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Address: | West of the River, Bukit Lawang 20774, Indonesia

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Fun easy trek

The BatCaves were cool hundreds and bats and not too stinky. Really nice scary aswell. we did it with our Jungle Trek Guide but you dont need a guide, just ask in the village and... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Bruckmuehl, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very mystic cave with lots of bats - awesome! After climbing through the entry, switch on your flashlight - you will be amazed. Please wear good shoes!

Thank danielaschroll
Fort Worth TX
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your enjoyment will depend on how much you like the cave versus the long, hot walk there. We found it moderately interesting.

Thank FWjaunt
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes a 30 minute? walk to get there, climbing over rocks and down steep sections but was worth it. Dark cave with many bats hanging from the roof of the cave. Our guide had a torch which made it easier to see them.

Thank Wendy S
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip is very cheap and only takes 2 hours, so why not? I rather to come here than nothing to do in day time and just laid back at the hotel.

Thank Herman L
Jakarta, Indonesia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bat cave was not very special when we visited it. It needs some climbing to get into the cave. There you see bats at the ceiling and flying around. Also big centipedes.

Thank Tom W
Bukit Lawang, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Speaking for myself - I only got to the first of 3 'rooms', and plan to return when I'm a bit better equipped for caving - due to continuous rain and 100% humidity on the day I went, I had difficulty keeping my glasses unfogged enough to see well enough to be confident I was correctly assessing my foot placements... More 

Thank SoloTravelerTwo
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The BatCaves were cool hundreds and bats and not too stinky. Really nice scary aswell. we did it with our Jungle Trek Guide but you dont need a guide, just ask in the village and they will send you in the right directions. There will be some Guides sitting at the gate to take you through the caves from memory... More 

Thank aguydownunder
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The Batcave is worth a visit. Panji my guide was very knowledgeable about the different species that inhabit this cave. Bring a good torch as there is a bit of clambering over rocks. Saw a huge centepede and birds nesting as well as plenty of bats.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Good place to kill a few hours if you are looking for something to do. There are local guided at the entrance that will take you in for 25000r. They provided a torch for me that was definitely needed. They were goo at pointing out all the life in the cave that I would have missed otherwise (frogs, spiders, fish,... More 

Thank Grover191
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Amazing cave with lots of climbing. This was so much fun. But do not forget a torch! You will see many bats hanging and flying around.

Thank 112ESen

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