13 days Overland Sumatra

13 days 12 nights SUMATRA Holiday tour package

Combination of North Sumatra tours and West Sumatra tour

  • 2 nights Bukit Lawang (Orang Utan Jungle trek)
  • 2 nights Berastagi (Sibayak Volcano Climbing)
  • 2 nights Lake Toba (Samosir Island Toba Lake tour)
  • 1 night Padang Sidempuan (Transit town)
  • 2 nights Bukittinggi (Maninjau Lake Tour + Minangkabau Tour)
  • 2 nights Harau Valley (Harau Valley Tour + Harau Valley Jungle trek/countryside walk)
  • 1 night Padang (City tour)




DAY 1 – From MEDAN Downtown or MEDAN Kuala Namu Airport to BUKIT LAWANG (NORTH SUMATRA)

Holiday tour package around Sumatra begins as soon as you land in Medan Airport. We will either fetch you up from Medan Airport (Kuala Namu International Airport) or from the hotel you stay in Medan city. We will travel straight to Bahorok Bukit Lawang, one of the most interesting places around Sumatra as the Orang Utans have become the most tourist attractions in North Sumatra province.

Passing through small towns with rubber, palm oil and cacao plantations which of course some short breaks (stops) will be made all along the way. Especially if you find any interesting places for the stops even for photo-stops, just simply let us know and we pull over. Later on the journey will be completed as soon as we reach Bahorok – Bukit Lawang after 4 hours drive and check in ECOLODGE Cottage (Hotel) Bukit Lawang.



North Sumatra tour packages will begin to discover the most popular North Sumatra tourism jungle icon, OranUtans Sumatra. The, orangutan jungle trek around Bukit Lawang Gunung Leuser takes around 3 hours and will be guided by our well experienced Orang utan Sumatra tour guides. After enjoying watching and taking photograph of the OrangUtans in their area, we will proceed the Orangutan tour by hiking/walking  down to Bahorok river to continue the trip by tubing  heading back to your hotel which roughly takes 30 minutes tubing in river.



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)



Hiking the Sibayak volcano in Berastagi will be a wonderful experience during your North Sumatra Holiday tour trip as it is one of the most interesting places to visit in Berastagi. The Sibayak volcano hiking is ideally started in the morning with the fresh air of Berastagi. The lovely hike takes around 60-90minutes to reach the Sibayak volcano summit which is elevated approximately 2.200m ABSL.  The magnificent view of Berastagi landscape on the Sibayak volcano summit with its active crater will be the great tourist attractions up there.  Later on, we will proceed hiking down to the starting point, then head back to your hotel after enjoying the hot spring around Berastagi countryside. And the lovely noon at Berastagi will be at your own leisure.



Vacations around North Sumatra will continue by travelling to Lake Toba by early in the morning after having breakfast. We will travel via Berastagi, a lovely mountainous town. Along the way, we will have some stops or coffee breaks and also visit the Dokan Village, the traditional Batak Karo village. Then proceed the trip to a fabulous tourist attraction around North Sumatra, the charming Sipiso-pisowaterfall. It would be great to have a coffee break at Simarjarunjung village while enjoying Toba Lake view and surrounding mountains landscape. The tour trip will proceed to Parapat town to get a ferry/boat across Samosir Island  – Toba Lake. And Check in at noon at Tabo Cottages at Tuk Tuk – Samosir Island, Toba Lake.



Your holiday tour trip around Lake Toba North Sumatra would be much more interesting by visiting Ambarita village, to see the ancient court yard of the Siallagan’s tribe which is still originally decorated with its stone chair, stone table and surrounded with Batak Toba’s traditional houses. Later on we will travel farther to visit Simanindo village, another tourist attractions around Toba Lake to see some traditional Batak dancing and visit the Huta Bolon Simanindo Batak Museum. And we will also visit another interesting places around Somosir Island Lake Toba,Tomok Village to see the ancient tomb of King Sidabutar graves yard. Back to hotel and free at your own leisure during noon, relax and swim would be great ideas.



The itinerary holiday tour trip around Sumatra will proceed the journey to Bukittinggi West Sumatra. We will stay overnight at Padang Sidempuan halfway to Bukittinggi. Along the journey, we will visit Balige traditional market and also short coffee break at Panorama Gurgur, the southern panorama Lake Toba. Then lunch break will be at Tarutung town. Proceed driving to Sipirok village for a short coffee break at a lovely mountainous village. We will travel farther and check in Mega Permata hotel Padang Sidempuan late at noon.



From North Sumatra we will travel to West Sumatra. Along the journey we will stop at some interesting places. Coffee break will be at Sihepeng village and lunch break will be at Kotanopan village surrounded by rice fields. After that we will travel farther crossing the boarder between North Sumatra and West Sumatra where we will have a short coffee break at Panti hot spring. Then proceed driving to Equator Bonjol Sumatra. We will be in Bukittinggi late at noon and check in hotel straight away.



(Danau) Maninjau Lake tour will discover many interesting places surrounding Maninjau Lake during your vacation around West Sumatra. (Danau) Maninjau Lake tour itinerary will begin visiting Panorama Park, the overlook point of fascinatingSianok Canyon Bukittinggi (Sianok Canyon is the Landmark of Bukittinggi West Sumatra tourism). Then proceed driving to Koto Gadang Village, to see local people make traditional handmade silver and later on coffee break at magnificent view of Panorama Sungai Landia. Later on travel farther to Puncak Lawang, a lovely top point to overlook at fabulous view of (Danau) Maninjau Lake. Some other tourist attractions at Puncak Lawang are  the Flying Fox and Parachutting /paragliding. Proceed the journey down to Maninjau Lake by travelling via Kelok 44 (the hairpin road to Maninjau Lake) and enjoy the beach of Maninjau Lakewhile relaxing,   having lunch and even swim.  Later at noon, from (Danau) Maninjau Lake travel back to Bukittinggi which approximately takes around 60 minutes drive to grab a coffee break at  lovely Taruko village located at thebottom of Sianok Canyon Bukittinggi. And travel back to Bukittinggi about 15 minutes drive to reach your hotel.


DAY 10 – BUKITTINGGI – MINANGKABAU Countryside Tour + Harau Valley (WEST SUMATRA)

Minangkabau tour will discover more about Minangkabau culture, traditional houses, traditions and etc around Batusangkar Tanah Datar district during your holiday in West Sumatra (Barat). We will start the journey to visit Batipuah village to visit an old building of Minangkabau mosque (Surau) with its original Minangkabau architecture and coffee break at Singkarak Lake. 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. Proceed driving to Batusangkar to visit Istana Pagauyuang Palace, the fascinating Minangkabau traditional big house. Late lunch will be at lovely restaurant surrounded with terraced paddy fields landscape. Proceed driving to Panorama Tabek Patah for a coffee break. Continue driving for 90 minutes and check in at ABDI Homestay Harau Valley late noon.


DAY 11 – (LEMBAH) HARAU VALLEY Jungle trek or countryside walk (WEST SUMATRA)

Start lovely contryside walk or Jungle trek at (Lembah) Harau Valley in the morning. Lunch break will be in Harau Valley jungle Sumatra. Stop at some waterfalls would be a perfect stop after walking and sweating a lot. And then proceed walking back to ABDI homestay Harau Valley  later in the afternoon.



Start heading to Padang downtown which roughly takes five hours drive. We will visit Pandai Sikek Village, to see local people make traditional hand weaving (songket) and wood carving (ukiran kayu). We will also have a short stop at Anai waterfall, Anai Valley. Later on coffee break at Kiambang Panorama coffee shop and then proceed driving to Padang downtown and check in hotel (Padang) at noon.


DAY 13 – PADANG downtown to Padang Airport

From your hotel in Padang city, we head to Padang Airport Padang Airport. Depends on your flight schedule. It is also possible to drive around Padang downtown before reaching the airport.



Comments are closed.