Sumatra Island Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Bukit Lawang
  • Brastagi
  • Padang
  • Palembang
  • Samosir Island and Lake Toba
  • Kubu Primitive Tribe
  • Lubuk Linggau Bengkulu
  • Musi River

Descriptions

On this tour package you will discover almost all of Sumatra travel destinations such Bukit Lawang the Orangutan rehabilitation, Medan, Brastagi, Samosir, Sipirok, Minangkabau, Bangko, Kubu Primitive Tribe, Lubuk Linggau, Bengkulu, Palembang, Musi river, Lahat, and others unexplorer travel destination in Sumatra. The trip start from Medan North Sumatra end up at Palembang South Sumatra.

The trip package are fully organized combination of adventure, leisure, ecotourism, and safety. We organized the trip for individual and at small group maximum of 10 persons to maximize service and safety for all participants.

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1: AIRPORT – HOTEL (B)
Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport then transfer to hotel.

DAY 2: MEDAN – CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast city tour visiting Sultan Palace, Grate Mosque, Chinese temple, Kesawan area (The old center of Medan town), afternoon massage and traditional steam bath.

DAY 3: BUKIT LAWANG (B)
After breakfast city tour by visiting great Mosque, Sultan Palace and Crocodile farm, then drive to Bohorok on the way stop at Palm oil and rubber plantation, upon arrival at Bohorok check in to hotel.

DAY 4: BUKIT LAWANG – BRASTAGI (B)
After breakfast walking to the jungle to see the Orangutan by crossing the river with traditional canoe and the tracking to the feeding site to see the Orangutan on their feeding time return back to hotel or jungle track for two hour in the jungle is optional (extra charge for clients who want to go jungle track ). At noon leave to Brastagi with stop at Sembahe river and Sikulikap waterfall, afternoon arrival at Brastagi check in to hotel.

DAY 5: BRASTAGI TOUR (B, D)
After breakfast tour in Brastagi visiting Gundaling Hill, Fruit market, Lau Debuk- Debuk hotsprings and Batak Karo traditional village at Peceren. Special dinner with Indonesia traditional cuisine will provide at Traditional house.

DAY 6: BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR ( B)
After breakfast driver to Parapat via Japanese road with stop at Sipiso-piso waterfall, visit Rumah Bolon ( Long house ) the old palace of Batak Simalungun Kings and then continue the trip via nostalgia road to Pematang Siantar with passing tea plantation, arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat and arrival at Samosir check in to hotel.

DAY 7: SAMOSIR TOUR (B)
After breakfast you will have a choice for excursion on Samosir Island by Motor Bike or Car, the trip will visit to :
– Ambarita Village to see stone chair and table stone the execution and meeting place of Sialagan Kings.
– Simanindo to see Batak Toba traditional dance (Sigale-gale dance) and visit Batak Museum.
– Pangururan : To see hot water springs and nice view of Lake Toba.
– Sidohani Lake : A small Lake on the top of Samosir Island.
– Tomok : To see the old grave of Sidabutar Kings.

During the excursion on Samosir island will see several Batak Toba village with the daily activities of local people.
After noon return back to hotel

DAY 8: SAMOSIR – SIPIROK (B)
After breakfast crossing back to Parapat and arrival at Parapat drive to Sipirok, on the way stop at Pineapple, clove, and coffee plantation and visiting traditional market at Balige, Sigur-gur to see the last view of Lake Toba and Sipoholon Hot Springs. Before arrival at Sipirok,enjoy the nature by walking at the bank of Sarulla river and passing fantastic view with rice terrace and jungle. Arrival at Sipirok check in to hotel.

DAY 9: SIPIROK – BUKITTINGGI (B)
Leave Sipirok for Bukittinggi by passing rain tropical forest of Rimba Panti and stop will be made to see the attraction of monkey picking up the coconut. Visit pepper, vanilla, cardamon and cinnamon garden, and crossing the equator line at Bonjol, afternoon arrival at Bukittinggi the charming towns of Minangkabau directly check in to hotel.

DAY 10: BUKITTINGGI MINANGKABAU TOUR (B)
After breakfast drive to Batusangkar via Pandai Sikat to see traditional hand weaving and wood carving, take a nice route via the village of Koto Baru with a nice view to the rice field and Singkarak Lake, on this day you will see the daily life of Minangkabau people daily life, arrival at Batusangkar drive to Pagaruyung to see the old Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom at Pagaruyung, afternoon drive back to Bukittinggi via Tabek Patah, on the way visit Minangkabau traditional village at Rao-Rao and traditional coffee milling with traditional weal water power. Arrival at Bukittinggi back to hotel.

DAY 11: BUKITTINGGI CITY TOUR – COOKING LESSON (B, D)
After breakfast city tour visiting Sianok canyon with its Japanese tunnel, fort De Kock, Museum, market with its Jam Gadang ” Big Ben Tower”. Then shopping for preparation of cooking lesson where you will experience what to buy and how is the transaction made at traditional market. After all of the material for cooking complete you will take to local people house where you will teach and experience how to cook Indonesia food and special Minangkabau traditional food.
Dinner will provide at local people house with the all cooked during the lesson.

DAY 12: BUKITTINGGI – BANGKO (B)
After breakfast drive to Bangko, on the way passing Lake Singkarak, Sungai Dareh river, rain tropical forest and town of Muara Bungo. Arrival at Bangko check in to hotel.

DAY 13: VISITING KUBU PRIMITIVE TRIBE (B)
After breakfast drive to Bukit Dua Belas national park for about two hours drive and than tracking to the jungle to get in touch with the primitive Kubu Tribe, you will experience how is the primitive Kubu people living nomanden in the jungle, earn their food from the wild jungle such as hunting the animals, collect fruits from the jungle or fishing from the river. Afternoon return back to hotel.

DAY 14: BANGKO – LUBUK LINGGAU (B)
After breakfast drive to Lubuk Linggau via Surolangun, on the way stop at Surolangun river, witness the daily life of local people in their village, and visit traditional market, arrival at Lubuk Linggau check in to hotel.

DAY 15: LUBUK LINGGAU – BENGKULU (B)
After breakfast depart to Bengkulu, on the way visit curup village with it fresh weather and stop will be made in the jungle to see Raflesia Flower ( It is only possible when the flower blooming). Afternoon arrival at Bengkulu check in to hotel.

DAY 16: BENGKULU TOUR (B)
After breakfast city tour in Bengkulu visit the old Marlborough Fort, Panjang and Nala Beach, Soekarno House, market,museum, afternoon return back to hotel.

DAY 17: BENGKULU – LAHAT
After breakfast leave Bengkulu for Lahat, on the way will visit Pagar Alam area , on the way stop at several traditional market, villages and plantation, arrival at Pagar Alam explore several megalith stones and nice view of Dempo mountain with its tea plantation and then drive to Lahat, arrival at lahat check in to hotel.

DAY 18: LAHAT – PALEMBANG (B)
After breakfast drive to Palembang, on the way visit Bukit Selero where you will see the elephant training camp, it is also possible to experience Elephant riding to the river ( Optional), another stop will be made at Muara Enim and Prabumulih, where the area of the oil mining in South Sumatra ( The exploration of the oil already starting during dutch time). Afternoon arrival at Palembang check in to hotel.

DAY 19: PALEMBANG TOUR (B)
After breakfast city tour in Palembang, visiting Ampera bridge ( Al long brigde at Musi river, Sultan Mahmud Badarudin Museum, “Rumah Bari” (Palembang traditional house) and market.

DAY 20: MUSI RIVER TOUR (B)
After breakfast by traditional motor boat tour excursion on Musi River where will see floating house and visit Kemaro Island, afternoon return to hotel.

DAY 21: DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast free at own leisure until time transfer to Palembang Airport.

What to Carry During The Trekking

During the trek you will just have to carry your small day pack with essential items such as sunglasses, sunscreen, water(provided by us), T-Shirt, Warm cloth, etc. Porters are employed to carry the rest of your gear on the trek. Please keep this to a minimum while on the trek.

What’s Included
  • Medical Kit
  • Comfortable Well located Camping area
  • Expert Bilingual Local Guide and porter
  • Entrance fee USD 17 / person / Day
  • Meals as stated on The Trip Itinerary
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Tents, Sleeping mats, Sleeping bags, cooking equipment while camping.
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance Fee, Donation
  • Round Trip Airport Transfer

What’s not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after trek
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Visa fee
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips and Gratitude