Location: Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia, Other
Partner: Let's Go Buggin
A Nature Photographers Trip of a Lifetime!
A surprise around every corner
Aussie Macro Photos is proud to host a Sumatra Photography Expedition early 2024. This is a nature photographer’s trip of a lifetime, giving you access to some of the world’s most incredible creatures in the Sumatran rainforest. The Gunung Leuser National Park is extremely rich in biodiversity and has endless opportunities for photographers to capture gorgeous images.
Get up close and personal to the IUCN Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutans, as well as a number of other monkeys & primates including Gibbons. Marvel at the super-glamourous Great Argus Pheasant. Stroll through the accommodation grounds and see a host of harmless tree snakes, and other beautiful reptiles. Be wowed by the incredible colours and formations of arthropods, with endless butterflies, spiders and every other insect you can imagine!
This location is special for a number of reasons. This patch of UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park once hosted a successful rehabilitation and release program for Sumatran Orangutans and thus many of the individuals are very used to humans. We will have opportunities to get great closeup images of these gentle primates, many of which are nursing mothers. Our accommodation, The Eco Lodge, backs onto this bio-centric wonder and does NOT use Palm Oil. A true eco-lodge with utmost integrity for a nature lovers retreat. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The restaurant provides a variety of classic Indonesian cuisine as well as Western meals.
Bridgette of Aussie Macro Photos has been to this location twice and has designed an itinerary for this Sumatra Photography Expedition from her experience to give you the best opportunities for seeing and photographing incredible creatures in their natural habitat. Our local guides are extremely gifted at spotting their local wildlife and provide excellent service to ensure our comfort and enjoyment.
- Transfers to and from Medan to Expedition
- Welcome and Farewell dinner
- National Park Fees and Permits,
- Local guides
- Jungle treks
- Morning walks
- Night walks
- 1 night overnight in the jungle
- All breakfasts and all food & water on tours
- Comfortable accommodations
Flight costs to Medan
Day 1 Arrival Sunday 3rd March (Full) OR 10th March 2024 Pickup for Hotels/Airport in Medan around 8 am Transfer from Medan to Bukit Lawang - Arrive Eco Lodge lunchtime Expedition Briefing Afternoon Buggin Walk - Eco Lodge Estimate 4-6pm - Arthropods Welcome Dinner Evening Buggin Walk - Eco Lodge Estimate 7:45-9:45 - Arthropods, Reptiles
Day 2 Full Day Jungle Trek Estimate 6-7 hours, Orangutans, various monkeys, Argus Pheasant, Fungi, various reptiles and arthropods. Morning tea, and lunch provided. Dinner at your own cost.
Day 3 Sunrise Buggin Walk - Eco Lodge Estimate 5.30am - 7am, Dragonflies, Butterflies, Reptiles, Arthropods. Over night Jungle Trek - Depart 10am. Orangutans, Monkeys, Gibbons, Fungi, Arthropods, Reptiles. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner all provided.
Day 4 Day Trek - Orangutans, Monkeys, Gibbons, Arthropods, Reptiles. Breakfast, Morning Tea and Lunch Provided. Return to Eco Lodge with Water Rafting, estimate arriving 2pm. Dinner at your own expense. Night Walk - Cave/Eco Lodge Estimate 7-10pm
Day 5 Jungle Walk - Estimate 4 hours – Time TBA, Orangutans, various monkeys, Argus Pheasant, Fungi, various reptiles and arthropods. Lunch at your expense. Farewell Dinner.
Day 6 Return transfer to Medan