Contact us - guaranteed response within 1 hour

Ketambe Orangutan Trek

Sumatra, Indonesia
ui, duration, time, clock, watch 4 days to 5 days
Beginner
best Best time to go: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Filter by:
Start date
Clear
Filters
Duration
Clear
Filters
Times
Start time: At any time
End time: At any time
Trip Type
Price
$
to
$
Others
Accommodation
Transport
Filters
Clear
Filters
Category
Highlight
Trip Type
Price
$
to
$
Times
Start time: At any time
End time: At any time
Accommodation
Transport
Sort by
Sort by

Browse Other Options

Choose from hand-picked local businesses. Price may depend on group size.
Thumb intimesea  17
PRIVATE TRIP

2-Day Orangutan, Gibbons & Monkeys Trek & Camping in Ketambe Jungle

4 days 3 nights Max: 50 guests
RJ

Raza Jack

No reviews
6 years experience
From 94.10 USD / person
Thumb 24
PRIVATE TRIP

2-Day Orangutan Trek (w/ stay in Roomy Guesthouse & Camping)

4 days 3 nights Max: 16 guests
OTH

One Thousand Hills

No reviews
5 years experience
From 94.10 USD / person
Thumb intimesea  17
PRIVATE TRIP

3-Day Orangutan, Gibbons & Monkeys Trek & Camping in Ketambe Jungle

5 days 4 nights Max: 50 guests
RJ

Raza Jack

No reviews
6 years experience
From 121.55 USD / person
Thumb 23
PRIVATE TRIP

3-Day Orangutan Trek (w/ stay in Roomy Guesthouse & Camping)

5 days 4 nights Max: 16 guests
OTH

One Thousand Hills

No reviews
5 years experience
From 121.55 USD / person
Showing 4 out of 4 options

No results available

There were no options available for the filters you have selected.

What you should know

The closest airport is Medan airport, in the capital of Sumatra. The airport is served by many domestic and international flights. The trek starts in Gunung Leuser National Park in Ketambe, approximately 7 hours' drive from Medan. Your guide will arrange for a private pick up from the airport or your hotel in Medan.

If you are travelling from somewhere else within Sumatra, just let us know and we will do our best to get you to Ketambe.

Yes, having a guide is mandated by the Gunung Leuser National Park. You'll be glad for one too as the jungle doesn't have marked trails and it will also be difficult to spot an Orangutan hiding in the trees without a guide!

The trails starting in Ketambe can be categorized into easy, medium and strenous, and you can choose which one you take for the trek. For the easy one, the terrain is mostly flat so minimal fitness is needed and you only need to be comfortable with walking for several hours at a time. For the strenous one, there are sections with steep inclines so you should be used to moderate exercise on a regular basis. Medium is somewhere in the middle. The heat and humidity makes the trek feel more intense than it otherwise would be, but you can take breaks as often as you need!

The best months to visit are April, May, June, July, August, September, October

We recommend the above period because you would have good weather.

The trek only takes 2 or 3 days (depending on which option you pick), but the total trip (including transport time from Medan) will take 4 or 5 days.

Between the providers, the main difference will be the accommodation that you will stay in - they're all broadly equivalent in terms of amenities, though One Thousand Hills has the newest guesthouse.

Between the options, the main difference is that the 5 day option allows you an extra day's trek to see a bit more of the jungle (e.g. hot springs and waterfalls) and a higher chance to spot the orangutans.

Ketambe is a pretty small town with not very much outside of the guesthouses and a few warungs. You may want to give a try the kitchens of some of the other guesthouses if you are bored of the one you are staying in - for e.g. One Thousand Hills Guesthouse has a pretty good selection of food choices.

If you have an extra day that you would like to spend in Ketambe, you can experience white water rafting on the Grade III-IV rapids of Alas River.


Stay Updated

Get amazing travel inspirations, tips and latest deals delivered to your inbox.

© Seek Sophie 2019 Privacy Terms

Bali Sailing

Sailing through Bali is a once in a lifetime experience. This adventure will take you o...

From USD$135

Kelimutu Road Trip

Kelimutu offers some amazing early morning views as the clouds lift and reveal the tri-...

From USD$66.65

Lombok Waterfall Hike

Embark on a trip to the south of Lombok, going on a mini hike to the beautiful Benang S...

From USD$22.81

Raja Ampat Dives

Remote from civilisation, Raja Ampat is a paradise on earth. Translucent turquoise wate...

From USD$1,795

Lakey Peak Surfing

Lakey Peak gives an impression of a sleepy village, but the real action awaits on the w...

From USD$35.64