13D North and West Sumatra

13 Days – North Sumatera and West Sumatera Tour

Day 1 : Arrival Jakarta Stay 1 N at Jakarta
We will meet you at your arrival in Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta Airport
Lunch at Nice Restaurant at Ancol, Dinner at the hotel and check in hotel.
Hotel : Ibis Airport Hotel/ similar

Day 2 : Medan – Pick up from Kualanamu Airport- Bukit Lawang
We will drop you at Jakarta Airport for Kualanamu Medan Airport. Arrive at the Kuala Namu International Airport then our guide will greet you and drive you (4 or 5 H driving) to Bukit Lawang the observation point of the Orangutans located in Gunung Leuser National Park through by landscape with vast view of palm oil and rubber plantation. En-route stops at of rubber, oil palm and cacao plantations with some countryside landscape. Arrive in Bukit Lawang check in to Garden Inn or Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or similar.
Cottage : Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang/ Rindu Alam Hotel/ Garden Inn/similar

Day 3 : Orangutans Jungle Trek
After breakfast, start for two day trek to Leuser National Park to see Orangutan in their habitats and learn more about their life. In this trek is big possibility to see wild Orangutan and others animal, such as: White handed Gibbon, Black Siamang, Thomas Leaf monkey, Hornbill, and others wild animal. You can learn also about flora and fauna and learn about medical plants and their used from your guide. Back to the resort for lunch. The rest of the day you can just relaxes at your hotel or take a bath in the river.
For the age around 60-75, they can just relaxes at the hotel or they can take 2 hours trek.
Cottage : Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang/ Rindu Alam Hotel/ Garden Inn/similar

Day 4 : 1D trip Kayaking or Cooking Class and Becak tour

Option 1 : 1D trip Kayaking
We will discover the wildlife on the banks of the river by Kayak and have a swim amongst the local kids or just enjoy the sound of the jungle on this unique trips. We will have 2 options for kayaking, they are in Landak river or Bekail river (depends on the water level high).
In Landak River we have to cross the small bridge and drive 15 minutes through the Jungle. Once arrived we can start our amazing kayak trip. On the banks of the river, you can spot the Silver leave monkey, Tukans or Hornbill, and even the Monitor Lizard.
In Bekail River at Batu Katak we have to drive from Bukit Lawang, although it is not far the wildlife differs a lot. Here we can spot the black and white gibbons (Siamang) and see the Rafflesia (biggest flower in the world) growing wild. Our program consists of one hour trek upstream along the Bekail river, followed by tuberafting. After lunch, we start kayaking downstream until the end point where we are picked up.

Option 2 : Cooking Class and becak tour
If your hobby cooking and want to know whats in it, you can learn how to cook it at local together and you will be surprised how many kind of herbs are inside so every little bite is super delicious, healthy, authentic and tasty and you will enjoy the meals that you have cooked on your own at the end 🙂
After that you can do becak tour to the village to experience the local way of life for people, you can explore how locals live and work and get in touch with them.
Cottage : Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang/ Rindu Alam Hotel/ Garden Inn/similar

Day 5 : Tangkahan – Washing Elephant
The peaceful jungle retreat is located along the Kuala Buluh River next to the dense rainforest, just 2.5 hours far from Bukit Lawang driving on a bumpy road through Palm oil plantations and rural villages. It is the perfect place to lay back from strong traveling and spend a memorable time with seven rehabilitated adult Sumatran elephants and a few small calves.
Upon arrival we will visit the elephants and you have some time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Tangkahan, where two rivers meet. There is a small hot spring in the middle of the village, and you can maybe visit the Butterfly Beach. Lunch will be taken in a riverside guesthouse.
After lunch you can continue to relax, explore or swim in the rivers.
At 3:30 pm we will go to bath the elephants in the river, you can wash and touch the elephants as they share the cool flowing river water with you.
After washing elephants, we will drive you back to Bukit Lawang, arriving back at dinner time. Dinner will be at the Resort.
Cottage : Eco Lodge Bukit Lawang/ Rindu Alam Hotel/ Garden Inn/similar

Day 6 : Travel to Parapat for Lake Toba
We will check out at 07:00 am then drive to Parapat, the environment is beautiful as it always and after 9H driving or around 5:30 pm we will arrive in Parapat. Then we will take boat to Lake Toba which takes 45/60 min. Check in Hotel and relax at the hotel.
Hotel : Hotel Carolina, Parapat View Hotel, Danau Toba International Hotel/ similar

Day 7 : Lake Toba – Sipiso-piso waterfall
After breakfast we get ready for journey to Lake Toba, stop at Sipiso-piso waterfall and enjoy with spectacular view from the of the hill to see Lake Toba.
Then continue journey to Lake Toba, in the afternoon crossing to Samosir island, check in and stay overnight in Lake Toba.
Hotel : Tabo cottages, Toba Village inn, Horas Family Home/ similar

Day 8 : Samosir Island
The following morning after breakfast get ready for tour around Samosir island. Visit the Ambarita village afterward visit Simanindo for to see Batak museum and Batak traditional dance performance at 10:30 am, after that visit another village to see sarong/ulos maker or Batak blanket (hand made), here we will see the sigale-gale statue with legend, then visit the tomb of the king Sidabutar with legend of earing malela and other historical relics such as chairs and tables made of stone already hundreds of years old.

Hotel : Tabo cottages, Toba Village inn, Horas Family Home, Toledo Inn/ similar

Day 9 : Drive to Kualanamu, Medan airport for flight to Minangkabau International Airport – Bukittinggi
Breakfast at the hotel, we will check out the we will drive you for 6-7 hours to Medan airport for flight to Minangkabau Internation airport (1H). Lunch will be served on the way to the airport.
After meet our guide at the Minangkabau Internationa Airport we will driveThe journey starts towards Bukittinggi.
On the way, stop at the tourist attraction of Anai Valley Waterfall to enjoy the natural beauty around. Then toured to Minangkabau Village Padang Panjang to see the various relics of Minangkabau culture as well as listening to the history of local guide.
The tour continues to the village of Pandai Sikek, which has a very cool air and there is also a variety of vegetable gardens and various local handicrafts, such as Tenunan Songket Pandai Sikek and woodcarving.
If anyone is interested in tasting Satay Mak Syukur, may stop approximately 15 minutes and the journey continues to the city of Bukittinggi to visit the Sianok Gorge, Japanese Hole and Gadang Clock Bukittinggi with a cool atmosphere.
Then we will Check in hotel Grand Rocky Bukittinggi/ similar for rest and clean-up.

Before simple dinner we will see Minangkabau dance performance. Check in and free program

Hotel : Hotel Royal Denai Bukittinggi *3/ Hotel Grand Rocky Bukittinggi *4/ similar

Day 10 : Harau Valley Payakumbuh – Big Ben – Bukittinggi city

After breakfast at the hotel we will drive you directly to Kelok 9, the Fly Over which stretches between two nature reserves with Limapuluh Border of West Sumatera and Riau, with a length of 2.5 km.
Here you will enjoy the beautiful bridge surrounded by dense forest with fresh air. You can take pictures of nature scenery here as much. Then proceed to the Harau Valley Payakumbuh, enjoy the scenery of Nature with rocky cliffs with cool temperatures, as well as a steep waterfall, spend there about 20 minutes.
Tour continues to Tabek Patah area to Kiniko Coffee Factory, to enjoy the aroma of local artificial coffee and also other souvenirs.
Lunch at Pondok Flora restaurant (specified fresh grilled fish). Eat alongside the columns and paddy fields that stretched wide. Tour to Pagaruyung Batusangkar Palace (wearing Minangkabau custom costume, spend about 1 hour here.
Return to Bukittinggi city and enjoy the beautiful city of Bukittinggi with the Big Ben.
Dinner at Pondok Baselo Bukittinggi restaurant. Back to the hotel and free program.

Hotel : Hotel Royal Denai Bukittinggi *3/ Hotel Grand Rocky Bukittinggi *4/ similar

Day 11 : Traditional Market – Lake Maninjau – Lawang Hill

Breakfast and enjoy the hotel atmosphere while swimming in the pool. Shopping at Traditional Market at Pasar Atas, Bukittinggi. Back to hotel and check out. Lunch at Itiak Lado Ijau Sianok Bukittinggi canyon restaurant.
The tour continues to Puncak Lawang, enjoy the beautiful Lake Maninjau from the top of the Lawang hill, take the photo as much with the best scenery that can not be forgotten (if the weather is nice, we can see the views of Lake Maninjau and at the same time the Indian Ocean, Padang), there is also a game place paragliding and flying tandem. The journey continues to Nuansa Maninjau Resort for check in hotel. Dinner at Nuansa Maninjau Resort restaurant.

Hotel : Nuansa Maninjau Resort/ similar

Day 12 : Padang City Tour – Minang Gadang House – Padang Beach

Breakfast at the hotel we will continue for City Tour in Padang city with government office buildings that use the characteristic of Minang Gadang House and village of old town/ kampoeng China, Siti Nurbaya bridge with Padang mountain and Padang Beach and continued shopping souvenir by Special Padang Balado Spicy Cassava Chips (Sanjay) and lunch at Mama Restu restaurant. Tour proceed to Malin Kundang Beach, spend time there until 4 pm and directly to Padang Beach to enjoy Sunset followed by Seafood dinner on the beach. After dinner directly to the hotel for check in and a rest.

Hotel :
Hayam Wuruk Padang *3, Rocky Plaza *4/ similar

Day 13 : Shopping and drop to the airport for your next destinantion.

Breakfast at hotel then we will proceed Shopping souvenirs. Lunch Soto Garuda on the way to Minangkabau Internationa Airport for your next destination.

Price included :
 AC Transportation
 Accomodation Resort/ hotel *3/ hotel *4/ similar
 English Speaking Guide
 Lunch and Dinner as programm
 Hotel and Meals for Guide and driver
 Mineral Water everyday
 Jeep for Tangkahan
 Kayak (incl Helmet, Pedals, Life Jacket, Dry Bag) or Becak for Becak Tour
 Boat for Lake Toba
 Local Guides
 Snack or fruit
 Domestic Airlines Ticket

Excluded :
 Porter
 Personal expenses
 Tipping