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EXOTIC LAKE TOBA

4D/3N EXOTIC LAKE TOBA

Tour code : INSUM 2

Day 1 : Arrival Medan – Berastagi

Pick up from airport and citytour visiting the sultan palace of Malay Deli-Maimoon, colorful Buddhist temple vihara Gunung Timur and black-domed grand mosque Almashum built in 1906 by Dutch architect. Then, drive to the cool and pleasant highland town of Berastagi situated on the Karo Batak, one of the six Batk tribes that inhabit the province of North Sumatra. Before arriving at hotel, stop and wander around local fruit market.     ( Travel time approximately 2 hours drive )

Day 2 : Berastagi – Lake Toba / Samosir Island

Scenic drive to lake toba, one of the deepest and largest crater lake in the world with stop at Dokan, a small Batak Karo village with a number of traditional houses still being inhabited where eight families live in together in each house and you can have a look inside. Second stop at sipiso piso waterfall located at the edge of lake toba. Next stop at Pematang Purba, the sight of the former palace ( Long House ) of king batak simalungun. The building is not inhabited anymore but the sigh will give you a good idea of how the king used to live. From Pematamng Purba you will continue your way following a small road ( sometime in bad condition ) to prapat , a resort town on shore of lake toba. Upon arrival across onboard (by public boat) to samosir island where you will stay for two nights. The boat will probably stops several times to drop other passengers. You will be dropped right in front of your hotel. ( Travel time approximately 5 hours drive + 45 minutes boat ride )

Day 3 : Discover Samosir

Today you will explore the natural beauty and cultural aspect of batak toba. You will visit ambarita where the remnant megalithic culture of batak toba lies in front of wooden traditional houses. Continue to Simanindo to see the folkdance performed by the villager. Here you also can visit a museum built in typical batak style. On returning to hotel visiting tomok village with its very old and nicely decorated sarchopagus.

Day 4 : Samosir Island – Medan Airport

Across back onboard (by public boat) to parapat and return to medan passing by town of pematang siantar with its vast view of oilpalm and rubber plantation. Upon arrival direct transfer to airport for your onward flight.    ( Travel time approximately 45 minutes boat ride + 5 hours drive )

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