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Sumatra Orangutan Discovery is curated for travelers searching for an ethical company that offers authentic, custom-made travel experiences. 

​We are a family-run trekking and tour operator in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra. As avid explorers ourselves, we strive to bring you meaningful and ethical itineraries tailored to your needs. By choosing to trek or travel with with us, you can be confident you are choosing an ethical company that ensures fair trade policies and community based tourism. 

We offer jungle trekking for all ages and levels of fitness. With our experienced guides you can learn more about the Sumatran orangutan and other wildlife.   Come and explore the Gunung Leuser National Park with us!

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Set up by Tyson and his wife, Ellie, Sumatra Orangutan Discovery's expeditions are led by an experienced, committed and caring team of local guides. All guides can speak English well and are fully trained and certified by the ITGA-HPI. 

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Our mission is to provide an authentic travel experience tailored to our guests needs which is sustainable, honest and ethical. 

It is our vision that in the future Bukit Lawang can be a leading example of sustainable jungle trekking. As a company we want to grow to offer a wider variety of cultural tours that can bring ecofriendly tourism to more remote communities and support community development. 

We are an honest and fair trade company that strives to provide a competitive price while also ensuring our guides and employees are paid well.   We like to give tailor made advice to each and every customer and work to create a travel experience that is unique to you. This means a personal commitment from our staff, friendly service and often a friendship that means our guests often stay in touch with us. 

We take our business very seriously, we are a down to earth team of commited individuals and our goal is to provide only the best service.


Sumara Orangutan Discovery Villa, and garden bungalows are available to rent through Situated approximately 2km outside of the main tourist area, surrounded by farmland and greenery, we provide a peaceful and relaxing environment away from the hussle and bussle of the town where you can relax in a private tropical garden.

We have a restaurant and tour desk to ensure you have everything you need during your stay. Our restaurant features healthy vegan and vegetarian options and all meals are free from mgs or colourings.

Our two garden bungalows are fitted with a private terrace and garden views, all rooms have a private en-suit bathroom, free locally produced toiletries and fresh bed linen.

We also have a 'penthouse' room at the top of the villa for rent, with jungle mountain views. This larger bedroom features an emperor size bed (200x200) as a single bed (160x200), an ensuite bathroom and a separate private lounge and terrace.


We are a travel sustainable property, which means we have taken eco-concious steps to protect the environement, such as green cleaning products, encouraging guests to wash towels and linen less often, sourcing locally grown organic vegetables when possible, reduced single use plastics 

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