21 DAYS “ PEARL” MEDAN – PALEMBANG TOUR
Tour Code : GAI-NEW PEARLS
DAY 1.AIRPORT – HOTEL ( Tiara Htl / Asean Int Htl / Grand Angkasa Htl)
Upon arrival at Polonia Airport then transfer to hotel.
DAY 2.MEDAN – CITY TOUR. B
After breakfast city tour visiting Sultan Palace, Grate Mosque, Chinese temple, Kesawan area (The old center of Medan twon), afternoon massage.
DAY 3.MEDAN – BUKIT LAWANG ( Bukit Lawang Cottage / Rindu Alam)
After breakfast drive to Bohorok on the way stop at Plam oil and rubber plantation, upon arrival at Bohorok check in to hotel.
DAY 5.BUKIT LAWANG – BRASTAGI (Grand Mutiara Htl / Similar) B.
After breakfast drive to Brastagi with stop at Sembahe river, arrival at Brastagi visiting fruit market, and Gundaling Hill. Afternoon check in to hotel.
DAY 6 BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR . ( Silintong Hotel / Toledo Inn / Pandu Lake Side ) B
After breakfast driver to Parapat via Japanese road with stop Batak Karo traditional village in Dokan, visit Sipiso-piso waterfall, Rumah Bolon ( Long house ) the old palace of Batak Simalungun Kings and then continue the trip via nostalgia road to Pematang Siantar with passing tea plantation, arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat and arrival at Samosir check in to hotel.
DAY 7 SAMOSIR TOUR. B
After breakfast you will have a choice for excursion on Samosir Island by Motor Bike or Car,the trip will visit to :
- Ambarita Village to see stone chair and table stone the execution and meeting place of Sialagan Kings.
- Simanindo to see Batak Toba traditional dance (Sigale-gale dance) and visit Batak Museum.
- Pangururan : To see hot water springs and nice view of Lake Toba.
- Tomok : To see the old grave of Sidabutar Kings.
During the excursion on Samosir island will see several Batak Toba village with the daily activities of local people.
After noon return back to hotel
DAY 8 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 to see the last view of Lake Toba and Sipoholon Hot Springs. Before arrival at Sipirok,enjoy the nature by walking at the bank of Sarulla river and passing fantastic view with rice terrace and jungle. Arrival at Sipirok check in to hotel.
DAY 9. 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 10 BUKITTINGGI MINANGKABAU TOUR. B
After breakfast drive to Batusangkar via Pandai Sikat to see traditional hand weaving and wood carving, take a nice route via the village of Koto Baru with a nice view to the rice field and Singkarak Lake, on this day you will see the daily life of Minangkabau people daily life, arrival at Batusangkar drive to Pagaruyung to see duplicate of the Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom at Pagaruyung, afternoon drive back to Bukittinggi via Tabek Patah, on the way visit Minangkabau traditional village at Rao-Rao and traditional coffee milling with traditional weals water power.
Arrival at Bukittinggi back to hotel.
DAY 11 BUKITTINGGI CITY TOUR – COOKING LESSON. B, D
After breakfast city tour visiting Sianok canyon with its Japanese tunnel, fort De Kock, Museum, market with its Jam Gadang ” Big Ben Tower”. Then shopping for preparation of cooking lesson where you will experience what to buy and how is the transaction made at traditional market. After all of the material for cooking complete you will take to local people house where you will teach and experience how to cook Indonesia food and special Minangkabau traditional food. Dinner will provide at local people house with the all cooked during the lesson.
DAY 12 BUKITTINGGI – BANGKO (Permata Htl ) B
After breakfast drive to Bangko, on the way passing Lake Singkarak, Sungai Dareh river, rain tropical forest and town of Muara Bungo. Arrival at Bangko check in to hotel.
DAY 13 VISITING KUBU PRIMITIVE TRIBE. B
After breakfast drive to Bukit Dua Belas national park for about two hours drive and than tracking to the jungle to get in touch with the primitive Kubu Tribe, you will experience how is the primitive Kubu people living nomanden in the jungle, earn their food from the wild jungle such as hunting the animals, collect fruits from the jungle or fishing from the river. Afternoon return back to hotel.
DAY 14 BANGKO – LUBUK LINGGAU. ( Royal / Lintas Htl) B
After breakfast drive to Lubuk Linggau via Surolangun, on the way stop at Surolangun river, witness the daily life of local people in their village, and visit traditional market, arrival at Lubuk Linggau check in to hotel.
DAY 15 LUBUK LINGGAU – BENGKULU ( Grage Horison Htl) B
After breakfast depart to Bengkulu, on the way visit curup village with it fresh weather and stop will be made in the jungle to see Raflesia Flower ( It is only possible when the flower blooming). Afternoon arrival at Bengkulu check in to hotel.
DAY 16 BENGKULU TOUR. B
After breakfast city tour in Bengkulu visit the old Marlborough Fort, Panjang and Nala Beach, Soekarno House, market,museum, afternoon return back to hotel.
DAY 17 BENGKULU – LAHAT ( Cendrawasih / Selero Htl ) B
After breakfast leave Bengkulu for Lahat, on the way will visit Pagar Alam area , on the way stop at several traditional market, villages and plantation, arrival at Pagar Alam explore several megalith stones and nice view of Dempo mountain with its tea plantation and then drive to Lahat, arrival at lahat check in to hotel
DAY 18 LAHAT – PALEMBANG. ( Swarnadwipa Htl ) B
After breakfast drive to Palembang, on the way visit Bukit Selero where you will see the elephant training camp, it is also possible to experience Elephant riding to the river ( Optional), another stop will be made at Muara Enim and Prabumulih, where the area of the oil mining in South Sumatra ( The exploration of the oil already starting during dutch time). Afternoon arrival at Palembang check in to hotel.
DAY 19 PALEMBANG TOUR. B
After breakfast city tour in Palembang, visiting Ampera bridge ( Al long brigde at Musi river, Sultan Mahmud Badarudin Museum, “Rumah Bari” (Palembang traditional house) and market.
DAY 20 MUSI RIVER TOUR. B
After breakfast by traditional motor boat tour excursion on Musi River where will see floating house and visit Kemaro Island, afternoon return to hotel.
DAY 21 DEPARTURE. B
After breakfast free at own leisure until time transfer to Airport.
Accommodation / Twin sharing, traditional massage in Medan, cooking lesson with dinner in Bukittinggi, tours, transfer, motor bike at Samosir island, entrance fee and English Speaking tour guide.
Air fare, airport taxes, insurance, donation, tips and all personal gratuities