The conference’s social programs will be conducted a day after the conference. Your conference registration fee does not cover any tour/social program packages offered in this conference. If you are interested join any of these packages, you need to register your name and pay the social program fee at the Social Programme desk near the registration desk by 5 pm on 22 July 2019. This social program is organised by the Kotatanyoe organization ( (in collaboration, but not by the LOC of the 15th IRSA Conference).

Those who have registered and paid the social program fee, should gather at the lobby of the Hermes Palace Hotel, or a place decided by the Kotatanyoe, at 8 am on 24 July 2019, or would be considered withdraw from the program (social program fee, however, could not be refunded).

Several tour packages for conference’s participants to enjoy Banda Aceh and surrounding are the followings.


Highlighting the visit on some interesting tourism destination of Banda Aceh, participants will be guided to explore the city while enjoying the local culture and delicacies.

Type: Mini Bus Tour (1 Day Tour)


  • Visit on Landmark of Banda Aceh (Aceh Museum, Gunongan, Putroe Phang, Masjid Raya Baiturrahman) Boat on the House, Tsunami Museum, PLTD Apung)
  • Experience and drink Kupi Aceh in local coffee shop
  • Souvenir shop stopping

Price: IDR 250,000 per person*

Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019


Participants will explore one of historic and cultural villages in Banda Aceh, Gampong Pande. This village is believed as the initial site of Banda Aceh City in the era of Aceh Kingdom. Some of past remnants can be still found in this village.

Guided by locals, participants can enjoy local culture, history, and the products of the village.

Type: Walking Tour (2-3.5 hours tour)


  • Walking Tour (Historic site, mangrove area of the Gampong)
  • Crab fishing experience
  • Cooking and having Mie Kepiting Aceh (Local delicacies)

Price: IDR 175,000 per person*

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019, 10pm-till finish


Sabang, Weh Island, as one of favorite tourism destination can be enjoyed by this tour. In this package, participants can explore and enjoy Sabang city and its divine white sand beach. Participants can also experience snorkeling in Rubiah Island.

Type: Multi Transportation Mode Tour (2 Days 1 Night Tour)


  • Sabang City Tour, Visit some famous beach (Pantai Sumur Tiga, Pasir Putih, and others)
  • Visiting tugu 0 KM
  • Snorkeling in Rubiah Island
  • Hotel in Sabang/Weh island
  • Ferry return ticket
  • Pick up service from hotel


  • Meals
  • Tips for Driver/Guide

Price: Price will depend on numbers of participants on the trip

  • 4-5 person: IDR 1,600,000/person*
  • 6-7 person: IDR 1,450,000/person*
  • 8-9 person: IDR 1,400,000/person*

Date: Wednesday, Thursday, 24-25 July 2019, Arrived back in Banda Aceh, at 5.30 pm on Thursday.

*Prices might change due to hotel’s rates in Sabang/Weh island.