Around Sumatra

Tangkahan and the elephants

Within 2 hours by car or motorbike you can reach Tangkahan to see the elephants. You can have a bath with them in the river or discover the nature by going on a trek with them.

Transfer from Bukit Lawang :

By car (max. 4 persons)

  • One way to Tangkahan :  IDR  550 000
  • Return trip to Tangkahan and back to Bukit Lawang : IDR 650 000

For more information about the activities in Tangkahan, please contact the Tangkahan Visitor Centre at +62 85275605865 or ask the friendly staff in Garden Inn to help you.


In Berastagi you cannot only climb up the Sibayak volcano and enjoy the mountains of Sumatra, but also visit traditional villages, coffee as well as fruit and vegetables plantations around the country side.

Transfer from Bukit Lawang around 5 hours

By private car:  IDR  700 000 (max. 4  persons)

Lake Toba

The area of Lake Toba is the centre of its Batak culture. You can see traditional houses, visit a Batak museum and also have a bath in the hot springs and enjoy the tranquil scenery of the oldest volcano lake, where you can have a swim or go kayaking.

Transfer from Bukit Lawang around 8 hours

By private car :  IDR  1 000 000 (until 4 persons)

Weh Island

The Weh Island and the small town Iboh is one of the most famous spots in Indonesia for diving and snorkeling to watch the underwater world.

Transfer from Bukit Lawang : there are several night busses to Banda Aceh, from where you can take the ferry to Weh Island. Another possibility is taking the plane from Medan to Banda Aceh or directly to Sabang (Weh Island).