5.400.000 IDR | 320 € per person

5-day ethcial
jungle trekking

5-day ethical jungle trekking

5.400.000 IDR | 320€ per person

Incl. tube rafting

If you’re looking for an adventurous nature-based vacation, consider a 5-day jungle trekking in Sumatra. Explore Gunung Leuser National Park, walk through rivers, swim in waterfalls, camp out every night—and you might even spot wild elephants or see a Sumatran tiger’s paw prints. Get all the tips for surviving in the jungle from our guide and learn about medicinal plants along the way. At the end of your trip, relax while the jungle taxi takes you for a 2 hours tube trip to you hotel in Bukit Lawang.

If you’re interested in a PRIVATE jungle trekking experience, we offer the option to customize the trek for just your party. Minimum you will be charged the equivalent cost of 3 people. For a closer look at this unique option, read more here or contact us.

Need a ride from the airport to Bukit Lawang? We’ve got you covered with our convenient transport services. Click here to learn more.

For a 5 day jungle trekking, a minimum of 3 participants is required. Therefore, if your group consists of only 2 individuals, you will need to pay for an additional person.

Please note that we can accommodate a maximum of 6 people per group. This limitation is intended to minimize our impact on the jungle and enhance the overall experience for all our guests.

5 day jungle trekking description

day 1

Your English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning, and together you’ll start an unforgettable 5-day jungle trekking. You’ll cross a river and walk uphill for a while before reaching Jungle Point, where your guide will share his knowledge about animals and plants within the rainforest.  

At noon, you’ll have lunch at a picturesque spot where you can dine on nasi goreng, a famous Indonesian national dish. After lunch, you head uphill to a fantastic view point where you can see the lush rainforest and the Bohorok River below. After a short break, you continue trekking upstream to look out for more wildlife and more species of plants and trees.

You might be lucky and catch sight of gibbons, Pigtail macaques, Thomas Leaf Monkeys, flying squirrels, Sumatran peacocks or hornbills!

After 4:00 pm you’ll arrive at a campsite near the river, where you’ll stay overnight. There you can swim in the river and relax with a cup of coffee or tea while your 5-star Michelin chef prepares dinner with local ingredients. The perfect ending to the day is experiencing the magical night in the middle of the jungle. You can play games around a campfire while listening to special sounds of nature and gazing at stars. Mattress, blankets, pillows are available in the five star hotel jungle tent.

day 2

You awaken to the sounds of birds and monkeys. After breakfast, you are ready for trekking into the rainforest. As you venture deeper into the forest, your chances of seeing wildlife increase. Maybe you get lucky and see several species of monkeys living in the Sumatra Leuser Sibayak National Park: the Sumatran orangutan, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques, Thomas leaf monkeys and pig-tailed macaques. You may also see other rarer species of primates like slow lorises, siamangs and white-handed gibbons.

After lunch, your guides will prepare a tasty meal while you take a selfie. You’ll pass through scenic areas of the national park as you walk to the site.

At the campsite there is a jungle swimming pool with a waterfall where you can take a refreshing swim and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sumatra’s Leuser Sibayak National Park. You will be treatet to another exotic Indonesian dinner. Enjoy the evening at your jungle camp by listening to jungle stories told by your guides and get a good rest so you’re ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

day 3

After breakfast, we’ll continue our journey up the river and into the jungle, where we’ll continue to explore wildlife and plants – including wild orchids.

When you arrive at the campsite, you can enjoy a swim in the jungle pool. Here you can also join our jungle team and learn to cook an Indonesia dish with your own five star jungle Michelin chef. (Let us know before the trekking starts if you would like to help cook on the third day.)

In the evening, play cards or sing around the campfire with your guides. Or maybe you want to go to sleep early so you’re ready for an exciting day tomorrow. 

day 4

Waking up in the jungle, you’ll be inspired by nature’s sounds. Around the campsite, you might see Sumatran monitors, tortoises, and butterflies.

After breakfast, we’ll pack up and hike to a new campsite. You may be lucky enough to spot a deer, wild boar, elephant or one of the other animals that inhabit this rich ecosystem. 

When you have enjoyed your dinner, you can sit around the campfire and listen to the sounds of the jungle at night. This is your last night in the jungle – enjoy it!

day 5

After breakfast, we can adjust our trek distance and time, as well as the activities we do, to suit your wishes.

After your last jungle lunch, you are ready for a fun and refreshing 2 hour river ride with our jungle taxi which will bring you back to your hotel in Bukit Lawang.

During this 5 day jungle trekking it’s important not to feed animals or throw plastic into the wild, but instead put the plastic in your backpack until arrive at the campsite.

things to bring

Private jungle trekking

You can enjoy the exclusivity of a PRIVATE jungle trekking, tailored to your preferences.

In terms of scheduling, there are no set departure dates for this PRIVATE jungle trekking. We understand that every traveler’s schedule is unique, and we want to accommodate your readiness. 

The PRIVATE jungle trekking will start when you and your fellow participants are prepared to embark on this adventure.

Experience the exclusivity of a PRIVATE jungle trekking, with pricing calculated for minimum three participants, accommodating solo adventurers or couples.

Transport info

We provide a seamless airport transfer service to Bukit Lawang with our private car hire, available at 700.000 IDR. Upon your arrival, a designated driver will greet you at the gate, holding a sign with your name for easy identification. The travel time to Bukit Lawang typically ranges from 4 to 5 hours, allowing for stops to go to the toilet or buy water. For groups with simultaneous arrivals, we offer a cost efficient shared pickup option, splitting the costs among passengers.

Alternatively, we offer a tourist bus service. This 6-seater shared vehicle, managed by a trusted Bukit Lawang transport company, offers a communal travel experience. Please plan to arrive before 4 pm to utilize this service, as it operates strictly between 1 and 4 pm. The fare is 210.000 IDR per person. Note that there may be a wait if other passengers are delayed. This tourist bus service is another convenient travel option for your consideration.

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Email Address

contact@sumatraorangutantrekking.com

WhatsApp call or chat

‪+62 813‑6252‑5273‬

location

Bukit Lawang
North Sumatra
Indonesia

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how can we help you?

Here are some of the most common questions we get from our customers. Hopefully, this will help you. Otherwise, don’t hesitate to contact us!

All of our trekking guides speak English… and a little orangutan language ; )

The items you will need most are cash money, good walking shoes/hiking boots, a flashlight/torch and mosquito repellent. There is possibility to change money in Bukit Lawang.

You might see orangutans on our jungle treks, but there is no guarantee! These animals live out in the wild, and it’s hard to know where they will be at any point of the day. But our jungle treks leave Bukit Lawang at 8:30 am and pass the old orangutan feeding area, so you have a good chance to see semi-wild orangutans up close.

Just bring your personal belongings in a small backpack and 1 large bottle of water. Our team will provide sleeping bags as well as safety jackets for tube rafting. There will be a porter to carry the equipment (tent, camping mats, mosquito nets) and food supplies.

You can either pay the full amount or pay a 30% deposit, and you can pay the rest of the fee when you arrive in Bukit Lawang. Send us an email and we will send you our account number to which you can transfer the money.

If you cancel at least:

Two weeks before the trekking date: We will refund your deposit minus any transaction fees.

One week before the trekking date: If you have paid the full amount, you will get a full refund minus 10% and transaction fees. If you only have paid the deposit, you will get half of your deposit back minus transaction fees.

We will use it to cover your treks and tours cancellations, as well as compensation for your guide.