This 1-day tour from Medan, which includes a short but memorable jungle trek in Gunung Leuser National Park, is an unforgettable experience for travelers with limited time! During four hours in the rainforest you will have the big chance to see Orangutans.
The Jungle Book (7D/6N)Christina Ley
The experience of a lifetime: The Jungle Book combines Orangutan trekking in Gunung Leuser Park with white water rafting in Marike and a tour to villages around Bukit Lawang. You join the Tangkahan elephants and visit the Bat Cave and the Landak River.
Basic Trekking InformationChristina Ley
We are different: as opposed to other operators in Bukit Lawang, EcoTravel treks are limited in size and number due to environmental issues. The focus of our sustainable jungle treks is on quality and safety rather than on quantity. On top of that our guides are meticulous about collecting all the garbage left behind – even waste from other groups. Please find further information about jungle trekking with our EcoTravel team in Gunung Leuser National Park here:
Bat Cave & Friday MarketSW-Admin
EcoTravel's Bat Cave Walk and a visit to the local Friday Market: these are two fantastic tour options to discover the village of Bukit Lawang and its near surroundings. Both short tours can be organized separately or as a combination.
Rafflesia Tour (1-Day Tour)SW-Admin
Batu Katak, a small village about 1 hour from Bukit Lawang, is the starting point of the tour. This fascinating region is home to orangutans, black gibbons, the world’s biggest flower (Rafflesia) and Amorphophallus Titanum, the highest flower of the world!
Landak River Walk (1-Day Tour)SW-Admin
This relaxing walk to the famous Bat Cave near Bukit Lawang followed by a walk to the beautiful Landak River is a highlight for cave lovers and bird watchers. As a bonus, some monkeys, lizards, butterflies and – if you are lucky – orangutans may cross your way.
White Water Rafting (1-Day)SW-Admin
The exhilarating white water rafting adventure through Gunung Leuser National Park is a journey down the spectacular and fun filled rapids of Wampu River. This is one of the top attractions and an exciting outdoor experience into the rainforest of North Sumatra.
Tangkahan Adventure (1-Day)SW-Admin
The jungle village of Tangkahan is a 2,5 hour drive from Bukit Lawang (one way). Famous for its Sumatran elephants it also offers a natural, unspoilt environment. By joining elephant activity in Tangkahan, EcoTravel guests can add to the benefit of the local community.
Explore Local Life (1-Day Tour)SW-Admin
With this unique Eco-tour you explore everyday life in Northern Sumatra. En route you will pass green rice fields, rubber plantations and local villages around Bukit Lawang. The itinerary can be organised by mountain bike and by traditional Tuk-Tuk-taxi.
Observation II (5-Day Tour)SW-Admin
Our 5-day trek gives you a unique experience of life in the rainforest. You will roam really deep into the jungle and stay overnight at different camps in Gunung Leuser National Park. While hiking up and down the hills and crossing rivers you acquire traditional jungle survival knowledge. If you are lucky there is a chance to see elephants or even foot prints of Sumatran tigers! For this jungle trek you need to be really fit and healthy enough to trek for several hours each day.