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Jl. Orang Hutan | Kec. Bohorok, Kab. Langkat, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
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Good fun, but improvements needed

Generally, the experience was fun, the jungle is stunning, so it's hard not to enjoy yourself... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tourist1308
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Great (hard!) trek, terrible driving

We booked a 3 day/2 night trek with rafting back. We were picked up from the airport and then the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna C
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If you are looking for some adventure, we offer a range of jungle treks and tours from Bukit Lawang, in Gunung Leuser National Park North Sumatra. We also provide tours to other locations in Sumatra. Our Guides are all local and we are proud of all the great work they do, they take their jobs seriously and want to ensure you have a memorable visit. We promote an eco-friendly experience with fair pay for our Guides. Our Guides will never lure animals with food for tips or photo ops, this is strictly against our policy. And, our Guides do not leave rubbish or scraps behind. Our aim is to assist our guests in having the best experience seeing as much wildlife as possible, while leaving no trace. (Please note: We DO NOT book nor promote captive elephant activities.) Whether you are looking for a little or a lot of adventure, we hope you will join us. Be open to going out of your comfort zone, and let yourself experience amazing Sumatra!
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Jl. Orang Hutan | Kec. Bohorok, Kab. Langkat, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Generally, the experience was fun, the jungle is stunning, so it's hard not to enjoy yourself walking around it for hours. Our guides were very friendly and polite, cooked us very nice food and made sure were ok at all times. I do think they...More

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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you for providing your comments. The issues experienced on your trek need to be looked into but a I do not have your name, dates or Guide name, and I cannot be sure which booking this was. Please feel free to email us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a 3 day/2 night trek with rafting back. We were picked up from the airport and then the 5,5 hours long drive through Medan to Bukit started. Not fun in that traffic! We got lodged in the Suma Guest House, which is in...More

Thank Anna C
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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Anna Thank you for your comments. I would like to clarify a few things for the benefit of other visitors. We are happy you enjoyed your trek and yes it can be difficult depending on fitness level and/or experience trekking in this type of...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

After consulting with different agencies we decided to take the 4 days jungle trek with TrekSumatra due to the fast and easy communication in English and the competent impression we had from them. We booked a package with pick-up and drop-off from/at the airport, which...More

Thank Anna G
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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, we appreciate it and we will share your comments with the staff. We also agree with your comments re the sleeping mats. You are definitely roughing it in the jungle, but it is...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Our 5 days trek with TrekSumatra was a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Imagine being led from waterfall to mountaintop to riverbed through the jungle with rare birds, orangutans, Monitor lizards and other astonishing flora and Fauna. That might be enough for a really cool trip but...More

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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Ah thank you for this lovely write - up! We somehow missed sending our thank you earlier, our apologies. We hope you will make it to Bukit Lawang again!

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We did a 2-day trek with Firman. We were trekking with our two daughters, age 5 and 9, so the company also sent along two assistant guides, which proved to be indispensable during the really tough uphill and downhill parts of the trek. I cannot...More

Thank elana74
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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for such a nice review, we appreciate your time and detail. Especially for those trekking with children, it is so useful for parents to share comments and experiences, as we know there can be some extra concerns in this regard. We are so...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Best trip ever, Robet put together a dream team for us. A big thank you to our super guides and cooks Adi ginso, Nurdin Ginting, Agus etem, Iwan. We saw so much wildlife and really connected to this beautiful country and people. Must be ready...More

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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased you had such a good time. All of the staff you mention will be informed of your kind words. Thank you for pointing out that it can be physically challenging, but rewarding all the same. We...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the 2-day trek with Arep and had a great time. Saw a lot of different animals (Thomas leaf monkey, macaques, gibbons and yes: maaany Orang Utans). Arep was very responsible, did not feed any animal and treated them with all due respect....More

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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, we will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff. One item to respond to is regarding the 4% donation. I am not sure what you were told, or by whom, but we do not take part...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We booked a 4 day trek with Trek Sumatra. The emailing with Josie was great as she answered quickly and was helping out. One of the guides picked us up from the car and was awesome right from the beginning. The trek with our guide...More

Thank Jan V
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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Hello Yan, thank you for your feedback. I will clarify the issues you bring up for benefit of others reading. Our Manager, Robet, lives at the guesthouse, so guests would not be alone overnight and will have easy access to his door up the stairs....More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We've absolutely had a great time during our two day trek into the jungle. Our tour guide, Firman, is really recommendable: he give us lots of information and he is a wonderful man. Extra bonus: he showed us some nice card tricks and his wife...More

Thank Karlijn A
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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Thank you Karlijn, we are so happy you enjoyed your trek. We wish you the best for your travels!

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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I came with my brother for 2 days, and we had the best time ever! Everything was perfect. Josie always answered all my emails. The guide: Arif, was awesome , knowledgeable and fun. Then our rafting guide Eddie was also great. We saw a lot...More

Thank Vanina S
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josiepez99, Owner at TrekSumatra, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

You are welcome Vanina, Thank you for your visit!

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