Lake Toba

Explore Lake Toba, Batak Culture, and Medan: 3 Days

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Key Details
3 days
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English, French, German, Italian

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What You'll Do
  • Visit Lake Toba, the world' largest volcanic lake, and Samosir Island, one of the largest lake islands
  • Get acquainted with traditional Batak culture
  • Sightsee in Medan and rural North Sumatra
  • Spend a night by the lake and another in the highlands
It's hard to fit Medan, the world's largest volcanic lake, and the area's Batak culture into three days, but this tour does it. Spend a night on the shore of Lake Toba and another in the nearby highlands, appreciating the natural diversity even more.
What to Expect
Fascinating Lake Toba and Samosir Island along with the Batak people and their culture are the stars on this 3-day tour that also includes the sights in and around Medan.

The tour begins as soon as you leave the airport and head into Medan. You will visit Maimoon Palace, Raya Mosque and the historic house of Chong Afie, a Chinese nobleman. The next day, take the ferry from Parapat to Samosir and explore this unique island set in the world’s largest volcanic lake.

Have lunch back in Parapat for Lunch and then continue on to Brastagi. On the way, stop at Simarjarunjung Hill to see a magnificent view of Lake Toba and Sipiso-piso Waterfall. You also visit Pematang Purba village to see the longhouse palace of the Simalungun Batak kings, who ruled from the mid-1600s to the 1940s.

Brastagi is located in the highlands near Lake Toba at an altitude of 1,220 meters. After enjoying a night in its cooler, more pleasant climate, make a morning visit to the local market with its colorful array of flowers and fresh fruit. The last leg of your journey, a 2-hour drive to Medan and the airport, will take you past the scenic Sembahe River.

Day 1: Medan – Parapat

Your friendly guide will meet you at Polonia airport with an air-conditioned van or small bus. Sightsee in and around Medan before having lunch and then heading to Parapat, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 2: Parapat – Samosir – Brastagi

After breakfast, tour Samosir Island in Lake Toba, visiting Batak villages. Return to Parapat for lunch and then leave for Brastagi. Visit scenic and cultural places of interest on the way. Check-in at the hotel in Brastagi, have dinner and enjoy a night in the highlands.

Day 3: Brastagi – Medan

After breakfast, go to the local market and a scenic viewpoint. Then visit a Karo Batak village before heading back to Medan and the airport.
What's Included
  • Private air-conditioned transportation in a van or small bus
  • Friendly tour guide who can speak English, Mandarin, japanese, French, or other language as needed
  • Hotel accommodation for 2 nights as mentioned
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner as mentioned
  • Entrance fees/donations to attractions listed in the itinerary
  • Welcome snack box and towel upon arrival
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Inbound travel insurance
What's Not Included
  • Airfare and airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities
  • High-season surcharge
Meeting Point

Your guide will meet you at Medan's Polonia International Airport.

What to Remember
The full rate is applied to children aged 11 and up, or to a child sharing twin accommodation with an adult. A child using an extra bed will be charged at 80% of the full rate, and a child sharing an adult's bed will charged at 50% of the full rate.

The high-season surcharge applies for the Lebaran )Eid al-Fitr) holiday, Christmas, Lunar New Year and the Dec. 31 New Year's Eve.

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