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“Amazing jungle trip + tubing in the end”

Bukit Lawang - Jungle Trekking Sumatra
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Owner description: "Trekking for the school and helping local communities" We are a unique trekking experience that aims to protect the biodiversity of the rainforest whilst supporting the local community. By trekking with us you will directly benefit the local villages as 50% of proceeds will go towards to provide free education and key skills. The program is now focusing on our new school, run by a dedicated team of local teachers. Our aim is to teach children in the local community English, key skills and about the environment, conservation jungle with priority given to orphans and the poorer children in the villages. Trek or volunteer with us to help local children.
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Adi speaks English well, told a lot about the jungle. He helped with the transfer from the airport. I had an inconvenient flight (in both directions), he quickly organized everything and even made a discount. I'll be back again!

1  Thank IlyaB234
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We just finished a 2-day jungle trekking with Adi. It was an amazing experience, not in the least because of Adi. He is very knowledgable and experienced. And most importantly, he really takes his time. Where other groups rushed through, we really had time to wonder over what we saw. Which added a lot to the trip, since the monkeys would come closer and we would have plenty time to take photos and watch the orang utans move around all relaxed.
During the night we stayed away from all the other camping groups, in a beautiful wooden hut a little way up on the mountain, with stunning views of the jungle.
All in all, highly recommended if you want a highly professional guide who takes his time to explain, and gives you time to really see the wildlife, Adi is your man.

Thank Paanss
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The orangutan feeding platform in Bukit Lawang is permanently closed. If you go to the Visitor’s Centre you can book a responsible hiking guide who is actually a National Park ranger and is knowledgeable about conservation efforts and about the plants and animals (as opposed to hiring one of the many ‘guides’ who will approach you on the street- one of whom we saw actually feeding a baby orangutan- very sad as the park is trying to encourage these animals to be independent). Our guides were Wishnu and Molona and they were terrific. We saw lots of wildlife- including orangutans- on our hike, and our guides kept a respectful distance from the animals and even picked up litter they found on the trail. I was very impressed.

Thank H W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The 2 day/1 night jungle trek with Adi and his team was the highlight of our 5 week SE Asian adventure. We booked the package through Adi which included 2 nights home stay with his lovely sister. All meals were provided, and although the accommodation was basic, it was comfortable and clean, and the food was filling. Our group included 4 adults and an 11 year old. The trek was challenging, but not overly difficult for the different age and fitness levels of our group. At the end, it felt incredibly rewarding. Adi was a fantastic, extremely knowledgeable guide and his two young teammates were incredibly helpful as well. Adi does not feed the orangutans or let anyone from his group feed them, unlike some other guides we encountered. Our accommodation was across the river up a hill in a raised bamboo hut. Adi provided mats, mosquito nets, sheets, and pillows. Dinner for our night in the jungle was prepared by Adi's wife and packed in by the porters. It was the best meal we'd had in a couple of weeks! During our night in the hut, Adi's two young helpers welcomed our 11 year old into their fold and taught him card games and entertained him all night. We were all very impressed with the entire experience and I can't say enough good things about Adi and his entire team. Everyone was incredibly kind.

1  Thank Jillian V
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Adi and his team were recommended to us beforehand and it was very easy to get into contact with Adi via Whatsapp a few days ahead and reserve a date for a trekking tour. Overall, it was an amazing experience I wouldn’t want to miss and still think and talk about to this day.

Adi and his wife welcomed us in an incredibly friendly way and he took much time out for us to explain the tour and the available options. We booked a 3-day trekking tour including two nights in a jungle hut for ~ 120 $ - a great price given the incredible experience.
Adi and his assistant Ian guided us through the jungle in a very professional, cautious, yet very cheerful manner. Ian usually went ahead of us spotting the animals, while Adi was sharing his in-depth knowledge about the jungle-life and the native Orang-Utan population.
The trekking itself is quite challenging in this humid environment (at least for a bit of a couch potato like me) but so much fun! I would definitely recommend long comfortable stretchy pants, socks (to keep out the leeches) and sturdy shoes/sneakers, no flip flops! We took breaks regularly and had little “picnics” with sliced pineapple and watermelons our guides brought along (I can’t even imagine trekking the jungle with a watermelon in my backpack, so we greatly appreciated this effort!).
The rich wildlife we encountered included Orang-Utans of all ages (wild/semi-wild; incredibly impressive animals), Thomas’ Langurs (very friendly, they follow you around), Black Gibbons, Macaques (they did try to sneak up and steal everything food-related), jungle peacocks, turtles, long termite trails, praying mantis, and many more!
In the evening we hiked to the jungle hut, where we had an amazing dinner (prepared beforehand by Adi’s wife) and spent the rest of the night playing card games in candle light and telling stories while listening to the intense jungle sounds all around us. I absolutely loved the atmosphere up there, I am sure you will, too. Adi provided us with a mosquito net and a mattress and we had a good night sleep, waking up to fresh tea and coffee prepared by Ian over the open fire and ready to start trekking again the next day.
On our last day we did a rafting tour back to the village and even saw another Orang-Utan in the trees along the river. We had so much fun with Adi and Ian – you can really tell that they care about you as a visitor not just as a customer.

The two main differences that clearly set Adi and his team apart from other providers is the very responsible way to treat and take care of the encountered wildlife (unlike other guides they do respect the nature of the animals – keeping a distance, no feeding, no provoking!) and the incredible option of sleeping in the middle of the jungle in a self-built hut (other providers operate a camp site near the river which is apparently quite crowded and not entirely rain-proof).
Next time – if my fitness level allows - I would book an even longer tour with Adi where they take you far into the jungle and you get the chance to see tigers.
I have to say, out of several months of travelling Asia – this was definitely a highlight! Strongly recommended :)

Thank SleepWellTravelOften
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