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Hi Everyone,

Bukit Lawang in North Sumatra is a very popular area that travellers flock to from all parts of the world to see the Orangutans.

Bukit Lawang has over 80 registered guides and choosing one can be quite difficult, especially if one arrives and is inundated with a number of guides all wanting to take one trekking.

Checking out information about a guide before hand can avoid that situation and one can have a wonderful experience trekking in the jungle and looking for orangutans.


"Thomas is one guide who has been guiding for many years and knows how to look after the traveller whilst trekking the jungle and very importantly he understands how to treat the orangutan encountered on a trek - a skill many of the younger inexperienced guides in BL lack."

- Pamela, September 2010

Thomas is the best guide you can get in Bukit Lawang. See the Orang Oetans in their natural habitat, explore and experience the jungle and have fun with Thomas. He is the most experienced guide in Bukit Lawang, he is very careful for the nature and he is hilarious.

We did a 2 day trek and it was incredible. As a thank you to Thomas I made a short testimonial [see above]. So, if you're visitting Bukit Lawang: GO WITH THOMAS!

- Ircere, June 2010

We also went with Thomas´╗┐ and he really is the best guide you can wish. He made our trekking to a wonderful journey and he knows all kinds of awesome games! This guy is serious about nature and preserving it, but also hilarious..´╗┐ Keep up the good work Thomas!!

- cinemaasfilm, June 2010

I had a great time in the tropical forest not only because of the orang utangs and the beautiful nature, but also because of my wonderful guide Thomas. He was really great, knew a lot about the forest, told us a lot about the forest (like the rubber trees, the animals and the plants), was interested in us as a person and most important he had a good sense of humor!!!

If i would return to the tropical forest i would like to have Thomas as my guide again! And if i have to recommend any good vacation spot i would say: Go to Bukit Lawang and ask Thomas to guide you! Success, fun and a new friend guaranteed!!! Thank you Thomas i really enjoyed my stay!

Kind regards

- Omaira, August 2009

Our group of four had an amazing two-day trek with Thomas. We saw two orang-utans, gibbons and a big snake (not as scary as it sounds!). We were really well looked after and the food was great. Thomas and his crew were informative, organised and entertaining. I would highly recommend this trek. Please feel free to email me if you want to find out more.

- Catherine Such, UK, May 2008 (

Thomas was full of interesting knowledge about all aspects of the jungle and most importantly made the trek fun!

- Sarah and Andrew, UK, February 2008

It was truly a pleasure trekking with Thomas and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. He was friendly, helpful, respectful towards his guests and towards the jungle, entertaining and thoroughly competent.

- Gisela, South Africa, November 2007

Thomas is probably one of the most down-to-earth guides in Bukit Lawang and knows his stuff!

- Sarah, UK, November 2007