EcoTravel’s Explore Local Village Life starts in the morning at 9:00 am. Your English speaking guide will pick you up at your guesthouse and take you through rice paddy panoramas to see the marvelous irrigation system at work. The area around Bukit Lawang has been hardly touched by tourism and has retained much of its rural magic. On this unique EcoTravel tour you will observe the ancient routine of planting and harvesting rice and explore everyday village life. En route you will see how people live in Kampung Bukit and how they produce brown sugar, tofu and rubber or how they weave bamboo for their houses. Guided talks with the villagers will deeply immerse you in Indonesian culture only half an hour away from Bukit Lawang. The unforgettable taste of brown sugar and young coconut, offered by the villagers, is something to take home with you. The last stopover on this tour will be at Simpang Mursal Timbangjaya for a typical local lunch together with villagers. A most impressive excursion in a world far from western hectic and technology.