Tangkahan

Tangkahan (‘the lost paradise’) is a village located just 2 hours drive from Bukit Lawang. Famous for its Sumatran elephants, it also offers a natural unspoilt environment where you can experience a unique jungle adventure together with elephants. We can provide all the necessary arrangements to make your experience truly magical.

 option.1 day elephant adventure

At around 9am, your guide will collect you from your guesthouse in Bukit Lawang and you will start your journey to Tangkahan by aircon jeep (2 hours) along bumpy roads through villages and palm oil plantations. On arrival, after registering with the park office, you will start your elephant trek through the jungle (2 hours), where your guide will explain how Tangkahan became a protected area for elephants, as well as showing you the local flora, fauna and wildlife.

After your trek, you will have the opportunity to wash and feed the elephants, before eating lunch at a traditional restaurant overlooking the river.

Afternoon – a short walk from the restaurant and a swim across the river leads you to a natural hot spring, where you will have time to swim and relax, before visiting the caves (depending on time and weather) on your drive back to your guesthouse in Bukit Lawang.

Price

1 person-165 Euros/person

2 people or more-129 Euros/person

* Where required, additional guides may be hiredfor 30 Euros.

Included

Guide fees, elephant trek (and wash), transport with driver and petrol, 1.5L bottle of water and meals (lunch).

What to bring

A small backpack with a change of clothes, raincoat, swimwear, small towel, medicines, camera + spare battery + memory card (in a waterproof bag), insect repellent, sunblock, plastic bag (to put wet clothes in).

 

Option 2. Elephant trek

Spend 2 hours trekking with Sumatran elephants through the jungle of Gunung Leuser national park, where your guide will explain how Tangkahan became a protected area for elephants, as well as showing you the local flora, fauna and wildlife.

Price

79 Euros/person

Included

2 hour elephant trek and guide fees.

Package excludes

Elephant wash,  transport with driver and petrol, all meals and drinks.

What to bring

A small backpack with a change of clothes, raincoat, swimwear, small towel, medicines, camera + spare battery + memory card (in a waterproof bag), insect repellent, sunblock, plastic bag (to put wet clothes in).

 

Option 3. Elephant wash

Spend an hour getting up close to Sumatran elephants. Not only will you get to wash and feed them but if you’re lucky you may also get an ‘elephant shower’ or kiss.

Included: 1 hour washing and feeding session with the elephants and guide fees.

Package excludes: Elephant trek,  transport with driver and petrol, all meals and drinks.

What to bring: A small backpack with a change of clothes, raincoat, swimwear, small towel, medicines, camera + spare battery + memory card (in a waterproof bag), insect repellent, sunblock, plastic bag (to put wet clothes in).

Price

25 Euros/person

Included

1 hour washing and feeding session with the elephants and guide fees.

Package excludes

Elephant trek,  transport with driver and petrol, all meals and drinks.

What to bring

A small backpack with a change of clothes, raincoat, swimwear, small towel, medicines, camera + spare battery + memory card (in a waterproof bag), insect repellent, sunblock, plastic bag (to put wet clothes in).

Transport

We are able to provide (one-way/return) transport where required, from Bukit Lawang by aircon jeep to Tangkahan. For more information and to make a booking, please contact us.