MEDAN-MINANGKABAU Overland Package (8D 7N)

Sumatera is the second largest island in Indonesia. North Sumatera is a large province stretching from Indian ocean in the west to the straits of Malaka in the east. This region has a remarkable scenery, with thick virgin forests, lush vegetation, strong rivers, beautiful waterfalls, peaceful sandy beaches and large ancient lakes. The diversity of arts, people, and culture literally make Sumatera as a Garden of Eden for social scientists and culture seekers. Sumatera has indeed reliable nature and cultural tourist objects. Medan, North Sumatera is one of the richest provinces in Indonesia for flora and fauna with a wealth of birds, butterflies, buffalo and deer. North Sumatera is neighboring of West Sumatera. West Sumatera's centre of culture and tourism is Bukittinggi, nestled in the highlands, north of the provincial capital of Padang. This hinterland has a range of high mountains which dip into picturesque valleys and lakes. Travelindo has created overland tour from Medan to Padang. We recommend program below.  
 
Day 01 : MEDAN – BRASTAGI (D)
Arrive at Medan airport, meet and greet then start city tour of Medan visit Maria Annai Velangkani, a Catholic church with unique Indian characteristc, Maimun Palace of Old Deli Kingdom and Chinese Temple. Depart for a two-hour drive 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 Brastagi, visit the fruit market of Brastagi. Check in hotel.
Hotel Brastagi Cottages or similar

Day 02 : BRASTAGI – PARAPAT – SAMOSIR ISLAND (B,L,D)

Depart for Parapat – a famous lake resort lies on the east shore of Lake Toba. See the slender Sipiso-piso Waterfall drops into the northern tip shore of Lake Toba from hundred meter height. Visit the ancient King’s Palace of Simalungun at Pematang Purba. 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. After lunch, leave for Samosir - a huge island in the middle of Lake Toba. It takes 45 minutes to get to the island by boat. Arrive in Samosir, check in hotel.
Hotel Sopo Toba or Toledo Inn

Day 03 : SAMOSIR ISLAND TOUR (B,L,D)
Samosir Island tour by boat. Visit the Tomb of King Sidabutar and Batak Toba Village at Tomok. Then to Ambarita, a traditional village with ancient megalithic furniture in front of the traditional house and the Village of Simanindo to watch folkdance perfomance of Batak Toba people. Also visit the tiny lovely Tao Island. Afternoon return to hotel for overnight.
Hotel . Sopo Toba or Toledo Inn

Day 04 : PARAPAT – PADANG SIDEMPUAN / PANYABUNGAN (B,L,D)
Leave for Padang Sidempuan / Panyabungan. Visit Lumban Binanga Village, the small town Balige with its richly ornamented market building, winding along the road from Tarutung. Continue journey to Padang Sidempuan / Panyabungan for stopover night. Check in hotel.
Hotel Natama or Paya Loting Hotel

Day 05 : PANYABUNGAN – BUKITTINGGI (B,L,D)
The journey today is rather long but worthwhile. It exhibits the inner part of Sumatera. The scenery of mountains, rivers, valleys and traditional villages will relieve you from your weariness. The Equator Monument should nonetheless be remarkable in your personal record. Then proceed to the most charming town, the heart of Minangkabau Highland, and the center of matrilineal society of Sumatera, Bukittinggi. Arrive in Bukittinggi in the late afternoon. Transferred to hotel.
Hotel The Hills or Pusako Hotel or similar

Day 06 : BUKITTINGGI TOUR (B,L,D)
Fullday tour to explore the beauty and the cultural aspects of Minangkabau Highland. See the landmark of Bukittinggi – Jam Gadang (Clock Tower), the uniqueness of the local market, museum, Ngarai Sianok – a grand valley, Koto Gadang which is renown for its silver works and hand embroidery. Return to hotel for rest and overnight.
Hotel The Hills or Pusako Hotel or similar

Day 07 : BUKITTINGGI TOUR (B,L,D)
Travel to Embun Pagi Viewpoint to view the beautiful scenery of Lake Maninjau. Then drive to Harau valley, a natural giant rock formation. Afternoon return to hotel for overnight.
Hotel The Hills or Pusako Hotel or similar

Day 08 : BUKITTINGGI  - PADANG ARIPORT/ DEPARTURE (B)

Drive 3 hours through the beautiful countryside of Anai Valley to Padang airport for your next destination. End of tour.
 

Tour Package above inclusive of :
  • Shuttle transfer In / Out
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Private Air – Conditioned Car
  • Meals as stated at itinerary
  • Entrance fee
  • Guide service
Tour Package above exclusive of :
  • All personal expenses such as room service, laundry, telex, facsimile, telephone etc
  • Any other optional tours which is not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities and tips for local tour guide and driver

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