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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

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

1  Thank yordan481
Reviewed 6 August 2017 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 30 July 2017

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 29 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 14 July 2017

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

2  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

2  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

2  Thank Calmsloth
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I just wanted to send a quick note to say Thank you for all of Tobatransporter arrangment for our trip, especially on such short notice. We had a very safe trip with Don as our driver and got to see all of the sights on...More

1  Thank Driver M
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Toba lake is one of the best tourist objek in north sumatera province indonessia.. around 4-5hours by car from medan city..

Thank canra t
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17 September 2017|
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Response from ARIVIANTO | Reviewed this property |
2 night in lake toba, 1 night in parapat.
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6 August 2017|
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Response from inda15 | Reviewed this property |
You have to take flight to Medan (kuala namu airport) and when arrive to the airport, take taxi to the city and let taxi drop you at Share Taxi station to Samosir Island. the price is very cheap not over than 100,000 rupiah... More
2 May 2017|
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Response from ARIVIANTO | Reviewed this property |
You go to information in airport or travel agent for pick up u to lake toba. You go with rental car is better than taxi.
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