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Simolap Tour, Hot springs, Caves & Jungle Waterfalls

GO ON 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! We offer several adventurous all inclusive tours to Simolap from 1 to 3 days, with different activities, according to your wishes! Simolap is part of the Gunung Leuser National Park and is located around 2 hours from Bukit Lawang. The unspoilt area is full of secret places which are yours to explore! It is especially famous for it's incredible hot springs facilities and its caves hiding stalactites, stalagmites and water points. Opt for a trek through the jungle to see wildlife and explore the caves. Discover secret waterfall spots and take a plunge in these natural swimming pools! End the tour with a relaxing and revitalizing swim in the hot springs! If you stay a few days you can experience a 2D/1N trek with camping in a cave. You can also spend another night at the guesthouse or in the treehouse of our lovely friends. 

INFORMATION

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Duration: one, 2 or 3 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, changes of clothes, toilet paper, towel, sleeping bag liner/sarong/light blanket, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, torch, reusable bottle of water

FROM 62€ TO 150€ - from 73$ to 176$ / PERSON 

*for minimum 2 people (depending on the tour option). Decreasing price if more than 2 people.

FIND THE WILD ADVENTURE THAT SUITS YOU BEST

SEVERAL OPTIONS FOR ALL BUDGETS, FOR ALL TIME SCHEDULES & FOR ALL DIFFERENT WISHES. ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES (food, transport, activities). DIGITAL DETOX (no wifi area)

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1 Day Tour

If your schedule is tight but you don't want to miss this hidden gem, go on a day trip to Simolap! Enjoy a relaxing day at the hot springs or go on an adventure with a 5-hours jungle trek. This trek will take you to a beautiful waterfall. end your day with a relaxing soak in the hot springs. You will go to Simolap in the morning and return to Bukit Lawang on the same evening!

From 62€ - 73$ / person

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2D/1N Tour

Discover more about the wild side of Simolap! You can either enjoy a first relaxing day at the hot springs before going on a short reptile trek at nightime. After spending a night in a wild wooden hut in the trees or at a more comfy room, you will go on a one day jungle trek the next day. Or you can directly go for a 2D/1N trek to discover caves and waterfalls and spend the night in a candle-lit cave!

From 125€ - 147$ / person

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3D/2N Tour

Go on an adventure and discover all the secrets of Simolap! Go on a 2 days / 1 night trek to discover lush jungle, caves, waterfalls and spend the night in a candle-lit cave! On your return, enjoy the hot springs and spend the night in a treehouse or in a more comfortable double room. On the third day relax and enjoy the hot springs, river and bird watching before heading back to Bukit Lawang!

150€ - 164.50$ / person

1 DAY TOUR ITINERARY
Option 1: Relaxing day at the Hot Springs, Birds watching & Food

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 45 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 some good friends who formed 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!

Once at arrived at their hot springs facilities & guesthouse you will be able to enjoy the full area and all its chilling facilities. You will have unlimited access to the hot springs but also to the small river just next to it. Soak into the hot volcanic water and chill! Enjoy the sounds of the jungle and watch the wildlife around: many bird species, squirrels but also some primate species if you're lucky! You can also go for a walk through the palm oil plantations until their guesthouse area and discover their beautiful green garden full of butterflies & it's amazing flowers! You will also enjoy a yummy homemade lunch made of some traditional Indonesian dishes. Coffee and/or tea is also included! Note that if you'd like some beers or cakes there are some for sale (not included). 


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. 

1,000,000 IDR - 62€ - 73$ per PERSON

*for 2 people minimum

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1 Day Tour includes  transport from Bukit Lawang to Simolap by jeep, driver, unlimited access to Simolap hot springs & the chilling facilities, homemade local lunch, tea/coffee, water refill, transport back from Simolap to Bukit Lawang by jeep.

1 Day Tour excludes: bottle of water, additional drinks like beers or additional food like cakes or snacks (available for sale)

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1 DAY TOUR ITINERARY
Option 2: 1 Day Jungle Trek
& Hot Springs

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 45 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 some good friends who formed 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 day trek through the pristine jungle of Simolap. You will trek until a wonderful waterfall where you will be able to take a refreshing swim. Then you will keep trekking and search for wildlife along the rivers edge. Your local guide and assistant guide will share with you all their knowledge about the fauna, the flora and the area. After lunch you will keep trekking and looking for medicinal plants and amazing wildlife (Orangutans, Thomas Leaf Monkey, Gibbons, Wild Pigs, birds,  snakes..). You will reach Teroh-Teroh waterfall, perfect spot to swim the clear water. Enjoy fresh tropical fruits before going back to the hot springs.

After this amazing jungle trek you will be back at Simolap in the afternoon (4 pm) sothat you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs. End the tour by chilling out in this revitalizing hot water!


Around 5:30 pm you will meet your driver again and he will bring you back to Bukit Lawang. You should be back at your guesthouse between 7:00 and 8:00 pm. 

1,250,000 IDR - 78€ - 92$ per PERSON

*for 2 people minimum

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1 Day Tour includes  transport from Bukit Lawang to Simolap by jeep, 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 jeep.

1 Day Tour excludes: bottle of water, additional drinks like beers or additional cakes/snacks (available for sale)

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2D/1N TOUR ITINERARY
Option 1: Relaxing day at the Hot Springs, Reptile Night Trek, night at Simolap & 1D Jungle Trek

Day 1

After an included breakfast at our guesthouse, our staff will take you to the car around 09:00 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 45 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 some good friends who formed 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!

Once at arrived at their hot springs facilities & guesthouse you will be able to enjoy the full area and all its chilling facilities. You will have unlimited access to the hot springs but also to the small river just next to it. Soak into the hot volcanic water and chill! Enjoy the sounds of the jungle and watch the wildlife around: many bird species, squirrels but also some primate species if you're lucky! You can also go for a walk through the palm oil plantations until their guesthouse area and discover their beautiful green garden full of butterflies & it's amazing flowers! You will also enjoy a yummy homemade lunch made of some traditional Indonesian dishes. Coffee and/or tea is also included! Note that if you'd like some beers or cakes there are some for sale (not included). 

Enjoy the sunset in the hot springs before taking dinner. The team will cook you delicious local food and you will enjoy the dinner all together. 

At night time you will go trekking for a few hours through the river to look for snakes and nocturnal wildlife species.


Then your guide will bring you to your accommodation, a basic wooden treehouse or a more comfy double bedroom in an elevated bungalow. The wooden hut in the trees is located above a canyon river just next to the hot springs. You can access the hot springs at anytime even during the night and you will take a shower in the river located just under the hut. If you're keen on a wild adventure and want to experience a night like Tarzan and Jane this option is perfect for you! Otherwise you can choose to spend the night in a more comfortable room in an elevated bungalow located at a 5 minutes walk through the palm oil plantations from the hot springs facilities. It offers a nice view on a beautiful tropical garden full of flowers and butterflies. Fall asleep with the amazing sounds of the jungle!

SLEEPING OPTION 1
Night in the comfy double room of the guesthouse located at 5 min walk through the palm oil plantations from the hot springs facilities and restaurant. Garden View.

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SLEEPING OPTION 2
Night in a wooden hut up in the trees to feel like Tarzan and Jane. River & canyon view. Located just next to the hot springs. Indonesian toilets at the restaurant but shower in the river located just under the hut! 

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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 6:30 and 7:30 pm.  

2,000,00 IDR - 125€ - 148$ per PERSON

*for 2 people minimum

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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: bottle of water for the first trekking day, additional drinks like beers or additional cakes/snacks (available for sale)

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

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 45 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 some good friends who formed 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!

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! 

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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 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. 

2,250,000 IDR - 140€ - 165$ per PERSON

*for 2 people minimum

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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

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