Swinging with the Apes

Gunung Leuser National Park & Orangutan Tour - Sumatra

Prices from £198 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationSumatra: Medan - Bukit Lawang

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Take a walk on the wild side, trekking through dense Sumatran jungle and crossing rushing rivers to meet playful orangutans swinging between the treetops. Spend 2 days exploring Gunung Leuser National Park staying in a small hotel on the edge of the rainforest. Hike into the heart of the jungle, wobble across wooden bridges and scramble between the trees, eventually arriving at the optimum spot to witness semi-wild orangutans.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Private with driver from Medan to Bukit Lawang
  • Jungle trekking to spot orangutans
  • Entrance fee to Gunung Leuser NP

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Arrival in Bukit Lawang

When you arrive in Medan, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to Bukit Lawang by private car. The landscape of Sumatra is completely different to the other Indonesian islands, making it a scenic and fascinating drive through this beautiful countryside. In the afternoon you’ll arrive at your hotel. Your basic room has cold running water so you can freshen up with a cold but refreshing shower.

Green trees and water

Orangutans, Jungle Trek & Departure

Today, you’ll head off on a trek through the jungle. It’s hilly here, so you’ll face the odd climb and scramble up through trees, clinging onto branches and roots. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot orangutans swinging through the jungle canopy just a few metres above your head. The guides know the orangutans well, so they’re familiar with their habits and can guide you to the best spots.


After breakfast the next day this trip comes to an end, and you’ll make your way to your next destination.

Curious Orangutan

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