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The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang

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Jl. Orang Utan Center | Gang Gereja, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
+62 813-6410-8007
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Visit to see orangataans

Well worth the visit it is a jungle area with all sorts of wildlife this is an open range zoo. We... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Excellent experience but should be more controlled

I have mixed feelings about this activity... I'll start with good points: - of course it's a... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
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We arrange jungle trekking tours through the rainforest of Gunung Leuser National Park, starting from the village Bukit Lawang,located in northern Sumatra,Indonesia. It is one of the last places in the world where you have the unique chance to observe the rare Sumatran orangutan in his natural habitat. The Gunung Leuser National Park is further habitat for many other species of exotic animals,flowers and plants. Since 2004, the tropical rainforests of the Gunung Leuser National Park together with 2 more national parks on Sumatra, are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
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“the river” (6 reviews)
“jungle trek” (6 reviews)
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Jl. Orang Utan Center | Gang Gereja, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
+62 813-6410-8007
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Well worth the visit it is a jungle area with all sorts of wildlife this is an open range zoo. We saw a large male in the trees that came down to us as well as a mother and young on the platform. As well...More

Thank philipleslie52
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I have mixed feelings about this activity... I'll start with good points: - of course it's a marvellous experience to see free orangutans who look happier than those locked in zoos cages - I suppose it can bring awareness to people to associations who try...More

5  Thank SS L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I didn't do it but you can do 1 ore more day hikes where you can see the Orangutan's , with hiking back or by tubing in the river. The centre is still there but not for visiters and the Orangutans are in the wild...More

1  Thank Frank v
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It is really beautiful to see these animals in the wild. They are used to human presence, so they are not absolutely wild, but still they are free and you have the chance to come close and observe them... if they are willing that day!!!

3  Thank iocdaff
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Центр реабилитации не работает уже как год. Так что орангутангов можно посмотреть только на треке в джунгли. Цена трека на 6 часов 45 евро, на 3 часа 35 евро. The rehabilitation center and feeding area for orangutangs is closed for more than one year. They...More

1  Thank Irina M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was very nice to get into the wild jungle with our guide, "Jungle Eddie", and to see the orangotangos so near but always feeling safe. Amazing to see them on their wild habitat.

1  Thank ccustodioalves
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Where you can see Orang Utan in their own nature environment closely? Only 2 places in Indonesia, and one of them is at Bukit Lawang. If you have tight schedule, take a day trip (around 4-6 hours trekking return), and during your own way or...More

3  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The orang utan centre is a great place to see rehabilitated orang utans back in their natural environment. Our guide was very good, informative and made sure we understood about the animals. We did a short jungle trek and saw many orang utans. It was...More

1  Thank jorio398
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We booked a day trip from Medan and it was amazing. Our guide was very informative and taught us about a lot of the wildlife and even got us eating some of the jungle food they would eat (leaves and nuts). And we also saw...More

3  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 11 May 2016

It's hard not to love orang-utans, they are the clown princes of the animal world. "Orang utan" means "man of the forest" is Indonesian. People say that they can talk, but they are too lazy to do so. This sanctuary rescues captive orang-utans and helps...More

Thank Jeffry B
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18 September 2017|
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Response from Frank v | Reviewed this property |
Wich sanctuary. It has closed 10 years ago. Thats what the locals told me.
Jon T
11 March 2017|
Response from Elizabeth S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jon, Day trip from medan is possible since the journey time from medan to bukit lawang only 3 - 4 hr driving. I suggest you to go early morning from medan, ask your hotel or hostel for transportation by car. Regular... More
Pam P
3 December 2016|
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