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SPECIAL ORANG UTAN & ELEPHANT ADVENTURE TREK
10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS
DAY 01: ARRIVAL – MEDAN (Tiara Hotel / Asean Intl Hotel) (D)
Upon arrival at Kuala Namu International airport you will be greeted in a personalized way and get to know your KBA Tur French or English speaking guide. Your guide will bring to your hotel so that you have time to freshen up, before joining the group for a trip briefing. We will then enjoy a delicious welcome dinner, introducing you to Indonesian cuisine and the Orangutan Adventure Trekking team.
Accommodation: Tiara/Asean Hotel ****
DAY 02: MEDAN –BUKIT LAWANG (Bukit Lawang Cottages / Rindu alam Hotel) (B)
After a delicious breakfast we will drive 3.5 hours to Bukit Lawang. On the way we will have the opportunity to stop at several rubber and palm oil plantations to witness first hand the impact these plantations have on the natural landscapes. We will also visit a traditional Sumatran village at Kuala before arriving at Bukit Lawang and checking into our hotel.
After a short rest at the hotel, start a jungle trek to explore the nature of Leuser National park with it’s flora and fauna. You will have the possibility to see Orang Utan in their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and many more. The tropical rain forest will be a magical adventure for you to see during this 3h00 hour trek!
Return to your hotel after the trekking.
Afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang where you can stroll and discover by your own the local village close to your hotel!
Accommodation: Ecolodge Bukit Lawang Cottage
DAY 03: BUKIT LAWANG – LANDAK RIVER (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast,prepare your self for our jungle expedition from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan. We will begin the trek with another visit to the Orangutan Viewing Centre during their morning feeding time. We will then start walking deeper into the jungle accompanied by a local guide. During the trek there you will hve the possibility to see an incredible variety of local flora and fauna including several varieties of birds, monkeys, wild pigs, and wild orchids. Today’s trek will be a challenging 6 hours on undulating terrain in hot and humid conditions. In the evening we will arrive at the Landak River where our guides will prepare the tent for the night and prepare a delicious campfire dinner. In the evening we may hear the sound of the animals at night !
DAY 04: LANDAK RIVER – ARAS PINANG (B,L,D)
After enjoying breakfast prepared by our local guide, we press on deeper into the jungle, crossing several small rivers. Today is another tough 6 hour trek but will be rewarded with the incredible scenery of the North Sumatran jungle. In the afternoon we arrive at Aras Pinang and set up camp on the bank of the river.
DAY 05: ARAS PINANG – KERAPU RIVER (B,L,D)
After a lovely jungle breakfast prepared by our guide we will begin our journey with an another day of trekking which will take around 6 hours .We will head in the direction of Kerapu River. Today’s trek will be challenging as we climb and descend several hills but we may have the opportunity to spot more wild monkeys, birds and if we are lucky, we might see a wild Orangutan. We will arrive at Kerapu River and spend the night in a tent or a temporary shelter.
Accommodation: Tent or temporary shelter
DAY 06: KERAPU RIVER – MUSAM RIVER (B,L,D)
After breakfast we continue the trek to Musam River on an adventurous route through the heart of the jungle. After approximately 6 hours of tough trekking, we will arrive at our temporary camp built near Musam River. Overnight at temporary camp or tent.
Accommodation: temporary Camp or Tent
DAY 07: MUSAM RIVER – TANGKAHAN (Mega Inn) (B)
Today we begin the final leg of our trek towards Tangkahan,. The way will start by passing through the jungle and emerge through several plantations and villages.After a two hours walk we will be picked up by jeep (4 wheels drive at Seroja Plantation and then drive to Tangkahan by 4 wheels drive).. On arrival at Tangkahan, we will check into our hotel for a much earned shower and rest! In the evening we will have the opportunity to join our local trekking crew for a farewell dinner with special traditional cuisine to thank them for the incredible support offered throughout the trek.
Accommodation: Mega In/Bamboe River Guest House
DAY 08: EXPLORE TANGKAHAN (B)
After spending the past 5 days exploring the incredible natural environment of Sumatra, today we will experience how the Sumatran wildlife and local villagers live side by side. We will have the opportunity to experience an elephant ride along the river and see how valuable these animals are in so many aspects of life in the jungle and around huge river systems. We will then jump in a tube for a tubing trip down the river to see the jungle from an entirely different view. After trekking for so many days it is nice to be pulled along in the gentle currents of the river. After lunch we will have the opportunity to visit a local school and meet the kids.
Accommodation: Mega In/Bamboe River Guest House.
DAY 09: VISIT RAIN FOREST RESCUE REHABILITATION PROJECT (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast, we will be transfer by bus to the Gunung Leseur National Park Rainforest Rehabilitation project. We will spend a few hours here witnessing the rehabilitation program that your fundraising has helped to fund. You will also have the opportunity to plant a tree and personally contribute towards the regeneration of Sumatra’s rainforest, and the Orangutan’s natural habitat. In the afternoon we will go back to the Orangutan Information Centre in Medan for an information session on the project you have just visited. Being our last night in Sumatra, tonight we will enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner.
Accommodation: Tiara/Soechi Hotel ****
DAY 10: DEPARTURE. B
Today you will have a free morning to spend a few final hours exploring Medan before being transfered to Medan International Airport for your afternoon flight home.