SMT – 03

4 days 3 nights, we are taking you to discover the new hidden paradise of North Sumatra, Tangkahan Reserve. Please say hello to dozens of free roaming elephants once you arrive there. They will be your special company during your stay. You’ll ride on their bare backs to enjoy the pristine nature at the most convenient way. Just follow their pace and let them lead you to the most beautiful spots of the jungle. And as they reach the pristine Batang river, it’s time for you to pay for the ride – bathing and rubbing the hard skin of the tender elephants.


Your vacation will be completed with history tour around Medan, the third biggest city in Indonesia. Let’s take a look at Maimoon palace which depicts the glorious history of Kingdom of Deli. It’s not currently in use but all of the architecture and the interior are kept detailed and authentic. And at the end of the tour, what’s better than getting in touch with local hospitality at the downtown?


For the details of the tour, please check the following information below:

maimun Tangkahan - Johannes Landin Butterfly Bukit Lawang - Davide Lo Vetro Tangkahan 2 - Rick Stevens medan tangkahan
Yellow and gren dominate the interior design of Maimoon Palace

Package Details

General Info



Tour code: SMT – 03


About this trip:

Season: All periods
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Grade: Easy to Moderate level
Activities: Trekking, Wildlife, Cultural/Historical Sightseeing
Accommodation: 3 nights hotel/eco lodge (1N Medan / 2N Tangkahan)


Price per Person (in IDR)


4-5 Persons

12% OFF


  • Booking Period: Now – January 5th, 2017
  • Traveling Period: January 12th – March 1st, 2017
  • Minimum 4 adults and maximum 5 adults traveling together

2-3 Persons


6 Persons – up




  • High season surcharge will be applied and informed accordingly (effective on weekends, International & National Public Holidays).
  • All prices are valid until April 2019.
  • Prices are applicable for International market.
  • Subject to change without prior notice.
  • Email us to book this trip.

Day 01 : Arrival Medan – Medan City Tour (L)

  • Our guide is ready to drive you off the airport on your arrival at Medan airport
  • Let’s have a short city tour around Medan before heading to the hotel
  • We will visit some of iconic buildings including Maimoon Palace and the Great City Mosque
  • Maimoon Palace is a grand ex-royal resident of Sultanate of Deli. It’s now a museum which depicts the victorious era of the kingdom
  • The Great Mosque is just as iconic with mostly Dutch style dated back to 1909
  • Let’s move to the downtown to see the remaining Dutch buildings around the city
  • It’s time to hotel check in for overnight stay
  • Overnight in Santika Hotel Medan

Day 02 : Medan – Tangkahan (B,L)

  • Finish your breakfast provided at the lodge before leaving
  • This day is mostly spent on the road as we’ll be driving to Tangkahan. This place itself is actually a tiny laidback village located at the outskirts of Gunung Leuser National Park.
  • It used to be illegal logging center but now troops of elephants and mahout guard all around the remaining jungle
  • The 6 hour trip will mostly bumpy but the spectacular landscape will be right there to keep the boredom away
  • As you reach Batang river, you need to transfer to raft to cross the stream
  • We will spend the night at an eco-lodge at Tangkahan
  • Check in to Mega Inn lodge

Day 03 : Tangkahan Elephant Trekking (B)

  • Breakfast is ready for you at the lodge
  • Get ready and be well prepared as we’ll embark on full day wildlife adventure
  • Let’s begin the day with elephant ride exploring the outer jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park
  • On the way, spot the elusive wildlife like orangutan and deer amid the lush vegetation
  • Swimming in nature is the best thing done after hours of adventure. So, we’ll make sure that Buluh river is our next destination
  • Hey, look around as you swim, there are thousands of butterflies that mix in beautiful colors
  • Before you forget about the time, our guide will take you back to the lodge in the afternoon
  • Lunch and dinner are at leisure and you may order from the lodge service
  • Enjoy your night meal while gazing at the night stars
  • Overnight in Mega Inn lodge

Day 04 : Tangkahan – Medan Airport/Next Destination (B)

  • Slowly enjoy your breakfast with Sumatran rainforest at the background
  • It’s time to say good bye to Tangkahan elephants and check out of the lodge
  • Our driver will take you to Medan airport to catch your afternoon flight
  • Or if you have another destination in mind, please feel free to tell the guide and we’ll drive you there instead
  • This is the end of the tour. See you soon in Indonesia

What's Included and Not

  • Transportation service usage AC coach Yes
  • Accommodation at selected hotel / similar (Twin/Triple sharing)Yes
  • Meal as mentioned in the itinerary : B/Breakfast, L/Lunch, D/Dinner Yes
  • Entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary Yes
  • English speaking guide Yes
  • Driver services Yes
  • 1 hour Elephant Ride in Tangkahan with the ranger Yes
  • Air Ticket No
  • Travel insurance No
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone, etc)No
  • Tips to the guide & driver No

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