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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Took a guided tour with Mr Mike (+62 821-6067-1730). He was really friendly, helped us a lot when communicating with locals at attractions and restaurants. He was also familiar with most of the attractions and food places in Berastagi and Lake Toba so we were able to get many recommendations from him. Many of the activities are quite physically demanding though, will recommend for younger or more active groups :)

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Linna W
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Indonesia is not often thought of for its tourist locations, with exception of Bali which so many tourist have trashed over the years, but it has so many gems and Lake Toba in Selingit, Java is one such example. It’s a startlingly beautiful lake formed from heavy rainfall in a dormant volcano. The Indonesians have started to see the benefit and there are many great tourist hotels here, though I didn’t get the pleasure of staying in one. Food is great, scenery is great and the monkeys are funny.
The big issue for the region is the state of the roads and the traffic congestion. This area could be the St Tropez of Sth East Asia if the government got the roads sorted. Definitely one to explore but be patient.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dawcom
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

A very nice place for short vacation!
From Silangit airport, take taxi - 400k per car but u may share with other tourists.
About 2.5hours from airport to parapat jetty due to slow traffic.
Then take a boat 20k per person and they will send you to the nearest jetty at your hotel.

Just rent an eco powerful scooter around 100-120k rupiah for 1 day including full tank petrol. then took about 7hours for 1 complete a round of lake toba. A breathtaking view from the top of mountain. Chilling and breezing

Happy holiday!! Enjoyyy

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nurulhumairamn
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Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

We motorbikes around Lake Toba. It is a stunning place and a must visit if in North Sumatra. Like most of Sumatra however it is let down by litter. Local Indonesians will throw it out of cars, off boats and on the street without any understanding. More education needs to be given. Please consider your use of single use plastics when in the area.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alex K
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

Lake Toba is not commercialized, and very raw in its beauty. This makes it such a beautiful sight in nature, It vastness is amazing and ideal for just relaxing around it, or in some cases in it (if you swim and take cool dips in lake waters, which we did and was AMAZING)

Date of experience: July 2019
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