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Thomas Leaf Monkey Adventure

Thomas Leaf Monkey Adventure

7-Day Witness the stunning Thomas Leaf Monkey and other unique wildlife

From AUD $1770 per person


Witness the stunning Thomas Leaf Monkey with its distinctive Mohawk, which is unique to the forests of Gunung Leseur National Park.

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This tour is named after the stunningly patterned Thomas Leaf Monkey with its distinctive Mohawk, which is unique to the forests of Gunung Leseur National Park on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. This amazing tour will delight your senses as you experience the sights and sounds of village life and the fascinating flora and fauna of the jungle.

Your seven-day adventure begins with a drive to Tangkahan, the hidden paradise of Sumatra, but also an inspiring example of community-based ecotourism, where former illegal loggers are gaining their livelihoods from the beauty of the forest. On the way, you experience the colours and smells of village markets and are greeted by the smiling faces of the Karonese people, well-known for chewing betel nut, their regal dancing, and large marriage ceremonies.

Over the next few days, your mode of transport is by river tubing and motorbike. As you travel down the Buluh River, you will seek out secluded caves and swim in waterfalls and at beaches, all the while looking out for wildlife. You will feast on traditional food and learn how to cook the Karonese way. At Bukit Lawang, you will spend a day getting up close to the orangutans, as you observe them in their natural habitats.

This memorable, fun adventure is sure to expose you to marvels rarely seen—truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What you will experience

You will:

  • enjoy the gracious hospitality of the gentle Karo people
  • immerse yourself in village life
  • help bathe and feed orphan elephants
  • taste delicious traditional food 
  • learn to cook the traditional Karonese way
  • sleep in comfortable, private, naturally designed bungalows overlooking the lush jungle
  • river tube from village to village
  • swim at hot springs and secluded waterfalls
  • spot a multitude of wildlife, including gibbons, monkeys, elephants, birds and orangutans
  • enjoy picnic lunches along the Buluh River
  • experience jungle and cave camping
  • aim to witness wild orangutans in Bukit Lawang.

Optional Extra Activities

  • Extra 2 hour orangutan trek in Bukit Lawang.
  • 1/2 day Medan City tour.
  • 1/2 day white water rafting in Bohorok.

Best Time of Year to Travel

All year round!

Discovery Tour

Discover the adventurer in you when you come on one of our Discovery Tours, which you can take at any time of the year. These classical tours are hosted by our local guides and include an enriching array of activities. The itineraries are flexible and include many magical moments. These tours can be added to other itineraries if you wish to extend your stay.

Thomas Leaf Monkey Adventure

Available all year round – you choose the date!

Pricing

Twin share – 1770

Single – 2025

Family – (total for two adults + two children)

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Level 1: Easy - Immerse!

If your fitness is average, this is the level for you, especially if you just want to relax and participate in activities that are not too strenuous. The activities are optional, and some of them involve trekking in various terrains for 0.5 to 1 kilometre at a time. All you need for this level is good health and a sense of adventure.


This tour is the perfect introduction to the jungles of Indonesia and a great cultural and wildlife experience.

Best Time of Year to Travel

All year round!

Discovery Tour

Discover the adventurer in you when you come on one of our Discovery Tours, which you can take at any time of the year. These classical tours are hosted by our local guides and include an enriching array of activities. The itineraries are flexible and include many magical moments. These tours can be added to other itineraries if you wish to extend your stay.

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“The trip met the expectations of both myself and my 20 year old son”

My 20 year old son and myself had an adventure to remember forever. We travelled to Northern Sumatra to experience the elephants in Tangkahan and the Orangutan's in Bukit Lawang. The Jungle experience was amazing. The preparation of the guides and cooking staff was sensational. We witnessed seeing at least 10 wild orang-utans in the jungle of Bukit Lawang.....definitely the highlight......I would do it again in a heartbeat. The trip met the expectations of both myself and my 20 year old son. We both had the best possible experience. Thankyou!

“A life changing experience”

Thanks so much to the guys at Raw Wildlife Encounters. Our trip to Nth Sumatra to see the Orangutans was a life changing experience. It was the best holiday we have had by far. The organisation of the whole trip from Director, Jessica McKelson, to our wonderful tour guides, Kristin and Jon, couldn't have been planned any better. We were looked after so well. Our sincere thanks.
– Lydia, Mick, Elyse and Caitlyn Profenna
Tour: Custom 6 day Adventure

“A life-changing experience for me”

My RAW Wildlife tour in Indonesia was a life-changing experience for me - meeting the amazing people who work so hard for change and encountering the animals that inspire us all. I will definitely come back to RAW for my next adventure!
– Heather Browning
Tour: Wild Jungle Safari


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