Wednesday, 24 August 2011

SUMATRA OVERLAND TOURS AND RAFTING

SUMATRA OVERLAND TOURS AND RAFTING
Duration: 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS
START/FINISH: MEDAN/PADANG
Grade: MODERATE
DAY 01 : AIRPORT – HOTEL
Upon arrival in Polonia airport, you will be transferred to hotel and enjoy a free time at own leisure. (B)

DAY 02 : MEDAN – BOHOROK
After breakfast, we will do a city tour by visiting great Mosque, Sultan palace and crocodile farm. En route to Bohorok, we will stop by at palm oil and rubber plantation. Upon arrival at Bohorok, we directly check in to hotel. (B)

DAY 03 : BOHOROK – FULL DAY WHITE WATER RAFTING
After breakfast, we will go to Wampu River by mini bus. It is time to start your white water rafting adventure. It will be an excellent opportunity to see birds and wild life during the rafting time, as well as enjoy the rapids. After reaching the waterfall, you can enjoy a fresh shower at the riverbank. Lunch will be provided afterwards. After arrive at finishing point, you can take a coffee break before go back to hotel. (B)

DAY 04 : BOHOROK – VISIT ORANG UTAN
After breakfast, we will walk into the jungle to see the Orang Utan by crossing the river with traditional canoe then trekking to the feeding site to see the Orang Utan on their feeding time. After feeding time, we will return to hotel, otherwise jungle trekking for 2 hours in the jungle will be optional choice (extra charge for clients who want to go jungle trekking).  (B)

DAY 05 : BOHOROK – BRASTAGI
After breakfast, we will drive to Brastagi with stop by at Sembahe River and Sukulikap waterfall and visit Batak Karo traditional village at Peceren, also a fruit market. In the afternoon, we will check in to hotel. (B)

DAY 06 : BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR
After breakfast, we will drive to Parapat. En route, we will visit Sipiso-piso waterfall, Rumah Bolan (Long House) the old palace of Batak Simalungun kings and Simarjarunjung to see the view of Lake Toba. Upon arrival at Parapat, we will cross to Samosir Island by ferryboat then directly check in to hotel (B)

DAY 07 : SAMOSIR EXCURSION
After breakfast, we will take an excursion on Lake Toba by ferryboat and visiting several Batak Toba villages:
- T o m o k   : to see the old tomb of Sidabutar Kings.
- Ambarita   : to see stone chair and table the execution place of Sialagan Kings.
- Simanindo : to see Batak Toba traditional dance (Tor-Tor) and museum.
In the afternoon, we will return to hotel (B)

DAY 08 : SAMOSIR – SIPIROK
After breakfast, we will cross back to Parapat and continue driving to Sipirok. En route, we will stop by at Pineapple, clove, and coffee plantation; visiting traditional market at Balige Sigur-gur and Sipoholon hot springs. Before we reach Sipirok, we can spend the rest of the day by walking at Sarulla riverbank and enjoy the nature, including the rice terrace view. We will stay overnight at hotel. (B)

DAY 09 : SIPIROK – BUKITTINGGI
We will leave Sipirok for Bukittinggi and passing by rain tropical forest of Rimba Panti. En route, we will stop by to see the attraction of monkey picking up the coconut. Visit some plantations of pepper, vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon, then crossing the equator line at Bonjol. In the afternoon, we will arrive at Bukittinggi the charming town of Minangkabau and directly check in to hotel. (B)

DAY 10 : BUKITTINGGI – MINANGKABAU TOUR
After breakfast, we will take a city tour by visiting Sianok Canyon with its Japanese tunnel; Fort de Kock; Museum; and Jam Gadang (Big Tower O’clock) the landmark of the town then we will drive to Batu Sangkar via Tabek Patah. En route, we will stop by at Rao-Rao to visit Minangkabau traditional village and see traditional coffee milling. Upon arrival in Batu Sangkar, we will drive to Pagaruyung to visit the Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom. In the afternoon, we will return to Bukittinggi via Padang Panjang and visit Pandai Sikat village to see Minangkabau traditional hand woven and woodcarving. (B)

DAY 11 : BUKITTINGGI – PUNCAK LAWANG TRACKING TO MANINJAU
After breakfast, we will drive to Puncak  Lawang. En route, we will stop by at Koto Gadang village to see traditional silver work. After arrive in Puncak Lawang, we will trek down to Lake Maninjau via Lawang jungle. We will take a coffee break at traditional coffee shop in the jungle. We will experience walking at the bank of rice field and village. Upon arrival at Maninjau, we will check in to hotel. (B)

DAY 12 : MANINJAU FREE
Today is your free time to swim on Lake Maninjau, walking or cycling around the lake. (B)

DAY 13.MANINJAU – PADANG
After breakfast, we will drive to Padang via Pariaman. En route, we will stop by at Artha beach. Upon arrival in Padang, we will visit Muara beach then check in to hotel (B)

DAY 14.HOTEL – AIRPORT / TRANSFER
After breakfast, it is a free time at own leisure before drive to airport (B).

ININCLUDED :
- Accommodation based on twin sharing
- Air-conditioned transport
- Daily breakfast
- Entrance fee
- English speaking tour guide
- Rafting Equipment

EXCLUDED :
- Air fare
- Airport tax
- Insurance
- Donation
- Tips and all personal gratuities
Prices : Euro:60/p/day

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