Banyak Island Tour Package
Bukit Lawang is a small tourist village on the bank of Bahorok River in North Sumatra province of Indonesia. Situated approximately 86 km northwest of the city of Medan, Bukit Lawang is known for the largest animal sanctuary of Sumatran orangutan (around 5,000 orangutans occupying the area) and also the main access point to the Gunung Leuser National Park from the east side.
The Bukit Lawang rehabilitation centre for orangutans was founded in 1973. Its main purpose was to preserve the decreasing number of orangutan population due to hunting, trading and deforestation. The centre closed in 2002 as the place was getting too touristy and unsuitable for animal rehabilitation.
A flash flood hit Bukit Lawang on 2 November 2003. The disaster destroyed the local tourist resorts and had a devastating impact to the local tourism industry in the area. Around 400 houses, 3 mosques, 8 bridges, 280 kiosks and food stalls, 35 hotels and guest houses were destroyed by the flood; 239 people including 5 tourists were killed, and around 1,400 locals lost their homes. Local authorities and an environmental NGO attributed it to illegal logging. Thanks to several international cooperation agencies, the site was rebuilt and re-opened again in July 2004. The area is slowly regenerating and offers truly wonderful escapes and the chance to see an abundance of wildlife.
Prices Included :
1. Transport From Medan airport – Bukit Lawang for 2 ways
2. Traditional bungalow in Bukit Lawang for 2 nights
3. Stay overnight in the jungle with a tents
4. Breakfast include at your guesthouse
5. Local Guide
7. All Entrance fee
9. Fruits during in the jungle
10.Meals including only during the trip in the jungle
1. Flight tickets
2. Visa on arrival
4. Insurance highly recomeded to take it from your country before leaving home
5. Meals during stay in bukit lawang centre.
Meet and great with our driver at Kuala Namo International Aiport in Medan. Than further road to Bukit Lawang arround 4 hours, during the way stop for food and petrol. Check in hotel free program.
After having breakfast, our guide will pick up you from the hotel further take you trekking to the jungle where it was on 1973 a Swiss organization 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. The orangutan is released back into the jungle after an intense period of quarantine, readjustment to the natural habitat, and reintegration into the (semi-)wild population. With the arrival of the rehabilitation center more and more tourists find their way to Bukit Lawang and it becomes one of the most popular destinations in Sumatra. Staying overnight in the jungle.
Staying overnight in the jungle. At 14pm back to your lodge by using tubing/rafting in bukit lawang river. Arrived in the lodge and free program.
After finish breakfast, packing your bags for preparing check out hotel. At 10am transfer out from the hotel further road to Kuala Namo International Airport in Medan. End of the Tour, See you in the next trip.