Travel to the heart of west sumatran Minangkabau and Jambi

DAY 1-Flight from Europe to Jakarta;we will arrive at Soekarno-Hatta International airport;after clearing customs and get a visa on arrival will be leading to our homestay

DAY2-We will make an excursion around the old city of Jakarta,Batavia and twill pay a visit to Glodok,the jakarta’s chinatown.

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Gentes de Jakarta

Gentes de Jakarta

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Jakarta skyline Jakarta skyline

DAY 3-We will flight to Minangkabau International Airport in Padang,capital of west sumatra,soon in the morning.

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Our driver will pick up us and we will drive up into the hills of Solok Selatan;will pass through an incredible scapes and will make a stop at Twin Lakes;the we will follow into Surian and will stop by an old Minangkabau palace from the Adityawarman king era;if the owner,Ibu Ross, is there we will manage to entry and see it inside;the palace is called Istano Rajo Balung

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After 4 hours drive more,we will be arriving at Kajo Aro,an amazing place surrounded all by tea plantations and cinammon plantations and all surrounded by a mist over the mountains;we will be heading to a homestay in the village of Kersik Tuo at the foot of volcanoe Kerinci,kighest volcanoe in Indonesia with it’s almost 4000 meters high

DAY 4-Soon in the morning we will leave for the hamlet of Pelompek,entrance point to ascend to the highest freshwater lake in southeast asia,Danau Gunung Tujuh;from here we will be trekking deep into the tropical rainforest and uphill for  5 hours until arrive at the lake;we will cook some food at the shore lake and spend a few hours

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We will back down again to Pelompek and if we still get time will pay a visit to a nearby waterfall before  drive back to Kersik Tuo and spend the rest of the day around this very picturesque hamlet

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Danau Gunung Tuju

Danau Gunung Tuju

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DAY 5-We will soon after breakfast leave for Sugai Penuh and will be heading through the new raod to Bangko,capital of Merangin and entry point to Bukit Duabelas national park where the tribal communities anak dalam lives;will register at a local guesthouse and sepnd the night.

DAY 6-Soon in the morning we will drive to the entrance of the park and walk the 5 hours trek to the hamlet of anak dalam trabies,guided by one member of the tribes;we will be camping here at the anak dalam hamlet an dspend rest of the day with them.

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Niña anak dalam

Niña anak dalam

DAY 7-Will walk after breakfast back to our driver and drive back to Padang

Sijunjung de camino a Padang

Sijunjung de camino a Padang

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We will stay at a local Minang family home

DAY 8-Free time for all around Padang;we will walk around the Padang old Dutch quarters and to the beach.

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DAY 9-We will visit today Nagari Pariangan,the heartland of Minangkabau,where first settlements of Minang people appeared;full of very picturesque very old houses.

Puncak Kiambang

Puncak Kiambang

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We will be hanging around batusangkar in tanah Datar after Pariangan and finally in the night will be heading to the Bukittinggi town in the hills where we will stay at a local homestay.

DAY 10-We will drive to Palupuh,a very picturesque village and where many Rafflessias grow,and if lucky will be able to witness a rafflessia;in this village we will also witness the process of Kopi Luwak,the most expensive coffee in the world.

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we will back to Bukittinggi and spend rest of the day in this town visiting Ngarai Sianok and jam Gadang.

DAY 11.We will pay a visit to Hamlet of Sungailandia,a very picturesque hamlet between mountains and ricefields.

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Sungailandia

Sungailandia

We will visit after this the Maninjau Lake

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Finally will drive back to Padang

DAY 12-We will flight back to Jakarta

DAY 13-Will spend the day around jakarta old city Kota using public transportation and witnessing the real jakarta;we will visit some slums

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Jakarta Skyline

Jakarta Skyline

DAY 14-We will flight back to Europe

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