WELCOME TO JUNGLE TRIBE
Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, Indonesia
Orangutans like Bukit Lawang and we hope you also will. Stay with
us and we will see to that. Watch these beautiful animals up close
in their natural environment. Enjoy a trek in the jungle, rafting or
tubing in the clear river. Explore the village, sing and play guitar
with the locals, or just relax in a hammock overlooking the river.
Do it with us.
LET JUNGLE TRIBE BE YOUR HOME
It is our job to make your stay memorable. Stay at our
comfortable guest house with four nice rooms overlooking the river
side. Enjoy eating in our restaurant and relax with a drink in our
bar. Jungle Tribe is owned and managed by Agus Tiawan, locally
called Agun. If you arrive in Bukit Lawang by yourself, just walk
upriver on the right-hand side. You find us in the upper end, near
the river passing to the Orangutan feeding. For transportation
Next to Jungle Tribe are the jungle and the river. We are ready
to show you both. Go trekking with our licensed guides in one of the
greatest national parks in the world, Gunung Leuser National Park.
You will not regret it. We are happy to give you suggestions on
|Contact us for questions and bookings:
Jungle Tribe Guest House & Jungle Bar
Tel: +62 813 6174 6375
We have four rooms on the river side:
- 2 double room with one king-sized bed, mosquito net,
hammock and fan. A private balcony overlooking the river
and jungle. Complete with an attached bathroom with
shower and western style toilet. Rp. 200-250.000,- per
- 2 double rooms with one king-sized bed, mosquito
net, and fan. Rooms a bit smaller and further from
river. A private balcony overlooking the river and
jungle. Complete with an attached bathroom with shower
and western style toilet. Rp. 100-150.000,- per night.
LET US TAKE YOU OUT
Go rafting with professional rafting organizers and go tubing.
Glide down the river and take it all in.
Bukit Lawang is an ideal place to do treks into Gunung Leuser
National Park – both for experienced and for beginners. There are
suitable treks for everyone, for very fit trekkers and for the lazy
ones. We arrange the trek that you want. Easy or tough terrain, from
a half day, up to a week or longer. Your happiness is our future.
We are happy to assist with all your travel needs and bookings in
Indonesia. We can arrange transport from Medan (in a nice 4 wheel
drive or in a more basic mini-van), change money, arrange
accommodation, tubing, rafting, and help you plan and book the rest
of your trip.
Example of a combined one day trekking/tubing:
Early breakfast at 7:00, then head out to Orangutan feeding
platform to catch morning feeding.
Trek for 1.5 hours, stopping for breaks when needed. Lunch in the
jungle, provided by guides. Trek for another 1.5 hours.
Meet up with another guide who is waiting by the river with tubes,
and ride the rapids back to Bukit Lawang!
If you are interested in longer-term volunteer experiences, like
helping out in a school, let us know and we can try to help you make
BEYOND BUKIT LAWANG
We do more than jungle. Let us take you further! We can help
arrange both guided tours and non-guided tours to:
- The biggest crater lake in the World; Lake Toba and the
unique culture of the Bataks.
- The elephants in Tangkahan where you can ride in the jungle
on a free born elephant.
- The turtles, kayaking, fishing and coral islands of Pulau
- The amazing diving on Pulau Weh.
Bukit Lawang is located 96 kms west of Medan, the biggest city on
Sumatra, on the edge of Gunung Leuser National Park.
It is famous
for its many Orangutans, wild animals and nice jungles with caves
and rivers. At the feeding platform for rehabilitated Orangutans you
get an amazing opportunity to see the animals up close.
Researchers fear that the Orangutans will not survive due to
continued habitat loss due logging and plantations. Income generated
by sustainable tourism is one way to help people understand the
value of protecting these important animals.
Remember - as
hard as it can be to resist, DO NOT feed or touch the
Orangutans - it is very dangerous for the Orangutans
because human illnesses can easily be passed to them through
contact and then the illness can spread through the whole
Orangutan community. You should stay at least 10 meters away
from any Orangutan. See more about
WHAT IS TREKKING?
In The Jungle
for more information and tips.
was born in Bukit Lawang. As a boy spend
many hours fishing in the rivers and looking for honey in
the jungle. He worked as an assistant guide for many before
he became a licensed guide in 1997. Agus is involved in a
growing ecotourism network, works to educate the local
population, and organizes environmental clean-up days. Agus
and his friends follow the rules and doesn’t allow their guests feed or touch the Orangutans, and try to
encourage other guides to follow the same park rules.