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sumatra Vibes eco jungle trekking, sustainable tours and eco stay
Our home is the beautiful village of Bukit Lawang located at the Bahorok River which marks the border to the Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra. The National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its uniqueness. You won't find this much bio diversity anywhere else in South East Asia. It is the home of the Sumatran Orangutan, Elefant, Rhino and Tiger.
Are you ready to explore the jungle in a sustainable way?
You are perfectly right here at sumatra Vibes trek & travel.
Experience one of the worlds most important and biologically diverse conservation area - the Gunung Leuser National Park. Go on an adventure, Walk through hundred of years old trees. Swing on a liana like Tazran. Swim in unspoilt natural pools and waterfalls. Spot stunning wildlife. You can be sure of encountering plenty stunning plants and animals. Not only orangutan but other primates too. See siamang, gibbon or the endemic Thomas-Leaf-Monkey. Watch tropical birds fly over your head. See the great argus peacock. Be amazed by the uniqueness of this spectacular piece of mother nature!
We from Sumatra Vibes Trek & Travel offer eco-conscious trekking and day tours in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra. Each jungle tour is led by a well chosen, qualified local guide, who is accompanied by another guide or assistant. We strive to provide ethical experiences, that`s why we keep on improving our staff and offers regularly.
Each trek with Sumatra Vibes supports the local community, the national park and a local recycling project. For each trek Sumatra Vibes donates 1 Euro to Project Wings, which alone makes it possible to recycle 4.5 litres of plastic.
discover the diversity of Sumatran Wildlife and see
Sustainable Tours in Bukit Lawang
Already since a long time we were dreaming of providing our own eco-conscious treks, tours and activities. 2018 our dream came finally true and we started the first self operated treks.
Selamat datang lagi, welcome again, my name is Riski and I am the founder, manager and head guide of Sumatra Vibes - thank you for visiting my page. I am more than happy that you are here reading this. As a dedicated, licensed trekking guide I have gained extensive knowledge and expertise in leading guests from around the world on tours in the Gunung Leuser National Park and around Bukit Lawang.
I am aware that our National Park is as unique as it is endangered at the same time - so I've made it my mission to protect it in the best way I can - with responsible, ethical trekking tours. That's why I founded Sumatra Vibes Trek & Travel. Our highest rule is to show you our beloved jungle without harming the wildlife or nature. I believe that the more people care for our rainforest the more they are going to want to protect it as well.
Choosing us you get
√ A company that cares for the environment and the local people (We support local projects, work out on developing towards a zero-waste trekking and pay above average salary to our guides)
√ Well chosen, Licensed guides that know the worth of the jungle and do NO CALLING, NO FEEDING, NO TOUCHING of any wildlife. Don’t worry, you will still be able to take pictures from a distance that is safe for you AND the wildlife.
√ Less-Waste-Trekking (We try to produce as little waste as possible and any waste we have will be recycled. Organic waste will be made to soil and plastic waste to eco bricks. Find out more here)
√ Vegetarian food on all treks & tours. It is tasty, perfect source of all vitamins you need and better for the rainforest. If you are interested why read here.
√ Fair payment above average for your guides & every other staff so they can afford a good living for themselves and their families
√ great knowledge about Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, Wildlife, Culture and things we learned in the past
Jungle Trekking in Bukit Lawang
Well chosen, Licensed guides that know the worth of the jungle and do NO CALLING, NO FEEDING, NO TOUCHING of any wildlife. But don’t worry, you will still be able to take some pictures from a distance that is safe for you AND the wildlife.
FREE Water Refill before & after the tour if you bring your own reusable bottle
Vegetarian food because it's better for the rainforest (many options vegan too)
See various kinds of sumatras wild animals and spot endemic plants
Your waste will be recycled after trekking & transformed into soil or ecobricks (Visit Project Wings on a free tour with us)
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Choose between many different options
Half Day Trek
One Day Trek
Two Day Trek
Three Day Trek
Four Day Trek
Five Day Trek
The sumatran Orangutan
Say hi to Suma - one of the last 6.000 Sumatran Orangutans
She grew up in the former rehabilitation center that was opened from 1973 until 1991. That's why she is classified as a semi-wild Orangutan and as well the reason why she likes to come to one of the jungle camps to watch humans. We absolutely love her.
Maybe you already know that you can see wild & semi-wild Orangutans in Bukit Lawang. We want to make sure that you know upfront what you can expect.
Learn more about the story behind Bukit Lawang, semi-wild orangutans and what is important for the future on a trekking with us.
Please note that we don't make any exceptions if wild or semi-wild Orangutan, we do NOT feed any of them. The only reason that hopefully does never happen could be that we worry about your safety when a semi-wild orangutan grabs you and doesn't let you go. Please always listen to your guide so we can avoid this occasion.