8-day-wildlife-orangutan--toba-lake

8 Day Wildlife Orangutan & Toba lake

11 Februari 2023       263        Admin

Multiple days traveling in Sumatra are tailor-made for your authentic experience Multiple day trekking tours encounter the wildlife Orangutans in their natural habitat. Ketambe trekking offer multiple day trekking tours with overnight with camping in the Ketambe jungle, the tour can be personalized depends on your needs first, it can be a relaxing tour with a low level of difficulty of the hike while you can slowly enjoy spending more time to watch other flora and fauna plus endemic Sumatra gibbons, or if you an adventurous type of traveler prefer off the beaten track with a higher level of difficulty to go deeper into the jungle and have longer breaks at the river plus relaxing at the hot springs. Finally, after roughly trekking in the jungle you will deserve peaceful rest of the day in Samosir, Toba lake, and experience the fascinating ancient Batak culture.


Trip type          :       Small group & Private ( you can request )

Trek Level       :       3 / 5

Comfort           :       3/ 5

Total duration  :       6 Day

Characteristic  :      Holiday, Nature & Adventure

Price                :      $$$ Please contact us!


Strong point of the experience

  • Wilderness hiking
  • Encounter Wildlife Orangutans in their natural habitat
  • Wildlife observing in Sumatra
  • Discover The world is largest volcanic lake and ancient culture of Bataknese.


Trip Summary

Day 1 : Arrival to Kualanamu Intl Airport, Medan - transfer to Ketambe

  • A day before the trip starts, the guide will come and pick you up at the airport and go through to Ketambe (7-hour drive to Kutacane, Ketambe )
  • On arrival in Kutacane, Ketambe check in to our guesthouse
  • Overnight in Kutacane, Ketambe


Day 2 Wildlife Orangutan Ketambe trekking

  • After breakfast at the Guest House, we will start our journey trekking in the Ketambe jungle area, crossing the deep jungle, exploring the wildlife of Sumatra such Orang Utans, Thomas Leaf monkeys, Black Gibbons, Masques, lizards, Siamang, birds (Hombil) snakes.
  • There will be a maximum of 3 hours trekking before lunch.
  • Lunch will provide in the jungle, ( we will have a brief stop and make hut on the trek )
  • After lunch, we will continue trekking for another 1-2 hours.
  • Before Sunset we will build a hut ( overnight at camp) next to a river while you can take a refreshing bath in the river.
  • Overnight in the jungle


Day 3 Rainforest Trekking and Hotsprings

  • After breakfast, we will be trekking uphill stream of Gurah river forwards the waterfall, have some water activities at the waterfall
  • we will continue trekking deeper in the jungle and explore its wildlife, arrival at our deepest point in the jungle on this journey we will stay/trek for couples hours to observe wildlife activity, lunch will provide in the jungle.
  • Lunch will be provided in the jungle
  • Continue trek to the hot springs in the middle of the jungle, while you can take a refreshing shower in the warm hot spring water, Dinner and overnight at camp

Day 4 Trekking back and leave the jungle ( Return to the guesthouse )

  • After breakfast, in the morning we will be trekking back and leaving out the jungle and going back through Ketambe

  • Arrive at the guesthouse, take a rest and lunch
  • Night in Ketambe

Day 5 Transfer from Ketambe to Prapat city and Toba Lake

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from Ketambe to Parapat city
  • Arrive in Parapat take the ferry crossing to Samosir: Excursion to Lake Toba by ferry boat, getting Samosir island.
  • Arrive in Samosir going through to Tuk Tuk Village
  • Stay and night In Tuk Tuk Village

Day 6 - 7 Explore Samosir Island, Toba lake and Batak Culture

  • Enjoy the days in Samosir with majestic views Toba lake
  • explore several interesting Batak culture traditional villages: Tomok: To see the old Tomb of Sidabutar Kings. Ambarita: To see the stone chair and table stone the execution places of Sialagan Kings.
  • Procced at a local restaurant with typical Batak dishes such as curry, fish, vegetables
  • Visiting the Batak traditional market and procced to Batak is museum
  • The rest is your own program, you can take a beautiful walk or ride a bicycle tour around
  • During trip in Samosir Toba lake ( Batak culture ) we will stay at TUK-TUK village

Day 8 Leaving Toba lake - Medan Airport

  • In the morning leaving Samosir Toba lake to Parapat by boat ferry ( 45 minutes)
  • Transfer to Medan airport
  • Lunch will provide on the road at the local restaurant
  • Arrival Medan airport
  • Catch a flight to your next destination

Tour End


Terms and conditions


  • Sumatra area is covered with rainforest and located right on the equator, it has a tropical climate, the weather is hot and humid all year round. The driest season normally starts from May to September, although there are sporadic rains and may occur during this period. Rains are abundant between November and January. The average temperature is 30 C degree in Siberut island. Be ready for hot, humid, and hasty conditions.
  • To respect the culture of every local community, for example, local wisdom, their law order, their way of living, the way they dress up, bringing methods, different life perspectives and views of the world and local environment in the community, (in every villages area it is recommended to wear trouser below knee length and T-shirt to cover shoulders. Applies to both men and women, especially when we will visit some villages, local community please do not wear shorts, sleeveless shirts, shirts showing cleavage, and skirts above the knee, also mind that looser clothes help fight the heat, compared to tight clothes)you will be free to wear those, or swim in bikini or shorts in the river when we are doing a trip in the jungle.


Things good to know during Orangutan trek


  • Wildlife viewing and safety information During visiting GunungLeuser National park.
  • ORANGUTANS BEHAVIOUR.
  • Wild orangutan spendmost of their time high in the forest canopy and rarely come into contact with humans, but ex-captive orangutans in Bukit Lawang frequently walk on the ground and often come into close contact with humans.
  • Their behavior and the behavior of human visitors is making them sick.
  • WHY ORANGUTANS CAN GET SICK AFTER CONTACT WITH HUMAN :
  • a.Orangutans are genetically very close to humans ( 97%) and catch many of our diseases.
  • b. Measles, TB, pneumonia, and influenza are spread when you cough, sneeze or even spit. Shigella, hepatitis A, herpes, scabies, and worms, are carried in human is feces.


THE EFFECT OF HUMAN CONTACT WITH ORANGUTANS


  • Orangutans may look like they are OK around humans but it is not normal for them to be so close.
  • This change in natural behaviors can lead Orangutan to get a very high level of stress.
  • STRESS CAN LEAD THEM TO heart failure, poor reproductive health, high infant mortality, depressed immune system.
  • And ultimately may result in PREMATURE DEATH!
  • HOW YOU CAN HELP #KEEPWILDLIFEWILD
  • Follow the rules! tell your guide you wish to follow them and tell your fellow trekkers :
  • 1). DO NOT get close than 15 meter
  • 2). DO NOT TOUCH!
  • 3).DO NOT GIVE FOOD OR DRINK!

  • 4). DO NOT SELFIES IF A ORANGUTAN APPROACHES YOU

  • Nature needs your photos and stories but nature also needs you to be responsible. Please ONLY take or post photos in social media which is show you at a safe distance from wildlife #selfieaware


THINGS TO CARRY DURING ORANGUTAN TREKKING

  • Please bring adventure equipment since you will survive in the Sumatra rainforest such as
  • Trekking shoes it will be muddy and wet
  • Small backpack (we can leave some stuff at the previous place we stayed in (hotel/hostel)
  • Long trousers, long sleeves, t-shirt, fresh underwear (there will be sweating going on)
  • Rain clothes
  • We recommend bringing a dry bag/pocket (waterproof) to protect your camera and any other important documents and equipment you need to take care of
  • Sleeping bag, a mosquito repellent, high protection sunscreen, a headlamp, toilet paper, a sun hat/cap, sunglasses, water bottle, flip flop
  • First aid such as paracetamol, pain killers, anti-diarrhea, disinfectant, all other medication you would usually take
  • Do not overpack! Keep it simple


Insurance

We strongly recommended that you will have to take your responsibility for your travel insurance during the trip with us, or as soon as you book this tour. And do not forget to bring all those important documents and information with you.

Please inform yourself about getting vaccinated before traveling to Indonesia.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: You already found all necessary info, what to bring and carry, dos and do nots, however, there are other details and questions I have for you: - do you have any allergies? - do you have any dietary restrictions? - do you have any health issues (diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, heart disease, etc)? THANK YOU AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HOSTING YOU!


C.TAILOR-MADE PROGRAM

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTION OR SPECIAL REQUEST FOR TAILOR-MADE PROGRAM WE ABLE TO PERSONALIZED YOUR TOUR CORRESPONDING YOUR DESIRE SUCH AS DURATION OF THE DAYS, BEST TIME TO TRAVEL, OR BUDGET ON THIS EXPERIENCE.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US ! WE WOULD HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ALL THE INFORMATION


What is might be included and not included in the price

What is include

  • All transport and transfers by private vehicle with driver (car, minibus ) during the trip
  • All accomodation in Ketambe( eco – house bungalow, “basic local comfort ” and breakfast included)
  • Orangutan trekking tour
  • -> inclusive : Food : rice, fish, chicken, vegetables, eggs,  drink, coffee, tea, fruits, snacks.
  • -> accom : Jungle hut
  • Hotel 1 Night in Berastagi ( breakfast included )
  • Accomodation 3 nights in Samosir, Toba lake ( 3 times meals per day )
  • Entrance fees (museums and sites)
  • English speaking guide  ( French & Spanish – Speaking guide available)

What is might not include:

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol drinks outside the meals
  • Medication
  • Personal expenses : souvenir, etc


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