Interest of North Sumatra
North Sumatra is one of the widest area of Idonesian province known as the land of Batak ethnic people. Since the colonization of Dutch, the area became the most important plantation estate for the Dutch. Sea port and various transpor facilities were constucted. Aside from the development of plantation estate it was started to open the new insight of travel interest such as Orangutans, historical buildings, natural views such as water falls, lake Toba, traditional houses of Batak, and intricate art of Minangkabau the neighabor of Batak at the south.
The interest of these cultural and natural heritages of North Sumatra have penetrave every corner of Dutch kingdom and the surrounding. With the story and writing about the province, more and more the travellers from HOlland were magnified by North Sumatra. Later not only from Holland, but many European countries, USA, and the surrounding Asian countries. The most interesting places on North Sumatra it has been lake Toba and Samosir island with its people known as the ethnic of Toba Batak.
One sample of travel itinerary that is the most popular for organizing visit to lake and Batak Toba ethnic is given below :
3 Days Lake Toba – Medan Tour
1 Night Parapat + 1 Night at Berastagi town
Daily Departure – Private Car arrangement
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL MEDAN – PARAPAT/LAKE TOBA
On arrival at Polonia Airport, meeting service by our experience tour guide and have a short sightseeing tour to visit Maimoon Palace, the Palace of Sultan Deli, Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosque in Indonesia. Depart to Parapat – mountain and lake resort on eastern shore of Lake Toba through Pematang with a short break at Paten Shop which famous with its tasty local product made of peanut. Arrival at Parapat Check check in hotel and free program. Dinner and overnight stay at Parapat.
DAY 02 : PARAPAT-SAMOSIR TOUR –BRASTAGI
After breakfast at hotel, by motorboat cruise at Toba Lake visiting Ambartita Village to see chairs stone and execution made by King Siallagan in the former time. Followed to Tomok Village to see the Old Grave stone of King Sidabutar. Here in samosir island you can find many souvenir shops and Batak Antique handicraft and buy souvenirs with bargain price. Back to Parapat and proceed to Brastagi in the Karo Highland. Enroute visit the Ancient King Palace of Simalungun at Pematang Purba. Then stop over at the slender sipiso piso waterfall that will amaze you with it's magnificent view which plunge into Toba Lake from hundred meters height. Arrival at Brastagi check in hotel and free program.
DAY 03 : BRASTAGI – MEDAN TRANSFER OUT
After breakfast at hotel, back to Medan via Sibolangit and Sembahe about 2 hours drive. Arrive in Medan, direct transfer to Polonia airport to catch your return flight.
See more North and West Sumtara
- Belawan Sea Port
- Bohorok Orangutans
- Kerinci jungle trekking
- Kubu Nomad South Sumatra
- Mentawai Island West Coast
- Minangkabau country West Sumatra
- Nias Island West Coast
- Sumatra Island Overland
West Sumatra province is like a nature reserve lies between volcanoes, green jungle, beautiful canyon, lakes and many waterfall can be found here. Padang is the capital city of West Sumatra. West Sumatra is homeland of Minangkabau tribe, one of Indonesia's most interesting and influential ethnic groups. The other major city in West Sumatra is Payakumbuh, Padangpanjang, Sawah Lunto, Solok and Bukittinggi where the famous beautiful panorama and Colonial era heritages are still preserved well. Bukittinggi can be said is the capital city of Minang people, which is one of the famous tourist resort with many interesting places beside as the cultural center of Mingkabau people. As a busy town, Bukit Tinggi is the second biggest city in Minangkabau land with long history of Hindu kingdom having close relation with Hindu kingdom on the islan of Java. Here one can see stone inscription of king from West Java at the village called Pagaruyung. See more about Lake Toba and Samosir Island
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description