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Medan, Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang, Lake Toba and Bukittinggi Tour in 12 Days / 11 Nights

DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN MEDAN – TRANSFER TO HOTEL
Upon arrival at Medan, pick up by our tour guide and then Transfer to hotel, afternoon free at own leisure.

DAY 02 MEDAN – CITY TOUR – TANGKAHAN (BLD)

After breakfast at hotel, then start city tour visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque, Chinese temple and then drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Batang Serangan. Afternoon arrival at Tangkahan and check in hotel.

DAY 03 TANGKAHAN – ELEPHANT SAFARI (BLD)
After breakfast and continue walking to the starting point for Elephant riding, where you will experience riding Sumatra Elephant, will pass the river and jungle. The Elephant riding will take about one hour, After riding the Elephant, tubing down the river. Back to hotel and resting.

DAY 04 TANGKAHAN – BUKIT LAWANG BY Motor Bike or Jeep (Bukit Lawnang Cottage / Rindu Alam).
After breakfast at hotel and leave Tangkahan for Bukit Lawang by Jeep 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 and overnight.

DAY 05  BUKIT LAWANG – TREKKING (BLD)
After breakfast, walking through the bank of the river and then crossing the river by traditional canoe and then continue climbing up to the jungle to see Orang Uran on their feeding time, after feeding time of Orang Utan walking deeper inside the jungle where the possibility to see several kinds of flora and fauna at Tropical rain foret, the tracking will take about 3 hours, after tracking return back 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 (BLD)

After breakfast drive to Brastagi on the way stop at Sembahe River, passing Sibolangit, and arrival at Brastagi visiting Batak Karo Traditional village at peceren, traditional fruit market and Batak Karo Church and Gundaling Hill.
After finish the tour check-in hotel and overnight.
 
DAY 07: BRASTAGI – SAMOSIR (B)
After breakfast drive to Samosir, on the way stop at Sipiso-piso waterfall, visiting “Rumah Bolon” (Long House) the old Palace of Batak Simalungun Kings and stop at Simarjarunjung to enjoy the fantastic view of Lake Toba. Arrival at Parapat crossing to Samosir Island by ferry boat, arrival at Samosir Island check in to hotel.
 
DAY 08 : SAMOSIR – EXCURISON BY CAR (BLD)
After breakfast excursion on Samosir Island by car, visiting several Batak Toba traditional villages :
Ambarita : To see stone chairs and table stone the old meeting place of Sialagan Kings.
Simanindo : To see Batak Toba traditional dance and museum.
Pangururan : To see the view of Lake Toba and Hot springs water.
Tomok : To see the old tomb of Sidabutar Kings
along On this trip also possible to stop at school to see the activities of young children in the school, visiting the village where the people make traditional hand weaving.+ stop also at scenic places like the graves! Afternoon return back to hotel

DAY 09 : SAMOSIR – SIPIROK (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, check-out and 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 and Sipoholon Hot Springs. Before arrival at Sipirok the day enjoy the nature by walking at the bank of Sarulla river, the rice terrace and arrival at Sipirok check in to hotel.

DAY 10 : SIPIROK – BUKITTINGGI (BLD)
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 11: BUKITTINGGI – MINANGKABAU TOUR (BLD)
After breakfast drive to Batu Sangkar via Tabek Patah, on the way stop at Rao-Rao to visit Minangkabau traditional village and stop to see traditional village and stop to see traditional coffee milling, arrival at Batu Sangkar 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 visiting city tour visiting Sianok canyon, fort De Kock, Museum and Market. Afternoon return to hotel.

DAY 12. BUKITTINGGI – PADANG / AIRPORT. B
After brekfast, check-out and drive to Padang via Anay Valley, on the way stop at Anai Water Fall, arrival at Padang directly transfer to Airport.


What is included in the tour package :
- Accommodations twin/double share
- Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as appeared in itinerary
- Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
- All transports required for the whole journey as indicated in itinerary
- Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
- Tour production by PT Lintang Buana Wisata Nusantara
- Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
- Return airport to hotel transfer

What is not included yet in the tour package :
- Airfare & airport tax
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
- Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide

(by FIP, Jan 2010)