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Located on the edge of the giant Gunung Leuser National Park, this area is wild and enchanting with clear, fast-flowing rivers.

Orangutans in Gunung Leuser National ParkThe main attraction is the Bohorok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, which was established in 1973 to help captive orangutans re-adjust to life in the wild. Orangutans can usually be seen at one of the feeding platforms and the sight of one of these magnificent creatures swinging through the trees is unforgettable.

Other popular activities here include trekking, rafting, and tubing. We try to arrange your trip so that this area is avoided at the weekend due to crowds of local visitors from nearby Medan.

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    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bukit Lawang. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Bukit Lawang Eco Lodge, Bukit Lawang National Park

      Bukit Lawang Ecolodge


      This simple hotel is well located with fantastic views over the Sungai Bohorak river. It is the perfect place to base yourself if you would like to embark on a trek to see the orangutan and other wildlife.