3 Day Private Padang, Bukittinggi, and Sawahlunto Heritage Tour

Padang, Bukittinggi, and Sawahlunto have enough attractions to make you wonder the best holiday ideas in West Sumatra

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Tour Name 3 Day Private Padang, Bukittinggi, and Sawahlunto Heritage Tour
Duration 3 Days 2 Nights
Tour Type Private Sightseeing Tour & City Tour

Heritage Tour in Padang, Sawahlunto, and Bukittinggi : Experience Sumatra’s Little Dutch

This 3-day lets you experience the highlights of West Sumatra, including stunning sceneries and historical sites in Padang, Bukittinggi, and Sawahlunto. Enjoy your time in Twin Lakes (Danau Atas and Danau Bawah), Harau Valley, Maninjau Lake, and Anai Valley Waterfall. There will also be plenty of landmarks and landscapes to explore such as Goedang Rangsum, Sawahlunto Train Museum, and Japanese Tunnel Bukittinggi. Also, photo stops in various interesting places in Padang, Sawahlunto and Bukittinggi.

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Welcome to your West Sumatra 3 Day Itinerary

Our three days tour from Padang transports you through the majestic landmarks, stunning sceneries,  to the historical sites. Upon arrival at Minangkabau International Airport, you will pick up by our driver and guide then start your first day of tour with city tour in Padang. Short visit to see Siti Nurbaya Bridge, Padang’s Chinatown, Padang Beach, Lora Monument, and Grand Mosque of West Sumatra. Then, you will try the most famous durian ice cream in Padang. 

Twin Lake @kabaalahanpanjang

Leaving Padang and head east to the Solok, for visiting The Twin Lakes. The trip taking us through the breathtaking Panorama II Sitinjau Laut and snap a photo at Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta. Arrive in Twin Lake, you will experience dramatic views of Danau Atas and Danau Bawah. 

Goedang Ransum
Goedang Ransum By Indonesia Heritage

Continue to Sawahlunto for experience Sumatra’s Little Dutch. Firstly, we will visit the famous Mbah Suro Mine Tunnel. Next, we will stop at Goedang Rangsum. It used to be a kitchen to cook food for labourer. Near Goedang Rangsum, there is a train museum showcases the history of trains in West Sumatra and sketches the transformation of Sawahlunto. Next, enjoy a beautiful scenery of the city from the height of Pine Hill (Puncak Cemara). Enjoy your time in this Little Dutch city and snap some photos.

sawahlunto heritage site
Mbah Soero Mining Tunnel By Detik Travel

Get the thrill of walking inside the coal of Mbah Suro Mine Tunnel

Puncak Cemara By Sawahlunto Tourism

The Hill of Puncak Cemara offers superlative views of the city

Pagaruyung Pagaruyung (@Explorepadang)

Heading north, from your panoramic window seat you’ll see greenery lush and villages before stop at the famous Pagaruyung Palace. The original Pagaruyung Palace was burnt to the ground during a bloody riot in 1804. After that, it was reconstructed and burned again several times until 2007. Now, this palace is only the replica constructed to the south from the original one.

Harau Valley by @harau_camp

Enjoy perfect view of Harau valley which bordering on a ravine and flanked by two hills between two nature reserves, the beautiful constraction of Kelok 9, and Tebek Patah Village. 

Sianok Canyon view by @yury.okh

On the last day of the tour, after breakfast and check-out, spend your time with short city tour before your flight’s departure time. Enjoy a nature valley overlooks the deep Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries at Taman Panorama. Then, visit Japanese Tunnel, and short stop at the famous Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock).

Puncak Lawang By Wikimedia Commons

If you have late afternoon flight, you could have a short visit to Puncak Lawang -a peak plateau in Agam District (optional); Maninjau Lake, and Anai Valley for photo stop in front of the waterfall.

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Tour Options

Package Option Pax Price per Person
3 Star Hotel + Tour

Bukittinggi: Royal Denai / Grand Bunda / similar

Sawahlunto: Parai City Garden

2 Pax USD 325
3 Pax – 10 Pax USD 290
 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

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Tour Detail


  • You will receive confirmation within 1 business day. Once confirmed, voucher will be sent via email.
  • If you don’t receive any email from us, please kindly check your Spam folder or notify us via email


  • 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)
  • Personal traveler’s insurance
  • Documentation

Day 1 : Airport – City Tour (Padang, Solok, Sawahlunto) [L.D]

  • 08.00 AM | Airport pick up at Minangkabau International Airport
  • City tour in Padang, heading to Siti Nurbaya Bridge
  • Short stop Padang’s Chinatown
  • Visiting Padang Beach
  • Short stop at Lora Monument
  • Short stop Grand Mosque of West Sumatra
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Experience Durian Ice Cream, Then heading to Solok
  • Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta (photo stop)
  • Heading to Twin Lake (Danau Diatas & Danau Dibawah)
  • Continue trip to Sawahlunto, passing Alahan Panjang tea plantation
  • Explore Mbah Soero Mine Tunnel
  • Visit Goedang Ransum
  • Visit Sawahlunto Train Museum
  • Visit Puncak Cemara
  • Dinner at the local restaurant
  • Hotel check-in

Day 2 : Sawahlunto – Bukittinggi City Tour [B.L.D]

  • Having breakfast at hotel, then check-out and move to Bukittinggi
  • Visit Pagaruyung Palace
  • Heading to Kelok 9 and Harau Valley
  • Move to Tebek Patah Village (overlooks rice paddy fields, enjoy coffee tasting and shopping local snacks of Bengkulu)
  • Dinner at the local restaurant
  • Hotel check-in

Day 3 : Bukittinggi City Tour – Padang – Airport [B.L]

  • Heading to Taman Panorama (overlooks Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries)
  • Move to Japanese Tunnel
  • Heading to Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock)
  • Visit Puncak Lawang (optional)
  • Visit Maninjau Lake, move to Padang
  • Visit Anai Valley Waterfall
  • 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 08.00 AM, we recommend you to take a flight with arrival time at Minangkabau International Airport before 08.00 AM. Or the schedule might change depends on your flight schedule. Please kindly manage your own schedule before you book.
  • 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 for 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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Precaution: Surcharge is applied for payment transferred from the overseas bank account. We don’t recommend this payment method for the non-Indonesian citizen or KITAS/KITAP holder.

Cash on The Spot

You can directly pay the amount of the bill based on your invoice to the driver or guide as you arrive at the tour/activity location.

As your booking commitment, we require a copy of your ID (passport or driving license) for this collect payment procedure.

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