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Jungle Treks in Bukit Lawang


JUNGLE TREKS

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Jungle Treks in Bukit Lawang


JUNGLE TREKS

Trekking in the jungle of Bukit Lawang is a unique experience; whether you stroll through the lush green for a couple of hours, stay for one night at the river bank or you adventure into the depth of the forest on a 7-day hike.

Trek packages include the trek of your choice, transport from and to Medan (around 3h) or Kuala Namu Airport (around 5h) to Bukit Lawang by air-conditioned private car and two nights including breakfast in one of our partner guesthouses – M’Boy Guesthouse, Garden Inn Guesthouse, River Side, Ecolodge. All guesthouses are close to the river bank and offer rooms with view to the jungle.


Femal orangutan
Male orangutan standing
Crab-eating macaques

Orangutan Trek
3 hour trek

This short 3-hour walk through the jungle brings you close to semi-wild orangutans. You have the chance to watch them and their babies swinging in the trees. Before lunchtime, our guide will take you on a raft down Bohorok river back to your hotel.

 

Price* per person
min. 3 to 4 persons: € 45
5 to max. 6 persons: € 40

Includes Pick up from bus station/car drop-off in Bukit Lawang, entrance fee to the National Park, guide association fee, guiding fee for guide and porter*; rafting*

 

Package price per person (min. 2 persons) 
€ 125
 

Includes Transport from and to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport, pick up from car drop-off, accommodation the night before and after your trek (standard double-room, cold shower, incl. breakfast), 3-hour jungle trek


Lunch in the jungle
Python
Male orangutan

Welcome
1 day trek

Meet the semi-wild orangutans during a six to seven hour walk through the jungle. Learn more about their life and habitat. Watch other animals and observe the rainforest’s flora. At the end of this exciting day in the National Park you raft back down the river to Bukit Lawang.

 

Price* per person
min. 3 to 4 persons: € 55
5 to max. 6 persons: € 50

Includes Pick up from bus station/car drop-off in Bukit Lawang, entrance fee to the National Park, guide association fee, guiding fee for guide and porter*; traditional Indonesian lunch, rafting* 

 

Package price per person (min. 2 persons) 
€ 135
 

Includes Transport from and to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport, pick up from car drop-off, accommodation the night before and after your trek (standard double-room, cold shower, incl. breakfast), 1 day jungle trek

 


Orangutans at the river
Campsite
Rafting
Thomas's leaf monkey

Hello monkey
2 days/1 night trek

You leave from your hotel after breakfast. Shortly after walking into the jungle, you see the first monkeys or even orangutans. In the next six hours, more wildlife crosses your path and you have a look at the extraordinary vegetation. At the campsite at a small river in the heart of the jungle, you are treated with hot ginger tea and a delicious dinner and enjoy an entertaining evening chatting with our guides around the campfire. The next morning, after a good night’s sleep and breakfast you walk another three hours until you reach Bohorok River where you refresh yourself in the nearby waterfall. After lunch you raft back on the river to the hotel.

 

Price* per person
min. 3 to 4 persons: € 90
5 to max. 6 persons: € 80

Includes Pick up from bus station/car drop-off in Bukit Lawang, entrance fee to the National Park, guide association fee, guiding fee for guide, porter and campsite cook*; traditional Indonesian breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek, campsite with tent, rafting*

 

Package price per person (min. 2 persons) 
€ 185
 

Includes Transport from and to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport, pick up from car drop-off, accommodation the night before and after your trek (standard double-room, cold shower, incl. breakfast), 2 days jungle trek


Big male orangutan
Frog
Campsite cooking
Campsite dessert

Green life trek
3 days/2 nights trek

After breakfast around 8.30 am you set off from your hotel to the jungle where you enjoy the next six hours watching the semi-wild orangutans and monkeys and observing the rich flora and fauna. At the campsite, dinner awaits you. After one night in the tent, you look for wild animals and discover traditional medical plants. Before enjoying your dinner on the last evening, you help your guides put up the tent. On the last day, another one or two-hour walk brings you to the river bank where you have lunch before a raft takes you down Bohorok River back to Bukit Lawang.

 

Price* per person
min. 3 to 4 persons: € 125
5 to max. 6 persons: € 120

Includes Pick up from bus station/car drop-off in Bukit Lawang, entrance fee to the National Park, guide association fee, guiding fee for guide, porter and campsite cook*; traditional Indonesian breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek, campsite with tent, rafting*

 

Package price per person (min. 2 persons) 
€ 215
 

Includes Transport from and to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport, pick up from car drop-off, accommodation the night before and after your trek (standard double-room, cold shower, incl. breakfast), 3 days jungle trek


Wild elephants
Crab-eating macaque
Campsite fire
Big ant
Argus pheasant
Orangutan mom

into the jungle - Long treks
4 days/3 nights - 5 days/4 nights - 6 days/5 nights - 7 days/6 nights trek

Our long treks are exciting adventures that take you deep into the jungle where you experience nature up-close. You meet semi-wild and wild animals and explore the jungle's richness. You learn about the vegetation it's healing properties and how to survive in the jungle on the abundant resources it provides. You put up your tent every night under the forest's canopy and our cook will prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for you. On the last day, you are brought back to your hotel by a raft on Bohorok River.

+It is also possible to cross the jungle from Bukit Lawang to Kutacane or vice-versa on a 8 or 9 days trek. Please contact us for more Information.

 

Price* per person
4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS TREK
3 (min.) to 4 persons: € 170
5 to max. 6 persons: € 160

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS TREK
3 (min.) to 4 persons: € 210
5 to max. 6 persons: € 200

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS TREK
3 (min.) to 4 persons: € 250
5 to max. 6 persons: € 240

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS TREK
3 (min.) to 4 persons: € 350
5 to max. 6 persons: € 340

Includes Pick up from bus station/car drop-off in Bukit Lawang, entrance fee to the National Park, guide association fee, guiding fee for guide, porter and campsite cook*; traditional Indonesian breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek, campsite with tent, rafting*

 

Package price per person (min. 2 persons) 
4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS TREK
€ 250
 

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS TREK
€ 290
 

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS TREK
€ 330
 

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS TREK
€ 430
 

Includes Transport from and to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport, pick up from car drop-off, accommodation the night before and after your trek (standard double-room, cold shower, incl. breakfast), 4, 5, 6 or 7 days jungle trek


Out of respect for nature and the orangutans we do neither feed nor touch the orangutans during our treks as these practices expose the orangutans to sickness and diseases and hinder the semi-wild population to become wild-living animals.

* 100% of the entrance fee to Gunung Leuser National Park (150,000 Rupiah) go to the PHKA park rangers and benefit wildlife conservation and protection.
All our guides are licensed by the Indonesian Guide Association (HPI Himpunan Pramuwisata Indonesia).
Guide fees include three or at least two guides/assistants and campsite cook.

* Rafting is possible most of the year; however, it might be cancelled if conditions are too rough.

 

You will always be accompanied by three or at least two guides from our team to help you and make your adventure as enjoyable and safe for you as possible. Please choose a trek that suits your ability and physical condition.

If you are travelling alone and want to join other people, we will be happy to organise a group.
We can also arrange trekking for 1 person; however, prices will be higher.
If you are travelling in a group of more than 6 people, please contact us for information on trekking prices.

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Tours in North Sumatra


NORTH SUMATRA TOURS

Tours in North Sumatra


NORTH SUMATRA TOURS

After exploring the jungle in Bukit Lawang, we take you to the most stunning places of North Sumatra: Elephant riding in Tangkahan, hiking Mount Sibayak near Berastagi, visiting Samosir Island in
Lake Toba.


Elephants in Tangkahan
Wild elephants

2 days trek in Bukit Lawang + elephant riding in Tangkahan (5 days)

Enjoy a 2 days/1 night trek in the jungle around Bukit Lawang. After one more night of rest in Bukit Lawang, early in the morning, a jeep will take you to Tangkahan around 2.5 hours from Bukit Lawang. After you arrive in the ‘Hidden Paradise’ you set out on a one-hour elephant ride along Buluh River. After lunch, you help wash the elephants in the river. Before you go back to Bukit Lawang, the nearby hot spring offers you a relaxing bath.

Price per person (min. 2 persons)
€ 350

Includes: Transport from Medan/Kuala Namu Airport to Bukit Lawang, in Bukit Lawang, 3 nights accommodation in Bukit Lawang, 2 days jungle trek, transport to Tangkahan and back to Bukit Lawang, elephant riding and washing, lunch, transport to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport


Mt. Sinabung
Mt. Sibayak
Sipisopiso waterfall

2 days trek in Bukit Lawang + hiking Mount Sibayak in Berastagi (6 days)

Explore the jungle on a 2 days trek with overnight stay in Gunung Leuser National Park. The day after your trek we take you to the quite town of Berastagi around 5 hours from Bukit Lawang. Once you checked into your hotel, you can relax and gather your strength for the next day. Around 4 am the next morning, you hike up Gunung Sibayak to see the sunrise and enjoy the stunning view over Berastagi and the Karo highlands. On the descent, you stop at the hot springs to refresh yourself before heading back to town for lunch. In the afternoon you visit the fruit market where you discover a variety of local, tropical produce. The next day we bring you back to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport.

Price per person (min. 2 persons)
€ 310

Includes: Transport from Medan/Kuala Namu Airport to Bukit Lawang, 2 nights accommodation in Bukit Lawang, 2 days jungle trek, transport to Berastagi, 2 nights accommodation in Berastagi, guided hike to Mt. Sibayak, the hot springs and the fruit market, lunch, transport to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport


2 days trek in Bukit Lawang + samosir island in lake toba (6 days)

The day following your 2 days jungle adventure in Bukit Lawang, you take a private car to Lake Toba. On the way you stop at the stunning Sipiso-Piso waterfall, visit Rumah Bolon, a traditional Simalungun house, and the grave of the Simalungun king. From Parapat at Lake Toba (9 hours from Bukit Lawang) you take the ferry to Samosir Island, the early land of the Batak people. The next day, after a good night’s sleep at Tabo Cottages, you experience Batak culture at Simanindo village. There, you see traditional Batak dancing and visit the grave of the Simanindo king. At Sialagan village you visit ancient Batak stone chairs and traditional houses. On your walk back to the hotel, you enjoy a gorgeous view over Lake Toba. After lunch you visit the small village of Tuk-Tuk and its traditional souvenir market. In the late afternoon and evening, you have time to relax and swim in the lake. The next day, an air-conditioned car takes you back to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport.

Price per person (min. 2 persons)
€ 370

Includes: Transport from Medan/Kuala Namu Airport to Bukit Lawang, 2 nights accommodation in Bukit Lawang, 2 days jungle trek, transport to Parapat, ferry to Samosir Island, 2 nights accommodation at Tabo Cottages, guided tour around Samosir, transport to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport


2-days trek in Bukit Lawang + hiking in Berastagi + Lake Toba (7 days)

Combine all the highlights of North Sumatra in a one-week trip. You discover the jungle around Bukit Lawang during a 2 days/1 night trek. After one more night in Bukit Lawang, you head off to Berastagi where you have time to visit the fruit market in the afternoon. The next day you climb Mount Sibayak to enjoy the sunrise and refresh yourself in the hot springs. After lunch you leave for Parapat on the bank of Lake Toba. On the way you stop at Sipiso-Piso waterfall. You arrive on Samosir Island in the evening where you check into Tabo Cottages. The next day you experience Batak culture at Simanindo and Sialagan villages and enjoy the afternoon in the refreshing waters of the lake.

Price per person (min. 2 persons)
€ 460

Includes: Transport from Medan/Kuala Namu Airport to Bukit Lawang, 2 nights accommodation in Bukit Lawang, 2 days jungle trek, transport to Berastagi, 1 night accommodation in Berastagi, guided hike to Mt. Sibayak and the hot springs, transport to Parapat, ferry to Samosir Island, two nights accommodation at Tabo Cottages, guided tour around Samosir, transport to Medan/Kuala Namu Airport


 

Don’t hesitate to ask us about an individual programme tailor-made for your holiday.


TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION

Do you want to head out on your own to discover the beauty of North Sumatra?
We organise transport and accommodation.

Just ask - we are happy to help!

TRANSPORT FROM/TO BUKIT LAWANG
AS WELL AS ACCOMMODATION IN

Tangkahan
Berastagi
Lake Toba

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ACTIVITIES IN BUKIT LAWANG


ACTIVITIES IN BUKIT LAWANG

ACTIVITIES IN BUKIT LAWANG


ACTIVITIES IN BUKIT LAWANG

VILLAGE TOUR BUKIT LAWANG

Becak tour Bukit Lawang

A guided tour around Bukit Lawang to experience local life and work:

  • local brown sugar production
  • traditional bamboo mat weaving
  • rice fields
  • bat cave

Price per person
€ 50.00 incl. lunch

whitewater rafting

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting in Kaperas (around 2.5 hours from Bukit Lawang) on Sei Wampu River to Pamah Durian or Bohorok town



 

Price per person (min. 3 persons)
€ 80.00 incl. transport, rafting (ca. 4,5 hours) with crew and equipment, lunch

Rafflesia Arnoldii

Rafflesia Arnoldii

See the largest individual flower on earth just two hours by car or motorbike from Bukit Lawang (seasonal, please ask us!)





Price per person (min. 2 persons)
€ 50.00 incl. transport, lunch

Moreover, we offer:
cooking classes, handicraft workshops, BBQ at Landak River, rafting trips to Bohorok, tubing on Bohorok River in Bukit Lawang.

Just come to our office and book there!

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What to bring


What to bring

What to bring


What to bring

 

Please bring the following gear to your trek:

  •  small bag pack
  • hiking boots or a strong pair of trainers, flip-flops
  • swimwear
  • cloth to change for the night
  • torch or headlight
  • medical kit (mosquito repellent, sunscreen, etc., any medicine of your own needs)

Before the trek you can refill your water bottle at our office for free (for environmental reasons we are not selling plastic water bottles).

What we provide:

  • campsite with tent, mattresses, mosquito nets, sleeping bags
  • life jackets and helmets if rafting conditions call for it

We will explain everything else you need to know about the trek when we meet you in Bukit Lawang.