5 DAYS KERINCI MUARO SAKO – GUNUNG TUJUH

DAY 01 : PADANG – KERSIK TUO (L, D)

Our Guide will meet and greet you at the Minangkabau International Airport, then bring you on a City Tour, then depart Padang for a 7-hour drive on the Trans Sumatra Highway, passing through the Bung Hatta National Park and small cinnamon and fruit plantation. A short stop for a stroll around the twin highland lakes of Upper Lake (Danau Diatas) and Lower Lake (Danau Dibawah). Lunch will be at a local restaurant. The afternoon drive heads east along the flanks of Mount Kerinci, a dormant volcano and the highest mountain in Western Indonesia rising to an elevation of 12,484 feet. (3,805 M). Arrival at Kersik Tuo will be at late afternoon, then check-in at the simple Guest House to relax. Overnight at this guesthouse.

DAY 02 : KERSIK TUO – MUARO SAKO (B, L, D)

After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Muaro Sako for a full day’s exploration of the National Park. The national park has many mountains and hill forests, some still unexplored. The Park is an ASEAN Heritage Site and since 2004 has been declared as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage. It is recognized as one of the most important reserves in the world for conservation of wild tigers and a s a global hotspot for biodiversity. The Park is famous for its wealth of species. Field research to date has identified more than 375 species of birds, and more than 86 species of mammals (excluding bats and rodents), including elephants, bears, tapirs, and Sumatran Clouded Leopard. In the afternoon you return to Kersik Tuo Homestay.

DAY 03 : KERSIK TUO – GUNUNG TUJUH (B, L, D)

After an early breakfast you will begin a trip of an hour’s drive to Gunung Tujuh from where you will take the trail to Danau Gunung Tujuh, a lake on top of Gunung Tujuh, which at almost 6,600 feet is the highest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. It is also one of the best location for bird watching anywhere in Sumatra, including the spotting of fire-tufted barbet, a monotypic genus typically confined to the upland forest of Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra but delightfully common on Gunung Tujuh dan Gunung Kerinci. In the afternoon return to Kersik Tuo for a much deserved night’s rest. Overnight at Kersik Tuo Homestay.

DAY 04 : KERSIK TUO – PADANG (B, L, D)

After breakfast and sightseeing around Kayu Aro and tea plantations, as well as the waterfall, you will drive back to Padang via Muaro Labuh. Overnight in Padang.

DAY 05 : TO THE AIRPORT (B)

A free program after breakfast until we transfer you to the airport for a flight out.

 

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