Grand Tour for 19 DAYS / 18 Nights to Experience Nature & Beauty of Sumatra from Sumatra Tours
DAY 01.AIRPORT – HOTEL / CITY TOUR. (BEST WESTERN ASEAN / SIMILAR)
Arrival at Polonia Airport transfer to hotel and then city tour by visiting Great Mosque, Sultan Palace, Chinese Temple and market afternoon return back to hotel.
DAY 02 : MEDAN – TANGKAHAN ( BAMBOO RIVER GUEST HOUSE). B,L,D
After breakfast drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Tanjung Pura, on the way visit several villages where you can see the daily activities of local people, arrival at Tangkahan (A Part of Leuser National Park) check In to simple Guest House. Afternoon free at own leisure or walking around the area of the hotel, at the Bank of the river and the possibility to see the Elephant washing at the river.
DAY 03 : ELEPHANT SAFARI + RIVER SAFARI .B,L,D
After breakfast walking to the Bank of the River and then by Elephant walking to the jungle, passing and crossing the river and the possibility to see several kind of flora and fauna in the rain tropical forest. After lunch explore the river by traditional wooden canoe, where it is also the time to see local people catching fishes at the river and afternoon return back to hotel.
DAY 04 : TANGKAHAN – BUKIT LAWANG ( BUKIT LAWANG COTTAGE)
After breakfast drive to Bukit Lawang, on the way stop at several plantation for rubber, cocoa and palm oil, arrival at Bukit Lawang check in to hotel and afternoon free at own leisure.
DAY 05 : VISIT ORANG UTAN – BRASTAGI (BRASTAGI COTTAGE)
After breakfast walking to the jungle by crossing th e river with traditional canoe then tracking to the feeding site of Orang Utan to see the Orang Utan on their feeding time. After feeding time return back to hotel and then continue drive Brastagi arrival at Brastagi check in to hotel
DAY 06 : BRASTAGI – TOUR
After breakfast city tour in Brastagi visiting several Batak Karo traditional house, fruit market and Gundaling hill. It is also possible to climb Sibayak Volcano (Optional).
DAY 07 : BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR ( SILINTONG / TOLEDO INN)
After breakfast drive to Parapat on the way visit 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 08 : MOTOR BIKE TOUR
After breakfast you may choose to explore Samosir Island “ The Area of Batak Toba people” by Motor Cycle to the Top of Samosir Hill to see Small Lake at the Top of the Hill called Sidahoni Lake, where of the way visiting several Batak Toba village, to see the activities of local people such us visiting children on the school, visiting the village where the local people make traditional hand weaving and other activities. When you prefer tracking, our tour guide will accompany tracking to the jungle on Samosir Island with the possibility to stop at several villages.Afternoon return to hotel.
DAY 09 : SAMOSIR FREE AT OWN LEISURE
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 10 : SAMOSIR – SIPIROK. ( TOR SIBOHI HTL)
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 rice terrace and arrival at Sipirok check in to hotel.
DAY 11 : SIPIROK – BUKITTINGGI (DENAI HOTEL/ PUSAKO HTL)
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 12. BUKITTINGGI – CITY TOUR – HARAU VALLEY
After breakfast drive to Payakumbuh and visiting Harau Valley with its Echo, rice field terrace, traditional village and then back to Bukittinggi visiting Sianok Canyon , Fort De Kock, Museum and Market. Afternoon return back to hotel. Evening enjoy traditional Minangkabau Dance and traditional music performance.
DAY 13 : BUKITTINGGI MINANGKABAU TOUR
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 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 14 : BUKITTINGGI – EXPLORE LOCAL PEOPLE ACTIVITIES
After breakfast visit several village to see how the local people on their daily activities, such as planting the rice on rice field, and farmer working on their field which help by water buffalo, and even experience the local people during harvest time. On this day will provide traditional fried tapioca or fried banana as your snack cooked at the house of local people.“Afternoon watching traditional buffalo fighting”
DAY 15 : BUKITTINGGI – PUNCAK LAWANG TRACKING – MANINJAU (P.PANJANG) HTL)
After breakfast drive to Puncak Lawang, on the way stop at Koto Gadang village to see traditional silver work and arrival at Puncak Lawang tracking to Maninjau via Lawang jungle on the way down to Lake Maninjau enjoying coffee break at traditional coffee shop in the jungle, during the tracking the opportunity to walk at the bank of rice field and village.Upon arrival at Maninjau check in to hotel.
Day 16 : Maninjau – Padang – Sikuai. (Pusako Sikuai Resort)
After breakfast drive to Padang via Pariaman with stop at Artha beach and arrival at Padang visit Muara beach and then transfer to Bungus Harbour for ferry to Sikuai Island.
Day 17 : Leisure at Sikuai Resort
After breakfast free at own leisure for Swimming, Sun Bathing, Walking, or cycling around the small Island of Sikuai.
Day 18 : Boat Tour to Islands
After breakfast by boat tour to Pulau Sirandah wich is very famous for it sea garden and then continue the trip to Pulau Marak . Pulau Marak is a small Island with it white sandy beach and this area now use as a place for conservation of the “Siamang” (Black Gibbon). During your visit to this island we will bring you to see the are of Black Gibbon Conservation. Afternoon return back to Sikuai Island , but if you like fishing, you can enjoy fishing on several small Island .
Day 19 : Sikuai – Padang / Airport
After breakfast transfer by boat to Bungus harbour and then by car drive to Tabing Airport for your flight to next destination.
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