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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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1 week ago
“Lake Toba...perfect gateway for a break...truly fascinating...”
3 weeks ago
“Wonderful place”

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit in Indonesia with its breath-taking natural beauty. With 4-5 hours journey from Medan (Kualanamu Airport) you can reach Parapat & plan your travel accordingly. Alternatively , you can also make Samosir Island (located in middle of the lake) as your base. Exploring...More

Thank sankhasubhra s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Toba lake is a really nice place to go and chill. There are plenty of activities to do: swim in the lake, rent a motorbike and go to the many cultural places or even to the view point which is amazing. We had a really...More

Thank joelplana22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best place to visit when you're in Sumatera, Indonesia. It can be reach from Medan for about 3-4 hours. You can find any traditional food as well along the way to Toba Lake such as BPK-kind of pork with traditional ingredients. Delicious?...More

Thank Jeany D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the largest volcanic lake in the world so must see when you are in Indonesia. The lake is about 100km long and 30 km wide. In the middle of the lake there is an island called Samosir. You can go there either take...More

1  Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 12 May 2017

My friends and I booked a five-day trip from Toba Transporter. Pros: - The trip is relatively cheap and payment was made in foreign currencies. - Most of the time the driver is punctual - No rush in the trip - Toba is the biggest...More

3  Thank CipherCoder
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The biggest lake in asia!! Beautiful lake really!! You can see "sigale-gale" traditional dancing at samosir island, buy traditional accesories at tomok, playing speed boat, enjoy the waterfall, and so many nice hotel there.

1  Thank fransiskakusumadewi
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

What I love most here in Toba Lake is The Atmosphere. The climate is also good in the night time, around 23C and day time is 28-30C we were there 2 nights, we rent a motobike for 1 day riding a half of the Caro...More

1  Thank inda15
Reviewed 5 May 2017

You can only visualize how big Lake Toba is only when you see it. It stretches in all expanses and houses an island that is bigger than Singapore in size. It is very scenic, full of natural beauty and hills surrounding it. After the rains,...More

Thank 11Manish86
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Lake Toba can be a hit-or-miss. If you head to the holidaymaker town of Parapat, it feels just like a normal lake. But if you head to the Northern end of Lake Toba around the fishing village of Tongging, the steep view is incredible! Also,...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

One of amazing places in the world. You should visit here before you die. Especially for photographers, there are many spots to take awesome photos.

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I am planning a trip to Medan for 4 days. How do I go to lake toba? Can someone recommend a tour operator please?
2 May 2017|
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Response from ozrick33Sydney | Reviewed this property |
Cannot recommend a tour operator. Sorry. We hired a driver to take us by car.
I've booked to Medan on 1 to 4 June. Looking at reviews it seems best head straight to lake toba... anyone knows who I can arrangement for airport to lake toba and accommodation for 4 pax plus day tour.. ?
14 April 2017|
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Response from Rio S |
Hi esthertan, You can head straight to lake toba from kuala namu airport..which place do you want to visit? if you want to go to parapat city, you can take bus from the airport called PARADEP BUS..end destination will be... More
Alison M
Does anyone know the accommodation options for Lake Toba or where I can find information on line?
4 March 2017|
Response from papad0m |
Hi Alison ; for wich period you want to visit Lake Toba ? check our big batak house on the lake ; still some days are available in the first 2 weeks of july ; because of Hari Rarya all spaces fill up real fast..Regards... More