Meet & Greet with our driver at the airport in Medan (or at your hotel if applicable).
We drive to Bukit Lawang where you check-in at your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may also already meet and hang out with the Local Guides team in Bukit Lawang.
We start after breakfast at your hotel and walk for around 4-5 hours in the Gunung-Leuser National Park.
Along the way we look for wildlife, such as of course orangutans, but also gibbons, leaf monkeys, longtail and pigtail macaques, flying squirrels, Sumatran peacocks, hornbills, etc.
Your guide will show you the medicinal plants and how to use them. We continue to the jungle camp where we’ll rest or swim before we take an exciting trip back to Bukit Lawang on a rubber tube-raft in the river!
In Bukit Lawang we pack everything and continue the journey by car to Berastagi, where we check-in to our hotel in the late afternoon.
Included: transfer by car, ferry, accommodation in Samosir, meals: B L
After breakfast, we check-out and we could visit the famous fruit market in Berastagi before departing to Lake Toba.
Along the way we have lunch at the beautiful Sipiso-Piso waterfall. The next stop is in Simarjunjung at the top of the mountain with a scenic panorama.
We continue to Parapat, where we take the ferry to Samosir island and check-in to our hotel in the late afternoon.
Included: guide, transfer by car, accommodation in Samosir, meals: B L
We have breakfast with a morning view of Lake Toba. After breakfast our Lake Toba tour starts during which we will immerse ourselves in Batak Culture.
We visit Simanindo, where our guide shows us around in the village, and where we will enjoy a traditional Batak dance. We wander around in the village, and visit the Batak museum.
We have lunch at a local restaurant with a beautiful view of Lake Toba. Then we continue to Ambarita to see the famous stone chairs and the tomb of King Siallagan. Our guide explains us about the history and shows the the beautiful ancient architectures of the village.
We return to our hotel in the afternoon where we can relax, swim in the beach garden of our accommodation, and enjoy diner with a lake-view from the hotel restaurant.
Included: transfer by car, ferry, accommodation in Medan, meals: B
Free program until lunch. A recommended activity for the day is to explore Lake Toba by kayak. Paddle through the serene landscape and take a dive in the fresh water.
We could also wander through Samosir island and visit local villages, or relax at the hotel’s garden beach or at one of the many beaches that Samosir island has to offer.
After lunch we depart by ferry back to Perapat and continue by car to Medan. Check-in at the hotel in the evening.
Included: transfer by car, meals: B
Private transfer from your hotel in Medan to Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Here we say goodbye and give each other a big hug.
In Gunung Leuser National Park we sleep in the private jungle camps from Local Guides. All our jungle camps are simple and located at scenic places where you immerse yourself with pure nature: Next to the exotic Landak jungle river, next to the picturesque Bidadari ("Princess") Waterfall and next to the lush Bohorok jungle river.
Bukit Lawang Ecolodge is a relatively new accommodation with a sustainable design and each booking includes a donation to the rainforest. It has a beautiful terrace and terrific restaurant which makes it the social hot spot of town. Because it is located near the taxi stop, travellers that arrive late don't have to walk much in the dark to get here.
The Sinabung Hotel is arguably the most beautiful hotel in Berastagi. With good weather there is a clear view of both the Sinabung- and the Sibayak volcanoes. It has a well maintained garden and an outdoor swimming pool. You could even do fun activities here such as tennis or paintball.