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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan

  • Navigate the heart of Sumatra with a guide: there’s no need for a map

  • Learn about a traditional way of life: only 8 families remain in the village
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of a plunging waterfall and the largest lake in Indonesia
Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
USD 70.00

If you need a break from the heat in Medan then consider a private day tour to the Brastagi, a welcoming village nestled in the cooler Karo Highlands. This tour offers a glimpse into rural Sumatran life without the hard work of hiring and driving a rental car. You’ll enjoy fresh local passion fruit and travel between a traditional Karo Batak village and the Sipisopiso waterfall, where you can cool down in natural pools, without worrying about navigation.

What to Expect

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Medan between 8am – 9am to begin your drive along the fascinating route through the jungle to the mountain village of Brastagi in the Karo Highlands. 

Spend time in Brastagi between 10am – 11am. In Brastagi you can view two active volcanoes, the Sibayak and the Sinabung. Brastagi was around during the colonial times a famous mountain resort because of its pleasant cool climate.  

Visit the colorful fruit market Brastagi between 11:15am -11:45am. Brastagi has volcanic fruitful soil which is ideal for growing fruits like passionfruit, mangistan, Solanum Betaceum which is locally called Terong Belanda, oranges and a variety of flowers. 

At 11:45am – 12:30pm drive to the traditional village of Dokan to see traditional Karo Dokan houses where people still live. In these traditional houses, named Djambur, 8 families occupy one house. Cattle, pigs and water buffaloes live below the house. You can visit a house and see their way of life. 

You will drive to Sipisopiso waterfall between 12:40pm – 1:40pm via beautiful rural scenery of the Karo Batak Highlands. The Sipisopiso is an impressive waterfall flowing into Lake Toba. From here you have beautiful views over the northern part of Lake Toba, the largest Crater Lake in South East Asia.

You will be on the road back to Medan at 2:40pm arriving back at your accommodation by 5:40pm.

Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2018
Professional and reliable tour.

My wife and I both had a great experience with Tri Jaya tours. Our tour organiser, Dina was very accommodating with our needs and was easy to work with. Our private driver, Pandi was very professional, drove safely, did not smoke in the car and...More

1  Thank George K
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile
Reliable Tour Company

It’s some risk of booking a tour package online but Tri-Jaya did not disappoint us. We like their choice of hotels especially Tabo Cottage at Lake Toba and Deli River in Medan. 4 of us travelled comfortably in the 7-seater car driven by Nasih, taking...More

3  Thank YuKwongYKT
Reviewed 6 May 2018
Private tour with trijaya

We decided to use Trijaya as our private Medan / Lake Toba / Brestagi tour, after read number of good review from Tripadvisor. My group have a great 5 days private tour and thing get well arranged. The most impressed me is the last day...More

1  Thank Cate612
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The journey to Berastagi took 3 hours eventhough the distance is about 60km. Narrow and bad condition of the road as well as heavy traffic make the trip spend in the car two third of the day. Overall still quite enjoyable to see the sceneries...More

Thank geokpengt
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile
7 day tour

We enjoyed a 7 day tour from Medan to Lake Toba , berestagi and Bukit lawang. Our driver mr. Yoel was exceptional, he catered for our travelling needs, stopping when we asked, making sure we were ok as we travelled. The booking process was great...More

4  Thank Michelle L
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