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Sumatera Tour Guide ‑ CLOSED

Bukit Lawang, Indonesia
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Welcome to Bukit Lawang North Sumatra IndonesiaBukit Lawang is the name a village situated in Northern Sumatera on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park. “Gunung” means “montain”, “Bukit” means “hill” and “lawang” means “door” and, therefore. “Bukit Lawang” means “The Hill which is the Gateway to the Mountain.”
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Arwa J wrote a review Sep 2016
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina31 contributions4 helpful votes
We loved the Jungle but didnt like our Guide. You should book a tour with someone you feel good with and who is willing to explain you a lot in the Jungle. Our guide didnt even know where the Orang Utans were nor did he explained us anything. We had to beg him for that.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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lian s wrote a review Feb 2015
medan11 contributions8 helpful votes
There are more than 7.000 orang live in gunung leuser mountain and Bukit Lawang is a nice good place to Visit orang utan.please wear a good shoes,mosquito cream and mineral water.it is important to use local tour guide when you enter the jungle
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dezharahap wrote a review Jun 2014
Medan, Indonesia2 contributions3 helpful votes
Two days one nigh we did jungle trekking with Lukman Adi and his awesome crew, that is so exiting, I cannot recommend them highly enough. We met many orangutans, babies and all, feed score of monkeys our fruit peel from breakfast, saw monitor lizards, hornbill / toucan, peacock, owls it was great. The food provided was all Gossong tasty and Lukman is both friendly and professional with a wicked sense of humour. His a local guide who have been taking visitors into the jungle for years and very interesting people. They all made sure the group bonded and made the experience richer. Rafting back the next day through the stunning scenery was perfect. After we back from jungle tour, we spent our good time at the restaurant with Lukman, his very good guitar player and good singing to. I will never forget my moment with Lukman in bukit lawang. My only advice would be take something to sleep on if you can, they do provide mats, but they are very thin and the ground is very hard. However this is a small issue. Also be aware that Lukman speaks good English. He will pick you up us from the airport and take you directly to the guesthouse the night before the jungle trek. Great guy, great atmosphere ... just do it.
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Date of experience: August 2013
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car0line511 wrote a review Aug 2013
Bristol, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and i have spent a lot of time in Bukit lawang over the years and this year we took our three chIldren to experience the amazing jungle, wildlife and culture that bukit lawang has to offer. when it comes to trekking in the jungle we obviously needed a guide that could be relied upon to keep our children safe and had extensive knowledge of the jungle and wildlife .Our guides name was Indra (sometimes called mandra!) and we chose him because not only is he a licenced guide but is also employed as a ranger for the local national park and so has an extensive knowledge of the jungle and wildlife. i cannot recommend him highly enough ! Indra was a fantastic guide and took such good care of our children (aged 15, 11 and 7) his knowledge of the jungle and wildlife was extremely impressive and he made our trek an unforgettable experience, hes also a really nice guy! i would like to recommend Indra as a guide, he can be found in the permit office/information centre (where all the rangers are based and where tourists permits to enter the jungle are obtained) or you can find him on facebook (his facebook name is tengu) his email address is indra.bktlwng@facebook.com OR indratarigan65@yahoo.com i believe he offers treks from a few hours to 6 days or even more if you are feeling adventurous and he can also organise trips to other tourist attractions in the area e.g.tangka han (we would definitely recommend a trip here to ride/ wash the elephants etc)
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Date of experience: June 2013
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JosiiG wrote a review Sep 2012
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions12 helpful votes
I recently spent four months in Indonesia, travelling as a solo female, and I loved it!! especially North Sumatra and Kalimantan. I'm more of a jungle girl than a beach girl, and I definitely found paradise. Beautiful. I love animals, and have a special place in my heart for the orangutans, so I spent as much time as possible trekking and taking in the wildlife. It's a dire situation for them and I love to see as much as I can while I can.That said, I just want to advise of the guide I used in Bukit Lawang. I know there is some talk of a few irreputable guides and such, and unfortunately some of the stories are true, and you do have to be careful. But there are also many good guides, in fact, most of the guides are competent and will look after you, but take your time, don't feel pressured. Talk to people and get some recommendations. One problem is that there are often more guides than needed for the numbers of tourists, so they really have to compete for the business, and some will do things that aren't appropriate to try and get to the tourists first and/or while on the treks to try and get the tourists closer to the wildlife, which is really a big no-no.  Be wary of guides who will charge less than the fees set by the guide association. You will get what you pay for. It's not expensive, and considering the work they do, especially on the overnight treks, the fees are very reasonable. I spent a lot of time in Bukit Lawang, and heard it all, from uncertfied 'guides' getting lost with their tourists, for days without supplies, being found and rescued by the certified guides, to cutting costs by supplying very little food, while the group at the next tent is having an amazing feast. The fees you pay, also cover the food and depending on group size, a porter, a camp porter/ cook, etc. A guide who slashes his price is likely not bringing any help or adequate supplies. Some guides also fish for big tips by doing things that are not acceptable. It's important, if you care about the animals, to just go and look while trying to cause as little disruption as possible. Feeding them, making noises at them, getting too close, leaving debris behind, all these things are big no-no's but unfortunately some guides allow it and partake in hopes of big tips. I saw these things happen, but I was very happy with my guide. He was very responsible and knowledgeable (could basically smell the monkeys well before seeing them), I saw loads of animals, more than I could have hoped for. I went on a number of treks and my guide followed all the rules, he never allowed any litter, even organic, to be left behind, and he was very good at looking after the trekkers... the longer treks can be quite difficult, especially if it's raining, and he carried a full medical kit (which came in handy for me with the leech bites!) and he was also very attentive at the camp, provided great food and kept a good boundary between the tourists area and the porters area (there have been reported issues of money and such being stolen from the tent.. ). My guide was Robet Tuex, and I certainly recommend him. His # is +62-812-609-98236. He can also be messaged on facebook at Robet Tuex. Happy Trekking!
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Date of experience: April 2012
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