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 observe the famous Sumatran elephants from a distance of about 50 meters during their daily bath! 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 at 16:30 pm, travel time is around 2 hours again.