Tanjung Puting

Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia

Enjoy the rich wildlife as your cruise in a private boat through Borneo's lush jungle

Meet the iconic orangutan and learn about its natural habitat during jungle treks

Enjoy the indonesian cuisine in the jungle, prepared by your private cook

Tana Toraja

Rantepao (Sulawesi), Indonesia

Witness the world's most fascinating funerals and celebrate the dead with locals

Stunning treks through coffee & cacao plantations, bamboo forests and rice fields

Stay overnight in remote villages and befriend the incredibly kind Torajans

Bukit Lawang

Gunung Leuser NP, Sumatra, Indonesia

Trek through the Gunung Leuser NP with your certified guides, born in Bukit Lawang

Meet the iconic orangutan, learn about its natural habitat and efforts to preserve it

Sleep overnight in a jungle camp, and feel the thrilling vibe of the jungle at night

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Welcome

Local Guides is a network of local guides that offer tours in remote places and which can be booked in advance against transparent, local prices. This keeps traveling costs down and helps local businesses. And because only guides with a terrific track record can join our network, travelers can enjoy a wonderful holiday.

Our Tours

Currently, we offer tours in Tanjung Puting, Tana Toraja, Bukit Lawang, Flores and Bali. But we are expanding in other areas as well! Do you have suggestions where to expand next, then let us know.

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Highlight of Holiday!

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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 ...

Bukit Lawang

Comfortable private boat tour with family

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Our boat tour in Tanjung Puting with local guides was perhaps the best holiday experience i have ever had in my life. Therefore we decided to do the komodo boat tour also with local guides, ...

Flores

Amazing Experience!

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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 ...

Bukit Lawang

Incredible Family Trip

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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 ...

Tanjung Puting

Excellent Service, Incredible Experience.

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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 ...

Tanjung Puting

3D2N Jungle Trek

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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 ...

Bukit Lawang

Best Tour with Local Guides

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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 ...

Tanjung Puting

A Surprising Experience

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To learn about the Tara Toraja culture, the best option we took was to have Local-guides and with Budi, an excellent guide. It was a success from the beginning, until the end. The visit, of ...

Tana Toraja

3 Days of WOWWW!

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I contacted Sal well before my holiday started, and since the beginning he has been nothing but great, thoughtful and creative to find the best solution for my trip that me and my family wanted. ...

Tanjung Puting

Amazing Trek!

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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 ...

Bukit Lawang

Super 4D/3N Tour!

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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 ...

Tanjung Puting

A Week To Remember!

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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 ...

Tana Toraja

An Absolute Must!

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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 ...

Tanjung Puting

Fantastic 8D7N Tour!

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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 ...

Bukit Lawang

Highly Recommended to Take a Guide

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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 ...

Tana Toraja

Very Friendly & Helpful Guides

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Haben über local guides die klotok Tour gebucht. Budi holte uns einen Tag vor Beginn der Tour abends nach einer langen Busfahrt von Makassar in Rantepao ab. Wir besprachen die Tour, aßen lecker zu Abend ...

Tana Toraja

Amazing Komodo Boat Tour!

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Last month I booked a boat trip to komodo island and other places with Local Guides. The tour was amazing!! I compared many different operators, and I found Sal from Local Guides extremely professional in ...

Flores

Unforgettable Family Trip

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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 ...

Bukit Lawang

Excellent Tour

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This tour was more than we expected ! Beyond imagination…and it is not only about seeing orangutans and other animals. Delicious food, comfortable setting included shower and toilet (!) , fantastic service and endless serenity ...

Tanjung Puting

Amazing Experience

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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 ...

Tanjung Puting

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