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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$370 Outdoor Activities

4D3N Tour: North Sumatra Highlights

4 days fascinating jungle area in Tangkahan - North Sumatra. Day 1. Airport Kuala Namu – Medan (1 – 1,5 hours driving). Arrive in Kualanamu airport with flight … at … (please let us know your flight number and arrival time). We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to hotel Deli River for an  overnight stay, nicely situated in the countryside outside Medan. In Hotel Deli River you can rejuvenate and rest after your long journey and take a dip in the infinity pool looking over the Deli River.Day 2. Medan – Tangkahan (5 hours driving).In the morning depart to Tangkahan. Tangkahan is famous for its elephant safaris and wonderful jungle scenery.The peaceful jungle retreat is located along the Kuala Buluh River next to the dense rainforest. You will cross the hanging bridge to reach your lodge.  You will go for a river walk and then tube down stream to a beautiful waterfall. You can have a very nice swim in the unspoiled jungle river, sit on a small beach full off butterflies and take a shower under a jungle waterfall. 2 overnight stays in Mega Inn, Linea resort, Jungle lodge or similar accommodation (simple accommodation).Day 3. Tangkahan – enjoy jungle atmosphere.Today you can spend your time in nature and fascinating jungle area. Hikers can take exciting jungle trips here (optional). However walkers must be fit and have suitable, large profile shoes. After finishing the jungle trekking program, you can do your own program such as swimming in the river or visit the local village. In the afternoon you can see the elephants bath in the river. The elephants clean them self before back to camp after daily activity.Day 4. Tangkahan – airport Kuala Namu (6 hours driving)Today we will transfer you to the airport to catch your flight to next destination. End of our services. We can reverse the above itinerary according to your flight schedule. Please inform us about this in your booking. Included- Overnight accommodation based on twinshare of rooms- Breakfast daily- Transport in comfortable air conditioned car incl. fuel- Driver, his meals and overnight accommodation costs- Entrance and parking fees- Tubing till waterfall in Tangkahan Excluded - air tickets - personal expenses such as: drinks, souvenirs, lunch, dinner etc. - donations and tips- Jungle trekking activity in Tangkahan

$353.48 Outdoor Activities

Private Tour: Amazing 4 Days Tangkahan Elephant & Bukit Lawang

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 similar DAY 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 Tour Transportation in comfortable air conditioned car incl. fuel as mentioned in the program 3 overnights accommodation in above good medium class hotels based on TWN/DBL/TRIPLE Daily breakfast Driver, his meals and accommodation costs Entrance and parking fees as per program 3 hours wildlife trekking in Bukit Lawang with professional local guide Offroad trip by Jeep from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan 1 hr Elephant ride in Tangkahan with professional local guide Daily mineral water  Not included in Tour Personal expenses such as: Lunch, Dinner, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, minibar, etc. Air tickets & airport tax Donations and tipping driver/tour guide Insurance Tour guide Any optional program

$2719.15 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.

$3314.15 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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