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Bukit lawang is a popular tourist destination located on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site and hoe to numerous birds, plants and mammal species. Most famous is the Sumatran orangutan (pongo abelii), which can be seen in the jungle in Bukit Lawang. Bukit Lawang isn’t a place with a long list of must – see attractions that you need to check off – is a peaceful, quiet tiny village by a river in the jungle 4 hours away from Medan.
The main activity is jungle trekking but now there’s a brand new exciting activity. Discover the wildlife on the banks of the river by kayak. Have a swim amongst the local kids or just enjoy the sound of the jungle on this unique trips.

In Bukit lawang there are two rivers is the Bohorok river and Landak river. Both of the river is crystal water and the water is really fresh come from the mountain with the amazing view of the jungle. if we lucky by kayak trips we could see the animals on the banks of the river such as Thomas leaf monkey, Silver monkey, Tukans or Hornbill, and even the Monitor Lizard.

09 AM: Pick up you at the Hotel/guesthouse and bring you to kayak office. Walk to start point around 30 minute(Bohorok river or Landak river).
10 AM: Safety briefing and practice, start first part.
12 AM: picnic along the banks of the river. Possibility to take a dive in the river.
01 PM: Start second part kayaking.
02 PM: End of kayaking and transport back to Bukit lawang around 20minute by Oplet (local transport). End of the kayak trip around 3 PM.


  • Transport & guide
  • Kayak/Helmet/life Jacket/Dry bag
  • Lunch, fruits and bottle of mineral water
  • Insurance

What to Bring

  • Swimming gear
  • Dry Clothes
  • Towel
  • Sun Cream

We are happy to pick you up outside Bukit Lawang as well.

If you like our offer you can book your itinerary right now in the calendar 📆 at the top of the page 🔝.
You do not pay immediately, each booking goes through a quick approval process. You are notified by emails throughout the process. Once the booking is approved, you can pay using the link provided in the email and start packing 🧳☀️ Of course we will share the news with the orangutans here 🦧

If you have any question you can contact us by email, whatsapp and/or directly on the web. Check out our Contact Us page. We are happy to answer all your questions 🙂.

We hope we have given you a taste of what we have to offer.

This is one of my favourite experiences yet. Not even 10 minutes in we saw Thomas monkeys, and not even an hour in we saw orangutans. In total we saw 5 adults and 4 babies!

Lynne L

Lynne L

It was great to explore the wildlife of Leuser Nationalpark. We highly recommand doing this tour with Marwan who is a super positive and experienced guide with a great heart and humour.

Fabian K

Fabian K


Marwan was really passionate about the jungle and the animals. We had great fun walking through the jungle together. In the evening, after the most delicious dinner, we would sing and speak sidiki bahasa indonesia.

Sophie V

Sophie V

Uttrecht, The Netherlands

Jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang was awesome, I did see one of orangutan with local guide Seger nice man. Gunung Leuser NP is very admirable. And jungle trekking by riding an Elephant in Tangkahan was so great

Simon B

Simon B

South Australia

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