Welcome to Tangkahan


Tangkahan is not so much a village as a bus stop, a park entrance and a handful of basic riverside bungalows on the wild banks of the Sungai Kualsa Buluh.


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Tangkahan activities

$365.88 Outdoor Activities

Private Tour: Amazing 4 Days Orang Utan Adventure Tour

Itinerary : DAY 01: ARRIVAL KUALA NAMU AIRPORT  – BUKIT LAWANG / 4 hrs. Arrive at Kuala Namu International Airport with flight… Welcomed by driver cum guide. Drive to Bukit Lawang through by landscape with vast view of palm oil and rubber plantation. Check in hotel. 1 night stay in Bukit Lawang at Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or similar.DAY 02 : JUNGLE TREKKING FOR 3 HOURS – TANGKAHAN (B). Morning start for a 3 hours jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park to see the wildlife. This involves a walk through the jungle to explore the park. Steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the rain forest. In this tropical primary rain forest, you can see the varieties of birds, butterflies, Siamang (long arm apes), different kinds of reptiles. Picked up by a local jeep for your off road trip to Tangkahan passing through rubber plantations and with beautiful jungle and mountain landscapes. Arriving in Tangkahan, you will cross over the Batang River by local raft to the lodge inn. 2 nights in Tangkahan at Mega Inn or similarDAY 03: TANGKAHAN – BATHING & RIDING ELEPHANT FOR JUNGLE TREKKING (B). After breakfast, you will visit the Elephant camp where you can see the Elephant bathing. After that you start trekking with Elephants for 1 hour to explore part of the Leuser National Park. The rest is your own program.DAY 04 : TANGKAHAN – MEDAN – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT/HOTEL DROP OFF (B) / 6 hours drive. After breakfast, morning free program at your own. Drive back to Medan and transfer to the airport for your onward flight or drop off hotel in Medan. End of our services.Included in TourTransportation in comfortable air conditioned car incl. fuel as mentioned in the program3 overnights accommodation in above good medium class hotels based on TWN/DBL/TRIPLEDaily breakfastDriver, his meals and accommodation costsEntrance and parking fees as per program3 hours wildlife trekking in Bukit Lawang with professional local guideOffroad trip by Jeep from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan1 hr Elephant ride in Tangkahan with professional local guideDaily mineral water Not included in TourPersonal expenses such as: Lunch, Dinner, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, minibar, etc.Air tickets & airport taxDonations and tipping driver/tour guideInsuranceTour guideAny optional program

$3199 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Indonesia on a Shoestring – Sumatra & Java to Kuta

Get ready to hit the ground running in this 27-day whirlwind tour of Indonesia’s top sights. We mean that literally, too – you’ll stay active as you hike and explore Berastagi, Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang and more. Get to know the locals with a G Adventures-supported community homestay, trek to mighty Mount Bromo, and make waves with a surf lesson on Java. Beyond that, doing it all with a group of like-minded travellers is the best way to get the most out of this outstanding and special place.

$3899 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Indonesia Adventure – Sumatra, Java & Bali

Keep your energy up – you’ll need it on this 34-day tour of Sumatra, Java, and Bali. But with an itinerary like this one, it’ll be easy. Hike and explore Berastagi, Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang, and more, along with time to recharge and relax on the calming beaches of Bali. Discover new flavours on street food crawls, and take in epic vistas when you trek around Mount Bromo. There’s lots to do here – culture, parties, and otherwise – so get ready to meet some other like-minded travellers and explore.

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