Sumatra Highlights (7D/6N)

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Sumatra Highlights (7-Day Tour)

All the highlights of Northern Sumatra in just one week! This unique EcoTravel package combines a memorable overnight trek in the Gunung Leuser National Park with tube-rafting on the Bohorok River and a visit at the famous Bat Cave in Bukit Lawang with the experience of traditional Batak culture at Lake Toba, the world’s greatest crater lake. En route you will stop at beautiful spots in the Karo Highlands – among them are the fruit market in Berastagi, a traditional Batak Karo village and the water falls of Sipiso-Piso.

Package details

  • DAY 01: Air-con transfer (car or minibus) from your Medan hotel (3 hours) or from Kuala Namu Airport (5 hours) to Bukit Lawang: including driver, petrol & porter service for your luggage. Check in to your hotel in Bukit Lawang: EcoTravel Cottages, Jungle View Room, bathroom with western toilet and hot water shower, fan, balcony with jungle/river view, breakfast
  • DAY 02/03: “Orangutan Trek” (2-day tour): 2-day trek in the Gunung Leuser National Park, 1 night on a campsite in the jungle, stop at the old orangutan feeding platform area & traditional tube rafting down the Bohorok River back to Bukit Lawang after trekking: includes English speaking guides, porter, rafting skipper, cook, all food and drinking water while trekking, all equipment (tent, mattress, sleeping bag, mosquito net, tubes, safety jackets), luggage storage. Starts at 08:30 am. After trekking stay another night in Bukit Lawang: EcoTravel Cottages, Jungle View Room, bathroom with western toilet and hot water shower, fan, balcony with jungle/river view, breakfast
  • DAY 04: “Bat Cave Walk” (3-hours tour): Walk to the famous Bat Cave in Bukit Lawang & explore this impressive cave system: includes English speaking guide, entrance fee, lunch picnic, fruits, drinking water. Starts at 09:00 am. Stay another night in Bukit Lawang: EcoTravel Cottages, Jungle View Room, bathroom with western toilet and hot water shower, fan, balcony with jungle/river view, breakfast
  • DAY 05: Overland transfer (air-con car or minibus) from Bukit Lawang to Lake Toba (1-day tour / 9 hours): Along the way you stop at several places in the Karo Highlands: the famous fruit market in Berastagi, a traditional Batak Karo village and the Sipiso-Piso waterfall: includes driver, petrol, all entrance fees on the way, take-away snacks & drinks, boat tickets (one way!) from Parapat harbour to Samosir Island. Starts at 07:00 am. Check in to your hotel on Samosir Island: Tabo Cottages, Batak Villa, bathroom with western toilet and hot water shower, fan, balcony with garden/lake view, breakfast
  • DAY 06: Spend your day winding down on Samosir Island swimming, relaxing and just enjoying the beautiful scenery or why not try and explore the island? Don’t miss a traditional Batak dance at the cultural center in Simanindo and the historic Batak king’s residence at Ambarita. Our partner Tabo Cottages will love to organize tours around Lake Toba, if required. You can also rent a motorbike and travel around by yourself. Stay one more night on Samosir Island: Tabo Cottages, Batak Villa, bathroom with western toilet and hot water shower, fan, balcony with garden/lake view, breakfast
  • DAY 07: Air-con transfer from Parapat harbour to your Medan hotel (5 hours): including driver & petrol. Starts at 14:00 pm
Package does Not include: entrance permit to the Gunung Leuser National Park/camera tax (150.000 IDR/pax/ payable to the national park office); lunch, dinner and drinks while staying in Bukit Lawang & Samosir Island; boat tickets from Samosir Island back to Parapat (15.000 IDR/pax/payable on the boat), flights, visas, insurances
Price per person / min 2 pax. 
Standard Option299 Euro
Deluxe Option334 Euro
Budget Option224 Euro
This package starts on Mondays only!
Available dates
EcoTravel packages are offered in different prices ranges – standard, deluxe and budget. What exactly is the difference?

Only the standard package is listed in detail on our website. The higher price of the deluxe option results from a better room type (Jungle View Suite / EcoTravel Cottages) at Bukit Lawang and Lake Toba (Toba Suite / Tabo Cottages). The budget option includes the least expensive room type in the jungle and on Lake Toba (Batak Room, EcoTravel Cottages / Deluxe Room, Tabo Cottage). The budget package does not include transfers to/from Medan.

Your website lists fixed starting dates for your packages. We arrive in Medan one day later, could we shift the start of our tour?

Unfortunately this is not possible. We run our tours on fixed days, arrival/departure at EcoTravel Cottages is on Mondays/Fridays only, suiting our packages. Some packages also start on Saturdays. But you could add, skip or change some tours in your chosen package frame, if required. It is also possible to extend your stay at our partners on Lake Toba, in Medan or on Pulau Weh – subject to availability. And if all this still doesn’t suit you, why not join our tours only and book your accommodation individually somewhere else?

What’s the latest we have to arrive in Bukit Lawang on the day before our trek will start?

Please make sure not to arrive in Bukit Lawang any later than 19:00 pm! There is also a meeting with your guide team at our EcoTravel Cottages/Office between 16:00 pm – 19:00 pm, where you will be given essential information and an introduction to your trek starting the next morning.  From Medan Airport, there are 4.5 hours of transfer to Bukit Lawang, so please make absolutely sure that your flight arrives before 14:30 pm. Later arrivals won’t be able to join our tours the following day.

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