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Encounter remarkable wildlife, smouldering volcanoes & traditional cultures on this trip across Sumatra. Travel from the capital of North Sumatra to the old Dutch colonial town of Padang on the western coast, stopping to spot Sumatra Elephant, orangutans, explore Lake Toba the biggest lake in South East Asia, experience the island’s diverse heritage and more.

Sumatra is a bountiful island blessed with fascinating natural spectacle, exotic wildlife, as well as divergent ethnicities that live alongside each other. More than just a home to the legendary Lake Toba, endangered Orang Utans, and the delightful Batak culture, Sumatra has plenty of unexplored wonders waiting to be discovered. It is our great pleasure to unlock these hidden havens and continually bring you the exclusive vacation in Sumatra.

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN MEDAN   (Emerald Garden Hotel / Le Polonia Hotel /or similar hotel)
Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport pick up by our tour guide and then Transfer to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure.

DAY 02: MEDAN – CITY TOUR – TANGKAHAN  (Mega Inn Lodge)   
After breakfast city tour visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Chinese Temple and then drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Batang Serangan. Afternoon arriving at Tangkahan check in to simple lodge *Mega Inn)

After breakfast walking to the elephant station and then join with the Mahout during washing the Elephant, help feeding the elephants, after feeding the Elephant enjoying Tubing through the river and stop will be made at fantastic Buluh Waterfall where you may enjoy the waterfall, take your natutal shower and then you can enjoy sun bathing or swimming on the river while enjoying picnic lunch on the beach of the river. Afternoon arrival at the village you can get in touch with local people, where you can see the daily activities of the local people and then return to guest house by walking, arrival at guest house you can take a rest or visit hot springs and waterfall near the guest house.

DAY 04: TANGKAHAN – BUKIT LAWANG (Bukit Lawang Cottage / Rindu Alam Hotel)   (B)  
After breakfast leave Tangkahan for Bukit Lawang by car passing plantation and jungle road, on the way stop at plantation and several interesting places for enjoying the panorama and witness the activities of the local people. Upon arrival at Bukit Lawang check-in to hotel.

After breakfast walking to the jungle to start a jungle tracking to explore the nature of Leuser National Park with their flora and fauna, there will be possibility to see Orang Utan in their own natural habitat and other kind of animals such as Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaque, gibbon, black gibbon and other kind of flora and fauna of tropical rain forest. This tracking will take about 03 hours, after tracking return to hotel.
Afternoon free at own leisure to enjoy the nature of Bukit Lawang where you can also walking to the village around the hotel

DAY 06. BUKIT LAWANG – BRASTAGI ( Sinabung Htl / Mikie Holiday Htl) B
After breakfast drive to Brastagi via new road where you will passing several village such as Namu Ukur, Rumah Galuh and Simpang Kuta Buluh, on the way you can enjoying the panorama of Sinabung Volcano, afternoon arrival in Brastagivisiting Lhumbini Park with its duplicate of Shwedagon pagoda, fruit market, and Gundaling hill, afternoon check in to hotel.
DAY 07. BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR / LAKE TOBA   (Tabo Cottages / Samosir Villa / Toledo Inn)    (B)
After breakfast drive head for Samosir Island in Lake Toba via TELE. En-route stop at :
·        Dokan (to see the traditional village of the Batak Karo tribe)
·        Sipisopiso Waterfall (from here you can admire the scenic view of the Lake Toba from its northern tip combined with the slender 90 meters high waterfall)
·        Tele (a nice place for over-viewing the lake from its western part)
·        Efrata (another beautiful waterfall found on the way to Samosir Island)
·        Lumban Suhi-suhi (to see the Tobanase traditional houses where we could observe also the women doing the weaving)
In mid afternoon arriving at Tuktuk area on Samosir and check-in to hotel.  

After breakfast we start for our fullday excursion by car in the interior of Samosir island and en-route visiting :
-    Ambarita (to see the stone chairs and tables where once used as the execution site by the ancient tribal chieftains)
-    Aek Natonang (here we can see the small lake found of the top of Samosir Island and its panorama view)
-    Tomok (to see the old sarcophages belonged to former Sidabutar Kings and his descendants)
In afternoon return back to hotel and free at leisure.

DAY 09: SAMOSIR – PADANG SIDEMPUAN  (Mega Permata / Mutiara Hotel)     (B)
After breakfast crossing back to Parapat and arrival at Parapat drive to Padang Sidempuan, on the way stop at pineapple, clove, and coffee plantation and visiting traditional market at Balige Sigur-gur and Sipoholon Hot Springs. Before arrival at Padang Sidempuan, enjoy the nature by walking at the bank of Sarulla river, the ricefield-terraces and arrival at Padang Sidempuan check-in to hotel.

DAY 10: PADANG SIDEMPUAN – BUKITTINGGI (Royal Denai Hotel / Similar Hotel)    (B)
Leave Padang Sidempuan for Bukittinggi by passing rain tropical forest of Rimba Panti and visit pepper, vanilla, cardamon and cinnamon garden, and crossing the equator line at Bonjol, afternoon arrival at Bukittinggi - the charming town of Minangkabau people - directly check-in to hotel.

After breakfast drive to Batusangkar via Tabek Patah, on the way stop at Rao-Rao to visit Minangkabau traditional village and stop to see traditional coffee milling, arrival at Batusangkar drive to Pagaruyung to visit the duplicate of the Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom, afternoon return to Bukittinggi via Padang Panjang and visit Pandai Sikat village to see Minangkabau traditional hand weaving and wood carving, arrival at Bukittinggi city tour visiting Sianok Canyon (from the panorama point), Fort-De-Kock, Museum and Market. Afternoon return to hotel.

After breakfast drive to Panampuang village, it will take about 30 minutes driving from your hotel in Bukittinggi, arrival at Panampuang village visiting traditional embroidery and then start the trip with bicycle to explore the villages where you will stop at rice field to see the farmer working on rice field traditionally during planting the rice or harvest time, you may also try and join with the farmer during working at rice field, then continue by bicycle to visit school in the village and keep in touch with local peoples in the village during their daily activities such as making traditional handy craft or snack,  you can also stop at coffee shop in the village to try traditional coffee and get in touch with the villagers at coffee shop, since coffee shop is used by the villagers for social contact. Afternoon return to hotel in Bukittinggi.

After brekfast drive to Padang via Anai Valley, on the way stop at Anai Waterfall, arrival at Padang directly transfer to Airport.

- Accommodation based on twin sharing room at above mentioned hotels
- private air-conditioned car / tourist coach
- Daily breakfast
- Tours
- Transfer
- Entrance fee
- Elephant washing at Tangkahan + elephant feeding
- Tubing at Tangkahan + picnic lunch
- Tracking at Bukit Lawang (03 hours) included local guide and permit
- Return ferry boat for crossing from Parapat to Samosir Island
- Bicycle trip at Bukittinggi
- English speaking tour guide.

Airfares, airport taxes, insurance, donation, tips, elephant riding at Tangkahan, camera permit at Bukit Lawang and all personal gratuities.