Aceh you can approach from overseas via Medan or Banda Aceh. In Banda Aceh “Visa on Arrival" is available since June 2010. Best approach to our lodges is via Medan. From Medan there are many daily connections to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, operated by Silk Air, Air Asia, Lion Air, MAS.
From Medan to Jakarta you have the choice for Garuda, Air Asia, Lion Air as well as other airlines.
Banda Aceh has daily flights to Medan and Jakarta, as well as several international connections to Kuala Lumpur and Penang. International flights operated by Air Asia and Firefly.
From Medan you can travel directly to Kedah Rainforest Lodges as per description and map below.
For the approach to our lodges you should consider 1 day from Medan and 2 days from Banda Aceh, with 1 night accomodation at Takengon.
Please be aware, distances on Sumatra are not measured in km, but preferably in hours! This relates to the partly poor conditions of roads, especially the ones in the Province of North Sumatra. Road conditions in the Province of Aceh are significantly better.
However, we have contact persons in Medan and in Banda Aceh to pick you up at the airport and to arrange your transfer to Kedah + Ketambe Rainforest Lodges. From Medan we can offer door-to-door transfer with airconditioned car, transfer early morning from your hotel takes 8 hours to Ketambe and 11 hours to Kedah.
Transfer-costs please see "Rates“. We also can offer you reservation for accommodation in Medan from Rp. 25.000,- (Backpacker-Losmen) to Rp. 380.000,-/person/night.
If you intend to stay several days in Banda Aceh, we recommend to stay in Oasis Hotel, we can arrange for you at a corporate rate.
From Banda Aceh takes 2 days with one night accommodation in Takengon. Whereever from your approach, you will have impressive sceneries in landscaping of North Sumatra on your way to our Lodges.
Alternatively you can rent a Motobike in Banda Aceh at www.aceh-adventure.org, this might be the most interesting approach to our facilities.