Hikers' destination: Mount Marapi in Bukittinggi

Hiking tourism in Bukittinggi
18 Mar 2022 · By Ivan Zulfikar
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Do you know Bukittinggi? This city can be a tourist destination for you who like outdoor travel.

Mount Marapi /
Mount Marapi / tripinasia.com

Located at an altitude of 930 meters above sea level makes Bukittinggi very beautiful and cool. Bukittinggi is a familiar destination for hiking fans because **the city is flanked by 2 volcanoes, namely Mount Singgalang and Mount Marapi. In this place you can feel the rural atmosphere in the highlands, while feeling the unique cultural and architectural wisdom of the Minangkabau people.

Although it has some interesting sites, you need to explore the countryside to enjoy the true beauty of nature. However, most hotels and guesthouses are in the city and are a good base from which to explore the region.

This area is popular with Indonesian and Malaysian tourists. However, it is off the beaten track for Western tourists.

Cow Race (Karapan Sapi) /
Cow Race (Karapan Sapi) / tripinasia.com

West Sumatra is relatively cheap (compared to Bali for example). Depending on the activity and mode of transportation (car, motorbike, guided/non-guided, etc.), you will need to dig deeper to explore this area.

Bukittinggi is not an easy destination for children. Transport, activities and infrastructure can be difficult. If you want to explore this place with your child, the child should be over 15 years old.

Canyon Sianok, Mount Singgalang, Bukittinggi /
Canyon Sianok, Mount Singgalang, Bukittinggi / rimbakita

The city also gets a lot of rain considering its location. The best time to visit Bukittinggi – Marapi and avoid the rainy season is May, June, July, August, September and October.

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