SUMATERA OVERLAND TOUR & TRIP
JUNGLE – NATURE – CULTURE AND TRADITION 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

Sumatra (also Sumatera) is one of Indonesia’s large island and the sixth largest island in the world. Wild and rugged, Sumatra is a blend of Mother Nature extremes, blessed with natural wealth as well as proneness to natural disasters. Volcano eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and landslides are common headline grabbers for this one of the world’s richest ecosystems. But nobody can deny Sumatra’s beauty from the top of majestic volcanoes to the lush of the jungles and down at sea level, where idyllic deserted beaches are scattered along the island.

Visiting Sumatra can mean never ending action. It has both unique and adventurous activities, starting from the Orangutan sanctuary in Bukit Lawang], some world-class diving sites in Pulau Weh and surfing in the wild Mentawai islands,. You can also enjoy spicy Padang cuisines, relax on the shore of Lake Toba, bag the top of Mount Kerinci of Jambi, stop by the granite beaches of Belitung, and see dolphins at Kiluan, Lampung. The land is also filled with a humungous variety of unique as well as common rainforest fauna. You can spot not only red-haired orangutans, but also all sorts of monkeys that swing on treetops, in addition to Sumatran tigers, rhinoceroses, and elephants.

source: wikitravel

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION     Kuala Namu International airport Medan
 INCLUDED
  • Accommodation hotel and guest house, twin bed sharing room, sharing in tent  tent, mattress
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Private car and driver
  • Local guide  + local potter to carry camping equipment
  • cook + potter to carry stuff for cooking
  • Entrance fee, national park permit fees
  • English speaking guide
 NOT INCLUDED
  • Air fares, airport taxes
  • Other lunch or dinner where we not mentioned on above itinerary
  • Insurance, donation, tip
  • All personal gratuities such a porter to carry clients belonging
INFORMATION
  • WHAT YOU SHOULD PREPARE
    • Good trekking boot, hat, glove, rain coat or poncho and socks
    • Torch or flesh light, extra battery,
    • Easy dry and light cloth and trouser, warm cloth and jacket
    • Personal medicine and personal sleeping bag
    • Personal outdoor air mattress and mosquito net is RECOMMENDED
DIFFICULTY LEVEL    
PRICE
 Min 2 pax  Rp. 21.000.000 / 1.560 $
4 pax  Rp. 14.900.0000 / 1.100 $
We also offer other package or customized. Please contact us for more information.
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Day 01. AIRPORT / MEDAN – BUKIT LAWANG

Upon arrival at Kuala Namu International airport pick up by our tour guide and then drive to Medan city for city tour, visiting Great Mosque, Sultan Palace and Kesawan Area ( one of old center of Medan ) and drive to Bukit Lawang. Drive from Medan city to Bukit Lawang is about 5 hours by car. On the way to Bukit Lawang will stop in several place and also stop at Palm Oil plantation, Rubber plantation, Kakao. Arrival in Bukit Lawang check in to the hotel, afternoon free at own leisure.

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Day 02. BUKIT LAWANG – ORANGUTAN TREKKING. ( B, L )

After breakfast walking to the border of jungle and the farm, and then trekking on Gunung Leuser National Park to see Orangutan. In national Park we can see few kind of monkey, like long tail Macaca, Thomas Leaf monkey, Siamang ( black gibbon ), Rhinoceros Hornbill ( buceros rhinoceros ), Monitor Lizard and other animal. Afternoon return back to hotel and free at own leisure.
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Day 03. BUKIT LAWANG – BRASTAGI. ( B )

After breakfast drive to Brastagi it would spend around 6-7 hours, on the way stop at Sibolangit, Panorama view point. Arrival in Brastagi visiting the biggest Budha pagoda in Indonesia at Lhumbini park, where is the pagoda is duplicate of Shedagon pagoda in Myanmar, then visiting fruits market and Gundaling Hill. Afternoon check in to the hotel.

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Day 04. BRASTAGI – SIBAYAK VOLCANO CLIMBING. ( B )

This day we wake up early in the morning for climb Sibayak Volcano and see the sunrise, drive by car to the slope of volcano then start climb of Sibayak, before the rise up we will reach the top, enjoy the scenery around and view of Brastagi. After finish enjoy the volcano we walk with same way down back to down then visiting the Leu Debuk Debuk hot spring and you can enjoy swimm on the hot sping pool and afternoon back to the hotel.

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Day 05. BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR ISLAND ( TOBA LAKE ). B

After breakfast we drive to Parapat, on the way stop in Btak Karo traditional village in Linga, Si Piso Piso waterfall, Rumah Bolon ( long House ) the old Palace of Batak Simalungun King’s, stop in Simarja Runjung to see the view of Toba Lake. Arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat, arrived in Samosir check in to the hotel.

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Day 06. SAMOSIR ISLAND TOUR – EXCURISON BY CAR. ( B )

Today excursion on Samosir Island by car, visiting several Batak Toba traditional villages

  •  Simanindo : to see Batak toba dance and Museum
  • Lumban Suhi Suhi : traditional village hand weaning cloth
  •  Ambarita : visiting the stone chairs and table old meeting place of Sialagan King’s ( last cannibal village )
  • Tomok : to see the old tomb of Sidabutar King’s

Along on this trip also possible to stop at the school to see activities of student in their class. Afternoon back to hotel, free at own leisure.

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Day 07. SAMOSIR ISLAND – PADANG SIDEMPUAN ( B )

After breakfast crossing back to Parapat by ferry, arrival at Parapat drive to Padang Sidempuan. On the way stop at several place like Pineapple, coffee plantation and visiting traditional market in Sigur-gur at Balige, stop in white crater at Sipaholon hot spring. On the way we can enjoy the view and scenery of nature, and rice field. Afternoon arrival at Padang Sidempuan check in to the hotel.
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Day 08. PADANG SIDEMPUAN – BUKITTINGGI ( B )

Today we will have long drive from Padang Sidempuan to Bukittinggi, north to the south by passing tropical rain forest of Rimba Panti, on the way will stop in spice and herb garden like cinnamon, clove, cardamom, paper, vanilla, and other spice plants, passing Moslem school, see local people make palm sugar in traditional way, and crossing the Equator Line at Bonjol. Afternoon arrive in Bukittinggi check in to hotel.
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Day 09. BUKITTINGGI – SIANOK CANYON HIKING AND TREKKING ( B )

Today we will do hiking and trekking to Canyon and Koto Gadang village. After breakfast walking from hotel to Panorama Park to see the beautiful view of Sianok Canyon, then walking down to the canyon valley, climb the great wall of canyon on the way to Koto Gadang village, and crossing rice field. Afternoon we back to the hotel.
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Day 10. BUKITTINGGI – MINANGKABAU TOUR – HARAU VALLEY ( B )

After breakfast drive to Batu Sangkar via Padang Panjang, on the way stop at traditional handicraft village at Pandai Sikek, visiting old traditional Mosque with unique architecture of Minangkabau, passing beautiful terrace rice field in Pariangan. Arrival in Batu Sangkar drive to Pagaruyung to visit the duplicate the palace of Minangkabau Kingdom. Afternoon we drive to Harau Valley, arrive in the valley check in to the lodge.
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Day 11. HARAU VALLEY AND COUNTRYSIDE HIKKING ( B, L )

This morning after breakfast we do hiking at Harau Valley and countryside. If the weather nice we can see the beautiful landscape and panorama of Harau Valley and lot of rain at the time we can see many waterfall and visiting hidden waterfall, and you can take shower at the waterfall. Walking at the valley in between of rock valley cliff, might lucky to see few kin of orchid and pitcher plants ( Nepenthes ), see local peoples activities working in the rice field, farm and their daily activities. In afternoon back to the lodge
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Day 12. HARAU VALLLEY FREE PROGRAM ( B )

Today is you own leisure time, relax and enjoy the nature.
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Day 13. HARAU VALLEY – MANINJAU LAKE – PADANG. ( B )

After breakfast we drive to Maninjau Lake, on the way stop at Piladang to see local people make local chips and brick with traditional way. Passng Bukittinggi and then drive to Lawang, visiting traditional manufacture of brown sugar from sugar cane juice at Lawang Village, stop at Lawang Top to see the beautiful view of Maninaju Lake from view point, enjoy the surrounding panorama of the lake. Then drive down to the lake with passing 44 sharp bend, drive to Padang through and near west coast of Sumatra Island.
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Day 14. PADANG – MINANGKABAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ( B )

Today is the last day in Sumatra Island. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination.

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