On my travels through Indonesia, I visited the jungle village of Bukit Lawang, in Sumatra, based along the Bahorok River and at the foot of the Gunung Leuser National Park.
The highlight of my trip here was embarking on a two-day trek into the jungle where we camped overnight on the riverbank in the hills. After the first day, and around 6 hours of trekking, we arrived at our camp where we could relax and unwind in the heart of nature.
As I sat in the middle of the Sumatran jungle a local orangutan approached and perched on my feet. To this day it is the closest I have ever come to wildlife in its natural habitat and one of the most immersive and memorable travel experiences of my life. Indonesia is a haven of natural beauty so I would highly recommend traversing off the beaten path for an authentic and unforgettable adventure.