TOUR CODE: LNE-OS-12-01 is a leisure Sumatra Tour Indonesia 12 days travel itinerary package holidays to explore remarkable tourist attractions around NORTH–WEST Sumatra. Discover Samosir Island, Maninjau Lake, Harau Valley, Minangkabau Highland, Padang. Stay 2nights BUKIT LAWANG, 2n Berastagi, 2n Lake TOBA, 1n PADANG SIDEMPUAN, 4n BUKITTINGGI.
TOUR CODE : LNE-OS-12-01
- 2 nights stay in BUKIT LAWANG at ECOLODGE hotel.
- 2 nights around BERASTAGI at SINABUNG HILL Hotel or BERASTAGI COTTAGE | NORTH Sumatra
- Also 2 nights stay TOBA LAKE Samosir Island at TABO COTTAGE or TOBA VILLAGE INN.
- 1 night in PADANG SIDEMPUAN at MEGA PERMATA Hotel
- 4 nights stay in BUKITTINGGI either at PADI Ecolodge or NOVOTEL or GRAND ROCKY Hotel.
TRAVEL ITINERARY :
The 12 days travel itinerary Sumatra Indonesia is a kind of combination of Tour to discover tourist attractions around NORTH Sumatra (Orangutan Bukit Lawang Jungle trekking tour, Samosir Island Lake Toba) & WEST Sumatra (Bukittinggi, Harau Valley, Batusangkar Tanah Datar – Minangkabau Pagaruyung Palace, Padang).
DAY 01 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 02 Bukit Lawang 1 day Jungle Trekking Sumatran Orangutan tours | NORTH Sumatra
The following exciting activity after breakfast is to explore Bukit Lawang jungle to discover the rarest apes on earth Sumatran Orangutan tours trekking. On the first day trip takes around 5to6 hour’s jungle trek which is quite doable and suitable at any age.
Our eco-friendly with priority safety jungle tours certainly will be guided by our well experienced Orang Utan’s tour guide teams. During the trek itself, you might have some opportunities (WITHOUT guarantee) to catch a glimpse of any other animals’ life. Such as ; Siamangs / Black Gibbons, Thomas Leaf Monkeys, Pig-tail and Long-tail Macaques, Horn-bills, Peacocks, owls and varieties of flora fauna that inhabit Gunung Leuser. Lunch break will surely be served in the jungle style with basic Indonesian foods. Then we continue further to explore the jungle by trekking down to the Bahorok river to end the trekking day.
Then we carry on another exciting FunTastic adventurous river tubing in Bahorok river. Letting your self-drifting on such leisure river trip heading back to Bukit Lawang would be such 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. Then return to your hotel in Bukit Lawang. And noon time, you will be on your own leisure’s, such as swimming in Bahorok river or taking an easy lovely walk to the surrounding villages or even having splendid traditional massage.
DAY 03 Bukit Lawang to Berastagi Tour | NORTH Sumatra
North Sumatra vacations will proceed by travelling to Berastagi Town, a town surrounded with lovely mountains landscape. Coffee break at Panorama Berastagi would be a great stop. Proceed the journey to visit the Lumbini Temple Park, a unique Budhist temple in Berastagi region. We will continue the tour by visiting Berastagi traditional fruit market as well as the Gundaling hill at Berastagi for the enchanting panoramic view of Sinabung and Sibayak volcanoes. Later at noon check in hotel (Berastagi).
DAY 04 Mount Sibayak Volcano Hike – Berastagi Tours| 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 or 08h00 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. On our way back, we will visit Pagoda Lumbini, the impressive Buddhist Temple Park. It is situated about 30 minutes away from Berastagi before returning to hotel and leisure on your own path.
DAY 05 Berastagi to Samosir Island – Toba Lake | NORTH Sumatra
On our way, we will have some stops to visit Dokan Village, the authentic traditional typical Batak Karo village. We will witness and experience how people live in their long houses following the traditions from their ancestors. Then we proceed to a fabulous tourist attraction around North Sumatra, the charming Sipiso-piso waterfall with fascinating Lake Toba background.
After that we carry on driving to the King Purba Palace, the ancient Bolon House at Simalungun regency. It must be great to gain more experience to see completely different type of traditional Batak long house architectures. We move on further to have some lovely coffee break at Panorama Simarjarunjung, Northern Toba Lake view surrounded with mountains landscape. After that we drive furthermore to Parapat or Tiga Ras to catch a ferry/boat across Samosir Island – Toba Lake. We finally check in hotel around Toba Lake at noon time.
DAY 06 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 certainlybe 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 07 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 08 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 09 Bukittinggi – Lake Maninjau Countryside Tour | WEST Sumatra
Lake Maninjau countryside tour begins by visiting Panorama Park, the overlook point of fascinating the Grand Sianok Canyon Bukittinggi. After that we proceed to Koto Gadang Village to see how the local people make traditional handmade silver. And later on our coffee break will be at the magnificent view of Panorama Sungai Landia.
After that we move 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 interesting things 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 to return to your hotel in Bukittinggi which approximately takes 15 minutes’ drive.
DAY 10 Bukittinggi – MINANGKABAU Countryside Tour | WEST Sumatra
Tour Minangkabau will discover more about Minangkabau culture, traditional houses, traditions and etc around Batusangkar Tanah Datar district during your holidays in West Sumatra. We will travel straight to Pagaruyuang Batusangkar Tanah Datar via Batipuah village to visit an old building of Minangkabau mosque (Surau) with its original Minangkabau architecture. Before reaching this village, we will visit Pandai Sikek Village, to see local people make traditional hand weaving (songket) and wood carving (ukiran kayu). Lunch break will be at a restaurant surrounded with terraced paddy fields landscape.
Later on we will travel farther to visit the fascinating tourist attractions around West Sumatra, Batusangkar town, to visit (Istana) Pagaruyuang Palace, the impressive Minangkabau traditional big house. Then proceed visiting another tourist attraction, Balimbiang village to see old traditional Minangkabau houses, especially Rumah Tuo Kampai Nan Panjang which was built without any single nails and thatched roof top. A splendid coffee break will be at Singkarak lake, then travel back to Bukittinggi which takes about 60 minutes drive.
DAY 11 Bukittinggi – Lembah Harau Valley Countryside Tour | WEST Sumatra
(Lembah) Harau Valley Tour is one of the most impressive tours during your holiday in Payakumbuh Lima Puluh Kota District, West Sumatra. The itinerary will discover the amazing (Lembah) Harau Valley surroundings as it is one of the most interesting places around West Sumatra which very much enchants tourists with its fascinating countryside atmosphere. Along the journey to Harau valley, Coffee break at Panorama Tabek Patah after one hour drive would be lovely. We will travel further to Harau Valley via Barulak and Situjuah village surrounded with its beautiful terraced rice field landscape which takes around 60 minutes drive.
As soon as we reach Harau Valley, we will discover the waterfalls around Harau Valley. Lunch break will be at the bottom of Harau Valley. And after lunch break we will farther explore Harau valley countryside either by driving around or lovely walking around to discover the hidden beauty of Harau Valley landscape. A splendid noon with coffee break would be splendid at ABDI Homestay (Lembah) Harau Valley with its awesome countryside scenery as it will make your holiday in West Sumatra more remarkable. Later at noon, from Harau Valley travel back to Bukittinggi which takes around 90 minutes drive.
DAY 12 Bukittinggi to Padang Airport | WEST Sumatra
Finally on your last day vacations in Sumatra will finally end soon by heading to visit Pandai Sikek Village. It is about to experience 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 take a short break at Anai Valley waterfall just located along the main Sumatran highway. After that we will take a coffee break at Panorama Kiambang coffee shop and we carry on driving to Padang Airport. Estimated time to reach Padang Airport is around 15h00 or 3pm.
It is also possible to drive around Padang City 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) : Batam, Bandung, Medan, Jogjakarta, Pekan Baru, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Bali or Jakarta.