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Build your own itinerary from the selection of tours below:
NEW 4 day Bukit Lawang Trekking Package
NEW 10 day highlights of North Sumatra (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
Budget 2 day trek (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
1 day Bukit Lawang Orangutan Tour
1 day white water rafting expedition
Family Jungle Adventures
2 day off road tour to visit the elephants in Tangkahan
3 day tour to Bukit Lawang and
5 day tour to Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
3 day trekking and white water rafting expedition in Marike
5 day overland tour to Berastagi Volcanoes and Lake Toba
3 day trip to Besitang - elephants and wildlife spotting
9 day sumatran wild Orangutan and Tiger Trek expedition (GROUP OR PRIVATE TOUR)
8-10 day Aceh to North Sumatra Jungle trek
2 week volunteer wild orangutan research project
SOS fundraiser trek

I just wanted to say that we had a great time, everything worked out perfectly and Edy was a great guide. We saw long tailed macaques all the time (of course!) but also pig tailed macaques twice, gibbons twice, thomas leaf monkeys a few different times and orang utans three times (different animals each time). Not to mention all manner of creepy crawlies. In fact it felt like we never went more that ten minutes without finding something.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that everything was smashing. In fact I couldn't really enjoy the second half of our trip in Bali because my head was still stuck in the jungle. Oh well!

Graham Ball
(March 2016


Now back home, but just wanted to say that we had a brilliant time during our trip and Kimol and Henry, the driver, were both superb.  

Thank you so much for making this happen!

John Green
(Jan 2016


We are so happy that we chose Expedition Jungle for this adventure and will recommend it to anyone we think would enjoy that kind of experience.

Janessa Olsen and Scott Miller
(Dec 2015)


My wife and I wanted to thank you and above all Edy and his team for an unforgettable experience in the jungle.

It was outstanding, unique, thrilling to navigate through the riverbeds and up and down mountains.

The food was spectacular, especially the fresh fish in the evening. The team outstanding - friendly, professional and with Edy's unique personality, wittiness and wisdom we not only felt safe but learnt a lot and had beautiful discussions.

Stefan Brupbacher and Vincenza Trivigno
Aceh Trek (July 2015)


At the beginning of February you were able to hastily arrange a tour for me and my mate to Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan. I want to take this opportunity to tell you that we had a wonderful time.

This trip was made so easy by our guide, Amri. He was able to effectively talk to us in English and chat away endlessly to my friend who is Indonesian. His knowledge of the people and animals and the businesses of the area was fantastic. In addition,  I am 63 years old and not in the peak of physical fitness but whatever we did Amri made sure I was looked after. He is an asset to your tours.

Neil Cotteirll
(Feb 2015)


I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you for organising our trip. We had the most amazing holiday and our visit to Sumatra was definitely the highlight for all of us - I only wish I had gone with my gut instinct and booked a longer trip! Next time! The people we fab, the accommodation was perfect and spending time with the orangutans and elephants was magical. It was brilliant!

Judy Groves and family
(August 2014)


Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic trip and wanted to thank you for arranging everything for us we saw lots of orangutans and couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Will recommend you to everybody and hope to come back and do it again in the future.

Sheryn Shuttleworth
(May 2014)


I just want to say thank you so much for organising our 3 day 2 night trip in Sumatra. It was one of our most memorable part of our trip!!
And also met some awesome loving funny people too who made our trip extra fun.
It was just an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend this to our friends.

Indriani Adjis
(Dec 2013)


I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the trek! Edy and the rest of the team were fantastic! I loved it so much I hope to do it again in the next 12 months with my brother. Thanks so much for a fantastic time!

Maggie Greenham
9 day trek (Jan 2013)


I would like to thank you for the exciting experience we had with your organization in the jungle of Sumatra. We really enjoyed the nature and the knowledge of the guides.

Wanda and Danny gave us a track we will not soon forget.

Many thanks and we will spread the word about your organization.

Best regards,

Remco de Rooij
4 day trek (Nov 2013)

Just a short note to say what a great trip we had.

The organization was excellent and the team very friendly and extremely capable. It really was a great experience and I will no doubt be doing it again with my other children, as they are very envious of Henry’s stories of his jungle adventure!

Thanks for all your help with the arrangements.


I will second that – a great team and very well organized. Dani in particular, is a star and was great with us and the kids alike…

Thanks for your help.

Matthew Forest and Charlie Thomas
Trekking and white water rafting with kids (Oct 2013)


This is just a quick hello from back in Australia since yesterday.

We had an incredibly wonderful trip together, us three old girls. And the absolute highlight, you guessed it, was our all too short 3-day stay at Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan, with Adi and Murad, Anto and the lady cook.

As Australians, we are a bit loud but very compassionate and appreciated every minute with Adi and his dedication to being our expert and caring guide.

A big big thankyou Clare and to your husband for running such a great outdoor adventure in the Sumatran jungle. We will highly recommend it to our friends, young and old.

Cheers for now

Elsbeth Twyman and friends
(Aug 2013)


I would like to thank you and your team at Expedition Jungle for making our holiday one of the best we have had for a very long time.  Uddin was fabulous, as well as Danni on the overnight trek. We hope we can come back to Sumatra soon.

With kind regards

Sue Delaney
Family trekking and overland tour (July 2013)


I just wanted to let you know that I had the most amazing time on my 9 day trek last week. Being in the jungle for that long camping next to beautiful rivers and looking for all the animals was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.

The guide Selamat was knowlegeable, funny, friendly, and very aware of our limitations! The rest of the team were great as well. They really went out of their way to look after me as I was the only girl. And I enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them in the evenings when they taught us magic tricks and told jokes.
I especially enjoyed the food. Even lunch up in the jungle was delicious, and the fruit they picked for us was a revelation!

Also, the white water rafting at the end was so much fun! I would (and have already!) recommend your tours to anyone. I now consider Selamat to be a good friend, and am already thinking about going back.

Thanks so much!

Jodi Olsson
9 day trip (Feb 2013)


I just got back home from an amazing month in Asia. I wanted to let you know that my experience in Sumatra with Jungle Expeditions was one of the best, if not the best, adventure of my life (and I've had many adventures).

The group of locals that work for JE are one amazing group of individuals. The most pleasant surprise was to get to know the people of Sumatra who I found were amazingly friendly and open. I made many friends and consider Edy a friend for life. Your group was really well organized and very professional.

I have no words to describe my respect and admiration for the guys who went in the 6 day trek with us. Edy and his group (Leng, Rido, Uta, Sugi, and Iwan) were an amazing group of young men that would work 24hrsil to make sure we were taken care of in all respects. We felt safe and comfortable at all times. The food was delicious, and we had everything we needed and more! They worked really hard, I was very impressed by their skills, cordiality, and energy.


Joaquin 'Quino' Alonso
(October 2012)


I am writing to thank you and your team for the wonderful trip we had.

My mom enjoyed it a lot. Specifically she likes the BBQ chicken your team prepared at the Landak river. Also, she enjoyed a lot the journey of bat cave and Gunung Sibayak, Both Selamat and Erwin have been of good help and have ensure our safety along the way. Erwin was also very helpful taking photo of us, when we were so exhausted with the trekking. Both of them have been so humorous and introduced to my mom lots of herbs and plants along the way.

I am grateful that I have the chance to get to know indonesia this way as I think your team made sure us get to know the real indo (though I think there are more to learn about in the future)

Thanks very much and look forward to meet you guys again!

Shi Min (October 2012)


Thank you so much for arranging our fantastic time in Sumatra. It exceeded all out hopes and was fantastic.

Edy was really sweet and looked after us beautifully and even managed to see all the wildlife we wanted!! He was very unassuming and kind and got the right mix of letting us explore and guiding us!!

Sadly we didn't persuade him to ride on the elephants but he mucked in with everything else!!
Please can you pass on out thanks to him.

Emma Hitch and boys!!
(Sept 2012)


Here we are, at the end of our wonderful trip, full of memories, a bit sad because of the return.

We just want to thank you for everything you've done to help us. The tour has been great, for real.

Everything has worked out at best, Salamat -our guide- has followed us from the pick-up till the very end of the trip, he really has been decisive to make our trip funny, rich, meaningful. He's a great guide, full of passion, we will recommend him and Expedition Jungle to all the people that would like to try our same adventure.

We had a lot of fun!

The accommodation's staff as well have been so kind, everyone in Bukit Lawang was so glad to help and smile you every time they could.

So, a big thank you, to you, to Salamat and to Expedition Jungle...

We'd like to come back in the future to try the 7 days trekking!

Best regards,

Silvia & Matteo (Aug 2012)


All super, we are now at the airport after a fantastic trip! Actually we went to Tangkahan yesterday, just to watch the elephants, it was great and interesting. I would like to add that we were very happy with the guide, very knowledgable and pleasant to be around. I will be happy to recommend him and Expedition jungle to other friends and guests.

Thanks a lot for your kind help, we have enjoyed every part of the trip.

Best- Herborg
Alvasker Herborg Fiska and family  (Aug 2012)


Just wish to let you know, that the trip organized by you was amazing. We had a great time with Rinto, who was the perfect guide for us. Thanks also to Murad who was very helpful with the flights. We'll surely never forget these days and only can recommend your Organisation.

Thank you very much!

Irmgard + Reiner from Germany with friends
(July 2012)


Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you.
We arrived back in Canada this week after an absolutely fantastic holiday the highlight of which was definitely our trip to Sumatra.

In fact my oldest daughter is talking about when she's going back!

It was an absolutely wonderful holiday -
Murad was awesome and very patient with all of our questions.

The guesthouses were very nice and the food was great in both quantity and quality!

Thank you so much and best wishes for the future.

Brenda Coulbourn  (Mar 2012)


We had great time in the jungle with Murad. He's very beautiful person! My son had a great time with orango and elephants!

I hope to come again to Indonesia !!!!

Davide Greco and family (June 2011)


Can we just tell you that we had a fantastic time! Everything was exactly as was outlined in your course program if not better. The opportunity to camp overnight in the jungle was such a unique experience and the way that we were looked after was incredible.

Kinol was a really great guide, so considerate as well as very knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

Thank you very much

James and Jackie McMullan (May 2011)


Just to say how pleased we were with our trip recently. Rinto was absolutely fabulous at looking after us all and we had complete confidence in him at all times. He's a great guide.

Thanks must also go to the whole team - Danny, Rudi, Indra who supported us on our overnight camp. It was a real adventure and a trip of a lifetime!

Sarah Witcomb and family (April 2011) Family trek


Massive thanks for organising our trip to the jungle. I couldn't have enjoyed it more - wish we could of stayed longer!

Would also like to say a huge thanks to Ivan, our guide, who was brilliant. Could not fault him at all. Him and the boys - Dani, Rudi & Eddie, deserve a lot of credit for making our time so memorable. Ivan was so knowledgeable and just a fantastic guy!!

Laura Protheroe and friends (July 2010)


Thank you for organising such a wonderful trip for our honeymoon. We had a fabulous and very memorable time.

I also wanted to say how wonderful Murad was as a guide. His knowledge really enhanced our trip and we learnt so much. He was great to be around. Agus our driver was brilliant too and they both made our trip extra special.

Maria Louise Koppen (July 2010)


Just wanted to let you know we all had a fantastic time on the trip last weekend.  We basically regressed to 11 year olds, jumping from waterfalls into rivers, diving out of rafts, climbing into caves etc.  All the guys were great, Murad was lovely and the expedition guides were great fun to be around, especially Danny.

Matthew Waters and friends (June 2010)


Overall for the money I thought was good value for me travelling alone, (comparing it to trips I'd looked at to go to Kalimantan), and more varied than my time in Malaysian Borneo doing a similar thing as I got to see and do a lot in my short time this week, Rinto looked after me every step of the way, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Katie Baverstock (March 2010)


Just returned from the trek.

Was fab, really glad i made it. Wanda, Danny and Loksum were a great team and really looked after me. Murad has been very helpful too
we even spotted a wild orangutan on the last day

Daniel Deighton  (Dec 2009)


Expedition Jungle. One of the best trips I have been on. We did Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan both great. Our guide Murad was excellent about the best I have been with. (I have seen 10 countries and had 7 guides ). Expedition Jungle made everything a breeze, it was a real pleasure not having to worry about anything, communication was excellent and all questions answered and they were pleased to help in any way possible.

I recommend this trip and Expedition Jungle as one of the best tourist operators anywhere.

Allan Fahrenhorst  and family (October 2009)


Just to let you know that we had a brilliant time in Sumatra. Felix was great fun and looked after us really well. We survived the jungle trek and were even lucky enough to see a mother Orang Utan and her baby. I'm glad you suggested the overnight camp as that was really the icing on the cake.

We decided to tube back in the end, so Pendy's two sons valiantly set off early to collect the tubes. Good decision, as we definately wouldn't have made the trek back again! We were really impressed with both of the places we stayed in and had some delicious meals.

Gil Foster (July 2009)


Just thought I would give you some feedback on the AMAZING experience we had in the jungle...

Over the two days we saw 16 orangutans, couldn't believe it!! Everyone was so lovely and friendly, it was by far the BEST tour I've ever done. Very special memory.

Indi Heath (May 2009)


Thank you very much for your prompt and efficient assistance in relation to our trip.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.  We found Murat to be delightful, helpful and well organized.  

We'll happily recommend North Sumatra as a great place to visit and your organization as one which provides great service.

Gail Thomson (April 2009)


We just came back from our amazing tour of Sumatra. I would like to thank you as we had the best holiday ever. The guys where great. Felix, Wanda the prof of the Jungle and all the guys that supported them.

We really made great friends with all the wonderful people of Bukit Lawang, the friendliest and most genuine people I have ever met. 

Dennis and Andrea Anderson (April 2009)


We just completed our trip to Bukit Lawang.  I just wanted to complement your company. We had a terrific time. Rinto, Wanda, and the group were fantastic and very personable. Please tell them that Jennifer and I were very very pleased and happy to be there. We have travelled all over the world and Bukit Lawang and your team truly touched our hearts.

Jason Mak (April 2009)


You definitely get value for money and the trip far exceeded my expectations. I’m very impressed with this company and the effort they make to ensure you have a good time. It really was a once in a lifetime experience. So good I’d like to do it twice!

Jonathan Gamble (2008)


The experience was so great and we are so happy about that, we can't stop to talk about it, for the same reason we want say thank you!
You guys are good people in your team is the best!

Thanks for having Rinto as part of your team, he's the best!!

Mario Orellana and Romina Fossatti (July 2008)


Expedition Jungle in Bukit Lawang caters to the authentic adventurer. I have been an Amazonian jungle trekker for many years and the toll "progess" has created for trekking enthusiasts dwindles oftentimes to mere hiking paths.

With a competent guide and two porters from Expedition Jungle, I experienced the jungle as it should be explored: methodical identification of animals, plants, and birds while being guided through unexplored, pristine rainforest where fit and observant trekkers can discover orangutans, moniter lizards, and hornbills. The longer your days, the more you see and return via an
unforgettable rafting experience.

What a dazzling, delightful group of guides and what a wonderful community Bukit Lawang is! Book today!

Pam Montgomery (US May 2008)


As an independent traveler to Sumatra, it was important to me to find reliable and safe guides.  Expedition Jungle went above and beyond my expectations.

You will get knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible guides with Expedition Jungle. I felt very safe in Indonesia and especially with Expedition Jungle (it seemed like everybody knew them!).  It was a fantastic adventure, and I highly recommend Expedition Jungle.

Ryan Kuker (March 2008)



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