking, caving and river tubing.

For more information please contact us.

Flexible Tour Durations and Costs. Please contact us for more information.


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