SUMATRA TOUR PACKAGE
15 DAYS EXOTIC SUMATRA TOUR
DAY 1. MEDAN AIRPORT
Arrive in Medan, we will pick up you from the airport and transfer to Hotel located in the centre of Medan for overnight stay. Here you can rest after long journey, swim or walk in the nearby area.
DAY 2. MEDAN BUKITLAWANG (B)
In the morning you can do city tour in Medan. You can visit the beautiful mix architectures of Maimoon palace built in 1888 by the Sultan of Deli (former name of Medan) Sultan Mahmood Al Rashid. Then a visit to Grand Mosque "Mesjid Raya" built in 1906 where you can see its interesting ornaments, to Chinese and Hindu temples. As one of the most important cities during Dutch colonial time, you can see also colonial architectural touch in building likes: the Post office, the old City Hall, Central bank, etc. Before we depart to Bohorok we will make a short visit to Asam Kumbang crocodile farm. Here you can see crocodiles from different sizes and ages. In the afternoon we proceed to Bohorok/Bukit Lawang, the orangutans rehabilitation centre. The journey leads you past the scenic rubber and palm oil plantations.
DAY 3. BUKITLAWANG (B)
Walk for around 45 minutes at the side of Bohorok River to the orangutans feeding area. Prior to arrival at rehabilitation centre you have to cross the river by small wooden canoe. Then do a short climbing through the tropical rainforest at the slope of Mt. Leuser. Watching the official ranger feeds the orangutans. It is suggested to have comfortable sportive shoes.
DAY 4. BUKITLAWANG BRASTAGI (B)
After breakfast we depart to Brastagi via Medan. Brastagi is a mountain resort in the Karo Highland that surroundings with 2 active volcanoes, Sibayak and Sinabung. Before we arrive in hotel, you can also make a stop at fruits market.
DAY 5. BRASTAGI SAMOSIR ISLAND (B)
When drive to Samosir Island you will visit Dokan, a traditional Batak Karonese village. Here you can observe traditional houses of the tribe and the daily activities of the villagers. After that depart to Lake Toba. En route we can stops at the Sipiso piso waterfall with its splendid view over the lake Toba and restored of King Simalungun Palace at Pematang Purba. You can also make couple stops at pineapple, ginger and coffee plantations that belong to the local farmers. In the afternoon you will arrive in Parapat at the lake Toba, from where you embark the ferry to cross the lake to Samosir Island.
DAY 6. TOBA TOUR (B)
On this Island we will make excursion to several Batak Toba villages, First we visit Simanindo village where you can see a performance of traditional Batak Toba dances, then to Ambarita village where you can hear the interesting legend of its megalithic cultural objects and finally to the noble cemetery of King Sidabutar in Tomok. During the excursion you will have a chance to walk and see the way of life of the local Batak Toba tribe.
DAY 7. SAMOSIR SIPIROK (B)
Early morning we cross back the lake for Parapat. Then drive along the southern shores of Lake Toba with its lovely ricefields and huge Bataks graves. On the way you can make a stop at the traditional hand weaving village of Jangga Toru. Here local women make Ulos cloth still in traditional way. At noon we will arrive in Tarutung, centre of the Protestant Batak church. Thereafter we continue driving through the Bukit Barisan mountanical ridge until Sipirok.
DAY 8. SIPIROK BUKITTINGGI (B)
The journey today is rather long but worthwhile. It exhibits the inner part of Sumatra. The scenery of mountains, river valleys and traditional village will relive you from your weariness. Stop at Aek Sijornih to see waterfall drops among thousand coconut palm trees. Next, stop at botanical garden to see pepper, cinnamon, etc. Proceed to Panti nature reserve and the equator monument. Continue journey to the most charming town, the heart of Minangkabau Highland and the center of matrilineal society of west Sumatra.
DAY 9. MINANGKABAU TOUR (B)
Today we will make a sight seeing in Bukittinggi. Starting with Forth de Cock, situated on a strategic point of Bukittinggi. Then to the famous Sianok Valley "Ngarai Sianok", Japanese tunnel, museum, the colorful market and the traditional weaving village at Pandai Sikat. Afternoon free at your own program to scroll this pleasant and cool city of Bukittinggi.
DAY 10. MINANGKABAU TOUR (B)
After breakfast, we drive to Batu Sangkar via Tabek Patah, here you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of field rece and some of Minangkabau traditional village and next stop is Sungai Tarab to see traditional coffee mills still driven by water whells, arrival at Batusangkar is considered the centre of Minangkabau culture that has some historical remains of stone tablets with ancient Hindu script drive to Pagaruyung to visit the duplicate Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom, afternoon return to Bukittinggi via Padang Panjang and visit The Minangkabau cultural centre museum next stop is Pandai Sikat village to see Minangkabau traditional hand weaving and wood carving.
DAY 11. BUKITTINGGI LAKE MANINJAU (B)
Leave Bukittinggi to Koto Gadang the silver village of West Sumatra province. From Koto Gadang, we continue the tour to Embun pagi, a place to enjoy the fresh air mist and beautiful view over Lake Maninjau surrounded by green hills. You can also make a stop at Lawang village famous for its sugar cane products. The processing of sugar cane is still in traditional way. After that we descend to the lake Maninjau passing its 44 curves. Lake Maninjau is one of the most treasured and worth while place to visit in West Sumatra. The rest of the day free at your own leisure. You can walk to the surrounding areas, rest or swim in this beautiful calm and clean lake.
DAY 12. MANINJAU PADANG BUNGUS BEACH (B)
Today you go to Padang via the beautiful Anai valley with the Anai waterfall. The harbor city of Padang on the Indian Ocean is the economic centre of West Sumatra. On arrival there is a city tour and then leave for Bungus Beach for overnight.
DAY 13. BUNGUS BEACH PAGANG ISLAND. (B.L.D)
In the morning you will cross the sea by boat charter for 1 hour to Pagang Island, Here You can enjoy the heavenly surroundings on this Robinson Crusoe Island. You can snorkel over beautiful coral gardens. Snorkeling equipment and simple lunch will be provided by our guide in Pagang Island.
DAY 14. PAGANG ISLAND PADANG (B.L)
In the afternoon you will crossing back the sea for Bungus Beach then continue drive to Padang for an overnight.
DAY 15. PADANG.
Transfer to Airport for your next destination.