13D/12N EXPLORE SUMATARA
MEDAN – TANGKAHAN – BUKIT LAWANG – LAKE TOBA – BUKITTINGGI TOUR PLUS.
DAY 01ARRIVAL IN MEDAN (Tiara Hotel/Asean Int Hote / Grand Angkasa Htl)
Upon arrival at Polonia airport pick up by our tour guide and then Transfer to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure.
DAY 02 MEDAN – CITY TOUR – TANGKAHAN ( MEGA INN)
After breakfast city tour visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Chinese temple and then drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Batang Serangan. Afternoon arrival at Tangkahan check in MEGA INN
DAY 03 TANGKAHAN – ELEPHAN SAFARI & RIVER SAFARI. B
After breakfast walking to the starting point for Elephant riding, where you may join with the Mahout during washing the Elephant, after washing the Elephant you can ride the Elephant trough the river and jungle, the elephant riding will take about 01 hour. After riding the elephant take a short rest and then enjoying tubing trough the river and then stop will be made at Fantastic Buluh Waterfall where you may enjoy the waterfall where you can take nature shower and then you can enjoy sun bathing and swimming on the river. Afternoon arrival at the village you can get in touch with local people, where you can see the daily activities of the local people and then return to guest house by walking for overnight.
DAY 04 TANGKAHAN – BUKIT LAWANG BY Jeep (Bukit Lawang Cottage / Rindu Alam).
After breakfast leave Tangkahan for Bukit Lawang by Jeep passing plantation and jungle road, on the way stop at Plantation and several interesting places such as school, palm oil factory and for enjoying the panorama and witness the activities of the local people. Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang check in to hotel.
DAY 05 BUKIT LAWANG – TRACKING. B
After breakfast walking through the bank of the river and then crossing the river by traditional canoe and then continue climbing up to the jungle to see Orang Uran on their feeding time, after feeding time of Orang Utan walking deeper inside the jungle where the posibility to see several kinds of flora and fauna at Tropical rain foret, the tracking will take about 3 hours, after tracking return back to hotel. Afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang where you can also walking to the village around the hotel
DAY 06 BUKIT LAWANG – BRASTAGI. (Grand Mutiara Htl / Sinabung Htl)
After breakfast drive to Brastagi on the way stop at Sembahe River, passing Sibolangit, and arrival at Brastagi visiting fruit market, Batak Karo Church and Gundaling Hill. Afternoon check in to hotel.
DAY 07: BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR. (Silintong Htl / Toledo Inn )B
After breakfast drive to Samosir, on the way visit Batak Karo traditional village at Dokan, stop at Sipiso-piso waterfall, visiting “Rumah Bolon” (Long House) the old Palace of Batak Simalungun Kings and stop at Simarjarunjung to enjoy the fantastic view of Lake Toba. Arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat, arrival at Samosir Island check in to hotel.
DAY 08 : SAMOSIR – EXCURISON BY CAR. B
After breakfast excursion on Samosir Island by car, visiting several Batak Toba traditional villages :
- Ambarita : To see stone chairs and table stone the old meeting place of Sialagan Kings.
- Simanindo : To see Batak Toba traditional dance and museum.
- Pangururan : To see the view of Lake Toba and Hot springs water.
- Tomok : To see the old tomb of Sidabutar Kings
along On this trip also possible to stop at school to see the activities of young children in the school, visiting the village where the people make traditional hand weaving.+ stop also at scenic places like the graves! Afternoon return back to hotel
DAY 09 : SAMOSIR – SIPIROK. ( Tor Sibohi Htl) B
After breakfast crossing back to Parapat and arrival at Parapat drive to Sipirok, on the way stop at Pineapple, clove, and coffee plantation and visiting traditional market at Balige Sigur-gur and Sipoholon Hot Springs. Before arrival at Sipirok, enjoy the nature by walking at the bank of Sarulla river, the rice terrace and arrival at Sipirok check in to hotel.
DAY 10 : SIPIROK – BUKITTINGGI (Royal Denai Htl / Pusako Htl) B
Leave Sipirok for Bukittinggi by passing rain tropical forest of Rimba Panti and stop will be made to see the attraction of monkey picking up the coconut. Visit pepper, vanilla, cardamon and cinnamon garden, and crossing the equator line at Bonjol, afternoon arrival at Bukittinggi the charming towns of Minangkabau directly check in to hotel.
DAY 11.BUKITTINGGI – MINANGKABAU TOUR. B.
After breakfast drive to Batu Sangkar via Tabek Patah, on the way stop at Rao-Rao to visit Minangkabau traditional village and stop to see traditional village and stop to see traditional coffee milling, arrival at Batu Sangkar drive to Pagaruyung to visit the duplicate of the Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom, afternoon return to Bukittinggi via Padang Panjang and visit Pandai Sikat village to see Minangkabau traditional hand weaving and wood carving, arrival at Bukittinggi visiting city tour visiting Sianok canyon, fort De Kock, Museum and Market. Afternoon return to hotel.
DAY 12.VILLAGE TOUR BY BICYCLE.B
Drive from Hotel about 45 minutes to a village called Koto Baru where you start bicycle passing small road to several villages on the slope of Merapi Mountain where it is a nice spot to enjoy the fantastic view, where you can see the town of Bukittinggi, rice field terrace and visiting place where people working on making knife, axe, swords etc traditionally.
Stop will be made at coffee shop in the villages where you can get contact with local people during drinking coffee, tea etc and even it is possible to visit the house of local people or try working on the rice field with farmers.
The bicycle tour will be finish in the afternoon when you are arrival at your hotel, after take a rest you may enjoy swimming at your hotel.
DAY 13. BUKITTINGGI – PADANG / AIRPORT. B
After brekfast drive to Padang via Anay Valley, on the way stop at Anai Water Fall, arrival at Padang directly transfer to Airport.
PRICE INCLUDED :
Accommodation based on twin sharing room at above mentioned hotels, private air-conditioned car / tourist coach, daily breakfast, tours, transfer, entrance fee, Elephant riding at Tangkahan (01 hour), Jeep (Tangkahan – Bukit Lawang), tracking at Bukit Lawang (03 hours), bicycle trip at Bukittinggi, English speaking tour guide.
Air fares, airport taxes, insurance, donation, tips and all personal gratuities.