4 Day Minangkabau and Bukittinggi Cultural Tour: Gadang House and Natural Wonders

Explore West Sumatra’s must-see nature and cultural attractions in this private 4 Days Tour.

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Tour Name 4 Day Minangkabau and Bukittinggi Cultural Tour: Gadang House and Natural Wonders
Duration 4 Days 3 Nights
Tour Type Private Sightseeing Tour & City Tour

Experience Overnight Stay in Minangkabau Traditional Village

The 4-day Minangkabau cultural tour is a unique travel experience visiting Minangkabau village, Bukittinggi, and traditional Gadang House in Solok. It combines the best of Padang and Bukittinggi which have ancient historical treasures and splendid natural beauty. There will also be plenty of opportunities to explore, such as Minangkabau Big Clock Tower (Jam Gadang), Thousand Gadang House, and Twin Lakes. Enjoy a nature valley overlooks Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries at Taman Panorama and perfect view of Harau valley which bordering on a ravine and flanked by two hills between two nature reserves. Learn about Minang Culture at Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center (PDIKM). Also, photo stops in various interesting places in Padang, Solok, and Bukittinggi. This private tour is all-in, includes air-conditioned vehicle, English speaking guide, selected meals and accommodation.

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Explore Minangkabau’s Most Beautiful Spots: Twin Lakes, Harau Valley, Thousand Gadang House and Many More

Our four days tour transports you through the majestic landmarks such as traditional Gadang House, stunning sceneries, to the historical sites. Upon arrival at Minangkabau International Airport, you will pick up by our representative 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. On the way to twin lakes in Solok, we could short stop at Taman Hutan Bung Hatta for picture taking. Continue the trip to Thousand Gadang House for approximately 2 hours, overnight stay in this traditional village. Along the way, we will pass through the tea plantation of Alahan Panjang which presents a refreshing view.

grand mosque of west sumatra
Grand Mosque of Padang by @hebat.id

Impressed by the superb architecture of the Grand Mosque of West Sumatra. The design is based on traditional Minangkabau Gadang house.

Twin Lake @kiddrock85

Twin Lakes are favorite places in West Sumatra Tourism

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thousand Gadang house by@novana29

Explore the famous center of a Thousand Gadang House (the traditional house of Minangkabau). Walking around this village after breakfast, you would find lots of beautiful and unique houses in this area. There over a hundred houses that look similar, featuring a unique roof, and several traditional houses are used as homestays.

Lake Singkarak By Pesona Travel

Singkarak Lake (the largest lake in West Sumatra)

Continue our journey back to Padang for about 2 Hours from South Solok. On the way to Padang, we could photo stop at Singkarak Lake, the largest lake in West Sumatra and lunch at local restaurant. Then, 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 woodwork crafting.

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Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center

Sianok Canyon View from Panorama Park @nexcarlos

The next day visit Taman Panorama in the southern edge of Bukittinggi. Enjoy a nature valley overlooks 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 II.

Japanese Tunnel @mane.kurz

Japanese Tunnel Bukittinggi

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Harau Valley By Pesona Travel

Short stop at the famous Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock), then move to enjoy the stunning Harau Valley and beautiful construction of Kelok 9 Bridge.

Anai Valley (@nanda.m.devita)

On the last day of the tour, after breakfast and check-out, if you have late afternoon flight you could spend your time with visiting Relay Puncak Lawang to see the Majestic lake of Maninjau and its surrounding (optional). At the end of the tour, short stop at the beautiful Anai Valley Waterfall.

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Tour Options

Package Option Pax Price per Person
3 Star Hotel + Tour

Bukittinggi: Royal Denai / Grand Bunda / similar

Solok Selatan: Gadang House Homestay

2 Pax USD 385
3 – 10 Pax USD 350
 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.
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  • Private Air-Conditioned vehicle
  • Car driver
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Homestay in Thousand Gadang House (1 Night)
  • 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 – Padang City Tour – Solok (Siti Nurbaya Bridge – Padang’s Chinatown – Lora Monument – Grand Mosque of West Sumatra – Twin Lakes)


  • 08.00 AM | Airport pick up at Minangkabau International Airport
  • 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, Then heading to Solok
  • Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta (photo stop)
  • Heading to Twin Lake (Danau Diatas & Danau Dibawah)
  • Dinner at the local restaurant
  • Hotel check-in

Day 2 : Solok – Padang Tour (Thousand Gadang House – PDIKM – Pandai Sikek Village) – Bukittinggi [B.L.D]

  • Having breakfast at hotel, then walking around Thousand Gadang House
  • Continue trip to Padang
  • Passing Singkarak Lake
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Visit Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center (PDIKM)
  • Visit Pandai Sikek Village
  • Continue to Bukittinggi, having dinner at the local restaurant
  • Hotel check-in

Day 3 : Bukittinggi Tour (Taman Panorama – Japanese Tunnel – Jam Gadang – Harau Valley – Kelok 9) [B.L.D]

  • After Breakfast, heading to Taman Panorama (overlooks Sianok Canyon with a lot of greeneries)
  • Move to Japanese Tunnel
  • Heading to Jam Gadang (Minangkabau’s Big Clock)
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Heading to Harau Valley & Kelok 9
  • Having dinner at the local restaurant
  • Back to Hotel

Day 4 : Bukittinggi – Padang (Taman Panorama – Maninjau Lake – Anai Valley Waterfall) – Airport [B.L]

  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Heading to visit Puncak Lawang (optional) to see Maninjau Lake
  • Continue 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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