Mount Bintan (or Gunung Bintan) stands at 370 metres tall and requires about 2-3 hours of hiking to reach the summit and back, making it a suitable mountain for beginners. Located in the center of Bintan Island, Indonesia, Mount Bintan is reachable via a 2 hour ferry and 1 hour private vehicle transfer. The 2D1N itinerary also includes an overnight stay at an idyllic resort for the ultimate weekend getaway.
920am – Collect ferry tickets at Tanah Merah Sindo Ferry Counter (there are cafes e.g. Killinery available at the ferry terminal for breakfast while you wait for your ferry)
1020am* – Ferry departs Singapore (2 hours journey)
* 1020am timing is only available for weekend departure. For weekday departure, the available timings are 840am and 1230am. 840am timing is also available for weekend departure.
(Ind Time – one hour behind SG Time)
1120am – Arrive at Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal and clear custom
(Reserve your 2pm return ferry slot for tomorrow at Tanjung Pinang Sindo Ferry Counter and pay confirmation fees)
1145am – Pick up by our friendly driver who will bring your group to your resort
(Request for a stop in town to buy groceries if needed)
1230pm – Reach resort, check in and lunch
1400pm – Pickup from resort lobby for a short drive to the base of Gunung Bintang. You will be taking the western route up to the summit and take the eastern route down.
1430pm – Start hike after a short briefing and warming up exercise.
1545pm – Reach summit, break for a rest and take some photos
1615pm – Descend to the base via the eastern route. There is a nice waterfall near the base which a dip in the cool waters is highly recommended.
1800pm – Back at resort, shower and take a rest
1900pm – Dinner at resort.
Free and easy for the rest of the night.
0730am – Breakfast at resort
Free and easy for the rest of the morning. You might want to have a dip at the swimming pool and take a bicycle out for some riding.
1000am – Check out of resort and visit town for spa or some shopping and lunch before heading to the ferry terminal
1300pm – Arrive at Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal and clear customs
1400pm – Ferry departs Bintan
1700pm – Ferry arrives at Singapore
Please note that all timings are estimated and subjected to actual ground conditions.
Moderate fitness is recommended for Mount Bintan. While this is a suitable mountain for beginners, hikers should be comfortable with walking on slopes. Other mountains in the same difficulty range would be Mount Panti and Mount Lambak in Malaysia.
Please contact us for the rates.
- Return ferry tickets
- One night stay at resort (Superior room at twin sharing basis) or similar
- Pickup from Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal to resort and back.
- 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner and 1 Breakfast at the resort
- Guided hike to Gunung Bintan inclusive of admission fees and a bottle of water for each hiker
All items not mentioned in the above inclusion list but not limited to:
- Travel insurance*
- Rp 20,000/pax confirmation fee payable at Sindo Ferry counter at Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal in Bintan when confirming your return tickets and Rp 13,000/pax Terminal fee payable at entrance to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal in Bintan when returning to Singapore
- All meals not mentioned (second day’s lunch)
- Tips to driver/mountain guide
- All expenses of a personal nature
*AIG Travel Guard Insurance can be arranged on your behalf.
Besides hiking at Gunung Bintan, we can arrange mangrove river cruise, firefly cruise, snorkelling/diving trips and city tours. There is also a new Via Ferrata circuit at the resort which is a good practice for hikers intending to do Mt Kinabalu and its long Via Ferrata Trail. Extended stays at resort can be arranged as well.
The morning started with us being picked up by HS. He was super kind to send us to the terminal in the morning as he had to settle some stuff himself.
When we reached Bintan, we were picked up by the friendly driver, Taufiq. It took about 50 minutes to reach Debintan resort. After reaching, we were welcomed by drinks by the staff and met Zuki there. The resort was super beautiful. It is on a small hill with wooden like cottages and the driver will drive you up to your room. Once you open the door of your balcony, you will be surrounded by nature and peace. It was my perfect idea of a getaway. We then went to get ready for our hike and that went smoothly as well. The guide was patient and ensured we were safe throughout the journey. We then took dip in the waterfall at the end of the trip.
Then we were transported back to our resort where we rested for the night. Lunch and the dinner served was simple home food. It was all good.
On day 2, we booked the driver to bring us to the beach where we tried parasailing and then headed for a massage at the end before boarding our ferry back to Singapore. All in all, everything was perfect and I am grateful to IWT for the itinerary planned for us.
Cheers to more adventures!
– Musarrat (Group of 2 on a 2D1N trip to Mt Bintan & Resort in Aug 2016)
Coordination with IWT was a breeze. Ying was quick in responding to queries and very helpful, giving tips according to her own experience climbing Pelapah Falls. Prasanth, the driver, was on-time, friendly and skillful. Despite the hours of driving and waiting for us, he always wore a smile on his face. Nan, our guide, was very experienced. He was like a fatherly figure who knew exactly what he was doing and that brought a lot of assurance to us. Pelapah Falls has its challenges but it was such a good experience for my friends and I. We had to tread through cooling rivers, climb using ropes, avoid giant ants and manage a few leeches but the amazing and therapeutic waterfalls made it all worth it. All of us were counted as beginner hikers and we all made it. So don't worry. Just do it!
– Xiuqing (Group of 5 on a Pelepah Falls & Kota Tinggi Trip in Feb 2017)
Guide and driver were very nice people. Caring, considerate, conscientious, patient, nice and fun people. Car was driven with care so that we were comfortable and did not feel car sick during the long rides. I enjoyed the trips to ijen, bromo and the waterfall at batu. Views were very scenic. Our guide Vinda and the local guides which she got along the way brought us to scenic spots (esp @ the waterfalls) and helped to take great pictures.
– Alexia (Group of 3 on a 5D4N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Batu in Sep 2016)
Everything was great! From planning til the end of the trip, everything was organised. The activities were fun and itinerary was well planned. We did not feel that we were rushed at all and we get to enjoy Borobudur and Mount Bromo in our own pace. Our guide, Bayu, was very friendly and helped us a lot especially when it comes to ordering food :). This is the most relaxing, hassle-free trip I've ever had! Thanks Iwannatravel 🙂
– Sunshine (Group of 7 on a 4D3N trip to Bromo & Borobudur in Aug 2016)
I really enjoy the whole travel experience. The driver is always contactable and prompt, and transport it’s quite comfortable. The mountain guide is friendly, and is knowledgeable and ensures that the last person is not left behind, and there are 2 guides provided to us for a group of 10 which I think is quite good. The accommodation at Melaka is quite clean and it’s within the tourist attraction; Jonker Street and there’s also some free and easy time to explore with driver provided.
– Xian Ying (Group of 10 on a 2D1N trip to Mt Ophir in May 2016)
I liked how fast HS was able to plan the itinerary for our group, making it flexible to suit our preferences and how he was very prompt to answer our questions and give suggestions on things that we can do. We only ask assistance for bookings on our Vietnam trip (Mt. Fansipan trek, Lao Cai- Hanoi train tickets and Halong Bay Day Cruise). However, upon knowing that we are also traveling to Laos, HS has gone an extra mile and help us map out our Laos itinerary too. Transport provided both for Fansipan trek and Halong Bay Day Cruise were awesome as they picked us up from our hostel right on time. Our Fansipan guide was very helpful and patient and ensured everyone's safety during the trek. While our Halong Bay Cruise guide was quite informative and very entertaining as she makes us laugh without even trying. Our group was very much satisfied with the food served to us both during the Fansipan trek and Halong Bay cruise. And of course, we definitely enjoyed all the activities we did: trekking up to the summit of Fansipan, riding a sleeper train from Lao Cai to Hanoi and kayaking in Halong Bay. Organization of our trip is superb knowing that we were IWT's first customers to book for their Fansipan trek and Halong Bay Cruise trip. *^_^*
– Michelle (Group of 3 on a 4D3N trip to Mt Fansipan & Halong Bay in Apr 2016)
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