A magic spot just outside of Bukit Lawang
Getting to Medan
To get to MEDAN the capital of North Sumatra, Indonesia's 4th largest city, you can fly into Kuala Namu International airport (KNO) near MEDAN from the international airports of Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta and several Indonesian domestic airports. You can either use a travel agency or on-line booking services to organise your flight/s. International or domestic Garuda and Air Asia flights can be booked on-line and are usually a good price. Lion Air, Batik Air, City Link are also on-line domestic Indonesian services that can be used.
*** When organising flights in and out of Medan it is recommend that you arrive early - mid morning and leave on a late afternoon or evening flight - if you don't want to stay overnight in Medan. An early arrival will give you plenty of time to travel to the Bukit Lawang village, walk to Kupu kupu Garden and settle into your room before the sun sets. An afternoon departure means you do not have to leave before the sun rises in order to get to the airport in time.
From Kualanamu International airport (KNO) Medan to Bukit Lawang
Travel time from Kualanamu International airport (KNO) to the Bukit Lawang Village is 4 - 5 hours depending on the traffic conditions. A private, air-conditioned car can pick you up from the airport for 750,000 IDR. Or you can make your own way to Bukit Lawang on public transport.
If you need to stay overnight in Medan there is a variety of hotels and places to eat and shop.
From Medan to Bukit Lawang
From Medan city (hotels) to the Bukit Lawang village (90km west of Medan) the travel time is approximately 3 hours. There are a few different transport options available with varying costs, comfort, time and adventure:-
- A private, air-conditioned car can pick you up from your hotel and drop you in the Bukit Lawang village for 650,000 IDR.
- You can arrange your own taxi from Medan (make sure the driver knows the way to Bukit Lawang)
Or of course you can make your own way to Bukit Lawang on public transport. You get to experience the local mini-bus! When you arrive at the Bukit Lawang bus stop you need to hire a motorbike becak to take you to the Bukit Lawang village.
From Bukit Lawang village to Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe
After arriving in the Bukit Lawang village, walk up-stream along the Bohorok River (10 minutes past Jungle Inn). Take your time and enjoy your adventure until you reach Kupu Kupu Garden, it is about a 30- 40 minute walk.
Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House and Cafe
Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra 20774 Indonesia
***If you require assistance with carrying your luggage porter/s will meet you at the car/ becak drop off area in the Bukit Lawang village. (50,000 IDR per heavy piece of luggage during daylight hours or 75.000 IDR - 100.000 IDR after dark)
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Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe
Bukit Lawang North Sumatra 20774 Indonesia
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