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Bat Cave

| West of the River, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
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Challenging but worth it

I went here alone. The route from my Bukit Lawang guest house took about an hour, with stops for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
maggie44_11
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York, United Kingdom
A Must See!

If you're not afraid of height, having to watch your step, or some creepy crawlies, then this place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Garrett H
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“nice walk” (7 reviews)
“small fee” (3 reviews)
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| West of the River, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went here alone. The route from my Bukit Lawang guest house took about an hour, with stops for photos and to ask directions. It’s a lovely walk. Bat cave only costs 25,000 including a guide which is dirt cheap, I can’t understand how some...More

Thank maggie44_11
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're not afraid of height, having to watch your step, or some creepy crawlies, then this place is for you. It was an awesome experience unlike anything I've seen here in the U.S.

Thank Garrett H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After reading another review on here I'd say it would be hard work to find the caves on your own without a guide. We were a large group and had several guides who along the way told us about the milking of the rubber trees,...More

Thank Marc W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw lots of bats, which was the attraction for us. :-) There was more scrambling up and down and slippery rocks than I had expected. Don't be fooled by your guide wearing flip-flops! We brought head torches with us and our guide gave me...More

Thank Teach T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a big group (25) varying in ages from 10 to 60+. Whilst it is a fairly flat walk from Bukit Lawang to the cave, it does then involve some climbing and scrabbling around over rocks to get in to the cave. Certainly...More

Thank Spooky388
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Take a guide, you will never find it yourself. There are three caves with different bats and blind swallows, nesting on the walls. It is a good warm up for the jungle trip. It was special as there was only us in the caves so...More

Thank m m
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We paid 25k idr per person for entry Inc guide. Was really good. We saw loads of bats - 2 different species, swallows, giant spiders, giant cebtapides, a small scorpion and even a sleeping snake! Good fun. Glad I took the guide as I probably...More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It is about a 15 minute walk from the main town to these bat caves (if you get lost just ask a local for directions). We found the price a little steep, but by western standards it is still cheap. We opted to explore the...More

Thank ReviewBarracuda
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We walked up to the cave and got a nice guide, probably mandatory, to show us around for a small fee. Took about 1 hour. We could see bats, birds, fish, spiders, and some other creatures in the cave. Not difficult but good to have...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I feel cheated I must admit especially as the guide, Mr Otong, asked more money of 150 K for this cave tour when he's paid for our jungle trekking. The verdict is not worth the money for sure. Cos the bats are not that many...More

Thank SS L
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