North Sumatra Tangkahan Beach Jungle Lodge

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North Sumatra Tangkahan Beach Jungle Lodge

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Lying between the Malacca Strait to the east and the deep blue waves of the Indian Ocean to the west, North Sumatra is close to mainland Asia, just an hour flight away from Singapore. A gateway to the second largest island of Indonesia, this province features pristine tropical rainforest, the spectacular Bukit Barisan mountain range, lush paddy fields and plantations, colourful coral reefs, and world class rafting and paragliding sites. North Sumatra is also the home of the Batak people and their ancient culture, shaped by megalithic, Hindu, Christian and Islamic influences. Batak clans are proud of their elaborate wedding ceremonies, their beautiful weaving and the stunning prow-shaped roofs of their traditional houses on stilts. The natural highlight of North Sumatra is the 8600 sq.km Gunung Leuser National Park, home to Sumatran tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, and the largest flower in the world, the 1-m wide Rafflesia arnoldii. Located near the border of the Park, Tangkahan Village is becoming an exemplary site of community-based ecotourism. Within this pilot project, former illegal loggers have learned to become trekking guides. Gaining their livelihood from the beauty of the forest, they are now the best guardians of its natural wonders. Along the Bohorok River, the WWF established the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center in 1973 in Bukit Lawang, where travellers can admire the endangered primates, especially during their feeding time in the morning. Another unique, spectacular natural phenomena of North Sumatra is Lake Toba – the biggest lake in Southeast Asia (1,265 sq.km), formed by the gigantic explosion of a volcano during prehistoric times. In the middle of the lake, travellers enjoy the cool, breezy climate of Samosir island, surrounded by blue green waters, and magnificent panoramas of the surrounding mountains. Tangkahan is a peaceful jungle retreat, situated alongside the Kualsa Buluh river. Tangkahan was established as an ecotourist location in 2001. Previously the area was logged and poachers hunted the animals. The local people have transformed the region, stopping the logging and forming forest ranger groups to patrol for illegal activities. With the help of FFI (Flora and Fauna International) they have developed a functional, self-sustained ecotourism destination. There are 7 elephants based at Tangkahan, who work together with the rangers to patrol the forest and keep illegal loggers and poachers out. Joining the elephants for their afternoon bathing or taking a trek on elephant back will help to support this local initiative. This is a fascinating road where we drive straight through jungle covered mountains, deep valleys with rice fields and beautiful rivers. TANGKAHAN PLACE TO STAY! TANGKAHAN BEACH JUNGLE LODGE The true Asia. Be sure to bring a magical place. Experience inspiration and meditation, adventure and Relaxing. Get on a journey into the nature and himself in a fantastic location on the outskirts of the Gunung Leuser National Park, nestled between the natural course of a river and unspoiled nature, is the Jungle Lodge. For your own personal right to silence or adventure. The lush vegetation inebriated grandeur of the senses and leaves us with the wonders of the natural feel very close. If the twilight of the giants of the jungle sets and jungle-night anbricht effect the sounds of the jungle, such as wellness for your body and your soul. They come as a guest and leave as a friend Comfortable rooms with atmosphere Sleeping, eating. Recreation and enjoyment included. The lodge offers two singles and two double bungalows. It was only natural materials are used, with typical style and comfort. The rooms are equipped with a shower and toilet (tiles equipment). Each cottage has a large patio and a balcony with a view jungle. The night in a bungalow costs per night, depending on the equipment 05 – 10 €. The restaurant right on the river offers a la carte Family Food. Upon request, we also offer half and full board. Enjoy your time where you are Wellness. Treat your body and senses. In addition to traditional massages, we offer interested individual applications for yoga and Qui Gong. Tangkahan is located about 100 km northwest of Medan in northern Sumatra. You can reach us through road links from Medan in about 3.5 hours. One example can be conveniently with Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur to Medan fly. Next comes with a rental car ( “taxi with a driver” for about 50 €) or by bus (about € 2). The bus runs until 14 pm at 2-hour intervals. Starting point is the bus Pinang Baris. The route leads through Stabat and-Batang Serangan. Terminus is Tanghkahan. The ride is about 2 hours on a main road, and then about 1.5 hours on unpaved roads with palm oil plantations TANGKAHAN ELEPHANTS SAFARI AND JUNGLE TREKKING 04 Days 03 Nights Adventure Trip Tour Itinerary: Day 1: Medan You will be fetched from the airport. Overnight stay in Hotel Deli River situated just outside Medan in the middle of a tropical garden. Here you can rest after the long journey or make a walk in the neighborhood. ( L.D ) Day 2: Medan/Tangkahan Early departure for Tangkahan elephant lodge. This is around 5 hours driving. If you arrive in due time you can visit the elephant camp. Overnight stay in Tangkahan Beach Jungle Lodge. Includes with breathtaking views over the jungle. Includes: (B.L.D). Day 3: Tangkahan Free at your own program in this fascinating jungle area. 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. You can make an appointment with the elephant trainer to see the elephants bathing in the river and ride an elephant. Jungle trekking for a few hours is also possible. Overnight stay in the Tangkahan Beach Jungle Lodge. Includes: (B.L.D). Day 4: Tangkahan/Medan. After breakfast, Leave Tangkahan and drive back to Medan and proceed to Polania Airport. (B) End of Service Rate : US$ 499/person Minimum 02 Person Notes: Airfare and taxes, Additional Tips, Laundry and any personal expenses is not included in the tour price. INCLUDED: – Overnight accommodation based on twin share of rooms – English speaking guide – Transport in comfortable air conditioned car includes fuel – Entrance and parking fees

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