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Sep 10, 2017
“You can't go to the volcano because it's active”
Sep 8, 2017
“How to get to Sinabung's redzone”
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

There are many places to view the volcano from. There's a hiil park in Berastagi which provides a great view of the area around Sinabung and the volcano

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dallas L
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Renting a scooter is by far the easiest option. There is a place next to the Sibayak Cafe (you cannot miss the gigantic sign) in the centre of Berastagi where you can rent them. By scooter there are two places I recommend you to go...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Guess I had sheer bad luck. Started raining heavily as I reached the viewing deck for Mount Sinabung. Heavy rain + Mist rendered visibility to near zero. Could not see the volcano.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rohan F
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

-Place from where u can have a plenty of beautiful photo of active volcanic mountain -Caution !! Drive slow in ths area. Else enjoy the weather and the nature -Do wear mask to cover your face -Be safe n enjoy ur thrilling time 😉

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Harry199123
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Worth the travel , a sight not to be missed! We were from lake toba heading to brastagi to view the mountain. The journey was long , road is narrow with many sharp corners. Nevertheless it is worth the journey! Nice panoramic view.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ZiahOmarO
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We went until the last point were we cannot pass it by the renjer due to the active volcano. It was breath taking to watch the volcano erupt in front of our eyes at a near location. We saw a village near to the volcano...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank RuffusAdam
Reviewed March 23, 2016

I went there on my motorbike so i am not sure but i think there are becaks that go near. Just ask at losman subayak etc. Amazing. Thought it did explode when i was there. Which was something that i will never forget. People have...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank markmedan
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

The better views are at dawn and dusk because of the haze. We returned and saw it puffing away and on the drive down saw a significant eruption which was very exciting.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank publiceye
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

End of July 15 trip to Berastagi, Toba Lake and Medan. Our driver took us very close to the active Sinabung volcano. We visited the areas where villagers had already moved away as too dangerous to stay. But noticed there was still farming going on....More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Chongers
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I did this trek on half-day trip with light shower along the way to crater of mount sibayak with experienced local tourguide, Mr. Elvin. On the slippery trail alternating with paved trail with concrete, the rubber shoes was best recommended for this trek. Be prepared...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank jajavalB
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Sefc L
August 1, 2015|
Response from canra t |
so far medan town safe to visit.. starting from 2010 mt.sinabung erupted but not dangerius to travel around berastagi town..