Kerinci Seblat-Anak Dalam-Suku Laut-Muara Jambi-Padang-Pariangan-Maninjau-Palupuh

DAY 0-Flight to Jakarta from Europe
DAU 1-Arrive in jakarta and spend the rest of the day in jakarta and sleep in a homestay in jalan jaksa street

Jakarta skyline

Jakarta skyline

Jakarta Skyline

Jakarta Skyline

Templo Budista en GlodokDharma Wakti Candi

Templo Budista en Glodok
Dharma Wakti Candi

DAY 2-Flight to Padang and stay in my house,enough for 10 people and if more register in a local hotel
Sightseeing Padang old quarters,with many Dutch buildings from colonial era
Eat around the beach and free time for all

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Llegamos a Padang

Llegamos a Padang

DAY 3-Padang we leave in the morning 5 am and breakfast en route in Solok;we will pass through a zigzag road uphill surrounded all by deep rainforest til Solok;then after breakfast we will following into twin lakes all surrounded by tea plantations with stunningly views of the lakes;stop here for a while to shooting some photos then keep driving til Surian through winding roads;we will get lunch in Surian in a local resto;after that we keep on the road again and just before muara labuh will stop by am old Minangkabau Palace of the Pagaruyung hindu kingdom;we will try to ask permit to see this palace inside;it’s a Minang traditional palace and is known Istano Rajo Balung;I know Ibu Ross,the owner and descent of the kings before;we will make donation to her maybe just 100,000 Rp or 150,000Rp.

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Lagos Gemelos en Solok Selatan

Lagos Gemelos en Solok Selatan

Then around two hours more we will arrive to Kersik Tuo in Kajo Aro and already Kerinci Seblat National Park and will register at a basic homestay like Ibu Paiman or Family Raya or Pak Subandi or I will try ask my wife cousin if we can sleep at her house there in Kajo Aro if not in homestays
We will be here around 4 or 5 pm then spend the rest of the day around here in kersik tuo;we are at the feet of Kerinci Volcanoe,highest Volcanoe in Indonesia at 4000 meters high and all surrounded by mist and lush tea and cinammon plantations

Tea plantations

Tea plantations

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DAY 4
Next day after breakfast at 6 am we leave to Pelompek(my wife’s cousin family lives here),the entrance point to climb lake gunung tujuh(highest freshwater lake in all southeast Asia;we will need 5 hours trek through deep Rainforest to arrive at the lake at 1300 meters with several stops;will spend some hours around the lake to finally go down again and see a waterfall if still time;then will following into Sungai Penuh,register at a hotel and spend the night.( same price like kajo aro hotels here);this is Kerinci capital city and quite a picturesque town between mountains

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DAY 5
After breakfast we will drive through lake Kerinci and into Lemper village to the entrance to go to lake Kaco,a small very blue colour water lake,stunningly beautiful and around 5 hours walk through deep jungles and crossing rivers;spend some time at the lake and then drive back to hotel

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Lago Kaco

Lago Kaco

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Lago Kerinci y alredores

Lago Kerinci y alredores

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DAY 6
After breakfast soon around 7 am we leave for Bangko town,capital of regency of Merangin and entrance point to Bukit Duabelas national park where suku Anak Dalam lives
Register in hotel and met our guides,Anak Dalam also(we need get a permit to entry Bukit Duabelas and never shooting photos without ask permit to the tribe or their homes)
Spend the day in Bangko

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DAY 7
At 5 pm we drive to a small hamlet and main entry to the park 2 hours from bangko then breakfast there; start walking the 5 hours Trekking til Anak Dalam Hamlet in the middle of the park and camping there with tendas;we will spend here rest of the day

Anak Dalam

Anak Dalam

Niña anak dalam

Niña anak dalam

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DAY 8
Wil spend the day with Anak Dalam and see how their daily life is,hunting,fishing and so on…meals we will eat rice and noodles that we brought from bangko;we need give gifts to the tribe,cigarettes,water,cakes…
Spend another night here
DAY 9
We will spend this day also with Anak Dalam tribe enjoy watching their daily life

DAY 10
After breakfast we start the way back to the car and then drive to Jambi(8 hours) and check-in in hotel or better in a traditional long melayu old house(hundreds of years old),this house built in the dutch era and over stilts,and made of ironwood in old area of the city and with many rooms enough til 20 people(this house belongs to my wife’s uncle)
Spend rest of day here
DAY 11
After breakfast drive 5 hours to picturesque fishing village of Kuala Tungkal in Tanjung Jabung Timur;here we will visit on the way some budist temples;then will go to see the suku laut;spend rest of day here and register in homestay

Kuala Tungkal

Kuala Tungkal

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Kuala Tungkal

Kuala Tungkal

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DAY 12
We leave for Jambi city and visit the Muara Jambi budist temples next to Batanghari river
Spend rest of day in Jambi and sleep again here

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Muara Jambi

Muara Jambi

DAY 13
After breakfast we leave for Dharmasraya where we will spend the night at a local hotel in Sungai Rumbai(8 hours drive);in this region there is also Anak Dalam

Sijunjung de camino a Padang

Sijunjung de camino a Padang

DAY 14
After breakfast drive back to Padang(8 hours) and spend rest of the day in Padang

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DAY 15
Spend all day in Padang to rest in my house;enough for ten people
Free time in Padang

Kota Padang

Kota Padang

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DAY 16
5am we leave for Tanah Datar;breakfast in Puncak Kiambang with stunningly beautiful views of ricefields and coconut trees plantations
Keep on the road to Nagari Pariangan Hamlet at the feet of Merapi Volcanoe being this Hamlet the first settlements of minangkabau and with very old Minangkabau rumah Gadang houses(a photographers dream this area;then visit Stones with inscriptions in sanscrit from old hindu- budist kingdoms
We drive to Bukittingi and spend the night at a homestay
DAY 17
After breakfast we will drive to Palupuh and if we are lucky we will be able to see Rafflessia arnoldii,the biggest flower in the world and will see the making of Kopi Luwak in this small hamlet,the most expensive coffee in the World;from here will go to lake Maninjau a stunningly beautiful lake
We will drive down to the lake through a winding road with 44 bends and spend rest of the day around here;will ovenight in Maninjau

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Maninjau

Maninjau

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DAY 18
Will drive to Sungailandia after breakfast to see a very picturesque small hamlet,a photography dream this hamlet and it’s people;will visit later the village of Koto Gadang,a small village famous for it’s silversmiths and finally at evening will drive back to Padang
Sleep in my house

Puncak Kiambang

Puncak Kiambang

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DAY 19
Free time in Padang and at afternoon flight back to jakarta;sleep in a homestay in jl jaksa street

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Gentes de Jakarta

Gentes de Jakarta

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DAY 20
Back to Europe
OTHER OPTION
(Or we can following another tour here to west Java to see volcanoes and kampung Naga in Garut for another 7 days more and visiting also the suku badui in Banten);I will write this tour later;we can do also a tour through the slums of Jakarta to manggarai and Bukit Duri and luar batang and will see how the poorest survive

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