Sumatra Overland North to West


Sumatra Overland 16D, 15N
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SUMATRA OVERLAND ITINERARY

DAY 01: ARRIVAL MEDAN.
On Arrival in Medan meet and greet with our guide then direct transfer to your accommodation:

DAY 02: MEDAN - BUKIT LAWANG (B,L).
Morning pick up and drive to the village of Bukit Lawang (about 4,5 hours), which is a gateway to the Leuser National Park, one of the few places in the world where you can still see orangutans in their natural habitat. The road there is a huge rubber plantation and plantation of palm trees, which is extracted from the fruit of palm oil. Dinner and Overnight at Bukit lawang Cottage  

DAY 03: BAHOROK EXPLORATION – BRASTAGI (B,L).
Morning trekking to see the Sumatran Orangutan. Afternoon back to the lodge and  transfer to Brastagi with stops at crocodile farm, waterfall and traditional villages (Drive approx 6 hours).Overnight at hotel in Brastagi. 

DAY 04: BERASTAGI – PARAPAT – SAMOSIR (B,L).
Morning pick up from your Hotel in Medan then drive to Parapat. Stop at the magnificent Sipiso Piso waterfall and Rumah Bolon (Long House) the old Palace of Batak Simalungun King en route. Afternoon arrive in Parapat direct cruise on Lake Toba to the island for overnight stay in the quiet town of Tuk Tuk. On arrival direct check-in to Taboo Cottage or similar.

DAY 05:  SAMOSIR EXCURSION (B,L).
After breakfast excursion by car then visiting several Batak Toba traditional village. Include into the visit today are Ambarita with the stone chairs and table, the execution place of Sialagan Kings. Then to Tomok with its old tomb of Sidabutar Kings. And finally to Simanindo, a place where we can enjoy the Batak Toba traditional dance ( Tor-Tor) and Museum. Afternoon back to hotel for overnight.

DAY 06: SAMOSIR – SIPIROK (B,L).
After breakfast 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 07: SIPIROK – BUKITTINGGI (B,L).
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 08: BUKITTINGGI – PADANG – MUARA SIBERUT (B,L).
Breakfast at hotel then visit Sianok Canyon (Ngarai Sianok), Fort De Kock, Kround Clock Tower (Jam Gadang) and Japanese tunnel. Afterward drive to Muara / Bungus harbor for borading public ferry at 6 pm. Overnight on board

DAY 09: MUARA SIBERUT – THE NATIVE’S VILLAGE (B,L,D).
Early in the morning arriving in Muara Siberut, after getting permit from The Local Government, taking motorized canoe to Rorogot or Madobak, it depend on the water in the river, walking to Sakaleo or to Bat Nusa about 3,5 hours. Overnight at Bat Nusa or Sakaleo at Native’s House.

DAY 10: EXPLORING THE NATIVE’S ACTIVITIES (B,L,D).
After having breakfast exploring the daily activities of Native’s Mentawai Tribe Such as: hunting, fishing, making sago powder (Main food of Mentawaian tribe), when you are lucky, you have chance to see the traditional dances of Mentawai during the Ceremonies in the evening.

DAY 11: WALKING TO ANOTHER VILLAGE (B,L,D).
In the morning free at own pleasure together with the Native’s before leaving To Bat Alemoi by walk about 2,5 hours. Overnight at Native’s House at Bat Alemoi.

DAY 12: BAT ELEMOI – MUARA SIBERUT (B,L,D).
Half day exploring the native’s activities before leaving to Muara Siberut such as: To see how they make Loin Clothes from the Bark of tree, Making tattoos, Bow and Poison arrow, etc. The Ferry depart to Padang in the evening, Overnight on Board.

DAY 13: ARRIVING IN PADANG – CUBADAK (B).
Early in the morning arriving in Padang, transfer to Cubadak Paradiso Village

DAY 14: CUBADAK (B,L,D).
Free at Leisure

DAY 15: CUBADAK (B,L,D).
Free at Leisure

DAY 16: CUBADAK – PADANG – DEPARTURE (B).
In appropriate time, transfer to Padang Airport then fly to next destination