Go across lake Toba, one of the deepest and largest volcanic lake in the world. Spend the night on Samosir, one of the largest lake islands. Get acquainted with traditional Batak culture. Explore traditional Batak villages and meet the local. Witness a number of exciting places including Sipiso piso waterfall, long house of Batak Simalungun king and local market.
Day 1 : Arrival in Medan - lake Toba - boat to Samosir island
Upon arrival at Kualanamu airport Medan, direct transfer to lake Toba, one of the deepest and largest crater lake in the world via town of Tebingtinggi and Pematang Siantar. Most of views en-route are plantation of oilpalm, rubber and cocoa. Somewhere afternoon you arrive in Parapat, the main tourist resort that lies on the very shore of lake Toba. From here across the lake by boat to Samosir, a huge volcanic island in the middle of lake Toba. You stay in Tuktuk, a peninsula on the eastern coast of Samosir island.
Note : It is preferable to board a flight to Medan that arrives at 12:00 PM or earlier as it takes 5 hours drive to lake Toba
Day 2 : Samosir island - boat excursion - Berastagi
A-day cruise visiting Ambarita, Samosir's most interesting Batak Toba village. Ambarita is known for its unique ancient courtyard, made up of stone chairs and tables. This courtyard served as a court of justice. Visit Tomok village to see a very old and nicely decorated sarchopagus, the old tomb of Batak king Sidabutar. From Tomok across back to Parapat where your car awaits. Then drive up to Berastagi (1300m). This cool and picturesque hill town is flanked by two active volcanoes Sinabung (2417m) and Sibayak (2172m). It is the homeland of the Batak Karo, one of the six Batak tribes that inhabit the province of North Sumatra. Enroute stops at the long house of king Batak Simalungun “Rumah Bolon” and Sipiso piso waterfall. If time permits visit Dokan, a small Batak Karo village with a number of traditional houses still inhabited by eight families each. Before arriving at hotel stop and wander around local fruit market.
Day 3 : Berastagi - Medan airport
Free at leisure until time to leave for Kualanamu airport.