Our 6 Day North Sumatra Jungles, Orangutans, Overnight trek, Hot Springs Tour explores the best of North Sumatra, visiting Bukit Lawang, Batu Kapal, Batu Rongring. This tour takes you off the beaten tourist track ... More info ›
Our 6 Day North Sumatra Jungles, Orangutans, Overnight trek, Hot Springs Tour explores the best of North Sumatra, visiting Bukit Lawang, Batu Kapal, Batu Rongring. This tour takes you off the beaten tourist track. Perfect for those that want to experience the real Sumatra!
Highlights include an overnight orangutan jungle trek, wildlife spotting, a day trip to the hot springs and waterfall, visiting a cave and a traditional medicine class. You will be amazed when you see the largest recorded tree in Sumatra with a 27 meter circumference!
Day 1. Private car pickup from airport or Medan accommodation today. Drive to Bukit Lawang (to 4 -5 hours slow drive). Settle into your guest house and explore the local village, river and there is also a national park information centre you may like to visit as well. Bukit Lawang guest house accommodation.
Day 2. Trek to Camp 1 Adi Black (approx 5-6hrs trekking) Head off on your Orangutan jungle trek to do some animal spotting. Look out for orangutans, monkeys, gibbons and more…. After lunch head deeper into the jungle leaving the tourists behind. The terrain you will be trekking on will be extremely steep in parts, but the views spectacular, with plenty of stops to help you to acclimatize and adjust to the local conditions. You will have time to relax and bathe in the Landak River before your evening dinner. You will be amazed at the delicious food your guides are able to cook up in the middle of the jungle! Your tent for the night will be a simple bamboo frame, covered with a plastic tarp. (lunch and dinner included) Adi Black jungle camp.
Day 3. Sept 3. Trek to Batu Kapal. This morning after a hearty jungle breakfast pack up camp and continue your trek to Batu Kapal through the national park and along the Landak River. Today you will be walking through this shallow river, traversing the river a number of times, so please make sure you have your river sandals handy. Arrive early afternoon at Batu Kapal to settle into your guest house. Time to relax or explore the local surrounds and swim in the river. At dusk option to go on a twilight nature walk and participate in the Batu Kapal Conservation wildlife monitoring program, animal and bird spotting and record your findings. Batu Kapal guesthouse accommodation (breakfast included)
Day 4. In morning pack your bags and head off on your hot springs and waterfall full day trip by 4WD (including lunch). Head off late afternoon to travel to Batu Rongring (approx 1 -1.5 hour) Welcome drink on arrival (lunch and dinner). Accommodation Batu Rongring Eco Huts
Day 5. In morning trek to the cave and visit the largest recorded tree in Sumatra, the kapas pohon tree (26.9m circumference!). Return for traditional medicine lesson in afternoon. Night Spotlighting by motor bike – look out for porcupines and leopard cats! Accommodation Batu Rongring Eco Huts (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Day 6. Early rise for 6.30am hike (1hr) to see what birds & primates wake up with breakfast along the river (if not raining). Plant a tree as part of the tree planting program (donation to program please) Head off late morning to your Medan accommodation (accommodation at your cost). Visit Grand Mosque and Summer Palace on the way if enough time. (breakfast)