Reviews

Antonia B
Antonia B
2020-01-20
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Incredible jungle tour I did a 2 day one night jungle tour with guides Ren and Joga and it was incredible! We saw more animals than we could have ever hoped to see (so many Orang Utans) and both Ren and Joga made sure that we didn’t miss anything and explained everything that we were curious about! The food was also delicious so overall we were taken care of very well and I can recommend Thomas Jungle tours (and Ren&Joga) to anyone who comes to Bukit Lawang!
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Jan K
Jan K
2020-01-19
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Perfect Jungle Tour with our Guide Ren! This tour was much more better than expected. We did some tours in Indonesia before, but the guides were not very well informed. They just carried the luggage and that’s it. With Thomas Jungle Tour and especially our Guide Ren it was completely different. Ren was very well organized and he knew a lot of things about the jungle. He told us he knows everything from his uncle wich was the whole life a jungle guide. We saw a lot of animals, monkeys, orang utas, dragons, ants and so on. We even tried a peace of Chinin tree bark, from wich gin tonic is made. The food was also perfect! Ren told us his dream is to visit Prembanan and Borobudur on the island Yogyakarta. When i asked why he doesnt do it the answer was “I can’t afford it”. He never left bukit lawang for traveling. So if you can afford you can do the same like we did and give him a good tip (of course only if you are that satisfied than we where) and maybe we can help him to make his dream come true. I think this should be possible to nearly every of the travelers... help him to travel also ... and book the tour it is really worth it. Safe travels Melanie and Jan
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ShazF7
ShazF7
2020-01-12
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Amazing! Lived every minute. No rushing. Understanding of the animals' needs. Didnt feed like some. We did the overnight and glad we did.
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Amber K
Amber K
2019-11-30
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Thomas Jungle trekking Wij hebben een tweedaagse jungle trekking gedaan met Thomas jungle trekking. Wij vonden het als ongetrainde meiden best pittig, maar we hadden het niet willen missen! Veel orang-oetans mogen spotten in het wild, geslapen in de jungle en gezwommen/geraft in de rivier. Echt een aanrader!
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Johannes
Johannes
2019-11-02
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2 day jungle track with Jon We had an absolutely amazing trip with Jon and Joga, saw many many orang Utans, even from very close. Thomas‘ Team is very experienced and will make sure you see as many Animals as possible, explain you the flora and fauna and take best care of you. Plus: even though this might not be the number one reason for visiting the jungle - Thomas‘ Cook prepares INCREDIBLE food!! We had the tastiest buffet for dinner, fruit all day, breakfast and lunches prepared with love and attention to detail. I am still impressed how attentive, caring and kind everyone was. We spent one night in the jungle, did a 11km trek the first day and visited the waterfall nearby on day two. After lunch we went back by tube. All in all super fun, adventurous, magical moments, you learn a lot, have great time with locals, enjoy great food and will be exhausted, thrilled and energized by the great impressions after this tour 🙂 enjoy!
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Stephanie
Stephanie
2019-10-22
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Highlight of our trip!!! Wow!! My boyfriend and I took part in the 2 day 1 night jungle trek with Thomas Jungle tours and did not regret our decision!! The experience was simply incredible!! I was hesitant at first (weary of the bugs and of the physical aspect of the trip in hot and humid weather) - but am so happy I did it!! Although it is strenuous physically (7 hours of hiking the first day - up and down), we were able to keep up and the bugs were not a problem (with bug spray). Many stops are done throughout the way, a good lunch is provided, and amazing fresh fruits were served as snacks! Our guide, Dedi, was amazing and always made sure everyone was okay. He was super knowledgeable and very dedicated to his work and the orang outangs. We never felt rushed while hiking and felt as though our safety was his priority. We saw many orang outans which was incredible, as well as other species such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tailed macaques etc. !! The soft river rafting to get back to the hotel on the 2nd day was super enjoyable as well and fun!! Recommend it to all +++++!!
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Renée
Renée
2019-10-22
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An absolute highlight! My friend Veronika and I were traveling in Indonesia and heard from others who made a jungle trek at Thomas retreat. It sounded so cool that we decided to get in contact with Thomas and so we asked him if it's possible to come to Bukit Lawang in the next two days (only worked because we were there at October when there are not so many people because of the rainy season) and we were so happy that he said to us it's possible! When we arrived at the camp we were so thrilled because it's really beautiful. The rooms are very nice and the restaurant got a huge menu full of nice things. We made a 10 hours trek to the camp in the jungle and rafted back to the camp at Thomas' with the river. We saw so many monkeys and other animals (the most amazing part was to touch and feed a very friendly one of the orangutans that come down to us). Our tour guide (his name is Rain) and the cook in the jungle camp (Dhaniz) were so friendly and funny. I think all of the guys there are like that. This whole trek was one of the most exciting things I've done until now and I will always remember it!
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2019-09-18
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超级棒的徒步体验 我参加了Thomas组织的2天1晚丛林徒步活动,我们一行总共7位游客,有5位工作人员全程为我们服务,一路上我们看到了很多动物,包括十几只野生红毛猩猩、非常珍惜难见的Gibbons(长臂猿)和Thomas猴子……晚上我们住在河边营地的帐篷里,工作人员们为我们准备了丰盛的晚餐,第二天午饭过后我们体验了刺激的轮胎漂流回到Bukit Lawang.总之,这是一次非常棒的徒步活动,我会推荐朋友们来的!
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tickeld
tickeld
2019-09-13
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Incredible experience Organised a two day one night trek through Thomas Retreat, where we stayed whilst in Bukit Luang. Initial internet research didn't answer all my questions but excellent email correspondence with Thomas led us to our final choice. Met by our guide, Iyan, on the day before the trek with useful info about what to pack etc and then 9sm on the dot we started. A short walk from the start and before we'd entered the National Park we came across our first Orangutans! They all have names and Iyan and Sirkam, our guides were extremely knowledgeable and patient, pointing us to the best photo spots and allowing our small group of 4 to get as much out of the trek as possible. The going is hard, do not expect clear pathways, but manageable. The pace is yours and with 2 guides there is always someone bringing up the rear with a helping hand. Lunch is taken on route and ample water is a must. Remember what goes up, must come down and good, comfortable footwear will certainly help you get through it. The sound of the river signposts that the end is near and the camp itself is adequate for your needs I.e fresh water for washing = river and toilet facilities = camp toilet. Dinner is served on the river bank with a shared 'dorm' with bedding and mosquito net for a well earned rest. Options for day two can be varied with with another hike or a more relaxed morning. We chose the relaxed version which was a short walk to a waterfall with pool followed by lunch. Bags packed and a river raft back to town. Amazing place, great people, professionally organised and one not to be forgotten.
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Alex J
Alex J
2019-09-11
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Professional We visited the park with the guides from Thomas Retreat, they were called Yoga and Raining. Both were amazing. They were knowledgeable and seemed truly interested in getting us to see as much as possible. Their treatment of the natural habitat was excellent and they did not feed the orang utans. They were also very attentive toward our needs (we were a group of 4) and always made sure we were safe and keeping up. They even offered to carry my bag when they saw I was getting tired. The price Thomas asked initially for the tour was very high but after some bargaining (during which he became quite hostile) and quoting prices of competitors, we arrived at a commonly acceptable price. I cannot say whether the experience would have been just as good with other, cheaper guides. All I can say is that our guides were excellent.
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