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“A real jungle cave!”
Review of Bat Cave

Bat Cave
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

I really felt like I was a jungle explorer, having just discovered a lost cave (albeit with ladders to help you get in!). You scramble over rocks and logs to explore the cave, complete with stalactites and stalagmites, into clearings with vines and fallen logs, and through dark galleries full of bats! Really cool!

Thank cyrc_84
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"nice walk"
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"watch your step"
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"great activity"
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"follow the signs"
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"bit tricky to find"
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"small fee"
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"walking shoes"
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"few hours"
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"rubber trees"
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"nice guide"
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"wear good shoes"
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"couple of hours"
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"different species"
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

This cave was alright. There were bats sleeping at the top of the cave. It had a very musty smell as expected. Not a lot going on. We spent more time climbing over rocks or through tiny passageways. You could probably pass up this activity and still be happy. Unfortunately, a lot of the bats have been disturbed by so many tourists that their numbers in this cave are dwindling.

Thank ayarbro
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Hired a local guide and spent about 30 minutes exploring the cave. Flashlights are a must, but the guide will provide them. Lots of creatures to see: spiders, frogs and, naturally, bats. we even saw an orangutan hanging around up in the trees. Take your time here, step very carefully. Rocks are slippery and wet. It would take a major rescue effort to carry someone out of here. Not recommended for older people, or overweight/out of shape people. Small crawl spaces. Watch your head.

Thank RTWtraveler213
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We went to the Bat Cave one afternoon in late January. We walked from the main area in Bukit Lawang and followed the signs for the Bat Cave, which took 20-30 minutes. When we got to the Cave, there was an unofficial guide there; we decided to go with him, which cost 15 rupiah each, but it was worth it, as the walk is harder than we imagined! It requires climbing across rocks and takes 20-30 mins each way. It is warm in there, so that makes it more challenging. It's peaceful though and you get to see hundreds of bats. It's well worth the visit.

Thank Travelling164
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Take a guide to the Bat Cave.You'll see more (the passage ways connecting the caves are difficult to find), the cost is cheap and the walk there is longer and trickier than the guide books suggest.

Thank travellingprendas
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