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“Well worth the cost” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Expedition Jungle

Expedition Jungle
Romi Hendri Rambe | Dusun 1 Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
+62 813-7060-7035
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Ranked #3 of 22 activities in Bukit Lawang
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Expedition Jungle guarantees a professional, safe, eco friendly adventure tour to those looking to experience the wilds of Gunung Leuser National park and the natural beauty of North Sumatra. We are a fully registered, insured and licensed Indonesian and UK tour operator. We have a proven track record for providing trips to families, honeymooners and budget travellers looking for an alternative to the beach holiday. We only use licensed, local, English speaking guides with a profound knowledge of the park and the flora and fauna within. Contact us for a no obligation offer for your trip to North Sumatra. Join one of our fixed date, group tours or let us create a tailormade itinerary to fit your schedule.
Queenscliff, Australia
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“Well worth the cost”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Was a bit concerned wirh the cost compared with other companies but I was hugely impressed with the whole trip.
From the start Claire was prompt and honest in her replays to my many questions and changes in schedual. Thanks
Great guide Iwan he's so in touch with the environment and has a deep respect for the Ourangutans and all other jungle life.
Amazing food at every stop, great to have coffee in the jungle too..
Transport was good, accommodation awesome we stayed a Sams amazing hospitality
Went to the remote elephant tours and loved the remoteness and contact with the locals.
I will happliy say how impressed I was with the entire operation
Great job

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Vejle, Denmark
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“Excellent !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had a fantastic stay in Bukit Lawang and Tankhahan. Clare arranged everything very well, and the activities suggested suited us perfectly :-).
We had a fantastic guide, Firman, who were with us for 4 days. He took so good care of us and were great with our kids.
We stayed at ECO-lodge, a very nice place with great food.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Expedition Jungle is a first class company and i don't recommend them highly enough. Clare is very efficient in organising all the details for the trip. The guides were all great and made our 5 nights in the jungle very comfortable. If you are heading to Bukit Lawang i would highly recommend organising your trip through these guys!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“Cared for from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Clare from expedition jungle organised our whole trip for us. We were picked up at Medan airport by our excellent guide Kinol and transferred to Bukit Lawang. We spent 4 nights in Bukit Lawang including overnight in the jungle. The jungle trek was perfect for my family and my 3 children aged 7, 8 and 10 thoroughly enjoyed it. As did my husband and I. Kinol took extra care to make sure it was a great experience for us all. We went from Bukit Lawang to Besitang for an elephant trek. This was a fabulous experience with genuine elephant riding ie direct on the elephants skin and no set path for the elephants to take. The ride in the canoe (45mins) with outboard motor up the river added to the experience. The kids loved playing soccer with Kinol almost as much as the elephant ride. We were finally dropped back at a great hotel in Medan before flying out to Singapore the next day. The trip was well organised and everything went according to plan. I would highly recommend it as a family destination for the adventurous. Many thanks to Kinol and Clare for making our trip so hassle free, fun, safe and exciting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Booked a six day trek to see the wild orangutans....and wasn't disappointed ...Clare was so helpful in all the arrangements, I would say you need a high level of fitness for the trekking because it's pretty hard going in places, but well worth it when you come across fabulous wildlife ....gibbons(although very quick to move) ,monkeys, lizards, snakes, birds...
The guide and team were fantastic, Bendi, Agus, Butra....so so hard working it's unreal, and the food that is prepared was better than any Indonesian restaurant we ate at, always enough to easily fill you, which can be a hard task for my hubby....
We stayed in a tent provided by Clare....glad we did....to keep any beasties away...
I would definitely recommended an inflatable mattress , as your back may ache if you only had a mat....wet wipes for your .."jungle toilet"...you are always next to the river to have a refreshing bathe after each day trekking, so you can always feel fresh &clean ...can't say how good it was...experience it to believe it...
On the last day of the trek we river tubed back to Bukit lawang, what an amazing experience, sat on the river for two hours....absolutely wonderful, going through a few rapids, always feeling totally safe....gazing at the beautiful scenery...
At the day after the trek we chose to go onto a different place five hours away up to Tangahan....to ride on elephants and wash them in the river...this again was out of this world, to be close to such majestic animals...the boat ride up there 45mins also gives opportunity to take in the scenery & wildlife...well worth it...
Thank you Clare...Salmat, Bendi, Agus, Butra....and the other two in our team, a memory to last a lifetime ... And my birthday cake in the jungle with my little pressie and hat was amazing :-)

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