The Sights and Sounds of Thriving Medan

The Sights and Sounds
of Thriving Medan

An unmissable hub in North Sumatra, Medan covers all angles for a historical and cultural
exploration. Merely a couple of hours travelling through this Indonesian beehive,
this royal city is a captivating destination from every angle in its own right.


One of Indonesia’s largest cities, Medan truly embodies the slogan Wonderful Indonesia. The capital of North Sumatra and a perfect starting point to explore Sumatra, this thriving city boasts lots of cultural and historical landmarks worth your attention.

A multicultural hotspot in its own right, it comes as no surprise that blending flavours and traditions from beyond the Indonesian borders continues to shape Medan as diverse and energetic. For food lovers, linked to its influences near and far, there is little comparison in Indonesia. Seeing how the locals move, live, pray and eat is captured in this half-day tour before venturing out further into unforgettable Sumatra.


The Sights and Sounds of Thriving Medan

09:00 - 13:00

Today’s inspirational half-day tour unveils landmark attractions in the fascinating city of Medan. This is the capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province and it is renowned for its diversity; a feature reflected by a strong Tamil influence, a large Chinese community and the indigenous Batak people. The city centre is dominated by the huge and octagonal Great Mosque of Medan, a structure that combines Islamic and European styles.

Our itinerary includes a visit to this iconic site, as well as the Royal Palace of Sultan Deli. Known as the Maimoon Palace, this impressive building was constructed in 1888. We continue to Asam Kumbang Farm to observe crocodiles of different sizes. After viewing wildlife, we browse for antiques at Kesawan Street in the old quarter. We will get an insight into Medan’s colonial past in this area as we view Dutch-style architectural, characterised by the Post Office and Medan City Hall. This compact tour is packed with diverse experiences and gives the perfect orientation to this attractive location.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in downtown Medan. Transfers outside these areas, including Binjai, Belawan, Perbaungan, Manado Airport and main harbour are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees.
  • Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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