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.

The world’s largest Batak museum, called TB Silalahi Batam Museum, is located at Balige. Toba Samosir is also famous for hill and lake destinations. Among the dozens of hills in Toba Samosir, Dolok Tolong Hill is the most prominent. It offers the unique scenery of Lake Toba and Balige in one look.

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.

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

Natural sites

  1. Ajibata Beach
  2. Asahan River
  3. Balige
  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

Cultural sites

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

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

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

Restaurants

  1. Lylys RestaurantPhone (+62625) 451086 )
  2. Toba Corner Restaurant ( phone number not available )
  3. Restaurant AsiaPhone (+62625) 41450 )
  4. Chinese Food Gemar ( phone number not available )
  5. Naga RestoranPhone +62812-6348-904 )
  6. Bulbul RestoPhone +62812-6042-1283 )
  7. Restoran Ayam Kejar ( Phone +62812-6042-1283 )
  8. Reggae Guesthouse and RestaurantPhone (+62625) 451040 ) 
  9. Saung Bambu RestoPhone +62813-9682-1275 )
  10. Silintong Restaurant ( phone number not available)
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Aman's Guesthouse

Aman's Guesthouse

Jalan Lingkar Tuktuk Tuktuk, 22395 Tuk Tuk, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 8
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Aman’s Guesthouse offers accommodations in Tuk Tuk, just More info
Brussel's Homestay Medan

Brussel's Homestay Medan

Jalan D.I Panjaitan No. 14 Balige, 20222 Balige, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 89
Set in Balige, 39 km from Parapat, Brussel’s Homestay Medan features a terrace and views of th More info
DGINN CAFE & BAR

DGINN CAFE & BAR

Jalan Lingkar Tuktuk NO.9, Toba, Samosir Sumatera Utara, 22395 Tuk Tuk, Indonesia New!, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 33
Offering free WiFi and a garden, DGINN CAFE & BAR is situated in Tuk Tuk. Parapat is 9 km from t More info
Judita Cottage

Judita Cottage

Jalan Lingkar Tuktuk Siadong, 22395 Tuk Tuk, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 19
One of our bestsellers in Tuk Tuk!Offering a barbecue and views of the lake, Judita Cottage is situa More info
Lekjon Cottage

Lekjon Cottage

Tuktuk Siadong, Samosir island, 22395 Tuk Tuk, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 21
Located 7 minutes’ walk to art markets, Lekjon Cottage enjoys a stunning view of Lake Toba. Free Wi- More info
Mas Cottages

Mas Cottages

Tuk Tuk Pinda Raya, 22395 Tuk Tuk, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 17
Located 3 m from Lake Toba, Mas Cottages features traditional Bataknese-style exteriors with simply More info
Patra Jasa Parapat Lake Resort

Patra Jasa Parapat Lake Resort

Jl Pertamina Siuhan , Lake Toba Parapat, 21174 Parapat, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 40
An hour’s drive from Pematang Siantar Zoo, Patra Jasa Parapat Lake Resort is set in amidst Lake Toba More info
Saulina Resort

Saulina Resort

Jalan Aek Rangat, Kota Panguruan, Samosir, 22392 Pangururan, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 33
Saulina Resort is located in on Samosir Island, in the middle of Lake Toba. A 10-minute walk from th More info
Tiara Bunga Hotel & Villa

Tiara Bunga Hotel & Villa

Jl. Tuktuk Tarabunga Desa Tarabunga, 22312 Balige, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 58
Offering an outdoor pool and views of the mountain, Tiara Bunga Hotel & Villa is set in Balige i More info
Tuk Tuk Sarapan

Tuk Tuk Sarapan

Jalan Lingkar Tuktuk, 22395 Tuk Tuk, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 22
Located in Tuk Tuk, 9.7 km from Parapat, Tuk Tuk Sarapan features a barbecue and views of the mounta More info
Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows

Jl. Lingkar Tuk Tuk, Samosir Island, Toba Lake, 22395 Tuk Tuk, Indonesia, Toba Samosir
Price from US$ 22
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows offers accommodations in Tuk Tuk. The More info
1D Balige and TB Silalahi Museum (Private Tour)

1D Balige and TB Silalahi Museum (Private Tour)

Toba Samosir
Price per person from US$ 65
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)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Simalungun, Humbahas, Dairi, North Tapanuli
Price per person from US$ 68
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
Price per person from US$ 330
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
Price per person from US$ 316
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
Price per person from US$ 270
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
Price per person from US$ 546
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
Price per person from US$ 300
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
Price per person from US$ 230
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)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun, Humbahas, Dairi, North Tapanuli
Price per person from US$ 373
Experience a Lake Toba ring road tour in a 5-day 4-night trip via Silangit International Airport. Th More info
5D4N LakeToba - Berastagi Highland & Bahorok (Private Tour)

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

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Simalungun
Price per person from US$ 308
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
Price per person from US$ 680
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
Price per person from US$ 995
Embark on a nine-day and eight–night exclusive tour of Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, and Lake Toba. Bukit More info
14-Night Bali (Benoa) to Phuket via Lake Toba

14-Night Bali (Benoa) to Phuket via Lake Toba

Price per person from US$ 10,620
(Trip in September 2018) Belawan/Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia Cruise Port Located on the Deli River More info
14-Night Phuket to Ho Chi Minh City via Lake Toba

14-Night Phuket to Ho Chi Minh City via Lake Toba

Price per person from US$ 10,800
 (Trip in February 2018) Belawan/Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia Cruise Port Located on the Deli River More info
9-Night Singapore to Phuket via Lake Toba

9-Night Singapore to Phuket via Lake Toba

(Trip in December 2017) Belawan/Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia Cruise Port Located on the Deli River More info

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