About Us

For the past 5 years, Bukit Lawang Travel has provided travel information and solutions for travellers with a variety of budgets and needs.

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

Whether you are looking for transportation, or see orangutans in the wild, watch the sunrise at Sibayak volcano in Berastagi, visit Lake Toba the largest volcano lake in the world, trek with elephants in Tangkahan or raft the white water rapids of Asahan, we can help by planning your trip so you don’t have any stress by doing it yourself.

We cater for all budgets from cost-conscious backpackers to those looking for that little bit of luxury. All our prices are competitive and inclusive so there are never any hidden extras. Where minimum numbers are required for tours/treks/activities, we will make sure, where possible, that you are placed with other groups to avoid missing out. We do not charge commission on accommodation bookings. The price quoted per room is the price you pay. Please contact us directly for details of family and large group booking discounts.

We only work with licensed guides and trusted and proven transport and accommodation partners.

Our professional team always works with a smile and a sincere heart. We make sure on providing you with a 24/7 service to ensure that your next adventure to Sumatra is unforgettable.

Explore the hidden beauty of Sumatra with Bukit Lawang Travel today.

Our Team



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Sopian was born in the small village of Bukit Lawang. Working as a guide for more than 7 years, hundreds of people have experienced the magic of the jungle with him, some for just 1 day, and others for a longer 8 day trek. Working at many guesthouses over the years, Sopian has built up a wealth of travel information and trusted contacts, so whether you need a car booked, want some travel information, advice on what trek is best for you, or a tour tailored just for you, Sopian is the man to talk to.



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Jay was born in the small village of Bukit Lawang and grew up on the edge of the jungle. As a specialist guide in the Gunung Leuser National Park Jay has more than 8 years professional guiding experience of jungle trekking. Join Jay on a jungle trek and he will share his indepth knowledge of the jungle flora and fauna with you, and if you’re lucky not only will you hopefully see the great Sumatran orangutan but maybe he will share some jungle icecream with you.

Leli Rianto

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Leli Rianto was born and did grow up in Bukit Lawang. He is a licensed guide in the Gunung Leuser National Park in Bukit Lawang\Sumatra. His passion is to show our wonderful jungle to everyone who is interested in the wildlife, the animals and impressive flora and fauna. Our jungle is famous to see orangutan in their natural habitat. He has been working more than 5 years as guide and brings a lot of people from other countries to the jungle. Come and join him in his trek, he will show amazing places in the jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park.

Leli Rianto is the person who always laughs and is funny.

Sinar Sipayung

Sinar Sipayung

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Sinar has over 15 years ‘experience as gunung leuser national park guide, Sinar is specialize in 2 or 4 day jungle trekking. He is strong knowledge for jungle trekking conservation and he is happy to inform you of the issues , His experience show the jungle skill for every traveller who lover nature and adventure of tropical rain forest of north sumatra bukit lawang Sinar has really good english speaking and he is always funny and always share a story about flora & fauna come join with Sinar and feel stay more close with nature and the jungle.

Travel Planning

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


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 helping you plan your perfect trip. We work with you to build a tour that works best for you, removing the hassle and stress out of planning.



Our team of local experts can book you private cars or transportation packages saving you time and ensuring you get a competitive rate.

So why not make your trip to Sumatra easier and more comfortable?

All our cars have air-con, seat a maximum of 6 passengers and have drivers who speak both English and Bahasa. We provide a 24/7 service to ensure that our cars are available when you need them.

We only use drivers we know and trust.

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Trekking Adventure

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Home to 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.

BukitLawangTravel offers a variety of treks, from the 3-hour ‘Happy Trek’, to our most popular 2 Day ‘Orangutan Trek’ and our longer 7 day trek to Kutacane for the traveller who wants to experience more of the jungle.

Not only for backpackers, trekking is an adventure not to be missed. Full of its own challenges and rewards. So if you’re interested in fully immersing yourself in to nature, why not give jungle trekking a try?

All Tours

Come and experience the magic of Sumatra with us.

Our affordable hassle-free packages include accommodation, travel, guide fees and meals. We do the hard work of planning your trip so you don’t have to, allowing you more free time to relax.

We offer a variety of tours, from the 3-hour ‘Village Tour’, to our bestselling 4 Day ‘Exploring Bukit Lawang’ tour, and our longer immersive 10 day tour of Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, Berastagi, Lake Toba and Medan.

So whether you want to catch a glimpse of an orangutan in their natural habitat, visit elephants at Tangkahan, hike to the volcano summit at Berastagi for sunrise, experience the Batak culture of Lake Toba, or visit the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia, we have a tour suitable for you.

9 Days Tour Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, Berastagi and Lake Toba
Travel with like-minded people
Our travelers come in different shapes and sizes, from different cultures, countries and backgrounds, and they all share the spirit of adventure.

Established tour operator you can trust
Whether you are a first-time adventure seeker or a seasoned independent traveller, we can help you to discover the Sumatra most amazing people and places.

Expert Road Crew
Expert crew support is very important in many parts of the world where language and culture are very different. We understand the wishes of our guests well.

The modular nature of our tours means you choose can see as much or as little of a particular destination as you like, based on the time you have available. We have carefully.

Activities and excursions
All you need to join in most of our activities is an adventurous spirit and the willingness to participate and have fun.

Make friends with local people
Our itineraries are designed to allow you to become as involved as possible with the local communities we travel to.

Quality and value
We are proud of the high standards we achieve and the value for money we offer ,We take great care to ensure that our tours are the best value for money in the business, and we know that outstanding value means ensuring that all of the ingredients are right, not just the price. Many of the inclusions in our tours are the result of years of careful research to get the right balance of quality and adventure that is best suited to our travellers.

Relax... we'll deal with the logistics
Many choose our tours because it makes travel so much easier On our tours you are completely free from the hassle of booking your own accommodation, organising your own transport, finding your own excursions with quality guides. We employ only the best staff with the most extensive local knowledge, so you can rely upon them to find the best places to go for dinner and drinks, according to your needs and budget.


We can arrange all types of accommodiation depending on your budget and needs.

Most of the rooms and guesthouses in Bukit Lawang are situated close to the Bohorok River with great views over the river and the surrounding jungle.

Some of our most popular options are outlined below, but please feel free to contact us to find out more!

Eriono Guesthouse

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Garden Inn 


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Junia Guest House.

Thomas Retreat ( rooms with hot shower available)


Batu Mandi

Riverside Guest House.

Jungle Inn(rooms with hot shower available)

Garden Inn

Fido Dido

Sams Bungalows

Most of the rooms and guesthouses in Bukit Lawang are situated close to the Bohorok River and you have a great view from your balcony over the river and the surrounding jungle.