Photo: River scenes.

Things to see and do

Jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang

Trekking through the Sumatran jungle can be an incredibly special experience that people travel from all over the globe to do – unfortunately local guides know this. As a result, prices are sky high with a one-day trek with tubing costing the equivalent of half a month’s wages for a university educated Indonesian. Should there be 10 people in your group and only one guide, costs are ... Read more about Jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang .

Sumatran Orangutan Viewing Platform
1 km along the river path from the entrance to Bukit Lawang

Twice daily, national park rangers head up into the jungle to feed orangutans that have been released into the area after being rehabilitated in captivity. It’s possible to join the rangers at these pre-arranged feeding times of 08:30 and 15:00 and watch as these majestic creatures swing through the branches overhead to the viewing platform. As you sit on the makeshift benches, the orangutans ... Read more about Sumatran Orangutan Viewing Platform .

Bat Cave
2km downriver from Ecolodge

Located two kilometres downriver from Ecolodge and on the same side of the river, the Bat Cave is a small cave system burrowing inside a small limestone hill outside of town. Although there’s nothing in this three-room cave that you haven’t already seen before, it’s a pleasant enough trek out there and the cave entrance is rather picturesque with a hole in the roof allowing a beam of light to ... Read more about Bat Cave .

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