Tangkahan Elephant Sanctuary
1 day tour
The Elephant Sanctuary is a around 2,5 hours drive from Bukit Lawang.
Tangkahan is a small village on the border to the Gunung Leuser National Park.
There are 7 trained elephants which are available for rides in the jungle though their primary role is to patrol and protect the National Park from illegal activities like animals paoching and illegal logging.
They bathe the elephants everyday (except fridays) at 8.30 am and 15.30 pm. The ticket costs 250.000 IDR per person. It is not necessary to book in advance.
Elephant bathing and riding
The combo ticket costs 1.100.000 IDR per person. We can check availibility and book you in.
Bathing and riding in the morning: leave On the Rocks at 5.45 am.
Bathing and riding in the evening: leave On the Rocks at 11.00 am.
On the Rocks is just ‘a middle man’ for this activity. We take care for the booking, but are not responsable for the activity itself.
The amount has to be paid upfront to On the Rocks. The tour can be cancelled 3 days before, afterwards the Tangkahan office will charge the full amount.
We can organise the transport to Tangkahan. This will costs 750.000 IDR incl. return.