Simolap Tour, Jungle, Hot springs & Waterfalll

TAKE PART IN A WILD ADVENTURE IN SIMOLAP

If you are looking for unspoilt nature and downtime in the wild to revitalize, this tour is made for you! This explorating tour to Simolap can be a daily tour or a 2 days tour including a night there, according to your wishes! Simolap is part of the Gunung Leuser National Park and is located around a bit less than 2 hours from Bukit Lawang. The unspoilt area is full of secret places which are yours to explore! Opt for a trek through the jungle to see wildlife and explore several caves system hiding stalagtites, stalagmites and water points. Discover secret waterfall spots and take a plunge in these natural swimming pools! End the tour with a relaxing and revitalizing swim in the hotsprings flowing down the Lau Murak River and providing hot water through a network of bamboo pipelines! If you stay for 2 days you can take part in a jungle trek to Saringana Waterfall!

INFORMATION

Duration: one or 2 days
Intensity level: low
Group size: minimum 2 people
Departure Time: at 08:00 am

What to bring : your camera, comfortable hiking shoes, swimsuit, flip flops or sandals, one/2 change of clothes, toilet paper, towel, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, bottle of water

FROM 1,200,000 IDR TO 2,400,000 IDR / PERSON 

*for minimum 2 people (depending if it is a 1 day tour, 2D/1N tour option 1 or 2)

ITINERARY CAN BE ADAPTED ACCORDING TO YOUR WISHES! Contact US to know the price!

Day 1

1 DAY TOUR ITINERARY

After an included breakfast at our guesthouse, our staff will take you to the car around 8:00 am.

Your driver will take you to Simolap within 1.5 or 2.5 hours through bumpy and unsurfaced jungle roads. On the way you will witness the destruction our wonderful rainforest through the endless landscapes of palm oil plantations with the Gunung Leuser National Park in the background. A sad and unforgettable scenery!  

Simolap is located on the edge of the Gunung Leuser, about 30 min from Merike. This unspoilt area is famous amongst local people for the medicinal properties of it's natural hot springs but yet unknown from tourists. As an ethical and responsible tour-operator our mission is to promote secluded areas like Simolap in order to make local people and the areas benefit from the positive impact of eco-conscious tourism. Thus we collaborate with an amazing a local organisation aiming to create new forms of income and secure the preservation of the area thanks to conservation projects around Simolap. Once in Simolap you will meet those amazing people who will take care of you during the day!

You will start your discovery tour with a half day trek through the pristine jungle of Simolap.  You will trek one hour until a wonderful waterfall where you will take lunch. Feel free to take swim in this natural pool! After lucnh you will keep trekking and looking for medicinal plants and amazing wildlife (Orangutans, Thomas Leaf Monkey, Gibbons, Wild Pigs, birds,  snakes..). Your local guide and assistant guide will share with you all their knowledge about the fauna, the flora and the area.

After this amazing jungle trek you will head back to Simolap early afternoon (around 2 or 3 pm) sothat you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs. End the tour by chilling out in this revitalizing hot water!


Around 5 pm you will meet your driver again and he will bring you back to Bukit Lawang. You should be back at your guesthouse between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. 

1,200,000 IDR / PERSON

*for 2 people minimum

1 Day Tour includes  transport from Bukit Lawang to Simolap by private car, driver, local English speaking guides and assistant guide from Simolap, lunch, all entrance permits for the national park, access to Simolap hot springs, transport back from Simolap to Bukit Lawang by private car.

1 Day Tour excludes: bottle of water 

2D/1N TOUR ITINERARY
Option 1: Half Day Trek in Simolap, Hotsprings & Jungle Trek to Saringana Waterfall

Day 1

After an included breakfast at our guesthouse, our staff will take you to the car around 8:00 am.

Your driver will take you to Simolap within 1.5 or 2.5 hours through bumpy and unsurfaced jungle roads. On the way you will witness the destruction our wonderful rainforest through the endless landscapes of palm oil plantations with the Gunung Leuser National Park in the background. A sad and unforgettable scenery!  

Simolap is located on the edge of the Gunung Leuser, about 30 min from Merike. This unspoilt area is famous amongst local people for the medicinal properties of it's natural hot springs but yet unknown from tourists. As an ethical and responsible tour-operator our mission is to promote secluded areas like Simolap in order to make local people and the areas benefit from the positive impact of eco-conscious tourism. Thus we collaborate with an amazing a local organisation aiming to create new forms of income and secure the preservation of the area thanks to conservation projects around Simolap. Once in Simolap you will meet those amazing people who will take care of you during the day!

You will start your discovery tour with a half day trek through the pristine jungle of Simolap.  You will trek one hour until a wonderful waterfall where you will take lunch. Feel free to take swim in this natural pool! After lunch you will keep trekking and looking for medicinal plants and amazing wildlife (Orangutans, Thomas Leaf Monkey, Gibbons, Wild Pigs, birds,  snakes..). Your local guide and assistant guide will share with you all their knowledge about the fauna, the flora and the area.

After this amazing jungle trek you will head back to Simolap mid afternoon (around 3 pm) sothat you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs. End the day by chilling out in this revitalizing hot water!


Your guide will then bring you to your accommodation, a basic jungle style double bedroom in an Elevated Bungalow or in a Treehouse. You will be on an all inclusive accommodation meaning that you will be provided with homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner every day as well as tea, coffee and water. Enjoy your yummy dinner and spend the night with the sounds of the jungle!

Day 2

After a yummy included breakfast at your accommodation, you will start a second day of discovery! 

Around 10 am your guide will take you to a car that will bring you to Saringana Waterfall (don't forget to pack and to bring your stuff with you as you're not going back to Simolap). From the parking area you will start a short trek of 1 or 2 hours through the jungle to reach the stunning waterfall! Once there you will enjoy a fresh picnic lunch at the waterfall bank. This waterfall is huge and impressive to see! 

You will spend a chilling afternoon there. Relax and to take a sun-bath with the beautiful sound of the water. Take a refreshing swim in this beautiful natural pool and enjoy the beautiful jungle scenery and green surroundings. If you are lucky you can even spot some wildlife! 

After an entertaining and relaxing afternoon at the waterfall you will start your short trek back to the parking area where you will meet your driver that will take you back to Bukit Lawang. You will leave between 4 and 5 pm and be back in Bukit Lawang between 5:30 and 6:30 pm.  

2,400,000 IDR / PERSON

*for 2 people minimum

2 Days Tour includes: transport from Bukit Lawang to Simolap by private car, driver, petrol, local English speaking guide and assistant guide from Simolap, all the meals, all entrance permits for the national park, accommodation in Simolap with free drinks, access to Simolap hot springs, waterfall entry fee, a contribution to the conservation projects of our partners & transport back from Simolap to Bukit Lawang by private car.


2 Days Tour excludes: bottles of water during the days

2D/1N TOUR ITINERARY
Option 1: 2 Days / 1 Night Jungle Cave Trek, Camping  at a candle-lit cave & Hot Springs

Day 1

Around 8:00 am our staff will take you to the car that will bring you to Simolap.

Your driver will take you to Simolap within 1.5 or 2.5 hours through bumpy and unsurfaced jungle roads. On the way you will witness the destruction our wonderful rainforest through the endless landscapes of palm oil plantations with the Gunung Leuser National Park in the background. A sad and unforgettable scenery!  

Simolap is located on the edge of the Gunung Leuser, about 30 min from Merike. This unspoilt area is famous amongst local people for the medicinal properties of it's natural hot springs but yet unknown from tourists. As an ethical and responsible tour-operator our mission is to promote secluded areas like Simolap in order to make local people and the areas benefit from the positive impact of eco-conscious tourism. Thus we collaborate with an amazing a local organisation aiming to create new forms of income and secure the preservation of the area thanks to conservation projects around Simolap. Once in Simolap you will meet those amazing people who will take care of you during the day!

Before starting your 2 days 1 night jungle cave trek you will enjoy a yummy breakfast with your team in Simolap. Then you will start trekking in the pristine jungle of Simolap following a stream until the rehabilitation area of our partners where they are handling some rehabilitation and planting projects. Then you will keep walking until an amazing waterfall where you can take refresh yourself! You will then go deeper in the wild and  start looking for amazing wildlife (Orangutans, Thomas Leaf Monkey, Gibbons, Wild Pigs, birds, snakes..). Your local guide and assistant guide will then find a spot for lunch. Enjoy this delicious meal with the sounds of the jungle! 

After lunch you will head to Teroh-Teroh waterfall where you can take a refreshing swim in the beautiful natural pool it offers! Then you will keep trekking until Goa Terang (‘Bright Cave’), your camping spot for the night. Enjoy a cup of tea and discover this amazing cave!


Enjoy a freshly cooked dinner and an entertaining evening with your trekking team. Fall asleep enjoying the incredible experience of camping in a candle-lit cave with a view on the jungle! 

Day 2

Wake up with the sun lightening slowly the cave and enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast made by your camp cook!

On your second trekking day you will head to a stunning cave system called Goa Gelap '(‘Dark Cave’) and Elephant Rock. There you will be able to spot many animals and reptiles. You will go deeper in the jungle and have more chance to spot rare wildlife such as Orangutans, Gibbons... Your guide will also share with you his knowledge about the traditional uses for plants in this area.

Then you will head to your lunch spot, an incredible panoramic view point looking over the Sumatran jungle. You might be lucky to spot Hornbills flying over. Enjoy a yummy lunch and some tropical fruits before trekking again through the jungle, along the river and back to Simolap.

You will be back mid afternoon sothat you can enjoy the hot springs before leaving. Soak into this amazing hot water, perfect to stretch your muscles and relax after your 2 days jungle trek! 

Around 5 or 5:30 pm your driver will pick you up and take you back to Bukit Lawang. You should be back between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. 

2,000,000 IDR / PERSON

*for 2 people minimum

2 Days Tour includes: transport from Bukit Lawang to Simolap by private car, driver, local English speaking guide and assistant guide from Simolap, all National Park permits, guide, all hot drinks (tea or coffee), all water (from boiled water), a camp cook, camping equipment (tent, blanket and sleeping mattress), fresh fruits x2 days, breakfast x2, lunch x2 days, afternoon tea x2 days, freshly cooked dinner on day 1, camp cook, porter, access to Simolap hot springs, a contribution to the conservation projects of our partners & transport back from Simolap to Bukit Lawang by private car.


2 Days Tour excludes: bottle of water for day 1

Our Mission : Shaping a better future for amazing rainforest, its amazing wildlife and the local community of Bukit Lawang

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