8 DAYS / 7 NIGTHS AMAZING SUMATRA 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
DAY 08 Bukit Tinggi – Airport
After breakfast, leave Bukittinggi on a two – hour journey for airport. Enroute stopover at Anai Valley to enjoy and witness the beauty and greenery of Anai valley park and waterfall. End of service.
13 DAY / 12 NIGTHS SUMATRA OVERLAND TOUR
Day 01 : Airport – Hotel
upon arrival at kuala namu int airport transfer to hotel and afternoon free at own leisure.
Day 02 : Medan – Bukit lawang
after breakfast, city tour by visiting great mosque, sultan palace and crocodile farm, drive to bahorok, on the way stop at palm oil and rubber plantation with country side landscape. upon arrival at bukit lawang, transfer to bukit lawang cottage for overnight.rest of the day free to explore the resort and enjoy the natural atmosphere at the gunung leusure national park at the night free program.
Day 03 : Bukit lawang- Visit Orang Utan
after breakfast, walking to the jungle to see the orang utan by crossing the river with traditional canoe ang tracking to their feeding site to see the orang utan on their feeding time. after feeding time, return back to hotel or optional jungle track for two hours (extra charge for clients who decide for jungle tracking) at the night free program.
Day 04 : Bukit lawang – Berastagi
breakfast at hotel. drive to berastagi karo high land on the way stop at crocodile farm continue tovisit batak karo traditional village at peceran, and fruit and flower market next visit gundaling hill to see two active volcano such as sibayak and sinabung. afternoo check-in hotel. at the night free program.
Day 05 : Berastagi – Samosir
after break fast, drive to parapat enroute stop at sipiso-piso waterfall with 120 m from the north side of lake toba. then proceed to pematang purba to see the palace of king purba at the ancient time. enjoy the short break at simarjarunjung hill the high point of lake toba for viewing lake toba panorama to taste ginger tea with fried banana (own acount). proceed to parapat and upon arrival at parapat,cross the lake to samosir by ferry boat. check-in hotel. at the night free program.
Day 06 : Samosir Excursion
after break fast, observe the samosir island by ferry boat, enroute visit ambarita to see an old village of batak with 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 complexc of king sidabutar in the afternoon enjoy your time to walk around tuk-tuk or swim in the clearly of lake toba.
Day 07 : Samosir – Sipirok
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 08 : Sipirok – Bukittinggi
leave sipirok for bukittinggi by passing tropical rain 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, crossing the equator line at bonjol, afternoon arrival at bukittinggi the charming towns of minangkabau, directly check-in to hotel.
Day 09 : Bukittinggi – Minangkabau Tour
after breakfast, drive to batu sangkar via tabek patah, on the way stop at rao-rao to visit traditional minangkabau village and see traditional coffee milling, arrival at batu sangkar drive to pagaruyung to visit 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.
Day 10 : Bukittinggi – Maninjau
after breakfast, city tour by visiting sianok canyon with its japanese tunnel, fort de kock, museum and jam gadang (big ben) the landmark of bukittinggi and market, then drive to maninjau, on the way visiting koto gadang village to see traditional silver work and passing the funtastic 44 hairpin curve road, arrival at maninjau check-in to hotel.
Day 11 : Maninjau Free
today is your free time to swim on lake maninjau, walking or cycling around the lake.
Day 12 : Maninjau -Padang
after breakfast, drive to padang via pariaman with stop at artha beach and arrival at padang, visit muara beach and then check-in to hotel.
Day 13 : Hotel – Airport / Transfer
after breakfast, free at own leisure till transfer to airport.