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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cheap is not excellent Company is advertising with Tripadvisor excellence, this company is not excellent We got an unmotivated non english speaking driver, very tired first day, close to sleep; third no wiölingness to bring us to our wished target

Thank Daggi123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing special here. Some decent views but only at sunset or sunrise. Can only swim in designated areas because of the weeds in the lake. Some good fruits and vegetables can be purchased along the roads.

Thank Dallas L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on the Tuktuk peninsula on the island. It's a bit dead in the summer time, but if you just want to relax, this is the place. Rent motorbikes if you want to get around easily, or get out and see the other parts...More

Thank pfilaber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This morning, we cruise Lake Toba to visit the Ambarita Village and Tomok Village in the Samosir Island. This is really cool lake, beautiful scenery and so calm.

1  Thank yfylou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every angle from side to side, either east, west, north, south and Top side, always giving you a wonderful view. Perhap a lot of people known Parapat as Tourist Destination since colonial era, but other places surround Lake Toba will giving you another surprise like...More

Thank 11fael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its really beautiful Lake. If you need a place to embrace yourself, go to Danau Toba. You can feel how amazin the view, only by sipping a cup of coffee and look to the lake. The people there also very friendly, the talk loud, but...More

Thank tiny2016
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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 13 August 2017 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 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
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17 September 2017|
Response from canra t | Reviewed this property |
1night parapat and 2night at samosir island..
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7 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 Pete O | Reviewed this property |
A group taxi- we got one at airport- arived at 2 amin morn😘