In this tour you have the chance to see Lake Toba, the world’s largest crater lake, with its unique Batak culture. On Samosir Island a discovery tour will take you to unspoilt areas with many indigenous plants where you can also learn about traditional coffee growing techniques.
Day 1: Bukit Lawang/Medan - Lake Toba
Overland transfer (air-con car or minibus) from Bukit Lawang to Lake Toba (1-day tour/9 hours/on Fridays only!): Along the way you stop at several places in the Karo Highlands: the famous fruit market in Berastagi, a traditional Batak Karo Village and the Sipiso-Piso Waterfall: includes driver, petrol, all entrance fees on the way, take-away snacks & drinks, boat tickets (one way!) from Parapat Harbour to Samosir Island.
Starts at 07:00 am. Check in to your hotel on Samosir Island: Tabo Cottages, Junior Suite, bathroom with western toilet and hot water shower, fan, balcony with garden/lake view, breakfast.
Day 2: Toba Dicovery Tour
This off road adventure will give you a memorable experience of the unspoiled part of this island along with great highland views over Lake Toba. You will discover the simple local lifestyle in a traditional Toba Batak Village. And you will return with impressions of unique Batak architecture, coffee growing techniques and vistas of indigenous plants: includes English speaking guide, driver, car, lunch picnic.
Starts at 10:00 am. Stay another night on Samosir Island: Tabo Cottages, Junior Suite, bathroom with western toilet and hot water shower, fan, balcony with garden/lake view, breakfast.
Day 3: Samosir Island
Spend your day winding down on Samosir Island swimming, relaxing and just enjoying the beautiful scenery or why not try and explore again the island? Don’t miss a traditional Batak Dance at the cultural center in Simanindo and the hisoric Batak king’s residence at Ambarita.
Our partner Tabo Cottages will love to organize tours around the Lake Toba, if required. You can also rent a motorbike and travel around by yourself. Stay another night on Samosir Island: Tabo Cottages, Junior Suite, bathroom with western toilet and hot water shower, fan, balcony with garden/lake view, breakfast.
Day 4: Samosir - Medan
Pickup at Parapat Harbour and transport by air-con taxi back to your hotel in Medanor to Medan Kuala Namu Airport (6 hours/flight departure not before 17:00 pm) including driver & petrol.
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