Sumatra Rainforest Eco Retreat



The Sumatra Rainforest Eco Retreat has many complimentary activities on site and in the surrounding area including

  • Nature photography
  • Bird watching
  • Self guided Forest Bathing
  • River stone sculptures. Stacking and making pebble towers along side the river.
  • Optional Jungle art. Drawing landscapes, river, animals, jungle scenery. Pencils and art paper available at the BAR.
  • Relax with a book or swim in our natural spring fed pool
  • Bonfire and guitar in evening when not raining.
  • Practice some self guided relaxation, meditation or mindfulness
  • Relaxing, swimming and exploring the Landak River


  • Dawn, dusk, day or night walks for animal spotting as part of the Batu Kapal conservation animal surveying and monitoring program. approx 1.5  TO 2 hours
  • Help plant trees and bamboo as part of the Conservation Wildlife Biolink Project
  • Donate and plant a tree as part of the Batu Kapal Reforestation Program (donation 150.000 idr per tree with proceeds going back to the conservation program)



Activities available on site and within walking distance

  • Cooking lesson with shared dinner
  • Traditional rice cooking in evening – prepare and cook rice in bamboo over fire
  • Traditional massage
  • Stone carving demonstration and lesson. Find your own pebble in the river and design and make your own jungle pendant
  • 4 hour river walk to local swimming hole  along the river, swimming in water holes along the way with snack
  • Rock scrambling open caving adventure at Batu Kapal Cave ( 2-3 hours)
  • Nature and wildlife walk (3 hours) to look for birds, animals, monkeys and orangutans in the trees along the Landak River


PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP US PROTECT AND CONSERVE THIS FRAGILE AND PRECIOUS ENVIRONMENT. All money received for participating in our conservation activities is donated to help buy plants, materials and equipment needed to continue the local community conservation and landcare program and our wildlife biolink projects.

Half day Sumatra tours and activities in the village (ask us for prices)


  • Market visit by motor bike on Fridays. On a Friday visit the traditional Gotong Royong rubber fruit and vegetable market. walk around the market learning about the local spices, fruits and vegetables and enjoy the hustle and bustle of people going about their weekly shopping. approx 2 hours
  • Village and ricefields tour by Motor Bike or Tuk Tuk. 3 hour  tour of the villages and rice fields, visit cottage industries, such as rice hulling and drying, palm sugar, tofu, bamboo weaving, depending on what is happening on that day
  • Combined market and villages ricefields tour on Fridays by motor bike (approx 4 hours).
  • Jungle School and Sunshine Class. Visit our free English classes to help the kids learn English. By  motor bike with guide. donation for volunteer school appreciated
  • Bat Cave 4 hour adventure. 45 min hike to the bat cave one way and explore this caving system
  • Tube rafting down the Bohorok River

LONGER SUMATRA TOURS AND TREKS – 1 TO 3 DAYS (ask us for prices)

  • River walk from Batu Kapal to the Selang Pangeran Waterfall (easy 1.5-2 hour walk one way. Fitness average), return at 5.00pm by motor bike.
  • Gelgur Hot springs  4wd day  trip  with lunch min.  2 people
  • Elephant washing and walking day trip to  Tangkahan by car.  min 2 people, buy your lunch at a local guest house. optional late morning activity  tubing to local waterfall with lunch (extra cost 500.000 pp)
  • Totally Wild Jungle Treks –  1 to 3 days from Batu Kapal to Adi Back camp and Batu Gajah camp in the national park (Min 3 people. price depends on number of people and how many nights. please ask at bar).
  • Batu Rongring day  trip to see 27M circumference tree and walk back along the stream through beautiful rock formations. Also Batu Rongring overnight trip with visit to 27m large tree and Glegur hotspring


Come and Relax, Unwind and Immerse Yourself in the Sumatran Jungle 

at the Sumatran Rainforest Eco Retreat….

Rafflesia flower North Sumatra jungle
Tubing down the Bohorok River Sumatra
Local fruit and vegetable markets in Sumatra
Fresh fruit in the hot springs in Sumatra
Thomas leaf monkey in the Sumatran Jungle
Bamboo Rafting down the river in Sumatra
Largest Tree in North Sumatra
Waterfall and swimming hole in Sumatra
Lake Toba Sumatra traditional dance