We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Orang Utan Island

Features Animals
Jalan Bukit Merah, Semanggol 34400, Malaysia
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$77.48*
and up
Private Tour: Orangutan Island, Taiping Zoo and Perak Museum from Penang
More Info
US$162.00*
and up
Private Tour: Orangutan Island and Mangrove Forest Day Trip from Penang
More Info
US$170.00*
and up
Private Day Trip: The British Colonial City of Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bukit merah” (7 reviews)
“combo ticket” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Jalan Bukit Merah, Semanggol 34400, Malaysia
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (60)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are the one in cage for a change. The orangutans are in good hand of professionals. I like the way they are treated and they are in no way being readied to entertain us like circus animals! The island also provides natural habitat to...More

Thank Hanafi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you arrive they claim that the orangutans can roam freely on the 15 acre island. They say that we are actually trapped in the cage, so it is not like a zoo at all. Actually, it is exactly like a zoo. The orangutans are...More

Thank Joris W
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My wife and I have just returned from a holiday in Malaysia and as part of this trip we visited the Orangutan island. Entry to the island is by a short boat ride from the Bukit Merah Lake town resort which is a fascinating venue,...More

Thank Lance J
Reviewed 15 January 2017

before I start I must say that after our visit I did try to seek a response from the operator but no reply to either of my two email EXCEPT that they would look into the matter...acting surprised.. okay that part out of the way......More

2  Thank roostown
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit if you want to see Orang Utan in their natural habitat. This conservation project aims to protect this species on verge of extinction. Some are later on send to the wild. We saw the King Orang Utan, he was huge....More

2  Thank Faryal S
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Absolutely dreadful. Geese laying their eggs in mud. Rabbits and guinea pigs in concrete enclosures with no hay, grass or something to rest on. Crocodiles concrete pool totally empty with 2 rotting chicken carcasses which stank. Thought crocs needed water!! Everything about the place is...More

3  Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting island setup for the preservation of the orangutan. Interesting guided tour with a secure viewing of orangutans in their natural habitat. Well worth a visit.

Thank MPF333
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The boat transfer to the island is merely 10mins away n very spacious. U only need to know the schedule to avoid of long waiting time. We had lovely 45mins on the island n learning of the orang utan names n habits which was explained...More

Thank ajetLiza
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Never encounter one so close. There's tour guided you walking into orang utan territory. Really love it here

Thank mokkf
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We saw 11 orang Utan including the big-male, it was great. There were no babies as they have grown up. You cannot expect to see Orang Utans we we lucky, great set up. After about 6 years they send them to BJ island to help...More

1  Thank laddie-11
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Xin Kuala Sepetang Sea Food Restaurant
9 reviews
15.72 km away
Ansari Famous Cendol
80 reviews
20.40 km away
Bismillah Cendol
61 reviews
20.44 km away
Ipoh Bakery
20 reviews
20.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation
90 reviews
2.83 km away
Taiping Lake Gardens
386 reviews
20.40 km away
Ubudiah Mosque
68 reviews
43.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
ShelleyBRUCE2013
21 September 2017|
Answer
Response from Lance J | Reviewed this property |
The Orangutan are wild and roam the island freely therefore you may not see one but the guide calls them and whilst we were there they reacted to the calls and came to the fence. I believe you have a very good chance of... More
0
Votes
Velankarsyd
1 January 2017|
Answer
Response from Kyra D |
Did you find out what was the best way to go to orangutan island? We are looking at going in December.
0
Votes