This 8 night tour takes you to the largest island in Indonesia known for its rugged tropical terrain, wildlife and smouldering volcanoes. Explore the untouched wild landscapes and ancient traditions.
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Sumatra is still relatively untouched and undeveloped by tourism, and makes the perfect destination for the intrepid traveller who wants to discover untrodden paths and quiet vistas. This highlights tour takes you to the banks of Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, up to 100km long. And north into the protected national parks of Bukit Lawang to find Orangutans still in the wild. And or the thrill seekers there is white-water rafting and climbing volcanoes.
Day 1: Silangit Airport Parapat Samosir (L,D)
Day 2: Samosir Island Tour (Ambarita, Simanindo & Tomok Village) – Village Walking Trip (B,L,D)
Day 3: Samosir Island to Tongging Merek (B,L,D)
Day 4: Brastagi (Sibayak Climbing) – Bukit Lawang (B,L,D)
Early in the morning drive to Dokan village, home of Batak Karo people before heading to the starting point of your short climb to the Sibayak volcano. Then drive through the winding route and mountain village of Brastagi to Bukit Lawang at the entrance of Gunung Leuser National park to check in to your Ecolodge.
Bukit Lawang is a peaceful village in the province of North Sumatra. The location is a main access point into the green heart of Sumatra: the Leuser Ecosystem. You will have the unique chance to view wild orangutans in a guided tour through the lush forests of the region.
Day 5: Short Jungle Trekking – Cooking Demonstration (B,L,D)
In the morning, you start short jungle trekking (3 hrs) to the mountainous National Park. Venture deeper into the jungle to spot some of the endemic wildlife such as the magnificent Orangutan.
In the afternoon you will be transferred by motorized becak to the local house in the village near Bukit Lawang for a local cooking course and dinner.
Day 6: Bukit Lawang - Bingei River Rafting (optional) – Medan (B,L,D)
Day 7 & 8: Free Days at Leisure (B)
Free days at leisure in Medan. Speak to our specialists for any optional tours.
Day 9: Medan City Tour - Departure Day (B)
AC transport as mentioned in the program + fuel & driver (except on day 7 & 8)
Entrance & parking fees as mentioned in the program
Ferry to Samosir island vice versa
Sibayak volcano climbing in Brastagi
Short jungle trekking including national park permit in Bukit Lawang
Cooking demonstration in the local house near Bukit Lawang
Bingei river rafting included rafting equipment and professionals rafting guides + meal
English speaking guide (except on day 7 & 8)
8 x lunches + 8 x dinners during the trip
Odyssey World ground agent Services
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
Meals other than specified as included
Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
Tips or gratuities to guides/drivers/porters / hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Any optional program