D1.Arrival Medan – Brastagi
Arrive in Kualanamu airport Medan, clearance & meeting service. Leave airport for city tour in Medan to visit Sultanate palace of Old Malay Deli kingdom, Maimoon, grand mosque Al Mashum and Buddhist Temple. Then, continue on a two-hour journey to Brastagi – a highland resort with its refreshing weather and magnificent mountain scenery, through some part of the lush tropical rain forest of Sumatera. Reaching Berastagi, visit Peceren – a Batak Karo village with a number of traditional houses that are still being used in where eight families living together in every house. Then visit the fruit market of Berastagi.
D2. Brastagi – Samosir Island (incl. B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel
Depart for Parapat – a famous lake resort lies on the east shore of Lake Toba. On the way visit the slender Sipiso-piso waterfall which drops into the northern tip shore of Lake Toba from hundred meter of height. Visiting the ancient King’s Palace of Simalungun at Pematang Purba. Then, proceed to Parapat through the fertile vegetable and fruit farms, pine tree forest and spectacular view of Lake Toba along most part of the journey. Arrive in Parapat, cross the lake by motorboat to reach Samosir island.
D3. Samosir Island Full Day Tour (incl. B/L)
After breakfast, excursion by motor – boat to visit:
– Tomok : to see the tomb of Batak Toba King, Ompu Sidabutar
– Ambarita : to see traditional Batak village with ancient megalithic furniture
– Simanindo : to see traditional Batak dance and museum
– Tao island : a small island at the opposite of Simanindo
In the afternoon return to the hotel
D4. Free Program at Samosir Island (incl. B)
D5. Free Program at Samosir Island (incl. B)
D6. Samosir Island – Parapat – Sipirok (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Cross back the lake to reach Parapat. Continued to Jangga Dolok to see traditional Batak village. Proceed to visit pineapple farm. Stop at Balige with its richly ornament market building. Then to visit hotspring in Sipoholon. Continue journey to Sipirok through Tarutung. Stop at incense trees. Enjoy the scenic view of mountains along the winding road.
D7. Sipirok – Bukittinggi (B)
Breakfast at hotel. The journey today is rather long but worthwhile. It exhibits the inner part of Sumatra. The scenery of mountains, river valleys and traditional village will relive you from your weariness. Stop at Aek Sijornih to see waterfall drops among thousand coconut palm trees. Next, stop at botanical garden to see pepper, cinnamon, etc. Proceed to Panti nature reserve and the equator monument. Continue journey to the most charming town, the heart of Minangkabau Highland and the centre of matrilineal society of Sumatra, Bukittinggi.
D8. Bukittinggi Free Program (incl. B)
D9. Bukittinggi – Minangkabau – Transfer to Lake Maninjau Area (incl. B/L)
Breakfast at hotel
Fullday tour to explore the beauty and the cultural aspects of Minangkabau Highland visiting the landmark of Bukittinggi – Jam Gadang (Clock Tower), the uniqueness of local market, Ngarai Sianok – a grand valley, Pandai Sikat which is renown for its hand – woven traditional cloths Songket and wood carving. Travel further to Pagaruyung palace – the site of the ancient Minangkabau kingdom where women ruled in matrilineal society. Before returning to hotel, visit Fort De Kock, Museum and Zoo. Afterwards, transfer to hotel in Maninjau Lake area for check-in and overnight.
D10. Free Program at Maninjau Lake (incl. B)
D11. Maninjau Lake – Transfer to Sikuai Island (incl. B/L)
Early morning leave for Padang. Stop at Anay Valley Waterfall and Puncak Kiambang. Proceed by boat to Sikuai Island. Overnight at hotel.
D12. Free Program at Sikuai Island (incl. B)
D13. Sikuai Island – Tranfer to Padang (incl. B/L)
After Breakfast, transfer to Padang. Arive at Padang, we start with short City Tour visiting: Padang Beach, Siti Nurbaya Bridge, China Town & Public Market. Next, drive to hotel for check-in and overnight.
D14. Padang – Transfer Out (incl. B)
Early breakfat in hotel, free time until check-out time and transfer out to Tabing airport Padang to catch your next flight.
What is included in the tour package :
– Accommodations twin/double share
– Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as appeared in itinerary
– Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
– All transports required for the whole journey as indicated in itinerary
– Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
– Tour production by PT Lintang Buana Wisata Nusantara
– Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
– Return airport to hotel transfer
What is not included yet in the tour package :
– Airfare & airport tax
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
– Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide
(by KIM, Jan 2010)