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“tuk tuk” (62 reviews)
“samosir island” (133 reviews)
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20217, Indonesia
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"tuk tuk"
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"samosir island"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"nice view"
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"couple of days"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having recently tragedy,boat sunk which claimed hundreds of live lost made the place was kind of empty,less crowded but there're still too many shop's surrounding the lake it self.I took a 3 days tour around north sumatra which include 1 night at lake toba,short trip...More

Thank Kitchen21
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Reviewed 1 week ago

there is no doubt for its beauty... there is always a new way to enjoy this beautiful lake. one of the best way is from Samosir Island.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful trip for 5 days by visiting Lake Toba and Brastagi highland last week, arranged by Fun Sumatra. Tour was perfect with driver Mr. Basri. He is so carefully driving and fun. Lake Toba was amazing with its local nice people as...More

1  Thank lauraken707
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Lake toba will always have special place in my heart. The nature is just amazing. The largest lake in Indonesia. Been there so many times and I never get bored of it. The locals just need to take care of the environment around the...More

4  Thank _novasinaga94
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

My amazing first time 12 day experience in Indonesia. A 5 night stay on Lake Toba was wonderful. Our tour lady Albertina expertly co-ordinated and guided our small group around one of the UNESCO heritage listed Biosphere regions of Nth Sumatra. Up close and personal...More

4  Thank Shirley J
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Its a beautiful lake, scenery is great for photos, but you wouldn't want to spend more than 2-3 nights here. There is nothing much to do or see and it takes forever to drive anywhere. The waterfall was a huge disappointment having paid a lot...More

Thank shopaholickk
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Did not expect such a scenic place in Indonesia and weather was pretty cooling there. Stayed 2 nights at Samosir Island and the view of Lake Toba never leaves us. Lake is blue and clean as we went on some water activities the 2nd day....More

1  Thank fiocwl
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Lake Toba is a lake formed by volcanic volcanic activity including Super Vulcan, which is Mount Toba located in North Sumatra Province, Indonesia. The eruption of Mount Toba is estimated to occur about 73,000 to 75,000 years ago. To reach the island of Samosir visitors...More

1  Thank Dhea S
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

The lake itself is insanely huge and it's hard to imagine how it was once a supervolcano and instead of water, it's filled with lava. The breeze in the middle of the lake is really cool and the views of the hills surrounding it makes...More

1  Thank Mary S
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Just never thought the lake is very big! The panorama is great, the food also great. The hotel where we stay is really near the lake, so it is a gokd experience for me and my family

Thank Ririn S
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FloSF
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Shirley J | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, sorry about the delay in answering, Yes you can get to Lake Toba but not direct, it would necessitate some travel from Medan by road. The road is very good but not really close, and a ferry from Prapat (about half... More
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Mike Y
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Esther R | Reviewed this property |
its ok if no traffic jam from Medan - Parapat (ferry)
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Mike Y
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Rakesh P | Reviewed this property |
I guess you are looking to stay at Tuk Tuk on Samosir island. last ferry to tuk tuk is at around 7 pm so better to book at parapat and stay overnight. Besides ferry ride in daytime will be more intresting, do keep some warm... More
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