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“An amazing experience both orangutans and the guides”

EcoTravel Bukit Lawang - Day Tours
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Owner description: Adventure is the base of our activities, but fairness is the heart of our vision! We are specialists for an ecological and responsible way of travelling, individual jungle trekking, outdoor adventures and cultural trips in North Sumatra. Pack your backpack and visit Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, Berastagi, Lake Toba or Pulau Weh!
Reviewed July 13, 2014

I booked a 2 day trek with one night in the jungle.
I was picked up from my Medan hotel and driven to Bukit Lawang.
Kempar was there waiting and took us to the hotels.
Next day we went into the jungle and we saw 4 orangutans and 2 babies. It was absolutely amazing.
Our guides were great. They new a lot of things. Their English was good compared to the rest of Indonesia and the cooking was fantastic.
They took really good care of us all the time.

The trekking was extremely hard and you do need to be in exellent shape to do the trek.

1  Thank RCH80
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

With Air Asia coming to Adelaide they had some cheap launch fares which we found irresistable and hence looked at what destinations were on offer and Medan was one. After some research on the net we came across Eco Travel website and liked what we saw.
With the help of Christina we ended up with a great itinerary which fitted in with the flights we had secured and best days for the options provided.
We did both a half day trek and a 2 day trek and took so many great photos we have even invested in a photobook to record our trip, which we proudly show to our friends and family.
Everything was very professional and efficient and all correspondence was promptly answered.
Jungle Inn was a great spot, right across the river from the entrance to the National Park.
If I could change one thing it would be to take an inflatable mattress for the overnight stop at the Jungle Shangri La, as i found it almost impossible to get comfortable on the hard mats, despite my padding.
The tour which also included Lake Toba and time in Medan, has reinvigorated our interest in Indonesia with genuine friendly locals who do not have their hands on your wallet the whole time and no drunken Aussies.
Thoroughly recommend these guys to provide a memory of a lifetime tour.

1  Thank Silvertoptravel
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

We did a 5-day jungle trek as par of a package that included transport to and from the airport and accommodation in Bukit Lawang at either end of our trek. This was a custom package for us, and it was organized efficiently. Things went incredibly smoothly from pick-up at the airport until we were dropped off. The whole EcoTravel team are personable and professional and it is clear they love what they are doing. Our guide for our 5-day trek was Adi and we can't say enough good things about him. He is incredibly knowledgable about be jungle and loves to share his knowledge. He took great care to ensure we were safe and comfortable on the 5-day trek. He and the team were also careful to respect the flora and fauna - leaving no rubbish, being careful and cautious and following park rules around the animals etc (we witnessed that this was not the case with some other guides!) The trek itself was great; beautiful surroundings and interesting wildlife, with Adi and his team doing everything to ensure we saw as many animals (or traces of them) as we could. The food on the trek was some of the best we had on our trip in SE Asia, with fresh fish from the river and veggies/ferns etc from the jungle on our last few days, as well as an abundance of fresh tropical fruit. Physically the trek was demanding at times, but well doable for active people used to trekking/hiking. The trek involved about a day and a half walking in the river so it is important to bring sport sandals or water shoes for these days. Our experience with EcoTravel was great and we would definitely recommend them. The service they provide is well worth the cost.

1  Thank afdx
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Remeber to book in advance since its a popular tour operator. The whole experience was perfect, well worth the money. Guides where very professional and respected the nature as it should be. If you want to experience the orangutangs and other wildlife in Bukit lawang area this is your best bet. I recommend going with your own posse so you don´t get noisy tourists with you to scare the animals away. If you dont believe me just read the other reviews ;)

Thank Kirtar
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Eco Lodge in Bukit Lawang was a lovely place to stay, well kept and clean.

The two-day trekking in the jungle was excellent organized and become a lifetime memory. We saw many orangutangs, lizards, turtles and birds. Food was very tasty and beautifully serverd.
I really recommend this tour if you love nature and enjoy using your body instead of lying in the beach. Rafting the river was also a lot of fun!

1  Thank Leena K
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