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“Best three days of my life! ”

Bukit Lawang Adventure
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: BUKIT LAWANG ADVENTURE arranges jungle trekking tours through the rainforest of Gunung Leuser National Park, starting from the small village of Bukit Lawang. See orangutans and other wildlife up-close in their natural habitat. We also arrange outdoor activities such as white water rafting, river tubing, cave tours and authentic village tours. BLA can help arrange transportation and accommodation.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Best three days of my life! Where do I even begin.. Every single person we interacted with will have a special place in my heart. From the moment we planned the trek through Nicco he was so accommodating and answered every question we had! We decided to do a three day trek (3 days and 2 nights). And truly wish we could have stayed longer! Every part of the adventure was breathtaking! Our guide was Mann, he was so knowledgeable and informative. We learned so much more about the jungle then we could ever have imagined. We saw orangutans, pigtail monkeys, white Gibbons, Thomas leaf monkey, long tail macaque, monitor lizard and so much more. My friend and I camp a lot so we didn’t expect much being in the jungle, but were blown away by every meal that Rahim prepared! Honestly better than most restaurants we have been too! I could honestly write a novel about how amazing our experience was and would suggest anyone to take this adventure on!

PS: We think about Man and Rahimm every night when we drink our tea and wish we were back in the jungle with them!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We booked the 3days 2 nights tour with Nico and it was amazing! We saw so many orangutans and other animals!

The guides were very friendly and helpful, and the food was great!

The best part of the trek was camping alongside the river!

2  Thank Isabel C
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

If anyone plans on going to Sumatra, I highly recommend doing a jungle trek with Bukit Lawang Adventures. Nicco went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and was incredibly quick with his responses. He even arranged an airport pick up for our flight that got in at midnight, just as an example.

The actual trek was easily the highlight of our trip to south east Asia and will probably remain as one of the best times of my life. Our guide, Man, had endless knowledge of the jungle animals and plants. We saw orangutans amongst many other critters such as gibbons, Thomas-leaf Monkeys, monitor lizards, etc! He pointed out various trees and medicinal plants. Not to mention, the food on the trek was amazing! Being avid campers, we weren’t expecting much but wow! It was honestly better than most meals we’d had in restaurants. Rahim might be the world’s best cook. The variety offered with each meal was mouth watering. Just went we thought things couldn’t get better, at the end of each day, we had tea/coffee with cookies. We never once were hungry.

We did a 3 day jungle trek (camped for 2 nights) and tubed back on the river. I can’t emphasize enough how accommodating Nicco was and how amazing this experience was over all. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to go to Sumatra on a jungle trek. I hope I can go back one day and trek for even longer. If I could give 10 stars, I would!


Ps: I definitely recommend wearing pants and high socks to help prevent bug and leech bites (which we surprisingly had very few of, and no bites). If you can, light quick dry clothing would probably be the best.

1  Thank Mackenzie K
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

I booked through Bukit Lawang Adventures for a once in a lifetime trip to see Orangutans. So glad I did!

Nicco went above and beyond to ensure my trip went smoothly from the moment I landed and the moment the plane took off. He arranged everything so I didn't have to stress about anything while there. He made sure No detail went unnoticed-even for a solo traveler like me. If you are unsure about Anything, just ask and he will come up with a solution.

I was able to see 7 orangutans on my trek! The food was delicious and the guides have so much knowledge and love for the jungle. Group size during the trek are just the right amount and there are always guides willing to help. Easy to make new friends right away.

The village of Bukit Lawang is filled with the most welcoming people who are always willing to help you out with anything.

There is a good selection of accommodations and local restaurants to choose from that have delicious local dishes.

Make sure you wear good shoes :) and Book with Bukit Lawang Adventures and you WON'T be disappointed!

Thank you Nicco ,your team and your family for taking such great care of me during my stay!
An experience I will never forget!

1  Thank Brittany P
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nicco g, Manager at Bukit Lawang Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Hi Brittany,
Nice review, thank you for your kind words! We had a great time with you and would love to see you again soon for some orangutan spotting, food tasting and jungle adventure!

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Sustainable tourism is imperative for the survival and the future of the remaining wild and rehabilitated (released) orangutans in Sumatra. This means to have both, socially conscious guides and visitors. Nicco understands and respects this.

Our aim as visitors, if we would like to contribute towards and protect orangutan conservation, is to select tour operators that understand and adhere to 'no feeding' policy (with the exception of Jackie & Mina). The danger in not doing so is transmission of human disease, dependency and poisoning through insect repellents.

Bukit Lawang Adventure, your passion and commitment is commendable and invaluable. Thank you for doing the right thing and your contribution towards orangutan conservation through your sustainable tourism!

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nicco g, Manager at Bukit Lawang Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Nice review, thank you for your kind words! We had a great time with you and would love to see you again soon for some orangutan spotting, and jungle adventure!

join us to save Orangutans habitat and make your experience unforgettable

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