Sumatran Orangutan Expedition (3-Day Trek)
On this adventurous 3-day trek you will explore the unique vegetation of the rainforest. On this memorable jungle trek your “jungle eyes and ears” will be “trained” on various endemic plants and dominant bird-sounds. There is also a big chance that orangutans, gibbons, Thomas leaf monkeys, pigtail macaques, flying squirrels, Sumatran peacocks or hornbills might cross your way. You will stay overnight on two different campsites in the jungle. For our Jungle Explorer Trek you need to be physically fit.
Duration: three days
Intensity level: medium/high
Tour price: 120 EUR per person
Group size: minimum 2 people, maximum 7 people
Start: at 08:30 am – Sundays & Wednesdays only
Availability: Next availability: April (fully booked), 10/11/12 May (3 places left), 14/15/16 May (5 places left), 17/18/19 May ( 5 places left), 11/12/13 June (5 places left), 9/10/11 July (4 places left), 23/24/25 July (2 places left), 6/7/8 August (1 place left), 24/25/26 September (5 places left)
Touring package: Adventure – Get Active!
DAY 1: At 8:30 am our English speaking guides will pick you up at your guesthouse. After a short walk you will cross the Bohorok River and enter the Sumatran rainforest. While hiking up and down the hills heading to the west side of the national park your guide will point out different creatures and plants species to you while giving lots of explanation about the rainforest and its biodiversity. If you are lucky many gibbons, Thomas leaf monkeys, longtail and pigtail macaques, flying squirrels, Sumatran peacocks, hornbills and even wild orangutans might cross your way. In the afternoon, around 3:30 pm, you will arrive at the little Jambur Batu River next to a big waterfall where you will stay overnight at your campsite. Now you can swim and relax and enjoy your afternoon coffee and tea. Our team will prepare your jungle dinner of local Indonesian food over an open campfire. In the evening, you have the opportunity of playing games, singing by the fire or just looking at the stars and reviewing the first day of your trek. Tents, mattress, pillows and sleeping bags will make your jungle night comfortable.
DAY 2: Waking up to the sound of monkeys, birds and insects the next morning is a memorable experience. After breakfast you set off for a 5-hour-trek. While entering deeper into the rainforest your chances of encountering wildlife will increase. For lunch your guides will prepare a simple jungle meal on the top of a hill. Fantastic scenery along the way through the national park will be a memorable experience in the afternoon. Our team will lay out the camp site for the second night next to the big Bohorok River and pamper you with another delicious Indonesian dinner and refreshments. Enjoy the evening at your jungle camp by playing cards or singing around the campfire with your guides. Being in the jungle at night time is a completely contrasting experience; there are different animals, different sounds and of course a sky full of stars.
DAY 3: In the morning you will wake up again to the sounds of the jungle. If you are lucky you can observe the Sumatran monitor lizards, tortoises and colourful river butterflies around the campsite. After a good breakfast you have the opportunity to trek again for 3 hours or just relax at an amazing waterfall next to the campsite. Lunch and jungle fruit salad will be served before you will travel back to the village in an hour full of fun! Your “jungle taxi” with your personal captain will bring you back to your guesthouse by traditional tube-rafting down the Bohorok River – a very special and exciting way to finish your trekking adventure through the Sumatran jungle.
Includes: certified English speaking guide, porter, fresh fruits, lunch 3x, dinner 2x, breakfast 2x, drinking water, tent equipment, mattress, sleeping bag, mosquito net, cook, rafting skipper, tubes, safety jackets, helmets for children
Excludes: permit to enter the national park 150.000 IDR/ person/ weekdays & 225.000 IDR/ person/ Sundays
What to bring: comfortable hiking shoes, 30-35 litre backpack, long trousers & T-shirt in bright colours, long socks, two change of clothes, long sleeved sweater, raincoat, water shoes, flip flops, towel, torch, mosquito repellent, sun lotion, swim wear and toilet paper