General

Explore faith tourism in North Sumatra by visiting Berastagi, Taman Wisata Iman (Faith Travel Park), Parapat, Tarutung, and Pematangsiantar. Berastagi is in the Karo Highlands where plantation and farming grows. Its green landscapes spoil the eyes.  The Cave of Maria is an example of attractions in the Faith Travel Park, where various religions meet in harmony. Parapat is famous for lakeside sports and beach activities (mainly water sports like skiing, kayaking, and canoeing) as well as for its historic buildings. Tarutung is notable as a beautiful valley that hosts weavers who produce quality ulos (typical Batak cloth) for souvenirs. Pematangsiantar is a city between Medan and Parapat where you can visit the giant statue of Dewi Kwim In, the daughter of a cruel king. Come to hear her story directly from the locals. Highlights:

Prices

  • Adults: US$ 141/person
  • Children: US$ 135/person (aged 5-18 years)

Services

Included:

  • All taxes and handling charges
  • 2-night accommodations in 3-star hotels or equivalent
  • Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
  • Local transportation (air-conditioned vehicles)
  • Entrance tickets
  • Meals specified in the itinerary
  • Snacks and bottled water in the car during the trip
  • Local guide (English speaking)
  • Driver/guide expenses
  • An Indonesian SIM card for your unlocked mobile device
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard vehicles
  • Porter to carry your luggage from airport to the accommodation
  • 24-hour emergency contact number

Excluded:

  • Airfare and visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Driver/guide tips
  • Personal expenses (minibar, alcoholic beverages, etc.)
  • Services not mentioned as being included

Notes

  • We will send email confirmation within 24 hours of your order
  • Child rate applies when sharing with two paying adults only
  • An adult must accompany children
  • It is a private tour with a minimum of 2 participants
  • If you require a pick up at the airport, please note your flight must arrive before 9 am
  • Accommodation included is Sumatran standard guesthouses with western toilet and either shower or traditional wash with bucket and scoop, hot water available at certain times of the day.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this trip is not for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Passport name, number, expiry, and country are required for all participants at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy

We will refund your payment that we have received in full (100%) if you cancel your order at least seven days in advance of scheduled departure, 50% if you cancel it between three dan seven days. There is no refund if you cancel it less than three days before the departure. Note that payments by credit cards are subject to charges, and a portion of the fees may be non-refundable.

Operator

We will provide the name and contact details of the operator in the email confirmation.

Activities

Departure Details

We will pick you up at the airport or your accommodation in Medan.

Return Details

We will drop you off at the original departure point.

Itinerary

Day 1: Medan - Berastagi - Cave of Maria (L, D)

Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport, you will be picked up by our representative, then escorted to the restaurant for lunch. After lunch, you will travel to Berastagi via Green Hill, stopover at Pagoda Temple called Lumbini Natural Park. The temple is the highest gold pagoda in Indonesia and second highest among the Shwedagon Pagoda replicas in the world. Then pass through Peceren and Cave of Maria where you can perform the Way of the Cross and recite the Rosary Prayer. Have dinner at a local restaurant. After the meal, transfer to hotel for rest. Check in the hotel at Berastagi. You have free time afterward.

Day 2: Berastagi - Taman Wisata Iman - Parapat - Tarutung - Parapat (B, L, D)

After breakfast, check out hotel. Then the journey continues towards Taman Wisata Iman in Dairi. There is a gate of four pillars of religions in Indonesia in the park, which symbolizes the beauty of coexistence in the country. See a miniature of the Kaaba in the Islamic religious complex. There is also a barrage of religious miniatures of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus in the valley and pine forest. Then proceed to Tarutung. Upon the arrival at Tarutung, climb to the Cross of Love for about 30 minutes. The cross is a spiritual sight made to commemorate the services of Dr. Ingwer Ludwig Nommensen, the Christian missionary from Germany. He started his mission in the land of Batak. Then we return to Parapat. Enjoy the dinner at a local restaurant. Then check in the hotel in town. You have free time after the meal and check-in.

Day 3: Parapat - Pematangsiantar - Kualanamu Airport (B, L)

After breakfast, check out the hotel. Then the journey continues to Medan via Pematangsiantar. Stop by visiting the Franciscan Fostering house called Nagahuta. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Then proceed to Kualanamu airport for your departure.

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Karo

KaroKaro is a regency on the northwestern shore of Lake Toba, situated in the Barisan Mountains. Karo is famous for its agriculture of fruit and vegetables. Kabanjahe is the regency’s capital city. Other towns are Berastagi and Merek. To see it on the map, click here. Berastagi is 2 hours by bus from Medan. Tahura National Park is Read more

Dairi

DairiDairi is a regency on the northwestern shore of Lake Toba. The area is mostly hills and mountains. Sidikalang is the capital city of Dairi. The area is best known for coffee, both robusta and arabica. Approximately 6,770 tons of robusta coffee is produced in Dairi every year, in addition to 2,639 tons of arabica. Read more

North Tapanuli

North TapanuliNorth Tapanuli is a regency on the southern shore of Lake Toba. Tarutung is the capital city of the Regency. Other towns are Siborongborong (location of the Silangit International Airport ), Sarulla, and Muara. To see it on the map, click here. North Tapanuli is known for its natural soda water bath, among other attractions. There are Read more

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