Experience a one-day trip to Tangkahan, a breeding ground for wild elephants on a clean river in the Sumatra’s tropical forest. Bathe the elephant and ride it while roaming the jungle. Various kinds of trees and tropical forest vegetation combined with hilly land make Tangkahan not only an attraction but also a place to learn about nature, living creatures, flora and fauna, the rivers, waterfalls, hot water, valleys and even rare plants such as Rafflesia. Take your family and witness flora and fauna of North Sumatra. Highlights:

  • Watch elephants bathing
  • Ride the elephant
  • Fun tubing activity
  • Experience the beauty of Kupu-Kupu Beach


  • Adults US$ 85/person
  • Children US$ 85/person (aged 5-10 years)



  • All taxes and handling charges
  • Local transportation (air-conditioned)
  • Entrance tickets
  • Snacks and bottled water in the car during the trip
  • Local guide (English speaking)
  • Driver/guide expenses


  • Airfare and visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodations
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Driver/guide tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned as being included


  • Airport pickup and drop off (US$ 55/car/one-way trip)


  • We will send an email confirmation within 24 hours of your order
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • An adult must accompany children
  • Other people may join in the trekking to make up a small group
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this trip is not for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Passport name, number, expiry, and country are required for all participants at the time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If you require a pick up from the Kualanamu Airport, please note your flight must arrive before the scheduled departure
  • Trip duration: ± 11 hours

Cancellation Policy

We will refund your payment that we have received in full (100%) if you cancel your order at least seven days in advance of scheduled arrival, 50% if you cancel it between three dan seven days. There is no refund if you cancel it less than three days before the arrival. Note that payments by credit cards are subject to charges, and a portion of the fees may be non-refundable.


We will provide the name and contact details of the operator in the email confirmation.


Departure Details

We will pick you up at your hotel in Medan at 5:30 am or Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang at 8:00 am.

Return Details

We will drop you off at your hotel in Medan, Tangkahan or Bukit Lawang.


  • 06:00 Heading to Tangkahan from Medan/airport
  • 09:00 Strolling around Tangkahan
  • 09:30 Elephant bathing
  • 10:30 Jungle trekking
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Enjoy Kupu-Kupu Beach
  • 14:30 Tubing
  • 16:00 Strolling around the waterfall
  • 17:00 Return to hotel

Note: If you are arriving on the same day of the tour, make sure you book the flight to Kualanamu International Airport and arrive by 6:00 am. Airport pickup is optional.

Available departures

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This is a daily tour.



LangkatLangkat is a regency located further north of Karo Regency in North Sumatra, so it does not include any shoreline of Lake Toba. However, many tourists visiting Lake Toba also like to see orangutans at Bukit Lawang and elephants at Tangkahan (both located in Langkat and within Gunung Leuser National Park), so we have included Read more

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