This tour starts and ends in Kuala Namu Airport of Medan. Visiting some most beautiful attractions in North Sumtra such as the beautiful Lake Toba and the Karo Highlands. You also have a chance to see wildlife, the orangutans in their natural environment. You can explore the fauna and flora in the tropical rainforest.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL MEDAN – BAHOROK (L)
Upon arrival Kuala Namu airport of Medan, our staff will pick you up and then directly depart for Bohorok, located at southern part of Gunung Leuser National Park. This journey takes about 4 – 5 hour drive, about half of the trip will be on bumpy roads from Medan, capital of North Sumatra. En-route passing through several small towns followed by vast view of rubber and oil palm plantations and some countryside landscapes. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Check in at local guest house for overnight stay.
DAY 2: BAHOROK – MEDAN – BERASTAGI (B, L)
After breakfast, trek along the bank of a river, walking up to the jungle to see orangutans (if lucky) at their viewing site. After that, walking around Leuser National Park to discover many kind of flora and fauna as well enjoy the song of birds and siamang “the black gibbon”. Then continue to Brastagi in a 6 hour drive. Brastagi is a medium size and cool town on the highland of Karo, it is an ideal place for refreshing or relax. This town is surrounded by towering mountains and small Karonese villages where the locals grow fruits and vegetables. In Brastagi we visit local market where locals sell and buy fruits, flowers, and vegetables which are plenty on the vicinity of the town.
DAY 03: SIBAYAK VOLCANO TREKKING – BRASTAGI – PARAPAT – SAMOSIR (B, L)
Early morning after breakfast, drive to the slope of Sibayak and then start climbing to Sibayak Volcano to see the sunrise. After a short rest and enjoy the view, start trekking back to down and continue to Sidebuk-Debuk natural hot spring to enjoy and relax soaking yourself in a hot water pool before going back to the hotel. After lunch embark on the picturesque journey through pine forest, terraced plantations and verdant meadows. In this are it is possible to see traditional houses, stop at the high Sipiso Piso waterfall, Rumah Bolon (Long House) the old palace of Batak Simalungun King and also visit Hillpark Sibolangit en route. In the afternoon on arrival in Parapat, take direct cruise on Lake Toba to the island for overnight stay in the quiet town of Tuk Tuk. check-in at hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 04: SAMOSIR TOUR (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for tour to Ambarita where you can see the ancient megalithic structures, among them is the so-called “cannibal table”. The village was an important meeting place for Sialagana King, who as a king he restored order in all the villages. Stop at Simanindo at the North end of the island known as one of the best villages with traditional houses of Batak Toba. Also visit one of the most famous landmarks – the tomb of King Sidabutar, a sarcophagus which is more than 200 years old. Back to hotel for overnight.
DAY 05: SAMOSIR – AIRPORT TRANSFER (B, L)
After breakfast check-out hotel, then at the appropriate time transfer back to Medan, cross the lake by ferry and drive to Kuala Namu Airport for the flight to the next destination.
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Places of interest to visit :
Bohorok ‣ Bukit Lawang is a nature tourist attraction in Bahorok Sub-district, North Sumatera. This place is famous for its heavy and clear river currents and the semi-wild Sumatran orangutan observation spot in the protected forest area of Gunung Leuser National Park. The Sumatran orangutan (pongo abelii) is one of the two species of orangutans in Indonesia and can only be found on the island of Sumatra. The other one is Borneo orangutan.
Gunung Leuser National Park ‣ Gunung Leuser National Park is the last ecosystem on Earth where elephants, tigers, rhinos and orangutans still live together. The Leuser ecosystem is a vast tropical landscape on the island of Sumatra precisely in Aceh and North Sumatra which includes the most ancient region on earth. It consists of over 6.5 million hectares of lowland forests, mountainous rainforests and carbon-rich peat swamps.
Brastagi ‣ Also spelled Berastagi is a sub-district in Karo district, North Sumatera. It is the second largest city in the Karo Highlands after Kabanjahe City and is one popular tourist town. Berastagi means “rice store”, it is located around 66 kilometers south of Medan and about 1,300 meters above sea level. flanked by 2 active volcanoes; Mount Sibayak and Mount Sinabung.
Sibayak Volcano ‣ Mount Sibayak is an active volcano that produces hot steam. The eruption of this volcano taking place some time ago was enough to shake the rocks on the mountain’s peak. This “irregular” condition of its peak is so unique that attracts tourists who love to test their adrenaline to try to conquer Mount Sibayak.
Sidebuk-Debuk Natural Hot Spring ‣ Berastagi has a natural hot spring tourism park with the name Lau Sidebuk-Debuk or Sidebuk-Debuk. This hot spring is located south of Mount Sibayak, in the village of Sidebuk Debuk, about 58 km from the city of Medan. The climate here is quite cool because this place is about 2,100 m above sea level.
Sipiso Piso Waterfall ‣ Sipiso-Piso waterfall is one of the tourist attractions in the island of Sumatra. Located in Karo District, North Sumatera.This waterfall is located in the hill about 800 meters above sea level and is surrounded by pine forest. With a height of about 120 meters, Sipiso-Piso waterfall is one of the tallest waterfalls in Indonesia. With this waterfall, Karo Regency tourism is developing and become known among local and foreign tourists.
Rumah Bolon ‣ The traditional house of Batak tribe in the North Sumatera area is named Rumah Bolon or often called the gorga house. This house became a symbol of the existence of Batak people living in the area. Each house has its own characteristic, basically the bolon house has almost the same shape. The house is a rectangular shape, like a stilt house, there are many poles about1.75 meters tall. Because the pole is quite high, the occupants of the house or guest who will enter must use a ladder that is always odd.
Old Palace of Batak Simalungun King ‣ It is said that the ancient Pematang Rumah Bolon is a heritage building of Pangultop-Ultop, the first king of Simalungun. The palace was built in 1515 in the ancient district is about 170 kilometers from Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra Province. This palace was a dwelling place for the king along with Puang Bolon (empress) and 11 concubines or nasi bolon.
Hillpark Sibolangit ‣ Hillpark Sibolangit is a place that you must visit when you travel to the city of Medan. Medan is the third largest city in Indonesia after the capital of Jakarta and the city of Surabaya. Hillpark Sibolangit is a playground (theme park) located in Sibolangit and claimed to be the largest in the island of Sumatra.
Lake Toba ‣ Lake Toba is located in the mountains of Bukit Barisan, North Sumatera. With the breadth of 1,145 square kilometers makes it the widest lake in southeast Asia and is larger than Singapore [716 km]. Lake Toba is also the largest lake in the world that is formed from volcanic eruption, and is included in the Guinness World Records list.
Ambarita ‣ Ambarita Village, also known as Huta Siallagan, is a village that has very rich Batak tribes’ cultural tradition as well as some artifacts from the Megalithic era. This village is located in the district of Simanindo, Samosir Regency. The village has a stone-carved objects such as a table, also a human statue called a representation of the ancient Batak life of Parmalim.
Tomb of King Sidabutar ‣ On the island of Samosir there is a historical heritage site of King Sidabutar Tomb. This tomb is made of natural stone. Some tombs of the royal relatives is located in the vicinity. The uniqueness of these historical tombs s that the tombs are not burried underground like ordinary tombs in general, but it is above the ground.