Sumatra Overland: Sample Package Tour
TOUR CODE : IGA – 428
DAY 01: AIRPORT – HOTEL (Le Polonia Hotel /Emerald Garden Hotel / Similar)
Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport Medan, pick up by our tour guide and then transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting Sultan Place, Grand Mosque, Chinese Temple and Kesawan Area “ the old center of Medan city” afternoon return back to hotel
DAY 02: MEDAN – BUKIT LAWANG (Bukit Lawang Cottages / Rindu Alam Hotel) (B)
After breakfast drive to Bukit Lawang, on the way stop at Rubber and Oil-Palm plantation, arrival at Bukit Lawang check-in to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure.
DAY 03: BUKIT LAWANG – TRACKING (B)
After breakfast walking to the jungle to start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National Park with their flora and fauna, there is possibility to see Orang Utan on their own habitat and other kind of animal such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This tracking will take about 03 hours, after tracking return 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 04: BUKIT LAWANG – BRASTAGI (Sinabung Hills /Sibayak Intl Hotel /Grand Mutiara Hotel) (B)
After breakfast drive to Brastagi , on the way stop at Sembahe River, passing Sibolangit, and arrival at Brastagi visiting Lhumbini Park with its duplicate of Shwedagon pagoda, then visit fruit market, and Gundaling Hill. Afternoon check-in to hotel.
DAY 05: SIBAYAK VOLCANO CLIMBING (B)
An early morning drive to the slope of Sibayak volcano and then hike up (about 3 hrs to go and back) to the summit of Gunung Sibayak will reward you with sweeping views of the surrounding volcano landscape. The volcano is high in geothermal activity with fuming vents spewing out crystalline sulphur which was mined on a small scale in the past. There is a beautiful heart shaped crater lake where love wordings have been formed by visitors using the volcanic rocks. Arrival at the peak of Sibayak volcano enjoying sun rise on the peak of Sibayak volcano and then time for making pictures of the crater spurting out sulfur smoke and then Descend to the volcano base via other side of the volcano and take a dip in one of the hot spring pools to refresh yourself. Visit the vegetables, fruits and flowers markets and savour one of its most famous produce – Markisa (passion fruits) and then return to hotel.
DAY 06: BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR / LAKE TOBA (Toledo Inn / Tabo Cottages / Samosir Villas Resort) (B)
After breakfast drive to Parapat , on the way visit Batak Karo traditional village at Dokan, stop at Sipiso-piso waterfall, Rumah Bolon (Long house) the old palace of Batak Simalungun Kings and Simarjarunjung to see the view of Lake Toba, upon arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat arriavl at Samosir check in to hotel.
DAY 07: MOTOR BIKE TOUR (B)
Today your guide will accompany you to explore Samosir Island by motor bike, where you can visit several Batak Toba traditional village, such us :
– Ambarita : To see old stone chair and tables, the meeting place of former Sialagan Kings.
– Simanindo : To see Batak Toba museum and Batak Toba traditional Dance.
– Pangururan : To see the fantastic view of Lake Toba and hotsprings.
– Tomok : To see Old stone Grave of Sidabutar Kings.
As while on the route you can see the daily activities of local people such as working on rice field, hand weaving, visit the school where young student study on that school and also possible to see traditional ceremony such as wedding party or funeral. Afternoon return back to hotel.
DAY 08: SAMOSIR – FREE (B)
Today is a free time to relax, swimming, sun bathing or walking around the villages and still possible to take a Boat trip (Optional Tour )
DAY 09: SAMOSIR – SIPIROK (Tor Sibohi Hotel) (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 the day enjoy the nature by walking at the bank of Sarulla river, the ricefiled terraces and arrival at Sipirok check in to hotel.
DAY 10: SIPIROK – BUKITTINGGI (Royal Denai Hotel / Pusako Hotel) (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 town of Minangkabau people – directly check in to hotel.
DAY 11: BUKITTINGGI – MINANGKABAU TOUR (B)
After breakfast drive to Batusangkar via Tabek Patah, on the way stop at Rao-Rao to visit Minangkabau traditional village and stop to see traditional coffee milling, arrival at Batusangkar drive to Pagaruyung to visit the duplicate 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 12: BUKITTINGGI – PUNCAK LAWANG TRACKING – BUKITTINGGI (B)
After breakfast drive to Punacak Lawang , on the way stop at Koto Gadang village to see traditional silver-work and arrival at Puncak Lawang tracking to Minjau via Lawang jungle on the way down to Lake Maninjau enjoying the nature of tropical forest with the possibility to see Macaque, black gibbon, birds and the flora and fauna, arrival at Maninjau take a rest at coffee shop or restaurant as while as enjoying the Lake, afternoon drive back to Bukittinggi via Fastastic road with its 44 hairpins curves.
DAY 13: VILLAGE TOUR BY BICYCLE (B)
After breakfast drive to Panampuang village, it will take about 30 minutes driving from your hotel in Bukittinggi, arrival at Panampuang village visiting traditional embroidery and then start the trip with bicycle to explore the villages where you will stop at rice field to see the farmer working on rice field traditionally during planting the rice or harvest time, you may also try and join with the farmer during working at rice field, then continue by bicycle to visit school in the village and keep in touch with local peoples in the village during their daily activities such as making traditional handy craft or snack, you can also stop at coffee shop in the village to try traditional coffee and get in touch with the villagers at coffee shop, since coffee shop is used by the villagers for social contact. Afternoon return to hotel in Bukittinggi.
DAY 14: BUKITTINGGI – PADANG / AIRPORT (B)
After brekfast drive to Padang via Anai Valley, on the way stop at Anai Waterfall, arrival at Padang directly transfer to Airport.
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