TOUR CODE: LNE-OS-09-01 is an EASY 9days travel itinerary with 1 day trekking jungle tour to discover Sumatran Orangutans Indonesia. Combined OVERLAND holiday package to explore NORTH-WEST Sumatra tourist attractions, such as; Berastagi, Samosir Island, (Lembah) Harau Valley, Maninjau Lake, Padang. Stay 2nights BUKIT LAWANG, 2n Lake TOBA, 1n PADANG SIDEMPUAN, 3n BUKITTINGGI.
9 Days Itinerary Vacation Package to Explore Interesting Places around NORTH – WEST Sumatra | Easy 1 day Jungle Tour Indonesia Highlights.
TOUR CODE : LNE-OS-09-01
- 2 nights in BUKIT LAWANG at ECOLODGE hotel | NORTH Sumatra.
- 2 nights at TOBA LAKE Samosir Island at TABO COTTAGE or TOBA VILLAGE INN | NORTH Sumatra.
- 1 night in Padang Sidempuan | NORTH Sumatra.
- 3 nights in BUKITTINGGI either at PADI Ecolodge or SANTIKA Hotel or GRAND ROCKY Hotel| WEST Sumatra.
TOUR ITINERARY :
DAY 1 – Medan City Tour or Kuala Namu International Airport to Bukit Lawang | NORTH Sumatra.
Our Tour Guide team will pick you up either from hotel around Medan downtown North Sumatra or Kuala Namu International Airport . On our way to Bukit Lawang, we’ll have some stops to visit interesting places around Medan City. Such as; Medan Grand Mosque (Masjid Raya Al-Mashun), (Istana) Maimun Palace, the splendid unique church Maria Annai Vellangkanni and Asam Kumbang Crorodile Conservation. After that we continue driving straight to Bukit Lawang which takes about 4 – 5 hours’ drive passing through small towns with rubber, massive palm oil and cacao plantations. Finally we check in hotel straight away after arriving at Bahorok – Bukit Lawang and free program during noon time.
DAY 2 – Sumatran Orangutans Easy 1 day Jungle trekking Bukit Lawang Tour Indonesia | NORTH Sumatra.
The must and most interesting jungle trekking tour in Indonesia is to discover Sumatran Orangutans in Bukit Lawang Gunung Leuser National Park. The 1day trip takes approximately 5 to 6 hour’s jungle trek which is quite doable and suitable at any age. And the tour ideally started at 08h00 (8am) from your hotel in Bukit Lawang. Our eco-friendly Sumatra jungle trekking Indonesia based on safety priority certainly will be guided by well experienced Orangutan’s tour guide.
During the trek itself, you might have some opportunities (WITHOUT guarantee) to catch a glimpse of any other animals’ life. Such as ; Thomas Leaf Monkeys, Pig-tail and Long-tail Macaques, Horn-bills, Peacocks, Siamangs / Black Gibbons, owls and varieties of flora fauna that inhabit Gunung Leuser. Our lunch break stop during midday will surely be served in the jungle style with basic Indonesian foods. After that we continue further descending down to Bahorok river to end the trekking day Sumatra jungle tour in Indonesia.
And then we carry on another exciting FunTastic adventurous river tubing in Bahorok river – Bukit Lawang. Letting your self-drifting on such a leisure river trip heading back to Bukit Lawang would be absolutely an unforgettable remarkable experience. The Fun Safety River Tubing itself takes about 30 minutes in the water navigated by our well experienced tubing driver. The river tubing tour trip itself is obviously very safe, doable and suitable for any age. And finally we return to your hotel in Bukit Lawang.
You will be on your own leisure’s around noon time, such as; taking an easy lovely walk to the surrounding villages or swimming in Bahorok river or even having terrific traditional massage is an excellent reward after 1 day trip Bukit Lawang jungle tour in Indonesia.
DAY 3 – Bukit Lawang to Samosir Island – Toba Lake (Long Drive) | NORTH Sumatra.
Our tour from Bukit Lawang to (Samosir Island) Toba Lake will be begun quite early in the morning around 07h00. We will start our journey by heading to a refreshing climate mountains, Berastagi Town. The volcanic fertile area surrounded by impressive landscape mountains and blanketed by massive agricultural crops. And our luscious coffee break at Panorama Pamah Simelir hill would be a perfect stop point after 3 hours driving. Then we will continue driving through the amazing Sinabung Volcano countryside area and taking our lunch break in Berastagi.
Berastagi to Lake Toba.
On our way we will have some QUICK STOPS to visit Dokan Village, the authentic traditional Batak Karo village. After that we proceed to a fabulous tourist attraction around North Sumatra, the charming Sipiso-piso waterfall. And later on we carry on driving to the King Purba Palace, the ancient Bolon House at Simalungun regency. Our next stop for splendid coffee break will be at Panorama Simarjarunjung, the Northern Toba Lake (Samosir Island) panorama view. Our journey continues to Parapat town or Tiga Ras jetty to get a ferry/boat across Samosir Island – Toba Lake. Finally around noon time we check in hotel at Toba Lake – Samosir Island.
DAY 4 – Cultural Tour around Samosir Island – Lake Toba | NORTH Sumatra.
The cultural Toba Lake tour starts by visiting the most famous tourist attractions around Samosir Island. Our first stop will be at the ancient stone chair site of King Siallagan court-yard situated at Ambarita village which is overwhelmed with typical Bolon houses. After that we will visit Simanindo village to experience the traditional dancing performance of Batak Toba. And then we are going to take our lunch break around Tuktuk area.
After that we proceed to visit Tomok village to see the ancient site of King Sidabutar graves yard (tombs/sarcophagus). And we will carry on to Panorama Parhalow (Sigarantung) to have a splendid coffee break with enchanting view of southern Panorama Lake Toba – Samosir Island.
After we are done with all the famous highlights around Samosir Island and then we finally return to your hotel. During afternoon will certainly be on your own leisure and Free Program. Could be relaxing, reading by the lake side or swimming would be a lovely idea. Perhaps having traditional massage would absolutely be such a brilliant choice whilst enjoying the lovely noon.
DAY 5 – Transit trip from PARAPAT Lake Toba to BUKITTINGGI – Stay overnight in Padang Sidempuan | NORTH Sumatra.
The itinerary of your holiday trip around NORTH region will go on further to explore WEST Sumatra Indonesia. This tour ideally starts at 07h30(7.30am) from your hotel around Samosir Island catching a boat crossing Lake Toba to Parapat.
In the transit trip, we will stay overnight in Padang Sidempuan city on our halfway to Bukittinggi (Padang). On journeys we will visit Balige traditional market with its typical Batak Toba rooftop house. And then a short coffee break will be at Panorama Gurgur, the southern panorama Lake Toba. After that another 1 hour drive to Tarutung (known as the religious Christian town) for our lunch break. We continue driving for about 2 hours’ to Sipirok village for a short coffee break at a lovely mountainous village. We will travel farther around 90 minutes’ drive and finally check in hotel in Padang Sidempuan around noon time.
DAY 6 – Padang Sidempuan to Highland of Bukittinggi | WEST Sumatra.
We will travel farther more from North to West Sumatra, along the tour we will stop at some interesting places. Our coffee break will be at Sihepeng village, a mini botanical garden where you can see varieties of typical Sumatran spices grow around here. Then we will carry on driving to Kotanopan village surrounded with rice fields for our lunch break.
After that we continue our journey further 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. And we proceed driving straight to Bukittinggi which takes around 90minutes’ drive to finally check in hotel at late noon.
DAY 7 – Bukittinggi – Maninjau Lake Countryside Tour | WEST Sumatra.
Maninjau Lake countryside tour begins by visiting Panorama Park, the overlook point of fascinating the Grand Sianok Canyon Bukittinggi. Then proceed driving to Koto Gadang Village to see how the local people make traditional handmade silver. Later on our coffee break will be at the magnificent view of Panorama Sungai Landia.
After that we travel farther to Puncak Lawang, a lovely top point to overlook at fabulous view of Maninjau Lake. In case, if you are interested in some other tourist attractions around Puncak Lawang are the Zip Lining and Paragliding. The journey proceeds down to Maninjau Lake via Kelok 44 hairpin road.
After reaching the lake, it is time to finally enjoy the beach while relaxing, having lunch and even swimming. From Maninjau Lake we travel back to Bukittinggi around noon which approximately takes around 60 minutes’ drive to grab a coffee break at the lovely Taruko Village located at the bottom of the Grand Sianok Canyon Bukittinggi. Finally we drive back to Bukittinggi which approximately takes 15 minutes’ drive to return your hotel.
DAY 8 – Minangkabau and Harau Valley Countryside Tour | WEST Sumatra.
The splendid Minangkabau tour is about to explore the area of Minangkabau Matrilineal highland. And mainly to discover more about Minangkabau culture, traditional houses and traditions around Batusangkar Tanah Datar district. We begin to visit Batipuah village to see an old building of Minangkabau mosque (called“Surau”) with its original Minangkabau architecture.
After that our fabulous coffee break will be at the magnificent Singkarak Lake. Then we carry on visiting another impressive tourist attraction at 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. Our late lunch will be at a splendid restaurant surrounded with terraced paddy fields landscape situated at Sungai Tarok village. After that we continue driving to Batusangkar to visit Istana Pagaruyuang Palace, the most fascinating Minangkabau traditional big house.
We proceed driving to Panorama Tabek Patah for a fabulous coffee break. And then our tour continues furthermore about 90 minutes’ drive to finally reach Harau Valley. We will explore the valley at glimpse and take a short coffee break at the marvellous Abdi Homestay Harau Valley. Finally we will return to Bukittinggi before sunset which takes around 90minutes’ drive to be back at your hotel.
DAY 9 – Bukittinggi to Padang Airport | WEST Sumatra.
The last day of your holidays in Sumatra will finally end soon by heading to visit Pandai Sikek Village. It is about to witness how the local people make traditional hand weaving (songket) and wood carving (ukiran kayu) with its typical Minangkabau style and designs. After that we will have a short break at Anai Valley waterfall situated just along the main road. And then we will take a coffee break at Panorama Kiambang coffee shop and we continue driving to Padang Airport. Estimated time to reach Padang Airport is around 15h00 or 3pm.
It is also possible to drive around Padang downtown if you still have a bit of extra time before heading back to Padang Airport.
TRIP IS OVER.
You can fly out from Minangkabau International Airport Padang, (either from or to) : Jakarta, Medan, Jogjakarta, Batam, Pekan Baru, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Bali or Bandung.