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Back to Nature Ecotourism

Bahorok Guesthouse in the jungle, 40 minute walk from village, free luggage transport on arrival on arrival, Bukit Lawang 20774 Indonesia
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#4 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Bukit Lawang
BACK TO NATURE - THE HIDDEN PARADISE If you are looking for the most hidden place in Bukit Lawang, in the middle of nature, surrounded by the North Sumatran rainforest and its wildlife inhabitants, our eco-friendly Back To Nature Guesthouse or Back to Nature Jungle Camp is the perfect place for you! Our friendly staff will pick you up from the village bus terminal or car park, carry your luggage and guide you along the river bank track which was built by the owner himself over a period of several years. We can also provide private car pick-up service from Medan airport or other destinations. Back to Nature is a genuine jungle retreat full of peace and relaxation, inmidst beautiful, lush nature with lots of fresh air. It is a place away from the "hustle and bustle" of the world and all the troubles that come with it. If you are planning a personal time-out from your busy life to calm your mind and nourish your soul, practice meditation or yoga, or you want to enjoy pure nature and wildlife, try jungle trekking or traditional tube rafting, our guesthouse will be the perfect choice for you. Accomodation (total 6): A) In the main building close to the river: 4 double rooms (2 standard rooms / 2 rooms with river/garden view) B) In the garden area, both with a wonderful panorama, lots of privacy, only a few steps above the main building: 1 exclusive bamboo bungalow with a double bed and a big terrace 1 chalet with a veranda and a bedroom on the upper floor Guests staying with us can enjoy a refreshing swim in the river and visit our own nature trail and panorama outlook in our privately owned jungle (120 hectares). The nature trail will be slowly and continously expanded under eco-friendly aspects (following naturally given trails without using big machines or cutting jungle) We can arrange your jungle trekking experience with professional guides to see the orang-utans and more wildlife in Gunung Leuser Nationalpark which is just across the river. In our restaurant we serve tradional indonesian as well as western style food, fresh from the village market every day. Free WIFI in the evening hours. Our continuous mission is to buy even more jungle areal in the future to prevent further deforestation by logging and transformation in plantations. We grow fruit trees for the wild animals to prevent them from going near the crops of the villages. We have planted 1.500 fruit trees so far. YOU CAN HELP and contribute to our mission by staying at Back to Nature Guesthouse! Come to Bukit Lawang and see our breathtaking natural reserves and our precious orang-utans. As long as ecotourism can provide an income for the local people to earn a living and feed their families, they will protect their jungle and the animals that live in it. THANK YOU! Aca and his Back to Nature Guesthouse Team!
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R.H. wrote a review Jan 2020
Ely, United Kingdom
Amazing location in the heart of the jungle on the river. The hosts treat you like family and go out of their way to help you. All meals were delicious. The walk from town to Back to Nature is stunning. Hosts were also more than happy to sort out any jungle treks to spot orangutans.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Phranz wrote a review Aug 2019
Beautiful ecolodge in a breathtakingly beautiful environment, very nice manager and staff, absolutely worth the walk from the village of Bukit Lawang. It was an amazing first 1 week of our stay in Sumatra. The place really merits the name "ecolodge", very sustainable. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
HanSeb1997 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom
Back to Nature is a real blessing! Totally disconnect from society and immerse yourself in a simple, humble yet relaxed environment! From the day we arrived we were welcomed by the wonderful staff and the big boss Aca, and although we only intended to stay for 3 nights we extended our stay for an extra few nights! Good food, good people, good energies. What more do you want ?
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
emmaelind wrote a review Jul 2019
Stockholm, Sweden
I truly loved this place. It is away from the village in pristine jungel. We were lucky and saw both orangutang, white-handed gibbon, thomas leaf-monkey and both makak species (crab and pig-tailed) from the lodge. Fantastic! Our room, on the hill, had amazing view and was over-all very nice. Good food, we are vegetarians and thats no problem. I can really recomend to stay here but off course it is in the jungel so no 24 hour electricity, no toilet paper (since the paper is maid of jungel trees) but 5 stars in my opinion!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Thomas S wrote a review May 2019
Zemst, Belgium
This hotel is more than worth the 40 minute hike if you are looking for a place with no distractions. The food and service were fantastic, we thoroughly enjoyed every dinner, breakfast, and drink we had there. Fresh water is available to fill up water bottles before heading out into the jungle or the village. Sitting on the upstairs shared terrace or downstairs in the open restaurant you look across the river onto a wall of lush green jungle, spanning up and downstream as far as you can see. Monkeys and monitor lizards often frequent the far banks for drinking and washing, so sitting and dreaming your day away is always potentially eventful. The rooms are spacious and clean, though a bit dark during the day when there is no electricity. The beds are comfortable and clean, the mosquito net provided is free of holes and made-up with the bed on arrival and every morning. The bathroom has the necessary toilet and shower, and a coconut-rainshower. Or if you want just go wash yourself in the river. The staff were great, always willing to help or answer questions. We had a good chat with the owner on the last evening of our stay, he had some very interesting stories to tell about his lifeb and of his future plabs withthe hotel. If you're not planning on going immediately, keep this place on you watch-list for the next couple of years!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Back to Nature Ecotourism
Which popular attractions are close to Back to Nature Ecotourism?
Nearby attractions include Bukit Lawang Jungle (0.9 miles), Bat Cave (2.2 miles), and The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Back to Nature Ecotourism?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Back to Nature Ecotourism?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Back to Nature Ecotourism?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lawang Inn Restaurant, Jungle Hill Cafe, and Eriono Restaurant & Art shop.
Does Back to Nature Ecotourism have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Back to Nature Ecotourism offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Back to Nature Ecotourism?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Indonesian.