TOUR CODE: LNE-OS-07-02 is an EXTRA SUPER QUICKY OVERLAND Sumatra Indonesia itinerary 1 week holidays package to explore NORTH – WEST Sumatra tourism highlights. Explore Medan, Mount SIBAYAK VOLCANO CLIMBING Berastagi Karo Highland, Samosir Island, Bukittinggi, Harau Valley, Minangkabau Matrilineal Highland, Padang. Stay 1night BERASTAGI, 2n Lake TOBA, 1n PADANG SIDEMPUAN, 2n BUKITTINGGI.
7d6n Extra QUICKY Tours to explore MEDAN – BERASTAGI – SAMOSIR Island Lake TOBA – NORTH Sumatra Holiday Packages – Indonesia itinerary 1 week
Combination of NORTH Sumatra travel highlights (Medan, Berastagi, Samosir Island Lake Toba) & WEST Sumatra (Bukittinggi, Harau Valley, Batusangkar Tanah Datar – Minangkabau Pagaruyung Palace, Padang).
TOUR CODE : LNE-OS-07-02
- 1 night stay around BERASTAGI at SINABUNG HILL Hotel or BERASTAGI COTTAGE
- 2 nights at TOBA LAKE (Samosir Island) at TABO COTTAGE or TOBA VILLAGE INN.
- 1 night in Padang Sidempuan
- 2 nights in BUKITTINGGI either at PADI Ecolodge or NOVOTEL or GRAND ROCKY Hotel| WEST Sumatra.
Our tour guide will come to pick you up either from hotel in Medan city or Kuala Namu Inernational Airport North Sumatra. The ideal time to start Sumatra Indonesia 1 week itinerary holiday is around 09h00 (9am), then we proceed driving heading straight to Berastagi Karo Highland.
We will travel to Berastagi by visiting some tourists highlights around Medan, such as visiting (Istana) Maimun Palace, Medan Grand Mosque (Masjid Raya Al-Mashun), the extraordinary unique church Maria Annai Vellangkanni and Asam Kumbang Crorodile Conservation. After that proceed driving to Berastagi, a mountainous highland with its refreshing cooling weather and which is surrounded by two active volcanoes ; SINABUNG mount and SIBAYAK mount. On our way, we will visit Pagoda Lumbini, the famous Budhist temple park and check in hotel at noon.
DAY 2 : Mount Sibayak Volcano Climbing | Berastagi to Samosir Island – Toba Lake | NORTH Sumatra.
First of all, this trip is indeed much better to start quite early in the morning before sunrise in order to catch up the magnificent sunrise view. Ideally starts at 04h00 from your hotel in Berastagi. Another possibility is after early breakfast around 07h00 starting from your hotel purposely just to catch the view.
We begin driving to Mount Sibayak climbing starting point, roughly 30 minutes away from Berastagi. Then starts hiking up to slowly reach Mount Sibayak summit to enjoy the impressive view of Berastagi highland surrounding landscape. Sometimes the gigantic summit of Mount Sinabung Volcano can also be seen if the weather is clear enough.
The easy lovely hike itself takes around 90 minutes to 2 hours and likewise in return nearly the same time. Then we carry on driving to Sidebuk debuk hot springs located on the foot of Mount Sibayak for the natural relaxation happy ending after volcano climbing.
Berastagi to Lake Toba
On our trip to Lake Toba, we will visit Dokan Village the authentic traditional Batak Karo village. Then proceed the trip to a fabulous tourist attraction around North Sumatra, the magnificent Sipiso-piso waterfall. Later on we proceed driving to the King Purba Palace, the ancient Bolon House at Simalungun regency. It must be awesome enjoying coffee break at Panorama Simarjarunjung with Northern Toba Lake view and surrounding mountains landscape. Our tour trip will proceed to Parapat town or Tiga Ras jetty to get a ferry/boat across Samosir Island – Toba Lake. Around noon time, check in hotel on Samosir Island.
Day 3 – Samosir Toba Lake tour| NORTH Sumatra.
Our Toba Lake tour starts by visiting the most famous tour highlights around Samosir Island. “The King Siallagan” Stone chair ancient courtyard site situated at Ambarita village, overwhelmed with typical Bolon houses will be our first stop. And after that we will visit Simanindo village to watch the performance of Batak Toba traditional dancing. Later on, our lunch break will be around Tuktuk area.
After that we continue to visit Tomok village to see the ancient tombs (sarcophagus) of King Sidabutar graves yard site. We will continue further to Panorama Parhalow (Sigarantung) to have a lovely coffee break with magnificent southern Panorama of Samosir Island Lake Toba. Finally we return to hotel as soon as we are done with all the highlights.
Free program during noon time and certainly be on your own leisure. Might be relaxing, reading by the lake side or swimming would be a great idea. Perhaps having traditional massage would absolutely be such a FunTastic choice whilst enjoying the lovely noon.
Day 4 – (Samosir Island – Lake Toba) PARAPAT to BUKITTINGGI – Stay overnight in Padang Sidempuan | NORTH Sumatra.
Your OVERLAND SUMATRA Indonesia 1 week itinerary holiday trip around NORTH region will go on further to explore WEST Sumatra. This trip ideally starts at 07h30(7.30am) from your hotel around Samosir Island taking a boat crossing Lake Toba to Parapat. We will stay overnight in Padang Sidempuan city on our halfway to Bukittinggi (Padang).
Along the transit journey, we will visit Balige traditional market with its typical Batak Toba rooftop house. And after that a short coffee break will be at Panorama Gurgur, the southern panorama Lake Toba. Then another 1 hour drive to Tarutung (known as the religious Christian town) for our lunch break. We continue driving for about 2hours’ to Sipirok village for a short coffee break at a lovely mountainous village. Finally we will travel farther around 90 minutes’ drive and check in hotel in Padang Sidempuan late at noon.
Day 05 – Padang Sidempuan to Bukittinggi | WEST Sumatra.
From North Sumatra we will travel further to West Sumatra, along the journey we will stop at some interesting places. Coffee break will be at Sihepeng village, it is such a mini botanical garden where you can see varieties of typical Sumatran spices grow around here. Then we will continue driving to Kotanopan village surrounded by rice fields for lunch break. After that we will carry on our journey farther crossing the border between North and West Sumatra province.
After reaching West Sumatra region, we will have a short break at natural Panti hot spring. Then we continue to stop at the Bonjol Equator Lane, Sumatra. We continue driving further to Bukittinggi which takes around 90 minutes drive to finally check in hotel at late noon.
Day 6 – Minangkabau tour + Harau Valley tour | WEST Sumatra.
Minangkabau tour will discover more about Minangkabau culture, traditional houses, traditions and etc around Batusangkar Tanah Datar district. Firstly we will stop at Batipuah village to visit an old building of Minangkabau mosque (called “Surau”) with its original Minangkabau architecture. And then our coffee break will at Singkarak Lake. After that we proceed visiting another tourist attraction, Balimbiang village to see old traditional Minangkabau houses. Especially Rumah Tuo Kampai Nan Panjang which was built without any nails and thatched roof top with buffalo horn shape.
Finally our late lunch will be at a lovely restaurant surrounded with terraced paddy fields landscape at Sungai Tarok village. Then we continue driving to Batusangkar to visit Istana Pagaruyuang Palace, the fascinating Minangkabau traditional big house. Proceed driving to Panorama Tabek Patah for a lovely coffee break.
Finally we continue driving about 90 minutes to explore Harau Valley countryside. After that we will have a coffee break at Abdi Homestay Harau Valley before heading back to Bukittinggi. It takes around 90 minutes drive to return to Bukittinggi from Harau Valley.
Day 7 – Bukittinggi to Padang airport | End of WEST Sumatra Indonesia itinerary 1 week.
We will start the journey to visit Pandai Sikek Village, to see local people make traditional hand weaving (songket) and wood carving (ukiran kayu) with typical Minangkabau style and designs.
Interesting places to visit : Pandai SIkek village, traditional handweaving and wood carving), Anai valley waterfall and Padang Airport.
It is also possible to drive around Padang downtown if you still have a bit of extra time before heading back to Padang Airport.
From Bandara Minangkabau International Airport Padang, you can fly (either from or to) : Medan, Jakarta, Bandung, Jogjakarta, Bali, Batam, Pekan Baru and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
TRIP IS OVER.