Bat Cave, Bukit Lawang

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#5 of 13 in Nature in North Sumatra
Explore the dark insides of this cave while immersing yourself in the sounds of Bat Cave. this cavernous structure. Remember to bring a torch to visit this cavernous structure, as very little natural light enters the cave and you will need one to make the most of the experience. The cave is a 20-minute walk from the city center, via a 2 km (1.2 mi) path through forest and rubber plantations. Be sure to bring plenty of water for the trek and wear sturdy shoes; walking the distance can get very hot. Make your Bukit Lawang itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • October 3, 2017
    We paid 25k idr per person for entry Inc guide. Was really good. We saw loads of bats - 2 different species, swallows, giant spiders, giant cebtapides, a small scorpion and even a sleeping snake! Good...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    It is about a 15 minute walk from the main town to these bat caves (if you get lost just ask a local for directions). We found the price a little steep, but by western standards it is still cheap. We ...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    We walked up to the cave and got a nice guide, probably mandatory, to show us around for a small fee. Took about 1 hour. We could see bats, birds, fish, spiders, and some other creatures in the cave. ...  more »

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There are numerous options for places to stay in Bukit Lawang, despite its relatively small size. Most of these accommodations exist on one long stretch of river, so not only will it be difficult to get lost, but you're guaranteed scenic walks every time you venture in and out of camp. Lodgings remain on the affordable scale and cater to different needs. The various budget-friendly bed and breakfasts and guesthouses of Bukit Lawang sometimes have bars annexed to the accommodations, or even feature spectacular views of the surrounding mountain vista, so do plenty of research to find what you need.
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