Elephant Safari in Tangkahan
Sumatran Jungle Trek
Day 10 of the itinerary - Day 13 of the Itinerary
Day 10: City Tour
After the group departs you shall be transferred to the beautiful village of Tangkahan for an additional two nights, on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park. You will stay in guesthouse accommodation and enjoy the company of the local Karonese tribespeople. (B,L,D)
Day 11: City Tour
Today you can take the weight off your feet and climb astride an elephant. This one hour trek will show you the jungle from a loftier viewpoint, and with elephants able to get closer to the wild animals of the jungle than we are, it may be a good time to get your camera out. You will cross the Buluh river before dismounting and helping the mahouts wash the elephants in the river. The elephants are part of a Conservation Response Unit, conducting illegal logging patrols in the National Park. You will then tube down the river back to your guesthouse.
Today you will also have the opportunity to visit a local village school to meet some of the children and community members who will benefit from eco-tourism in the area. The rest of the afternoon can be spent swimming in the river, visiting a nearby jungle waterfall and hot springs, or relaxing on the pebble beach, watching for macaques in the trees around you. Your last night will be spent at your guesthouse. (B,L,D)
Day 12: International Departure
Following your final breakfast this morning, you shall be transferred to Medan for your flight back to the UK.(B)
Day 13: Early morning arrival back in the UK
- Guesthouse accommodation
- All transfers
- Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner - day 10 & 11. Breakfast - Day 13
- Elephant Trek
- Personal expenses (ie: gifts, extra soft drinks or alcohol, laundry etc)
- Any tips for local team (guides, drivers etc.)
Please note that this extension is subject to minimum numbers and flight availability and should be booked on sign up of the Sumatra Orangutan Challenge and no later than 10 weeks prior to departure. In some cases, a surcharge may need to be applied in which case we will inform you prior to confirming your booking. Full payment must be received no later than 8 weeks prior to departure or your place on the extension may be cancelled. All bookings will be confirmed no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.
The advertised costs for this extension are per person on twin sharing basis. If you are a solo passenger, We will accommodate you in a room with someone of the same sex.
*= Please note that we reserve the right to change accommodation. Where this is necessary, alternative accommodation will be of an equal or better standard.