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“a wonderful island with volcano”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Toba

Lake Toba
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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Tokyo, Japan
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“a wonderful island with volcano”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

an island that let you totally free of stress and far our self from the busy life in the city.
wonderful villas, ride horse, swim and the picture of volcano with the non stop thick fireworking.....

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Wilfred W
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“Great place for relax trip”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lake Toba - Brastagi - Medan for 4 days 3 night. Overall the trip is satisfaction. The distance to another place take about 3 hours with small road. Luckly we met a good skill and patient driver. The wheather for samosir island and brastagi was nice and cool but medan is hot and jam everyway. When my return to this place, ill choose o ly samosir and brastagi.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank travjiin
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Semarang, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Tobatransporter with Hwan Lin Low from Malaysia”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We r very grateful yo Pak Zul from Tobatransporter, thanks for assign him to us, make our trip become so wonderful, fruitful n unforgettable.

This is how helpful he is:
1. Good time management
*we managed to get in the ferry to samosir, not much waiting time.
* he knows well all the ferry timetable to n fr samosir island. We managed to take the earliest ferry to parapat. He asked us to check out hotel by 6am.
* all the places r all covered.

2. Knowledgable
* he knows good places to take photos. He brought us to places which r not included in the itinerary Like Simaranrunjung etc.
*willing to share any info whatever he knows.

3. Helpful
* we hv booked HotelPandu Lakeside, but there was no water. He helped us to find another hotel which is money value n nice.
* he picked up us to hiking place at as early as 4.00am which made him not enough sleep.

4. Responsible
* good care taker to all our family member especially to elder n kids.

5. proactive
* helped to contact Smiley the hiking tour guide at the 1st day upon our arrival.
* willing to provide help even u don't ask for.

We r very blessed to hv him w us for the trip. He was lucky to get back his hp before our leaving. A good person should be blessed also. You r lucky to hv him as he also take cares of other drivers. Sometimes a problem-solver, a consultant etc.

4 Thank Rafatheking
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“Beyond words”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lake Toba was a huge and beautiful volcanic lake. There were many islands and big mountain around there. It's even beautiful watching from the hill side road. I was stunned when I first saw it. The water was crystal clear. I cruised around and hopped on Samosir island. You will see and feel how huge and powerful of the nature. The weather was fine and cold. I love it!! You should visited there. It's worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Pajaree W
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Medan, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The most magnificient Lake in the World”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lake Toba is the largest Tectonic Lake in the world. Undoubtedly, its amazing views will captivate your longing & curiousity to visit it. It's 4 hours drive from Medan. You will be spoiled with unspoken beauty of the bukit barisan (chained hills) along the way, then finally crazy of taking photos, even crossing it by the local boat available ....
For further challenges, it is recommended to hire a local guide to lead u to many other great tourist attractions nearby

Visited July 2014
5 Thank saptariwibowo2014
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