Bouwsteen rondreis 15 dagen Noord-West Sumatra
De reis voert u vanaf Medan langs de jungle en orang oetans bij Bukit Lawang, waar u ook een spannende raft kunt doen. Vervolgens naar het Tobameer om de Batak clultuur te beleven. Een bijzondere stop in het olifanten reservaat Barumun Nagari Wildlife Sanctuary waar u ook de Sumatraanse tijgers kunt zien. Verder via het Minangkabau hoogland naar de prachtige stad Bukittinggi en het meer van Maninjau, alvorens we heerlijk kunnen genieten van de eilandjes, jungle en watervallen bij Sungai Pisang, een wit strand in de buurt van Padang.
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Included and excluded
•Accommodations based on bed and breakfast
•Private car or van with driver, including fuel, his meals and overnight stays
•Excursions and entrance fees, dinner with vocal group on Samosir and Ferry Parapat-Samosir-Parapat
•Permit, local guide for 3 hours of jungle trekking on day 2
•Rafting program on the Wampu river, professional rafting guides, 1x lunch during the rafting, rafting boat, life jackets and helmets on day 3
•During your stay in Barumun Nagari Wildlife Sanctuary 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner
•Rimba Lodge including 3 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner
Not included :
•Tips and personal expenses
•Guide (price on request)
•Travel and cancellation insurance ( mandatory )
•Booking fee and contribution Emergency Fund € 30 per booking
•SGR contribution € 5 per person
•CO2 compensation € 22 per person
Dag 1 Arrival Medan, transfer to hotel
Dag 2 Medan - Bukit Lawang
Dag 3 Bukit Lawang
of optioneel Raft excursie Bohorok
Dag 4 Bukit Lawang - Lake Toba
Dag 5 Dag 6 Lake Toba - Samosir island tour and dinner at Marysca restaurant
Free program Lake Toba
Dag 7 Samosir - Barumun Nagari
Dag 8 Op safari in het Barumun Nagari Wildlife Sanctuary
Dag 9 through the Minangkabau highlands to Bukittinggi
Dag 10 Nature, palace and history of Bukittinggi
Dag 11 Bukittinggi city tour and Lake Maninjau
Dag 12 van Bukittinggi naar het strand van Sungai Pisang
Dag 13 Vrije dag Rimba lodge
Dag 14 Vrije dag Rimba lodge
Dag 15 Vertrek uit de Rimba lodge
Small and clean hotel, just outside de bustle of Medan. Spacious and beautifully situated on the river Deli. From the swimming pool view on the river. Friendly and helpful staff. Number of rooms: 8 Facilities: swimming pool, good restaurant Deli River is managed by Tri Jaya Tour & Travel, our agent on Sumatra. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Bukit Lawang Cottages
Simple but clean hotel, with cottages on the ground floor. A hanging bridge over the river Bohorok is the entrance to the hotel. In the open restaurant there’s plenty of choice. The spacious rooms are equipped with a fan, no air-conditioning and there is an outdoor shower. In the vicinity you can go on a hike to the orang-utans. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Tabo cottages - Samosir
The cozy and small-scale Tabo cottages is located directly on the Toba lake. The hotel has around 40 rooms, ranging from Superior (Basic, private bathroom with hot water), Deluxe (spacious with private veranda and fan), Batak cottages (separate cottages with the same Deluxe amenities) and Junior suites, overlooking the lake and an extra sofa bed and coffee-tea facilities. The hotel has its own bakery, restaurant and swimming pool with views over the lake. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Samosir Villa resort
Samosir Villa resort is quite recent (2012) and beautifully situated in the village TukTuk on the island Samosir. Of course it’s very nice to go for a swim in lake Tobe, but there’s also a great swimming pool. All rooms have a small balcony with view on Lake Toba, TV and a safety box. VIP rooms have also a small fridge. WiFi available. At weekends and on national holidays there can be many local tourists at the hotel. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Nice hotel on Samosir island with rooms housed in Batak style cottages. The hotel is located directly in the town of Tuk-Tuk on Lake Toba and all rooms have a beautiful view of this lake. All simple rooms have a bathroom, TV and private balcony. Number of Rooms: 134 Facilities: Swimming pool, restaurant, internet access. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Barumun Nagari lodge
Eenvoudig guesthouse met simpele, maar schone kamers. Er zijn een paar kamers afgestemd op Westerse toeristen met westers toilet en warme douche. Tijdens verblijf in het guesthouse zijn lunch en diner inclusief. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Hotel Denai is a comfortable hotel in Bukittinggi. Suitable for both business travellers and tourists. Located in a beautiful garden you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Merapi (or, in minagkabau, Marapi) and Singallang Mountains. Number of rooms: 70 Facilities: Swimming pool, 24 hour room service, restaurant and bar, laundry service. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Novotel - Bukittinggi
Novotel Bukittinggi is located in the city center, at walking distance from Jam Gadang (Bukittinggi icon), Pasar Atas and Benteng Fort de Kock, and close to Jambatan Limpapeh. Novotel Bukittinggi is about 76 km from the Minang Kabau International Airport. Located in the heart of the fabulous Bukittinggi; Jam Gadang (city monument) and Pasar Asat, a famous traditional market, are close by. There you will find various souvenirs, specifically handmade by local artisans. Just inside Pasar Ateh you can enjoy the delicious dishes of Minangkabau. Around Novotel Bukittinggi, many other tourist attractions await you This hotel has not yet been visited by us meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Rimba lodge Sungai Pisang
The Rimba lodge is the ultimate place to enjoy the beach, jungle, coral and fish. The lodge has very simple rooms, of which we usually use the Harimau lodges (Dlx). It has a double and single bed and an open-air bathroom with a western toilet and hot running water. The Penyu and Owa Owa lodges (Spr) are slightly smaller and only have cold running water. The Kalaolodge (fam. Room) has 2 bedrooms and a living area and a shower with hot water. The Lumba Lumba lodges are very simple with a shared bathroom / toilet and we do not offer them. The Rimba lodge can only be reached by boat, has the jungle at the back and a house reef in front of the beach. Trekking, snorkeling trips and many other activities are organized. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
MedanMedan is the capital of the province of North Sumatra and has more than 2.5 million inhabitants. In the Dutch East Indies period there were many plantations outside the city, especially rubber did well. The 1965 book "Rubber" by M.H. Szekely-Lulofs gives a good picture of what the world looked like at the time and how the Netherlands was firmly in control around the Deli river. Later it was mainly the Chinese who attracted trade and power. Now Medan is a modern city, where many old buildings still remind of the colonial period.
For the western tourist, Medan doesn't have much to offer: the Sultan's palace is nice to visit, as is the Chinese temple. Take a look at the great mosque Masjid Raya Al-Mashun, you will be welcomed (outside the services) and shown around.
Our favorite Deli River hotel is located just outside the city, on the Deli River. The accompanying restaurant Omlandia serves delicious Indonesian, Indian and Western dishes. The pecel (kind of gado-gado with delicious sauce) is a must!
In the center there is also a wide choice of hotels, but they still lack the atmosphere. Perhaps the former hotel de Boer, now Grand Inna, will come close.
BohorokBukit Lawang is the place that is often called Bohorok, the river of the same name. Bukit Lawang is located in the Gunung Leuser National park and is mainly visited to spot the orangutans. The former orangutan rehabilitation center is located directly on the river. Until a few years ago, the great apes were trained here to be able to live from nature after a life as a pet. That is now a thing of the past. No orangutans have been kept in captivity for years and the work of the rehabilitation center is about to end.
Until recently, the monkeys were fed on the "piets time", a name that you have to understand. For many Indonesians, the "F" is a difficult to pronounce consonant that is corrupted into a "P". Feeding time is already more understandable then, but for us Europeans still strange. A time to go. But it is still customary for the premises to go to the feeding time, because then you can be sure that you can see the monkeys up close.
However, the pied time is also a thing of the past. If you want to spot orangutans, make a jungle trek of 3 or 4 hours, together with a local ranger, who will bring some fruit or vegetables in his backpack to lure the famous orangutans.
Bukit Lawang is approximately 3 hours drive from Medan and 2 hours (via bumpy roads) from Tangkahan. It has some nice accommodations, of which the Eco Lodge and Sam's bungalows are our favorites. For those traveling with growing youth, the Bukit Lawang children's home, with 2 bedrooms, is a nice alternative.
Keep in mind that on weekends Bukit Lawang is overrun by local tourists and the Saturday nights are noisy!
You don't have to travel to Bukit Lawang for special food.
Video Gunung Leuser park
Lake Toba is the largest lake in Indonesia with a length of about 100 km and a width of 30 km. It originated from a volcanic eruption, roughly 75,000 years ago. The Toba Batakkers live around the lake, a people of predominantly Christian faith, mixed with a kind of animistic ancestor worship.
Samosir is the famous peninsula in the lake. An island tour of Samosir lets you see and experience the culture of the Batakkers. A boat trip on Lake Toba, along the island, is also a lot of fun and shows almost the same sights.
It is special to take a day trip to Tatea Bulan. High in the mountains there is a pilgrimage site of the Batak kings and the ancestors are honored. A very devout visit, with beautiful panoramas. Along the way you will also visit the sacred sources of AEK Sipitu Dai. During our visit, the washing place was quickly emptied in order to show something of the sacred.
What you should not miss is a dinner with a vocal group. The Batakkers are known for their polyphonic singing, accompanied by guitar and simple local musical instruments.
The culinary specialties of the Batakkers are not always in the taste of western visitors: dog is not exactly what we are waiting for and the Ikan Mas (kind of goldfish) takes you more time to get rid of bones than it is tasty. Fortunately, Saksang remains, a Batak dish that should not be missing during a wedding. There are two variants, of which we ignore the dog and go for the Saksang Babi of pork.
Of course you are going to eat at my kake-pinjum, my borrowed brother Rony. Together with Rosinthan he runs the Marysca Restaurant. All our Sumatra travelers get a free dinner here with a warm Batak welcome. Rony, his friends and family like to take you musically through the Batak culture with the vocal goup.
Our favorite hotels are Tabo cottages (Junior suite or Villa) and Samosir Villa resort (VIP room. At weekends the resort is overcrowded by local tourists).
Padang SidempuanFrom Samosir it is a full day driving on the Trans Sumatra Highway to the west. Baramun Nagari Wildlife Sanctuary is located near the town of Padang Sidempuan, which has nothing to offer tourists themselves. The large park houses a shelter for elephants and other wildlife. During a safari day you will experience the elephants in their natural habitat and you will come face to face with various strange birds, monkeys and probably one of the two (or both) Sumatran tigers.
We are short about food and favorite accommodation: There is only one accommodation and that is the sanctuary itself: simple.
BukittinggiBukittinggi (high hill) is situated in the middle of Sumatra in the Minangkabau highland.
In the past this city was known as Fort de Cock, the bell tower built by the Dutch in 1926, which you still can visit on the town square.
In the Natural Park Taman Bundo Kanduang you’ll see the typical constuction of the Minangkabau in the replica of Rumah Gadang.( Rumah Gadang means Big House)
From Bukettinggi you can go to Sianok Canyon,Lobang Jepang and Lake Maninjau.
Sungai Pisang is a small village at a 45-minute drive south of Padang. Wooden boats are grown in the village. After another 45 minutes sailing you will arrive at the Rimba Eco lodge.