Welcome!   We’re here to help you plan your trip that is tailor made for you…

With extensive knowledge and experience of trekking, climbing, caving, rafting, boating as well as cultural sightseeing, our local-born, family-run professional team specialises in creating the package most appropriate for you.

Do you love animals, wildlife, nature, adventure and want to have a great experience?

Then you are at the right place.

Whether you are looking for seeing orangutans in the wild, watch the sunrise at Sibayak volcano in Berastagi, visit Lake Toba which is the largest volcano lake in the world, trek with elephants in Tangkahan or raft the white water rapids of Asahan, we can take care of all that hard work for you.

Sumatra Tour and Trekking Information

We aim to make your trip to Sumatra a more colourful and interesting experience.

We cater for all budgets whether large or small. With our team of trusted local partners, we are able to secure the best price which we then pass on to you. Our travel information service is free and we are happy to provide you with information on where to go, what to see, how to get there and where to stay.

We can advise you on the most suitable trek or tour for you and make all the necessary arrangements. We are dedicated to help you plan your perfect trip by removing all the hassle and stress from planning.  Bukit Lawang

Why Orangutans
Bukit Lawang Travel Team

Unmissable Treks

Home of the orangutan, some of the most biodiverse flora and fauna in the world, exotic and diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery, Gunung Leuser National Park offers unmissable trekking experiences, all easily accessible from the riverside village of Bukit Lawang.

Bukit Lawang Jungle Trekking

Unforgettable Tours

Come and experience the magic of Sumatra with us.
Our affordable hassle-free packages includes accommodation, transport, guide fees and meals. We do the hard work of planning your trip so you don’t have to, allowing you to have more free time to relax.

Best 7 Day Tour Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, Berastagi and Lake Toba

Day Tours

There are so many other things to do besides going to the jungle for trekking activities. We are also able to arrange activities such as visiting a bat cave, a ship cave, relaxing in a hot spring, water rafting, tubing down the river and many other activities. Join us on our tour through an authentic Sumatran village.

Tangkahan Elephant Tour


Sumatra has a good road network and transportation system so you should face very few problems when travelling on the island.

We Care

Our primary concern is the well being of all animals and their natural habitat. We care about the ecological footprint we leave behind.

Bukit Lawang travel Ecotourism Concept

For the past 5 years, Bukit Lawang Travel has provided travel information and solutions for travelers with Ecotourism Concept, “Environmentally responsible travel to natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature (and accompanying cultural features, both past and present) that promote conservation, have a low visitor impact and provide for beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local people.”

Most tourism in natural areas today is not ecotourism and is not, therefore, sustainable. Ecotourism is distinguished by its emphasis on conservation, education, traveler responsibility and active community participation.


Traveling in Sumatra

Indonesia offers short stay visa free facilities for tourists from 169 countries.Valid for 30 days, the visa is non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of stay permit. matra tour and trekking information

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Welcome to Sumatra!

Located in western Indonesia, Sumatra is the sixth largest island in the world, stretching over 2000 kilometers and covering 473,607 sq km.

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Why visit Sumatra?

One of the most biodiverse regions in the world, the surrounding jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park is home to some of the planets most exotic forest.

What is an Orangutan ?

The Sumatra Orang Utan!

Sharing 96.4% of our DNA, ‘Orangutan’ literally meaning ‘Person of the forest’, are highly endangered due to habitat loss and poaching.

Found in Sumatra, the Sumatran orangutan looks slightly different to its Bornean relatives with lighter hair, a longer beard and narrower cheekpads (males).

Arboreal fruit eaters, they live in the forest canopy, spending up to 60% of their time foraging, eating and building nests in the trees.

Bukit Lawang Travel


Lost in the depths of Sumatra, Bukit Lawang is a small riverside town built beside the rain forest of the vast Gunung Leuser National Park.

Home to the orangutan, one of the most endangered species in the world, found only in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Bukit Lawang (‘gateway to the mountain’) is situated 90 kilometers northwest of Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Bukit Lawang is most famous for being a site to easily spot semi-wild orangutans near convenient tourism facilities. Bukit Lawang is situated at the eastern side of Gunung Leuser National Park.

In 1973 a Swiss organisation set up an orangutan rehabilitation center in Bukit Lawang. The purpose of the center was to rehabilitate orangutans released from captivity. The rangers at the center teach the orangutan all the necessary skills to survive in the wild. After an intense period of quarantine, readjustment to the natural habitat and reintegration in the (semi-)wild population, the orangutans were released back into the jungle. All orangutans that were released are still being monitored by the rangers and they still provide them with supplementary food at the feeding platform until they become fully self reliant. Out of this project the Sumatra Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) was founded.

In the years after the arrival of the rehabilitation center more and more tourists found their way to Bukit Lawang and it became one of the most popular destinations in Sumatra.