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Address: | West of the River, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia

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Good place to kill a few hours if you are looking for something to do. There are local guided at the entrance that will take you in for 25000r. They provided a torch for me that... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2017
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

Good place to kill a few hours if you are looking for something to do. There are local guided at the entrance that will take you in for 25000r. They provided a torch for me that was definitely needed. They were goo at pointing out all the life in the cave that I would have missed otherwise (frogs, spiders, fish,... More 

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Reviewed January 22, 2017

Amazing cave with lots of climbing. This was so much fun. But do not forget a torch! You will see many bats hanging and flying around.

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Thank 112ESen
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

We did this hike on the afternoon that we arrived to Bukit Lawang. Very interesting and fun. We saw lots of bats and had lots of fun exploring the 3 caverns.

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Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

Bat cave is almost similar with other bat cave in Indonesia. But, since its located in Orang Utan conservation area, I think this is quite unique.

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Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I walked there and there was a guy sitting in front of the entrance. Paid him 15.000 and he gave us the full tour inc. explanations. its not too big, and you can finish this within 2 hours, but a great activity for your mornings off.

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Thank StefanTimmert
Bengaluru, India
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

excellent experience with guide Indira....little challenging trek in 2000 m long cave. spotted many bats, scorpion, frogs, siders and swallow birds

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This cave (or small cave system, really) is quite beautiful; not a lot of formations in the cave, but the path through the chambers is beautiful and the various entrances just look very wild and untamed. We saw two types of bats, centipedes, swallows, scorpions, spiders, and frogs... all of which are apparently poisonous (well, not the swallows). Apparently the... More 

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Thank Aaron F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

If you planned for a free-and-easy day in Bukit lawing the Bat Cave is an absolute must! From the village it is an easy 30 minute walk. It might be a bit tricky to find so just ask your way around or follow the signs if you see them (duh, obviously...). Look for Eco Lodge Hotel as you will pass... More 

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Thank Xander W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

Visited the cave with my girlfriend and a guide. We were the only 3 people in the whole cave! Amazing!

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Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We had the most amazing trip to the bat cave. We went around 11 o'clock and we're all alone with the local guide, whom we paid 25.000IDR pr person to show us around (we were two). Your should definitely go with a local guide as they show you all the animals and insects and lead you very deep into the... More 

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