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Explore the hidden gems of Indonesia with locals. A once-in-a-lifetime experience that also helps preserve our rainforest. Read Why

Tanjung Puting

Borneo Orangutan Tours

See wild orangutans in the lush Borneo jungle as you cruise in a wooden houseboat through the Sekonyer jungle river.

Tana Toraja

Sulawesi Mountain Villages

Experience a culture that celebrates the dead, in a mesmerising area that offers the best off-the-beaten-path treks in Indonesia.

Flores

Flores Komodo Tours

Cruise through the Komodo archipelago, meet the Komodo dragon, swim with Manta rays, or visit the Wae Rebo tribe!

Bukit Lawang

Sumatran Jungle Trekking

Meet the Sumatran orangutan with treks deep into the lush jungle with overnights at our private jungle campsites!

Our Team

Our Team

A flat organization without managers and offices.
We just focus on the tours.
Jungle Edie
Adhi
Nur
Yusuf
Budi
Vincent
Sal
Doni
Lukas
...and this is just a portion of our large team of guides, cooks and drivers
Super 4D/3N Tour!
Super 4D/3N Tour!

We booked a 4D/3N tour quite late into our planning as we had to move our plans following the earthquakes in Indonesia. Both the staff at Local-Guides and our assigned guide Nur were incredibly helpful before the trip began and provided lots of information to us.

We stayed a night in Pangkalanbun before we set off on the tour. Nur and our actual guide Chris met us at the hotel on time and took us...

Tanjung Puting
Nature & wildlife experience we never will forget!
Nature & wildlife experience we never will forget!

If you want to go on a wildlife tour you never will forget, then take a trip with Local Guide, deep into the jungle!

We did a 4 days / 3 nights trek inside Gunung Leuser Nationalpark, mainly to see the Orangutang. But, wauw, we got so much more!

Ofc. Wildlife is never something you can expect, only something you can hope to see on your way, but if you pick Local Guide you can be sure that they...

Bukit Lawang
Amazing Experience
Amazing Experience

We had a 2N/3D houseboattour and this was the absolute highlight of our holiday in Indonesia!

The pick up from the airport was as perfectly organised as the rest of our trip from our friendly manager Nur.

The whole crew and our guide Johannes solicitous accomponied us, that we felt absolutely relaxed on that trip. The food was delicious and in fact, all of our needs got satisfied.

Our Guide...

Tanjung Puting
3D2N Jungle Trek
3D2N Jungle Trek

Met veel plezier hebben we deze jungle trekking gedaan. Adhi was onze gids en heeft ons overal veilig doorheen geloodst. Eerste dag was even wennen, voornamelijk aan het yoga matje om op te slapen..

Ontzettend genoten van de mooie plekken die er te vinden zijn in de jungle. Ook af en toe doorbijten met de vele heuvels en bergen op en neer. Er werd rekening mee gehouden en genoeg pauze ingelast....

Bukit Lawang
Onvergetelijke Ervaring
Onvergetelijke Ervaring

Boeken ging heel gemakkelijk. Aanbetaling per paypal. Rest contant er plekke (begin dus tijdig met het pinnen van de max. hoeveelheden die je mag). Communicatie was prima. Alle vragen werden snel en duidelijk beantwoord. Bij aankomst wordt je opgehaald door iemand van Local Guides en bij vertrek ook weer weggebracht (handig!).

De boot (One Piece) was prima (met een western toilet en douche. dit...

Tanjung Puting
A Week in Toraja
A Week in Toraja

Sal and Budi advised me very well with a choice of itineraries and Yulius and Lia were the best guides. Once he knew my interests, Yulius planned three varied and interesting days and took me to a number of villages and burial sites round Rantepao; as well as attending a funeral, we visited a village where preparations were being made for another, and I was able to see craftsmen preparing the bier,...

Tana Toraja
Excellent Service, Incredible Experience.
Excellent Service, Incredible Experience.

The tour was wonderful and well organised by our guide Nur.

The residence is a boat known as a klotok. It’s basic sleeping and washing, which is fit for purpose, and makes you feel a lot closer to the jungle. We loved every minute.

The food and drinks on board are excellent. The walks though the jungle even better.

We saw several orang-utans on each day, including a close up (it touched my...

Tanjung Puting
BEST TRIP EVER!
BEST TRIP EVER!

This tour was an amazing surprise. Everything was well organised. We booked with the help of local guides and had Nur has guide.

The klokok is really nice and peaceful. You sleep in the jungle with these amazing sounds of the animals and the nature.
In october there were not so many people so it was quite nice ans of course seeing the orangoutans is something to do.

The food on the boat was...

Tanjung Puting
Great Experience
Great Experience

3 days 2 nights was the perfect amount of time, spend the days searching for animals and the nights in a shanti camp, eating well prepared meals, with some card trick entertainment. Anytime less than this trekking you get stuck in a bit of a tourist trap at the semi wild orangutans and in season it can become tedious. The furtherin you go the better and less full of other people and a more authentic...

Bukit Lawang
Unforgettable Family Trip
Unforgettable Family Trip

Because me and my family (partner + 2 kids) did such a wonderful tour with Local-Guides in Tanjung Puting National Park (Kalimantan), it was a no-brainer for us to also do our Bukit Lawang trekking with them. They blew us away yet again!

They picked us up in a private car from the airport in Medan, and brought us to a cute accommodation we booked with them. It was very thankful that our guides were...

Bukit Lawang
Best Tour with Local Guides
Best Tour with Local Guides

We had very high expectations of our Tanjung Puting tour, and it still exceeded our expectations! While cruising along the river sekonyer using klotok, we saw many bekantan and birds. The first feeding place there were some orangutans in tanjung harapan station, and then we set out again down the river and staying near the jungle lodge, a delicious diner completed the fascinating day! We slept under...

Tanjung Puting
Fantastic 8D7N Tour!
Fantastic 8D7N Tour!

After a splendid tour with LG (local-guides dot org) in Kalimantan, we decided to do the 8 Day Sumatra Tour with them, and it was just another dream come true! We were a bit unsure in the beginning because the price was so much lower than other tour agencies, but everything was super nicely organized! The only reason they are relatively affordable is because they work directly with the local guides,...

Bukit Lawang
An Absolute Must!
An Absolute Must!

What an amazing time I had! I booked 3 nights and just had the most amazing time. So peaceful and feeling at one with nature. My guide Darmin was fantastic and everything you'd want from a guide. (I am actually a tour guide myself!!!) I felt so lucky to see so many orangutans. The feeding stations were super organised by the rangers so I didn't feel like it was interfering with nature. The organisation...

Tanjung Puting
Highlight of Holiday!
Highlight of Holiday!

Me and my family visited mount Sibayak with the North Sumatran Local Guides team (local-guides dot org) as part of our 9D8N Sumatra tour. It was TRUELY AWESOME! The volcano hike was probably the most memorable experience I've had in my trip to Sumatra. The guys are really fun and easy-going and provide interesting details about the area and show places you wouldn't find without a local. Usually I like...

Bukit Lawang
Highly Recommended to Take a Guide
Highly Recommended to Take a Guide

I am a very low-budget backpacker and therefore I traveled through Tana Toraja for 2 days without a guide. However, I got the feeling that I was only visiting tourist places while my impression was that there was so much that the area offered which is why I decided to contact local guides.

And I don't regret it for a bit! Wow, they really brought me to incredible places I would never have found...

Tana Toraja
Incredible Family Trip
Incredible Family Trip

Our family (two adults and two teenagers) did a 3D2N tour in January 2018. We were delighted with our experience. Our individual needs and interests (one keen birdwatcher, allergy to peanuts) were accommodated seamlessly.

Our guide Faisal provided additional resources about the birds of the rainforest and was constantly diligent in spotting and helping to identify the birds we had seen (and of...

Tanjung Puting
Amazing Trek!
Amazing Trek!

We did a 3 days/2 nights trek with our guide Randy. He was so helpful, was constantly looking for animals and told us everything about the flora and fauna. Also, he was really considerate about if we could keep up. We saw many different animals and beautiful nature. The camps were also really nice, the food is so good (and so much) and the atmosphere is great - all guides and cooks are really nice....

Bukit Lawang
Amazing Experience!
Amazing Experience!

We had an amazing time. Our guide, Adhi, met us the evening before at our guest house (Sam's bungalow) and went through the plan for the next couple of days and everything we'd need to bring. He then met us again after breakfast the next morning. He organised for our bags to be stored whilst we were trekking and off we went.
We saw loads of orangutans and other wildlife during our trek, we had our...

Tana Toraja
A Week To Remember!
A Week To Remember!

Sal and Budi advised me very well with a choice of itineraries and Yulius and Lia were the best guides. Once he knew my interests, Yulius planned three varied and interesting days and took me to a number of villages and burial sites round Rantepao; as well as attending a funeral, we visited a village where preparations were being made for another, and I was able to see craftsmen preparing the bier,...

Tana Toraja
Can’t recommend enough! Incredible 5D/4N tour
Can’t recommend enough! Incredible 5D/4N tour

This tour was absolutely fantastic, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience to see orangutans in the wild. Our guide, Nur, went above and beyond to make sure that all our needs/wants were taken care of, and was enthusiastic to explain all about the wildlife and conservation challenges they face. The 5 days/4 nights was a perfect amount of time to get in a ton of orangutan sightings and experience...

Tanjung Puting
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