WEST Sumatra Tours Indonesia | 5 days Leisure Holidays to explore Padang – Maninjau Lake – Bukittinggi

TOUR CODE: LNE-WS-05-04 is a splendid 5 days holiday package West Sumatra tours Indonesia to explore Maninjau Lake caldera. Stay 2 nights around Lake Maninjau and 2 nights in Bukittinggi. Discover the impressive tourist highlights around Padang, Bukittinggi and other interesting places surrounding Minangkabau Matrilineal Highland. The travel itinerary will be started either from Padang Airport or Downtown.

5d 4n Leisure Package Holidays to discover PADANG – MANINJAU LAKE – BUKITTINGGI | WEST Sumatra Tours Indonesia.


  • 2 nights stay around MANINJAU LAKE at ARLEN Homestay.
  • and 2 nights in BUKITTINGGI either at PADI Ecolodge or SANTIKA Hotel or GRAND ROCKY Hotel.


DAY 1 – Minangkabau Airport to Bukittinggi.

Either pick up from Padang Airport (Minangkabau International Airport) or your hotel in Padang (during mid day), the trip will proceed to Maninjau Lake straight away. Having a coffee break at Panorama Kiambang would be nice moment. Proceed driving to Maninjau Lake for about three hours drive. Coffee break atPanorama Sungai Landia, later on proceed driving to Ambun Pagi village to see the whole view of Maninjau Lake before descending to Maninjau Lake viaKelok 44 hairpin road and check in ARLEN Homestay late at noon.

DAY 2 – Easy lovely day by the beach of MANINJAU LAKE

There are some options to do around the lake. Either sunbathing, relaxing, chilling out at the beach of Maninjau Lake, OR it is also possible to do the half day walk from Puncak Lawang down to the Lake, OR even cycling/motorcyclingaround the lake. Eventually the choice is all yours.

DAY 3 – Maninjau Lake to Bukittinggi.

Starting heading to Bukittinggi. Coffee break at Taruko Resort located at thebottom of Sianok Canyon Bukittinggi after driving for 90 minutes. Proceed driving to Koto Gadang Village to see local people make traditional handmade silver. Proceed driving for about 30 minutes to Pandai Sikek Village to see local people make traditional hand weaving and wood carving. And later in the afternoon visit Panorama Park to see the whole fascinating view of Sianok Canyon Bukittinggi. Check in hotel (Bukittinggi / Grand Rocky or Novotel hotel)

DAY 4 – Minangkabau Countryside Tour.

Starting the day by visiting Pandai Sikek Village to see local people make traditional hand weaving and wood carving. Proceed driving to Batipuah village to see the old building of  Minangkabau mosque (Surau) with its original architecture. Then we proceed driving to Batusangkar visiting Istana Pagauyuang Palace, the fascinating Minangkabau traditional big house. Lunch break will be at Flora restaurant surrounded with terraced paddy fields landscape.

Later on visiting the 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. Then continue driving to Singkarak lake for coffee break. And back to Bukittinggi about 90 minutes drive.

DAY 5 – Bukittinggi to Padang Airport.

Finally we start heading to Padang Airport which roughly takes two hours drive. And it is possible to drive around Padang downtown if you still have a bit of extra time before heading back to Padang Airport.


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