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The Harau Valley is sometimes known as the Yosemite of Indonesia. Here, gibbons and macaques and a variety of wildlife still roam freely as this area in the Lima Puluh Kota district has actually been designated nature conservation, covering some 669 acres. Its beautiful landscape, its peaceful serenity interrupted only by the calls of the macaques and the chirping of birds, make the Harau Valley the perfect holiday getaway.

The steep rock walls here are not only a natural invitation to photographers, but they also attract rock climbers who consider climbing these steep walls a significant challenge. There are 300 spots from where to climb. Looking up, the clear blue sky above is the ultimate finish line as you grab the belay devices, carabiners, and necessary ropes to reach the heights of the Harau Valley. This valley is infrequently visited so that you may have the whole valley all to yourself.

Relaxing is one of the best time-elapsing activities here. Order a cup of coffee and local delicacies and settle down to write the last chapter of your travels and the extraordinary experiences you had in wonderful Indonesia. Take time for a short walk around the village and watch how people live. Some of the women here work in the rice fields while men plow the fields behind water buffalos, providing the perfect shot for you to take.

Public transportation is available for those wishing to spend the entire vacation time in and around Bukittinggi. Else, renting a minivan or a motorbike will guarantee the time well spent for day-trippers to these Minangkabau highlands.

Location Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Airport / Padang - Bukit Tinggi - Harau (Abdi Homestay)

Upon arrival at Minangkabau International Airport Padang pick up by our Tour guide and then drive to Payakumbuh, via Bukittinggi, on the way stop at Anay Valley waterfall, afternoon arrival at Harau Valley check in to simple guest house Lembah Echo.

Day 2: Harau Jungle Tracking. B.L.D

After breakfast start tracking up to the jungle with a fantastic view of the rice field and villages can be enjoyed, on the tracking experience wildlife with its flora and fauna. Will see several types of birds, monkeys like black gibbons, long tale Macaca, the footstep of wild deer, tapir, several kinds of the butterfly, orchids and will enjoy several waterfalls and overnight in a tent near a cave. (Lunch and Dinner provided by the tour guide).

Day 3: Harau Tracking - Hotel B.L

After breakfast continues tracking in the jungle and experiences a different side of the jungle with it natures and again the several kinds of the wild animal will be found in the rain tropical forest, afternoon return back to the hotel walking via several small villages to see the daily life of local people. (Lunch provided by Tour Guide).

Day 4: Minangkabau Tour - Bukittinggi (Royal Denai Htl / Similar) B

After breakfast, drive to Batusangkar to see the old Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom at Pagaruyung and then continue to drive to Singkarak Lake and arrival at Bukittinggi city tour visiting Sianok Canyon, Fort de Kock, museum and market. Afternoon checks in to the hotel.

Day 5: Bukittinggi - Padang / Airport. B

After breakfast drive to Padang and arrival at Padang transfer directly to the Airport.