Have a spare morning or afternoon.... would like a to explore a little outside touristic Bukit Lawang, then a visit to the Bat Cave and Ship Rock is a must.... especially is you love nature and interested in caves and rocks formations!
The bat cave is located 2 km from Bukit Lawang, which can be reached by walking or by motorbike.
The cave is a small cave system that tunnels through limestone rock and surrounded in forest. It gets its name from the fact that two species of bat live in the cave which be seen hanging from the roof within 3 cave caverns.
Another kilometer or so along the track, sits the slow-flowing and tranquil Landak (Porcupine) river, which over-looks the mountains of the National Park. There are many stoney banks along the river to relax, swim, have a BBQ and take in the natural beauty of this place.
There are a couple of new camping areas by the river, which attracts local tourists especially at weekends. However, take a further walk alongside the river and you will sure find a spot where there is no one around and can be enjoyed in complete peace.
Another 1km walk, is the locally famous Ship Rock (Batu Kapal), a huge rock formation and cave system. The over-hanging rock looks like the front of a ship, which is where it gets its name. There are a path that runs through the major rock formation, but if you want explore this huge rock/cave formation then have a look at our Adventure Eco Trek.
Selang Pangeran is a small tourist destination which sits besides Landak River. There are a couple of warungs selling drinks and just one guesthouse. A beautiful waterfall is located in the National Park a trek from across the river.
If you have a spare day, morining or afternoon, then these places are definitely worth a visit. Take a look at the options below