Toba - Parapat
Toba is the heart of Batak country, the largest lake in southeast
Asia with a surface area of about 1,145 sg. kilometers, and
the deepest lake in the world, over 450 meters deep. The town
of Parapat is the main tourist resort and lies on the shores
of the lake. The Batak Toba and Batak Simalungun peoples of
Parapat are happy, easy going people, known for their lively
and sentimental love songs. Recreational sports in Parapat include
swinuning, water skiing, motor boating, ca.noeing, fishing,
and golf. The climate is cool and dry, an ideal place to relax.
There is a plethora of hotels, bungalows, villas and guesthouses.
Parapat is 176 km From Medan and can be reached in 4 hours by
The island of Samosir, in the middle of Lake Toba, is accesible
by regular ferries from Parapat. The original home of the flerce
Toba Bataks, the island has many sites of stone tombs and traditional
villages. The villages of Tomok, Tuk-tuk, Siallagan and Ambarita
are noteworthy. Transportation can be arranged through your
hotel or rent a motorcycle for a day's adventure on the island.
Accomodations ofvarious styles and standards are readily available.
MEDAN TOUR PACKAGES
01.MEDAN – PARAPAT (Danau Toba Cottage)
Upon arrival at Polonia airport, transfer to restaurant for
lunch, after lunch drive to Parapat via Tebingtinggi, on the
way stop at Pematang Siantar for shopping and arrival at Parapat
check in to hotel and dinner.
DAY 02.PARAPAT – SAMOSIR EXCURSION
After breakfast at hotel excursion on Lake Toba by ferry boat
and visiting several Batak toba traditional village:
Tomok : To see the old tomb of Sidabutar Kings.
Ambarita : To see stone chairs and table stone, the execution
Afternoon return back to Parapat .
DAY 03. PARAPAT – BRASTAGI (Danau Toba Cottage)
After breakfast drive to Brastagi via Simarjarunjung, on the
way visit Sipiso-piso waterfall, fruit market at Brastagi and
afternoon arrival check in to hotel and dinner.
DAY 04.BRASTAGI – MEDAN (Dharma Deli Htl)
After breakfast drive to Medan and arrival at Medan city tour
by visiting Sultan Palace, Great Mosque and shopping, afternoon
check in to hotel.
DAY 05.HOTEL – AIRPORT/ TRANSFER.
After breakfast free at own leisure until time transfer to Airport
Upon your arrival in Medan, meeting service and directly travel
to the mountain resort of Brastagi. En-route stops at Sembahe
Stream, Sibolangit Nature Reserve and the Peceran village to
see the typical houses of the Karo Batak tribe.
Overnight in Brastagi
DAY 2 BRASTAGI - SAMOSIR (via Parapat)
Leave for Parapat, en-route stops at the Lingga Village to see
a glimpse of the way of life of the Karo Batak tribe and their
traditional houses, Tongging Hill to view the northern side
of Lake Toba and see the slender Sipisopiso waterfall which
drops into the lake from a height of hundreds of meters. Also
visit the Ruma Bolon (the Long House) at Pematang Purba, which
belongs to the Royal Family of the Simalungun Batak tribe. After
a short rest in Parapat, leave for Samosir Island by boat.
Overnight in Samosir
DAY 3 SAMOSIR - PARAPAT
Encounter the Batak Toba village at Tomok where carved statues
stand in an ancient graveyard as a memorial to the kings of
bygone days. See the Tomb of King Sidabutar. The next village
to visit is the Ambarita village, where you will find the stone
furniture in front of traditional houses. Also visit Simanindo,
to see the folk dance of the Batak Toba people. In the afternoon
take the boat for the return trip to Parapat.
Overnight in Parapat
DAY 4 PARAPAT - PADANG SIDEMPUAN
Leave for Sibolga, a small harbour town. visit the Lumban Garaga
Village, the small town Balige with its unique market building,
winding along the road from Tarutung to Sibolga. After a short
rest, continue the journey to Padang Sidempuan for an overnight
Overnight in Padang Sidempuan
DAY 5 PADANG SIDEMPUAN - BUKITTINGGI
A long drive to Bukittinggi through the most beautiful countryside
of the Sumatra island. It exhibits the inland of Sumatra, the
sceneries of mountains, rivers, valleys and villages will unfold.
Pass the Equator Monument, see the world famous Rafflesia Arnoldi
Flower at Palupuh, and you will arrive in the most charming
town, the heart of Minangkabau highland - Bukittinggi.
Overnight in Bukittinggi
DAY 6 BUKITTINGGI
Highlights of the city sightseeing tour include the Ngarai Sianok
(grand valley), Fort de Kock, see Jam Gadang the landmark of
Bukittinggi, the unique market, the museum, and Pandai Sikat
to see the traditional weaving. Proceed to Pagaruyung, site
of the ancient Minangkabau kingdom where the Queen ruled a matriarchal
society. And last but not least visit the traditional villages
of Lima Kaum and Pariangan.
Overnight in Bukittinggi
DAY 7 BUKITTINGGI - PADANG - departure
Continue driving through the beautiful countryside to Padang,
the capital city of West Sumatra. Upon arrival in Padang, direct
MINANGKABAU TOUR PACKAGES
DAY 01.PADANG – BUKITTINGGI
Upon arrival at Tabing airport Padang, pick up by our guide
and then drive to Bukittinggi by passing Anay Valley, on the
way stop at Kiambang snd Pandai Sikat Village to see traditional
hand carving and weaving, arrival at Bukittinggi check in to
DAY 02.BUKITTINGGI – BATUSANGKAR – BUKITTINGGI
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Batusangkar to visit the
old Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom at Pagaruyung, on the way
stop at Baso to see traditional embroidery and Tabek Patah for
fantastic view of rice terrace, after visiting Pagaruyung return
to Bukittinggi via Lake Singkarak and check in to Hotel.
DAY 03.BUKITTINGGI – PADANG
After brekfast city tour by visiting Sianok Grand canyon with
its Japanese tunnel, Fork de kock, Museum, Big Tower O’clock
“Jam Gadang” and market, after lunch proceed to
Padang via Maninjau Lake and arrival at Padang short city tour
before check in to Hotel.
DAY 04.HOTEL – AIRPORT / TRANSFER
After breakfast free at own leisure until time transfer to airport.
01.PADANG – BUKITTINGGI
arrival at Tabing airport Padang, pick up by our guide and then
drive to Bukittinggi by passing Anay Valley, on the way stop
at Kiambang and Pandai Sikat village to see traditional hand
carving and weaving, arrival at Bukittingi check in to Hotel.
DAY 02.BUKITTINGGI– BATUSANGKAR – BUKITTINGGI
After breakfast at hotel drive to Batusangkar to visit the old
Palace of Minangkabau Kingdom at Pagaruyung, on the way stop
at Baso to see traditional embroidery and Tabek Patah for fantastic
view of rice terrace, after visiting Pagaruyung return to Bukittinggi
via Lake Singkarak and check In to hotel.
DAY 03.BUKITTINGGI – MANINJAU
After breakfast city tour by visiting Sianok Grand canyon with
its Japanese tunnel, Fort de Kock, Museum,Big Tower O’clock
“ Jam Gadang “ and market, then drive to Maninjau
via fantastic of 44 hairpins curve road “Kelok 44”,
arrival at Maninjau check in to hotel.
DAY 04.MANINJAU – PADANG
After breakfast at hotel drive to Padang via Pariaman, on the
way stop at Artha beach, upon arrival at Padang visit Muara
beach, Museum and market, afternoon check in to hotel.
DAY 05.HOTEL – AIRPORT / TRANSFER
After breakfast free at own leisure until time transfer to airport