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12 Days North West Sumatra Overland Tour

DAY 01: ARRIVAL MEDAN – CITY TOUR

FUNtastic 12 days 11 Nights Overland Sumatra Tour PackageArrive at Kuala Namu International Airport. Welcome by our driver / tour guide then transfer to Medan for a city tour by visiting remaining Malay, Chinese and Dutch colonial architecture buildings like; Maimoon Palace the palace of the Sultan of Deli which was built in 1888 and the Great Mosque. Overnight stay in Medan.

Hotel:  Santika 4* / Grand Serela 4* /  Emerald Garden 4* in Medan

 

DAY 02: MEDAN – BUKIT LAWANG (B)

bukit-lawang-2After breakfast, drive to Bukit Lawang the conservation of the Orang Utans located in Gunung Leuser National Park through by landscape with vast view of palm oil and rubber plantation. En-route it’s possible to stops at of rubber, oil palm and cacao plantations with some countryside landscape (optional). Arrive in Bukit Lawang, check in hotel. 2 overnight stay in Bukit Lawang.

Hotel: Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or Batu Mandi Guesthouse or Sam Bungalow or similar.

 

 

DAY 03: BUKIT LAWANG –  JUNGLE TREKKING @GUNUNG LEUSER NATIONAL PARK incl. Lunch (B,L)

Bukit Lawang Orang Utan Tour PackageAfter breakfast, start for a 6 hours jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park to see the wildlife.  This involves a walk through the jungle to explore the park. Steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you the excitement of the rainforest. In this tropical primary rainforest, you can see the varieties of birds, butterflies, siamang (long arm apes), different kinds of reptiles The rest is your own program, you can swim or take a beautiful walk to the local village nearby.

Hotel: Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or Batu Mandi Guesthouse or Sam Bungalow or similar.

 

DAY 04: BUKIT LAWANG – BRASTAGI HIGHLAND (B)

Shwedagon pagoda replica at Taman Alam LumbiniBreakfast at hotel, depart to Brastagi highland via Medan and Sembahe village. On the way you will stop at Shwedagon pagoda Replica at Taman Alam Lumbini. Brastagi is the mountain resort where you can visit Gundaling hill to see the two active volcanoes in Brastagi: Sibayak (2.172 m) and Sinabung (2.417 m). Then visit fruits market which has many fruit, vegetables and flowers.  Check in hotel. Overnight stay in Brastagi.

Hotel: Mikie Holidays Resort 4* / Sinabung Hill Resort 4* / Grand Mutiara 4* in Brastagi

 

 

 

DAY 05: BRASTAGI – PARAPAT – SAMOSIR ISLAND (B)

Sipiso Piso WaterfallBreakfast at hotel, drive to Lake Toba via mountain resort with it’s refreshing weather and magnificent scenery which has an abundance of flowers, vegetables and fruits. Enroute stop at Sipiso-Piso waterfall to see the magnificent 110 metres and an extraordinary view of Lake Toba from the north side. Next stop is the ancient King’s Palace of Batak Simalungun / Rumah Bolon and Simarjarunjung to enjoy ginger tea and   fried bananas (own personal expenses). Arrive at Parapat, a town on the shore of Serene Lake Toba. You cruise Lake Toba by ferry boat about 45 minutes. Check-in hotel. 2 overnight stays on Samosir island.

Hotel: Tabo Cottages / Toba Village Inn / Toledo Inn / Carolina Cottages on Samosir island

 

 

DAY 06: SAMOSIR ISLAND – EXCURSION (B)

Simanindo Samosir Island North Sumatra IndonesiaAfter breakfast at hotel, it’s time to explore this magnificent island by visiting Tomok Village to see the ancient tomb of king Sidabutar, then visit Ambarita village to see the famous stone chairs & execution place of King Siallagan. The last visit is Simanindo to enjoy the Bataks traditional ritual dances of the Bataks Tribe. The rest is your own program, you can take a beautiful walk or ride a bicycle (optional) or take a rest in hotel.

Hotel: Tabo Cottages / Toba Village Inn / Toledo Inn / Carolina Cottages on Samosir island

 

 

DAY 07 : PARAPAT/SAMOSIR ISLAND – PADANG SIDEMPUAN (B)

Sipoholon Spring WaterBreakfast at hotel. Then you cross back to Parapat where you depart for Padang Sidempuan. You will drive along the southern shores of lake Toba with its rice fields and Batak kings’ graves through the Toba highlands. Stop at Coffee, Clove, and pineapple plantation and Sipoholon Hot springs. You may also stop at the bank of Sarulla river near the nice view of rice terrace where you can do short walk. Early in the evening arrive in Padang Sidempuan. Check in hotel. Overnight stay in Padang Sidempuan

Hotel: Mega Permata (the best one)

 

DAY 08 : PADANG SIDEMPUAN – BUKIT TINGGI MINANGKABAU HIGH LAND (B)

Bukit TinggiBreakfast at hotel leave Padang Sidempuan for Bukittinggi the Minangkabau highlands brings you again right through the Bukit Barisan mountain ridge of Sumatra. It is an impressive tour in which you drive through a wall of tropical rain forest. On the way you will stop at Sihepeng to see the atraction of mongkey picking up the coconut and pepper, vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon garden. Then passing rain tropical forest of Rimba Panti and crossing equator line at Bonjol. In the evening arrive at Bukittinggi the charming town of Minangkabau tribe. check in to hotel. 2 overnight stays in Bukittinggi.

Hotel: Novotel The Hills 4* / Grand Rocky 4* / Hotel Denai 3* in Bukittinggi

DAY 09: BUKITTINGGI – MANINJAU EXCURSIONS (B)

Danau ManinjauAfter breakfast you drive to Maninjau, on the way stop at Koto Gadang village to see traditional silver work. From there by the car for departure to the mysterious lake Maninjau, descending to the lake via the road with forty four curves. The lake is clean and excellent for fishing. In the afternoon you drive back to Bukittinggi.

Hotel: Novotel The Hills 4* / Grand Rocky 4* / Hotel Denai 3* in Bukittinggi

 

 

 

 

DAY 10: BUKITTINGGI – MINANGKABAU EXCURSIONS – HARAU (B)

Rumah GadangAfter breakfast at the hotel, Bukittinggi City Tour visiting Sianok Canyon, remnants of Fort De Kock, the Museum and Pasar Atas (Upper Market) for shopping. Then leaving for covering visits to the ancient Minangkabau Royal Palace in Pagaruyung, Then visit Ngarai Sianok (karbouwengat). Then go to the beautiful handwoven cloth and exquisite woodcarving at Pandai Sikek Village, famous for its weaving & woodcarving crafts. Late afternoon drive to Payakumbuh and Our next destination is the Harau nature reserve, famous for its huge rock formations, delightful butterflies, rice field terrace, traditional village. Check in hotel. Overnight stay in Harau.

Hotel: Abdi Homestay (simple lodge)

 

 

DAY 11 : HARAU – PADANG (B)

PadangBreakfast at hotel. Free program in Harau. Hereafter continue drive to Padang via the beautiful Anai valley with the Anai waterfall. Arrive in Padang, check in hotel. Overnight stay in Padang.

Hotel : Pangeran Beach 4* / Grand Zuri 4* in Padang

 

 

 

DAY 12 : PADANG – DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning is free program until you will be fetched and transferred to the airport to catch you flight to next destination. Tour Ends.

 

Tour Included

  • Transportation in comfortable air conditioned Deluxe car incl. fuel as per itinerary
  • 11 overnights accommodation in above hotels mentioned based on TWN/DBL/TRIPLE
  • Daily breakfast
  • Driver, his meals and accommodation costs
  • Licensed Tour Guide (English/French/Dutch/Italian/Spanish/German speaking guide) for group of 10 pax – up Or depends on demand
  • 6 hours jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang with professional local guide incl. Lunch
  • Return ferry cost Parapat – Samosir island
  • Entrance and parking fees as per program above
  • Daily Mineral water

 

Tour Not included

  • Personal expenses such as: meals (lunch & dinner), soft drinks, snacks, souvenirs, laundry, minibar, telephone, etc.
  • Air tickets & airport tax
  • Donations and tipping driver/tour guide
  • Insurance & donation
  • Hotel High Season Surcharge
  • Any optional program

 

 

 

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