Spend a full day exploring the remote jungles of Bukit Lawang on a private trekking adventure. Embark on your trekking journey through the small village an jungle. See gibbons and orangutans in their natural habitat, and learn about medicinal plants from your guide. After a vigorous hike and a jungle picnic lunch, opt to continue the hike, or river-raft back to the village. Overnight accommodation in Bukit Lawang is also an option (additional fee).
Enjoy a private trekking trip to the village of village of Bukit Lawang
Learn about local wildlife and medicinal plants and eat lunch in the jungle
Opt to hike or river-raft back to Bukit Lawang. Overnight accommodation is also available
Convenient, round-trip transportation in a climate controlled vehicle form your Medan hotel
The tour started off badly as they sent somebody who I thought was our guide/driver who did not speak English. We were on our way back to our hotel because it was impossible to spend a day and to go trekking with somebody who did not speak English. However, in the nick of time, the Agency explained that the person driving was not our guide but just he driver to Bukit Lawang, where we would meet our guide who did speak English.
The drive to Bukit Lawang is around 5 hours, with the last two hours spent driving through palm oil trees on a small road, which means that the going is slow as they are quite a few trucks transporting the palm oil fruit to the processing facilities. We arrived at Bukit Lawang at around 11:30 hours, where we met Ucock, our guide and almost immediately started our trek. to the Gunung Leusr National Park. Ucock is a perfectly amiable person and very knowledgeable. He was assisted by Balu, who was unfortunately bitten by a leech during lunch! During our trek, we saw 6 orang-utans, countless Thomas Leak monkeys , and a family of cheeky monkeys. THis was a good day out, especially because we managed to see some orang-utans.