Meet the Orangutans of Gunung Leuser
Meet the Orangutans
of Gunung Leuser
Seen as an extraordinarily natural experience, only available in Indonesia’s Gunung Leuser National Park,
it is the orangutan that steals the show when spotted. Keen hikers with an overnight
or two in Medan will have an amazing time of natural splendour.
WHY THIS TOUR?
With almost 8000 km2 of largely untrodden terrain, Gunung Leuser is one of the largest wilderness areas in South-East Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. It comes as no surprise that its protective zone is home to some of the country’s native flora and fauna and is a haven for adventure seekers, hikers and those keen to learn about the lives of its most famous resident – the orangutan.
Through Bukit Lawang, a small settlement along the Bohorok River, the entry into some of the lushest jungle landscape turns into reality when using Medan as your more modern basecamp.
07:00 - 17:00
Our full-day excursion reveals the majesty of Bukit Lawang Gunung Leuser National Park. This UNESCO-listed destination is the perfect place to get a real jungle experience. It is one of the planet’s most biologically diverse conservation areas and is home to exotic wildlife, including elephants, tigers and orangutans.
We depart from Medan in the early morning for our great outdoors adventure in one of the largest nature sanctuaries on earth. Our transfer takes us past scenic rubber and palms plantations. On arrival, we enjoy a trek into the rainforest to absorb a view of dense and evergreen tropical plants such as palms, ferns and weird and wonderful flowers. Keep your eyes peeled for the orangutans as they swing through the trees, or make their way down to the ground to forage for food. Bukit Lawang is one of the few places on earth where you can still see these primates in their natural habitat. Today’s experience will leave lasting memories.