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The Sights and Sounds of Thriving Medan
Medan, Indonesia
Investment value 71.80 USD 
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Stop by the historical landmarks of Medan on a private sightseeing tour of the North Sumatra capital. Your own personal guide provides commentary on Dutch colonial–era buildings such as the Old City Hall and the Medan Post and Telegraph Office. See the Great Mosque of Medan (Masjid Raya Medan) and visit the royal palace of the sultan of Deli, known as Maimoon Palace, built in 1888. You’ll also spend time at the Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park and browse for antiques on Kesawan Street. Be awed by the wildlife at Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park Half-day private city sightseeing tour of Medan, led by a personal local guide Round-trip private transport from your hotel included See the Old City Hall, Medan Post Office and Great Mosque of Medan Visit Maimoon Palace and find antiques along Kesawan Street Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered.
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Departure Time 9:00 AM Itinerary Pass By: Medan You are welcomed in the morning by your English-speaking guide and designated driver who are eager to show you their “home town” for the coming hours. As you head out into the streets of Medan, the guide will thoroughly tell you the history and good-to-knows related to its Dutch-colonial history as a few protected buildings such as the Old City Hall and the Medan Post and Telegraph Office pass by. These two landmarks are reminders of an era when the Dutch East India Company used Medan as one of the Indonesian hubs for its trading and commerce activities. Stop At: Medan Grand Mosque Next, you head out to one of the city's spiritual centres, the Great Mosque Al-Mashum. This religious centre was built in just three years from 1906 to 1909. Its octagonal shape and in terms of architecture, it combines Middle Eastern, Indian and Spanish styles. The mosque was designed by the Dutch architect Van Erp who also designed The Maimoon Palace, and its building materials were used imported from all over the world with the marble from Italy, the stained glass from Germany and China and the chandeliers from France. Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Stop At: Istana Maimun Next, the celestial outlines of the Sultanate Palace of Malay Deli are on the agenda. Also known as Maimoon Palace, the now museum combines Malay, Islamic and Indian architecture while the interior has Spanish and Italian influences. Many tourists visit this Medan landmark to marvel at the grandness of the edifice – which is still the home to members of the Sultan family – to learn about its history and to see the lavish inauguration throne. Traditional gamelan music is played here at certain times of the day. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Stop At: Crocodile Park The half-day ends with exploring the antiques along Kesawan Street, situated near the Maimoon Palace and admire the wildlife at Medan’s Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park before returning to your Medan accommodation. Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included
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North Sumatra
Environmental

Jungle Adventure including 2 day trek
Medan, Indonesia
Investment value 352.97 USD 
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 Adventurous, active travelers will love this four-day jungle trip, which includes two days of trekking. On the trek there is a high chance of seeing a variety of animals in the wild, including orangutans and gibbons, and many birds. Your guide will tell you all about the wildlife and the national park, and keep you safe. The trek can be challenging in parts, but you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views. Animal, bird, and nature lovers will especially enjoy this adventure Three nights’ accommodation will be provided National park fees are included Hotel transfers are included.
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Departure Point Medan, Medan, North Sumatra, Sumatra Traveler pickup is offered Airports Kuala Namu International Airport, Medan Indonesia Departure Time 9:00 AM Return Details Returns to original departure point Itinerary Day 1 Day 1 1 Stop Bukit Lawang . Private car pickup from airport or Medan accommodation (accommodation at your cost) today. Drive to 4 -5 hours to Bukit Lawang. Settle into your guest house. Rest of the day at your leisure to explore the local village, river and national park information centre if you like. Bukit Lawang guest house accommodation (share room). Duration: Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Not Included Meals: Not Included Day 2 Day 2. 1 Stop Gunung Leuser National Park Trek to Camp 1 Adi Black (approx 5-6hrs trekking) Head off on your Orangutan jungle trek to do some animal spotting. Look out for orangutans, monkeys, gibbons and more…. After lunch head deeper into the jungle leaving the tourists behind. The terrain you will be trekking on will be extremely steep in parts, but the views spectacular, with plenty of stops to help you to acclimatize and adjust to the local conditions. Gunung Leuser National Park is mostly mountainous, covering a million hectares, straddling the borders of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. You will have time to relax and bathe in the Landak River before your evening dinner. You will be amazed at the delicious food your guides are able to cook up in the middle of the jungle! Your tent for the night will be a simple bamboo frame, covered with a plastic tarp. (lunch and dinner included) Adi Black jungle camp. Duration: 10 hours Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Not Included Meals: Not Included Day 3 Day 3 1 Stop Batu Kapal Trek to Batu Kapal. This morning after a hearty jungle breakfast pack up camp and continue your trek to Batu Kapal through the national park and along the Landak River. Today you will be walking through this shallow river, traversing the river a number of times, so please make sure you have your river sandals handy. Arrive mid afternoon at Batu Kapal to settle into your guest house. Time to relax or explore the local surrounds and swim in the river. At dusk option to go on a nature walk and participate in the Batu Kapal Conservation wildlife monitoring program, animal and bird spotting and record your findings. Batu Kapal guesthouse accommodation share room (breakast) Duration: Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Not Included Meals: Not Included Day 4 Day 4 1 Stop Medan Early rise this morning for a dawn walk along the river to see what animals and birds you can spot in this jungle paradise before transferring to your Medan accommodation (accommodation at your cost) or flight. Duration: Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Not Included Meals: Not Included 

Explore brastagi High land & lake Toba
Medan, Indonesia
Investment value 59.00 USD 
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 this tour is the highlight of Medan - North Sumatera, one day trip to Brastagi Highland and Lake Toba ,This tour offers a glimpse into rural Sumatran life without the hard work of hiring and driving a rental car. You’ll enjoy fresh local passion fruit and travel between a traditional Karo Batak village Dokan, and the Sipisopiso waterfall & ofcourse with the highlight tours is the beauty of Lake Toba View from the highland . 
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 Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered we Provide Free Pick up at 07:00am and drop off from any Hotel on Medan City area ( outskirt of city town ,there is extra charge, depend to your hotel location ) Departure Time 8:00 AM Itinerary Stop At: Brastagi Highland You will be picked up from your hotel in Medan about 08.00am to begin your drive along the fascinating route through the jungle to the mountain village of Brastagi in the Karo Highlands, this Journey will take about 2 hours in the car . Spend time in Brastagi between 10am – 11am. In Brastagi you can view two active volcanoes, the Sibayak and the Sinabung. Brastagi was around during the colonial times a famous mountain resort because of its pleasant cool climate. Visit the colorful fruit market Brastagi between 11:15am -11:45am. Brastagi has volcanic fruitful soil which is ideal for growing fruits like passionfruit, mangistan, Solanum Betaceum , oranges and a variety of flowers. Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Stop At: Dokan Batak Village after having lunch , next we heading drive to the traditional village of Dokan to see traditional Karo Dokan houses where people still live. In these traditional houses, named Djambur, 8 families occupy one house. Cattle, pigs and water buffaloes live below the house. You can visit a house and see their way of life. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Stop At: Sipiso Piso Waterfall after explore dokan Village You will drive to Sipisopiso waterfall between 12:40pm – 1:40pm via beautiful rural scenery of the Karo Batak Highlands. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Stop At: Lake Toba The Sipisopiso is an impressive waterfall flowing into Lake Toba. From here with a short walk you have beautiful views over the northern part of Lake Toba, the largest Crater Lake in South East Asia. You will be on the road back to Medan at 2:40pm arriving back at your accommodation by 5:40pm. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included 

Hiking Mount Sibayak
Medan, Indonesia
Investment value 140.29 USD per group (up to 4) 
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 This tour is very unique with Sunrise Hiking or just Hiking Tour on a Mount Sibayak combine with Waterfall and Hot Spring. Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered We pick up from any hotel in Medan, Bukit Lawang, Parapat, Samosir Island Airports Kualanamu International Airport, Jl. Bandara Kuala Namu, Ps. Enam Kuala Namu, Kec. Beringin, Kabupaten Deli Serdang, Sumatera Utara 20553, Indonesia Itinerary Stop At: Mount Sibayak Mt. Sibayak is a stratovolcano overlooking the town of Berastagi in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Although its last eruption in 1881, geothermal activity in the form of steam vents and hot springs remains high on and around the volcano. The vents produce crystalline sulfur, which was mined on a small scale in the past. Seepage of sulfurous gases has also caused acidic discolouration of the small crater lake. Duration: 4 hours Admission Ticket Free Stop At: Sipiso Piso Waterfall One of the tallest Waterfall in Indonesia, it has 120 meter high and it located in Tongging Village, 45 Kilometers from Berastagi at the Northern end of Lake Toba. Duration: 45 minutes Admission Ticket Included Stop At: Berastagi Fruit Market The biggest fruit market in North Sumatera, 80% of the fruit & vegetable in this market are planted and grow in Karo Regency Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included 

White Water Rafting in Sei Binge River & Medan City
Medan, Indonesia
Investment value 94.52 USD
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 Enjoy exciting adventures, adventure tours wading the Binge river, rafting for about 2 hours across challenging rapids (grades 2 - 3), with friends and family in Binge river, Namu Sira-sira, Langkat – North Sumatra. It is the most popular package of choice for tourists who rafting on the Bingei River. Small river types with current characteristics across rocks and bends. Some places have a calm and deep flow. River bathing and jumping from the edge of the river are attractions that are popular with visitors. Then back to Medan and make a city tour by visiting remaining Malay, Chinese and Dutch colonial architecture buildings such as Maimoon palace the palace of the Sultan of Deli which was built in 1888, the Great Mosque, Post office and Merdeka walk. Drop you off at hotel where you are staying. Departure Point Medan, Medan City, North Sumatra, Indonesia Starting points in Medan city by picking up at hotel where the client stays Return Details Returns to original departure point Itinerary Stop At: Fun Sumatra Tour & Travel Enjoy exciting adventures, adventure tours wading the Binge river, rafting for about 2 hours across challenging rapids (grades 2 - 3), with friends and family in Binge river, Namu Sira-sira, Langkat – North Sumatra. It is the most popular package of choice for tourists who rafting on the Bingei River. Small river types with current characteristics across rocks and bends. Some places have a calm and deep flow. River bathing and jumping from the edge of the river are attractions that are popular with visitors. Then back to Medan and make a city tour by visiting remaining Malay, Chinese and Dutch colonial architecture buildings such as Maimoon palace the palace of the Sultan of Deli which was built in 1888, the Great Mosque, Post office and Merdeka walk. Drop you off at hotel where you are staying. Duration: 10 hours Admission Ticket Included 


Think Tanks

The official Publications  the Government of  Indonesia, North Sumatera
Tourism site

North Sumatra is a province that has a number of unique tourism objects, both natural and cultural. Some of these tourism objects have been widely known to foreign countries such as Lake Toba with its beautiful natural panorama and Bukit Lawang with unique Sumatran orangutans, different from the Bornean orangutans.

The city of Medan itself as a gateway to various tourist destinations in Sumatra, has a number of city attractions such as the Maimun Palace with the Grand Mosque and the King's Pool, Tjong A Fie's House with the Kesawan area, and old buildings inherited from the colonial period. Since the first, Medan is known as a trading city where there are a number of plantation company headquarters such as Deli Tobacco which is well known to foreign countries.

Toba Lake
Lake Toba is an enchanting natural wonder that stretches for 100 km with a width of 30 km above the Bukit Barisan mountains. Its location at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level (asl) and surrounded by green forest areas makes the surrounding air cool and refreshing.

Lake Toba, which has an area of ​​1,145 km2 with a depth of 450 meters which looks like an ocean, is the largest and deepest volcanic lake in the world. This lake is thought to have been formed from the eruption of the supervolcano of Mount Toba which occurred about 74,000 years ago. The lake, which is one of the tourist icons of North Sumatra Province, is an interesting and challenging tourist destination to visit.

In the middle of Lake Toba there is Samosir Island at an altitude of 1,000 above sea level, which is approximately the same area as Singapore. On this island there are also various tourist objects such as tombs made of stone that are about 500 years old and villages with traditional traditional houses and the unique and ancient Toba Batak culture.

The distance from Medan to Parapat, a tourist city on the shores of Dana Toba is 180 km with a travel time of 4 hours.

Bukit Lawang
Bukit Lawang (door to the hill) is a small village located south of Gunung Leuser National Park (TNGL). This village is the gateway to the legendary Sumatran jungle where there is Mount Leuser (3,404 meters). The TNGL area stretches in the Bukit Barisan mountains, in the north it is part of the Aceh province and in the south part of the North Sumatra province.

In Bukit Lawang there is a Sumatran orangutan rehabilitation center that was established in 1973. Orangutans are the main attraction of Bukit Lawang where you can see this rare graceful primate swinging above the dense tropical forest trees as its natural habitat.

The distance from Medan to Bukit Lawang is about 90 km which can be reached in 2 hours.

Tangkahan is synonymous with beautiful tropical rainforest panoramas and is often referred to as a hidden paradise in the Gunung Leuser National Park (TNGL). Tangkahan which has an area of ​​about 17,000 ha is a conservation area. Elephants are used on patrol to protect GLNP, and visitors can participate in riding elephants through the forest.

In this location, there are various types of flora and fauna, caves and waterfalls, hot springs, white water rafting, camping sites, trekking paths either on foot or by riding a Sumatran elephant. In addition, there are two rivers that divide GLNP, namely the Batang Serangan River and the Buluh River whose water is very clear.

The distance from Medan to Tangkahan is about 124 km, with a travel time of 3 hours.

Deep Bay
Teluk Dalam is a city located at the southern tip of Nias Island. This city is the gateway for world surfers who come at certain seasons to surf. Teluk Dalam has beautiful beaches such as Lagundri Beach and Sorake Beach. These two beaches are excellent surfers in the world because of the waves that have a perfect height equivalent to those in Hawaii.

Several villages around Teluk Dalam are still steeped in unique Nias traditions and architecture, such as Bawomataluo Village, which is about 15 km from Teluk Dalam. This village is located on a hill with a height of 400 meters above sea level. The houses in this village have the architecture of the traditional Nias house known as Omo Nifolasara which is hundreds of years old. The houses in this village are built facing each other, leaving a large yard that is used as a venue for traditional art performances of Teluk Dalam such as Jumping Stone (Hombo Batu) and War Dance.

In Teluk Dalam there are also megalithic relics located in Orahili Village, Gomo District. A number of large stones are in the hills close to the Gomo River. According to the history of the hills and megalithic stones, it is a village dating from the Young Stone Age (Neolithicum) around 1000 to 1500 AD.

Teluk Dalam can be reached by flight from Medan to Gunung Sitoli in 50 minutes.

Sipiso-piso Waterfall
This waterfall is one of the mainstay tourist attractions in North Sumatra Province. And one of the highest waterfalls in Indonesia with a height of 120 meters. Located in Tongging Village, Brand District, Karo Regency, North Sumatra

The location of this waterfall is not far from the largest lake in Indonesia, namely Lake Toba. This waterfall which is located at an altitude of 800 meters is formed from an underground river on the Karo plateau which flows through a cave on the side of the crater of Lake Toba. The water that comes out of the cave which is not so big is very heavy, especially when it falls at a height of 120 meters, making this waterfall so beautiful. The word ""piso"" means knife, because this waterfall when viewed from a distance looks like a knife, small and long.


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West Sumatera
Environmental

Malin Kundang Beach, Harau Valley, Sianok Canyon
Padang, Indonesia, Asia
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Investment value 435.00 USD
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 Experience some of the must see highlights in Padang and Bukittinggi in 4 days. This private tour includes vehicle, English speaking guide, selected meals and accommodation. Our team will pick you up at Minangkabau International Airport and start the journey with a short stop in front of the Anai valley waterfall to take some photos. Move to Minangkabau Cultural Center and Pandai Sikek Village to learn about local culture. Visit picturesque Ngarai Sianok Canyon and Japanese Tunnel from the peak of Taman Panorama. Relish scenic valley with waterfalls (Harau Valley), and beautiful construction of Kelok 9 Bridge. Spend your time with visiting Relay Puncak Lawang to Maninjau Lake. Visit home Industry of coffee in Tabek Patah. See a historical site Pagaruyung Palace. On the last day of the tour, while waiting your flight time, spend time with visiting the famous Malin Kundang Beach (also called Air Manis Beach), Siti Nurbaya Bridge, China Town, Padang Beach, Lora Monument, and Grand Mosque. 
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Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered We pick up from Minangkabau International Airport Padang Airports Minangkabau International Airport, Padang Indonesia Departure Time 10:00 AM Itinerary Day 1 Airport – Padang - Bukittinggi 5 Stops Minangkabau International Airport Airport pick up at Minangkabau International Airport Admission Ticket Free Anai Valley Waterfall Visit Anai Valley Waterfall Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center Visit Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center (PDIKM) Lunch Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Pandai Sikek Visit Pandai Sikek Village to see how to make songket-weaving and woodwork crafting 
Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Free Bukittinggi Continue trip to Bukittinggi Dinner at the local restaurant Hotel check-in Duration: 3 hours Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at 3 star hotel Meals: Lunch Dinner Day 2 Bukittinggi City Tour 7 Stops Sianok canyon After Breakfast, heading to Taman Panorama (overlooks Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries) Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Japanese Cave Passing through to Japanese Tunnel Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Bukittinggi Clock Tower Short stop to see Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock) Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Harau Canyon Lunch at Local Restaurant Relish Harau Valley scenery Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Kelok Sembilan Short visit Kelok 9 Duration: 20 minutes Admission Ticket Included Puncak Lawang Visit Puncak Lawang to see the Majestic lake of Maninjau. Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Bukittinggi Heading back to Bukittinggi Having dinner at the local restaurant Duration: 3 hours Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at 3 star hotel Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Day 3 Bukittinggi – Padang 4 Stops Tabek Patah After breakfast and hotel check-out, heading to Tabek Patah, where local coffee is produced Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Free Pagaruyung Palace Visit a historical site of a Minangkabau kingdom (Pagaruyung Palace) Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Padang Continue trip to Padang, lunch Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Lake Singkarak Short stop at Singkarak Lake Having dinner at the local restaurant Hotel check-in Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at 3 star hotel Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Day 4 Padang City Tour - Airport 2 Stops Siti Nurbaya Bridge Breakfast and check-out Short stop at Siti Nurbaya Bridge Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Short visit Padang’s Chinatown Short visit Padang Beach Short stop at Lora Monument Visiting Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Experience Durian Ice Cream, and lunch Airport Transfer, end of the tour Duration: 3 hours Admission Ticket Included Accommodation: Not Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch 

Padang, Bukittinggi, and Sawahlunto City
Padang, Indonesia, Asia
Investment value 355.00 USD 
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This 3-day tour leads you to experience West Sumatra natural and historical sites in Padang, Bukittinggi, and Sawahlunto. Start from Minangkabau International Airport, visit the most scenic twin lakes, Danau Atas and Danau Bawah, Harau Valley and Kelok 9, Maninjau Lake, Tebek Patah Village, Anai Valley Waterfall. There are also historical landmarks to explore such as Goedang Rangsum, Sawahlunto Train Museum, and Pagaruyung Palace. Indulge in the Little Dutch city and take some memorable photos in various interesting places. On the last day, enjoy a short city tour before going to the airport. Enjoy a breathtaking valley overlooking Sianok Canyon at Taman Panorama. Visit Japanese Tunnel and Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock). If you have a late afternoon flight, you are lucky to visit Puncak Lawang, Maninjau Lake, and Anai Valley to take memorable photos with the waterfall as the background 
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Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered We pick up from Minangkabau International Airport Padang Airports Minangkabau International Airport, Padang Indonesia Departure Time 8:00 AM Itinerary Day 1 Airport – City Tour (Padang, Solok, Sawahlunto) 9 Stops Minangkabau International Airport Airport pick up at Minangkabau International Airport Duration: Admission Ticket Free Siti Nurbaya Bridge City tour in Padang, heading to Siti Nurbaya Bridge Short stop Padang’s Chinatown Visiting Padang Beach Short stop at Lora Monument Duration: 3 hours Admission Ticket Included Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Short stop Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Lunch at local restaurant Experience Durian Ice Cream, Then heading to Solok Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta (photo stop) Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Danau Kembar Heading to Twin Lake (Danau Diatas & Danau Dibawah) Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free Hole Mine Site Museum Mbah Suro & Infobox Continue trip to Sawahlunto, passing Alahan Panjang tea plantation Explore Mbah Soero Mine Tunnel Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Museum Goedang Ransoem Visit Goedang Ransum Duration: 20 minutes Admission Ticket Included Museum Stasiun Kereta Api Sawahlunto Visit Sawahlunto Train Museum Duration: 20 minutes Admission Ticket Included Sawahlunto Visit Puncak Cemara Dinner at the local restaurant Hotel check-in Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at 3 star hotel Meals: Lunch Dinner Day 2 Sawahlunto – Bukittinggi City Tour 5 Stops Pagaruyung Palace Having breakfast at hotel, then check-out and move to Bukittinggi Visit Pagaruyung Palace Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Jalan Kelok Sembilan Heading to Kelok 9 Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free Lembah Harau Visit Harau Valley Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Tabek Patah Move to Tebek Patah Village (overlooks rice paddy fields, enjoy coffee tasting and shopping local snacks of Bengkulu) Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Free Bukittinggi Dinner at the local restaurant Hotel check-in Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at 3 star hotel Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Day 3 Bukittinggi City Tour – Padang – Airport 6 Stops Sianok canyon Heading to Taman Panorama (overlooks Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries) Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Japanese Cave Move to Japanese Tunnel Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Bukittinggi Clock Tower Heading to Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock) Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Puncak Lawang Visit Puncak Lawang (optional) Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Lake Maninjau Visit Maninjau Lake, move to Padang Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Anai Valley Waterfall Visit Anai Valley Waterfall Airport Transfer, end of the tour Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Accommodation: Not Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch 

Twin Lakes, Pandai Sikek Village & City
Padang, Indonesia, Asia
Investment value 355.00 USD 
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Experience the best of Padang and Bukittinggi. This private tour includes air-conditioned vehicle, English speaking guide, and accommodation. Upon arrival at Minangkabau International Airport, you’ll pick-up and transfer to enjoy the twin lakes (Danau Atas and Danau Bawah). There will also be plenty of opportunities to explore, such as Harau valley which bordering on a ravine and flanked by two hills, Pandai Sikek songket-weaving village, and Singkarak Lake. On the other days, photo stops in various interesting places Bukittinggi. From Taman Panorama to see the nature valley with greeneries. Visit Japanese Tunnel which built in World War. Stop at the famous Minangkabau Big Clock Tower (Jam Gadang); Pagaruyung Palace; and the beautiful Pariangan Village. Do some short city tours in Padang, visit to Siti Nurbaya Bridge, Padang's Chinatown, Padang Beach, Lora Monument, & Grand Mosque of West Sumatra. Then, get ready to try durian ice cream. It tastes sweet with typical aroma of durian. 
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Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered We pick up from Minangkabau International Airport Padang Airports Minangkabau International Airport, Padang Indonesia Departure Time 10:00 AM Itinerary Day 1 Airport – Twin Lake – Singkarak Lake – Pandai Sikek Village 6 Stops Minangkabau International Airport Airport pick up at Minangkabau International Airport Duration: 10 minutes Admission Ticket Included Danau Kembar Short stop at Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta (photo stop) Heading to Twin Lake (Danau Diatas & Danau Dibawah) Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Bukittinggi Lunch at local restaurant Continue trip to Bukittinggi Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Alahan Panjang Passing Alahan Panjang tea plantation Admission Ticket Free Singkarak Photo stop at Singkarak Lake Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free Pandai Sikek Visit Pandai Sikek Village Dinner at the local restaurant Hotel check-in Duration: 3 hours Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at 3 star or 4 star hotel, based on selected package Meals: Lunch Dinner Day 2 Bukittinggi City Tour - Padang 9 Stops Sianok canyon Having breakfast at hotel, then check-out Heading to Taman Panorama (overlooks Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries) Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Japanese Cave Move to Japanese Tunnel Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Bukittinggi Clock Tower Heading to Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock) Shopping for cow skin crackers Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Lembah Harau Heading to Harau Valley & Kelok 9 Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Jalan Kelok Sembilan Short visit Duration: 10 minutes Admission Ticket Free Tabek Patah Move to Tebek Patah Village (overlooks rice paddy fields, enjoy coffee tasting and shopping local snacks of Bengkulu) Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Pagaruyung Palace Having lunch at local restaurant Visiting Pagaruyung Palace Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Jauhari Village Visiting Pariangan Village Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Padang Continue trip to Padang Having dinner at the local restaurant Hotel check-in Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at 3 star or 4 star hotel, based on selected package Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Day 3 Padang City Tour - Airport 3 Stops Siti Nurbaya Bridge Having breakfast at hotel, then check-out Heading to Siti Nurbaya Bridge Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Padang Visiting Padang’s Chinatown Visiting Padang Beach Short stop at Lora Monument Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Visiting Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Lunch at local restaurant Experience Durian Ice Cream Airport Transfer, end of the tour Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Accommodation: Not Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch 

Thousand Gadang Houses, Weaving Village & Sianok Canyon
Padang, Indonesia, Asia
Investment value 435.00 USD 
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Experience some attractions in Padang, Bukittinggi, and Solok. Start from Minangkabau International Airport, our team will pick you up and takes you to visit Siti Nurbaya Bridge, Chinatown, Padang Beach, Lora Monument, and Grand Mosque. Stop at Taman Hutan Bung Hatta on the way to twin lakes. Stay overnight in the traditional Thousand Gadang Houses. Enjoy your time for local experiences in there. Continue the trip back to Padang which takes 2-hour driving from Solok. Stop at Singkarak Lake along the way and have lunch at the local restaurant. Visit Minangkabau Culture Center and Pandai Sikek songket-weaving village. Visit Taman Panorama on the next day to enjoy a beautiful valley overlooking Sianok Canyon and Japanese Tunnel. Stop at the famous Jam Gadang and head to Harau Valley and Kelok 9 Bridge. You have a chance to visit Relay Puncak Lawang on the last day to see the lake of Maninjau and shortstop at Anai Valley Waterfall (if your flight schedule is in the late afternoon) Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered We pick up from Minangkabau International Airport Padang Airports Minangkabau International Airport, Padang Indonesia 
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Departure Time 8:00 AM Itinerary Day 1 Airport – Padang City Tour – Solok 4 Stops Minangkabau International Airport Airport pick up at Minangkabau International Airport Duration: 10 minutes Admission Ticket Included Siti Nurbaya Bridge Heading to Siti Nurbaya Bridge Duration: 20 minutes Admission Ticket Free Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Visiting Padang Beach Short stop at Lora Monument Visiting Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Lunch at local restaurant Duration: 3 hours Admission Ticket Included Danau Kembar Experience Durian Ice Cream, Then heading to Solok Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta (photo stop) Heading to Twin Lake (Danau Diatas & Danau Dibawah) Dinner at the local restaurant Hotel check-in Duration: 4 hours Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at Thousand Gadang Houses Homestay Meals: Lunch Dinner Day 2 Solok – Padang Tour - Bukittinggi 5 Stops Kawasan Nagari Saribu Rumah Gadang Having breakfast at hotel, then walking around Thousand Gadang Houses Continue trip to Padang Duration: 3 hours Admission Ticket Free Singkarak Passing Singkarak Lake Lunch at local restaurant Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center Visit Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center (PDIKM) Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Jalan Pandai Sikek Visit Pandai Sikek Village Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Free Bukittinggi Continue to Bukittinggi, having dinner at the local restaurant Hotel check-in Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at 3 star Hotel Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Day 3 Bukittinggi Tour 6 Stops Sianok canyon After Breakfast, heading to Taman Panorama (overlooks Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries) Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Japanese Cave Move to Japanese Tunnel Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Bukittinggi Clock Tower Heading to Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock) Lunch at Local Restaurant Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Included Harau Valley Waterfall Enjoy Harau Valley Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Kelok Sembilan Short visit Kelok 9 Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included Bukittinggi Having dinner at the local restaurant Back to Hotel Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Free Accommodation: Overnight at 3 star Hotel Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Day 4 Bukittinggi – Padang - Airport 3 Stops Lake Maninjau Breakfast and check-out Heading to visit Puncak Lawang (optional) to see Maninjau Lake Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Padang Continue to Padang Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Free Anai Valley Waterfall Visit Anai Valley Waterfall Airport Transfer, end of the tour Duration: 2 hours Admission Ticket Included Accommodation: Not Included Meals: Breakfast Lunch 


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The official Publications  the Government of  Indonesia, West Sumatera
Legend of Boko Nan Durhaka, Origin of Five Islands in Banana Padang
River by Charlie Ch. Legi

Apparently, not many know this one story. The legend of the disobedient ""Si Boko"" is the origin of five islands in the Banana River, Bungus Teluk Kabung Subdistrict, Padang City, West Sumatra. How's the story?

This legend is obtained from one of the community leaders in the area. On the sidelines of the Padang Mayor's Ramadan Safari visit in the area some time ago, S. Datuak Rajo Lenggang told the story.

Shahdan, Boko is a young man who wants to live a life of sufficiency. Coming from a mediocre family, Boko finally chose to try to pit his luck in the opposite country.

Butt said goodbye to his mother. With a heavy heart, his mother released her departure to the region of people. In his heart, Boko is determined to achieve the dream he has been craving.

Sail Boko to the region. Without enough supplies. In the region, Boko works hard. Until finally successful and living well.
One day, Boko and his crew sailed towards the Banana River. Boko didn't expect his boat to stop in his hometown. Boko's arrival was known to his mother.

With mixed feelings, Boko's mother ran to the beach. As soon as he saw his son from a distance, his tears fell out. Boko looks handsome in fancy clothes. His heart was excited to see his son had successfully pitted his luck in the land of people.

This made Boko's mother hesitate to come to her son. But with courage and maternal instinct, the mother found her son on board. Boko was then hugged.

Boko was shocked when she was hugged. Boko then pushed his mother. ""Who are you?"" asked Boko in a loud tone.

""I'm your mother, son, have you forgotten?"" she replied, continuing to cry.

Boko brushed off his mother's hand. So his mother was thrown out. ""You are not my mother. My mother is not old and shabby like you!""

The ship then pulled over on an island because Boko ordered the crew to drop off its mother on the island. While on the island, Boko's mother reiterated that she was Boko's biological mother. Again Boko dodged admitting that the old woman was her mother.

""I'm your mother, Boko! I swear on this island that I am your mother!"" said his mother in a rising tone.

Instantly the sea breeze grew stronger. The storm is coming. Sea ripples turned into large waves that tossed the ship belonging to Boko. However, Boko still did not acknowledge his mother.

Instantly nature is angry. Heavy rain accompanied by storms fell from the sky. Boko's boat broke up in the middle of the sea. The contents of the ship spilled in the waters. Boko's mother was carried away by a big wave. Including Boko and his crew. Boko's mother was then stranded on an island not far from where she swore. On the island, Ibunda Boko is angry like a demon. ""I'm Boko's mother!,"" shouted Boko's mother loudly.

While on another island not far from the location, residents also heard ""kuai-kuai"". Rebuke loudly and ask for help for the natural events that took place at that time.

Meanwhile, Boko's voice from earlier loudly dismissed the truth of his mother, began to be heard nomore. Only, the contents of his ship continued into the middle of the sea. Crates containing gold transported by Boko spilled. Likewise, the ship and its contents such as a scene that is ""tajarang"" (on the stove) and others are carried by sea water.

After the incident, nature seemed calm and peaceful. When looking out to sea, the waves looked so calm. But there was a change in the waters, five islands stretching in front of the Banana River. In the place where Boko's mother swore earlier there was an island that was eventually named Pasumpahan Island. Then not far from that, an island called Satan Island is where Mother Boko is possessed and angry with her son.

Another island not far from it is called Sikuai Island, where residents ""have a kuai"" when nature is angry over Boko's behavior. Then another island called Peti Island is a former gold chest belonging to Boko that turned into an island. While Batu Island rarely settled from the scene that was ""netted"" on the boat Boko. (Friday, July 15, 2016 /Charlie Ch. Legi)"