• NATIONAL PARK

    Gunung Leuser National Park is part of the 2.6 million hectre Leuser Ecosystem, considered to be one of the last strongholds for the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan, an amazing habitat. Read More
  • ADVENTURE & TREKKING

    Whether you are an experienced adventure traveller or a first time visitor to Sumatra, we can help you explore and learn about local wildlife, culture, and lifestyle! Read More
  • RAINFOREST FAUNA

    GUNUNG LEUSER NATIONAL PARK Straddling the border of the province of North Sumatra, and covering 1,094,692 hectares lies the famous Gunung Leuser National Park. Read More
  • 2 DAY ECO TOUR

    An exquisite tour viewing the charismatic Sumatran orangutan, then taking a tour through the village. Read More
  • 3 Day ORANGUTAN TREK

    Fancy seeing wildlife, spending time with the locals? Trek begins, Bukit Lawang's famous orangutan feeding in the Gunung Leuser National Park. Read More
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RAINFOREST HOLIDAY 9 DAY JUNGLE & VILLAGE SURVIVOR EXPEDITION

Join us on a 5 day, 4 night trekking and rafting through Gunung Leuser National Park, then 4 days and 4 nights sight-seeing village tour.


Apart from experiencing the beauty and exhilaration of trekking through a tropical rainforest, you can experience life of the local people who live in the villages surrounding the National Park –a completely different cultural experience offered in this package. See how the villagers make brown sugar, how to grow and harvest a rice paddy, and finally, make your own bamboo raft and then go bamboo rafting!.....All in all a great experience to participate in!
Tentative Itinerary for 9 day Jungle & Village Survival Expedition

indonesian orangutan

DAY 1
After a scrummy breakfast, we take a trip to the orangutan feeding platform. After seeing the orangutans take their breakfast, we set off on the 5 day jungle survival trek, walking through the second biggest tropical rainforest in Asia! Learn to make drinking equipment from bamboo material. Overnight camping and dinner by the river.


DAY 2
Continue to trek further through the forest looking for the endemic wildlife in the area, including orangutans, Thomas leaf monkeys, gibbons and possibly elephants!. Learn how to make traditional instruments of the Karonese people and bamboo flutes. Camping and dinner by river.


DAY 3
Continue the trek to the famous Bohorok River. After taking lunch by the hidden waterfall, we learn to make jungle clothes from leaf material. Camping and dinner by the river.


DAY 4
The day is spent learning jungle survival skills and river activities including; collecting edible rainforest vegetables and learning how to make them into delicious jungle food, fishing in the local style and tubing in the river. Special dinner with the jungle dishes you have created, costumes made, and singing around the fire.


DAY 5
We set off back to the village of Bukit Lawang by tubing down the Bohorok River, a relaxing and tranquil way to view the jungle. Once arriving in the village, take a much needed massage to revive your tired limbs, and relax with a 'Bintang' or other drink of your choice in our homestay outside of Bukit Lawang.


DAY 6
Now fully revitalised from your night's rest after breakfast, we set off on our 4 day village tour. We begin with a trip to the bat cave, a cave located in the rubber plantation, renowned for its bat population residing there. A Becak (pronounced be–chak, a motorbike with a side car) ride is then taken into Gotong Royong village. We meet and watch the local farmers grow and harvest their rice paddies, and maybe participate in a bit of eel fishing! You are then taken to our homestay, a quaint bamboo house located in the rice fields with a beautiful view of the National Park where you will have dinner and stay the night.


DAY 7
We will cook breakfast for you, then, you will go on a 15 minute motor bike ride to the village where you will learn how to make brown sugar and roofing for houses out of palm leaves.


DAY 8
This day will be spent with a bamboo collector, learning how to harvest bamboo, how to make bamboo string, and then how to transport the bamboo to the village down the river by making a traditional bamboo raft! If, after all this you are not too tired, on the evening you can learn how to make inflatable mat from pandan leaf.


DAY 9
For your last day, we will take a motorbike ride to other villages in the area to visit locals, and other interesting places. After lunch in a local restaurant, you can watch and learn how to make traditional bamboo house walls and baskets from bamboo.
Included in the price:

• All food, drink and accommodation during the trek
• Highly experienced and licenced guides
• Permit to watch the Orangutans at the feeding platform
• National Park permit and Indonesian Guide Association Permit
• Rafting equipment

Necessary equipment you need to bring:

• Sturdy walking boots or shoes
• Shoes for walking in the river
• Flash light/head torch
• Trekking clothing – long trousers, T-shirts, shorts (dark colours are better)
• Sleeping bag
• Sleeping mat
• Insect repellent
• Rucksack (you will be carrying your own clothing and sleeping equipment on the trek)
• Swimwear (modest)
• Towel
• Organic toiletries


Note: You may borrow some of these items from us if you give us advance warning
Note: High level of fitness is required for the trek as we are walking in hot conditions and high humidity up and down steep hills.

Minimum 2 people

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & TREKKING

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION:

Private transport upon arrival in the area of Bukit Lawang is not included. You may choose to rent a private motorbike (petrol not included) for your use during your time in Bukit Lawang (must be paid for prior to your arrival in Bukit Lawang) or you can use public transportation to explore the surrounding area and villages of Bukit Lawang.

CREATE YOUR TREKKING EXPERIENCE:

CREATE YOUR OWN ONCE IN A LIFETIME TREKKING EXPERIENCE:

Jungle Trekking
Jungle Survival
Village Tour
Lazy Trek
Elephant Trek
Tube Rafting
Bamboo Rafting
Indonesian Cookery Class

You pick from the above activities, tell us the number of days and nights for each activity, and we will price your dream backpackers vacation for you.