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 depart from Bukit Lawang around 8-9 am after breakfast at your hotel. We walk into the Gunung Leuser National Park and start an adventurous journey together!
Along the way we see a lot of wildlife, such gibbons, leaf monkeys, longtail and pigtail macaques, flying squirrels, Sumatran peacocks, hornbills and of course orangutans.
As we walk through the jungle, our guide will show the medicinal plants and how to use them in practice. After a nice lunch in the afternoon, we continue towards our camp site where we will rest, get a hot drink, take a refreshing bath in the clean stream and then we will end our day at dark with a well-deserved diner at a campfire or candle lights.
Overnight in our private jungle camp in Gunung Leuser National Park.
Included: guide, cook, entrance fees, tube rafting, transfer by car, accommodation in Berastagi, meals: B L
Waking up in the middle of the jungle is a magical feeling. You hear the morning sounds of the birds and the excitement of the gibbons in the distance as you breath the fresh air.
After a good breakfast, we get ready to leave the camp and walk for 5 to 6 hours in the jungle towards another camp site (usually “Aras Pinang”). Along the way, we enjoy the nature and wildlife, try all sorts of ‘jungle-food’ and how to recognize them and use them. We have lunch in the jungle somewhere half-way.
Then, our tube rafts will be brought and prepared, and we head for an exciting adventure on the jungle river (alternatively, we can return by foot depending on your personal wish)!
In Bukit Lawang we pack everything and continue the journey by car to Berastagi. Check-in at our hotel in Berastagi in the late afternoon.
Included: guide, transfer by car, entrance fees, accommodation in Samosir, meals: B L
Pick-up early in the morning and drop off at the starting point of the trek on mount Sibayak. The hike to the volcano takes almost 2 hours. At the top your guide explains the volcano’s history and geology, as you wait for the magical moment that the sun rises and shines into the mountain.
Then we depart 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, from 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.
Subject to availability. Similar accommodations may be booked instead.
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.
Carolina Cottage is located in a scenic place in Samosir island, and is famous for its beautiful traditional style architecture of the exterior. The views from the hotel and garden are breath taking, and the restaurant is excellent and also offers beautiful views. You can swim in the lake at the garden beach of the hotel.