Jungle Huts

These three jungle huts fit perfectly in their environment. Wondering if Mowgli lives in one of them.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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Welcome to Medan

medan sumatra

After some days in the jungle of Sumatra, we decided to gift us some luxury and booked the JW Marriott in Medan. This is probably the most luxurious hotel in Medan. Living on a minimal living standard on an adventure and then checking into such a place really lets you appreciate a comfortable bed, delicious meal at the restaurant and a rooftop pool with a decent view. Whatever you experience, you experience it much more intense after the opposite lifestyle of mud, minimalism and mosquito bites.

The Stay

Check out the Hotel were we stayed

Medan is a huge city on Sumatra in Indonesia. I have travelled for the first time to Medan. We haven’t spent lots of day there but had some time to experience the city, stroll through the shopping malls and feel the city life.

Previously before we headed to Medan we have spent some days in the Jungle of Sumatra, meeting Orangutans and other inhabitants of the Sumatran Jungle.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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Visiting the Orangutan in Sumatra

orang utan sumatra

From the hectic city life to the deep jungle of Bukit Lawang in Sumatra visiting the Orangutan. Bukit Lawang is well known for Jungle Treks but there isn’t a super modern infrastructure and plenty of luxury hotels. Nevertheless it is worth a visit to experience the nature and get on an exciting adventure!

Some impressions on Instagram

The orange giant, the Orangutan, is only found on two islands world wide, on Sumatra and Borneo. Because of agriculture in general and specific palm oil monocultures their space to live shrinks from year to year. Not only the Orangutan is suffering from shrinking forests he can lives in also lots of other animals are missing the rain forest to live in. The deforestation happens because of the space which is used to plant palm oil palm trees in huge monocultures.

orangutans sumatra

In this documentation we decided to travel to Bukit Lawang in Sumatra, hire a guide and explore the Jungle which is left. A couple of days far away from civilization and human impact. It was an amazing adventure and we have been surprised by the diversity and beauty of the flora and fauna in this Tropical Tainforest.

pig tailed macaque

Disclaimer: Palm oil is not bad in general. It is a very efficient type of oil, probably the most efficient when it come to input and output ratio. We consume lots of oil in several products and that is a fact and hard to change because there is no substitute ingredient nowadays. Palm oil is not the only reason for deforestation. The meat industry, because of cattle farming, causes most of the deforestation worldwide. (this is no scientific report, this is my own perspective on this case.)

monkey sumatra

The Hotel we have stayed
Where i book the cheapest flights
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Inndonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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A Treehouse in the middle of a jungle!

ecolodge bukit lawang

A huge treehouse mad out of bamboo in the middle of a jungle of bukit lawang! (full tour)

Check out the hotel here

Watch the Treehouse Video

Downstairs is a nice Restaurant and upstairs the treehouse terrace. On the terrace are pillows to chill on, wood baskets to chill and tables. From up there you will get a nice view into the jungle and on the river close to the treehouse!


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

indonesia ivan snz