The SpaceEntire place on the second floor. Two humble wooden rooms - one is with king-size bed on the floor, the other one is with bunk bed - mosquito net, western toilet, kitchen, and balcony overlooking ponds, paddy field, and tropical garden view! There are some little white stains on the main bedroom floor from our baby's scratches.
You might want to have your earplug since you'll hear the villagers chatter during the day light, but you would probably spend the whole day outside exploring the jungle and surroundings. Irwan would also loves to show you around town during the day. Anyway, villagers are humble and friendly people. The children are very keen in practicing their english and playing some games - in case you want to make an interaction with them. :) Guest Access> Breakfast, like banana pancake, fried rice/noodle, noodle soup with coffee/tea, per porsion. Extra portion is charged of idr 20k/portion
> Motorbike rental is available for idr 150k/day, exclude gas (only to ride within the town).
> Bicycle rental is available for idr 50k/day (only to ride within the town).
> Laundry is IDR 20k/kilogram. Interaction with GuestsYoan can always help you online with questions, reservation, jungle trip itinerary and travel tips. Irwan/our staff can always gladly assist you on field and organize your jungle trip, as well as cooking your breakfast. The NeighborhoodIn a nice rural area with paddy field view. 5 moped ride up to the national park. Getting AroundTRAVEL TIPS
Irwan will either pick you up at Bukit Lawang bus station (let us know you departure time with the public bus in medan/binjai), or help arrange a shared-taxi from their office in Bukit Lawang, or our private car with english speaking driver.
Shared-taxi price information:
> Shared-taxi Medan Airport - Bukit Lawang (4- 6 hours), vice versa, idr 190k/person.
> Shared-taxi hotel in Medan - Bukit Lawang (3-4 hour trip), vice versa, idr 120k/person.
> Shared-taxi Bukit Lawang - Berastagi (6 - 7 hours), vice versa, idr 170k/person, available at 9 am.
> Shared-taxi Bukit Lawang - Lake Toba (8 - 10 hours), vice versa, idr 230k/person, available at 9 am.
> Our private car with english speaking & responsible driver:
- Medan airport/hotel - Bukit Lawang, vice versa idr 650k.
- Bukit Lawang - Berastagi, vice versa idr 750k.
> Bukit Lawang - Lake Toba, vice versa idr 1.2 M (possibility to stop by at sipiso-piso waterfall and Batak-Karo old king's palace (8 families live in the house!)
> Please note that with shared- taxi, you share it with other passengers, there'll be several stops for pick/drop other passengers, break, or gasoline.
And we can only help book the taxi for you. You can give the payment to Irwan to be passed to the office, or you can also pay & complaint - if there's any - directly to the taxi office in Bukit Lawang. Other Things to NoteWe can arrange a jungle trekking from 1 up to 30 days adventure for orangutans in their natural habitat, in both multi sport adventure and soft adventure.
Price information from the Indonesian Guide Association, Bukit Lawang:
> 1 day jungle trekking, €35/person, min. 3 persons.
> 2 day jungle trekking, €60/person, min. 3 persons.
> 3 day jungle trekking, €85/person, min. 3 persons.
> 4 day jungle trekking, €125/person, min. 3 persons.
> 5 day jungle trekking, €145/person, min. 3 persons.
> Extra €10/person - if you combine with the traditional tube rafting on your way back from the jungle to Bukit Lawang village.
The price includes all permit and entrance fee to the park, camera tax, fully licensed guide fee, meals, tent & refreshment.
We also arrange other Sumatra Overland Tour:
> 1 day tour visiting Sumatran elephants and help out with elephant wash: 1 person: €50 - motorbike ride (2 hours off-road), €75 - jeep ride.
2 persons: €65/person - jeep ride
3 persons: €55/person - jeep ride
Extra €50/person for elephant ride. Somehow we do not recommend an elephant ride, as the skeleton of the elephant is not very suited to carrying anything more than its own weight. If it is necessary to ride an elephant, from a health perspective, it is better to sit on the back of the neck.
> Volcano Trek for sunrise, Berastagi (1N/2D, 2 persons): €95/person with shared-taxi. €120/person with private car.
> Sidikalang, sumatran coffee tour (3N/4D, 2 persons): €150/person with shared-taxi. €200/person with private car.
> Lake Toba (3N/4D, 2 persons): €150/person with shared-taxi. €180/person with private car.
> Sabang, Pulau Weh, Aceh
> Bukittinggi (west sumatra)
> Kubu tribal tour, Jambi province.
Please contact us for further information.