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  5 day tour to Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan
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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
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

All our treks are listed in the column to the right >>

Escape from the stresses of everyday life in one of the most beautiful locations on the earth. Spend 2 days and 1 night trekking and camping overnight in the jungle before travelling off road to Tangkahan to visit the CRU Elephant centre, where you can see some Sumatran elephants and help out with washing them in the river.

This trip is suitable for individuals, small groups and families. During the busier months of the year we also arrange this trip as a fixed date group trek, thereby enabling solo travellers the opportunity to trek with like minded people. We can also arrange this trip at anytime for those wanting a private tour.



•  Day One

Pickup from Medan, Polonia airport by private transportation and journey 3 hours direct to Bukit Lawang. Depending upon arrival time explore the village or relax at the guesthouse for the remainder of the day/evening.

•  Day Two

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 Three

After breakfast river tube back to the village from the camp. Explore the village and the local area for the remainder of the day. Guesthouse accommodation.

•  Day Four

After breakfast journey 2 hours off road to Tangkahan. After some refreshment enjoy a revitalizing swim in the river and hot springs.

At 2pm visit the elephant centre to see the Sumatra elephants and help the mahouts to give them a wash in the river.

Journey 2 hours back to Bukit Lawang in the late afternoon. Guesthouse accommodation.

•  Day Five

Journey 3-4 hours back to Medan central or Kuala Namu airport.


For more information please contact us.

It is possible to spend the night in Tangkahan on day 4 and journey direct back to Medan on day 5.

Please contact us for more information.

A minimum of 2 people are required for us to run this as a group trek for the price given on the costs page. If you are the only person to book the trip we may need to adjust the itinerary or increase the price.

2017 - 18 Fixed Dates:

20th Sep to 24th Sep 2018
10th Oct to 14th Oct 2018
22nd Nov to 26th Nov 2018
20th Dec to 24th Dec 2018

2018 - 19 Fixed Dates:

11 Jan to 15 Jan
1 Feb to 5 Feb
8 Mar to 12 Mar
5 Apr to 9 Apr
10 May to 14 May
14 Jun to 18 Jun
12 Jul to 16 Jul
9 Aug to 13 Aug
6 Sep to 10 Sep
4 Oct to 8 Oct
8 Nov to 12 Nov
6 Dec to 10 Dec

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