Day 1: Arrival in Medan. Overnight stay in Prima Indah Guest house, situated just outside Medan in the countryside. Here you can rest after the long journey, walk or swim. In the afternoon a city tour of Medan taking in the remaining Dutch, English, Chinese and Malay architecture.
Day 2: Medan - Bohorok - Bukit Lawang. In this impressive nature reserve you can see the orangutans feeding in their natural environment. This involves a 45 minutes walk through the jungle to reach the feeding grounds of the orangutan. The sportive hiker can take exciting jungle trips here. However walkers must be fit and have suitable, large profile shoes. Overnight stay in Hotel Rindu Alam in Bukit Lawang. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Bukit Lawang - Brastagi via Medan. Enroute stop at Sikulikap waterfall. In the afternoon you will arrive at the cool mountain resort of Brastagi. Here you can view 2 active volcanoes, Sibayak and Sinabung. Overnight stay in hotel Brastagi Cottage in Brastagi. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Brastagi - Samosir. After breakfast leave for Prapat at the famous Lake Toba. On the way stops at the Sipiso Piso waterfall, at the longhouse of King Purba and at pineapples, coffee and ginger plantations. In the afternoon you arrive in Prapat at Lake Toba. With a ferry boat you cross Lake Toba to Samosir Island. Overnight at hotel Toledo at Samosir. Your room has beautiful view directly on the lake side. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Samosir. After breakfast excursion to several Toba Batak villages at the island. Visit to the villages Ambarita, Simanindo and Tomok. Overnightat hotel Toledo. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Samosir - Sibolga. In the early morning you will cross the lake to Prapat from where you leave for Sibolga. Along the southern shores of Lake Toba with its lovely rice fields and huge Batak kings' graves you travel through the Toba highlands. During the trip you will pass hot sulphur springs at Sipoholon. In Tarutung, the center of the Protestant Batak church, you turn towards the direction of Sibolga, the old harbor town on the Indian Ocean. By an amazing road with a thousand curves, straight through the Bukit Barisan ridge, you will arrive late in the afternoon in Sibolga, the town where time seems to stand still. You will lodge in a nice hotel Sibolga Marina on the island of Poncan. Gadang, 20 minutes by boat from Sibolga. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Sibolga - Poncan Gadang. You can enjoy the heavenly surroundings on this Robinson Crusoe Island. You can also dive and snorkel over beautiful coral gardens. Diving equipment can be rented on the island. Overnight stay in hotel Sibolga Marina on Poncan Gadang. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Sibolga - Bukittinggi. The route to Bukittinggi in the Minangkabau highlands brings you again right through the Bukit Barisan mountain ridge of Sumatra. It is an impressive tour in which you drive through a wall of tropical rain forest. En route you pass the equator in the place Bonjol. In the afternoon we arrive in the cool and pleasant town of Bukittingi. Overnight stay in beautiful hotel Pusako in Bukittinggi. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Bukittinggi - Lake Maninjau. In the morning a tour in Bukittinggi to the former Fort De Kock, situated on a strategic point on a high mountain. You then visit the market and the famous 'Karbouwengat' (Ngarai Sianok), the impressive canyon beside the city. After that you proceed to Maninjau via the silver town of Kota Gadang on the other side of the Karbouwengat. For the sportive hiker the one hour walk through the deep Karbouwengat to Kota Gadang is a must! From Kota Gadang you will be picked up by the car for departure to the mysterious lake Maninjau, descending to the lake via the road with forty four curves. The lake is clean and still and excellent for swimming. In the afternoon depart to Tabing airport of Padang to your next destination. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Bukittinggi - Padang via Anai valley. On arrival in Padang we proceed to the airport Tabing to depart for your next destination. Includes: (B).
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