West Sumatra, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Tours

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Kerinci Seblat National Park

Tours

Padang-Kerinci-Banko-Kubu-Padang

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PADANG-KERINCI SEBLAT-PADANG
06 DAYS / 05 NIGHTS

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GENERAL INFORMATION :
It is the largest national park in Sumatra sprawling across four provinces. The park area includes the second highest mountain in Indonesia and the highest caldera lake in Southeast Asia. Habitats range from lowland dipterocarp rainforest to montane forest and volcanic alpine formations. It is home to rhinos, tigers, elephants, bears and the mysterious orang pendek. Lake Kerinci is the best place to see the park’s famous bird life : hornbills, banded-broadbills and drongos, whose tail give the illusion that the bird is constantly being chased by two black butterflies. Lake Gunung Tujuh is a huge lake 1.995 m above sea level and surrounded by primary rainforest and seven hills. Kerinci Seblat has always fascinated many. Mount Kerinci Seblat attracts hikers and climbers, while the forest’s diversity attracts bird watchers many researchers and conservation project’s. The small market town of Sungai Penuh in the Kerinci Valley and the tea Plantation Village of Kersik Tuo at the foot of Gunung Kerinci are the most popular starting points for excursions into the park.

DAY 01: PADANG –SUNGAI PENUH

The tour starts with a long journey passing a long the west coast. From Padang to Tapan it is about 6 (six) hours drive, and then from Tapan to Sungai Penuh we will drive a long small road in midst of the wilderness of Kerinci Seblat. Overnight at Sungai Penuh (Busana Hotel or Similar).

DAY 02: SUNGAI PENUH-KERSIK TUO (B)

After breakfast, city tour in Sungai Penuh to visit the Greatest Mosque (Mesjid Agung) located in the city and built in 1874. A drive around Lake Kerinci while viewing the countryside of the villages nearby. The trip proceeds to Semurup (hot spring). Overnight stay at a very simple losmen at Kersik Tuo.

DAY 03: KERSIK TUO-LAKE GUNUNG TUJUH (B)

A whole day adventure in to the jungle of Kerinci Seblat. If you are lucky you can see elephants, tigers, or other wild animals. You’ll climb one of the Gunung Tujuh to see the Lake of Gunung Tujuh. In the afternoon return to your home stay.

DAY 04: KERSIK TUO-TEA PLANTATION (B)

After breakfast, you may walk around the tea plantation or trek half way up the Kerinci Mountain.

DAY 05: KERSIK TUO-TWIN LAKE-PADANG (B)

After breakfast, we’ll return to Padang with an enroute stop at a waterfall (Letter W), and passing through tea plantation, and the upper and lower lakes. Arrive in Padang and transfer directly to your hotel.

DAY 06: HOTEL-AIRPORT (B)

After breakfast, free programme until the time for transfer to BIM (Bandara International Minangkabau

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