Day 1 : Arrival – Medan
Upon your arrival at the airport, your private driver will take you to the hotel located in the hear of the town.
Day 2 : Medan – Tangkahan
A five hours drive will take you to Tangkahan. Tangkahan is a small village on the border of Gunung Leuser National Park located in North Sumatra. It is situated at the junction of 2 rivers, the Buluh River and the Batang River. Tangkahan specialises in eco-tourism activities like jungle trekking and Elephant trekking.
Day 3 : Tangkahan
After breakfast, join and help mahouts bathe the elephants in the river (around 08. 00 AM). You are allowed to wash and scrub the elephants. Once they are finished, then your turn. The elephants will spray you water. Nice shower! After the bathing, jungle trek 2.5 hrs into the Gunung Leuser National Park to experience the rainforest. You will see medicinal plants, ficus trees and if lucky you may encounter gibbons, macagues, thomas leaf monkey and orang utans.
Day 4 : Tangkahan – Bukit Lawang
Pick up from your hotel to transfer to Bukit Lawang. This small village around 90km north west of Medan is situated along the Bohorok River and is the gateway to the Gunung Leuser National Park
Day 5 : Tangkahan
Pick up from your hotel and you will walk along the the river side till the crossing point where canoe waits and takes you to the other side of the river. Followed by a short hike up to visit the central viewing area, where you have a chance to see the Orangutan swinging freely through the tropical rain forest, however as with any wildlife, no guarantees can be made that they are around this area. After the visit, across back the river and walk about half an hour before you enter the other side of the park to start jungle trek to come more up close with nature. Enjoy the sights, smell and sounds of rain forest. From the center view point, we bring you deeper into Gunung Leuser National Park to experience the rain forest, of course you will hike up and down the hills while constantly searching for wild animals in their natural habitat. You have a big chance to see the wildlife; gibbons, thomas leaf monkeys, longtail and pigtail macagues, flying squirrels, Sumatra peacocks and hornbills. A wild orang utans might cross your way. Your guide will explain you many things about the rainforest. And he will show you many different kind of plants and flowers.
Day 6 : Tangkahan – Medan
Today is the end of the jungle exploration. It is the time to go back to the capital city for an overnight before flying to another part of Sumatra.
Day 7 : Medan – Padang – Bukittinggi
At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport. Safe flight to Padang. Upon your arrival at Padang airport, your driver is ready to take you to Bukittinggi, a pleasant and cool town located 930 meter above sea level, on the Minangkabau highlands.
Day 8 : Bukittinggi, Ngarai Sianok walk
Pick up from hotel and transfer to the starting point of the walk. Then, walk down to Sianok, a 150-meter deep canyon which lies in the outskirts of Bukittinggi. It is an incredibly picturesque area and lush green with river winding through the bottom of steep-walled canyon. It is a nice walk which takes ± 4 hours through small jungles, bushes and river. The walk ends in Koto Gadang, a silver village. Here the guests can see how the people work on hand-made silver. From here we take you back to Bukittinggi by car.
Day 9 : Bukittinggi – Harau Valley
Today, the huge valley welcomes you as you arrive. The volcanoes looming the rice fields with wallowing buffalo flank the narrow road. Enjoy the rest of the day free.
Day 10 : Harau Valley
A walk to the valley itself can be an interestign activity you can do today. A climb to the giant rock will absolutely make your day. Or, you can go for a cooking class, which lets you cook the most globally famous culinary.
Day 11 : Harau Valley – Padang
Today is your last day in Sumatra. Your driver will take you to the airport. Adios!