3 Day Private Bukittinggi Tour from Padang: Anai Valley Waterfall, Pacu Jawi, Pandai Sikek Songket Village and City Tour

Witness beautiful villages in West Sumatra, city tour, and watching traditional cow mud racing called Pacu Jawi

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Tour Name 3 Days Private Bukittinggi Tour from Padang: Anai Valley Waterfall, Pacu Jawi, Pandai Sikek Songket Village and City Tour
Duration 3 Days 2 Nights
Tour Type Private Sightseeing Tour & City Tour

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This 3-day tour is designed for travelers to experience Padang and Bukittinggi culture and nature like Pacu Jawi bull race and valley waterfall. Along the way we’ll experience awe-inspiring scenery at Relay Puncak Lawang, Lembah Anai Waterfall, visit the villages of great songket-weaving at Pandai Sikek Village. Experience the tradition of Pacu Jawi (traditional cow race) in the rice field. Waves of muddy water slosh over the jockey as he hangs on to the pair of loosely-tied cows while holding on to their tails galloping across the rice field (If it isn’t the season of Pacu Jawi festival, there will be additional charges for the activity). Also, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore such as Minangkabau Big Clock Tower (Jam Gadang), enjoy a nature valley overlooks the deep Ngarai Sianok (Sianok Canyon) with a lot of greeneries, and photo stops in various interesting places in Padang and Bukittinggi.

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Visit Anai Valley Waterfall, Pacu Jawi, Pandai Sikek Songket Village and City Tour and City Tour

Upon arrival at Minangkabau International Airport, our tour representative will pick you up. Then, transfer to short stop at the beautiful Anai Valley Waterfall. This is one of the top tourist destinations in West Sumatra. This beautiful valley is the main route between Padang and Bukittingi. Along the way you will pass a winding road with a lot of greeneries, hills, and valleys. Next, move to visit Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center where we can learn about the Minang culture and people. Continue to visit Pandai Sikek Village to see how to make songket-weaving, and Relay Puncak Lawang to see the Majestic lake of Maninjau and its surrounding.

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Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center 1 (By Tourism Innovation)

Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center occupies a typical Minangkabau building which is called Rumah Gadang.

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The next day after breakfast, you will be picked up from hotel lobby, we will drive to Taman Panorama in the southern edge of Bukittinggi. Enjoy a nature valley overlooks the deep Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries. Then, friendly guides will lead you through Japanese Tunnel Bukittinggi (Lubang Jepang/Lobang Jepang), a defensive tunnel built in World War.

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Along the way you’ll explore major landmarks and tourist attraction in the city of Bukittinggi. Tour will stop at the famous Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock); Tabek Patah village; Pacu Jawi Cow Racing; Pagaruyung Palace; and the oldest village in Minangkabau namely Pariangan Village.

Pacu Jawi (By the Spice Route End)

Pacu Jawi held in a muddy rice paddy field after the rice harvest season

By the spice route end

On the last day, do city tours in Padang. After check-out hotel, while waiting for flight time you will have some short visit to Siti Nurbaya Bridge, Padang’s Chinatown, Padang Beach, Lora Monument, and Grand Mosque of West Sumatra. After that, enjoy tasty durian ice cream before you drop to the airport.

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Tour Options

Package Option Pax Price per Person
3 Star Hotel + Tour

Bukittinggi: Royal Denai / Grand Bunda

Padang: Daima / Ibis / similar

2 Pax USD 325
3 Pax – 10 Pax USD 290
4 Star Hotel + Tour

Bukittinggi: Grand Rocky / Novotel

Padang: Rocky / Gran Zuri / similar

2 Pax USD 355
3 Pax – 10 Pax USD 320
 The above rate is per person rate with minimum booking of 2 persons is required 

Not valid for Public Holidays, Eid al Fitr, Christmas and New Year

Surcharge is applied if the booking period isn’t in the season of Pacu Jawi festival (by inquiry)

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Tour Detail


  • You will receive confirmation within 1 business day. Once confirmed, voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Private Air-Conditioned vehicle
  • Car driver
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 2 Nights Hotel with Standard Room
  • Refreshment (mineral water & welcome snacks)
  • Meals as Itinerary
  • Entrance fee as Itinerary
  • Parking fee


  • Flight ticket
  • Airport porter
  • Tipping for guide, driver and bellboy hotel
  • Personal expenses (extra meals, drink, laundry, etc)
  • Pacu Jawi activities (If it isn’t the season of Pacu Jawi festival)
  • Personal traveler’s insurance
  • Documentation

Day 1 : Airport – Lembah Anai Waterfall – PDIKM – Pandai Sikek Village – Relay Puncak Lawang [L.D]

  • 10.00 AM | Airport pick up at Minangkabau International Airport
  • Heading to Lembah Anai Waterfall (Photo Stop)
  • Visit Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center (PDIKM)
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Continue trip to Bukittinggi
  • Visit Pandai Sikek Village
  • Visit Relay Puncak Lawang
  • Arriving at the hotel in Bukittinggi, Hotel check in
  • Dinner at the local restaurant
  • Hotel check-in

Day 2 : Bukittinggi City Tour ( Taman Panorama – Japanese Tunnel – Jam Gadang – Tebek Patah – Pacu Jawi – Pagaruyung Palace – Pariangan Village) – Padang [B.L.D]

  • Having breakfast at hotel, then check-out
  • Heading to Taman Panorama (overlooks Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries)
  • Move to Japanese Tunnel
  • Heading to Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock)
  • Move to Tebek Patah Village (overlooks rice paddy fields, enjoy coffee tasting and shopping local snacks of Bengkulu)
  • Pacu Jawi
  • Having lunch at local restaurant
  • Visiting Pagaruyung Palace
  • Visiting Pariangan Village
  • Continue trip to Padang
  • Having dinner at the local restaurant
  • Hotel check-in

Day 3 : Padang City Tour (Siti Nurbaya Bridge – Padang’s Chinatown – Padang Beach – Lora Monument – Grand Mosque of West Sumatra) – Airport [B.L]

  • Having breakfast at hotel, then check-out
  • Heading to Siti Nurbaya Bridge
  • Visiting Padang’s Chinatown
  • Visiting Padang Beach
  • Short stop at Lora Monument
  • Visiting Grand Mosque of West Sumatra
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Experience Durian Ice Cream
  • Airport Transfer, end of the tour

*the schedule might change depends on your flight schedule


  • The itinerary may be subject to change depending on the circumstances, without reducing the excitement that will be enjoyed on your trip.
  • Pick up time about 10.00 AM, we recommend you to take a flight with arrival time at Minangkabau International Airport before 10.00 AM. Please kindly manage your own schedule before you book.
  • If it isn’t the season of Pacu Jawi festival, there will be additional charges IDR 7.500.000/group for the activity
  • This tour requires a moderate bit of walking, so comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
  • Kindly notice that the driver is not the tour expert guide. The driver will just pick up and drop you off.
  • This schedule is quite tight. We don’t recommend you arrange another tour or flight after this tour in the same day. Please kindly manage your own schedule before book.
  • Wandernesia is not responsible for any delay, loss, theft, accident, sickness, complaint, or any problems which occur during tour.

What to bring:

  • Voucher from Wandernesia (printed or e-voucher)
  • Extra clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun protector
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Camera
  • Money in Local Currency

Cancellation Policy:

  • The above rates are non-refundable. Once booking confirmed, it can’t be canceled.
  • No refund issued for cancellation made after reservation.
  • Please read the cancellation policy carefully before you make a reservation.
  • Any change or cancellation is made via email at business hours.
  • Business hours: Monday – Friday (except public holiday) from 09:00 AM – 15:00 PM (GMT +7)

No Show Policy:

  • 100% penalty will be charged for no-show case. No refund issued.

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  1. Fill the reservation form in the section below or contact us via WhatsApp or Email.
  2. We will proceed your booking and send you the online invoice by email or WhatsApp.
  3. As you receive the invoice, please complete the payment. For more details, please see payment method section.
  4. As your reservation confirmed, we will send the voucher to your email or WhatsApp.
  5. Show your voucher (e-voucher or printed version) at the location. Happy Travel!


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Bank Transfer

We receive payment by bank transfer. You can transfer the amount of the bill to the following bank account:

Bank Central Asia (BCA)


Swift Code: CENAIDJA




Account Number: 7851033380

As your payment is completed, please send us the bank transfer receipt and fill the payment confirmation form, click here
Precaution: Surcharge is applied for payment transferred from the overseas bank account. Arrange your payment properly, since bank transfer from abroad may take one and seven days.

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