Accommodation and airport transfers

Harimau can arrange your accommodation directly with our partner guesthouses.

We’ve chosen these hotels because they’re each unique, and represent a good cross section of the available accommodation in Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan.

Jungle Innjungle inn Price:

Rooms from 250,000Rp – 450,000Rp per night (please enquire)

Website: jungleinnbukitlawang.com

Trip Adviser: Reviews & Photos

Jungle Inn is spectacularly located opposite the entrance to the Gunung Leuser National Park, at the end of the 15 minute paved walking / motorbike trail which takes you from Bukit Lawang village along the Bohorok River. Situated on a beautiful bend in the river, with a huge jungle wall jutting out directly opposite, Jungle Inn boasts an outstanding location, incredibly atmospheric and creatively decorated rooms with spectacular views, a buzzing restaurant and incredibly warm and friendly staff.

Sam’s Bungalowssam's bungalow Price:

Rooms from 100,000 Rp – 250,000 Rp (please enquire)

Website: bukitlawangaccommodation.com

Trip Adviser: Reviews & Photos

Located right next to Jungle Inn, just opposite the entrance to the Gunung Leuser National Park, Sam’s Bungalows is a fantastic option. With slightly lower room rates, this is a great alternative to Jungle Inn for those on a budget. With consistently high ratings on Trip Advisor, Sam’s Bungalows receives glowing reviews for the hospitality and warmth of the owners and staff, excellent food, excellent location, great rooms and very reasonable rates.

Kupu Kupukupu kupu Price:

Rooms from 100,000Rp (basic river-front rooms) – 350,000Rp (luxury treehouse rooms)

(please enquire)

Website: kupukupugardenbukitlawang.com

Trip Adviser: Reviews & Photos

Our personal favourite, Kupu Kupu is a small guesthouse is in a pristine location around 10 minutes walk upriver, along a small trail, from Jungle Inn (where the paved walking / motorbike trail ends). Nestled right in the jungle, along a one of the most exquisite stretches of the Bohorok River- it has, without a doubt, one of the most stunning locations of any guesthouse in Bukit Lawang. It is well worth the extra walk for those who wish to stay somewhere “off the beaten track”. Yet it is close enough to the other guesthouses in Bukit Lawang to not feel isolated. Jeff, the owner, is incredibly friendly and helpful. There are some amazing swimming spots near this stretch of the river and plenty of wildlife to be observed. For those who wish to stay a little further outside of Bukit Lawang, and somewhere more secluded, without being too remote – Kupu Kupu is a great choice.

Back to Natureback in touch Price:

150,000Rp including breakfast

Website: backtonature-bukitlawang.com

Trip Adviser: Reviews & Photos

Back to Nature offers great cabin-style accommodation in an absolutely exquisite remote location. For true nature lovers – and for those who do not wish to hear the sound of motorbike engines or the clutter of crowds –it is a perfect choice. The guesthouse is a 45 minute spectacular walk upriver from Jungle Inn, involving a river crossing by flying fox. Many people come to Back to Nature for just one or two nights, to get the experience of staying in the jungle without all the hassle of camping. Others, however, come here for extended stays and never want to leave! It is a very special place. There are incredible swimming spots right outside the guesthouse and excellent walking trails both around the surrounding hills and along the river bank.

Mega Innmega inn Price:

Rooms from 75,000Rp (please enquire)

Website: megainn.com

Trip Adviser: Reviews & Photos

With consistently excellent reviews, and probably the best value room rates in Northern Sumatra, Mega Inn is an excellent accommodation option. A short walk to the banks of the Buluh River, with friendly staff and great food, Mega Inn in a stable favourite in Tangkahan.

Private transport and airport transfers between Medan and Bukit Lawang

It is possible to arrange a direct airport transfer from Medan to Bukit Lawang or Tangkahan, at any time of the day or night. We can also assist organising transport between Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan, or onward transport to other parts of Sumatra.

Please contact us for further information about transport options.

As a guideline, the prices set by transport providers, for a private airport transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle, that can fit up to 4 passengers, are as follows. Prices are per vehicle (not per person)

Medan airport – Bukit Lawang 50€ *please note, prices have recently increased due to the relocation of Medan Airport, adding almost 1 hour of additional travel time
Medan airport – Tangkahan 70€

Airport pickups and arrival times:

If you’re flying into Medan, and considering private transport direct from the airport to Bukit Lawang, drivers will generally meet you at the airport at any time of day or night. For late night arrivals, this may remove the need to spend a night in Medan.

Transport between key destinations in Sumatra:

Onward travel from Bukit Lawang to Tangkahan, Lake Toba and Berastagi can be booked easily through our partner transport agency in Bukit Lawang. If you’re interested in organising transport to other destinations in Sumatra, contact us.