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NIAS ISLAND, Sumatra

With it's famous megalithic stone altars and furniture, spectacular traditional architecture, and complex religious rites, this fasctinating island offers a journey in to the past. Nias island lies approximately 125 km south west of Sibolga city. The land has rolling mountainous terrain, gorges, ravines, and rivers ans is subject to earth quakes. The northern half of the island is sparsely populated and featured large swampy areas.

The local people of Nias called the island as Tano Niha, or land of the people. Ethnically the Niah who called them selves as Ono Niha are mixed of proto-Malay who have had contacts with the Asian Mongolid world. Their exact origin is misty. Many features, practises and cultures are of their own. Untill now those practises and cultures still well maintained. This is the place that you may discover the live of the stone age era. Stone jumping is one of the popular activities which still well preserved.

During the past, this activity is showing the maturity of a man, and used to be meaning to win a war. The stone jumper used to jumped over the enemies trench to get in to the trench and opened the enemies gate for his companion. However now it used to attract visitors.

For the nature sport lover, Nias provides very very excellent spot for surfing. This is one of the world class surf site in our country. We highly recommend you to the the activity during the dry season (April to October) when the waves and the weather still freindly.

To get in to Nias, most of our visitors fly to Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra province. This town is the main entrance gate entering places in North Sumatra and the surrounding area from abroad.

Witness the unique cultures of the Nias People and experience their War Dance which is the only dance in Indonesia performing high skill of acrobatic jumps or Stone jumping performed in the meaning of proving the readiness of man taking wife.

NIAS TOUR 5D/4N

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT GUNUNG SITOLI - TELUK DALAM
Upon arrival at Binaka Airport, pick up service at the air port, Binaka air port by our local guide. Pay a visit to Tumori village and drive to Teluk dalam for around 5 hours of rough drive. (B,L,D).
DAY 02: TELUK DALAM TOUR
Breakfast at Hotel. Tour visiting the “stone jumping” in front of the king’s House and Ilili Simaetano Village. We will arrange the culture Derfomance (War Dance & Stone Jumping) At Botohili Village or Hilimaete Village, Lunch & Dinner are provided. The war dance is a real collosal dance which can involve the whole male member of the villagers. Overnight at the same hotel.(B,L,D).
DAY 03: TELUK DALAM TOUR
Tour visiting Bawomataluwo (sunhill) to enjoy the remmant of the megalithic culture and traditional houses and Orahili village with the same specification. (B,L,D)
DAY 04: TELUK DALAM FREE PROGRAM
Free at leisure to enjoy the pounding waves from the Indian ocean which very ideal for surfing. (B)
DAY 05: TELUK DALAM - GUNUNG SITOLI - MEDAN
After breakfast at Hotel, drive to Gunung Sitoli to catch your flight to Medan. TOUR END. (B)

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