SUMATERA OVERLAND TOUR


8D/7N Amazing Sumatera Overland Tour

DAY 01      Medan – Bukit  Lawang / Bahorok
Upon arrival, welcome service by our guide, snack box and daily mineral water will wait in the bus . City tour to visit Maimoon Palace and Buddhist Temple. Then drive westward to Bahorok passing sumatra`s palm oil and rubber plantation with countryside landscape. Arrive in Bukit Lawang, check – in to a simple lodge for overnite. Rest of day is at leisure.   

DAY 02    Visit Orang Utan – Berastagi
Morning, walk along the riverbank to the crossing point and across the river by small canoe to Orang Utan rehabilitation center. Then hike up the hill through Sumatra rain forest untill the feeding site of Orang Utan. Enjoy your time by exploring the activity of Orang Utan during feeding time. After the visit, walk back to your hotel preparing yourself to leaveBahorok. Then drive to Brastagi. Enroute, visit Peceran where a village with a number of traditional houses that are still being used. Arrive in Brastagi check-in to hotel for overnite stay.{B}

DAY 03    Berastagi – Samosir Island
Leave Brastagi for Parapat a famous lake resort lies on the east shore of Lake Toba. Enroute visit the slender Sipiso-piso waterfall which 120 from the north side of lake toba . Then continue to Pematang purba to see the long house at pematang purba kingdom at the ancient time, then stop at Simarjarunjung hill for Lake toba panorama to taste the ginger tea and fried banana (own acount). Arrive in Parapat, across the lake by ferry boat to reach Samosir island.{B}

DAY 04    Samosir Excursion tour
After breakfast, observe the Samosir island cruise by ferry boat. Enroute, visit Ambarita to see an old village of Batak with its ancient megalithic furniture. Then, drive to Simanindo to see folk dance performance of Batak people, children learning in school and other activities of Batak. Before returning to your hotel, visit Tomok to see the grave complac of king sidabutar in the afternon enjoy your time to walk around tuk-tuk or swim in the clearly of lake toba.{B}

DAY 05    Samosir – Sipirok / Padang Sidempuan
Cross back the lake to reach Parapat. Continue drive to Sipirok/Sidempuan with stop at Jangga Dolok to see Batak traditional village and walk along the rice field to meet the local people for observing their activities. Proceed to pineapple farm and Balige traditional market with its richly ornamented market building. Then winding along the road from Tarutung to Sipirok. Stop for overnite in Sipirok / Padang Sidempuan.{B} 

DAY 06    Sipirok / Padang Sidempuan – Bukit Tinggi
The journey today is rather long but worth while to exhibits the inner part of Sumatra. The scenery of mountains, rivers, valleys and traditional villages will relieve you from your weariness. Stop at Aek Sijornih waterfall with beautiful surrounding and Sihepeng botanical garden planted with various spicy trees such as pepper, cinnamon, clove, etc. Visit a unique moslem school. Then mark down your time while passing by equator line monument in Bonjol. Continue to the most charming town, the heart of Minangkabau highland and center of matrilineal society, Bukittinggi for overnite.{B}  

DAY 07    Minangkabau Highland Tour
Fullday tour to exlore the beauty and cultural aspects of Minangkabau Highland, visiting the landmark of Bukittinggi – Jam Gadang (Clock Tower), the uniqueness of local market, Fort De Kock, Ngarai Sianok or a grand kenyon. Continue to visit Pandai Sikat – a village famous with its hand weaving and wood carving industry. Travel further to Pagaruyung palace, a site of ancient Minangkabau Kingdom where women ruled in matrilineal society. Before returning to hotel visiting traditional coffee milling at Sungai Tarab. Drive back to Bukittinggi for overnite.{B}

DAY 08    Bukit Tinggi – Airport
After breakfast, leave Bukittinggi on a two – hour journey for airport. Enroute stopover at 

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