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The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang

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Address: Jl. Orang Utan Center | Gang Gereja, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We arrange jungle trekking tours through the rainforest of Gunung Leuser...

We arrange jungle trekking tours through the rainforest of Gunung Leuser National Park, starting from the village Bukit Lawang,located in northern Sumatra,Indonesia. It is one of the last places in the world where you have the unique chance to observe the rare Sumatran orangutan in his natural habitat. The Gunung Leuser National Park is further habitat for many other species of exotic animals,flowers and plants. Since 2004, the tropical rainforests of the Gunung Leuser National Park together with 2 more national parks on Sumatra, are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

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An unforgettable experience!

It is really beautiful to see these animals in the wild. They are used to human presence, so they are not absolutely wild, but still they are free and you have the chance to come... read more

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lisbon - portugal
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lisbon - portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is really beautiful to see these animals in the wild. They are used to human presence, so they are not absolutely wild, but still they are free and you have the chance to come close and observe them... if they are willing that day!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Центр реабилитации не работает уже как год. Так что орангутангов можно посмотреть только на треке в джунгли. Цена трека на 6 часов 45 евро, на 3 часа 35 евро. The rehabilitation center and feeding area for orangutangs is closed for more than one year. They can be seen now only in jungles. The jungle tours everywhere have the same price:... More 

1 Thank Irina M
Luanda, Angola
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was very nice to get into the wild jungle with our guide, "Jungle Eddie", and to see the orangotangos so near but always feeling safe. Amazing to see them on their wild habitat.

1 Thank ccustodioalves
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Where you can see Orang Utan in their own nature environment closely? Only 2 places in Indonesia, and one of them is at Bukit Lawang. If you have tight schedule, take a day trip (around 4-6 hours trekking return), and during your own way or back you can meet Orang Utan and see them closely. Please aware for the national... More 

3 Thank Elizabeth S
Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The orang utan centre is a great place to see rehabilitated orang utans back in their natural environment. Our guide was very good, informative and made sure we understood about the animals. We did a short jungle trek and saw many orang utans. It was amazing!

1 Thank jorio398
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We booked a day trip from Medan and it was amazing. Our guide was very informative and taught us about a lot of the wildlife and even got us eating some of the jungle food they would eat (leaves and nuts). And we also saw a lot of monkeys and the highlight was the Orangutans. We finished off the 5hr... More 

2 Thank Michael C
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

It's hard not to love orang-utans, they are the clown princes of the animal world. "Orang utan" means "man of the forest" is Indonesian. People say that they can talk, but they are too lazy to do so. This sanctuary rescues captive orang-utans and helps hem return to the forest. You can see them in their native environment if they... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Access from Medan takes 3,5 to 4 hours due to scores of potholes on many parts of the road. This needs special care from local government. At the entrance, we were charged twice; I suspect one is illegal. Local food is quite affordable. But the place is not totally clean. Littering is commonly done by locals, even in the river.... More 

3 Thank Davi_Sukses
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Bukit lawang tourist place has its own charm, a beauty of the river and endangered species that exist in the hills mace is a tourist place that i visit with family. The beauty of the morning in the hills mace made our hearts be calm and cool, that morning we rented a cottage for a retreat for me and my... More 

4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

I had gone to Bt Lawang essentially to see orang hutans, but the feeding centre being closed (in late Feb 2016), I opted for a day trek with two other people and a guide. The outing went far beyond our expectations: hardly 30 minutes from the start we sighted a mature, viril, orang hutan far up in the trees but... More 

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