There aren't enough positive words to describe my experience at Orchid hotel with Roni's Adventure Tours. I only planned to stay in Bukittinggi for a couple of days, but because of Roni, Putra, An, and Andre I stayed 10 days! West Sumatra has a lot to offer travelers. So whatever type of trip you fancy Roni or one of his knowledgeable team members will be happy to organize something for you. My first trip was with An and a fellow traveler to Rafflesia Luwak Coffee, where we tasted kopi luwak and learned how it is made. We also got the opportunity to cook the delicious Minangkabau dish, Rendang! I would have never had this experience if it wasn't for An! One of the other tours I went on was to the amazingly, beautiful Harau Valley with another guest from Orchid. An and Putra were the perfect guides for this trip. It really doesn't get any better than going to beautiful waterfalls and sharing many laughs with new friends :) At the end of the day the good times continued back at Orchid over cups of hot tea or coffee.
Of all of the places I have visited in the past 6 months, Bukittinggi is definitely on my top 5 list... affordable, relaxing and so fun! I honestly do not think I would have enjoyed myself as much in West Sumatra without Roni and his team.