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5 Days Medan – Bukit Lawang – Brastagi – Lake Toba Tour

Day 1 Kuala Namu International Airport – Bukit Lawang (3,5 – 4 hrs drive)
Arrive at the Kuala Namu International airport with flight… at…
We will fetch you and transfer to Medan for a city tour visiting Merdeka square, as  a central of Medan city where you can see old Dutch architecture buildings; Town Hall, Former Java’s Bank, Post Office, Train Station and other remaining old buildings surroundings. Next visit is Masjid Raya or the Great Mosque built in 1906 by the first sultan and still considered as one the most beautiful mosques in the country.
Note: Visit Grand Mosque will be not possible during praying time and appropriate dress code is required
Not too far from there continue with a visit of Maimoon Sultan Palace built in 1888 by the Sultan of Deli (the former name of Medan). This beautiful palace is combining traditional elements of Malay, Islam as well as Spanish and Indian, architectural elements. The palace is until present day inhabited by the Sultan who remain a symbolic figure for the Malay community.
After that we straight to Bukit Lawang as one of the observation point at the Gunung Leuser National Park. You drive through the landscape view of plantations and villages. Available stop at local handicrafts homes industry of Bamboo and Traditional Roofing. Depends on season, you can also stop at locals fruits & spicy garden; snake fruits, mangos, durian, ginger, lemongrass, peanuts, galingale etc.
Arrive in Bukit Lawang and check in to hotel for overnight stay.
Ecolodge Bukit Lawang Cottages or similar

Day 2 Bukit Lawang – Brastagi / 4,5 – 5 hours drive
After breakfast, our professional team will meet you and give short briefing before we get into the National Park. Start for an experienced 3 hrs trekking in this primary Sumatra rainforest. Steep, slopes and dense vegetation will bring you to the excitement of the jungle. Here you have the opportunity to see several species of indigenous flora and fauna. Semi or wild Sumatran Orangutans might cross your way. Last trek would be at the river banks where you cross by tube or rubber boat to the other side and continue walk down through the river banks until back to your lodge.
After that prepare for check out and start drive to Brastagi via an alternative route of Pamah Semelir. You may stop at local café on the hill with nice view of Pamah Semelir village, famous with it’s picturesque rice field and jungle. Continue trip through the route with Sumatran jungle landscape and passing foot of Sinabung volcano. Arrive in Brastagi, a mountain resort with its refreshing weather and magnificent mountain scenery which has an abundance of flowers, vegetables and fruits (most famous of which is the “Marquise” passion fruit). The village lies at about 1300 m altitude and is surrounded by the two volcanoes Sinabung (2417 m) and Sibayak (2172 m). Here you can visit the famous fruits market with a walk in the local fruit market which is swarming with activity and scenes from traditional Karo life and also enjoy the views of two active volcanoes, Sinabung and Sibayak.
Grand Mutiara (superior twin) or similar in Brastagi

Day 3 Brastagi – Samosir island / 3,5 hours drive + 1 hour ferry
After breakfast you depart to Samosir island with stop at Dokan, a traditional Batak’s Karo village. Next stop is Sipiso-piso waterfall and Long house of Simalungun Bataks. During the trip you will also pass local spices garden: coffee, cinnamon, clove etc.  In the afternoon you arrive at the harbors (Tigaras or parapat) from where you cross the lake by ferry to Samosir island, car and driver goes with you by ferry. Arrive on the harbor on the island of Samosir, we continue drive to your hotel for overnight.
Tabo Cottages (deluxe) or similar on Samosir island

Day 4 Samosir tour
Today you will make excursion to explore the beauty and cultural aspects of Batak visiting Ambarita village to see the stone chairs, tables and court yard of Siallagan’s clan. Simanindo to enjoy the Bataks traditional ritual dances of the Bataks Tribe. Next spot to visit is to Sianjur Mula Mula valley where you can see beautiful views of local villages in the valley and lake Toba from Pusuk Buhit, the most highest place to views lake Toba. Return drives which direction to Tomok village to see the old tomb of King’s Sidabutar.
Return to hotel for taking relax after long excursion on this day.
Tabo Cottages (deluxe) or similar on Samosir island

Day 5 Samosir – Kuala Namu International Airport / 4 hours drive + 1 hour ferry
Early in the morning you cross the lake by ferry to Parapat from where you drive to Medan through the plantation route and PematangSiantar city. Arrive in Medan we will transfer you to the airport for catch your flight to next destination. End of your 5 days Bukit Lawang – Brastagi – Lake Toba tour through us.

Prices ??
Hotels as mentioned above + breakfast
AC transport as mentioned in the program + fuel & driver
English speaking guide (other languages based on availability due to limited)
Entrance & parking fees as mentioned in the program
Ferry to Samosir island vice versa

Flight tickets and airport tax
Personal expenses; meals (lunches & dinners) except during trekking, drinks, donations, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
Tips for guide/driver
Travel insurance
Any optional program