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3-Day trek in Gunung Leuser National Park (with Return Transfer from Medan)

By Sadar Wisata Guesthouse

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You want to be Tarzan! This 3 day trek in the jungle (with orangutans) is followed by activities at the hotsprings and river, before ending off at a reputable guesthouse.


5 days 4 nights
Private trip
A three day trek in the jungle spotting orangutans, swimming in hotsprings and traversing a river, with half day of travel and night stay at the guesthouse before and after the trek.
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 120.55 IDR1,649,997.97 per person
  • Return transport from Medan
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Sadar Wisata Guesthouse
  • 2 nights' camping in the jungle
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter(s)
  • Leech Socks
  • Meals and drinking water during the trek
  • Meals and drinks outside the trek
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The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Other Notes

Pick-up and drop-off times are flexible - just let us know when! :)


Trips available daily
Feb 22
Feb 23
Feb 24
Feb 25
Feb 26
Feb 27
Bookings should be made at least 2 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Medan - Ketambe
Medan - Ketambe

Today you will arrive in Ketambe, where your adventure begins!

Accommodation: Sadar Wisata Guest House - Standard Room

  • Morning: Pick-up from airport, depending on arrival timing
  • Evening: Dinner, spend the night at the guesthouse in Ketambe
Day 2: Ketambe - Gunung Leuser National Park
Ketambe - Gunung Leuser National Park

Today you'll get to see a variety of animals in their natural habitat!

Accommodation: Ketambe Jungle Camping - Camping

  • Morning (8am): Begin trek in the jungle, spotting of orang utans, monkeys, gibbons, and birds
  • Afternoon: Arrive at campsite, lunch, continue trek in the jungle
  • Evening: Return to camp for dinner
Day 3: Gunung Leuser National Park
Gunung Leuser National Park

Apart from enjoying wildlife, you'll also get to soak in a nice hot spring!

Accommodation: Ketambe Jungle Camping - Camping

  • Morning: Breakfast, begin trekking
  • Afternoon: Lunch, hot spring
  • Evening: Fishing, dinner
Day 4: Gunung Leuser National Park - Ketambe
Gunung Leuser National Park - Ketambe

Today you'll trek out of the jungle, and return to Ketambe for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Sadar Wisata Guest House - Standard Room

  • Morning: Trek out of the jungle after lunch
  • Afternoon: Return to Ketambe for an overnight stay in guesthouse
Day 5: Ketambe - Medan
Ketambe - Medan

Today you'll be returning to Medan.

  • Morning: Depart Ketambe for the drive back to Medan

Meet your guide

Sadar Wisata Guesthouse

Sadar Wisata is one of the oldest guesthouses in Ketambe. Started by the warm hearted Ibu Ayuni almost 30 years ago, it remains the place to go for helpful and welcoming local hospitality. The place is now managed by Pindra, the son of Ibu Ayuni, who is a former guide and able to select the best guides for his guests.
32 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 37 helpful reviews
ChurexAcosta, Argentina
14 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Best guesthouse and trekking tour at Ketambe. The guesthouse offers different types of rooms. Prices are very good. We stayed in the cheapest one, and it had a double bed and private room. The fresh water it is all you need. The location is perfect, since you start the trekking just from there. Food is cheap and amazing. And the family that runs the guesthouse and offers the trekking tour are lovely poeple. We had the best time sharing with them lots of stories. I definitely recommend this place. Perfect place to spot wild orangutans in Sumatra. Mario, our guide, has a great ability to find them. He speaks great english and is full of energy.
pindra ramadani
01 Jul 2019 on Google
Best place for planning jungle trekking & rafting tour with good owner
Anonymous, Spain
15 Jun 2019 on
Hardly could ask for more in remote Ketambe. Old place but good enough for us, got the room facing the river which was so quiet. Friendly and helpful staff, nice food.
Rajah S, Germany
13 Feb 2019 on TripAdvisor
We felt really comfortable in the guesthouse, the room we had was basic and quite cheap. They have different rooms and access to the river. The place is quite calm. We did the jungle trekking for 3days and it was an amazing experience. The guides were super sympathetic and explained us a lot in the jungle and gave a big effort to find wildlife. Mario - the Manager of the guesthouse- is a very nice guy and also tells a lot about life in Ketambe and about the jungle. We had a very good time in this village! Nothing to complain about.
17 Dec 2018 on TripAdvisor
Amazing home in the jungle! This lovely guesthouse was a great place to relax before and after jungle trekking. The room was clean, the food delicious and Pindra is the one of kindest host I have ever met! When we arrived, I was worried about jungle trekking and not having cash (no ATM in Ketambe). Pindra was always smiling, explained everything and completely reassured me! He helped organise an incredible jungle trek (with Mario as our porter), book our transportation from the guesthouse to Medan and asked Mario to drive us to the nearest city to withdraw money. Mario is really awesome, he is funny, kind and helpful. As our porter, he cooked fantastic food (banana pancakes every morning!) and is such a great person to hang out with!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Flexible cancellation policy
As Sadar Wisata Guesthouse pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Basic first aid kit
Comfortable trekking pack
Dry bag
Head lamp
High-energy snacks (optional)
Light and quick-dry clothing for hiking
Money (no ATM)
Mosquito repellent
Rain gear
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sweater for overnight
Toiletries (including towel)
Walking shoes

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