North Tapanuli

North Tapanuli

Things to do - general

 

¤ North Tapanuli is a regency on the southern shore of Lake Toba. Tarutung is its capital city. Other towns in the regency are Siborongborong (location of the Sisingamangaraja XII International Airport), Sarulla, and Muara. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

North Tapanuli is known for its natural sparkling water bath, among other attractions. Residents claim there are only two soda baths in the world (another being in Venezuela). Bubbles of fizzy gas pop through the cracks in the rock. While soaking and feeling the sensation of the hot sparkling water, you will enjoy the stunning view of North Tapanuli countryside.

It is also famous for Sibandang, an island inside Lake Toba beside Samosir. Local people also call it “mango island” because it produces a lot of mangoes and sells them to other regions in North Sumatra. Residents plant almost the entire island with mango trees. The fruit is of superior quality with a sweet taste. But, the shoreline around Sibandang is mostly rocks, in contrast to sandy beaches of the Samosir island in general. It is a favorite night fishing spot. So, instead of spending the day on the sands, you will spend the night on the rocks.

Points of Interest

Below is the list of some points of interest in North Tapanuli:

Natural sites

  1. Huta Ginjang
  2. Parbubu Soda Water
  3. Sibandang Island
  4. Sipoholon Hot Spring Bath
  5. Tarutung

Cultural sites

  1. Cross of Love
  2. Hopong Village
  3. Natumandi Cave
  4. Sopo Partungkoan

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

Country Indonesia
Area (km2)3,764.7 (1,453.7 sq mi)

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Hotel & Restaurant Bali

Hotel & Restaurant Bali

Jl. Balige No. 1, Tarutung 22411, North Tapanuli
When visiting Tarutung, you’ll feel right at home at Hotel & Restaurant Bali, which offers More info
Hotel Bungaran Indah

Hotel Bungaran Indah

Jl. Tarutung, Pagar Batu, Sipoholon, North Tapanuli
The Bungaran Indah Hotel Sipoholon is an ideal spot for travelers wanting to discover the city. The More info
Hotel Grand Kenari Medan

Hotel Grand Kenari Medan

Jl. Mayjend. D. I. Panjaitan, Hutatoruan VI, Tarutung, North Tapanuli
Situated in Tarutung, Hotel Grand Kenari offers 1-star accommodation with a shared lounge. With free More info
Hotel Palapa

Hotel Palapa

Jl. Mayjen D.I Panjaitan No. 103, Hutatoruan V, Tarutung, North Tapanuli
Located at Tarutung, a town and the administrative capital of North Tapanuli Regency. Tarutung, in t More info
OYO 1520 Hotel Kartini

OYO 1520 Hotel Kartini

Jl. Jct. Simorangkir No. 24, Hutatoruan VII, Tarutung 22416, North Tapanuli
If you plan to see the beauty of Tapanuli Utara, this property should be your stay of choice. Its st More info
OYO 91061 Hotel Glory Tarutung

OYO 91061 Hotel Glory Tarutung

Hutatoruan X, Tarutung 22411, North Tapanuli
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities More info
Pia Hotel Pandan Sibolga

Pia Hotel Pandan Sibolga

Jl. Padang Sidimpuan Km. 10, Sibolga, North Tapanuli
 When visiting Sibolga, you’ll feel right at home at Pia Hotel Pandan Sibolga, which offers qu More info
RedDoorz @ Haraito Tarutung

RedDoorz @ Haraito Tarutung

Jl. Dr. Sutomo, Hutatoruan VI, Tarutung, North Tapanuli
RedDoorz @ Haraito Tarutung offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning g More info
SPOT ON 2220 PINK'S GUEST HOUSE

SPOT ON 2220 PINK'S GUEST HOUSE

Jl. Dr. Sutomo, Tarutung 22411, North Tapanuli
SPOT ON 2220 Pink’s Guest House is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affor 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
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
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
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

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