Medan – Berastagi – Lake Toba – Pulau Banyak - Ketambe
Just Imagine a vibrant mix of colours: tropical forests, traditional dresses, lush green rice padies, beautiful landscapes, corals, wild birds, macaques… all of which you will enjoy during this 11 day tour of North Sumatra.
Feel and savour the nature of Mount Sinabung in Berastagi and Mount Leuser in Ketambe. Enjoy the cool weather and the beauty of Toba lake, the biggest caldera in the world. There you will meet the Batak people and their culture.
Snorkeling in the Banyak archipelago completes this tour.
11 days 10 nights tour – Starting from $2,230 for 2 people
Your adventure will unfold as follows:
The tour starts in Medan
Meet and greet in Kuaanamu Intl Airport, and we get to Medan by car.
In Medan, we will visit Maimoon Palace, and Tjong A Fie Mansion. We can take pictures of colonial style buildings located around Merdeka Walk area, such as London Sumatra building, Bank Indonesia, Titi Gantung (literally means “Hanging Bridge”, one of the most important bridge during colonial era).
We start the trip to Berastagi, a small town on the slope of Mount Sinabung. Here, we will visit Gundaling Hill, Fruit Market where you can buy fruits and local souvenirs, and picking strawberries directly from the shrubs.
We continue the trip to Lake Toba via Merek- Tongging – Tele (there’s special Tower to see the breath-taking view in Tele) – Pangururan (Samosir). On the way, we will visit an orange field where you can pick the oranges yourself straight from the trees. We can take breath-taking photos of the hills around Lake Toba. We stop on the way to see Sipiso-piso Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in the world.
From Pangururan, we continue the trip to Ambarita to see Megalithic Stone Chairs, where King Siallagan executed the criminals. After that we continue the trip to TukTuk, the main touristic area , where we will spend 2 nights in the hotel.
Go to Tomok, to see the megalithic tomb of King Sidabutar, Sigale-gale puppet, and shopping for souvenirs.
Then we go to Simanindo (visit Huta Bolon Museum and watch traditional dance), Parbaba village to see the Pantai Pasir Putih (white sand beach—seriously, there’s a white sandy beach and the lake looks like a beach here), and Aek Rangat where there’s a natural hot waterspring. Be careful, the sulfur smells strong here.
We start the trip to Singkil, via Pangururan –Dairi – Sidikalang. You can take breath taking pictures during the trip, and take pictures of coffee fields in Sidikalang. We will spend 1 night in Singkil.
We take a boat to Pulau Banyak. We will do trekking on Tuangku Island, and spend the night in Nina’s Bungalows (Sikandang Island).
We will do Island Hopping and snorkeling, and visit Tembego Cave.
Go back to Singkil by boat, continue the trip to Ketambe (needs 12 hours by car).
DAY 9 – 10 :
Trekking in Ketambe Jungle.
- DAY 11:
We start the trip back to Medan or Kualanamu Intl Airport (need 10 hours). We will reach Medan or Kualanamu intl Airport around 17:00 - 19:00 (depends on when we start the trip from Ketambe).
- 1-2 pax: $2,230 / group
- 3 pax: $2,975 / group
- 4 pax: $3,715 / group
- Pick-ups and transports along the way
- Meals 3 times a day
- Mineral water
- Hotels / guest houses
- Trekking tickets
- Entrance tickets & retributions
- Tips for local guides (if any)
- Beers, souvenirs, private sightseeing and private shopping
- Travel insurance (highly recommended to take insurance from your country)
- Visa on arrival
Places you will visit in this tour:
- Medan : Maimoon Palace and Tjong A Fie Mansion
- Berastagi : Fruit Market, Gundaling Hill, Strawberry field, Oranges field
- Lake Toba : Sipiso-piso Waterfall, Stone Chairs of King Siallagan, King Sidabutar's tomb, Huta Bolon Museum, Pantai Pasir Putih , Aek Rangat natural hotspring
- Pulau Banyak : Tuangku Island, Sikandang Island, Tembego cave, other small islands
- Ketambe : trekking on Leuser range