Giant Flowers Tour
MEET THE GREATEST FLOWERS OF THE WORLD
This daily tour takes you to Batu Katak, a small village along the Berkail River and about 40min from Bukit Lawang. This authentic and peaceful area, still preserved from tourism, is an undiscovered jewel waiting to be explored! The hidden and restful area is a unique place in the world! Indeed the jungle of Batu Katak hides the biggest and the highest flowers of the world, the Rafflesia Flower and the Amorphophallus Titanum! Your local guide will explore the jungle with you and lead you to these amazing flowers which are very rare to see as they only bloom for 4-5 days after a gestation period of 9 months. No flowers blooming ? We still recommend to explore the gem of Batu Katak! Besides flowers, you will have great chance to observe gibbons and siamangs while trekking, you can explore caves and enjoy an amazing waterfall in the wild. Enjoy a yummy lunch listening to the stunning gibbon songs and take a refreshing swim in the river!
Duration: 1 day (6-7 hours)
Intensity level: low
Group size: minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people
Departure Time: at 08:30 am
What to bring : your camera, comfortable walking shoes, T-shirt, long trousers & socks, swimsuit, flip flops, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, light backpack & 1 bottle of water
40€ - 47$ / PERSON
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your guesthouse around 8:30 am and bring you to your car.
A 30 min ride will take you to Batu Katak, a small village alongside the Berkail river. It is located 18km from Bukit Lawang and 8km from Bohorok. Batu Katak is a new ecotourist area of where the Karo tribe protects the environment and shows to locals and foreigners how to live in harmony with nature.
Enter the jungle of Batu Katak and start trekking with the sounds of Siamang in the morning. Discover the beauty of the unspoilt nature of Batu Katak: walk through rivers, see caves and big rocks, cross rubber plantations and deep jungle.
Follow your local guide from Batu Katak, he knows exactly where to find the flowers! You will go to different places through the jungle to spot the highest flower of the world, the Amorphophallus Titanum. Stand next to it and realize how huge it is! You will also discover the biggest flower of the world, the Rafflesia Flower and you will remember its smell forever... Don't hesitate to ask questions to your guide, he will explain everything about the blooming process of these extremly rare flowers! If there are no blooming flowers, we still recommend that you visit Batu Katak. You will do a day trek and you will explore caves and enjoy chilling time at a beautiful waterfall in the jungle and swim there.
At noon, you will stop in the jungle or at the river bank (according to the location of the flowers) for lunch! Enjoy a delicious nasi goreng and some tropical fruits. Afterwards, you will keep trekking through the rainforest to see more flowers or to spot wildlife. In Batu Katak you will have huge chance to spot White-Handed Gibbons, Siamangs and maybe even wild Orangutans. If you don't see White-Handed Gibbons or Siamangs you will for sure hear their stunning songs!
Before leaving, take a refreshing swim in the nice Berkail River or a relaxing sunbath at the river bank! Your car will pick you up and bring you back to Bukit Lawang. You will be back to your guesthouse around 4:00 or 5:00pm.
Tour includes : all permits (national park & guide association), certified English speaking guide, lunch (nasi goreng)
Tour excludes : 1 bottle of water