Day 1 Arrival Medan – Brastagi / 1,5 – 2 hrs
Meet and greet by tour guide,We will fetch you and directly depart to the cool and pleasant highland town of Berastagi–a mountain resort with its refreshing weather and magnificent mountain scenery which has an abundance of flowers, vegetables and fruits (most famous of which is the “Marquisa” passion fruit). The route will through winding road with lovely countryside. In Brastagi you can visit the famous fruits market and Gundaling hill for views two active volcanoes, Sinabung and Sibayak. Overnight stay in hotel Sinabung or hotel Horison & hotel Danau Toba Cottages in Brastagi.
Day 2 Brastagi – Samosir island / 4 hrs drive + 1 hr ferry After
Breakfast you proceed the journey to Samosir Island. Stop will be made at Dokan village, a traditional Karo Bataks village, Sipiso-piso waterfall, Long house of Simalungun Bataks. During the trip you will also pass local spices garden: coffee, cinnamon, clove etc. In the afternoon you arrive in Parapat from where you cross the lake by ferry to Samosir island. 2 overnight stays in hotel Silintong or Toledo Inn on Samosir island.
Day 3 Samosir tour
Today you will make excursion to explore the beauty and cultural aspects of Batak visiting Ambarita village to see the stone chairs, tables and court yard of Siallagan’s clan. Simanindo to enjoy the Bataks traditional ritual dances of the Bataks Tribe. Thereafter continue to Tomok village to see the old tomb of King’s Sidabutar. The rest is your own program, you can take a beautiful walk or ride a bicycle (optional) or take rest in hotel.
Day 4 Samosir – Sipirok/Padang Sidempuan / 6 hrs drive + 1 hr ferry
In the morning you cross the lake by ferry to Parapat from where you continue drive to Sipirok/Padangsidempuan with view of marching mountains “Bukit Barisan”. On the way, stop at Jangga Dolok; a typical Batak Toba village, pineapple farm. Stop in Balige market with traditional roof’s design and sulphur hotsprings in Sipoholon and some others interesting spots found on the driving to the southern of Lake Toba. In the afternoon arrive in Sipirok/Padangsidempuan for overnight stay. Overnight stay in hotel Torsibohi in Sipirok or Natama in Padang Sidempuan.
Day 5 Sipirok/Padang Sidempuan – Bukittinggi / 8 hrs drive
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Bukittinggi. It is the longest distance great circuit the inner part of Sumatra with the scenery of mountains, rivers, valleys and traditional villages. En-route stops to see Sijornih waterfall, Sihepeng botanical garden, gold seeker (activity subject to availability), a nature reserve called Rimba Panti for observing the charming flora, fauna and herbarium, Bonjol where a monument marking the equator. Late noon or in the evening arrive in the Minangkabau region famously for matrilineal society. 2 overnight stays in hotel Royal Denai or Gran Malindo or similar in Bukittinggi.
Day 6 Bukittinggi tour
After breakfast at hotel, City tour to visit clock tower Jam Gadang which overlooks the colorful market Pasar Atas, Dutch fort called De Kock, Sianok valley and Pandai Sikat, a village famous with its “Songket “ hand woven cloth and wood carving. Travel further to Padang Panjang, a site of traditional houses in west Sumatra are alike in centuries back, at last visit Pagaruyung palace in Batusangkar. Afternoon will back to your hotel. (In the evening the traditional Minangkabau dance in the town-OPTIONAL).
Day 7 Bukittinggi – Padang airport / 3 hrs drive
Today you drive to Padang airport via Anai valley and waterfall. It takes around 2,5 hours drive.
TOUR END,,,,SEE YOU NEXT HOLIDAYS,,,
Hotels as mentioned above (based on middle class 3stars) + breakfast
Deluxe AC transport as mentioned in the program + fuel & driver English/Spanish/Dutch/Italian/German/French speaking guide
Entrance & parking fees as mentioned in the program
Ferry Parapat – Samosir island vice versa Boat tour on lake Toba for a group of 8 persons – up (1 – 7 persons will use a car)
Personal expenses; meals, drinks, donations, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
Tips = US$ 4.00 / person / day depends on client’s satisfaction
Any optional program