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Sumatra Lake Toba and Mount Sibayak

For a long weekend getaway, this active sightseeing tour of North Sumatra is highly recommended.  Providing a refreshing perspective of nature and a taste of mountain hiking in Indonesia, it's the prefect introduction to "Adventure Indonesia". 

The first major highlight of this trip is Danau (Lake) Toba which is the largest lake in Southeast Asia, covering an area of 1707 sq km.  Located in its center is Samosir Island which is the center of the Batak Toba culture and here we can visit the local villages to see their traditional roofed houses, ancient royal stone tomb, ancient institutes such as the royal house & court house as well as the executionary ground. This is also a great place to practice your bargaining skills if you want to buy local-made souvenirs! Enjoy the warm, laid-back ambience that is characteristic of the island and its people.

Our next highlight is Brastagi Highland and the bonuses are the interesting stops en route: Simarjarunjung Hill, a lovely viewpoint where you can relax and feast your eyes on the magnificent views of greater part of Lake Toba; the magnificent Sipiso Piso Falls with its fantastic stream of water plunging 120m from the side of a cave of the Lake Toba caldera - the highest waterfall in North Sumatra; and Tongging with its finger-clicking camera view of Lake Toba from its top. 

Our last highlight literally bring us to a high as we take a hike up to Mt. Sibayak at 2212m asl, a stratovolcano overlooking the town of Brastagi.  Worry not as it is an easy hike to the outer rim where you can enjoy the some great views and the solitude.  

After our uplifting tour of sights, mind and soul, we're again back to Medan where we can explore some of its interesting local sights before catching our flight home !

Highlights

  • Island of Samosir at the heart of Lake Toba, and immerse in its rich cultural heritage
  • Hill town of Brastagi for stunning view points of Lake Toba
  • Sipisopiso Falls, the thundering beauty of a waterfall cascading down from 120m
  • Trek Mount Sibayak, a popular stratovolcano overlooking Brastagi
Included

  • All airport transfers and local transport in private vehicle.
  • Full accommodation arrangement
  • All meals as indicated
  • Sightseeing tours and hiking as indicated

Excluded

  • 2-way international airfares between Singapore & Medan (north Sumatra, Indonesia)
  • All airport taxes & surcharges
  • All meals except those indicated
  • Personal trekking wear & gear ( eg. baselayers, waterproofs )
  • Tipping & gratuities to guide & local staff
  • Personal travel insurance, pre-trip medical immunizations
  • All expenses of a personal nature

Duration : 4 days
 
Maximum Altitude : 2212-m Mount Sibayak Summit
 
Grading :
 
Best Season : Apr - Nov
Peak Season* : May-Sep
 
Group Size : Min 2 persons
 
Group Size
4 Days
07 - 10 persons  
04 - 06 persons  
02 - 03 persons  
   

* Surcharge applies during peak season.

  • Return international airfare can be arranged on behalf.


Day 1

Arrival Medan - Parapat
Upon arrival, transfer to Parapat via Kota Pematang Siantar – 2nd largest city in North Sumatra - a 4-hour journey passing through scenic rubber and palm oil plantations.  Overnight local hotel. (D)

Day 2

Lake Toba - Samosir Island Discovery - Sipiso Piso Falls & Tongging - Brastagi Highland
Morning ferry trip to Samosir Island and visit local Batak Tobanese cuture village where we can find good bargains of souvernirs.  Next we travel to the Brastagi Highlands where enroute we visit several sightseeing spots; at Simarjarunjung where we can stop to relax & enjoy the remarkable view of nature; at Sipiso Piso Falls for its splendid 120m stream of waterfall and lastly, at Tongging for a great view of Lake Toba from the top.  Overnight at Brastagi Highlands.  (B/L/D)  

Day 3

Mount Sibayak Hike - Medan
Early morning hike up to the top of Mount Sibayak where we can have a great view of Brastagi town.  After our workout, we drive back to Medan.  (B/L/D)

Day 4

Medan - Departure
Morning city tour of Medan with visit to the local traditional market where we can find fantastic bargains on souvenirs.  Free time to explore the trendy "Merdeka Walk" with its popular cafes and local food favourites.  Late afternoon or evening transfer to airport for departure flight home.

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