• Do not touch the orangutans or other wildlife.
  • Do not touch the orangutans or other wildlife.
  • Do not feed the orangutans under any circumstances.
  • Never stay between two orangutans.
  • Do not call or lure the orangutans, this could make stress and disrupts natural behavior.
  • Do not make sudden movements or much noises, this can be interpreted as threat.
  • Hold a minimum distance of 10 meters to the orangutans.
  • Do not stay longer than one hour.
  • Do not go into the rainforest when you are sick.
  • Do not eat or drink in the forest, this increases the risk of both disease transmissions and attacks from orangutans.
  • Do not remove, damage or alter any of the vegetation in the forest.
  • Do not take leafs, seeds and shells out from the forest because all play an important role within the forest ecosystem.

By following these simple guidelines, visitors are able to see the Sumatran orangutans at Bukit Lawang in a way which is both safe for themselves and safe for the orangutans.

Note” that the tour operator Bukit Lawang Trekking is not liable for any damages or injuries suffered in consequence of anything that happened in the jungle due to the nature forces.

“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.”

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