Ecotravel Cottages Bukit Lawang

Ecotravel Cottages Bukit Lawang

Ecotravel Cottages Bukit Lawang – EcoTravel Cottages is situated with its frontage right on the Bohorok River, just a few minutes from the entrance to the Gunung Leuser National Park and therefor the Orange Utang feeding centre. We are an intimate boutique hotel and offer the highest standard of service and accomodation in the area.

There are five rooms in total. Three double rooms and two double floor suites, for honeymooners or families, up to six people. Inside the room we also offer a fridge, a safe and western bathrooms with hot showers…Lovely after a long trek in the rainforest. There is daily cleaning of the rooms, 24 hour reception, free wifi and a tour office.

Bukit Lawang is a small village situated 90 kilometers northwest of Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Next, Bukit Lawang is a small tourist village on the bank of Bahorok River in North Sumatra province of Indonesia.Equally important, Bukit Lawang is most famous for being a site to easily spot semi-wild orangutans near convenient tourism facilities.

Ecotravel Cottages Bukit Lawang

Made mostly from natural stone and local wood the design draws strongly on traditional Batak Karo architecture combined with Alpine elements. It is the result of an inspiring creative process running between Kembar and Christina for more than two years. And the result is very well worth the effort. The Indonesians would say: „Luxury made by an architect“. The Germans would say: „Made by creative enthusiasts”. As our hotel was built completely by local craftsmen please don’t expect a western technical standard. The choice of building material had to be limited to the supply offered by the jungle.

Jungle View Room

Our two downstairs rooms offer 45 square meters of living space for 2 persons but also for single travellers who prefer that little extra comfort. Each room has a big patio with hammock and great views over our green garden, the jungle and Bohorok River. The bedroom has a comfortable queen size double bed (2×2 meters).

Jungle View Suite

Our two double floor panoramic suites offer fantastic views of the jungle and the Bohorok River from the big balcony. The downstairs bedroom has a comfortable queen size double bed (2×2 meters). The maisonette upstairs room offers an extra double bed to be used by 2 more persons. Our suites are perfect for honeymooners, families or just for everyone looking for some extra standard.

Batak Room

For EcoTravel guests travelling on a smaller budget we can offer one smaller standard room. Around 25 square metres of living space set on top of our office with a private bathroom and a balcony offering side views to the jungle and to the Bukit Lawang walking way. Our Batak Room is perfect for single travellers or young couples who don’t need much space or a higher standard.

Ecotravel Cottages Bukit Lawang

Most of the food we offer is sourced locally. We follow ecological guidelines by managing different types of waste and avoiding plastic. Drinking water is available for free to all our guests during their stay.

Apart from that our employees work on a steady basis with reliable working times and regular days off – a social concept which is not yet very common in this area. All our staff are from nearby villages, even if that means their English is not very good.

We have introduced a rotating system of guiding and supervising, with guides switching posts with our cottage managers on a weekly basis. The result is a kind of pension scheme giving our guides a regular job even if they get older and lack the fitness for regular guiding.

And what is the most important effect of all these efforts? Our 10-strong team is able to pamper a maximum of 14 guests in 5 rooms – you shouldn’t ask for less!

Bukit Lawang Tour Package

4D3N Jungle Trekking Mount Leuser National Park

4D3N Jungle Trekking Mount Leuser National Park

4D3N Jungle Trekking Mount Leuser National ParkThe Sumatran Orangutan is critically endangered, and there are less than 15,000 left in the wild. This is because their habitats are being destroyed on a large scale to make way for palm oil plantations. The total number of Sumatran Orangutans has decreased by 80% in the last 75 years, and sadly it’s expected to keep shrinking, with extinction on the horizon unless major changes are made in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Orangutans are a protected species in Indonesia, but government enforcement is weak even when the animals are killed illegally. Palm oil farming has taken priority because it brings more value to the economy. Indonesia is still a relatively poor country, and that’s especially true in Sumatra where tourism isn’t a big player yet, so money speaks. And unfortunately that continues to motivate palm oil farming, illegal logging, the illegal wildlife trade, etc. Hopefully the tourist money flowing into places like Bukit Lawang will help incentivize the proper protection of these animals so we can keep enjoying them in the future.

4D3N Jungle Trekking Mount Leuser National Park

DAY 1 : BUKIT LAWANG FROM MEDAN

arrive at kuala namu international airport welcome by enjoy holiday medan. hereafter start drive passing by landscape with vast view of oil palm and rubber plantation to bukit lawang, the orang utan rehabilitation centre located in gunung leuser park. this is one of the largest national parks in the world containing over 800,000 ha of virgin rainforest. 3 overnight stays in bukit lawang.

DAY 2 : JUNGLE TREKKING GUNUNG LEUSER NATIONAL PARK

after breakfast, today start for a 3 hours to explore the park. this involves a hour walk through the jungle to reach the feeding grounds of the orang utan. steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the rainforest. in this tropical primary rain forest, you can see the varieties of birds, butterflies, siamang (long arm apes), different kinds of reptiles the rest is your own program, you can swim or take a beautiful walk to the local village nearby.

DAY 3 : BUKIT LAWANG RAFTING

after breakfast, drive by mini bus to marike as starting point where your white water rafting adventure starts for 6 hours. on the way you’ll experience the wonderful countryside, farmers with their various plants and commodity they grow for their income. you stop at a point to pump up our boats as instructors explain how to raft well with maximum good fun. minimum age is ca. 10 years. while rafting then you will stop at hot springs along the way for swimming and relaxing. after a local lunch picnic at a waterfall you continue rafting down the wampu river until the bridge of the bohorok river. your journey ends in bohorok from where you will be picked up and taken back to your accommodation in bukit lawang.

DAY 04 : BUKIT LAWANG – MEDAN – DEPARTURE

after breakfast, free at your own program. then you drive back to medan for catch your flight to next destination.  Horas & mauliate.

6D5N Mount Leuser National Park

6D5N Mount Leuser National Park

6D5N Mount Leuser National Park – Mount Leuser National Park is one of the richest tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia. Covering up to 7927 km2 and straddling the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces, it is one of the last places on earth with critically endangered orangutans living in the wild. This region is also the habitat of other wildlife: Elephants, rhinos, tigers, siamangs, Thomas leaf monkeys, macaques and gibbons are just a handful of the thousands of species found in this unique eco-system. Together with Bukit Barisan Selatan and Kerinci Seblat National Parks, Gunung Leuser National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site (listed 2004), a Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra. IN 2011 it was placed on a list of world heritage sites in danger.

The park area peaks at 3,404 m with the summit of Gunung Leuser which gave the area its name. Its wide range of eco-systems contains rivers, volcanoes and lakes. This rainforest is immensely biodiverse, hosting approximately 750 different species of animals – more than 200 mammals, 380 birds, 190 reptiles and amphibians. Because of the great differences in altitude and the diversity in soil, the Gunung Leuser National Park also has an enormous wealth of plant species. 45% of all recorded plant species in the West Indo-Malayan region are found in this area. The flora contains approximately 10.000 plant species, including the spectacular Rafflesia Arnoldi and Amorphophallus titanum, the biggest and the highest flower in the world.

Bukit Lawang, the usual starting point of all our tours, is considered to be one of the best gateways to the many marvels of the Gunung Leuser National Park. The surrounding forest still offers big opportunities to observe Sumatran orangutans and a variety of other habitants of the jungle. It’s responsible tours only that will support the environment and the well-being of animals in this region. And with a sensibly balanced Eco tourism you also support the livelihood of many Indonesian people living there! Because both humans and wildlife depend on the conservation of the environment.

6D5N Mount Leuser National Park

DAY 1 : FROM KUALANAMU AIRPORT TO MEDAN

arrive at kuala namu international airport welcome by enjoy holiday medan. medan is indonesia’s third largest city which comprised of many different ethnic groups, contributing to a wide variety of mouth-watering foods. city tour medan by visiting maimoon palace, the great mosque and remaining dutch colonial building. overnight stay in medan.

DAY 2 : BUKIT LAWANG FROM MEDAN

in the morning drive orang utan and elephant tours gunung leuser national parke to bukit lawang the observation point of the orangutans located in gunung leuser national park through by landscape with vast view of palm oil and rubber plantation. en-route stops at of rubber, oil palm and cacao plantations with some countryside landscape.

DAY 3 : JUNGLE TREKKING MOUNT LEUSER NATIONAL PARK

after breakfast, today you will do the jungle trekking for 6 hours to explore the park. this involves a walk through the jungle to reach the feeding grounds of the orang utan. steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the rainforest. in this tropical primary rainforest, you can see the varieties of birds, butterflies, siamang (long arm apes), different kinds of reptiles. the rest is your own program, you can swim or take a beautiful walk to the local village nearby.

DAY 4 : TANGKAHAN FROM BUKIT LAWANG

after breakfast, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of tangkahan. you will be fetched by a local jeep for your off road trip to tangkahan (approximately 2h to 2 hours 30 minutes) passing through rubber plantations and with beautiful jungle and mountain landscapes at the horizon. arriving in tangkahan, you will cross over the batang river by local raft to the lodge inn. 2 overnight stays in tangkahan.

DAY 5 : TANGKAHAN JUNGLE TREKKING WITH ELEPHANT

after breakfast, you visit the elephant camp where you can see the elephant bathing. you can join to wash the elephants. after that you start trekking with elephants for 1 hour to explore part of the leuser national park. the rest is your own program. you can walk along the bank of the buluh river, is to see thousand beautiful butterflies by the river, visiting and bathing at the small waterfall in the rainforest close to the river and or swimming in buluh river itself.

DAY 6 : FROM TANGKAHAN BACK TO MEDAN

after breakfast, free program at your own. then drive back to medan, proceed to the airport for catch your flight to next destination. Horas & mauliate.

4D3N Sumatra Orangutan Tour

4D3N Sumatra Orangutan Tour

4D3N Sumatra Orangutan Tour – Bukit Lawang is a small village situated 90 kilometers northwest of Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Next, Bukit Lawang is a small tourist village on the bank of Bahorok River in North Sumatra province of Indonesia.Equally important, Bukit Lawang is most famous for being a site to easily spot semi-wild orangutans near convenient tourism facilities.

Tangkahan is combinations of vegetation and topography makes it a marvelous tourist tangkahan 5spot rarely found elsewhere. It is a small village on the border of Gunung Leuser National Park located in North Sumatra, situated at the junction of 2 rivers, the Buluh River and the Batang River. Tangkahan specialized in eco-tourism activities, converging exactly in this zone, are typical of rainforest streams, with diverse varieties of vegetation and colorful rocks and Sumatra Elephants on their banks. The clear, bluish green river water againts the panoramic view creates a mystical atmosphere.

4D3N Sumatra Orangutan Tour

  • Day 1 : From Kualanamu Airport To Bahorok
  • Day 2 : Orangutan Feeding
  • Day 3 : Bukit Lawang Adventure Tour
  • Day 4 : From Bukit Lawang To Medan

DAY 1 : FROM KUALANAMU TO BAHOROK

arrive at kuala namu international airport welcome by lake toba travel. hereafter start drive passing by landscape with vast view of oil palm and rubber plantation to bukit lawang, the orang utan rehabilitation centre located in gunung leuser park. this is one of the largest national parks in the world containing over 800,000 ha of virgin rainforest. 3 overnight stays in bukit lawang.

DAY 2 : ORANGUTAN FEEDING

after breakfast, today start for a 3 hours to explore the park. this involves a hour walk through the jungle to reach the feeding grounds of the orang utan. steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the rainforest. in this tropical primary rain forest, you can see the varieties of birds, butterflies, siamang (long arm apes), different kinds of reptiles the rest is your own program, you can swim or take a beautiful walk to the local village nearby.

DAY 3 : BUKIT LAWANG ADVENTURE TOUR

after breakfast, drive by mini bus to marike as starting point where your white water rafting adventure starts for 6 hours. on the way you’ll experience the wonderful countryside, farmers with their various plants and commodity they grow for their income. you stop at a point to pump up our boats as instructors explain how to raft well with maximum good fun. minimum age is ca. 10 years. while rafting then you will stop at hot springs along the way for swimming and relaxing. after a local lunch picnic at a waterfall you continue rafting down the wampu river until the bridge of the bohorok river. your journey ends in bohorok from where you will be picked up and taken back to your accommodation in bukit lawang.

DAY 4 : FROM BAHOROK TO MEDAN

after breakfast, free at your own program. then you drive back to medan for catch your flight to next destination

4D3N Sumatra Orangutan Tour

Lake Toba Travel isa medan travel agency with more than 10 years travel industry experiences and serving all over indonesia tour packages,especially Lake Toba Tour Package,North Sumatra.

We are known as travel agency medan and lake tobaspecialist tour who provide you medan lake toba tour package with a unique and exciting experience of the land of North Sumatra, its peoples, its cultures, and its great natural beauty!

We are commited to serving individual tourists as well as groups of any size, offering qualified and knowledgeable local guides to lead you on your medan tour package journey, all of whom have a good grasp of the English language and insight into local cultures.

We can organize a sumatra overland tour for you with jungle trekking, orangutans spotting and walking with elephantsand Sumatra adventure tour. Besides Sumatra, we do organize lake toba tour package Singapore and tailor-made programs over Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Flores, and Komodo,and lake toba tour package malaysia. We offer tours all over Java, to the famous temples like the Borobudur, to Jogyakarta, Java’s cultural center, to mount Bromo and all places of interest of this fascinating island.

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3D2N Medan Orangutan Tour

3D2N Medan Orangutan Tour

3D2N Medan Orangutan Tour – Bukit Lawang or known also as Bohorok is for the adventurous, accessible through Sumatra’s inland wilderness, crossing rivers and going over steep hills. The area lies south of the Mount Leuser National Park, a rehabilitation center for Orangutans in Bahorok, which was inaugurated in 1973. Orangutans living here are of Sumatra and Kalimantan origin. Seeing the orangutans is a magical experience.

In Bukit Lawang, you can usually see them near the rehabilitation centre and at the feeding platform during the morning and afternoon feeding sessions. In Ketambe, you can go to 1-7 days treks into the jungle. The best experience is an encounter in the jungle where there are many semi-wild and wild animals. The wild orangutan can be difficult to spot unless you go deep into the jungle. There are also white and black gibbons that make an amazing noise calling out to each other, and Thomas Leaf monkeys. If you are lucky, you may be able to see hornbills, toucans, moon snakes, monitor lizards.

3D2N Medan Orangutan Tour

DAY 1 : FROM MEDAN TO BUKIT LAWANG

arrive at kuala namu international airport welcome by enjoy holiday medan. drive to bukit lawang the conservation of the orangutans located in gunung leuser national park through by landscape with vast view of palm oil and rubber plantation. en-route stops at of rubber, oil palm and cacao plantations with some countryside landscape.

DAY 2 : ORANGUTAN TREKKING

after breakfast, you will visit the orang utans at feeding platform at their natural habitat. after that you continue jungle trekking for 3 hours to explore the park. this involves an hour walk through the jungle to reach the feeding grounds of the orang utan. steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the rainforest. in this tropical primary rainforest, you can see the varieties of birds, butterflies, siamang (long arm apes), different kinds of reptiles the rest is your own program, you can swim or take a beautiful walk to the local village nearby.

DAY 3 : FROM BUKIT LAWANG TO MEDAN

today you drive back to medan for catch your flight to next destination.

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Tangkahan Travel Guide,Elephant Jungle Trekking

TANGKAHAN TRAVEL GUIDE

Tangkahan Travel Guide – Tangkahan is combinations of vegetation and topography makes it a marvelous tourist spot rarely found elsewhere. The Batang Serangan and Buluh rivers, converging exactly in this zone, are typical of rainforest streams, with diverse varieties of vegetation and colorful rocks and Sumatra Elephants on their banks. The clear, bluish green river water againts the panoramic view creates a mystical atmosphere.

Tangkahan is sometimes mentioned as the HIDDEN PARADISE IN SUMATRA. It is definitely hidden and for many a paradise. It is the perfect place to get off the beaten track, but still have access to nice food and comfortable bungalows. Tangkahan is an interesting place in many ways. Interesting for what it has to offer and an interesting background. The elephants, the jungle, and the clean rivers are obvious attractions.

What makes Tangkahan different is that it is a good example on how community based eco-tourism can stop illegal logging, improve livelihood, and develop a sense of pride amongst the locals. This development on the border of Leuser National Park where the bigger river Batang Serangan meets the smaller river Sungai Musam is the hidden paradise of Tangkahan.

Tangkahan Travel Guide – How To Get To Tangkahan

Buses heading to Tangkahan depart from the Pinang Baris bus station. Unfortunately, many tourists experience problems with this station. There are “guides” there that will give incorrect information and overcharge. Forewarned is forearmed! Look for the bus that clearly says Tangkahan on the front. There have been occasions where tourists have been sent to Bukit Lawang instead! Don’t pay to anyone except the driver, and only pay once you’re on the way or you arrive in Tangkahan. There will be people trying to tell you that you can’t get on the bus until you pay them – this is incorrect. It should cost around 50,000 per person (including your luggage).

To get to Tangkahan from the city of Medan, you can take a bus from the Pinang Baris bus station. There are two buses scheduled a day, one leaving at 10 am and the other at 1 pm. Don’t expect any luxury during this bus trip and simply try to enjoy the adventure. In the bus, you will be packed in between the local villagers, school kids, bags of rice and even chickens. The bus ride takes around 5 hours but not to worry, the bus does get emptier on the way and in the meantime, you can enjoy the surroundings. Arriving at this little peaceful village in the middle of the jungle is truly rewarding and worth the effort. Welcome to Tangkahan! (source : www.discoveryourindonesia.com)

Perched on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park, Tangkahan is a reasonably short drive from Medan. Unless you get stuck in traffic, it should take you three to four hours.

Three quarters of the trip follows good roads. But for the last stretch, you’ll be crawling along bumpy dirt roads that cut through palm oil plantations. If there has been a lot of rain, the last leg of your journey will be a tad slow.

From Medan To Tangkahan

There are no fancy tourist buses heading this way. Don’t expect air conditioning and bear in mind that smoking is allowed inside the bus. The journey may be slow with lots of stops and can be rather noisy and bumpy.

The bus ride should cost Rp. 25.000, but to get this price you have to be alert. Don’t let yourself get tricked into buying a ticket from some random person approaching you at the bus station. You can just pay for your ticket in the bus, directly to the bus driver. For those who are not on a tight backpackers budget, you can also opt to rent a private car and driver with air-conditioning.

If you are heading to Tangkahan by bus from the airport, you’ll need to first jump on a bus to the Pinang Baris bus station in Medan city. It’s about a one hour trip, depending on traffic. At around 40,000 IDR per person, these buses are fancy, with air conditioning and sometimes even wifi!

From Bukit Lawang To Tangkahan

after breakfast, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of tangkahan. you will be fetched by a local jeep for your off road trip to tangkahan (approximately 2h to 2 hours 30 minutes) passing through rubber plantations and with beautiful jungle and mountain landscapes at the horizon. arriving in tangkahan, you will cross over the batang river by local raft to the lodge inn.

Tangkahan Travel Guide – Where To Stay

Accommodation in Tangkahan is affordable and there’s plenty of it. All the guesthouses and lodges you’ll find here are great, with super-friendly staff and guides to make you feel right at home

However, bear in mind that you are in the jungle! There is no hot water (not that you’ll need it in the tropical heat!) and no air conditioning in any rooms. Most come with fans, which you’ll find are enough to keep you cool at night.

All rooms should have mosquito nets and western toilets, and the vast majority of guesthouses have their own restaurants.

Most of places to stay are across the bridge in the central village area. If you stop at the Visitor’s Centre and head down the path to the left, you’ll come to the bridge. There’s a small fee to cross.

Here, you can choose from several different accommodations. Some have rooms and restaurants with gorgeous river and jungle views. Prices generally range from 100,000-300,000IDR per night.

If you continue down the road past the central visitor’s centre area for a few minutes (towards the elephant CRU) you’ll come to a handful of other accommodations perched on the side of the river overlooking the jungle. You’re pretty spoiled for choice in Tangkahan, so take your pick!

Tangkahan Travel Guide – What To Eat

Don’t expect any fancy restaurants in the village of Tangkahan. The guesthouses serve simple food like a good local nasi goreng and fresh juices. Perfectly fine to keep your belly happy during your stay. Breakfast is usually included with your stay

Tangkahan Travel Guide – Things To Do

Though the village of Tangkahan is very small, there are lots of things to do. At the same time, it is an amazing place to relax, find peace of mind and connect with nature. The unspoiled rainforest that surrounds you, the sounds of nature and the beautiful river rushing through creates the most idyllic setting. Yet the tourism highlight ofTangkahan has become a popular tourist destination to see, wash and ride elephants. Most tourists come for a day-trip from Bukit Lawang. (source : www.discoveryourindonesia.com)

Visit the Elephant Camp

The elephant sanctuary in Tangkahan is the perfect place for eco-tourism. For me, just seeing the elephant up close was already an unforgettable experience. That was enough for me, but you can also wash them, feed them and go on an elephant jungle trek. Elephant jungle treks range from a short one-hour ride (Rp. 650.000) to a 4-day adventure (the longer ride takes you towards the village of Bukit Lawang).

On a trek the elephant caretakers will teach you everything there is to know about elephants. You will even learn to ride the elephant all by yourself. In addition to the trekking you can also wash the elephants. The elephant bathing sessions are held two times a day (from 8.30 am to 9.30 am and 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm). The price should be Rp. 100.000.

Jungle Trekking

Though the chances of seeing orangutans in Tangkahan are much smaller than in Bukit Lawang, jungle trekking in this part of Gunung Leuser National Park is really nice! The rainforest is different here and you will see less tourists during your jungle trip.

River Tubing

River Tubing is also great fun! The river will lead you down to a waterfall where you can swim in the crystal clear, refreshing water. On the way you can admire the rainforest, the surroundings and the monkeys sitting high up on the tree tops. After my river adventure we walked back through the traditional village where I got to see a glimpse of local life. My guide climbed into a tree to get me a fresh young coconut and it was delicious!

Caving and Hot Springs in Tangkahan

The other two main activities to do around Tangkahan are caving (an adventurous 3-hour trekking through the jungle will lead you to the Kalong Cave, home to lots of fruit bats. It’s a fun trip, though it helps if you like bats) and a visit to the hot springs. The springs are by the river.The local guide will be happy to get you there. It is quite a unique experience to sit in hot water by the riverside in the jungle!

Tangkahan Travel Guide – Explore Rivers, Waterfalls and Hotsprings

Tangkahan village sits alongside two stunning rivers (sungai): Sungai Buluh and Sungai Batang. As such, there are numerous waterfalls to check out.

Unlike many busy tourist destinations in Indonesia, you will often have the waterfall to yourself, depending on the time of year and where you go.

Buluh is my top pick to explore and the best spot for swimming. Even in rainy season, it usually stays clear, whereas the Batang river can rise and become brown pretty quickly with a bit of rain.

As you head upstream in Sungai Buluh, the river becomes narrower and starts to run through gorgeous canyons. Although you can explore a little by yourself, I’d recommend asking one of the local guides to take you if you want to adventure any further.

The guides can show you Memory Waterfall and help you navigate upriver to a great spot for swimming, including a pretty lofty jumping spot up the canyon if you’re brave enough. This spot is total eye candy, with the emerald green river framed by pristine jungle.

If you’re not a strong swimmer, jump on board a ‘bun,’ or inflated tyre – your guide will swim you up river and you can tube back.

Within easy rich of accommodations and the visitors centre is the small waterfall – Air Terjun Garut – a great spot to take some shampoo and have the best shower of your life.

Further afield are Gelugur waterfall (unfortunately this had an epic land slide and isn’t good for swimming nowadays, but still worth checking out), and the smaller waterfall, Lau Buluh Kitik, with a fantastic swimming hole underneath – you’ll need guides to reach these.

Need a good soak after all that trekking? There are two natural hot springs in Tangkahan. One is right on the edge of the Buluh River, near most of the accommodations, the second can be reached via a 30-45-minute walk through some community land to the Batang River.

You can visit the smaller one without a guide but may need to ask for help locating it; it’s just a small, cave-like crevice across the river, you can squeeze yourself into the crack for a hot soak or sit just outside the opening for a more tepid mix. (source : www.wearesumatra.com)

Tangkahan Bat Cave

A few hours through the jungle will bring you to the bat cave. This is a labyrinthine cavern full of twist, turns, crevices and deep dark holes – but your guide could walk it in their sleep. They know the best way to lead you safely through.

You’ll see hundreds of tiny bats in their home environment, and if you’re lucky the odd frog and snake. Take the short way through at about 15 minutes if you’re nervous, or go a bit deeper for about a 30-40-minute trip.

Goat Cave – Gua Kambing

Unlike the bat cave, the goat cave isn’t a place for exploring. It is, however, an awesome place to spend the night. Trek for half a day to reach this stunning, shallow cave that lies behind a small waterfall, perfect for showering under.

It’s all set up for a bit of camping – the guides will prepare air beds complete with mini tents and cook you an amazing jungle dinner/breakfast.

Tangkahan Travel Guide – The Reliable Travel Agency

Lake Toba Travel isa medan travel agency with more than 10 years travel industry experiences and serving all over indonesia tour packages,especially Lake Toba Tour Package,North Sumatra.

We are known as travel agency medan and lake tobaspecialist tour who provide you medan lake toba tour package with a unique and exciting experience of the land of North Sumatra, its peoples, its cultures, and its great natural beauty!

We are commited to serving individual tourists as well as groups of any size, offering qualified and knowledgeable local guides to lead you on your medan tour package journey, all of whom have a good grasp of the English language and insight into local cultures.

We can organize a sumatra overland tour for you with jungle trekking, orangutans spotting and walking with elephantsand Sumatra adventure tour. Besides Sumatra, we do organize lake toba tour package Singapore and tailor-made programs over Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Flores, and Komodo,and lake toba tour package malaysia. We offer tours all over Java, to the famous temples like the Borobudur, to Jogyakarta, Java’s cultural center, to mount Bromo and all places of interest of this fascinating island.

Tangkahan Travel Guide

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We arrange medan lake toba tour package from kuala lumpur with special cultural and architectural tours as well as programs on colonial history. It still can be found at plantations, company buildings, and colonial houses. It is the other unknown side of Indonesia. We can tell you the story and bring you there.

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Tangkahan – The Hidden Paradise In Sumatra

5D4N Medan Tangkahan Bukit Lawang

5D4N Medan Tangkahan Bukit Lawang

5D4N Medan Tangkahan Bukit Lawang – Tangkahan is a small rural settlement on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park. It is more isolated than Bukit Lawang and has not been developed to the same extent. Get up close and personal with Sumatra’s largest animal, the Sumatran elephant. One of four Asian elephant subspecies, only around 2000 Sumatran elephant survives and they are high risk of extinction. Experience the beautiful scenery of the rivers cape on the edge of the jungle.

Tangkahan is sometimes mentioned as the HIDDEN PARADISE IN SUMATRA. It is definitely hidden and for many a paradise. It is the perfect place to get off the beaten track, but still have access to nice food and comfortable bungalows. Tangkahan is an interesting place in many ways. Interesting for what it has to offer and an interesting background. The elephants, the jungle, and the clean rivers are obvious attractions.

What makes Tangkahan different is that it is a good example on how community based eco-tourism can stop illegal logging, improve livelihood, and develop a sense of pride amongst the locals. This development on the border of Leuser National Park where the bigger river Batang Serangan meets the smaller river Sungai Musam is the hidden paradise of Tangkahan.

5D4N Medan Tangkahan Bukit Lawang

DAY 1 : FROM MEDAN TO TANGKAHAN
In the first place, pick-up from Medan airport or hotel by private transportation to the accommodation in Tangkahan and stay overnight there.

DAY 2 : TANGKAHAN ELEPHANT TREKKING
Start at 9 am after breakfast. First, help washing the elephants and afterward do the elephant trekking for one hour, relax by the river and take a swim in the river, and then go to the hot spring. Lastly, in the afternoon you drive to Bukit Lawang and stay overnight there.

DAY 3 : BUKIT LAWANG JUNGLE TREKKING
After breakfast around 8 am and 9 am we set off for a two-day trek, and stay overnight in the jungle (Refer the two days trek on the “trekking” page).

DAY 4 : BUKIT LAWANG TREKKING
We come back from the two-day trek, and stay one more night in Bukit Lawang.

DAY 5 : FROM BUKIT LAWANG TO MEDAN
Private car transportation from Bukit Lawang to Medan (airport or hotel).

Samosir Tour Package 5D4N

Samosir Tour Package 5D4N

Samosir Tour Package 5D4N – The volcanoes of Berastagi and the spectacular Lake Toba are not to be missed on a visit to North Sumatra. This tour is an ideal way to relax and explore after trekking or perfect for those interested in experiencing some of the different landscapes and cultures of North Sumatra.

Take an early morning hike up Sibayak volcano and be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Sinabung volcano, which is the larger of the two peaks has seen some activity in recent years. If you can spare some more time it is possible to take a walk around this area to see the impact of its activity on neighbouring villages.

Lake Toba is one of Sumatra main attractions and among the most idyllic spots in Southeast Asia. Beaches are lined with pine trees and scenic mountains slopes surround the lake. Whilst in Lake Toba stay on Samosir Island where you can experience some of the fascinating Batak Toba culture.

Lake Toba is a huge caldera lake which is over 100km long and 30km wide. Not only is it the largest lake in Indonesia, it is the largest Volcanic Lake in the world. It was the site of a massive supervolcanic eruption that occurred 69,000 to 77,000 years ago, representing a climate-changing event. At 640 square kilometres (247 sq mi), Samosir is the largest island within an island, and the fifth largest lake island in the world. It also contains two smaller lakes, Lake Sidihoni and Lake Aek Natonang.

Samosir Tour Package 5D4N

DAY 1 : MEDAN – LAKE TOBA – SAMOSIR

You will be greeted by your tour guide / driver cum guude on arrival at Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan. you will be welcomed with a Ulos, traditonal Batak woven cloth. Transfer to local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, proceed to Parapat – Samosir. En route stop at Patent Shop to buy local food products such as Teng Teng or Ting Ting. Arrive at Parapat by ferry to Samosir Island. Check in to hotel for accommodation. Dinner at local restaurant or hotel.

DAY 2 : SAMOSIR TOUR

Breakfast at Hotel , Visit Tomok Village to see the ancient tomb of King Sidabutar, then visit Ambarita Village to see the famous stone chairs and execution place of King Siallagan . Lunch at local restaurant , Back to Hotel Hotel at Samosir Island . Enjoying your relaxation at Samosir Island. Dinner and overnight at Samosir Island.

DAY 3 : SAMOSIR – BERASTAGI

Breakfast at Hotel , Back to Parapat. , tour continues to Berastagi. Enroute stop at Simarjarunjung to enjoy ginger tea and fried bananas (personal expenses). Stop at Sipiso Piso waterfall to see this magnificent 110 metres tall waterfall and an extraordinary view of Lake Toba from the north side. Proceed to Berastagi , upon arrival in Berastagi , check in to Hotel , enjoying surrounding area at Berastagi. Dinner at hotel and overnight at Berastagi .

DAY 4 : BERASTAGI – MEDAN

Breakfast at Hotel , drive back to Medan , stop at Central fruits market to enjoy tropical fruits. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda Replica at Taman Alam Lumbini . Upon arrival in Medan transfer to local restaurant for lunch. After lunch . You will have a chance to visit Maimoon Palace to see the Palace of the Sultan of Deli which was built in 1888 (Free wedding photos and traditonal clothes of Malay Deli . Visit Batik center . Afternoon enjoying 2 hours massage and spa . Check in to Hotel , Candle light dinner at hotel.

DAY 5 : HOTEL – AIRPORT

Breakfast at hotel, then free and easy until transfer to airport for your next destination

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4D3N Medan Samosir Tour Package

4D3N Medan Samosir Tour Package

4D3N Medan Samosir Tour Package – Lake Toba is the largest lake in South East Asia and also one of the most spectacular ones, surrounded by high mountains and with the large island of Samosir situated in the middle of the lake. When we descend from the mountains we see the lake in all its beauty. The Dutch writer Rudy Kousbroek even called Lake Toba “the most beautiful place on earth”.

World famous is the crater lake Danau Toba in the Batak highlands, approximately five hours drive from Medan. There are two ways to go to Lake Toba from Medan. One way via Brastagi in the Karo highlands and the other route along the rubber and palm oil plantations and Pematang Siantar.

4D3N Medan Samosir Tour Package

DAY 1 : FROM MEDAN TO SAMOSIR ISLAND

arrive at kuala namu international airport welcome by lake toba travel. stop at licensed money changer (optional). proceed to parapat lake toba for 5-6 hours drive. today you drive along endless palm tree, rubber and cacao plantations and through the historic city of pematang siantar. enroute stop at patent shop to to buy local food products such as teng teng or ting ting (optional on personal expenses). arrive at parapat, a town on the shore of serene lake toba from where you cross over the lake to the island of samosir. check-in hotel. overnight stay on samosir island / parapat.

DAY 2 : SAMOSIR TOUR

after breakfast at hotel, it’s time to explore this magnificent island by visiting tomok village to see the ancient tomb of king sidabutar, then visit ambarita village to see the famous stone chairs and execution place of king siallagan. back to parapat and continue to berastagi. enroute stop at simarjarunjung to enjoy ginger tea and fried bananas (personal expenses). stop at sipiso piso waterfall to see the magnificent 110 metres and an extraordinary view of lake toba from the north side. proceed to berastagi. upon arrival in berastagi, visit the central fruit market to buy tropical fruits, vegetables and flowers. check-in hotel. overnight stay in brastagi.

DAY 3 : FROM SAMOSIR TO BERASTAGI MEDAN

breakfast at hotel and proceed back to medan. visit shwedagon pagoda replica at taman alam lumbini. upon arrival in medan visit wood gallery . you will have a chance to visit maimoon palace to see the palace of the sultan of deli which was built in 1888. visit batik centre and pasar lama (traditional market) or shopping mall. afternoon check-in hotel. enjoy the warm atmosphere of merdeka walk, city hall and pos office at your own leisure. then transfer to hotel for overnight stay in medan.

DAY 4 : FROM MEDAN CITY TO KUALANAMU AIRPORT

after breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a full day shopping at pasar petisah (traditional market) and sun plaza (branded shops). afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight back to next destination.

3D2N Samosir Tour Package

3D2N Samosir Tour Package

3D2N Samosir Tour Package – Lake Toba Tour  would not be complete without visit the Samosir island. Many visitors prefer to take the more scenic option and stay on this magnificent island.

The original home of the Batak Toba people, the island has many traces of history such as stone tombs and traditional villages, such as at Ambarita which has a courtyard with stone furniture where in the old days convicts were tried and beheaded. Or visit Simanindo where traditional Batak ritual dances and music are performed.

Here is where you’ll be able to discover unique and ancient Toba culture. At Tomok you can find mementos and Batak handicrafts. Buy the distinctive red and black hand-woven shawls called ulos– that are still used today at important life-cycle occasions-, a Batak calendar on rattan, woodcarvings and more. Samosir is accessible by regular ferries from Parapat. Boats also ply around the island regularly.

3D2N Samosir Tour Package

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL MEDAN – LAKE TOBA / SAMOSIR ISLAND

arrive at kuala namu international airport welcome by lake toba travel  stop at licensed money changer (optional). proceed to parapat lake toba for 5-6 hours drive. today you drive along endless palm tree, rubber and cacao plantations and through the historic city of pematang siantar. enroute stop at patent shop to to buy local food products such as teng teng or ting ting (optional on personal expenses). arrive at parapat, a town on the shore of serene lake toba from where you cross over the lake to the island of samosir. check-in hotel. overnight stay on samosir island / parapat.

DAY 02 : SAMOSIR ISLAND – EXCURSIONS – BRASTAGI  HIGHLAND

after breakfast at hotel, it’s time to explore this magnificent island by visiting tomok village to see the ancient tomb of king sidabutar, then visit ambarita village to see the famous stone chairs and execution place of king siallagan. back to parapat and continue to berastagi. enroute stop at simarjarunjung to enjoy ginger tea and fried bananas (personal expenses). stop at sipiso piso waterfall to see the magnificent 110 metres and an extraordinary view of lake toba from the north side. proceed to berastagi. upon arrival in berastagi, visit the central fruit market to buy tropical fruits, vegetables and flowers. check-in hotel. overnight stay in brastagi.

DAY 03 : BERASTAGI – MEDAN – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT

breakfast at hotel and proceed back to medan. visit shwedagon pagoda replica at taman alam lumbini. upon arrival in medan visit wood gallery . you will have a chance to visit maimoon palace to see the palace of the sultan of deli which was built in 1888. visit batik centre and pasar lama the traditional market or shopping mall. afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight back to next destination.

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