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.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kuala Namu International airport Medan|
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.
Day 02. BUKIT LAWANG – ORANGUTAN TREKKING. ( B, L )
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.
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.
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.
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.