Toba Samosir

Toba Samosir

Things to do - general

 

¤ Toba Samosir (also called Tobasa) is a regency on the southeastern shore of Lake Toba. Balige is the capital city of Tobasa. Other towns among others are Parmonangan and Sitorang. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

Toba Samosir is home to Batak Kingdom’s history and cultural heritage. For example, the Tomb of King Sisingamangaraja XII, the national hero, is in this region. The tomb is a regular venue for paying tribute to the late king. The world’s largest Batak museum, called TB Silalahi Batam Museum, is in Tobasa, too. The museum hosts more than 1,000 artifacts, tools, and instruments.

Toba Samosir is also famous for hillside destinations. Among the dozens of hills in Toba Samosir, Dolok Tolong Hill is the most prominent. Due to its allevation, this place offers unique views of Lake Toba and Balige in one look. Roads around Lake Toba that pass this region also offer excellent views of the caldera.

There are also dozens of lake destinations in Toba Samosir, for example, Meat. Meat is a valley beach surrounded by a vast expanse of rice fields on the shore of Lake Toba. The beach has several camping grounds. It also has clear water, perfect for those who like to swim and dive. The village nearby has some food stalls that offer goldfish and other fish fresh from the lake. Local cooks turn it into various types of cuisine such as arsik and tombur.

Points of Interest

Below is the list of some points of interest in Toba Samosir:

Natural sites

  1. Ajibata Beach
  2. Asahan River
  3. Balige City
  4. Bulbul Beach
  5. Dolok Tolong Hill
  6. Garden of Eden 100
  7. Gibeon Waterfall
  8. Lumban Silintong Beach
  9. Meat Beach
  10. Sampuran Waterfall
  11. Situmurun Waterfall
  12. Tarabunga
  13. Toba Nomadic Escape

Cultural sites

  1. T. B. Silalahi Batak Museum
  2. Tomb of King Sisingamangaraja XII

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

Country Indonesia
Area (km2)2,352.4 (908 sq mi)

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Aman's Guesthouse

Aman's Guesthouse

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuktuk 22395, Toba Samosir
Aman’s Guesthouse offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest More info
Aquino Marito Homestay RedPartner

Aquino Marito Homestay RedPartner

Jl. Pemandian, Lumban Silintong, Kec. Balige 22312, Toba Samosir
Aquino Marito Homestay RedPartner offers guests a stress-free stay. Never be out of touch with your More info
Brussels Homestay Medan

Brussels Homestay Medan

Jl. D.I Panjaitan No. 14, Balige 20222, Toba Samosir
Brussels Homestay Medan, set in Balige features a terrace and views of the garden. Free private park More info
Damar Toba

Damar Toba

Jl. Pemandian No. 94, Desa Lumban Silintong, Balige, Toba Samosir
Damar Toba is strategically located on the southern shores of Lake Toba, as it can be reached in 40 More info
Darma Agung Beach Hotel

Darma Agung Beach Hotel

Jl. Sipora-pora No. 4 Girsang, Parapat, Toba Samosir
Darma Agung Beach Hotel conveniently situated in the Parapat. This property puts you close to attrac More info
Grand Mareda Hotel

Grand Mareda Hotel

Jl. Pasar Melintang, Aruan, Kec. Balige 22312, Toba Samosir
Grand Mareda Hotel is a budget hotel. With a relatively low price, Grand Mareda Hotel still prioriti More info
Homestay Ita Pagar Batu

Homestay Ita Pagar Batu

Jl. DR TB Silalahi Pagar Batu, Balige 22312, Toba Samosir
Homestay Ita Pagar Batu is located in the Balige area. This homestay promises a relaxing and wonderf More info
Homestay Op. Martahan

Homestay Op. Martahan

Huta Simangunsong, pantai, Lumban Bulbul, Balige 22315, Toba Samosir
Homestay Op. Martahan is located in Balige, a town in North Sumatra known for being a good spot to v More info
Hotel Lingga Mas

Hotel Lingga Mas

Jl. Sisingamangaraja No. 184, Parapat, Kec. Girsang Sipangan Bolon 21174, Toba Samosir
Hotel Lingga Mas is located at Simalungun, a regency in North Sumatra known for its amazing natural More info
Hotel Nabasa

Hotel Nabasa

Jl. Siliwangi No. 8, Kec. Balige, Toba Samosir
Hotel Nabasa, is not only located within easy reach of various places of interest for your adventure More info
Hotel Olibert Parapat Ajibata RedPartner

Hotel Olibert Parapat Ajibata RedPartner

Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan No.19 Parapat 21174, Toba Samosir
Hotel Olibert Parapat Ajibata RedPartner is one of the hotels in Toba Samosir which is equipped with More info
Judita Cottage

Judita Cottage

Jl. Lingkar, Tuktuk Siadong, Tuk Tuk 22395, Toba Samosir
Judita Cottage is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outs More info
Labersa Toba Hotel & Convention Centre

Labersa Toba Hotel & Convention Centre

Saribu Raja Janji Maria, Balige, Toba Samosir
Labersa Toba Hotel & Convention Center is one of the 4-star hotels that are ready to provide the More info
Lago Hotel & Resto

Lago Hotel & Resto

Jl. Sibola Hotang, Sibola Hotangsas 22312, Toba Samosir
Lago Hotel & Resto are highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet More info
OYO 1095 Rap Hotel

OYO 1095 Rap Hotel

Jl. Siborong Borong - Parapat No. 57, Pardede Onan, Kec. Balige 22312, Toba Samosir
OYO 1095 Rap Hotel is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comf More info
OYO 90645 Karisma Residence

OYO 90645 Karisma Residence

Jl. SM Raja No. 242B, Balige I, Kec. Balige 22312, Toba Samosir
OYO 90645 Karisma Residence makes sure you get the best out of your stay. With a wide range of servi More info
OYO 91058 Albid Toba Hotel Syariah

OYO 91058 Albid Toba Hotel Syariah

Jl, Sibola Hotangsas, Kec. Balige 22312, Toba Samosir
OYO 91058 Albid Toba Hotel Syariah is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordab More info
Patra Parapat

Patra Parapat

Jl Pertamina Siuhan, Parapat 21174, Toba Samosir
Patra Parapat offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out o More info
Pondok Berata Dapdap

Pondok Berata Dapdap

Tara Bunga, Tampahan 22312, Toba Samosir
Pondok Berata Dapdap is situated in Balige. All units include a fully equipped kitchenette, allowing More info
Sapadia Villa Balige

Sapadia Villa Balige

Jl. Sutomo, Kel. Sangkar Nihuta, Balige 22312, Toba Samosir
Sapadia Villa Balige is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable ac More info
Saulina Resort

Saulina Resort

Jl. Aek Rangat, Kota Pangururan 22392, Toba Samosir
Saulina Resort excellent services and superior facilities make your stay unforgettable. Free interne More info
Sere Nauli Hotel

Sere Nauli Hotel

Jl. Sisingamangaraja No. 1, Laguboti 22381, Toba Samosir
Sere Nauli Hotel is a splendid choice for you who are seeking a luxurious treat for your holiday. Ge More info
Star Beach Hotel

Star Beach Hotel

Jl. Justin Sirat, Ajibata, Parapat, Toba Samosir
Star Beach Hotel is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfor More info
Tiara Bunga Hotel

Tiara Bunga Hotel

Jl. Raya TaraBunga, Tara Bunga, Kec. Tampahan 22312, Toba Samosir
Tiara Bunga Hotel is located in the city of Tampahan.  A 24-hour front desk is available to serve yo More info
Tuk Tuk Sarapan

Tuk Tuk Sarapan

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuk Tuk 22395, Toba Samosir
Tuk Tuk Sarapan features a barbecue and views of the mountains. Free WiFi is provided and free priva More info
Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuk Tuk 22395, Toba Samosir
Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows is located in Tuktuk. Guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up More info
Villa Sahala Simanjuntak

Villa Sahala Simanjuntak

Jl. S.M Simanjuntak No. 60, Lintong Nihuta, Kec. Tampahan 2312, Toba Samosir
Villa Sahala Simanjuntak is situated in Balige. Offers several facilities, guests at the villa can e More info
1D Balige and TB Silalahi Museum (Private Tour)

1D Balige and TB Silalahi Museum (Private Tour)

Toba Samosir
Visit Balige, home to Lake Toba cultural artifacts. They include TB Silallahi Batak Museum and the T 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 Asahan River

3D2N Asahan River

Toba Samosir
Asahan River is the main outflow of Lake Toba and a famous location of international rafting activit 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 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 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
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
7D6N Bukit Lawang & LakeToba (Private Tour)

7D6N Bukit Lawang & LakeToba (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Langkat, Simalungun
This diverse Bukit Lawang and Lake Toba tour will take you from busy city life to the dense jungle a 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.