Hotel Orangutan offers the possibility to organise trekks in the jungle to bring you for a fabulous encounter with nature and our precious Sumatran Orangutans.
Read this fantasic guide on Orangutan Trekking that was made by one of our happy customers as it contains a wealth on information on what to bring and what to expect.
Our team consists of experienced guides certified by the local ITGA HPI (Indonesia Tourist Guides Association – Himpunan Pramuwisata Ltd). They carry the forest in their heart and extremely respectful and protective of the beautiful ecosystem that is Gunung Leuser Park. They will happily guide you through their jungle, get you to meet the most amazing fauna hidden in its vegetation and tell you the stories of how to protect and preserve it for all future generations.
The tour starts at Bukit Lawang, “the hill that is the gateway to the mountain”, on the edge of Gunung Leuser National Park home to some of the rarest and endangered species on Earth, including Sumatran Rhinoceros, Orangutans and Rafflesia Arnoldii (the world’s largest individual flower). Based on your group size, the length of your trekk and the physical condition of all the participating members, our guides will craft an itinerary taking deep inside this fabulous ecosystem. From the magical encounters with some of the last wild Sumatran Orangutans to the impressive contact with nature, this tour will be the highlight of your trip and a memorable experience to share with your friends and family.
|Group Size (Price in Euros)|
|Please note: All prices are per person and in Euros. If you do not want to include tubing, then please remove 10 Euros per person.|
3 Hours: Permits, guide fee, fruit and tubing
1 Day: Includes Lunch
2-3 Days: Includes dinner, tea/coffee, camping equipment
4-7 Days: Includes the same as 2 & 3 day treks. Increased cost is due to the requirement of additional porters to build a new camp each night and to carry additional food and equipment deeper into the jungle
BOHOROK RIVER TUBING
Suitable for all ages, this activity let you experience the excitement of the Bohorok river. Safely tied on large tubes that create stable raft, you will go down the river over around 12 kilometers, enjoying the thrill of small rapids and the relaxation of calm streams that will let you comfortably enjoy the scenery.
Catered to private group, the activity is quite flexible on timings and will last for 3 to 4 hours.
Bukit Lawang is a small village on the riverbank but is worth visiting to lose yourself in the local culture. Witness some of the traditional manufacturing processes and experience life as only a local would. You’ll visit a palm sugar plantation to understand how the sap is turned into brown sugar, a local tofu factory, a local rice field and adjoining processing plant and a local coconut shak to enjoy the refreshing taste of fresh young coconuts.
Various transportation options are available with the choice of travelling by motorbike (as passenger or driver) or by traditional becek (tuk tuk). Catered to private group, timings are flexible but we strongly advise to avoid the midday sun.
BAT CAVE TOUR
The bat cave is an impressive cave ecosystem. Approximately 3 km south of the hotel (45 minutes’ walk), your journey there will first take you through a rubber plantation where you will see the traditional method of harvesting rubber from the rubber trees. The 3 rooms bat cave is burrowing inside a small limestone hill outside of town. The tour will take you in the pitch black cave to observe the bats as they are resting during the day and many other inhabitants such as swallows, snakes, cave crickets, etc)
Embark on a great family adventure for an amazing experience in contact with the Sumatra Elephant. Visit the Tangkahan sanctuary where you will be able to trek/ ride and wash the elephants yourself. A unique occasion to understand these animals and contribute to their preservation.
Hotel Orangutan provides:
Return transport @ IDR 600,000 per vehicle (maximum 4 persons)
Departure at 6am for the morning session and 11.30am for the afternoon session
Washing the elephants @ IDR 300,000/ person (at 9.30am and 3.30pm)
Trekking/ riding and washing the elephants @ IDR 1,000,000/ person (at 10am and 2pm)