Tangkahan, “the hidden paradise in Sumatra” is definitely hidden literately. It is the perfect place to get off the beaten track, but still have access to good food and comfortable bungalows. Located on the border of Gunung Leuser National Park, North Sumatra, Tangkahan situated at the junction of 2 rivers, the Buluh River and the Batang River. Tangkahan is an interesting place in many ways. The elephants, the jungle, and the clean rivers are obvious attractions. What makes Tangkahan different is that it is a good example on how community based eco-tourism can stop illegal logging, improve livelihood, and develop a sense of pride amongst the locals.

Ride the 7 trained Sumatran elephants in the jungle; float down the clear river by inflatable boat, lay back and enjoy the mixture of the hot spring waters; go jungle trekking; soak yourself in hot springs just across from the Jungle Lodge, or take a course in how to handle and care for elephants! Don’t forget to experience picnic lunch inside of the jungle or beside the river! These complete adventurous activities can be joined in Tangkahan.

Enjoy the natural wonder of Sumatran forest! Join this eco-trip and feel the challenging off the beaten track journey!

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