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Of all the great national parks there are across the world, there are few that offer such an experience as Gunung Leuser National Park. Located in Indonesia and home to the most endangered species in the world, this is a must-visit park.Enjoy stunning views, jungle adventures, and beach-side relaxation at ecotourism locations in this park. Take in and experiences one of the few untouched wonders of the world.

Gunung Leuser National Park

Gunung Leuser lies along the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. It is one of the final places on earth where a vast variety of endangered species can be found. Here you can experience elephants and orangutans and wander through the jungle where rhinos, tigers, siamangs, Thomas Elad monkeys, macaques, gibbons, and too many species to name here. This park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so when travelers visit, make sure to follow the rules of the park to help protect its wonderful sites.

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Spectacular Destinations

Gunung Leuser National Park can be divided into separate regions, each as spectacular as the others. From island escapes to the home of elephants, to high mountain vistas, Gunung Leuser National Park has a little bit of everything.

Pulau Weh

Also known as Sabang by Indonesians, Palau Weh is a small tropical island 15 kilometers northwest of Sumatra belonging to the Aceh province. It is home to an abundance of inspiring scenery consisting of both jungle and brown beaches. For fans of snorkeling and diving, this is an ideal location to do so. The island is still mostly undeveloped leaving the environment absent of pollution.

Tangkahan

A bit of a hidden paradise in the Gunung Leuser National Park, Tangkahan is a region dedicated to ecotourism. It is located along the Kuala Buluh River and is full of dense rainforests. This is the home of Sumatran elephants and is also a location for their calves to grow up. Ecotourists are welcome to join tours that will take them to this location.

Karo Highlands

The Karo Highlands are the home of Bukit Lawang and Lake Toba. Journeys through this area grant visitors stunning mountain views as well as visits to traditional locations like the fruit market in Berastagi. This location is also full of indigenous plants and visitors can learn the coffee-growing techniques of the locals.

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Sumatra Eco Tours

Eco-tours are the responsible way to travel through Gunung Leuser National Park. And as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, they are the only way travelers should do so. There are a variety of tours to choose from ranging from single-day to two-week expeditions. They will take you through a variety of different regions of the park and all of them are slightly different. Travelers should look through them and make sure they choose the tour that is right for them.

  • Hello Jungle Trek (4D/3N) - An overnight trek into the Sumatran jungle to experience wildlife such as orangutans.
  • Sumatra Highlights (6D/5N) - A six-day Sumatra adventure that includes orangutan trekking, tube-rafting, and cultural immersion.
  • Green Weekend Escape (1D) - A one-day tour starting from Medan that includes a jungle trek and a chance to see orangutans.
  • Leuser, Volcano & Lake (7D/6N) - Combining some of the most amazing spots in Sumatra, this tour takes up a volcano to see Lake Toba, see orangutans, and experience local life.
  • Orangutans & Elephants (5D/4N) - A two-day orangutan trek, a visit to the Sumatran elephants in Tangkahan, and a journey to see Lake Toba.
  • Adventure For Actives (6D/5N) - For active travelers, experience orangutans and other wildlife in Gunung Leuser National Park on a mountain bike.
  • Jungle Meets Beach (9D/8N) - A combination of jungle and island experience, trek for two days before relaxing at the island of Pulau Weh.
  • Sumatra Holiday XL (14D/13N) - Meet orangutans, explore local life, see Tangkahan elephants, hike up a volcano in Berastagi, experience Lake Toba, and relax on the island of Pulau Weh during this two-week adventure.
  • The Jungle Book (7D/6N) - Tour to villages around Bukit Lawang, go orangutan trekking in Gunung Leuser Park, and white water rafting in Marike.
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Cottages

Choose from three jungles style accommodations that offer western comforts to make sure that any traveler will enjoy their experience here.

Jungle View Room

The two downstairs rooms consist of 45 square meters of living space and are designed to accommodate two people. The bedroom includes a comfortable queen-size double bed. Each room has a large patio, a hammock, and views of the greed garden and Bohorok River.

  • Low Season (October - June) - 34 EUR / Night
  • High Season (July - September) - 40 EUR / Night
  • Breakfast (Optional) - 4 EUR / Person, Free drinking water refill throughout your stay!
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Jungle View Suite

This is a larger room option that consists of two floors with panoramic views of the jungle and Bohorok River from their balcony. The downstairs bedroom has a comfortable queen size double bed and the upstairs room has an extra double bed that can be used by two additional people,

  • Low Season (October - June) - 48 EUR / Night
  • High Season (July - September) - 64 EUR / Night
  • Breakfast (Optional) - 4 EUR / Person, Free drinking water refill throughout your stay!
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Batak Room

This is the budget room option that is perfect for single travelers or young couples. It has about 25 meters of living space, a private bathroom, and a balcony that offers side views of the jungle and Bukit Lawang walking way.

  • Low Season (October - June) - 16 EUR / Night
  • High Season (July - September) - 20 EUR / Night
  • Breakfast (Optional) - 4 EUR / Person, Free drinking water refill throughout your stay!
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