Tuktuk Siadong Village (Tuktuk) is a tourist spot located in Sianindo Subdisctrict on Samosir island, which is about 6 hours from Medan. Many consider it the best place on Samosir. To see it on the map, click here.
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 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.
What to Enjoy
Tuktuk is the place most tourists would choose to relax. Book a room by the lake for the best experience. You can walk along the paved road to enjoy the village. 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. They often perform local dances and songs at nights.
During the day, you can enjoy marine tourism such as swimming, diving, sailing, canoeing, fishing, and more. You can also visit local activities, such as fishing and weaving ulos. Ulos is a type of Batak cloth. There are also regular shows at the museum which you can enjoy a short ride away.
What to Expect
You have to cross the mainland to Samosir by ferry to get to Tutktuk. There is also a bridge at Tele, but ferry crossing is the most common route. Usually, the overall traffic experience is smooth. You can reach the village in less than 6 hours if the ferry schedule matches your arrival time at the pier.
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.
What Visitors Say
“Tuktuk Siadong is our familty favorite place” Maria Simarmata (Source)
“It’s so beautiful, Lake Toba tour, Location for Tuktuk Siadong” Operator Excavator (Source)
“There are many things we can do in the Tuk Tuk Siadong Tourism Village, including swimming, diving, sailing, canoeing, fishing, playing jet sky and others.” mizsipoel (Source)
“Believe in the customs, very traditional. In addition, the way to greet newcomers is also very friendly, even though it is harsh in terms of accent, but I’m sure the people here are soft-hearted. The people here are also very welcome.” Dicky (Source)
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