May 11, 2018

Sumatra

MEET IN SUMATRA 10D/9N:

One of the largest islands in the country, and often neglected, it has incredible biodiversity, lush vegetation and some of the most welcoming inhabitants in the world. Between lakes, forests and volcanoes and its orangutans! A real jewel to discover.

 

 

Day 01: AIRPORT OF MEDAN

 

 

 

 

Welcome by your guide at Kuala Namu International. free afternoon.

Day 02: MEDAN – CITY TOUR – TANGKAHAN

 

 

 

 

After your breakfast, your guide will take you to visit the city: Sultan Palace, the Great Mosque, Chinese Temple then Tangkahan route via Binjai and Batang Serangan, scheduled arrival in the afternoon Tangkahan.

Hotel: MEGA INN 

Day 03: TANGKAHAN – ELEPHANT

 

 

 

 

After lunch, walk with the elephants, and then join the Mahout to wash them and feed them then enjoy the places around the river stop at the Buluh waterfall, take a natural shower before sunbathing, picnic along the river. In the afternoon you arrive in the village where you can get in touch with local people, see the daily activities of the locals, then return to your hotel where you can rest and visit the hot springs and waterfalls around.

Day 04: TANGKAHAN – BUKIT LAWANG BY JEEP

 

 

 

 

After your lunch, head for Bukit Lawang by jeep through the jungle, on the road you can stop in the plantations, enjoy the magnificent panoramas, and observe the activities of the local population. Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang, deposit of bags at the hotel and mini-trek (3h) in the jungle in the afternoon to explore the nature of the Leuser National Park with its fauna and flora, the opportunity to see Orangutans in their own habitat and other animals such as Thomas monkeys, Long-tailed macaque, Gibbon, Black gibbon and other kinds of rainforest flora and fauna. Then return to the hotel "Bukit Lawang Cottages / Rindu Alam Hotel".

Day 05: BUKIT LAWANG – BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR

 

 

 

 

After breakfast, drive to Brastagi, stop at Sembahe River, pass through Sibolangit, and arrive at Brastagi. Visit the Lhumbini Park, Shwedagon Temple, Fruit Market and drive to Samosir, on the way visit Batak Karo the traditional village of Dokan, the Sipiso-piso waterfall, visit to "Rumah Bolon", the Batak Simalungun Kings old palace and then stop at Simarjarunjung for the view of Lake Toba. Take the ferry to Parapat for the island of Samosir. Hotel "Tabo Cottages / Toledo Inn / Samosir Villas".

Day 06: SAMOSIR EXCURSION

 

 

 

 

After the breakfast, excursion to SAMOSIR to visit the traditional Batak villages of Toba.

  • Ambarita: To see the old meeting place of the kings Sialagan
  • Simanindo: To see the museum and the traditional dances
  • Pangururan: For the view of the lake and the hot springs
  • Tomok: To see the old tomb of the King Sidabutar

During this day it is possible to stop at school to see the activities of young children at school, visit the village of traditional hand weaving, stop also in picturesque places like the tombs! Afternoon return to the hotel.

Day 07: SAMOSIR – SIPIROK

 

 

 

 

After the breakfast, return to Parapat, drive to Sipirok, stop on pineapples, clove and coffee plantations and visit the traditional Balige Sigur-gur market and Sipoholon hot springs. Enjoy nature by walking along the Sarulla river and rice paddies arriving in Sipirok.

Hotel Tor Sibohi

Day 08: SIPIROK – BUKITTINGGI

 

 

 

 

Leave Sipirok for Bukittinggi through the rainforest Rimba Panti stop to see the attraction of the monkey picking the coconuts. Visit the garden of peppers, vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon, and cross the Equator line in Bonjol. The afternoon, arrival in Bukittinggi - the charming towns of Minangkabau directly at the hotel "Pusako Hotel / Royal Denai Hotel ".

Day 09: BUKITTINGGI – MINANGKABAU TOUR

 

 

 

 

After the breakfast, drive to Batu Sangkar via Tabek Patah, stop at Rao-Rao to visit the traditional village of Minangkabau and then at the coffee mill, arrive at Batu Sangkar, visit Pagaruyung to see the Kingdom Palace of Minangkabau, return to Bukittinggi via Padang Panjang stop at the village of Pandai Sikat to see hand weaving and wood carving, traditional Minangkabau.

 Day 10: BUKITTINGGI – PADANG / AIRPORT 

 

 

 

 

After breakfast, drive to Padang via the Anay Valley, passing by its waterfall, arriving directly at the Padang airport.

 

Want more? Mentawai extension "Men's flowers"

 

 

 

 

Day 01: Tuesday: PADANG - SIBERUT-BAT OBAY / BAT ROROGOT

After an early morning breakfast, your driver will pick you up to take you to the port to take the ferry to Muara Siberut, the speed boat departs at 07:00, it stops at Sikabaluan before Siberut, arriving around 13:00 and meeting with your guide, preparations and administrative procedures with the authorities for hiking before continuing with a motorboat on the river. Overnight at Bat Obay / Bat Rorogot.

Day 02: Wednesday: The daily life of BAT OBAI / ROROGOT

Wake up to a swim in the river before the breakfast. Meet the indigenous Mentawai, we discover the manufacture of loincloth, fishing, the art of their tattoos and many other things. Then continue towards your road, motor boats to the village Butui village (3 / 4h). Overnight in a traditional Mentawai "Uma" house.

Day 03: Thursday: The daily life of BUTUI (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast, get ready to learn more about the daily activities of the Mentawai, you will see how the Mentawai make a poison arrow to hunt and then go hunting in the jungle with them and then cook the sago (Mentawai main food) then look for the sago worm before seeing traditional medicine techniques. In the evening, attend traditional Mentawai dances and pig treats (traditional dance and pig feast are optional).

Day 04: Friday: BUTUI - MUNTEI (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast enjoy one last time of the Mentawai's daily life before heading to the village of Muntei by traditional canoe on the way to KULUKUBUK visit and swim to the waterfall in the forest. Arrival at the village of Muntei welcoming in the traditional house / guest house in which you will spend your next day.

Day 05: Saturday: MUNTEI- MUARA SIBERUT - PADANG (Breakfast, Lunch)

After the breakfast, explore the village, transfer to Muara Siberut in the afternoon to take the ferry to Padang. Late arrival in Padang, transfer to the hotel.