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Address: | West of the River, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia

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Good place to kill a few hours if you are looking for something to do. There are local guided at the entrance that will take you in for 25000r. They provided a torch for me that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Batcave is worth a visit. Panji my guide was very knowledgeable about the different species that inhabit this cave. Bring a good torch as there is a bit of clambering over rocks. Saw a huge centepede and birds nesting as well as plenty of bats.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to kill a few hours if you are looking for something to do. There are local guided at the entrance that will take you in for 25000r. They provided a torch for me that was definitely needed. They were goo at pointing out all the life in the cave that I would have missed otherwise (frogs, spiders, fish,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Amazing cave with lots of climbing. This was so much fun. But do not forget a torch! You will see many bats hanging and flying around.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We did this hike on the afternoon that we arrived to Bukit Lawang. Very interesting and fun. We saw lots of bats and had lots of fun exploring the 3 caverns.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Bat cave is almost similar with other bat cave in Indonesia. But, since its located in Orang Utan conservation area, I think this is quite unique.

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Thank Elizabeth S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I walked there and there was a guy sitting in front of the entrance. Paid him 15.000 and he gave us the full tour inc. explanations. its not too big, and you can finish this within 2 hours, but a great activity for your mornings off.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

walk from Lawang hill toward the bat cave about 25 minutes, after we arrive we will be able to smell that was overpowering and after the atmosphere inside is very beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

excellent experience with guide Indira....little challenging trek in 2000 m long cave. spotted many bats, scorpion, frogs, siders and swallow birds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This cave (or small cave system, really) is quite beautiful; not a lot of formations in the cave, but the path through the chambers is beautiful and the various entrances just look very wild and untamed. We saw two types of bats, centipedes, swallows, scorpions, spiders, and frogs... all of which are apparently poisonous (well, not the swallows). Apparently the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you planned for a free-and-easy day in Bukit lawing the Bat Cave is an absolute must! From the village it is an easy 30 minute walk. It might be a bit tricky to find so just ask your way around or follow the signs if you see them (duh, obviously...). Look for Eco Lodge Hotel as you will pass... More 

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