12 DAYS MINANGKABAU & KERINCI TOUR

Minangkabau land West Sumatra & Kayu Aro mount Kerinci
22/Feb/2015
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12 DAYS MINANGKABAU & KERINCI TOUR

Day 1
Arrive in Padang with flight ...at...We will fetch you from the airport and transfer to hotel Savali or similar in Padang. Here you can rest after long journey or walk in the nearby area.

Day 2
Padang - Bukittinggi. After breakfast we depart to Bukittinggi via Lake Diatas and Dibawah. The two lakes are boarded by a hill with 1 km distance and offer impressive panorama and fresh air.  After that we continue the trip to Solok, a small town that lies on the Sumatra Highway. This town has some fine examples of Minangkabau architecture with horn shaped roots and wood carved and painted wall in brilliant colors. In the afternoon we arrive in Bukittinggi, the heart of Minangkabau highland. Overnight stay in hotel Royal Denai or similar in Bukittinggi.

Day 3
Bukittinggi - city tour. Today we will make a sight seeing in Bukittinggi. Starting with Fort de Kock fortress", situated on a strategic point of Bukittinggi. Then to the famous  Ngarai Sianok", Japanese cave, museum, the colorful market and the hand weaving village of Pandai Sikat. Afternoon free at your own program to scroll this pleasant and cool city of Bukittinggi. Overnight stay in hotel Royal Denai or similar in Bukittinggi.

Day 4
Bukittinggi. Full day tour to the natural and cultural objects such as: Tabek Patah with its beautiful Panorama, Sungai Tarab a unique village with traditional coffee mills with turbine generated by flowing water, Batusangkar is considered the centre of Minangkabau culture that has some historical remains of stone tablets with ancient Hindu scrip, Pagaruyung is the cultural highlight of the visit with its Buffalo horn shape beautiful Minangkabau palace. Balimbing village that still has some old houses dated back to couple centuries ago. On your return to Bukittinggi, make a stop at the coast of Lake Singkarak. Overnight stay in hotel Royal Denai or similar in Bukittinggi.

Day 5
Bukittinggi - Lake Maninjau. After breakfast we leave Bukittinggi to Koto Gadang the silver village of West Sumatra province. From Koto Gadang, we continue the tour to Embun pagi, a place to enjoy the fresh air mist and beautiful view over Lake Maninjau surrounded by green hills. You can also make a stop at Lawang village famous for its sugar cane products. The processing of sugar cane is still in traditional way. After that we descend to the lake Maninjau passing its 44 curves. Lake Maninjau is one of the most treasured and worth while place to visit in West Sumatra. The rest of the day free at your own leisure. Overnight stay in a simple accommodation on shore of lake Maninjau, named hotel Pasir Panjang Permai. Your room has beautiful view to the lake.

Day 6
Maninjau - free at your own program to explore the surrounding areas of the beautiful and calm lake Maninjau. You can walk, bike or just relax and swim in the lake.

Day 7
Maninjau - Padang. Today we take you back to Padang  via Anai valley. Here you can see Anai waterfall. In Padang you can make a city tour to the old town of Batang Arau, Siti Nurbaya bridge and museum. Overnight stay in hotel Savali or similar in Padang.

Day 8
Padang - Kerinci..After breakfast we depart to Kerinci Seblat national park, the highest highland in Sumatra. Enroute you can stops at Roots bridge in Painan. In the afternoon we arrive in Kersik tuo at the foot of Mount Kerinci. Overnight stay in a simple homestay that belong to the local people, Subandi Homestay.

Day 9
Kerinci  - excursions at the surrounding areas such as to the waterfalls, hot spring or local villages. The mount Kerinci (3805 meters) is the highest active volcano in Sumatra and part of Bukit Barisan range. Overnight stay in Subandi Homestay.

Day 10
Kerinci. Free at your own program. Today you can make a full day trekking at the tropical rain forest of the mount Kerinci with local guide (not included) or visit the Kayu Aro tea plantation (permit is not included). The tea plantation makes beautiful landscape of this area and the product is famous as one of the best tea in the world since Dutch colonial time. Overnight stay in Subandi Homestay.

Day 11
Kerinci - Padang. In the morning we leave Kerinci Seblat national park to Padang. Upon arrival in Padang we proceed to hotel Savali or similar in Padang.  

Day 12
Padang - airport. Free at your own program until time we transfer you to the airport to catch your flight to the next destination. End of your fine trip with us in Sumatra.

The prices for the above tour are :

Persons

Prices

2 - 3 persons

USD 895 /person

4 - 5 persons

USD 625 /person

6 – 8 persons

USD 575 /person

Single Supplement

USD 250

High season charge

TBA

 

 

 

The prices are already included:

- Overnight stay in above mentioned hotels based on twin share bedrooms.

- Daily breakfast

- English speaking guide

- Transportation using an air conditioned car included Fuel

- Driver, his meals & overnight accommodation costs

- Excursions as mentioned in the above itinerary

- Entrance & parking fee

Not included:
- Air tickets and airport taxes
- Insurance
- Personal expenses such as tips, donation, drinks, lunches, dinners, meals (except are mentioned above) etc.

Individual Tour
The above tour program is an individual tour. You will travel individually with your own driver and guide. There is no body else in your transportation. You have your own privacy and decide your own time.