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Things to see and do


The primary reason most people visit Ketambe is to trek through the magnificent Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the largest untouched tropical jungles in the world. The trekking here is similar to that in Bukit Lawang, except that because fewer people trek here, animals are more regularly spotted close to the edges of the forest. Additionally, all animals here are wild whereas many ... Read more about Trekking .


It’s possible to go rafting down the Alas River, the river that runs right down the middle of the Alas Valley in which Ketambe sits. The most popular rafting trip is to set off from Ketambe and simply raft down to Kutacane some 30 kilometres away. It’s a full-day trip and the rapids aren’t really that intense so it’s much more attractive to the casual visitor. Unfortunately the main road also ... Read more about Rafting .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ketambe? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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