Welcome to Bukit Lawang

Trekking aside, it’s a very traveller-friendly place, where you can while away the days lounging in hammocks, splashing or tubing in the river and enjoying some of the best-value jungle resorts in Sumatra.

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$67.50 Private & Custom Tours

Private Full-Day Bukit Lawang Trekking Tour From Medan

Our tour guide will pick you up at 7am from your hotel centrally located Medan. Start your journey to Bukit Lawang, after 4 hour scenic journey you will reach at Bukit Lawang. Then start your trekking tour with our experienced guide.  Walk through the jungle looking for orangutans, discovering medicinal plants, and learning about their use. With a lot of up and down the hills to give you an enough exercise you are guaranteed to have a best day ever doing this activity with the team. At around noon there will be a short break for lunch in the jungle, with the rest of the trek continuing after. If you feel too tired to walk back, you can combine tube rafting floating down the river back to Bukit Lawang.After finish the tour our guide will drop off you at your hotel accommodation in centrally located Medang. We may also assist you for 1 night accommodation at Bukit Lawang. It will cost you extra which you can pay cash.

$87.01 Outdoor Activities

Jungle Trekking For School, Bukit Lawang

Sample Of Itinerary One Day Jungle Tour 09.00:  Start the jungle trekking for orangutans & other wildlife in their natural habitatLunch break, packed lunch with fresh tropical fruitsContinue search more orangutans & other wildlifeBack to Bukit Lawang village.Two Day Jungle Trekking Day 1 09.00:  Start the jungle trekking for orangutans & other wildlife in their natural habitatLunch break, packed lunch with fresh tropical fruitsContinue search more orangutans & other wildlifeReach 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 BreakfastTrek to a natural pool in the jungle, swim.Back to campsiteLight lunchBack to Bukit Lawang village

$638.10 Private & Custom Tours

Sumatra Tour For School 3: Orangutans & Pulau Weh's Snorkeling or Diving, 8 Days

Sample of Itinerary ((The trip route and duration may vary according to local conditions, eg. bad weather, traffic jam)) Day 1. Medan - Bukit Lawang (LD) 12.00: Pick up at Medan airport/hotelTrip to Bukit LawangCheck in guesthouse (shared-room) river view, Bukit LawangDay 2. Two day jungle trekking (BLD) 07.30:  Breakfast09.00:  Start jungle trekking for orangutans & other wildlife in their natural habitatReach a peaceful campsite on a beautiful river bank, coffee break, dinnerDay 3. Back to Bukit Lawang (BL) BreakfastVisit a natural pool & swimBack to campsite, lunchRiver tubing back to Bukit LawangBack to accommodationDay 4. Bukit Lawang - Medan (BLD) 2 am: Transport to Medan airport07.00: Fly to Banda Aceh (own expense)09.00: Arrive in Banda Aceh AirportPick up from Banda Aceh airport/hotelBanda Aceh city tour; tsunami museum, tsunami affected area, Gayo coffee16.00: Fast boat to SabangLocal transport to IboihCheck in lodge/guesthouse (shared-room), sea view, IboihDay 5. Snorkeling/Diving all day (BL) 07.30: BreakfastSnorkeling/diving all dayBack to accommodationDay 6. Pulau Weh overland tour (BL) BreakfastPulau Weh overland tour, include visiting Sabang 0 km.Back to accommodationDay 7. Pulau Weh Snorkeling/Diving Day Tour (BL) 07.30: BreakfastSnorkeling/diving all dayBack to accommodationDay 8. Transfer to Sabang airport/harbor (BL) 08.00: BreakfastFree time12.00: Transfer to Sabang HarborFast boat to Banda AcehTransfer to Banda Aceh airportTrip end

$351.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6D5N Highlights of North Sumatra

Day 1: Medan ArrivalUpon arrival at Kuala Namu Int airport you’ll be picked up by our tour guide and then transfer to hotel. In the afternoon you go on a city tour visiting the Sultan Palace, Grand Mosque, Chinese temple and Kesawan Area “The old center of Medan city”.Day 2: Bukit LawangAfter breakfast, you will be met by our guide and driver at hotel lobby. Today you will be driven to Bukit Lawang. Firstly, visit the Orangutan Conservation office in Medan city center to learn about Orangutan and this conservation projest. Have a small discussion with the experts there before we continue our journey.After 4 hours’ drive through rubber and oil plantation, you will arrive at your lodge in Bukit Lawang. Check in to your hotel and rest of the day is free at leisureDay 3: Bukit LawangAfter breakfast you take a walk through the bank of the river, then crossing the river by traditional canoe and continue climbing up to the jungle to see Orang Uran in their natural habitat, walk deeper into the jungle for 6 hours where you can discover the unique flora and fauna of an intact tropical rain forest. A tasty picnic lunch will be provided in the jungle.Afterwards, In the afternoon arrive at river banks where you prepare tube for nice trip through the river back to Bukit Lawang. The captain (the man in charge to steer the tubes) prepares all the necessary equipment such as big inner tubes combined into one. Although the current is not very strong but life jackets and helmets are available for safety. Floating on rubber tubes is very convenient. The clean river flows through Bukit Lawang offering scenic view of the jungle and village. It takes around 40 - 50 minutes until you reach Bukit Lawang. Arrive at hotel, relax and overnightDay 4: Lake TobaWhole day transfer from Bukit Lawang to Samosir island with stops to Sipiso-piso waterfall in Brastagi, Simarjarunjung to see the view of Lake Toba.Upon arrival at Parapt, cross to Samosir Island by ferry boat. Check in to your hotel and rest of the day is free at leisure.(Please be noted on this day would be around About 8 – 9 hours driveDay 5: Lake TobaAfter breakfast, you will do today’s excursion on Lake Toba by car. Visit several Batak Toba traditional villages, such as Tomok to see the old tom of Sidabutar kings, Ambarita to see stone chairs and tables the execution place od Sialagan Kings, and Simanindo to see Batak Toba traditional dance (Tor-Tor).Relax in the afternoon when you return to your hotel.Day 6: Lake Toba DepartureBreakfast at the hotel. Meet our guide and driver at your hotel lobby.  Today you will be transferred to airport in Medan to catch your flight to your next destination. 

$260 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 days Medan Orangutan Bukit Lawang

3 days Medan – Orangutan Bukit Lawang (AVTJ3)Day 1Arrive at Kuala Namo airport of Medan with … …(please advise us your flight number and arrival time). We will fetch you from the airport and transfer to Hotel Deli River in a tropical garden. Hereafter you will make a city tour of Medan taking in the remaining original Dutch, English, Chinese and Malay architecture for 3 hours. In the late afternoon you go back to Hotel Deli River.Day 2Medan – Bukit Lawang (3,5 hours drive). In the morning depart to Bohorok/Bukit Lawang, the orang utan rehabilitation centre via many rubber and palmoil plantations. It takes around 3 ½ hours driving from Medan to Bohorok/Bukit Lawang, part of Gunung Leuser nature reservation in North Sumatra province. After lunch (optional) you start for 3 hours jungle trekking with an experienced local guide in the tropical primary rainforest to see orang utans, Siamang (long arm apes), Thomas Leave Monkeys, long tail macaque and varieties of birds and others wildlife. In the afternoon you return to Bohorok. Overnight stay in Bukit Lawang. Your accommodation in Bukit Lawang is located on the banks of Bohorok river.Option for accommodation: • Ecolodge Bukit Lawang Cottage • Sam’s Bungalow • Eriono Guesthouse • Batu Mandi Guesthouse Day 3Bukit Lawang – Medan /Airport Kuala Namu. It takes 5 hours to reach kuala Namu airport from Bukit LawangToday we will transfer you to your hotel in Medan or to the airport to catch your flight the next destination. End of our services.Included  - 2 overnights accommodation in good medium class hotels in double/twin share room+ daily breakfast  - transport in airconditioned car + fuel  - driver, his meals and overnight accommodation costs- permit and local guide for 3 hours jungle trekking in Bohorok/Bukit Lawang  - entrance- and parking fees Excluded  - air tickets  - personal expenses such as: drinks, souvenirs, lunch, dinner etc.  - donations and tips

$62.16 Kid Friendly

Sumatra Half-Day Orangutan Trek from Bukit Lawang

Depart from your guest house in Bukit Lawang or from the agreed meeting point to start your trek into Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the largest national parks in the world containing over 800,000 hectares of rain forest in this UNESCO World Heritage site.The journey takes you to the top of the mountain, where you can enjoy the fresh mountain air. Trek further up into the forest while you are enjoying the beautiful scenery and tropical plants, including the enormous rainforest trees, twisting lianas, palms and ferns. The trek leads you along the mountain ridge and around the old orangutan feeding ground area, where you will have the opportunity to search for and spot animals and orangutans in the wild Sumatran jungle. (The trek normally takes 4 hours in total depending on stops and fitness levels. The same distance is covered on each trek). Your tour concludes in the village of Bukit Lawang where you will then be taken back to your guest house or the agreed drop off point.