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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lake Toba have great view of nature, no mater what time you visit there morning to evening it always have great view and clean air. Easy to take a bite to pray and various transportation to Samosir island, the hotel also cheap and affordable.

Thank ainpoenya
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A really beautiful place to visit. The scenery is stunning and the area is still original with no touristy gimmics. A must visit place if possible... But hurry before it becomes commercialised.

Thank WillTheWombat
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this place in 2013, I chose to hire a car with a driver. The driver picked me up after landing at the old airport in Medan. From there we started the trip to Toba via Brastagi. Lucky the driver knew some interesting places around...More

Thank yordan481
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks altitude is the climate very nice for European people. Lake is on Indonesian level very clean and you can swimm there. No problems on skin after. Bataks are not muslims, so beer not prohibited. No muezzins sounds early in the morning. Price very low....More

Thank Marek Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

long holiday in June 2017 i spend this time with my family this huge lake and the biggest lake in south east asia. wonderful panorama trust me

Thank Chandra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Toba is home to the batak people. The lake is huge and the largest crater lake on earth. The view is amazing and the air cool and crisp. The water has gotten somewhat polluted over the years but still worth a visit.

Thank seow2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Toba is full of history, since it has been formed by an ancient volcanic eruption and it is also the heart of batak culture. Nice places to visit around the lake and on Samosir island

1  Thank babamar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its a long trip but worth it, in 10 years this could be a big tourist attraction, i stayed at a hotel on the lake

1  Thank SimonN88
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Just spent a couple of days at Lake Toba. Will defiantly go back, BUT, will never ever again take a car (or taxi) from Medan to Parapat for it took 5 hours to get there, and over 7 to go back to Medan airport due...More

1  Thank EricOhioUsa
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Apologies if this post is a little long, just trying to provide as much detail as possible to help anyone planning to hike this volcano, as we couldn't seem to find much information online about the starting point or the hike itself. We had read...More

1  Thank Calmsloth
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6 August 2017|
Response from tourbudget | Reviewed this property |
hi.. you can go there by taxi from the air port (60sin dollars for droop only) another way is u rent car during your trip usualy price is 65sin dollars/day including driver and make sure the driver can speak english... More
2 May 2017|
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Response from Pete O | Reviewed this property |
A group taxi- we got one at airport- arived at 2 amin morn😘
14 April 2017|
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Response from Rio S |
Hi esthertan, You can head straight to lake toba from kuala namu airport..which place do you want to visit? if you want to go to parapat city, you can take bus from the airport called PARADEP BUS..end destination will be... More