Bukit Lawang’s Gunung Leuser Camp
The Gunung Leuser National Park on Sumatra is one of the many examples of keeping the proper balance between upholding a sustainable environment, recognized and protected under UNESCO since 2004 and controlled tourism with an emphasis on keeping the flora and fauna intact. Don’t expect western comfort along the paths as you meander through the jungle, following your experienced park ranger and guide but what it does not have in amenities, it definitely makes up in a natural experience beyond your wildest dreams.
It is 4 days of spotting numerous wildlife in their natural habitat, from elephants, orang utans and various species of monkeys, and exploring the vastness of Gunung Leuser at a leisurely, yet adventurous pace. Be prepared to get in touch with the adventurer in you!
MEDAN – BUKIT Lawang (-/-/-)
Arrive at Kuala Namu International Airport, where you will meet and greet at the airport by our local guide who then led you to the capital of Medan for short city tour. The visit commences with the visit to the Sultanate Palace of Malay Deli – Maimoon and historical Great Mosque Al-Mashum. Afterward continue drive to Bukit Lawang. Drive about 3.5 hour’s non-stop, passing through Binjai and some small towns. En route stops at of rubber, oil palm and cacao plantations with some countryside landscape. Arrive in Bukit Lawang, either walking to the river’s side hotel or crossing the river on a hanging cable plank bridge to the opposite hotel for accommodation.
Lunch and dinner at own arrangement
Accommodation at Rindu Alam Hotel (Standard Room) – non star / Bukit Lawang Cottage – non star (Very simple accommodation, they are fine fanned standard rooms with basic facilities & private bath without hot water. It is located in the bank of the secondary forest, which look on to the river and surrounded with dense vegetation and close to the border of part of Gunung Leuser National park)
Bukit Lawang – Camp (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel
Morning walk on path through the rainforest exploring the trail under the shade of the rain forest trekking winds up into to the woods, which affords rewarding views back across the National Park and hospitable landscape against a backdrop of a primary forest with possible observation to more park’s primates and floral life. Heading to Black Adi Camp; a camping site, which lies near Sungai Landak River; a river joining the great Bahorok River.
Picnic lunch will be provided
Dinner and accommodation at Base Camp (Tent)
Camp – Bukit Lawang (B/L/-)
Breakfast at the camp site
In the morning, we will depart to walk on path through the rainforest following network of trails along the path, which leads down to a river side to conclude the trekking taking a refreshing white water safari riding on donut-shaped inner tube, which allows the rider to sit comfortably on their back across the top of the tube with buttocks in the centre floating along the edge of a crystal clear mountain stream where the tubes are tethered and conveyed by the current of the waterway for around half an hour downriver to the stopping point, which is then continued to return on foot to the hotel for a brief respite Afterward return to your hotel for refreshment and rest of the day is free at leisure.
Picnic lunch is provided en-route
Dinner at own arrangement
Accommodation at Rindu Alam Hotel / Bukit Lawang Cottage – non star (Very simple accommodation, they are fine fanned standard rooms with basic facilities & private bath without hot water. It is located in the bank of the secondary forest, which look on to the river and surrounded with dense vegetation and close to the border of part of Gunung Leuser National park).
Bukit Lawang (B/-/)
Breakfast at the hotel
At the appropriate time (maximum until 13:00 hours) drive back to the airport through the same vast rubber and oil palm plantation to Binjai then directly proceed to Kuala Namu Airport to catch the flight to your onward destination.