Trek - Climb - Raft - Survive.
This remarkable expedition has it all. You will be tested to you limits as well as thrilled like never before inside the amazing Leuser ecosystem.
A truly awesome, non-stop, exciting adventure in the Last Place on Earth
...and YOU will be making a DIFFERENCE to help save the Lesuer Eco System !!
2017 Itinerary * Subject to change due to prevaling conditions
Dates: 19th August to 5th September, 2017
Duration : 18 Days / 17 Nights
Grade: Difficult / Extreme
Day 1: 19 Aug. Arrive Jakarta
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your overnight accommodation at the FM7 Hotel located near the airport. Tonight we will hold a tour briefing in the hotel.
Day 2: 20 Aug. Jakarta - Medan – Brestagi
An early morning departure flight to Medan in Sumatra and travel through to the beautiful mountain town of Berestagi. Here, we will visit the local markets and look around the town. Berastagi is a hill town with a temperate climate that is powered by thermal power from nearby volcanoes. Overnight at local hotel (B,L,D)
Day 3: 21 Aug. Climb Sinabung - Ketambe
After checking out early morning, we will start the drive to Ketambe in the province of Aceh, arriving there at approximately 2pm where we will meet our guide who will take us for a short white water rafting trip. We will overnight in a local guest house on the banks of the Alas River. (B,L,D)
Day 4: 22 Aug. Ketambe Trekking. Jungle trek 2 days/1 night. Wildlife experience, waterfalls, hot springs
After an early breakfast, we head off into the Park. This amazing ecosystem will provide us with viewings of orangutans, Thomas Leaf monkeys, gibbons, macaques, hornbills and more. We will start the trekking adventure into the jungle viewing wildlife all day as we trek. We will stop at a river along the way for a swim and may even find a hot water spa. We will then enjoy more viewings of wild orangutans, hopefully including that of a dominant male. Gibbons may also be spotted and most certainly heard. We will camp in tents overnight in the National Park - camping equipment including mattress is supplied. (B,L,D)
Day 5: 23 Aug- Ketambe - Leuser Ecosystem
This morning we will wake to the amazing sounds of the jungle before trekking out of the jungle looking for wildlife along the way. After lunch we return to Ketambe lodge for overnight stay.
Day 6 – 11: 24 to 29 Aug. Ketambe - Summit Gunung Kemiri – Ketambe FKL
6 days trekking and return. Last day travel FKL research station and overnight. Daily programme to be finalized
Day 12-13: 30 to 31 Aug . Ketambe FKL research station - reforestation and trekking - Ketembe
This morning we will wake to the amazing sounds of the jungle before trekking out of the jungle looking for wildlife along the way. We will then travel to meet Rudi and his program with FKL, where we will be introduced to their important work and take a short jungle trek looking for wildlife. Overnight at their research station jungle lodge. (B,L,D) Time spent with FKL. Programme to be finalsied. Final night back to 1000 Hills prepare for rafting next day.
Day 15-16: 1 to 3 Sept Ketambe - Gelombang. 3 days / 2 nights rafting. – Lake Toba
Today start 3 days rafting. Programme to be finalized. Arrive Gelombang and transfer to Lake Toba for overnight overnight. Lake Toba is the site of the biggest eruption recorded in history and plays a significant role with the orangutans. Along the way, we will travel Subu Salam - Sidikalang – Tele – Pangururan. We will cross Lake Toba to the island of Samosir and arrive in Parapat at around noon where we will have a two night stay in a hotel - Toledo Inn or Tabo Cottages on Samosir Island right at the lake side. (B,L,D)
Day 17 – 4 Sept. - Lake Toba
Samosir - tour to Tomok, Ambarita and Simanindo. On this magnificent island, you can visit the typical Toba Batak villages: Tomok with its kings' tombs, Ambarita with its megalith execution tables and in Simanindo you can see traditional Batak dances. There is also the option of some kayaking on the lake. Overnight at Lake Toba (B,L,D)
Day 18 – 5 Sept: Lake Toba - Medan – Jakarta - Home.
An early morning departure will have us head to the airport for our flight back to Jakarta. Option to fly to Medan airport. Here you will connect with your evening return flight home or continue with your travel. Tour ends (B
- Return domestic airfares from Jakarta
- Accommodation in Jakarta on Day 1 (Twin Share)
- Accommodations Ketambe & Lake Toba
- Meals as outlined in Itinerary (B,L,D)
- All National park fees including camera fees
- All transfers in all locations
- Professional local guides through the expedition
- Donation included for one deluxe Orangutan Adoption with TOP
- Ranger and local guide fees + porters
- Access to the FKL restoration site and accommodation in the Jungle Lodge
- Tent, rafting and camping equipment
- International airfares
- Travel Insurance