Tuktuk is the busiest village on Samosir and where most foreign tourists stay. There are three reasons Tuktuk is the best place on Samosir:
- The greenish scenery and the typical Batak style buildings so spoil the eyes.
- The village is neat and clean.
- Facilities such as ATMs, money changers, and shops are widely available. Restaurants and cafes are easy to find. Visitors enjoy marine tourism such as swimming, diving, sailing, canoeing, fishing, and more.
You can also walk along the paved road. It takes about 2 hours of walk to get around Tuktuk. Order a cup of tea or coffee at one of the cafes by the lake to accompany your relaxation at dusk while enjoying the sunset.
What to Expect
If you are visiting it during summer (May-August), do not be surprised if you find this region crowded with foreign tourists. The village is alive 24 hours. If you are starving at midnight, walk out of your room and see some open cafes or warungs in minutes.