Harimau Sumatra offers independent travellers a high quality ecotourism and trekking experience in Bukit Lawang, Sumatra – the most accessible gateway to the world-renowned Gunung Leuser National Park – home to the endangered Sumatran orangutan.

Using our chief guide's extensive local knowledge and community connections, we give travellers access to the key attractions of the Bukit Lawang region, as well as a chance to step off the tourist trail and get a sense of daily life in Sumatra. You can book a trek or guided walk through us, or let us help you organise your whole trip with one of our all-inclusive packages.


About us

Harimau Sumatra is a family business, coordinated by Abdul Rahman, a local guide with over 20 years experience more


Bukit Lawang

A picturesque village with stunning natural surrounds, Bukit Lawang is the gateway to the incredible Gunung Leuser National Park. more


Walks, trekking & rafting

We offer guided walks, tube rafting and trekking expeditions, for all fitness levels, to explore the Gunung Leuser & surrounds. more



Harimau Sumatra can arrange accommodation in Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan, as well as airport transfers and private transport. more



Our packages are designed to save you a little money, and a lot of hassle,and ensure that you see a real mix of the highlights. more


Travel tips and resources

Expert advice, FAQ's, guide books, fact sheets and other resources to assist with planning travel in Bukit Lawang and Sumatra. more

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Harimau Sumatra takes active steps to ensure that all of our partner guides, and our guests, operate in accordance with the Sumatran Orangutan Viewing Guidelines developed by the Orangutan Information Centre. A copy of the Guidelines can be found in the Maps and Resources section.