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Ecofriendly guesthouse and Sustainable Ecotourism in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Non-profit organization for the protection of Indonesian wildlife and its habitat and the assistance for the development of the local communities. Prices : from 150 000Rp/pers. to 250 000Rp/pers. per day. Prices including : 3 meals/day + tea, coffee and water free + snorkel gear + jungle trek + traditionnal canoe. Accomodation : traditionnal and ecological huts with terrace with view on the sea. Location : located both in front of the sea along a 300m beach and in the heart of the Sumatran rainforest. Perfect to observe wildlife and for snorkelling ! Welcome to Rimba Ecolodge ! The whole project Rimba team awaits your visit to the ecolodge between the ocean and the jungle! Come and immerse yourself in the tropical forest of Sumatra, relax on the white sandy beaches by the Indian Ocean and take part in conservation projects. Whether in your trekking shoes or your snorkel, our team will help you discover the local fauna and flora through excursions in the forests or on the heavenly islands nearby. From your lodge, you can see many species of apes and birds, monitor lizards, sea turtles coming to play on the coral, play a game of volleyball or chess with our team, treat yourself to delicious grilled fish on one of our BBQ nights on the beach, or just relax in a hammock reading one of the many books available in our library...and many other activities ! The Rimba project is a combination of responsible ecotourism and a non-profit organisation which aims to protect endangered species in Indonesia and their habitat as well as helping the local communities. The combination of these 2 programs allows us to finance the organisation by putting back into it some of the profits raised through ecotourism. By coming to the Rimba Ecolodge, you are enabling our organisation to exist !
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Muaro Duo Beach - Sungai Pisang Village, Bungus, Padang 25242 Indonesia
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Tabing Airport18 mi
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When I arrived, another guest said, "you can't do anything here but relax," and that is true. This was exactly what I needed- to be surrounded by beauty and simplicity. The huts are simple but comfortable. There are comfortable seats on every porch, plus hammocks, plus covered
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What an amazing place. If you are thinking about going here just do it! You will n to regret it. From what we saw and heard from other travellers, Rimba is much nicer than the surrounding places to stay. We stayed here with our extended family, 13 of us in all for 6 nights mid
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Gorgeous location, incredible reef, and relatively easy to get to. Its difficult to explore the forest - only one path and the dogs follow you the whole way, scaring away wildlife, and detracting from the nature/forest experience. Similarly if you try to walk along the beach,
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Response from RimbaProject, Propriétaire at Rimba Ecolodge
Responded 25 Sep 2018
Hello, thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed the location, accomodation and snorkeling. Regarding the observation of wild animals in the forest, you should know that even without dogs you would not have seen many animals except for monkeys, birds and if you are lucky wild pigs and monitor lizards. Indeed, the majority of the wildlife present on our site (and in general in Indonesia) is nocturnal (tapirs, porcupines, pangolins, civets, colugo, slow loris, even the deers are visible only at the dawn or dusk when it is already very dark under the forest cover). It is almost impossible to observe them during the day. Normally, we advise travelers staying in the last 2 bungalows to enter the water in front of the restaurant so as not to damage the corals growing in front of these 2 bungalows. It seems that we have forgotten to tell you. We apologize for this forgetfulness. It happens sometimes that in the flow of information that we give to the arrival of the travelers, we forget 1 or 2. Again sorry for that. Regarding the owl issue, he's absolutely not wild anymore because it's an animal that was captive since very young. He is therefore no longer able to survive on his own in the wild and in particular to feed himself because he never had the opportunity to learn to fish (it's a Buffy-fish Owl). At Rimba, he is now free (captive owls are usually attached to a rope by the leg by their owners) but still close to humans. We provide him with about half of his daily food needs in order to force him to find the rest of his food alone. We have already noted clear progress since in recent months he has spent more time in the mangrove (his natural habitat) and succeed to catch some crabs, which he did not do before. If we stopped feeding him, he would not leave Rimba to go back to the forest but he would try to get closer to other dwellings, as he considers the proximity of humans to be normal because of his past as a captive animal. If this owl were to draw closer to other inhabited areas, and given the ease with which it can be approached, it would certainly be captured again to be either sold on the black market or tied and kept as a pet, which is unfortunately very common in Indonesia. We do not want to take this risk because Rimba allows him to enjoy his new freedom while guaranteeing his safety. I have worked for 5 years for the rehabilitation of captive wild animals in Indonesia, so if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I'm sorry if you felt that the price offered was too expensive. However, we offer the cheapest accommodation in the area for those reachable like ours only by boat. In general, all accomodations that do not have access to the road are more expensive than those on mainland because of the difficulty and additional cost of shipping to provide logistics by boat (food, equipment, etc.). Employees' salaries are also higher to compensate for the difficulties associated with remoteness. Nevertheless, we are convinced that the prices we offer remain quite reasonable and cheap, since the cheapest rooms are at 200,000Rp per person per night, namely 11.50 euros per person per day full board with tea, water and coffee at will. We apologize again if some inconveniences have prevented you from enjoying 100% of your stay with us. However, we hope that you will keep a very good memory of Rimba :)
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Rimba Ecolodge was a great relaxing place to stay for the last few days of our Sumatra trip. The facilities are simple but very comfortable. It is nice enough to sit there with a good book and enjoy the view. Every morning and late afternoon there were sea turtles out front
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Response from RimbaProject, Propriétaire at Rimba Ecolodge
Responded 24 Sep 2018
Hi, many thanks for this nice review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are lucky to have seen the big female monitor lizard that lives on our site. It is about 2m from head to tail. We wish you the best for the future. Rimba Team.
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This is an experience everyone must do in their lifetime. No words can do this place and the experience justice. Nad, Reno and the staff are above and beyond incredible hosts. This place offers much beauty all around; the reefs of the Indian Ocean and the Sumatran jungle
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Response from RimbaProject, Propriétaire at Rimba Ecolodge
Responded 24 Sep 2018
Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your amazing review !!! We were so happy to spend time with great people like you :) Hope to see you again. Cheers. Rimba Team.
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Hi, to reach our place you have to go to Bungus first by taxi or by public transportation, then ask the driver to drop you at Tintin Homestay. Our boat will wait for you there (not a ferry but a boat for 12 people max.). From airport it takes 1h30 by taxi, then 40min by boat. We just need to know at what time you will be in Bungus in order to pick you up. To book a room, please fill the form on our website. Also you will find more information about the rooms and the way to come here. In your broswer write "Rimba Ecolodge Bungus", it will be the 1st result. Many thanks. Nad
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Hi Trudy, thanks for your message. You're right, and if i write it here, it will be hidden by Trip Adv. You can find us on internet by writing these keywords in your browser : "Rimba Ecolodge Bungus". It's the 1st result. You will find all the prices, details, pictures... and the way to contact us :) Many thanks Rimba
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Hi Romi, i just check our website and everything's good. To see prices, you must wait the complete load of the page before clicking on the pictures. I can't write prices here cause it will be hidden by Trip Adv. To know avaibility click on "info & booking", then send us a request by filling the form. Thanks. Nad
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Does Rimba Ecolodge has email address? i'd like to book a room for Dec 2014. Regards, Sidny
Hi Sidny, i can't send my email because it's hidden by trip advisor. You can find our website through google with these keywords : rimba ecolodge bungus At the bottom of the front page, you will find the email and phone number Regards Nad Nad
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Halo, tempatnya dekat Sungai Pisang. Tarifnya dan cara sampai ke Rimba Ecolodge bisa ditemukan di website kami (Rimba Ecolodge Bungus). Kalau perlu tambah pertanyaan, silhakan isi formulir melalui website kami. Terima kasih.
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"All rooms have views. I had a shared toilet and I'd prefer my own next time."
"All of the huts are perfect."
"All the huts are wonderful, they all face the ocean with the jungle behind. There are no wrong choices!"
"Only 5 huts available"
"Alle Hütten sind toll. Wer Wert auf ein eigenes Bad en suite legt sollte das bei der Buchung mit angeben."
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