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Welcome to Sumatra Orangutan Discovery

Sumatra Orangutan Discovery is a sustainable jungle trekking and tour agency based in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra. We are passionate about creating life changing holiday experiences to explore the unique ecosystem of the Gunung Leuser National Park and the culture of Northern Sumatra. 

Join our certified guides for eco jungle trekking to see the Sumatran orangutan, or explore our private wildlife tours and North Sumatra tours.

We follow the ethical jungle guidelines set by the Indonesian Tourist Guides Association.

Find out how we are working to protect the environment and how you can help too. 


Jungle trekking

We offer a range of ethical jungle trekking options. Here are our most popular treks in the Gunung Leuser National Park. If there is a question you wish to ask, please check our FAQ's or get in touch with us

Single Day Treks

Explore the jungle's buffer zone with our half day or full day treks.

Minimum 3 people - Maximum 8 people

4 Day 3 Night Trek

Have a truly wild experience with 4 days jungle trekking. Have the chance to see wild tigers and incredible wildlife 

 Minimum 3 people - Maximum 8 people

Private Trekking

Travelling alone? We can offer jungle trekking in the Gunung Leuser National Park for one person at a reduced price. 

2 Day 1 Night Trek

Go deeper into the jungle and enjoy one night camping in the Gunung Leuser National Park. Rafting back included 

Minimum 2 people - Maximum 8 people

5 Day 4 Night Trek

Immerse in the jungle and learn survival skills. Have the opportunity not only to see wild tigers but also enter the area of the wild elephants.

Minimum 3 people - Maximum 8 people

Educational Packages

Are you a school or a research team looking to learn about our the Gunung Leuser ecosystem and Indonesian culture?

Minimum 3 people- Maximum 8 people

3 Day 2 Night Trek

Trek for 3 days exploring the Gunung Leuser National Park and enjoy seeing all it's unique wildlife. Sleep at two separate campsites and raft back.

Minimum 3 people - Maximum 8 people

Photography Tour

Photograph Sumatra's endangered animals, the world's biggest flower and access beautiful viewpoints.

Minimum 1 person- Maximum 4 people

Wilderness Detox

Unplug from your everyday life and reconnect with nature and yourself.

Minimum 2 people- Maximum 4 people

Our service

We only use certified experienced guides. 

We keep our jungle trekking bookings private, unless you ask, we will not place you with another group. Smaller groups provide a higher quality experience and give a higher chance to sight wildlife. 


Our jungle trekking tours include all necessary meals, fresh fruit, guiding fee, entrance permit, tent,  bedding and mosquito net for overnight stay. There are no hidden costs. Please inform us ahead of time if you are vegetarian or vegan.


For each booking with us we will plant one fruit tree on the border of the Gunung Leuser National Park.

We support local community projects and small businesses in Sumatra.

We are reducing our use of single-use plastics and using 100% biodegradable cassava bags. 

North Sumatra tour packages

Planning a trip takes a lot of research and time! That's why we have designed a variety of North Sumatra tours to suit all needs and budgets. We have picked only the best Indonesian cultural activities, the most idyllic hotels and organised it at a pace you will find enjoyable. 

6 Day Sumatran Wildlife Tour

A tour including; jungle trekking to discover the Sumatran orangutan, Village life tour to learn more about agriculture and sustainabilty, and a trip to Tangkahan to learn about the Sumatran Elephants.

9 Day North Sumatra Tour

Discover Northern Sumatra's highlights in 9 days. Includes; Jungle Trekking, Village Life Tour, Lake Toba

15 Day North Sumatra Tour

Enjoy the best of Northern Sumatra with our 15 day tour. Includes; Jungle Trekking, Village Life Tour, Berastagi and Lake Toba, 

Local Activities and Day Trips

We are firm believers in community involvement and sustainability, which is why we have created a variey of activites for you to enjoy, which support local businesses, traditions and artists in Bukit Lawang. 

Village Life Tour

Discover the Sumatran way of life with our Village Life Tour. Learn about traditional practices, agriculture, language and culture. Lunch included.

Bat Cave and Landak river BBQ

Enjoy exploring the area around Bukit Lawang. Visit the Bat Cave and enjoy a BBQ overlooking the jungle by landak River.

Coconut oil making

Learn how to make traditonal coconut oil. Perfect as a multi-use moisturizer or an eco-friendly alternative to cooking oil.  

Cooking class

North Sumatra is home to a variety of delicous foods. Take home a skill to share with family and friends.

Coffee Experience

From bean to barista...learn and take part in coffee production near Lake Toba in Northern Sumatra.

Tangkahan Hot Springs

Out of view on the edge of the jungle, the village of Tangkahan is a hidden paradise.

Carving or jewellery workshop

Spend the day with a skilled local artist in Bukit Lawang to learn how to carve wood or make jewellery. Materials included. 

White water rafting

Head for an adrenaline packed day, rafting down the Wampu river.

Traditional Massage

Relax your body after your jungle trek wth a traditional Indonesian massage 

Read Our Blog

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We aim to bring you news and information about sustainable travel and culture in Northern Sumatra.

Get in touch if you would like to contribute with a guest post.