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The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang

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Orang Utan trek

We travelled with Trailfinders. The organisation was superb. We had a guide for our 3-day stay... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
Karen B
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trek in the jungle it is wonderful.. the guides know there stuff. the animals are wild so be... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
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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...more
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Jl. Orang Utan Center | Gang Gereja, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
+62 813-6410-8007
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We travelled with Trailfinders. The organisation was superb. We had a guide for our 3-day stay called Gandar who was very knowledgeable and thoughtful. A ranger called Ayub was assigned for the Orang Utan trek; frankly he was a genius, we saw eight including one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

trek in the jungle it is wonderful.. the guides know there stuff. the animals are wild so be careful . carry water. very hot and steep.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Worth the drive from Medan to be close to nature. Book Jungle Edie as your tour guide. He will purchase park permits and help with hotel and transportation from Medan. We stayed at Heritage Hotel.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank bubmorridon
Reviewed July 4, 2018

I went to this years ago but little has changed judging by the recent reviews. It was an unforgettable experience that needs to be handled with care, since wild orangutans can be quite dangerous. The distance between you and them needs to be maintained and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

When I was there, the center itself was closed, but it didn't stop anyone from taking trek to the jungle with a guide, offered to me by my establishment. My guide was very young guy and I was afraid he'd be inexperienced, but we saw...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

In order to buy a ticket for a feeding you have to go to an office and pay a gov't official a bit of money (200,000-300,000, i forget) Loads of tour guides and trekking companies will direct you to other places...but google maps should take...More

Date of experience: May 2018
8  Thank JasonBaerhold
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Well worth the visit it is a jungle area with all sorts of wildlife this is an open range zoo. We saw a large male in the trees that came down to us as well as a mother and young on the platform. As well...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank philipleslie52
Reviewed August 31, 2017

I have mixed feelings about this activity... I'll start with good points: - of course it's a marvellous experience to see free orangutans who look happier than those locked in zoos cages - I suppose it can bring awareness to people to associations who try...More

Date of experience: August 2017
11  Thank SS L
Reviewed August 24, 2017

I didn't do it but you can do 1 ore more day hikes where you can see the Orangutan's , with hiking back or by tubing in the river. The centre is still there but not for visiters and the Orangutans are in the wild...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Frank v
Reviewed May 17, 2017

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!!!

Date of experience: November 2016
5  Thank iocdaff
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September 18, 2017|
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Response from Frank v | Reviewed this property |
Wich sanctuary. It has closed 10 years ago. Thats what the locals told me.
Jon T
March 10, 2017|
Response from Elizabeth S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jon, Day trip from medan is possible since the journey time from medan to bukit lawang only 3 - 4 hr driving. I suggest you to go early morning from medan, ask your hotel or hostel for transportation by car. Regular... More
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