• Duration

    11 Nov 2016 – 22 Nov 2016

  • Location

    Bohorok, Langkat Regency,
    North Sumatra

  • Available Tickets


  • Price



See orangutans in just one day from your Medan hotel – including private transportation to and from your hotel.

See the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan in its natural habitat.

Enjoy a stop for an Indonesian packed lunch in the jungle

Get hot and sweaty walking up narrow jungle trails – and then wash it all off on our thrilling jungle raft down the river (Option to return on foot instead) on your return to the car for your trip back to Medan.


The one-day trek is designed to maximise your orangutan and wildlife spotting opportunities, and time spent in the jungle, for people who either don’t want to sleep in the jungle, or who don’t have more than one day to spare.

Our expert guides will guide you in a group of no more than six people (unless your own group is larger than this size) to maximise the quality of your wildlife encounter. They will point out some of the many species of animal, bird and medicinal plants that you will see in the forest.

  • Sumatran orangutan
  • Thomas’s langur (Thomas leaf monkey) – unique to northern Sumatra
  • Silvery lutung (silver leaf monkey)
  • Wreathed hornbill
  • Siamang (black gibbon)
  • Sumatran lar gibbon (white-handed gibbon)
  • Crab-eating macaque (long-tailed macaque)
  • Southern pig-tailed macaque
  • Sunda slow loris
  • Wild boar (banded pig)
  • Water monitor
  • Great argus (Sumatran peacock)
  • Reticulated python
  • Wagler’s pit viper
  • Asiatic softshell turtle
  • Red giant flying squirrel
  • Malayan giant squirrel
  • Lesser mouse-deer
  • Sumatran tiger
  • Sumatran rhinoceros
  • Sumatran elephant
  • Malayan sun bear
  • Clouded leopard

Note: itinerary is indicative only, variations are possible due to weather and traffic conditions and the characteristics of the group (e.g., we can make the trek longer or shorter according to your physical condition).

6am: Your driver will meet you at your hotel/other point in Medan, and you will drive to Bukit Lawang.

9am: Arrive in Bukit Lawang. You may join with other guests on the trek staying locally, there won’t be more than six people in your group, and we won’t delay them for you, so if you arrive later, you will trek on your own.

9:15am (approximate): Walk to the entrance to the national park, near the Ecolodge guesthouse.

9:30am (approximate): Enter into the national park, trek through the jungle, keeping an eye out for wildlife including of course orangutans.

10:30am – Stop for variety of tropical fruit (depending on the season), such as pineapple, passion fruit, bananas, rambutan and tangerines.

11am – Continue walking

Noon: break for lunch. Typically fried rice, which we bring from the village.

12:30pm: continue trekking, watching for orangutans and other wildlife.

3pm: board the jungle raft down the Bohorok river back to the village – around 1 hour (option: walk back instead). We exit the river next to Wisma Sibayak guesthouse.

4pm: end of trek

5pm: drive back to Medan

8pm: arrive at your Medan hotel