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Exploring Leuser National Park and Untouched Weh Island 16 Days

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Duration

16 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

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Itinerary

Itenirary
Exploring Leuser National Park and Untouched Weh Island 16 Days
Day 01: Arrival Medan

Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport pick up by our tour guide and then Transfer to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure.
Accommodation: Emerald Garden Hotel or similar

Day 02: Medan - City Tour - Tangkahan( B )

City tour visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Chinese Temple and then drive to Tangkahan and visit Elephant Sanctuary / Elephant Camp. Upon arrival at Tangkahan check in Hotel.
Accommodation: Mega Inn Lodge or similar

Day 03: Tangkahan - Elephant Washing & River Safari( B, L )

After breakfast walking to the elephant station and then join with the Mahout during washing & feed the Elephant, after feeding the Elephant, enjoying tubing through the river and stop will be made at Fantastic Buluh Waterfall where you may enjoy the waterfall where you can take nature shower, sun bathing and swimming on the river. Lunch will be provided. Afternoon arrival at the village where you can see the daily activities of the local people and get in touch with them. Return to guest house by walking, arrival at guest house you can take a rest or visit hot springs and waterfall nearby the guest house.
Accommodation: Mega Inn Lodge or similar

Day 04: Tangkahan - Bukit Lawang by Jeep( B )

Today drive to Bukit Lawang by Jeep passing plantation and jungle road, photo stops at several interesting places. Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang check in to hotel.
Accommodation: Bukit Lawang Cottage or similar

Day 05: Bukit Lawang - Trekking ( B )

After breakfast walking to the jungle to start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National Park with their flora and fauna, that will be possibility to see Orang Utan in their own habitat and other kind of animals such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This tracking will take about 03 hours. Afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang where you can also be walking to the village nearby hotel.
Accommodation: Bukit Lawang Cottage or similar

Day 06: Bukit Lawang - Brastagi ( B )

Drive to Brastagi, on the way stop at Sembahe River, passing Sibolangit, and arrival at Brastagi visiting Lhumbini Park with its dduplicate of Shwedagon pagoda.
Accommodation: Sinabung Hills Hotel or similar

Day 07: Sibayak Volcano Climbing ( B )

An early morning drive to the slope of Sibayak volcano and then hike up (~3 hrs) to the summit of Gunung Sibayak will reward you with sweeping views of the surrounding volcano landscape. The volcano is high in geothermal activity with fuming vents spewing out crystalline sulfur which was mined on a small scale in the past. Arrival at the peak of Sibayak volcano enjoying sun rise on the peak of Sibayak volcano and then time for making pictures of the crater spurting out sulfur smoke. Descend to the volcano base and take a dip in one of the hot spring pools to refresh yourself. Visit the vegetables, fruits and flowers markets and savor one of its most famous produce – Markisa (passion fruits). Back to hotel for breakfast.
Accommodation: Sinabung Hill Hotel or similar

Day 08: Brastagi - Ketambe( B )

Today leaving for Ketambe, on the way visit Batak Karo traditional village at Lingga and then continue drive by passing Bukit Barisan with stop at several interesting places, arrival at Ketambe check in to simple guest house.
Accommodation: Thousand Hill Guest House or similar

Day 09 : Ketambe Trekking(B,L)

After breakfast drive to the park, the starting point for tracking at Leuser National Park, exploring the wildlife, the possibility to see wild animals such as wild pig, Orangutans, the Thomas Leaf Monkeys, the Black Gibbons, Macaque, exotic lizards, snakes and many birds (notably the Hornbill, if you are lucky). The journey will break during lunch time with a picnic lunch prepared by our guide and after lunch continue to explore deeper the jungle. Afternoon return to guest house.
Accommodation: Thousand Hill Guest House or similar

Day 10: Ketambe - Takengon ( B )

The road leads through the impenetrable interior of Aceh. Constantly we meander through the mountains and we have views of villages, valleys with rice fields and pieces of pristine rainforest. This is no way for wimps! In some parts the road is half washed away by landslides or heavy rainfall and our minivans can sometimes just be maneuvering along the sharp cliffs. After a beautiful but heavy and long drive we arrive in Takengon.
Accommodation: Bayu Hill or similar

Day 11 : Takengon - Free at Leisure ( B )

Here in the highlands around Takengon attend Gayo, an ethnic group with its own language and culture. The lively market is a highlight and you will be struck by the almost overwhelming friendliness of the people. It is clear that hardly any tourists come here. Early birds can take the bus to a viewpoint to see the beautiful sunrise over Lake Tawar and Takengon. After this you walk down through forests and coffee plantations. It is also possible to visit the local village. This fishing village has a number of good examples of traditional wooden architecture of Aceh. Here you can enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants.
Accommodation:Bayu Hill or similar

Day 12 : Takengon - Banda Aceh( B )

Through a winding road we leave the highlands and descend to the coast. We arrive in Banda Aceh at noon. Immediately you will notice how new and well looked after the devastating tsunami of December 26, 2004 is with the help of the international community with might and worked on the restoration of the city. The center of the city with the beautiful Mesjid Raya mosque you should not miss. The atmosphere in the city is very relaxed.
Accommodation:Oasis Hotel or similar

Day 13 : Banda Aceh - Pulau Weh by Fast boat( B )

The city of Banda Aceh is more than five kilometers from the coast. During the ride to the port you will see many traces of the devastation that caused the tsunami. With a fast boat we cross over in an hour. We stay in a charming accommodation in simple bamboo rooms with sea views.
Accommodation: Freddie´s Santai Sumur Tiga or similar

Day 14-15 : Pulau Weh - Free own leisure ( B )

Weh Island is large and mountainous. It has some beautiful beaches and offers excellent snorkeling and diving. The capital Sabang, with several notable colonial houses and a lively market, is only a few kilometers away.
Accommodation: Freddie´s Santai Sumur Tiga or similar

Day 16 : Pulau Weh - Banda Aceh - Airport( B )

After breakfast transfer to harbor for ferry to Banda Aceh, arrival at Banda Aceh transfer to airport for your flight to next destination.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in twin / triple sharing room
  • Private Transport
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tours
  • Transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guide from day 01 until day 13
  • Elephant washing and Elephant feeding at Tangkahan
  • Tubing at Tangkahan and Picnic lunch
  • Local jeep for transfer from Tangkahan to Bukit Lawang
  • Jungle tracking at Bukit Lawang ( 03 hours) included: local guide and permit
  • Sibayak volcano climbing
  • Full day jungle tracking at Ketambe ncluded: local guide, permit and picnic lunch
  • Return fast ferry boat crossing from Banda Aceh to Sabang ( Weh Island)
  • Return transfer from Sabang harbor to hotel in Weh Island
  • Flight tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Insurance
  • Donations
  • Meals not mentioned in the program

Durations

9+ Day

Destinations

Sumatera

Tour's Location

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