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Tour 7 Nights/ 8 Days Bukit Lawang-Tangkahan-Berastagi-Lake Toba
A private car will pick you up from the airport or from your hotel in Medan. It will take about 4 hours fromKuala Namu International Airport to Bukit Lawang or approximately 3 hours from your Medan hotel to Bukit Lawang. When you arrive in Bukit Lawang, one of our staff will be waiting for you at the meeting point with a porter who will carry your luggage for you. You will head directly to our hotel partner in Bukit Lawang, the cozy Jungle Inn with spectacular views of the jungle from your room and restaurant. The sound of the river will add to the tranquility of your stay at Jungle Inn. It is truly one of the best hotels in Bukit Lawang.
Get ready to embark on an epic Jungle Trek into Gunung Leuser National Park where you will see wild orangutans in their habitat up close. After finishing breakfast (between 8-9 AM) in the hotel restaurant, our guide and his assistant will be ready to escort you into the mysterious jungle.
Our knowledgeable local guide will explain, in detail, all about the Sumatran tropical rainforest, about the lives of the orangutans and all of the other exciting wild flora and fauna. This trip will take approximately 6 to 7 hours of trekking, during which you will be given time to take photos and observe the beauty of the wild flora and fauna. The guide will also give detail about all of the natural wonders you will witness.
At 11:30 our guide will stop for a short rest and will serve fresh fruits for you to enjoy. This will also be a perfect time for you to ask the guide any information you wish to know.
When you finish enjoying the fresh local fruits, our guide will escort you deeper into the forest until lunch time. At 1:00 p.m. our guide will take a short break to prepare your lunch. At this time, you can enjoy your lunch with the beautiful atmosphere of the Sumatran rainforest.
Once you have finished lunch you will continue your journey deeper into the jungle until you arrive at the river Bahorok where one of our staff will be waiting to takeyou rafting on the river. No need to worry about your luggage as we provide special waterproof bags for your goods including your valuables. When you arrive back at Jungle Inn you will have time to relax and, of course, on this extraordinary and rather tiring day, we will provide a traditional massage from our staff to nurture your body. Our massage staff has extensive and impressive knowledge of their art and therefore can provide the utmost relaxing service for you.
After a day of jungle trekking, you will be treated to another comfortable night at Jungle Inn.
For your Jungle Trek we will provide the following:
• Permit to enter Mount Leuser National Park
• A large bottle of mineral water per person (feel free to bring your own bottle to reduce plastic waste)
• Traditional trekking shoes made from rubber and socks (this will help with your comfort and are non-slip)
• Fruit for snacking and a delicious lunch
On your third day we will take you to the hidden forests of Tangkahan, where you will visit the famous Sumatran elephants. After breakfast at Jungle Inn, served between 8 and 9 am, our guide and driver will be ready to take you to Tangkahan. A private car will be provided (travel time is approximately 2.5 hours from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan).
Once you arrive in Tangkahan, you will have the opportunity to soak in hot springs near a stunning waterfall. At 1 pm our guide will take you to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, surrounded by the tranquility of the forest.
After lunch you will follow the guide to the river where you will be able to give the magnificent elephants a natural bath. Take your time to embrace this once in a lifetime experience. After you have finished bathing with the elephants (these majestic animals will also give you a natural shower with their trunks!), your driver and guide will take you back to Bukit Lawang to stay one more night at Jungle Inn.
On the fourth day, you will head to Berastagi. On the way, you will stop in the city of Medan to enjoy the many exciting attractions that the capital city has to offer. Our guide will always be on hand to answer any questions and assist you on your trip.
The main attractions include:
Asam Kumbang Crocodile Farm
Graha Maria Anai Velangkani (Our Lady of Good Health Church)
Pasar Buah Berastagi (Berastagi Farmers Market)
After visiting the Berastagi farmer’s market, our staff will deliver you directly to the Sibayak International Hotel where you will stay one night. Here you can relax and recharge your energy for the following day’s hike to the peak of Mount Sibayak.
On day five it will be an early rise for everyone because at 4 am you will go to Mount Sibayak to enjoy a mesmerizing sunrise. After about 2 hours of hiking up the mountain you will arrive at its majestic peak, in time to witness the breathtaking sunrise.
You will then be treated to a natural hot spring at Sidebuk-Debuk where you will soothe your tired muscles. Your driver will take you to Sibayak International Hotel to change clothes. After checking out from Sibayak International Hotel, we will continue our tour. On this day we will go to Lake Toba, the largest and deepest lake in Southeast Asia. While heading to Lake Toba, we will visit several unique and amazing tourist attractions.
The main attractions include:
Sipiso Piso Waterfall
We will enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant.
After we have visited the main tourist attractions, we will arrive at the port for Lake Toba where we will cross by ferry directly to Tabo Cottages, located on the island of Samosir. It takes approximately half an hour to cross to the hotel. There you will rest and enjoy the view of beautiful Lake Toba.
We will start our day between 9-10 am. After breakfast, we will visit beautiful Samosir island. There are no words to describe this amazing paradise.
We will visit the following places:
Parbaba Samosir Ulos (Traditional Fabrics)
Tele Observation Tower (amazing views of Lake Toba)
Stone Chair of King Siallagan
After today’s activities, you will stay 1 more night at Tabo Cottages.
On the seventh day, you will visit the following after checking out of your hotel:
Tomb of King Sidabutar
*IMPORTANT: PLEASE BOOK YOUR FLIGHT FOR THE AFTERNOON OR EVENING SO YOU CAN ENJOY ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES ON DAY 7. OUR DRIVER WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO AIRPORT`
This package includes:
• AC Car (return) airport – Bukit Lawang – Tangkahan – Berastagi – Lake Toba – Medan (airport)
• Jungle view room at Jungle Inn + breakfast (2 times at Jungle Inn and Restaurant)
• Free drinking water while in Bukit Lawang
• Local guide who can speak English
• Lunch while on Jungle Trek
• Lunch in Tangkahan
• Permit to enter the Mount Leuser National Park
• Permit for elephant bathing
• Rafting after jungle trekking in the Bahorok river + driver and assistant
• Traditional massage
• Entry into Asam Kumbang Crocodile Farm
• 1 night at Sibayak International Hotel
• Ticket to Mount Sibayak
• Entry to Hot Springs
• Lake Toba Ferry
• Lunch at Lake Toba
• 2 nights at Tabo Cottages
• Entry to Tomb of King Sidabutar
• Guide during the entire trip
Feel free to ask any questions you may have or make special requests. We will reply to your email as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting you.
Thank you for choosing Jungle Inn!
* Jungle Inn donates 2.5% of every booking to orphans in Bukit Lawang.
Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park
Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park is the largest crocodile park in Indonesia. This two-hectare park is, in fact, the largest crocodile park in Southeast Asia. There are about 2500 crocodiles of various sizes, including crocodiles that are over forty years old.
Located five kilometers from the center of Medan City, this Crocodile Park was pioneered by Lo Tham Muk, a local resident in 1959 who decided to share his passionate hobby with the rest of the world.
Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni
Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni is the Indian-Mughal Catholic church that opened in 2005 in the city of Medan, Indonesia. This church is dedicated to Mother Velangkanni (Mother of Healers also known as Mother Mary). There are those who believe that she twice appeared in Velankanni Town, Tamil Nadu, India in the 16th and 17th centuries.
This church is a two-story building consisting of meeting places on the ground floor and places of worship on the first floor, while the above tower consists of seven floors as a symbol that in heaven there is a place for everyone. The tower itself is a representative of King Gopuram (king’s dome) in Hindu architecture. On top of this church there are also three domes built in the style of Mughal architecture and are symbols of the Trinity.
Berastagi Farmers Market
This is a paradise for organic fruit and vegetable lovers. Because of its high terrain and cooler temperatures, Berastagi is one of the most fertile locations for farmers to grow crops. The Berastagi fruit market is a perfect place to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and souvenirs.
Mount Sibayak is located in the District of Karo, North Sumatra. The Karo people call Mount Sibayak “Mountain of the King”. The last time Mount Sibayak erupted was in 1881. This mountain is located about 50 kilometers southwest of Medan City and has a height of 2,212 meters (7,257 ft).
After taking photos of the beautiful sunrise at the top of Sibayak, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by our staff.
You will then head to a true paradise, Debuk Sidebuk bathhouse with its amazing natural hot spring. This is a very unique hot spring since it is heated directly from the volcano. Very medicinal for the body, mind, and soul!
Lingga is a village that has become a tourist destination in Karo Sumatra Utarayang District. Located at an altitude of about 1,200 meters above sea level it is known as “the mother of the Karo district.”
Lingga is a unique Karo village since it has traditional houses estimated to be 250 years old that are still in good condition. Typically, a Lingga house is inhabited by 6-8 families who have a life-long kinship. There are usually no wooden barriers separating the rooms.
Dokan Cultural Village is known as a traditional village which is one of the attractions in Karo Province. This village is one of three villages that represent Karo cultural history and civilization. Other villages include Lingga Village and Peceran Village. Especially impressive is the Siwaluh Jabu traditional house, a hundred-year-old traditional house that embodies the richness of the local culture.
The Sipisopiso is a waterfall in the Batak highlands of Northern Sumatra. It is formed by a small underground river of the Karo plateau gushes from a cave on the side of Lake Toba’s caldera (a height of 120 meters/ 360 feet down to lake level). Sipisopiso is a well-known tourist attraction and a nearby vantage point offers great vistas of the falls and the lake.
Simarjarunjung Viewpoint is one of the favorite places for local and foreign tourists. From this viewpoint we can clearly see the amazing beauty of Lake Toba. Don’t forget your camera to capture this extraordinary moment.
The Bolon house is the traditional house of the Batak tribe in Indonesia. The Bolon House is a symbol of the identity of the Batak people living in North Sumatra. In ancient times, the Bolon house was the residence of 13 kings who lived in North Sumatra. The 13 kings were King Ranjinman, King Nagaraja, King Batiran, King Bakkaraja, King Baringin, King Bonabatu, King Rajaulan, King Atian, King Hormabulan, King Raondop, King Rahalim, King Karel Tanjung, and King Mogam.
There were several the types of Bolon houses in the Batak community, namely the house of Bolon Toba, the house of Bolon Simalungun, the house of Bolon Karo, the house of Bolon Mandailing, the house of Bolon Pakpak, and the house of Bolon Angkola. Each house has its own characteristics. Unfortunately, there are not many Bolon houses left so it is vital that they are well preserved.
Tortor Batak Toba is a type of ancient dance from the Toba Batak, originating from North Sumatra which includes the areas of North Tapanuli, Humbang Hasundutan, Toba Samosir and Samosir.
Tortor is a ceremonial dance presented with Gondang music. Tortor is not only a physical dance. Tortor is a medium of communication, where through movement there is a significant interaction between the participants of the ceremony.
Paraba White Sand Beach
Paraba White Sand Beach is a tourist destination on Samosir, located in the village of Hutabolon, Pungunguran District, North Sumatra. This beach is uniquely situated on the banks of Lake Toba.
Efrata Waterfalll is a charming tourist spot located in the village of Sosor Dolok, Samosir. This is a good location for camping since there are beautiful views of the lake and waterfall.
Batu Sawan Waterfall
Batu Sawan is a natural waterfall that was discovered in 1996 by a man named Limbong through a dream. It is said that he felt that the waterfall is like lime juice and can cure illness. This place is often used by residents to perform rituals especially the incarnation of their ancestors to ask for blessings and treatment. Batu Sawan can only be reached by a forest trail.
It should be understood that the Batak tribe (5 sub-ethnic groups) are an Indonesian ethnic group that has its own characteristics and is even considered a specific ethnic group in the world because it has a clear area of origin, language and script, kinship structure, customs and law and style / patterns of social life and even religion (formerly the Mulajadi religion or perhaps Parmalim). The Batak people do not only adhere to one religion but to all religions in Indonesia.
As for the customs and laws, the Batak use ancestral relics that have been passed down from generation to generation to regulate or organize the life and association of the Batak people (bona pasogit) or outside their origin (parserah).
Batu Kursi (trial and execution) is one of the historical legacies of the existence of Batak law in Siallagan Huta. Batu chair in Siuta Siuta is placed in two locations according to its different rules and functions.
Tomok is a small village located on the east coast of Samosir Island. A large number of megaliths, ancient tombs, and relics made this Batak cultural site quite famous among tourists. The main attractions of this village are the king’s tomb, the Batak museum, Sigale-gale statue, Tomok chair stone, and the elephant statue.
The tomb of KING SIDABUTAR and his family date back 460 years. This tomb is carved from a whole stone. There are 3 king tombs here, 2 of the 3 kings adhered to animism and the third king was a Christian after the arrival of missionaries from Europe. LUDWIG INGWER NOMMENSEN spread Christianity throughout the land of Batak.
Penatapan Sigarantung is a place made specifically to view the beauty of the largest volcanic lake in the world, located in Ginjang, Samosir District. This setting is fairly simple, but the natural scenery that is presented is extraordinary while enjoying a hot beverage ad taking in the amazing panoramic view of Lake Toba surrounded by greenery and pine forests.
Lake Sidihoni is located in Pangunguran Subdistrict, Samosir Island. If Samosir island is said to be the island above the island, then Sidihoni Lake can be considered the lake above the lake! The water often changes color, enhanced by the beautiful hills and pine tree forests.