Karo

Karo

Things to do - general

 

¤ Karo is a regency on the northwestern shore of Lake Toba. It is famous for agriculture, culture, and traditions. Kabanjahe is the regency’s capital city. In addition to Kabanjahe, other towns in the regency are Berastagi and Merek. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

Karo is a unique part of Batak land and community. The land is so fertile that the majority of fruit and vegetable in Medan market comes from Karo. Further, its people speak a language that sounds different from what is spoken elsewhere. Visit the Karo Heritage Museum to see artifacts and arts unique to this community. The museum stores almost 1,000 antiques dated back up to 1700s. The gallery is at Berastagi.

Berastagi is apparently the most favorite destination in Karo. In particular, people go there to enjoy the cool weather and bargain at the fresh market. Moreover, it hosts a number of other attractions, such as Mikie Funland and Lumbini Natural Park. Mikie Funland is a theme park. It operates various rides for children and adults. There, you can get everything from soft to adrenaline-pumping experiences. Lumbini Natural Park offers a journey to those seeking knowledge of how a magnificent temple should look like.

Then, there is Tahura National Park. It is a beautiful spot for exploring the jungle of Berastagi. In this park, there are a waterfall and clear pedestrian paths. You will almost certainly see wildlife in a short walk into the forest, such as gibbons or other primates. You will also see hornbills or some other exotic birds. The park also provides rides on elephants and horses.

Forty minutes from Berastagi is the town of Merek, a place famous for the Sipiso-Piso Waterfall. The waterfall is 120 meters (400 ft) high. It pours a massive, continous stream of water from an underground river into the open forest. Its height, size and scenery makes it a must visit attraction on Lake Toba.

Points of Interest

Below is the list of all points of interest in Karo:

Natural sites

  1. Berastagi
  2. Gajah Bobok Hill
  3. Gundaling Hill
  4. Lake Lau Kawar
  5. Mikie Funland
  6. Mount Sibayak
  7. Mount Sinabung
  8. Sikulikap Waterfall
  9. Simalem
  10. Sipiso-Piso Waterfall
  11. Tahura National Park
  12. Tongging

Cultural sites

  1. Dokan Village
  2. Karo Heritage Museum
  3. Lumbini Natural Park

Select Karo as your travel destination if you wish to visit Lake Toba and the above attractions. See all destinations.

Country Indonesia
Area (km2)2,127.3 (821.3 sq mi)

Restaurants

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Alloyna Country Cottage Brastagi

Alloyna Country Cottage Brastagi

Jl. Jamin Ginting No. 007, Desa Sempajaya Peceren, Karo
Alloyna Country Cottage is located about 700 meters (2296 ft) from Mikie Funland and offers 3-star a More info
Bagus inn hotel

Bagus inn hotel

Jl. Jamin ginting No. 2, Desa Sempajaya, Karo
Bagus Inn Hotel is highly recommended for backpackers who want to stay at an affordable price but st More info
Berastagi Sunrise Guest House

Berastagi Sunrise Guest House

Jl. Perwira Atas No.5 Berastagi, Karo
Berastagi Sunrise Guest House is a popular choice among travelers in Berastagi, whether exploring or More info
Brastagi Cottage

Brastagi Cottage

Jl. Gundaling Brastagi No. 65, Karo
Brastagi Cottage is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get affordable and comfortable ac More info
Danau Toba International Cottage Brastagi

Danau Toba International Cottage Brastagi

Jl. Gundaling No. 66, Gundaling I, Kec. Berastagi 22152, Karo
Danau Toba International Cottage Brastagi is one of the hotels that you can choose to stay in when v More info
Dewi's Holiday Villa Brastagi

Dewi's Holiday Villa Brastagi

Dolat rayat karo, Berastagi, Karo
Dewi’s Holiday Villa Brastagi features a garden and is located in Berastagi. Mount Sinabung is More info
Grand Mutiara Hotel Berastagi

Grand Mutiara Hotel Berastagi

Jl. Peceren No.168, Berastagi, Karo
Grand Mutiara Hotel Berastagi is strategically located. A 10-minute walk from Mikie Funland, and off More info
Grand Orri Hotel & Convention

Grand Orri Hotel & Convention

Jl. Djamin Ginting, Desa Laugumba, Berastagi, Karo
Grand Orri Hotel & Convention offers a great getaway located only a 15-minute drive from Gundali More info
Green Garden Hotel

Green Garden Hotel

Jl. Peceran No.30, Berastagi, Karo
Green Garden Hotel Berastagi features 2 outdoor swimming pools, lush gardens, and a restaurant. Just More info
Green Hill Villa Sibolangit

Green Hill Villa Sibolangit

Jl. Jamin Ginting KM. 45, Sibolangit, Karo
Green Hill Villa Sibolangit is equipped with all the facilities a traveler needs. This private villa More info
Guest House Simole

Guest House Simole

Jl. Veteran No. 115, Kabanjahe, Karo
Guest House Simole is the right choice for those of you who want to stay in Kabanjahe city at an aff More info
Hotel 3 Berastagi

Hotel 3 Berastagi

Jl. Letjen Jamin Ginting No. 134, Berastagi, Karo
Hotel 3 Berastagi is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfo More info
Hotel Kalang Ulu

Hotel Kalang Ulu

Jl. Mimpin Tua No. 999, Berastagi, Karo
Hotel Kalang Ulu is located in Berastagi, just 14.5 km (9 mi) from Mount Sinabung. Some units have a More info
Hotel Mexico Berastagi

Hotel Mexico Berastagi

Jl. Veteran No. 18, Berastagi 22185, Karo
Hotel Mexico Berastagi ideally located in the heart of Berastagi and only 10 minute drive from Gunda More info
Hotel Sayna

Hotel Sayna

Jl. Jamin Ginting, Sibolangit 20357, Karo
Hotel Sayna is located in Sibolangit, not only is it easy to reach from various interesting places f More info
Hotel Sibayak Internasional

Hotel Sibayak Internasional

Jl. Merdeka, Berastagi 22156, Karo
Hotel Sibayak Internasional is located in the city of natural hot springs, Hotel Sibayak Internation More info
Juma Eluk Hotel

Juma Eluk Hotel

Gang Sehat, Kabanjahe 22152 , Karo
Juma Eluk Hotel is highly recommended for backpackers who want to stay at an affordable price but st More info
Kamuna Garden

Kamuna Garden

Desa Semangat Gunung, Pertamina Area Geothermal , Merdeka, Karo
Kamuna Garden is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortab More info
Losmen and Cafe Sibayak

Losmen and Cafe Sibayak

Jl. Veteran-Berastagi No. 121, Tambak Lau Mulgap I, Kec. Berastagi, Karo
Losmen and Cafe Sibayak is one of the hotels in Karo which is equipped with various supporting comfo More info
Mikie Holiday

Mikie Holiday

Jl. Raya Medan, Berastagi 20228, Karo
Mikie Holiday is located in the highlands of Berastagi near Mikie Funland and Mikie Star Theatre, Mi More info
Nachelle Homestay

Nachelle Homestay

Jl. Jamin Ginting, Simpang Ujung Aji, Komplek BBC No. 1, Berastagi, Karo
Nachelle Homestay, offering views of Mount Sinabung,  is a 15-minute walk from the center of Berasta More info
Nida Rooms Berastagi Gundaling Raya

Nida Rooms Berastagi Gundaling Raya

Jl. Gundaling 66 Raya, Berastagi 30155, Karo
NIDA Rooms Berastagi Gundaling Raya is located in Berastagi. Showcasing an outdoor pool and views of More info
OYO 1543 Sibayak Ncole

OYO 1543 Sibayak Ncole

Jl. Doulu - Rajaberneh, Berastagi 20000, , Karo
OYO 1543 Sibayak Ncole is the smartest choice for those of you who are looking for affordable accomm More info
OYO 1696 Sapo Rumbia

OYO 1696 Sapo Rumbia

Jl. Sekolah Gundaling I, Karo
OYO 1696 Sapo Rumbia is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get affordable yet comfortabl More info
OYO 2186 Tongging Beach

OYO 2186 Tongging Beach

Jl. Tongging - Silalahi, Tongging, Merek, Karo
OYO 2186 Tongging Beach is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get accommodations at affo More info
OYO 2799 Berastagi Backpacker Rooms

OYO 2799 Berastagi Backpacker Rooms

Jl. Kaliaga No.5, Gundaling I, Kec. Berastagi, Karo
OYO 2799 Berastagi Backpacker Rooms is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get lodging th More info
OYO 799 Hotel Dieng

OYO 799 Hotel Dieng

Jl. Udara No. 15, Gundaling I, Berastagi, Karo
OYO 799 Hotel Dieng is highly recommended for backpackers who want to stay at an affordable price bu More info
Panorama Guest House Syariah

Panorama Guest House Syariah

Jl. Gundaling, Berastagi 22153, Karo
Panorama Guest House Syariah is located in Berastagi with, Great view of Mount Sibayak and Sinabung. More info
Pariama Inn

Pariama Inn

Jaranguda, Merdeka, Berastagi 20357, Karo
Pariama Inn offers accommodation in Berastagi, 290 meters (951 ft) from Pesona Hot Springs. This pro More info
Pelawi Homestay

Pelawi Homestay

Siosar, Pertibi Lama, Kec. Merek 22173, Karo
Pelawi Homestay is one of the hotels in Karo which is equipped with various supporting comfort facil More info
Pemandian Air Panas dan Penginapan Green Suta

Pemandian Air Panas dan Penginapan Green Suta

Gunung Sibayak, Semangat, Merdeka, Berastagi 20354, Karo
Pemandian Air Panas dan Penginapan Green Suta is located in Berastagi, a city and district of Karo R More info
Penginapan & Aula Karona Family

Penginapan & Aula Karona Family

Jl. Doulu, Berastagi 20357, Karo
Penginapan & Aula Karona Family is located in Berastagi, a picturesque town in the Karo District More info
Penginapan Gambo

Penginapan Gambo

Jl. Pertamina Desa Semangat Gunung, Kecamatan Merdeka, Berastagi 22153, Karo
Penginapan Gambo not only easy to reach various interesting places for your adventure but staying at More info
Penginapan Imanuel Lau Gara

Penginapan Imanuel Lau Gara

Jl. Jaranguda Desa Semangat Gunung, Kecamatan Merdeka, Karo
Penginapan Imanuel Lau Gara is an accommodation recommendation for backpackers who not only prioriti More info
Penginapan SEJOLIE Sibayak

Penginapan SEJOLIE Sibayak

Jl. Lau Gara (Lintas Pariban), Desa Semangat Gunung, Kec. Merdeka, Karo
Penginapan SEJOLIE Sibayak, Situated in Berastagi, 14 km (8.6 mi) from Mount Sinabung, Penginapan SE More info
Puncak Dua Berastagi

Puncak Dua Berastagi

Jl. Besar Pertamina, Desa Semangat Gunung, Merdeka, Berastagi 22153, Karo
Puncak Dua Berastagi is very unique because it has a characteristic building that looks like a dwarf More info
RedDoorz near Bukit Kubu Berastagi

RedDoorz near Bukit Kubu Berastagi

Jl. Jamin Ginting No. 5, Kec. Berastagi 22152, Karo
RedDoorz near Bukit Kubu Berastagi provides the best services and facilities to make guests feel com More info
RedDoorz Plus @ Jalan Tugu Silalahi Tongging

RedDoorz Plus @ Jalan Tugu Silalahi Tongging

Jl. Tugu Silalahi - Sabungan, Tongging, Merek, Berastagi 22173, Karo
RedDoorz Plus @ Jalan Tugu Sila Tongging provides free Wi-Fi access. There is a restaurant serving A More info
Roman Sinasi Hotel

Roman Sinasi Hotel

Jl. Tugu Silalahi - Sabungan, Tongging, Kec. Merek, Karo
Roman Sinasi Hotel is perfect for business travelers. Located on Samosir, a large volcanic island in More info
Rudang Hotel Berastagi

Rudang Hotel Berastagi

Jl. Jamin Ginting No. 16, Berastagi 22156, Karo
Rudang Hotel & Resort Berastagi will provide a pleasant stay experience. Rudang Hotel & Reso More info
Serdika Pavilion

Serdika Pavilion

Jl. Perwira no.227, Kaliaga, Berastagi 22156, Karo
Serdika Pavilion is a recommended accommodation for you, a backpacker who not only prioritizes the b More info
Sibayak Multi National Rest House

Sibayak Multi National Rest House

Jl. Pendidikan No. 8, Jaranguda, Berastagi 22153, Karo
Sibayak Multinational Rest House is a good choice when you are visiting Berastagi. This guesthouse i More info
Sinabung Hills Berastagi

Sinabung Hills Berastagi

Jl. Kolam Renang, Berastagi 22156, Karo
Sinabung Hills Berastagi is the right choice for those of you who are looking for a luxurious treat More info
SPOT ON 2076 Hotel Stadion

SPOT ON 2076 Hotel Stadion

Jl. Samura No. 3, Gung Negeri, Karo
SPOT ON 2076 Hotel Stadium is highly recommended for backpackers who want to stay at an affordable p More info
SPOT ON 2824 Hotel Permata

SPOT ON 2824 Hotel Permata

Pengambaten, Merek, Pertibi, Karo
SPOT ON 2824 Hotel Permata Karo is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get accommodation More info
Suite Pakar Hotel

Suite Pakar Hotel

Jl. Letjen Jamin Ginting 2, Berastagi 22152, Karo
Suite Pakar Hotel is not only located within easy reach of various places of interest for your adven More info
Sunroom Villa Bukit Mas

Sunroom Villa Bukit Mas

Sempajaya, Berastagi 22152, Karo
Sunroom Villa Bukit Mas is not only located within easy reach of various places of interest for your More info
Taman Simalem Resort

Taman Simalem Resort

Jl. Raya Merak Sidikalang, Tongging 22173, Karo
Taman Simalem Resort offers a quiet vacation spot with a beautiful panorama of Lake Toba. Located in More info
Uluna Hotel

Uluna Hotel

Jl. Jamin Ginting No. 10, Sempajaya, Karo
Uluna Hotel not only easy to reach various interesting places for your adventure but staying at Ulun More info
Villa Berastagi Indah

Villa Berastagi Indah

Dolat Rakyat Berastagi, Berastagi 22171, Karo
Villa Berastagi Indah Sweet Cane No 5 is located in Berastagi. The property is 16 km from Mount Sina More info
Villa Brastagi Resort

Villa Brastagi Resort

Villa Brastagi Resort, Jl. Mimpiin Tua Blok C No. 41, Karo
Villa Brastagi Resort, Ideally located in the Berastagi area, Jalan Mimpin Tua Blok C, promises a re More info
Villa Bre Batunanggar

Villa Bre Batunanggar

Jl. Kolam Renang, Gundaling I, Berastagi 22153, Karo
Villa Bre Batunanggar offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden, and More info
Villa Bukit Indah

Villa Bukit Indah

Jl. Mimpin Tua, Brastagi, Karo
Villa Bukit Indah Brastagi / Berastagi offers accommodation with access to a garden, tennis courts, More info
Villa Kembar Kacinambun Highland

Villa Kembar Kacinambun Highland

Kacinambun Highland Jl. Siosar Puncak 2000, Kecamatan Tiga Panah, Karo
Villa Kembar Kacinambun Highland is a villa with a stunning nature view. The facilities are hot wate More info
Villa Lorong Sempit

Villa Lorong Sempit

Puncak 2000 siosar, Pertibi, Karo
Villa Lorong Sempit Puncak 2000 Siosar provides accommodation with a garden in Pertibi. This villa h More info
Villa Mahong & Dentist

Villa Mahong & Dentist

Komplek Villa Highland, Berastagi, Karo
Villa Mahong & Dentist provides a range of services and amenities to help make your stay more co More info
Villa Mutiara Asri - No.8 BB By Dinda

Villa Mutiara Asri - No.8 BB By Dinda

Komplek Villa Mutiara Asri, Jl. Jamin Ginting No. 18D, Berastagi 20153, Karo
Villa Mutiara Asri – No.18 BB By Dinda is a villa in a good neighborhood, which is located in More info
Villa Ncole

Villa Ncole

Jl. Doulu, Berastagi 22152, Karo
Villa Ncole is located in Berastagi, a city and sub-district in Karo Regency, it is located a short More info
1D Berastagi, Dokan, and Sipiso-Piso Waterfall (Private Tour)

1D Berastagi, Dokan, and Sipiso-Piso Waterfall (Private Tour)

Karo
Explore Berastagi, Dokan, and Sipiso-Piso waterfall in a day. Berastagi is in the Karo Highlands tha More info
1D Berastagi, Lumbini Pagoda, and Sipiso-Piso Waterfall (Private Tour)

1D Berastagi, Lumbini Pagoda, and Sipiso-Piso Waterfall (Private Tour)

Karo
Lake Toba is the broadest and deepest lake in Southeast Asia. Moreover, North Sumatra also has a gre More info
1D Flexible Tour of Lake Toba (Private Tour)

1D Flexible Tour of Lake Toba (Private Tour)

Simalungun, North Tapanuli, Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Humbahas, Dairi
We offer a flexible full-day tour to attractions of your choice on Lake Toba. Ask your private drive More info
1D Group Tour, Medan - Berastagi - Sipiso-Piso

1D Group Tour, Medan - Berastagi - Sipiso-Piso

Karo
Enjoy a one-day group tour from Medan to Karo Highlands. Explore Sipiso-Piso waterfall, Berastagi, L More info
3D2N Medan - Berastagi - Tarutung (Private Tour)

3D2N Medan - Berastagi - Tarutung (Private Tour)

Karo, Dairi, North Tapanuli
Explore faith tourism in North Sumatra by visiting Berastagi, Taman Wisata Iman (Faith Travel Park), More info
3D2N Medan - Lake Toba - Samosir - Tongging

3D2N Medan - Lake Toba - Samosir - Tongging

Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Tour Medan, Lake Toba, Tongging and Berastagi in a group and get most of what you want with lots of More info
3D2N Samosir - Berastagi – Lake Toba – Medan (Private Tour)

3D2N Samosir - Berastagi – Lake Toba – Medan (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Enjoy the Samosir island and Berastagi on this trip with the best experience of Lake Toba. Also, vis More info
4D3N Balige - Samosir - Berastagi - Medan (Private Tour)

4D3N Balige - Samosir - Berastagi - Medan (Private Tour)

Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun, Humbahas, North Tapanuli
Experience a 4-day 3-night trip in a private tour to Balige, Samosir, Berastagi, and Medan. You will More info
4D3N Berastagi - Simalem - Samosir Island (Private Tour)

4D3N Berastagi - Simalem - Samosir Island (Private Tour)

Samosir, Karo
Experience a 4-day, 3-night trip to Berastagi, Simalem, and Samosir Island. Berastagi is the town fa More info
4D3N Lake Toba - Bahorok (Private Tour)

4D3N Lake Toba - Bahorok (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Simalungun
Experience a 4-day, 3-night trip to Lake Toba, Parapat, Samosir Island, Berastagi, Bahorok, and Meda More info
4D3N Lake Toba, Taman Simalem & Medan (Private Tour)

4D3N Lake Toba, Taman Simalem & Medan (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Explore Lake Toba from its landmarks. Spend one night each at Samosir, Taman Simalem, and Medan. Hig More info
4D3N Medan Joint Tour

4D3N Medan Joint Tour

Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Explore 4D3N Medan joint tour and get to see the best parts of Medan and Lake Toba. In Medan, visit More info
4D3N Medan Lake Toba (Private Tour)

4D3N Medan Lake Toba (Private Tour)

Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Explore Lake Toba and Medan. Spend 1 night at Parapat, 1 night at Berastagi, and 1 night in Medan Ci More info
4D3N Medan Lake Toba Holidays (Private Tour)

4D3N Medan Lake Toba Holidays (Private Tour)

Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
The 4-day Lake Toba tour features Medan, Parapat, Samosir Island, Berastagi via Simarjarunjung. Expl More info
5D4N Berastagi - Lake Toba - Medan (JW Marriott)

5D4N Berastagi - Lake Toba - Medan (JW Marriott)

Simalungun, Samosir, Karo
This 5-day Lake Toba tour is the best package for enjoying all places around Samosir island, Berasta More info
5D4N Lake Toba Ring Road (Private Tour)

5D4N Lake Toba Ring Road (Private Tour)

Simalungun, North Tapanuli, Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Humbahas, Dairi
One way to be a master of Lake Toba is by making a circle journey around the lake. It’s shorel More info
5D4N LakeToba - Berastagi Highland & Bahorok (Private Tour)

5D4N LakeToba - Berastagi Highland & Bahorok (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Simalungun
This 5-day 4-night trip is the best LakeToba tour package if you want to cover Lake Toba, Berastagi More info
6D5N North Sumatra Highlights (Private Tour)

6D5N North Sumatra Highlights (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat
Price per person from US$ 941
This Lake Toba tour will cover many things. They include Samosir Island, Batak king’s residenc More info
9D8N Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan & LakeToba (Private Tour)

9D8N Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan & LakeToba (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat
Embark on a nine-day and eight–night exclusive tour of Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, and Lake Toba. Bukit More info

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.