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MINANGKABAU TOUR

4D/3N MINANGKABAU TOUR

Tour code : INSUM 5

Day 1 : Arrival Padang – Bukittinggi

Arrive in Padang, the provincial capital of west Sumatra and the principal gateway to the Minangkabau highland. Transfer to the cool and pleasant town of bukittinggi passing through the greenery of Anai park and waterfall. (Travel time approximately 2 hours drive)

Day 2 : Bukittinggi Excurcion

Citytour  visiting the clock tower Jam Gadang which overlooks the colourful market  Pasar atas, Dutch fort called De Kock, Sianokvalley and Pandai sikat, a village famous with its hand heaving and wood carving. Travel further to Pagaruyung palace, a site of ancient Minangkabau Kingdom where women ruled in mantrilineal society. In 2007 this palace was bumt down,hit by lightning. Now it is under reconstruction and almost finished. Afternoon back to Bukittinggi with stop at Sungai Tarab, a village where sometimes you can witness coffee milling powered by flowing water (activity subject to availability). (Travel time approximately 7 hours drive)

Day 3 : Bukittinggi – Lake Maninjau – Padang

Back to Padang via Maninjau crater lake, one of Sumatra’s famous sight with stop at Koto Gadang to see skilled silversmiths at work. Next stop at Puncak Lawang to see panoramic of lake maninjau. Here you can sometimes witness a traditional sugar refinery powered by buffalo (activity subject to availability). Then descending the road with 44-sharp curves till the edge of the lake. Followed by a there hours drive to Padang via West coast. Enroute stop at Artha baech. Arrive in Padang direct transfer to your hotel and relax. (Travel time approximately 6 hours drive)

Day 4 : Padang, Departure

Free to relax until time to leave for airport for your onward flight.

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