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Bukit Lawang

The gate to the jungle

If you are looking for a place to have a peaceful vacation and want to spend your free time with ease and comfort, then the Bukit Lawang village in Sumatra is the best place for you. The village is located in Sumatra, Indonesias biggest island, famous for its greenery, wide terrains, wildlife and volcanoes. Exploration of this lush green village and its simple life is a great way to relax and enjoy your leisure time.

Read also: The ultimate guide for visiting Bukit Lawang

1. Accommodation & Transport

The first thing to plan your tour includes your accommodation. You can book this in advance or on site as you wish. In the summer months, however, there is high season, so we always recommend booking accommodations in Bukit Lawang in advance. The variety of accommodation ranges from cheap backpacker places to nice and shiny guesthouses with excellent jungle views. Do some research and you will find accommodations according to your choice. We can arrange transport to/from the airport or to other places on Sumatra – either private drivers or tourist busses. Contact us

2. Weather

The weather in Bukit Lawang is hot all year round, the hottest time is from June to August. If you want to explore the jungles of Gunung Leuser National Park, it is advisable to book a jungle trekking in spring or autumn, without worrying about the hot sun and too many mosquitoes.

3. The River of Bukit Lawang

The river is everything. It basically divides the village into two parts. For the locals, life takes place on the river. The laundry and dishes are washed, they wash themselves and the children play on the shores. Although the Bohorok River is very fast, there are some good places to swim – such as at the Rindu Alam Hotel or at the campingground. With a bit of luck you might even spot orangutans or monitor lizards at the campground.

4. Exploring the Wildlife

Since Bukit Lawang means “Gateway to the Jungle”, most come here for jungle trekking. In addition to visiting the village and experiencing the simple life, experiencing the wildlife is one of the main attractions of the place. The surrounding Gunung Leuser National Park is famous for its orangutans. Next to Borneo, this is the only habitat for these beautiful animals. Orangutans were included in the list of endangered species. In addition to orangutans you can also see Thomas Leaf monkeys, macaques, snakes, butterflies, turtles or tucans in the jungle around Bukit Lawang.

Camping in the Jungle

For a jungle trek, the jungle 2-night jungle tour is the most popular option. A night in the jungle is a breathtaking experience. You can also opt for a day trip. On the multi-day hikes we will respond to your needs. Included in the price are an English speaking guide, food, camp, entrance fees and rafting back.

Further activities

In addition to the popular jungle trekking, Bukit Lawang but has a number of other activities to offer. Top 10 things to do in Bukit Lawang

Let your inner explorer come out this season and visit Bukit Lawang.


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