The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang

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Established in 1973 as a home for ex-captive orangutans, The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang has since played an important role in the readjustment of these animals to the wild after captivity. Here you can visit them and observe how they live in what is close to their natural habitat. No longer a rehabilitation center for orangutans, the site now acts as an area for tourists to be taken on guided treks through the national park, where sightings of the orangutan are common. It is important that no physical contact is made with the animals, as orangutans are highly susceptible to a number of human illnesses. Arrange your visit to The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bukit Lawang using our Bukit Lawang trip builder.
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  • paid $50 per person, but we are not traded, the price includes lunch, lead for the river Bohorok, up 30 minutes clinging to the roots of trees and lianas) Met orangutans, monkeys, Baboon Thomas Peacock, skolapendru. Ozatel'no water, sneakers.
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  • We went for the day only, but could see no wrong, our guide was really respectful to animals. He would not encourage the feeding them for a photo, don't approach them too much. And he knew not bad level plants also to unveil a few anecdotes. We have eaten among the trees. We were back to 16 h - 17 h.
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  • Bukit Lawang terletak sekitar 2 jam perjalanan dari Kota Medan menuju Kota Binjai dan Bohorok. Banyak angkutan menuju kelokasi tersebut, baik angkutan travel, bus maupun angkutan rental car. Sangat mu...  more »