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Lake Toba

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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Amazing Landscape in The World

One of amazing places in the world. You should visit here before you die. Especially for photographers, there are many spots to take awesome photos.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lake Toba can be a hit-or-miss. If you head to the holidaymaker town of Parapat, it feels just like a normal lake. But if you head to the Northern end of Lake Toba around the fishing village of Tongging, the steep view is incredible! Also, don't forget to make a day trip into the Samosir Island which lies right in... More 

Thank Andrew D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of amazing places in the world. You should visit here before you die. Especially for photographers, there are many spots to take awesome photos.

Thank AdhiRachdian
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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102 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a day trip to Lake Toba, it took all together 13 hours to go to The Lake Toba and Sipisopiso waterfall and came back to our hotel in Medan. Actually, should stay overnight , it will be more enjoyable trip. It was nice and very huge Lake and there was a Samosir island in the middle. Good experience... More 

Thank SoniaBali
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a lovely place for a break from life... perfect for trip with either friends or families! You would enjoy so much out door activities here, from cycling, swimming, paragliding, jet skiing; while not forgetting to experience their special and unique local culture; as well as some of the best coffee beans are available here.

1 Thank Jaspal S
Depok, Indonesia
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47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice view, beautiful and good for camping with family or friends. one of the top destinations in karo

Tangerang, Indonesia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Yet I never have been there :( I just across the street next the lake to go to my parents home. We could see beautiful scenery of Toba lake from the street.. yet it will be greater if you (i mean me, :( huhu) make a stop there.

1 Thank Chro_Ni444
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Accompanied by fresh air and incredible view, this place has become one of my favorite place to visit. Being the largest volcanic lake in the world, it has been an attraction for local and overseas visitors. Having said that, I still find that this wonderful place is not so well-looked after by local people and local government. Apart from that,... More 

Thank KungfuPanda2017
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Danau Toba's stakeholder maybe just develop the main attraction without develop the facilities among them. Tourist didn't feel easiness to enjoy the lake without distraction from bad facilities. It just... Lake and hotels.

Thank ArthaHutabarat
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I couldn't believe that it was actually a lake, it is so huge! And has simply exquisite natural beauty, hills surrounding it! Absolutely breathtaking! The island inside the lake was a bit disappointing but other than that everything was perfect!

Thank 906sanyab
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419 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We chartered a boat to take us out to the island to see the Batak village. It was very laid back and the water was very still. Even got to drive the boat for awhile. Amazing what can happen when you ask. Very pleasant day on the water.

Thank ozrick33Sydney

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