Bat Cave, Bukit Lawang

3.2
#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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  • I went here alone. The route from my Bukit Lawang guest house took about an hour, with stops for photos and to ask directions. It’s a lovely walk. Bat cave only costs 25,000 including a guide which is...  more »
  • If you're not afraid of height, having to watch your step, or some creepy crawlies, then this place is for you. It was an awesome experience unlike anything I've seen here in the U.S.  more »
  • After reading another review on here I'd say it would be hard work to find the caves on your own without a guide. We were a large group and had several guides who along the way told us about the milki...  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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