Hello, My 2 sisters and I are travelling toBukit Lawang in November 2015. I would like to know the cost of accomodation and the jungle treks. Many Thanks, Daphne
The cost of a room is IDR 300,000 per night, which includes breakfast. The cost of other meals, like lunch or dinner, is about IDR 40,000-50,000 each. Drinks are IDR 15,000-20,000 each, more for beer or alcohol. A private car transfer to/from Medan airport is IDR 650,000 each way. Note that the hotel offers a free porter for your luggage only to the lodge. The return trip to town is extra, please read my review for more details. You cna go hiking in their jungle out back, but don not expect to see to much. A full day (6-7 hours) jungle trek, which leaves from town (again see my review for more details), was IDR 535,000 per person on a group basis, and included the park fee, guide fee and lunch. There are also multi-day trips and rafting trips that cost more and which are offered by nearly everyone in town.
I paid 300'000Rp per night, approx. 28 AUD. That's a fair price for a double room in that location. Since they have to bring everything carried on the shoulders it cannot be compared with a guesthouse in the village. My opinion.
The trecks are for free in their own jungle, a tip of +-150'000 for half a day is not too much. If you hire a guide in the Leusser Nationalpark. You pay for the park permission and the guide. Unfortunately I forgot the price, but it's around 50$ per day
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