Tangkahan Adventure

Meet The Sumatran Elephants (1-Day Tour)

The peaceful jungle village of Tangkahan is a hidden paradise – and only a 2,5 hour drive from Bukit Lawang (one way)! Famous for its Sumatran elephants it also offers a natural, unspoilt environment. This is where you will experience a unique jungle adventure. By joining our Tangkahan Adventure EcoTravel guests also add to the benefit of the local community.

Duration: full day
Intensity level: low
Tour prices: 78 EUR / per person
Group size: minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people (NOTE: Our tour does not include any activities or direct interaction with the elephants! However, guests who wish to get closer to the elephants can additionally book a voucher for the daily bathing ritual (up to 1 hour / +35 EUR/ person ) or for the “Angon Gajah” experience (up to 3 hours / +58 EUR/ person).
Start: at 09:00 am – Mondays and Thursdays only

Tour description

This Sumatra EcoTravel tour starts at 08:30 am with a pick up by air-con car and off-road transfer to Tangkahan. Jungle roads which can be bumpy take you through small villages. Witness the destruction of the rain forest through palm oil plantations stretching to the horizon – a sad image you will never forget. On arrival and after registering with the park office you will enjoy a delicious lunch in the Mega Inn restaurant overlooking the river. Then you need to make up your mind how to spend the next 3 hours in this hidden paradise: A short walk from the restaurant and a swim across the river would take you to a natural hot spring, where you will have time to swim and relax. Alternatively, you are welcome to discover the local village joined by our EcoTravel team. Afterwards you will visit a local afternoon school and have the opportunity to take photos from the famous Sumatran elephants. Note: This memorable day trip does not include any elephant activity! Guests who wish to get closer to the elephants can additionally book a voucher for the daily bathing ritual (up to 1 hour) or for the “Angong Gajah” experience (up to 3 hours), operated by our partner CRU/LPT Tangkahan. The journey back to Bukit Lawang starts in Tangkahan after elephant bathing at 4:30 pm, travel time is around 2 hours again.