General

This 5-day 4-night trip is the best LakeToba tour package if you want to cover Lake Toba, Berastagi Highland, and Bahorok in one go. Experience the largest volcanic lake and the wild Orangutan habitat of Sumatra. Highlights:

Prices

  • Adults: US$ 550/person
  • Children: US$ 490/person (aged 5-10 years)

Services

Included:

  • All taxes and handling charges
  • Accommodations (3-star or equivalent)
  • Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
  • Local transportation (air-conditioned vehicles)
  • Entrance tickets
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) as stated in the itinerary
  • Snacks and bottled water in the car during the trip
  • Ferry passes to and from Samosir island
  • Local guide (English speaking)
  • Driver/guide expenses
  • An Indonesian SIM card for your unlocked mobile device
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard vehicles
  • Porter to carry your luggage from airport to the accommodation
  • 24-hour emergency contact number

Excluded:

  • Airfare and visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Driver/guide tips
  • Personal expenses (minibar, alcoholic beverages, etc.)
  • Services not mentioned as being included

Optional:

  • Hot Spring Experience

Notes

  • We will send email confirmation within 24 hours of your order
  • Child rate applies when sharing with two paying adults only
  • An adult must accompany children
  • It is a private tour with a minimum of 2 participants
  • If you require a pick up at the airport, please note your flight must arrive before 9 am
  • Accommodation included is Sumatran standard guesthouses with western toilet and either shower or traditional wash with bucket and scoop, hot water available at certain times of the day.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this trip is not for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Passport name, number, expiry, and country are required for all participants at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy

We will refund your payment that we have received in full (100%) if you cancel your order at least seven days in advance of scheduled departure, 50% if you cancel it between three dan seven days. There is no refund if you cancel it less than three days before the departure. Note that payments by credit cards are subject to charges, and a portion of the fees may be non-refundable.

Operator

We will provide the name and contact details of the operator in the email confirmation.

Activities

Departure Details

We will pick you up at the airport or your accommodation in Medan.

Return Details

We will drop you off at the airport of your hotel in Medan.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kuala Namu Airport - Parapat (L/D)

Upon arrival at Kualanamu International Airport, you will meet our representatives. Then you will make a trip to Parapat where the journey will take about 4 hours via Pemantangsiantar – the 2nd largest city in North Sumatra and many rubber and palm oil plantations.

Day 2: Parapat - Samosir Island Discovery - Sipiso-Piso Waterfall & Tongging - Berastagi Highland  (B, L, D)

This morning, we will take a ferry trip across the crystal clear waters of Lake Toba to Samosir Island – a large volcanic island that is located in the middle of Lake Toba and has claimed to be the fifth largest lake island in the world. The island is the center of the Batak Toba culture, and many of this people’s artifacts remain on the island. We will visit Tomok, a village of the Batak Tobanese to see their traditional roofed houses and the ancient stone tomb of King Sidabutar. Here, you will also find a good bargain of souvenirs made by the locals. Then, off to Ambarita, another village of Batak Tobanese where the ancient King’s house, courthouse, and the execution place have remained preserved. Afterwards, we will take ferry trip back to Parapat. Next, you will proceed our journey to Brastagi Highland. Enroute several visits i.e. to Simarjarunjung where you can sit and relax to enjoy the remarkable view of nature, Sipiso-Piso Falls - a splendor stream of water falling from a great height in Karo Highlands, and Tongging -  to view Lake Toba from the top. Overnight at Berastagi.

Day 3: Berastagi Highland - Hot Spring Experience (Optional) -  Medan City Tour (B/L/D)

This morning, you can enjoy the superb view of the two volcanoes, Mt. Sinabung and Mt. Sibayak. We will also visit local fruit market where you will have a chance to taste a variety of tropical fruit. It includes passion fruit, star fruit, pineapples, bananas, papayas, avocados, king of fruit “Durians,” etc. Then you will be enjoying our natural Hot Spring water (optional) – located at the foot of Mt. Sibayak. Afterwards, we are off to Medan and proceed for city tour where firstly we will stopover at Batik Shops for good product bargains (Batik Cloth is a cloth that traditionally uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique and proudly worn by the locals on essential events) and Maimoon Palace Historic Building built in 1888. We will pass by the Grand Mosque and Kesawan Street. The street portrays the remaining original Dutch architecture such as Tjong Afie Mansion, Medan City Hall, and General Post office. You will also visit one of this city’s landmark namely the Granadi water tower that sends water in Medan.

Day 4: Medan - Bahorok / Bukit Lawang -  Medan (B/L/D)  

In the morning, enjoy the journey from Medan to Bahorok/Bukit Lawang via many palm oil plantations. It will take about 3 hours. Bukit Lawang of the Gunung Leuser National Park is part of the World Heritage Site and Tropical Rainforest - covering an area of over 7,000 km2 in the northern region of Sumatran Island. The national park protects a wide range of ecosystems including orangutans (visit The Orang Utan Sanctuary). Upon arrival, you will have free time to shop for local hand-made souvenirs along the beautiful stretch of the Bahorok River. You may also follow some of the options (with experienced local guide), such as tubing, rafting (mild grade-2 rapids), and Jungle Trekking for advanced trekkers (all on your expenses). Later on, we will take Sampan Boat to cross the Bahorok River to visit the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center – their home where you can spot them roaming freely in their natural surroundings and see the park rangers feed the orangutans. NB: It is advisable for walkers to wear comfortable/sports shoes – you’ll be doing mild trekking to the feeding area.

Day 5: Medan - Kualanamu International Airport (B) 

After breakfast, we will visit one of our local traditional markets where you can find fantastic bargains of souvenirs and local stuff. After that (Optional), you can try our famous Indonesian conventional massage. You will have free time again to explore one of the most visited places by the youngsters, Merdeka Walk. It is located directly across Medan City Hall with a lot of local favorite food and cafes. Depending on your flight schedule, you may still have time to also shop at one of the modern malls in Medan before transferring to Kualanamu International Airport for your return flight.

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Samosir

SamosirSamosir is an island inside Lake Toba and the name of its governing regency. The Regency has a total area of is 2,433.5 square kilometers (939.6 sq mi), which includes the Samosir island that has the size of 630 square kilometers (240 sq mi). Samosir island is the largest island within an island. There is a Read more

Toba Samosir

Toba SamosirToba 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 Read more

Karo

KaroKaro is a regency on the northwestern shore of Lake Toba, situated in the Barisan Mountains. Karo is famous for its agriculture of fruit and vegetables. Kabanjahe is the regency’s capital city. Other towns are Berastagi and Merek. To see it on the map, click here. Berastagi is 2 hours by bus from Medan. Tahura National Park is Read more

Langkat

LangkatLangkat is a regency located further north of Karo Regency in North Sumatra, so it does not include any shoreline of Lake Toba. However, many tourists visiting Lake Toba also like to see orangutans at Bukit Lawang and elephants at Tangkahan (both located in Langkat and within Gunung Leuser National Park), so we have included Read more

Simalungun

SimalungunSimalungun is a regency on the eastern shore of Lake Toba. Raya is the capital city of Simalungun. Towns in the area include Parapat and Pematangsiantar, although the latter is administratively an autonomous city. To see it on the map, click here. Simalungun is mostly a plantation region. The main crops are tea, cocoa, and palm oil. Read more

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