Gunung Leuser National Park is one of the richest tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia. Covering up to 7927 km2 and straddling the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces, it is one of the last places on earth with critically endangered orangutans living in the wild. This region is also the habitat of other wildlife: Elephants, rhinos, tigers, siamangs, Thomas leaf monkeys, macaques and gibbons are just a handful of the thousands of species found in this unique eco-system. Together with Bukit Barisan Selatan and Kerinci Seblat National Parks, it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site (listed 2004), a Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra. IN 2011 it was placed on a list of world heritage sites in danger.
Beside Orangutan Tour in Bukit Lawang, Gunung Leuser National Park, North Sumatra is also offering another highlights to visit.
Lake Toba and Samosir Island, which is located in the middle of the huge lake, offer a complete tourism package encompassing beautiful scenery, unique Batak culture and traditions, and intriguing history. Lake Toba is indeed not just an ordinary lake but is the largest volcanic lake on Earth.
The ancient lake has been formed by a steep-walled caldera produced during the Toba volcanos eruption, the largest known volcanic eruption on the planet in the past two million years. The powerful eruption, an extremely rare event, is called a supervolcanic eruption.
When viewed from space, the Toba caldera is one of the most striking volcanic craters on Earth, measuring 100 x 30 kilometers.
GUNUNG LEUSER & LAKE TOBA : Sample Package Tour
TOUR CODE : IGA – 406
DAY 01: AIRPORT / MEDAN – BUKIT LAWANG (Bukit Lawang Cottages / Rindu Alam Hotel)
Arrival at Kuala Namu Int airport pick up by our tour guide and then transfer to the center of Medan city and then drive to Bukit Lawang via Binjai and Kuala pass several plantations of rubber and oilpalm. Upon arrival in Bukit Lawang check-in hotel.
DAY 02: BUKIT LAWANG – JUNGLE TRACKING – BRASTAGI (Sinabung Hills Hotel /Sibayak Int Hotel /Grand Mutiara Hotel) (B)
After breakfast walking to the jungle to start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National park with their flora and fauna, the possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This tracking will take about 03 hours, after tracking return to hotel. After a short rest continue drive to Brastagi with stop at Sembahe river, arrival at Brastagi visiting fruit market, and Gundaling Hill. Afternoon check in to hotel.
DAY 03: BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR (Toledo Inn / Tabo Cottages / Samosir Villa) (B)
After breakfast drive to Parapat on the way visit Batak Karo traditional village at Dokan, Sipiso-piso waterfall, Rumah Bolon ( Long House ) the old palace of Batak Simalungun Kings and Simarjarunjung to see the view of Lake Toba, upon arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat arriavl at Samosir check in to hotel.
DAY 04: SAMOSIR EXCURSION (B)
After breakfast excursion on Samosir Island by car, visiting several Batak Toba traditional villages:
– Ambarita : To see stone chairs and table the old meeting place of Sialagan Kings.
– Simanindo : To see Batak Toba traditional dance and museum.
– Pangururan : To see the view of Lake Toba and Hot springs water.
– Tomok : To see the old tomb of Sidabutar Kings
along On this trip also possible to stop at school to see the activities of young children in the school, visiting the village where the people make traditional hand weaving.+ stop also at scenic places like the graves! Afternoon return back to hotel
DAY 05: SAMOSIR – MEDAN / AIRPORT (B)
After breakfast transfer from Lake Toba to Medan via Pematang Siantar with view of rubber, oilpalm and cacao plantations. Arriving in Medan proceed to airport for flight to the next destination.
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