Welcome to Gunung Leuser National Park


Unesco-listed Gunung Leuser National Park is one of the world’s most important and biologically diverse conservation areas. It is often described as a complete ecosystem laboratory because of the range of forest and species types.

Within the park’s boundaries live some of the planet’s most endangered and exotic species: tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants and orang-utans. Although the likelihood of seeing most of these celebrity animals is remote, you have a good chance of seeing orang-utans, and you can be sure of encountering plenty of other primates.


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Gunung Leuser National Park activities

$85.63 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Jungle Trekking For School, Bukit Lawang

The price of eur 80/person is for two day trek. if you take less or more days of trekking, we will settle the remaining balance cash on arrival.Here are samples of the trek itinerary:One Day Jungle Tour • 09.00:  Start the jungle trekking for orangutans & other wildlife in their natural habitat • Lunch break, packed lunch with fresh tropical fruits • Continue search more orangutans & other wildlife • Back to Bukit Lawang village. Two Day Jungle Trekking Day 1 • 09.00:  Start the jungle trekking for orangutans & other wildlife in their natural habitat • Lunch break, packed lunch with fresh tropical fruits • Continue search more orangutans & other wildlife • Reach a peaceful by a beautiful river bank, coffee break, refreshment, dinner. • Overnight stay in Gunung Leuser National Park at a peaceful campsite on a beautiful river bank where you can absorb the sights and sounds of the rainforest, and with noisy natural habitat full of monitors during the nights; cicada, giant frogs, birds, orangutan, gibbons, monkeys, marble cat, tokays, and so many more. Day 2 • Breakfast • Trek to a natural pool in the jungle, swim. • Back to campsite • Light lunch • Back to Bukit Lawang village

$860.80 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Medan to Northern Sumatra 6-Day Tour with Lake Toba, Berestagi

Bukit Lawang, Berestagi and Lake Toba  – Sumatra Orangutans Lakes Volcanoes DAY 1. Pick up from Medan accommodation at 9am. 5 hour drive in private car to Samosir Island on Lake Toba.  Accommodation at Lake Toba twin share (standard accommodation)DAY 2. Today visit local Batak king’s residence (Raja Siallagan). Choose what you would like to do for the rest of the day (at your cost) walk around the local village or lake, hire a bicycle, visit museum and markets or just chill out by the lake. Car & driver available for your use. Optional activities include traditional dancing and Tomok markets. Accommodation at Lake Toba twin share (standard accommodation)DAY 3. In the morning to drive to Berestagi in morning stopping at the magnificent Sipiso Piso waterfall and a traditional Batak house and village on the way (Raja Kerajaan Purba). Visit to the Berestagi fruit and flower markets Gundaling Lookout and hotsprings when you arrive at Berestagi if there is enough time. Accommodation Berestagi Hotel twin share. (standard accommodation).DAY 4. Optional visit to Buddhist temple in morning. Drive by private car to Bukit Lawang (slow drive, some roads with potholes 7 hours). Bukit  Lawang Guesthouse twin share (standard option).DAY 5. In the morning head off on half day (3 hour) orangutan jungle trek in Gunung Leuser National Park via rubber plantation for wildlife & orangutan spotting. Return via On the Rocks to buy a cool drink and lunch if you like. Come back through the village to have a look at the shops and souvenirs,Bukit  Lawang Guesthouse twin share (standard option).Day 6. Leave today  to drive to Medan airport or your Medan Hotel (5 hours drive. Medan hotel at your cost). Visit Grand Mosque and Summer Palace on the way if enough time.

$343.60 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Day Jungle Adventure including 2 day trek

This trek combines the best of nature and  wildlife Day 1. Private car pickup from airport or Medan accommodation (accommodation at your cost) today. Drive to 4 -5 hours  to Bukit Lawang. Settle into your guest house. Rest of the day at your leisure to explore the local village, river and national park information centre if you like. Bukit Lawang guest house accommodation (share room).Day 2. Trek to Camp 1  Adi Black (approx 5-6hrs trekking) Head off on your Orangutan jungle trek to do some animal spotting. Look out for orangutans, monkeys, gibbons and more…. After lunch head deeper into the jungle leaving the tourists behind.  The terrain you will be trekking on will be extremely steep in parts, but the views spectacular, with plenty of stops to help you to acclimatize and adjust to the local conditions. Gunung Leuser National Park is mostly mountainous, covering a million hectares, straddling the borders of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. You will have time to relax and bathe in the Landak River before your evening dinner. You will be amazed at the delicious food your guides are able to cook up in the middle of the jungle! Your tent for the night will be a simple bamboo frame, covered with a plastic tarp. (lunch and dinner included) Adi Black jungle camp.Day 3. Trek to Batu Kapal. This morning after a hearty jungle breakfast pack up camp and  continue your trek to Batu Kapal through the national park and along the Landak River. Today you will be walking through this shallow river, traversing the river a number of times, so please make sure you have  your river sandals handy. Arrive mid afternoon at Batu Kapal to settle into your guest house. Time to relax or explore the local surrounds and swim in the river. At dusk option to go on a nature walk and participate in the Batu Kapal Conservation wildlife monitoring program, animal and bird spotting and record your findings. Batu Kapal guesthouse  accommodation share room (breakast)Day 4. Early rise this morning for a dawn walk along the river to see what animals and birds you can spot in this jungle paradise before  transferring to your Medan accommodation (accommodation at your cost)  or flight.

$137 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Orangutan Explorer

After an early breakfast, meet with your guide and start your day by driving on the Sumatra Highway. The first stop will be at Binjai, a small town known for its Dutch-built train station. The drive continues through vast rubber and oil palm plantations until you reach Bukit Lawang, one of the main access points to the Gunung Leuser National Park, famous for its orangutan care centre. Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang, have lunch and then trek into the nearby jungle. The trail runs under the shade of the rainforest trees, and provides rewarding views across the National Park. In the afternoon drive back to Medan.

$324.26 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private Tour : 6 Days Amazing Lake Toba and Bukit Lawang Adventure Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival Kuala Namu Airport – Lake Toba via plantation route – Parapat – Samosir island.Stop At: Lake Toba, North Sumatra, SumatraArrive at Kuala Namu International Airport with flight…. Welcomed by our representative / driver / tour guide. Stop at licensed money changer (optional). Proceed to Parapat lake Toba for 5-6 hours drive. Today you drive along endless palm tree, rubber and cacao plantations and through the historic city of Pematang Siantar. Arrive at Parapat, a town on the shore of Serene Lake Toba from where you cross over the lake to the island of Samosir. Check-in hotel. 2 Overnight stays on Samosir island. Accommodation : Tabo Cottages / Toledo Inn / Samosir Cottages / or similarDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Tabo Cottages / Toledo Inn / Samosir Cottages / Samosir Villa Resort or similarDay 2: DAY 02 : SAMOSIR ISLAND EXCURSION (B)Stop At: Lake Toba, North Sumatra, SumatraAfter breakfast at hotel, it’s time to explore this magnificent island by visiting Tomok Village to see the ancient tomb of king Sidabutar, then visit Ambarita village to see the famous stone chairs & execution place of King Siallagan. The last visit is Simanindo to enjoy the Bataks traditional ritual dances of the Bataks Tribe. The rest is your own program, you can take a beautiful walk or ride a bicycle (optional) or take a rest in hotel. Duration: 7 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Tabo Cottages / Toledo Inn / Samosir Cottages / Samosir Villa Resort or similarDay 3: DAY 03 : SAMOSIR – BRASTAGI HIGHLAND (B) / 3-4 hrs driveStop At: Brastagi Highland, Medan, North Sumatra, SumatraAfter breakfast at hotel, back to Parapat by ferry. Continue to Brastagi the Karo highland. Enroute stop at Sipiso-Piso waterfall to see the magnificent 110 metres and an extraordinary view of Lake Toba from the north side, Simarjarunjung to enjoy ginger tea and fried bananas (own personal expenses). Next stop is the ancient King’s Palace of Batak Simalungun / Rumah Bolon. Route from lake Toba via mountain resort with it’s refreshing weather and magnificent scenery which has an abundance of flowers, vegetables and fruits. Arrive in Brastagi the mountain resort where you can visit Gundaling hill to see the two active volcanoes in Brastagi: Sibayak (2.172 m) and Sinabung (2.417 m). Then visit fruits market which has many fruit, vegetables and flowers. Check in hotel. Overnight stay in Brastagi. Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Mikie Holiday Resort / Sinabung Hill Resort or similar Day 4: DAY 04 : BRASTAGI – BUKIT LAWANG (B) / 5 hrs drivesStop At: Bukit Lawang Jungle, Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, SumatraBreakfast at hotel. Drive to Bukit Lawang for 5 hours drive via Medan and Sembahe village. On the way you will stop at Shwedagon pagoda Replica at Taman Alam Lumbini. Bukit Lawang, the conservation of the Orangutans located in Gunung Leuser National Park through by landscape with vast view of palm oil and rubber plantation. En-route it’s possible to stop at rubber, oil palm and cacao plantations with some countryside landscape (optional). Arrive in Bukit Lawang, check in hotel. 2 overnight stay in Bukit LawangDuration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages / Hotel Rindu Alam / Batu Mandi Guesthouse or similarDay 5: DAY 05 : JUNGLE TREKKING IN THE NATIONAL PARK OF GUNUNG LEUSER FOR 6 HOURS (B,L) Stop At: Bukit Lawang Jungle, Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, SumatraAfter breakfast, start for a 6 hours jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park to see the wildlife. This involves a walk through the jungle to explore the park. Steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the rainforest. In this tropical primary rainforest, you can see the varieties of birds, butterflies, Siamang (long arm apes), different kinds of reptiles. Lunch included on the jungle trekking. The rest is your own program, you can swim or take a beautiful walk to the local village nearby. Return to hotel Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages / Hotel Rindu Alam / Batu Mandi Guesthouse or similarDay 6: DAY 06 : BUKIT LAWANG – MEDAN AIRPORT (B) / 4 hrs driveStop At: Medan Grand Mosque, Medan, North Sumatra, SumatraBreakfast at hotel. Free program in morning. Today you drive back to Medan and transfer to the airport of Kuala Namu International Airport for catch your flight to next destination. End of our services.Duration: 7 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$79.92 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Half Day Tour Bukit Lawang & Orang Utan Jungle Trekking

Pick up from hotel in Medan at 08.00 in the morning.Drive to Bukit Lawang for 3 – 3,5 hours drive passing by landscape with vast view of oil palm and rubber plantation to Bukit Lawang, En-route it’s possible to stop at rubber, oil palm and cacao plantations with some countryside landscape (optional). Bukit Lawang, the Orang Utan rehabilitation centre located in Gunung Leuser Park. This is one of the largest national parks in the world containing over 800,000 ha of virgin rainforest.Arrive in Bukit Lawang, you will be welcomed by professional local guide for starting 3 hours jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park to see the wildlife.  This involves a walk through the jungle to explore the park. Steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the rainforest. In this tropical primary rainforest, you can see Orang utans, Siamang (long arm apes), Thomas Leave Monkeys, long tail Macaque, Gibbon, different kinds of reptiles and varieties of birds. After jungle trekking, you return to Medan and drop you off at your hotel. Day tour ends. Included in Tour • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned car incl. fuel as mentioned in the program • Private tour • Driver and his meals • Entrance and parking fees as per program • Permit to enter the National Park of Gunung Leuser • 3 hours jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang with professional local guide • Mineral Water                                                             Not included in Tour • Personal expenses such as: Lunch, Dinner, soft drinks, buy souvenir etc. • Donations and tipping driver/tour guide • Travel Insurance • Any optional program

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