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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
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
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
Just Incredible
Just Incredible

Local-Guides helped us incredibly with all our questions beforehand via email, and always replied promptly, enthusiastically and patiently! We booked through them also a very comfortable (airco, shower) accommodation, beautifully bordering the jungle, for a supergood price.

And our guides were spectacular! Firstly, I was positively surprised that despite the good price we had, we had not just one...

Bukit Lawang
A True Treasure!
A True Treasure!

Me and my family first did an orangutan tour with LG in Kalimantan, and we were so incredibly amazed about the thorough (really unprecedented to me!!!) service and their positive mindset, that I decided to visit another location in which they also offer tours -> Tana Toraja.

Wow! While everyone visits the casual burial sites, LG really knows its clientele. They showed us the ultimate highlights...

Tana Toraja
3 Days of WOWWW!
3 Days of WOWWW!

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. The 3 days tour on a boat in the Borneo jungle have turned out to be the best memories of our holiday in Indonesia!

Living on a boat for 3 days, seeing a lot of Orangutan and funny looking proboscis monkeys,...

Tanjung Puting
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
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
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
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
Very Friendly & Helpful Guides
Very Friendly & Helpful Guides

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 und er brachte uns in unsere etwas entferntere Unterkunft von Rantepao,was wohl sonst nicht so üblich ist.

Eine Unterkunft Nähe Zentrum ist definitiv eher zu empfehlen, obwohl es außerhalb landschaftlich...

Tana Toraja
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
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
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
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
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
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 Tour
Excellent Tour

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 ...

I don't what I like more seeing those beautiful creatures or just be taken away by boat cruise on gorgeous jungle river entire day. Sleeping under sky with pink mosquito...

Tanjung Puting
Wundervolle Boottour!
Wundervolle Boottour!

Wir hatten im voraus die Tour über die Webseite von Local Guides gebucht und unsere Erwartungen wurden mehr als übertroffen. Es war einmalig!

Wir wurden von unserem Hotel pünktlich abgeholt und zum Boot gebracht. Alles war sehr gut organisiert. Unser Guide Joe Bowo - ein ehemaliger Ranger des Tanjung Puting National Park (siehe auch den Spiegel-Artikel "Orang-Utans auf Borneo - Mensch trifft Waldmensch")...

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
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