It was my first time in bucket Lawang, and in a Jungle!
the place was recommended by my friends who live in Jakarta, we met in Medan Airport and then took a car for a 4 hours drive to Bukit Lawang!
after reaching there we the hotel staff welcomed us, took our bags and then we had to walk to the hotel, it was at night, so we went directly up to our rooms, and hearing the river i knew i am up for a surprise view in the morning after.. and hell i was right, the view from the room is amazing, and the hotel is chilled, great food, amazing Chai Tea, live music on weekends, random guitar sing-a-along every night.
the guides are very hippy, i knew this used to be a hippy destination back in the 1970's and you can feel that hippy relaxed culture. it reminds of Ras shitan in Nouibaa (Sinai) same vibes.
the guides are super friendly and cool, we went on a one day trek to the jungle, and it didn't feel we had guides with us, they were more like our local friends, they were enjoying every single moment just like us! and they are not money oriented by any means, on the contrary, obiwan arranged everything for us from airport pickup and drop off, the jungle trek, a car to our next destination, and we only paid him right before we left.
My experience in the jungle needs a separate review, but the hotel is highly recommended, and i am definitely going back next year with more friends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Indra Valley Inn is located in Bukit Lawang on the bank of the Bohorok River, only a three minute walk to the entrance of Gunung Leuser National Park. It offers riverside accommodation with 2 standard rooms and 4 new deluxe rooms (with hot water showers) which just finished in April 2016 and August 2017, respectively. All rooms have a beautiful view of the jungle and the river. Indra Valley Inn also has a tasty restaurant and offers wildlife trekking so guests can experience the Sumatran Orungutan in their natural environment. The owner Obiwan is a very experienced 3rd generation trekking guide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Indra Valley Inn Bukit Lawang Sumatra