Tuesday, August 9, 2011


DAY 1.AIPORT / MEDAN - HOTEL ( Tiara / Soechi Hotel ) * * * *
Upon arrival at Polonia airport pick up by our tour guide and then transfer to hotel, the rest of the day free at own leisure.
DAY 2. MEDAN - BUKIT LAWANG ( Echolodge/ Rindu Alam) B
After breakfast drive to Bukit Lawang, it will take about 3,5 hours driving, on the way stop at several plantation for rubber and palm oil, visiting traditional village at Kuala and arriving at Bukit Lawang check in to hotel. After a short rest at the hotel walking trough the bank of the river and then crossing the river by traditional canoe and walking up to the jungle to reach the feeding place of Orang Utan, after visiting Orang Utan on their afternoon feeding time, where you can see how is the ranger call the Orang Utan down from the trees and feed them with fruit and milk. After feeding time of Orang Utan return to hotel.
After early breakfast at hotel, prepare for your jungle expedition from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan, the trekking will starting by visiting Orang Utan at their feeding place during morning feeding time, after feeding time of Orang Utan start tracking deeper in the jungle, during the tracking you will be accompanied by ranger and local guide. During the tracking the possibility to see several kind of flora and fauna at Leuser National park, such as several varieties of birds, monkeys, wild pigs, wild orchids and a lot kind plants and big trees. The tracking will take about 6 hours. During the tracking will provide picnic lunch box and dinner will cooked by our tour guide and ranger. Arrival at Landak River, your guide and ranger will prepare the tent for overnight. In the evening there is a possibility to hear the sound of night animal.
After enjoying breakfast prepared by our tour guide and ranger, prepare to continue the exploration, this second day will take approximately 6 hours walking in the jungle and crossing several small river, where the opportunity to see and observe several kind of animal such as reptiles and other kind of animal and varieties of flora of tropical rain forest. Afternoon arrival at Aras Pinang prepare for camping on the bank of the river. Lunch and dinner will provide by tour guide.
After breakfast prepared by tour guide continue tracking. This day the tracking will also take about 6 hours, where the tracking will take to the direction of Kerapu river. During the tracking the opportunity to see more wild monkeys, birds and wild Orang Utan. The tracking will also take about 6 hours. Arrival at Kerapu river overnight at Tent or temporary shelter. Lunch and dinner provided by tour guide
After breakfast prepared by our tour guide continue tracking to Musam river, the route will take trough the forest and feel more adventures. The tracking will take about 6 hours and afternoon will arrive at temporary camp built near Musam river, overnight at temporary camp or tent.
After breakfast continue walking to Tangkahan, the route will take trough the jungle and then going out from the jungle and passing several plantations and villages. The opportunities to get contact with local people and to experience the daily life of local people. The tracking will take about 6 hours. Arrival at Tangkahan check in to Mega In / Bamboe river guest house. In the evening enjoying and interested farewell dinner with tracking team crew. Special traditional food menu will provided.
DAY 8 EXPLORE TANGKAHAN. (Mega Inn/Bamboe river ) B,L,D
After spending extended time learning about the natural wonders of Sumatra, today we aim to learn and understand how the wildlife and local villages live side by side. We will enjoy an elephant ride along and often through the river and see how valuable these gentle animals are in so many aspects of life in the jungle and around huge river systems. We will then enjoy a tubing trip down river and see the jungle from an entirely different aspect, the river. After walking for a few 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.
Transfer to the Gunung Leseur National Park Rainforest Rehabilitation project. We will spend the day here witnessing the rehabilitation program that your fundraising has helped to fund. In the afternoon transfer back to the Orangutan Information Centre in Medan for an information session on the project. Being our last night in Sumatra, tonight we can enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner.
After breakfast we transfer to Medan International Airport. (B)

Included :
Accommodation / based on twin sharing room
Air condition tourist coach for :
Transfer Airport to Hotel in Medan
Transfer Medan ? Bukit Lawang
Transfer + tour Tangkahan ? Medan
Transfer Hotel to Airport / Medan
Daily breakfast
7 X Lunch + 7 X Dinner ( As stated on above program)
English speaking tour guide
Camping equipment (Tent & mattress)
Local guide for tracking + Cook + Porter to carry camping equipment
Elephant riding at Tangkahan ( 01 hour)
Walking / tracking in the jungle of Tangkahan
Tubing at Tangkahan
Permit for National park
Entrance fee

Excluded :
Air fare, airport taxes, insurance, donations, tips, lunch and dinner not mentioned on above itinerary, porter to carry customer personal stuff (Back pack etc). All personal gratuities.

Porter cost :
When clients need a personal assistance from a porter, the cost for porter Rp.200.000/person/ day.
The climate is tropical, but due to its many highlands, temperatures can be lower than one expects. Temperatures are approximately between 22-30 degrees Celsius. The rainfall differs from area to area, but averages 1.000-4.000mm per year. The relative humidity is 70-90% in lowlands. The year can be divided in two major seasons, dry season from February to August and wet season from September to January. However, the difference between seasons is not as big as in other parts of Indonesia. The change of season is also normally extra wet. The dry season is of course the best time for tracking, to visit nature parks and for the visibility of animals, etc.

What to bring :
- Backpack /day backpack
- Rain clothes
- Long pants, shorts
- T-shirts, shirts
- Underwear, socks
- Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
- Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
- Personal medicine
- Swimsuit
- Passport
- Mosquito repellent
- Camera
- Binoculars
- A good head lamp or torch
- Enough plastic bags where you should pack all your clothes to protect them from the water / rain
- Water bottle
- Additional clothing you may want
- Sleeping bag & Sleeping mat (Since we can only provide simple mat in the tent, if you want to use sleeping bag or sleeping mat, you have to provide it by your own).

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