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The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang

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Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A Thrilling Look At Our Distant Relatives

I went to this years ago but little has changed judging by the recent reviews. It was an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Great opportunity to see orangutans on the cheap

When I was there, the center itself was closed, but it didn't stop anyone from taking trek to the... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
Moscow, Russia
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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 2 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank ReginaL799
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

2  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

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

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

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!!!

5  Thank iocdaff
Reviewed May 6, 2017

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...More

1  Thank Irina M
Reviewed January 4, 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.

2  Thank ccustodioalves
Reviewed December 17, 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...More

6  Thank Elizabeth S
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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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December 3, 2016|
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