8D7N Exploring The Charming West Sumatra

(Discover ancient life, the part of 17th world history, unique culture & local modern life,
and experience some local villagers activities as well as the great nature
make a different atmosphere of life harmony somewhere
in the West of Sumatra which called “Ranah Minang”)

Day 1 Welcome to West Sumatra, History and Recent Development (L, D)
Meet and greet at Minangkabau International Airport-enjoy the hotel fascilities.

Day 2 Exploring the Historical Side of Padang, the Socialized Gate of Minang People (B,L,D)
Discover the history of Padang city with combination of bus drive and walking tour; historical herritages and the development of this capital city.

Day 3 Tracing Where the Coal for European in 1900-an are from (B, L, D)
Feel and explore the atmosphere of coal mining history for European people originally from.

Day 4 Experiencing Local Villagean Life (B,L,D)
Gather how the villagean running their daily activity as planting rice, eel hunting an go to the market to buy food material, cooking traditional food, try local transportation and exercising material art. This day you will make your ala Minangkabau Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (it will be accompanied by a local chef).

Day 5 Exploring the Unique Matrilineal Culture of Minangkabau (B,L,D)
The unique matrilineal Minangkabau, the ancient land and the great traditional palace. Visit a charming wood carvers village famous for intricate hand woven cloth called Songket and the quaint village where the local craftsmen produce delicate filigree silver jewelry and the unique handmade embroidery.

Day 6 Exploring Villageans Traditional and Simple Local Life + Japanese Heeritage (B,L,D)
Local villagers activities on making brown sugar with unique simple way that they still use buffalo to run a simple machine in producing their product and visiting traditional crackers industry. Walking trip of some local heritages and the bustling market in the town where you will find the traditional life and modernization has their economically important role for west Sumatra.

Day 7 Amazing Minangkabau (B,L,D)
The whisper invitation of a nature reserve start since 1926 for a walking and hiking to enjoy it’s amazing landscape, natural green, village athmosphere with field rice, and waterfalls. Off-road jeeps for a charming trip via suburb and village road to a pretty scenery little lake to do a bamboo rafting and taste the really original villagean local’s food. Coffee break served with delicious local appetizer. Short learn and perform the traditional dance of Minangkabau on a farewell with Minangkabau Cultural Performances where a beautiful lady dancing on the broken of glasses but unhurt.

Day 8 Transfer Airport (B,L)
It’s free for your own time before transfer to the airport, but on the way you will get an early lunch at Sate Mak Syukur, a famous traditional Minangkabau meat barbeque.