6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS EXOTIC ORANG UTAN & LAKE TOBA


BOOKING CODE : MHINSUM01


Day 1 : Arrival Medan – Bukit Lawang  
Today you arrive in Medan, the main city in northern Sumatra. Followed by a city tour of Medan visiting Maimun palace, historical mosque AlMashum and Buddhist temple vihara Gunung Timur. Afterwards, departure to Bukit Lawang, the orang utan rehabilitation centre located in Gunung Leuser National Park. This is one of the largest national park in the world containing over 800,000 ha of virgin rainforest. Afternoon to relax.  Accomodation at Eco Lodge, simple accommodation but nicely located by the river side on the outskirts of the park.

Day 2 : Bukit Lawang – Berastagi  
First you’ll visit the feeding platform where the orang utans are fed and trained to live in the wild. It is a marvelous sight to see the orang utans coming out of the forest by swinging from branch to branch to the platform. Afterwards, jungle walk about two hours deeper in the park to explore more tropical flora and fauna. You’ll probably see wild orang utans, macaques, hornbills and many kind of tropical plants. You will walk via small often muddy and hilly paths (seldom flat walking). Good physical fitness is required. After the walk, short rest before departure to the mountain resort Berastagi. Accomodation at Grand Mutiara. Notice: Those bringing camera/video in the orang utan site will be charged Rp 50,000 for camera and 150,000 for video.

Day 3 : Berastagi – Samosir Island    
Scenic drive to lake Toba, one of the deepest and largest crater lake in the world with stop at Dokan, a Batak Karo village with a number of traditional houses still being inhabited where eight families live together in harmony in each house. Proceed to Sipiso piso waterfall and the long house of king Batak Simalungun. Arrive in Parapat, across the lake by public boat to Samosir island. The boat will probably stops several time to drop other passengers. You will be dropped right in front of your hotel. Accomodation at Tabo Cottage or Toledo Inn, simple accommodation but nicely located by the lake side

Day 4 : Samosir Tour
Drive around the island to explore the natural beauty and cultural aspects of Batak Toba by visiting Ambarita village where the remnant megalithic culture of Batak Toba lies in front of traditional houses. Continue to Simanindo to see folkdance performed by the villagers. Here you also can visit a museum built in typical Batak style. On returning to your hotel, stop at Tomok village to see a very old but nicely decorated sarchopagus.
Notice: Samosir excursion will be done by car for maximum 5 paxs, more than 5 by boat

Day 5 : Samosir – Medan         
Across back to Parapat by public boat and return to Medan passing by town of Pematang Siantar with its vast view of oilpalm and rubber plantation. Accomodation at Tiara

Day 6 : Departure 
Free to relax until time to leave for airport. Tour ends.


INCLUDING :
               
        - Private airco car
           
        - Room with daily breakfast
      
        - English-speaking guide
          
        - Applicable entrance fees
       
        - National Park permit    

        - Boat to/Samosir island


BOOKING CODE : MHINSUM01