Thomas and his whole team were incredible! I just finished a 3 day trek with them and was an amazing experience. Thomas picked me up from the airport on time as promised in our email convo. We stopped for some local food on our way back to Thomas' retreat, which is approx 3.5 - 4 hrs from Medan Airport. The food was delicious and great "local" and cultural experience. The rooms at the homestay are quite comfortable. Good sized rooms with everything you would expect from a jungle homestay.
The staff and cooks were very acomodating and provided a great level of service. The 3 day trek itself was incredible and saw a ton of wildlife, from Orangutans, to black Gibbons, to Macaques, Thomas Leaf Monkeys and a variety of smaller insects and creatures as well as flora.
My guide's name was Sunny, and he was great! Very experienced and knowledgeable about all aspects of the Jungle. He has a great sense of humour and made the whole 3 days very enjoyable. Sunny was also very patient and willing to stop anytime anywhere for pictures, to watch wildlife or just to relax sometimes and take in the beauty!
The porter and cooks who also helped with the expeditions are fantastic. Very friendly and helpful, and prepare delicious wholesome meals for us every day!
My only recommendation to travelers would be to bring your own inflatable pillow as sleeping conditions in the jungle can be a tad uncomfortable at times, depending on what kind of "mattress" you are used to! But how much can you expect from the jungle?? its part of the experience.
Great Job Thomas and your whole team. Thanks for an awesome time! Hope to see you all again soon.
- Also Known As:
- Thomas' Retreat Bukit Lawang Sumatra