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Surf School

Come and surf in the beautiful Lhoknga and Lampuuk beaches, it just take 30 minutes out from Banda Aceh. The area offers a range of breaks and it’s almost great all year round!. However the best swell comes into it’s own from October through to May, where you can enjoy tackling world class waves alone or get lessons tailored to your experience.

  • Learn To Surf

What’s included in this trip?

Start and Finish: : Banda Aceh.
Day : Various, depend on your need
Physical Need : Medium.
Group size : Min. 1 person.
Ages : Min. 13 years old.
Meals : Not provided.
Transport: : Motorbike.
Local Interpreter : 1 Person (English Speaker).
Activities : Learn how to stand up and ride the waves!

Notes:  Our surf teacher is the main local representative for Sea Turtle conservation from his village. He works along side another young man to protect the Sea Turtle population. By taking this trip you are offering a sustainable occupation for local members of the community to help support their dedicated efforts to protecting the Sea Turtle population.

Costs are flexible according to group size. Kindly fill the form in here then we can arrange your holiday or email us at info@getaceh.com

At this point in time we only receive bank transfers and cash.

Banyak Islands ‘Special Food’!

These gonna be my first and last try eating it.

Anemon

I’ve been hearing the story about some ‘special food’ in the Banyak Islands which I never had before and never imagine to eat one. Great cookers at islands told me that ‘special food’ only cook for special occasion and highly appreciate the person. One of those ‘special food’ is a Sea Anemone or also known as Sea Roses, specifically a home of Anemone Fish. They call it rabo-rabo.

I was never expected that I will get an offer to eat rabo-rabo since my first time heard that story 2,5 years ago.. until last week (20/04/2015).

Is it safe? Is it not ecologically destroyed? Where the fish going? How to take this? Is it common to eat? Can I eat this? My brain and heart fighting, make an assumption and consideration.

Then I remember.. Someone has told me “If you get an offer for special food, do not refuse it. It’s totally not polite and it’s not good for social. It’s a special food.” Suddenly, I… said yes, while promise to myself this is gonna be the first and last time.

anemone direbus

It takes several traditional steps to cleaning them and only few people can cook this rabo-rabo. Man from islands make sure that they only took a few of them and not using any tools – they take it by hand from the bottom.

I got offer from the greatest cooker in the islands and she cooks it in two different way – gulai (curry) and lado (spicy chilli dressing). Both of them taste differently; gulai makes rabo-rabo softer, chewy and a little bit like mushroom while lado make texture solid and unpredictable taste in every bite.

People on islands depend on the ocean for their food sources, they will find a way to eat it because there’s no other options. It’s a genuine skill, traditional way, and limited consumption. They are not taking tons of sea turtle eggs or sharks or mantas or dugongs for their own until greedy business man offer tons of cash for them to take and sell it to meet other peoples’ demands.

Sea Turtle Patrol

World famous sea turtle conservation site – help support their natural nesting sites – every night of the year. Try boogie boarding before sunset, take a night forest stroll, join in on the ‘turtle patrol’, and if you’re lucky you might walk in the ‘sparkling sands’ illuminated by glowing plankton as the turquoise light dances up into the moonlight.

  • Sea Turtle Patrol (Night and Morning)
  • Snorkeling

What’s included in this trip?

Start and Finish: : Singkil.
Day : 3D2N.
Physical Need : Medium.
Group size : Min. 2 Max. 6 People.
Ages : Min 18.
Meals : Dependent on chosen itinerary, but equivalent to 3 meals/day.
Accommodations : Combination of guesthouse and tents.
Transport : Boat
Tax : Yes.
Local Interpreter : 1 Person (English Speaker).
Activities : The conservation site is located on the most southwest island of Aceh; Bangkaru Island, of the Pulau Banyak Barat Distric, Singkil Province. This is a very remote area with no local inhabitants, only wildlife ecosystem and a small number of conservation workers.

turtle patrolturtle of bangkaru

Notes: Bangkaru Island is located in the southwest of Aceh Province. It is accessed by a flight to Singkil from the international airport in Medan, and a 2-hour speedboat trip. The island is an uninhabited except for the turtle conservation facilities. It is a quintessential paradise with untouched primary rainforests sweeping down to white sand beaches fringed by coral reef. The island also hosts one of the world’s best nesting sites for the Green (endangered) and Leather (critically endangered) sea turtles.

Costs are flexible according to group size. Kindly fill the form in here then we can arrange your holiday.

At this point in time we only receive bank transfers

Kayaking in Riverside

Only half an hour from Banda Aceh city, beautifully green river awaits you for easy going kayaking up the calm river system cutting through beautiful green mountains – a great way to quietly explore Aceh.

  • Kayaking

What’s included in this trip?

Start and Finish: : Banda Aceh.
Day : 1 Day.
Physical Need : Medium.
Group size : 1 – 5 People.
Ages : Min 18.
Meals : Snack, Mineral Water, Fruit and Lunch.
Transport : Motorbike.
Local Interpreter : 1 Person (English Speaker).
Activities : Discover a line of river from morning until afternoon; enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and intricate river system, see the indigenous jellyfish, enjoy your lunch on the riverside and see an amazing bat cave at the end of your journey before we return back to city.

 

Notes:  The location is in riverside, close to Lhoknga Beach

We are committed to collecting rubbish along our journey and unashamedly encourage our customers to do so. Your participation on this trip directly contributes towards patrols of local fishermen activity and helps to reduce the number of unsustainable fishing activities.

Costs are flexible according to group size. Kindly fill the form in here then we can arrange your holiday.

At this point in time we only receive bank transfers

MAKE DONATION

The wildlife and wild lands of Aceh need you now more than ever. Your gift today will go directly to work helping us protect some of Aceh’s rarest species. Plus, you will support our efforts to empower the people of Aceh to lead in conserving their natural heritage.

We understand that some people cannot take trips with us but remain eager to help, so we also offer the opportunity for you to donate to our local causes.

Your donation will go directly for Community Rangers in the:

  • Leuser Ecosystem
  • Pulau Bangkaru (Turtle Island)
  • Ulu Masen Ecosystem

Which helps them to sustain the programs they are operating.

Acknowledgment

Each month we will distribute the donations we have received and report this on our website as well as how we have distributed the donations this month through a graphic report. Further more, those making donations will receive a personal email reporting our distribution progress reports.

We also like to say thank you to those donating and show our gratitude by highlighting your name on our website!

How to transfer

At this point in time we only receive bank transfers:

BANK TRANSFER
BANK NAME : MANDIRI
CITY : Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia
Account holder’s name : Ferry Gelunny Putra
Account number : 900 – 00 – 2672652 – 2
BIC (SWIFT Code) : BMRIIDJA

Please ensure to write in the description of your transfer DONATION.

Important: For accountability, please contact us via form below after you made a donation and we will email you the receipt.

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At this point in time we only receive bank transfers:

BANK TRANSFER
BANK NAME : MANDIRI
CITY : Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia
Account holder’s name : Ferry Gelunny Putra
Account number : 900 – 00 – 2672652 – 2
BIC (SWIFT Code) : BMRIIDJA

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Get Aceh offers you unique trips and guided tours to experience the treasured and exciting opportunities of traveling in Aceh!

Nothing can beat jumping in and getting to know the local culture, wildlife and ecosystems. Get Aceh helps valuable conservation projects that are supported both directly and indirectly by your trips – your energy, passion and involvement will transfer into positive action for a better life across Aceh. Take a trip with us, and help to reduce the number of poachers, generate life changing job opportunities for the local community and increase the number of local actors preserving the environment.

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