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8 Days Jungle & Local Experienced in North Sumatra Tour

Day 1; Arrival – Medan City Tour – Bukit Lawang (4 hrs drive)
Arrive at the Kuala Namu International airport with flight… at…
We will fetch you and straight to Bukit Lawang as one of the observation point at the Gunung Leuser National Park. You drive through the landscape view of plantations and villages. Available stop at local handicrafts homes industry of Bamboo and Traditional Roofing. Depends on season, you can also stop at locals fruits & spicy garden; snake fruits, mangos, durian, ginger, lemongrass, peanuts, galingale etc.
Arrive in Bukit Lawang and check in to hotel for 2 overnight stays.
Ecolodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or similar

Day 2; Bukit Lawang – Jamur Batu Atas
After breakfast, our professional team will meet you and give short briefing before we get into the National Park.
Today’s trek heads through the mountainous interior of the national park, beginning with a steep incline and rewarded with spectacular views. Occasional breaks are taken as required.
While venturing deeper into the jungle, try to be as quiet as possible to maximize the chances of glimpsing some of the endemic wildlife. With any luck, less commonly sighted species such as the Sumatran striped rabbit and a vast variety of birds and butterflies may also be seen. Close encounters with local wildlife are a distinct possibility. Be mindful to never approach or touch an orangutan if the opportunity presents itself, and pay close attention to the instructions of the guide.
To conclude the day, discover how to set up camp in the Sumatran jungle after arriving at the first campsite. Assist with building a fire in order to cook a delicious jungle dinner. The local guide is well versed in ‘camp cooking’ and will be sure to share some of the secrets of how to dine well under the stars surrounded by jungle.
After a long and rewarding day of jungle exploration, tuck in for the evening and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of tropical wilderness.
Lunch en route and dinner at the camp
Overnight local camp/Shelter

Distance and journey time:
Trekking distance: 6 hours
Difficulty : Medium

Day 3; Jamur Batu Atas – Aras Pinang – Bukit Lawang
Rise early in the morning for a hearty breakfast and pack up camp before embarking on what is perhaps the most challenging day of the adventure. The terrain is very steep and the guide will assess everyone’s abilities to ensure the safety of the group. Subject to the conditions, the routing may be adjusted to maximise the enjoyment and wellbeing of the group.
While hiking, the guide will keep an eye out for tell-tail signs of orangutans while trekking through the dense jungle. Aside from orangutans, a plethora of birds and smaller jungle animals may be visible through the mottled backdrop of the jungle.
Arrive at Aras Pinang at noon, and prepare tubes for a relaxing river journey back to Bukit Lawang.
Lunch en route in the jungle.
Ecolodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or similar

Distance and journey time:
Trekking distance: 4 hours
Tubing: 1 hour
Difficulty : Medium

Day 4; Bukit Lawang- The Highlands of Berastagi (4,5 -5 hrs drive)
After breakfast you depart to Medan with stop at Timbang Lawan village where you can see a traditional process of Tofu and Brown Sugar. Continue drive to Brastagi, a mountain resort with its refreshing weather and magnificent mountain scenery which has an abundance of flowers, vegetables and fruits (most famous of which is the “Marquise” passion fruit). The village lies at about 1300 m altitude and is surrounded by the two volcanoes Sinabung (2417 m) and Sibayak (2172 m). Here you can visit the famous fruits market with a walk in the local fruit market which is swarming with activity and scenes from traditional Karo life and also enjoy the views of two active volcanoes, Sinabung and Sibayak.
Grand Mutiara (superior twin) or similar in Brastagi

Day 5; Brastagi – Dokan – Sipiso piso Pusuk Buhit (6 hrs drive)
After breakfast and check out from your hotel, depart from your hotel around 08:00
Stop for a visit of Dokan, a village home to the BatakKaro people who have unusual wedding and funeral ceremonies which can last for days and dozens of other unique traditions and rituals which they still practice. We will meet with a family in one of the longhouses where up to 6 families live together.
Continue to the South towards Lake Toba and make a stop to see the 120 meter Sipiso-piso waterfall which is located in the Batak highlands.The beautiful fall is formed by an underground river that then plunges from a cave into Lake Toba caldera, 2 hours Trekking to Sipiso-piso waterfall and Enjoy the air splashes of Sipiso-piso.Here you will also get your first impressive view of this amazing lake.
Continue journey to lake Toba via Parbuluan village and Tele. This is one of the best alternatives to savor beautiful sceneries of lake Toba. Trip would be passing through wonderful views of big trees, hills and valley at the both sides. Few bad roads you can find on this way. After few hours, you will pass Parbuluan, a border village between Dairi and Samosir districts. Then you will arrive at Tele, where you enjoy surroundings views from the Tower of Tele.
From Tele you drive down through the curves route until to the Pusuk Buhit mountain, famous with its old story about Batak’s tribe. The Batak’s (one of the tribe in North Sumatra) believed that first Batak’s man who arrive on earth is in Pusuk Buhit.
Here you will stay at local house at Huta Ginjang village (simple accommodations)

Day 6; Trekking to Pusuk Buhit Hills – Samosir island (1-1,5 hrs drive)
Early in the morning you will do climb to the top of Pusuk Buhit mountain. Pusuk Buhit is a high cone-shaped mountain on the mainland near Pangururan. According to tradition Batak people came from this mountain. The view at the summit is breathtaking, you will see incredible northern scene of lake toba with the beauty of sianjur mula2 village with its harmony color of rice fields. If you wish you may start earlier to see the sunrise.
After that you go down to the village and start drive to Samosir island. Stop at the small village Simanindo with a museum of the Bataks Tribe. Next stop at the village Ambarita, which is known for its megalithic chairs and tables, which served as a meeting place. They say they have also played a role in previous cannibal rituals.
Then check in to hotel for overnight. Here you can take rest after hectic program on this day.
Tabo Cottages (deluxe) or similar on Samosir island

Day 7; Samosir island tour – Medan (1 hr ferry + 4 hrs drive)
After breakfast you will visit the village of Tomok, where you will visit the king Sidabutar the grave. Hereafter you cross the lake to Parapat from where you drive to Medan via plantation route and a historical city of Pematang Siantar. In the evening arrive in Medan and overnight.
The Aryaduta hotel (deluxe) or similar in Medan

Day 8; Medan Airport– Departure (1 hr transfer)
Today we transfer you to the airport of Kuala Namu for catch your flight to next destination. End of your trip through us.

Prices ??

Hotels as mentioned above + breakfast
AC transport as mentioned in the program + fuel & driver
English speaking guide (other languages based on availability due to limited)
Entrance & parking fees as mentioned in the program
2 days 1 night jungle trekking + tubing in Bukit Lawang included camping equipment and meals
Trekking to Pusuk Buhit hills
Ferry from Samosir island to Parapat

Flight tickets and airport tax
Personal expenses; meals (lunches & dinners) except during trekking, drinks, donations, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
Tips for guide/driver
Travel insurance
Any optional program