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

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

Wundervolle Boottour!

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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 ...

Tanjung Puting

Just Incredible

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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 ...

Bukit Lawang

Amazing Tour! 2D1N

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Deze tour geboekt, van te voren geen informatie ingewonnen, achteraf helemaal niet nodig! Super tour! Geweldige gids die alles wist en alle animals wist te vinden, ook veel informatie over de planten. Eten was ook ...

Bukit Lawang

Leider Viel zu Kurt!

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Ich habe dort leider nur den 2 Tag und 1 Nacht Trek gemacht, das war viel zu kurz. Edi und seine Mitarbeiter sind alle sehr nett und freundlich. Das ganze Dorf ist es. Es wurde ...

Bukit Lawang

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

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

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

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

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

A Week in Toraja

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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

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

BEST TRIP EVER!

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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 ...

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

Great Experience

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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 ...

Bukit Lawang

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

Onvergetelijke Ervaring

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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 ...

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

A True Treasure!

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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 ...

Tana Toraja

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