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
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
(Note that you need to pay terminal fee upon entering Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal, keep the ticket properly)
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 55,000/pax terminal fee payable at entrance to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal in Bintan when returning to Singapore
- All meals not mentioned (departure day’s lunch/dinner)
- Tips to driver/mountain guide
- All expenses of a personal nature
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)
The whole organisation was prepared smoothly prior to the trip. The ample of times attending to the enquiries and the notes given had definitely been useful. For transport, guide (and driver), food, activities, accommodation - they were pleasant. The van provided was spacious especially the legroom, and even had enough room to store our bag packs. The guide and driver were very accommodative, for an instance, stopping the van to allow us take some photos before proceeding to the trail head. Additionally, both tried their best to attempt to make conversations in English. As per food and activities, it was great. The food complimented the next activity well, an example, we were provided rice instead of noodles on the day before our summit push and back to the trail head. It was essential since we had to have plenty carbohydrates for the long trek ahead.
– SR (Group of 5 on a 2D2N Xueshan trip in Oct 2017)
First, we would like to thank hs for coming up with the itinerary of the places that we wanted to visit and always being prompt and patient in answering our queries. This trip turned out to be one of the best trips ever! Our guide, Bayu, was simply wonderful. He speaks good English and we enjoyed our conversations with him. During the hike, he frequently stopped to ask if we were okay and if we needed a rest. He would also ask if we had any other places in mind that we would like to visit around the vicinity. In all, we felt very well-taken of throughout the entire trip. Our fondest memory was the day when we had cup noodles around a campfire together with him during the early hours of dawn at King Kong Hill. It was truly unforgettable. Bayu also offered to help us take photos during the trip and we were really thankful for that. Our driver, Bayu (same name as our guide) had superb driving skills. We were really amazed at how he was able to navigate and drive through narrow and winding roads under foggy weather conditions. Throughout the trip, both of them made us feel very safe and comfortable. We did not have to worry about anything. It was really such an enjoyable trip. A big thank you to our guide, Bayu, and our driver, Bayu! 🙂
– Eunice (Group of 2 on an 5D4N Ijen, Mt Bromo, Batu in June 2017)
We always have a wish that to have a wonderful trip with a lot of fun and laugh, and so we stop dreaming and start planning. No doubt IWT is our best choice with no regretted. First of all, we wanna thank you to our tour guide Ms Vinda, a young lady with always have a cute smiling. She is very friendly, knowledgeable, understanding and patience lady. She care a lot of us, and make sure we are not injure while hiking, but manage to reach to the top. Due to some of my friends is lack of exercise and felt exhausted, especially Ijen and Mt Bromo, she keep accompanied us and make sure 4 of us are in good condition to continue. She keep reminding us some sleepy area, and hold our hand if needed to ensure we are not fell down. She also giving us a lot of info about some interest places were going and we'll communication. She always standby to be our photographer, even some time our pose is funny. She willing to share her photos and videos with us. Thanks ya. And most importantly that she notice 1 of my friend didn't wear a suitable shoe to waterfall, she immediately take off her shoe and let my friend to wear, and help to carry my friend shoe and walk with no shoe herself...so embarrassing. She treat us ginger tea while we feel cold, Indomee after hiking and dragon fruit along the way to Surabaya. Bring us to minimart to buy our secret stuff. Lastly, we should say that~Ms Vinda, thank you so much. We are enjoyable the trip and this is really amazing. We highly recommend her as a tour guide and wish her all the best. Thumb up 👍
– May (Group of 4 on a 4D3N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Batu in May 2017)
Guide Syami was amazing! Very patient and extremely helpful towards my parents (55 and 50 year old folks) . His guidance really helped my parents with their hike. Shared his knowledge on the mountain and the wildlife there. Perfect.
– Farhana (Group of 6 on an 2D1N Mt Ophir Camping Trip in Apr 2017)
Very nice group, glad I made some good friends. Thanks to the organisers who took us for dinner near a vegetarian friendly place.
– Rajan (Group of 12 on an Open Mt Ophir Trip in Mar 2017)
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)
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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