What you'll do
Coming down the winding roads from Medan you will find yourself in the small village of Ketambe. Here you will meet your host and One Thousand Hills homestay owner, Joseph. Once at One Thousand Hills, you will be able to relax and spend the afternoon enjoying the quiet village life. After a good night rest at the homestay, the next day you will meet your jungle guide and head out into the wild. You will spend the day trekking on a trail based on your preference (can choose between moderate and difficult trail) in search of orangutans. They live high up in the native trees, which makes the search all the more exciting as it takes the attention of every sense to spot them. You will spend the night in the jungle at a camp near the river set up by your guide. You can enjoy a dip in the river to refresh yourself after a long day of trekking. The next day you will head back to town, all the while looking to spot more orangutans. Once back at the village you will spend a final night at the homestay and head back to Medan early the next morning.
- Meals and stays included
Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodations.
- Led by locals
Adventures are hosted by local insiders who immerse you in their culture.
- One-of-a-kind access
Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.
2 nights in a house, 1 night in a tent
1 breakfast, 1 dinner, 1 lunch, snacks
Where you'll be
Lina is the co-founder of Seek Sophie. Seek Sophie is on a mission to make travel meaningful for a new generation of travellers and local communities. They are experts in locally-led, off-grid travel, connecting travellers directly with independent businesses offering adventurous experiences that are usually not accessible online. Joseph and his guides will be your hosts for this trip. They are locals that have grown up in Ketambe and have coexisted with the jungle and its inhabitants since their childhood. They will show you the magic green kingdom that is their every day.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is strenuous.
3 day adventure
Orangutan Jungle Expedition