What is Bukit Lawang Ecotourism?
Bukit Lawang Ecotourism was established in 2014 and has become SUMECO media wing to promote tourism in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra through social media such as Facebook and Instagram. Its main objectives are to empower the local community in Bukit Lawang through sharing knowledge, conservation efforts, and creating environmental background community. Referring to the definition of ecotourism, which is defined as environmentally friendly tourism activities, is encouraged to produce tourism activities related to the nature conservation as well.
We serve responsible biodiversity exploration through jungle treks, study trips, herping, and many more activities in Bukit Lawang. We expect this effort provide positive impacts on the environment. Promoting responsible tourism has been our priority, especially since we are a conservation-based ecotourism business in Bukit Lawang through our central focus to fund SUMECO (Sumatra Ecoproject). Visiting Bukit Lawang through responsible tourism is a must, and avoiding getting too close to the animals will be one good example. During dealing with the animals, Bukit Lawang Ecotourism will always be following safety procedures and proper tourism ethics inside and outside Gunung Leuser National Park.
The pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 has been classified as a zoonotic disease. No one can stop the next pandemic, but at least we know how to behave when we are engaged in wildlife sightseeing tours, a serious responsibility is mandatory.
all tours are operated by sumeco, with more than 15 years of guiding experience in Sumatra biodiversity exploration
Encountering sumatran orangutan
herping & night hike
get to know snakes in sumatra
Bird watching teaches you patience
Going back home with more knowledge
How Does Bukit Lawang Ecotourism Spend Its Profits?
The word ecotourism is often used by many parties, but when we look at its definition, we have to be honest and say that it’s not something in common or easy to realize. We are here still trying; at least hundreds of animals have been rescued through our company profits by our wildlife conservation mission in SUMECO (Sumatra Ecoproject), following huge demands for what is supposed to be done according to ecotourism itself.
Since 2014, we spent our time getting to know more and more about how ecotourism could be implemented in Bukit Lawang, which finally led us to establish our conservation-based ecotourism through SUMECO (Sumatra Ecoproject). SUMECO through its ecotourism business established in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, has been trying its best to save wildlife around Gunung Leuser National Park.
Large sums of company profits have been distributed to fund SUMECO (Sumatra Ecoproject) wildlife conservation mission (animal rescue). That’s the reason why Bukit Lawang Ecotourism, as the main funder of SUMECO through its own media in promoting tourism, has been respectfully placed in SUMECO domain. This all-encompassing concept was born in 2009; Bukit Lawang Ecotourism was founded in 2012; and SUMECO (Sumatra Ecoproject) was founded in 2014, both by Bobi Handoko. It takes more than 10 years for me to create a strong concept between conservation and ecotourism in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
It is a small, 100% Indonesian, grass-roots, proudly stand against wildlife crimes, working on the ground & frontline combating wildlife trafficking.
Bukit Lawang Ecotourism Instagram
@sumatraecoproject - linked tour operator in Bukit Lawang, promoting its conservation-based ecotourism, settled in @bukitlawanghillresort
Sumatran orangutan and many other species in their natural habitat
Wild Sumatran elephant and other wildlife in tenggulun Ecotourism
Nocturnal (night) hike has been the activity we love to do!
tell me your expectation!
what species you want to see?
I’ll do my best to get them all for you!
bukit lawang study tour: 3 days 2 nights
An experience to get more knowledge
HOW does Bukit lawang ecotourism
spend its Profits?
Since its establishment in 2014, Bukit Lawang Ecotourism has contributed financially to SUMECO’s conservation efforts.
bukit lawang hill resort
IT’S MORE THAN JUST AN ACCOMMODATION, IT’S A CONSERVATION BASE
Bukit Lawang Hill Resort is a home base for SUMECO (the Sumatra Ecoproject). It’s a simple guesthouse with 4 rooms on the top of Raptor Hill in Bukit Lawang and an open view of the landscapes of Gunung Leuser National Park. It also involves providing activities such as conservation work, herping, nocturnal hikes, regular treks, and Sumatran tours. Bukit Lawang Hill Resort has agreed to share its company benefits to support SUMECO conservation missions to save animals. It has become a strong point that the profits are shared within our company.
Bukit Lawang Jungle TREKKIng
Our jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang, Gunung Leuser National Park will always prioritize finding animals as many as possible to spot. According to the Mongabay publication related to the most biodiverse countries in the world, Indonesia is positioned number second after Brazil to host the most biodiversity on earth. It’s becoming a requirement in SUMECO to follow the official regulation, and be professional during the jungle trekking inside Gunung Leuser National Park while we are recognized to be a conservation organization operated tours. We completely understand your expectations, that’s the reason why you visit Bukit Lawang, and choose SUMECO as your trekking operator.
SUMECO (Sumatra Ecoproject) is a wildlife conservation organization based in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, we are committed to conducting responsible tourism activities. to support the preservation of the biodiversity of Gunung Leuser National Park.