4D3N Bukit Lawang & Berastagi

Bukit Lawang situated at the eastern side of Gunung Leuser National Park is one of the easiest places on earth to spot semi-wild orangutans. Take a leisure hike through the rainforest of Bukit Lawang to observe the engendered apes in their natural habitat and end the hike with an exciting rafting down the Bahorok River. Escape from the jungle heat and travel to the picturesque town of Berastagi in the beautiful Karo highlands, a region well-known for its fruit plantation and vegetable farms. Enjoy a beautiful sunrise from the top of Mount Sibayat, a 2100m high live volcano with fuming vents and a beautiful shallow crater lake.


Day 01


Pick up by our friendly guide from Medan’s Kuala Namu International Airport to Bukit Lawang (approx. 3 hrs. drive). Depending on your arrival time, you can do a short 30 min hike to explore the 200m long Bat Cave or take a stroll around the villages, rice fields and rubber plantations.

Overnight: Hotel or Guesthouse at Bukit Lawang

Day 02


After an early breakfast, our guide will fetch you from your hotel to the old orangutan feeding area where the elusive apes are commonly encountered.  Thereafter you will enter the rainforest to begin your hiking adventure. During the hike, there will be good opportunity to spot wildlife such as gibbons, pigtail macaque, Thomas Leaf Monkey, flying squirrels, hornbills etc. Our experienced guide will also share with your some interesting facts of the forest and its biodiversity. Break for a picnic lunch beside a clear waterfall where you can swim or enjoy a jacuzzi massage under its falling water.  After lunch, you will hike deeper into the forest for another 2 hours over gentle terrain. End the hike with an adrenaline tube-rafting down the Bohorok River. You can also choose to hike back if you do not wish to take the raft.

Overnight: Hotel or Guesthouse at Bukit Lawang

Day 03


Today you will proceed to the Karo highlands in Berastagi – home of the Karo Batak people, via our private transport (~5 hrs. drive away). After settling down at the hotel, devote some time to immerse yourself in the local culture of Berastagi. Swing by the local fruit and flower markets, explore the native Batak Karo villages and enjoy a leisure hike up to Gundaling hill for a panoramic view of volcanoes Sinabung and Sibayak.

Overnight: Hotel at Berastagi

Day 04


An early morning hike up (~3 hrs) to the summit of Gunung Sibayak will reward you with sweeping views of the surrounding volcano landscape. The volcano is high in geothermal activity with fuming vents spewing out crystalline sulphur which was mined on a small scale in the past. There is a beautiful heart shaped crater lake where love wordings have been formed by visitors using the volcanic rocks. Descend to the volcano base and take a dip in one of the hot spring pools to refresh yourself. Visit the vegetables, fruits and flowers markets and savour one of its most famous produce – Markisa (passion fruits). Enjoy a leisure breakfast before heading back to Medan (~3 hrs) for your flight home.

Package includes:

  • All local land transfers including airport transfers
  • Guided Bukit Lawang hike
  • Guided Mt Sibayak sunrise hike
  • All accommodations
  • Local Indonesian guide cum driver (English speaking)

Package excludes:

  • Return international air tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot spring fees (optional stop)
  • Indonesian VISA (ASEAN citizens are VISA-free up to 30 days)
  • All meals not indicated
  • Tips for guide
  • All expenses of a personal nature



4D3N Medan, Berastagi & Lake Toba

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