5 DAYS MINANGKABAU EXPERIENCE TOUR (Minimum 20 persons)

This is a unique tour because you will not only observe but will also be invited to do some of the activities that produce the home industry products. You will participate not only see.

DAY 01 : Padang – Shirley Keripik Balado – Cabai Kopay Agribisnis (L, D)

Your morning arrival at the Minangkabau International Airport marks the beginning of a fun-filled experience enjoying breathtaking sights and doing things the Minangkabau Way. You will immediately be transported to ‘Sherly Keripik Balado Home Industry’, where you will see how traditional crispy chips are made of sweet potato. In fact, you can try doing some of the process yourself. From here, you will be whisked to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch you continue your journey with a photo stop at Anai Waterfalls. Then proceed to ‘Cabai Kopay Agribisnis Permato Mudo Nagari’ farmers’ group in Padang Panjang. Here you will see the process of how red pepper or chili are collected, sorted and sold. Then you will also have a chance to see work at an Agro-Tourism field and even participate in some of its activities. From here you depart for Bukittinggi, The City on the Hills, check-in into a star-rated hotel, listen to an Evacuation Presentation, have a shower and free time. Dinner, at a local restaurant. Rest for the night at the hotel.

DAY 02 : Kiniko - Batusangkar - Pandai Sikek - Bukittinggi (B, L, D)

After Morning Call and Breakfast at the hotel, the second day of the trip commences. First visit will be the ‘Kiniko Home Industry’ to observe how coffee and sweet dried banana (pisang sale) is made. Want to have a go at one of the processes and taste them? Why not! From ‘Kiniko” you will go to a restaurant in the midst of paddy fields, Pondok Flora Restaurant, for lunch. Satay, Randang (The World’s Tastiest Food based on CNNGo Survey), Fried Chicken , Lemon or Coconut Juice, are some you will try out. The visit will continue after lunch to Batusangkar, the Center of Minangkabau Culture, to see the Pagaruyung Palace, Batubasurek and Batu Batikam. An alternative would be a visit to Padang Panjang to the Center of Documentation of Minangkabau Culture. The next stop will be to ‘Pande Sikek Home Industry.’ Here you will see how the Minangkabau Songket Cloth is woven. You may even try to operate the loom. This will be the last town to visit for the day and you will return to the City of Bukittinggi. At the hotel you can swim or simply rest before Dinner is served. Do not miss the Special Dinner when you will be able to see the Traditional Minangkabau Dances. You will be invited to learn one or two of those dances.

DAY 03 : Bukittinggi – Payakumbuh (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel before a trip to Payakumbuh to Rendang Nikmat workshop, where you will learn and take part in the processing of Rendang, the world’s tastiest food. Lunch at a local restaurant. From here you visit the Harau Valley to see the world-famous Harau Cliffs, waterfall, and a brief stop at Echo Lodge for snacks at personal account. Late afternoon you return to Bukittinggi for Dinner at another local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 04 : Traditional Sugar Industry – Silver Home Industry – Padang (B, L, D)

Morning Call will be between 6 and 7 am. After an hour of Breakfast at the Hotel, your fourth day in Land of The Minangkabaus will be spent first to see the Traditional Sugar Cane Processing at Lawang. Then back to Bukittinggi for lunch at Family Restaurant. The tour proceeds to Koto Gadang nearby to observe the Silver Home Industry. Don’t forget to buy some silver trinkets for souvenir. From here you will be brought on a sightseeing tour of Bukittinggi with a visit to Goa Jepang (Japanese Cave) or Rumah Gadang Museum. If time permits you can go shopping at Upper Market (Pasar Atas), before you return to Padang. Check in a hotel and dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 05 : Padang – Airport (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and if there is enough time you can have a simple city tour before we transfer you to the airport for your flight to the next destination or home.

 

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