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Bukit Lawang Ecotourism & Ecoproject

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Bukit Lawang, Indonesia
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About Bukit Lawang Ecotourism & Ecoproject
Bukit Lawang Ecotourism & Ecoproject established at 2014, comes alongside its main mission to support ecotourism programs in Bukit Lawang, Landak river, Selang Pangeran and Batu Katak. We offer you our tour packages such as jungle trekking, village tour, rafting and many more activities in the jungle.
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Stefan N wrote a review Aug 2018
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The Bukit Lawang Hill Resort is a small guest house (only 4 rooms) off the main streets and resort areas of BL. It's up the hill on a small dirt path, which might get a bit annoying to climb up and down every hot & humid day, but it awards you with a splendid view and pleasant evening breeze instead of the stuffy feel of living in a jungle bungalow by the river. There are cats, monkeys, lots of greenery, and a beautiful sunrise every morning waiting just outside your room's door if you manage to wake up early enough (or decide to sleep in one of the hammocks). Bobi the host and his team are kind and friendly, and they will take care of all your needs and wishes ranging from home-cooked food to multi-day Orang Utan jungle treks with experienced guides. The rooms are simple, but neat and well equipped - no fancy stuff, but a modern bathroom with warm shower and a decent bed with mosquito net. Highly recommended also for a short getaway!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Jelger H wrote a review Jul 2018
Wijchen, The Netherlands14 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed in the lodge for 4 nights. The rooms have good beds, lots of space and an attached bathroom with western toilet and warm shower. This is the place to be if your are interested in nature and want an ecofriendly stay. The owner (Bobi) can tell you a lot about nature and they do have a rescue for animals in need. We did the jungle trek and saw the Orang oetans (male and female with baby), furthermore we spotted rhinocerous hornbills, white handed gibbons (also with baby) and many more. We did a night safari and saw many wonderfull creatures, including pit vipers, giant insects and tree frogs. If you are interested in nature, this is the place to stay.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Leon wrote a review May 2018
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
Visited last July with a friend for a few days and remember our time there very fondly. I had always wanted to experience the jungle, so this trip was like a dream come true. Bobi and his team were super friendly and accommodating and we felt right at home at the guest house, which borders the Gunung Leuser rainforest and has a beautiful view of the surrounding area. DAY OF ARRIVAL The pick-up from the airport and subsequent drive to the guest house (which took about four hours) was perfectly organized by the manager, Viki, whom I contacted by e-mail and who was very helpful, also during our stay. Upon arrival, we were greeted and assisted by Ipul, a barefooted badass who was originally from Borneo and grew up in the jungle. He was one of our guides on the trek the next day. After we had rested from the long drive and met Bobi, we were able to witness the release of a king cobra and a blood python into the wild, as part of the Ecoproject’s efforts to rescue wild animals from civilization. Bobi and his team care a lot about the wellbeing of wildlife and are also extremely knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. In the evening, we discussed accommodation and our trekking plans and got to know each other. As a biology undergrad, it was a pleasure talking to Bobi about his experiences with the endemic wildlife. He is especially fond of the king cobra. Our time was limited unfortunately, so we decided to do just a 2-day jungle trek (with one overnight stay at the camp) and an excursion to the bat cave on the third day. We knew beforehand that no room would be available on the day of our arrival, so we agreed to spend our first night in one of the cottages that are normally used by volunteers of the Ecoproject. It was still very comfortable and the perfect place to spend my first night in a jungle. You could see monkeys jumping between trees in the distance and hear the songs of giant green cicadas. When heavy rain began to fall, a small bat even crawled into the cottage through the roof to take cover! And the next morning, a large group of long-tailed macaques gathered just outside the cottage! JUNGLE TREK For our trek, we had two very experienced field guides to lead us through the jungle; Rosyid and Ipul. They were hardened experts and showed us where to find all the animals, ensuring our safety on the way. On the first day of trekking alone, we encountered at least 11 different individual orangutans, some semi-wild, some wild, including a huge male. We even had a scary run-in with Mina, the infamous lady orangutan who was known to be aggressive at times. We got to see many other animals on the trek too, including gibbons, a langur, macaques, hornbills, a monitor lizard and a spiny turtle. Many cool insects too. Also magnificent land leeches. The 2-day trek itself was relatively easy and I would have loved to do a longer trek, deeper into the jungle. The jungle camp was at a beautiful spot by a small river, lit by the sun shining through the rainforest canopy, while the exotic calls of birds and primates echoed through the trees. The night we spent there was also very idyllic, with glowing fireflies and later heavy jungle rain; it was a beautiful atmosphere. The next day Rosyid and his assistant Io guided us to the large river for river rafting which took us back to Bukit Lawang from the jungle. We encountered another wild orangutan that day while we were having lunch on a hill in the jungle, surrounded by long-tailed macaques. Back at the guest house, our rooms finally became free after a while. The rooms and the balcony view were really nice. Also the food was delicious, both at the guest house and during the trek. Even at the guest house there was plenty of cool wildlife to encounter. For example, Bobi was caring for some rescued snakes which were wounded, there were moving Mimosa plants growing in the garden and in the evening, a giant Scolopendra centipede wandered unto the terrace of the guest house. All kinds of neat creatures gathered around the lights outside our room, including a giant red long-horned beetle and a feisty stick mantis that flew into my face. We even watched the mantis start a fight against a gecko and recorded it! BAT CAVE On the third day, Rosyid took us to the bat cave, which was a wild experience too. The cave system went very deep, with many different chambers that were inhabited by different animals. We encountered swiftlets that built their nests in the cave walls and two species of bat, as well as cave crickets, giant huntsman spiders and gigantic long-legged Thereuopoda cave centipedes that measured at least 30 cm in length! Entering these chambers required a lot of climbing and ducking. Definitely worth a visit. LAST WORDS Overall, we had an unforgettable experience. Bobi, Viki, Rosyid, Ipul, Io, Siska and Co. ensured that we had a great time. The guest house was modern and comfortable but still wild. The extent of biodiversity we encountered during our stay was simply breath-taking. I would love to return to Bukit Lawang one day and do a longer trek, maybe a week or even two. If I ever do, I’ll do it through Bukit Lawang Ecotourism & Ecoproject.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Matthias V wrote a review May 2018
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My wife and I spend 2 weeks in Feb/March 2018 in this fabulous resort. For us it´s by far the best place in Bukit Lawang due to the location. It´s up the hill with a unique view over the landscape and the jungle and it really feels like living in the jungle. Due to its height it has a much better climate with some smooth fresh wind in the evening and thus a better sleep w/o the need of any aircon. We liked the water coming from a spring in the mountain and being cooked for drinking purpose all day. We also liked the food freshly prepared by your cook. Special thanks to Bobi Handoko as being a lovely host organizing fabulous tracks in the jungle. He has so much in depth knowledge about the biology and ecology of the region and all the animals around. There are also some recommendations to make the experience of living in your resort even better, especially if you like to stay longer than just for a trek. I would appreciate to have some hooks, a small board and mirror in the bathroom. A central safe at the reception would be a good feature so that the travelers can put their money, passport etc. in an envelope into it and don´t have to carry it all the time during trekking. In the restaurant you do have this 4 combined natural seat benchs and tables which are very nice to look at but being the most uncomfortable seats I have ever had ... and you can only sit with two people side by side. I would love to have one bigger table with some more comfortable chairs around to raise the communication between all your very interesting guests during eating and after. Last wish would be to have some comfortable deck chairs on the upper terrace besides the already installed hammocks. We can´t wait to come back to your lovely resort, your tasty Jungle Tea and Bukit Lawang next year!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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nadiaz_11 wrote a review Feb 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland106 contributions97 helpful votes
This is a fairly new place (2 years) which has yet to establish a name and build experience but have already very strong assets and all you need for a wonderful stay in Bukit as it offers both activities and stay (you can choose also to stay elsewhere but it is much more convenient to organize it all from here). The house is beautiful, set on a hill with fantastic view, peaceful with great and well kept rustic rooms and bathrooms. It would be great in the future to put a desk and a chair and a dustbin in every room but otherwise the beds are comfortable with freshly washed blankets and big mosquito nets, plus there are very few mosquitos for a place in the forest. It is clean and food is great and prepared by the skillful and welcoming Ferry who will take pleasure to bring you to the market to pick up your vegetable or show you some local dishes. The guide Rashid is very helpful, professional and you can either go with him to see the Orang-Outan and take a walk in the forest or he will help you organize with another guide or to join a group for transport. The team is very responsive and motivated. Boby the manager may be busy saving snakes from nearby villages but will help you if you need anything. Do not miss a walk with the elephants in a closeby village and if you need pain relief, ask Bobby to bring you to the local elder who gives great therapeutic massages. I highly recommend this place and wish it a great future.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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