Bouwsteen rondreis 8 dagen Noord-West Sumatra
U verblijft onder andere op het mooie schiereiland Samosir in het grote kratermeer Danau Toba.
De reis voert u verder mee langs Siporok en het Minangkabau hoogland naar de prachtige stad Bukittinggi.
Langs het meer van Maninjau en over de weg met 44 haarspeldbochten reist u door naar de eindbestemming van de bouwsteen, de havenstad Padang.
Dit is een voorbeeld van hoe een reis er uit kan zien , we stellen graag een op maat gemaakte reis voor u samen.
Included and excluded
•Accommodation based on bed and breakfast
•Private car or mini-bus with driver, including fuel, his meals and overnight stays
•Excursions and entrance fees, dinner with vocal group on Samosir and Ferry Parapat-Samosir-Parapat (approx € 80 p.p.)
•Tips and personal expenses
•Guide (price on request)
•Travel and cancellation insurances ( mandatory)
•Booking costs and contribution Calamiteitenfonds € 30 per booking
•SGR contribution € 5 per person
•CO2 compensation € 22 per person
Dag 1 Arrival Medan, transfer to hotel
Dag 2 Medan -Brastagi - Lake Toba
Dag 3 Lake Toba - Samosir island tour and dinner at Marysca restaurant
Dag 4 Samosir - Padang Sidempuan
Dag 5 through the Minangkabau highlands to Bukittinggi
Dag 6 Nature, palace and history of Bukittinggi
Dag 7 Bukittinggi city tour and Lake Maninjau
Dag 8 Van Bukittinggi naar Padang
Of dag-8 van Bukittinggi naar Padang en Cubadak
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
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
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
Mega Permata - Padang Sidempuan
New (2012) hotel in Padang Sidempuan on the outskirts of town. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
This simple 2 * hotel is located on the outskirts of Pedang. The rooms are simple but fine for a short stay. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV, bathroom and telephone. Number of rooms: 20 Facilities: Restaurant, bar, small shop, lockers and ATM. 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
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.
BrastagiThe mountain village of Brastagi is often visited as a stopover on the long route between the jungle and Lake Toba. The village is wonderfully cool at 1,300 meters above sea level. Surrounded by the volcanoes Sibayak and Sinabung, the soil is very fertile and various vegetables, fruit and flowers are grown here.
Volcano enthusiasts can climb the Sibayak volcano early in the morning and take a warm bath at the hot springs of Lau si Debuk-Debuk on the way down.
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.