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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan provided by Tri Jaya - Day Tours

Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan

Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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from £52.70 per adult
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  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34375P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • Entry/Admission - Lake Toba • Entry/Admission - Dokan Batak Village
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Your hotel in Medan or the Kualanamu airport Dates: Daily departure Return point: Your hotel in Medan or the Kualanamu airport
Airports:
Kualanamu International Airport, Jl. Bandara Kuala Namu, Ps. Enam Kuala Namu, Kec. Beringin, Kabupaten Deli Serdang, Sumatera Utara 20553, Indonesia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • Entry/Admission - Lake Toba • Entry/Admission - Dokan Batak Village
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Your hotel in Medan or the Kualanamu airport Dates: Daily departure Return point: Your hotel in Medan or the Kualanamu airport
Airports:
Kualanamu International Airport, Jl. Bandara Kuala Namu, Ps. Enam Kuala Namu, Kec. Beringin, Kabupaten Deli Serdang, Sumatera Utara 20553, Indonesia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This is a private tour with a minimum of 2 participants
If you require a pick up from the Kualanamu Airport please note your flight must arrive before 8am.
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Rose57singapore
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Excellent Day Tour
Feb 2020
Really interesting day trip from Medan, lots to see and experience in the surrounding countryside. Great views of the volcanos and Lake Toma, and fascinating to see something of village life. Mr Erwan was an excellent, safe, driver and guide.
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dwiredjane
1 contribution
Well - planned itinerary and superb hosting 😄
It was a last minute planned getaway for me and my family of 7 on last Christmas. I chanced upon Tri Jaya Tours and liaise with Diana ; whom was super friendly and understood my family needs. I travelled with my niece (3 yo and my in laws who were about 70 yrs old) She gave me some useful insights on Medan which was extremely helpful. On the day of arrival ; we were greeted by our awesome driver ; Dedi who was undoubtedly knowledgeable , kind and accomodating. We wanted to taste Medan's local cuisine as soon as we landed and he brought us to a fancy restaurant with a good spread which was a reasonable pricing. Afterwards, our journey commence to Lake Toba and the journey was undeniably enervating and long but Dedi humoured us with his local folklore and was also kind enough to make stop pits for us at any time... + Lake Toba was serene and gorgeous. The journey was worth it ♥️ 2 days afterwards, me and my two teenage daughters aged 11 and 13 climbed up Mount Sibayak to catch the morning sunrise. We had engaged Tri Jaya services again for the outing and of course with Dedi again as our driver. He picked us up punctually at 2.30am local time at the hotel lobby as promised. Though it was very much pre dawn, Dedi's driving skills did not falter. He was careful and was very much alert. Fast forward, we were half dead after our ascend up Mount Sibayak ( but again definitely worth the sweat and pain 😄) - Dedi brought us to a small quaint eatery for lunch. Pretty! The day lead on with our trip to the local fruit market and we ate yellow tasty local durians. Yummy! In a nutshell, if you intend to visit Medan save yourself the trouble and book yourself with Tri Jaya Tours. Look for Diana (she's the boss!) and ask for Dedi 😄😄
Written 19 January 2020
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Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review. We really appreciate this. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your trip with us. Our best wishes to your family 🌷💐❤️🌸
Written 20 January 2020
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MiraRusali
2 contributions
Unforgettable Experience
Dec 2019 • Friends
Highly recommended Day tour if you want to experience outskirt of Medan. Our tour guide Mr Irwan was very knowledgable and accomodating. He is one amusing tour guide to have, always filling the atmosphere with alot of jokes and laughter.

The tour itself involves alot of driving to the places mentioned. The scenery of lake toba and Sipiso piso water fall were breathtaking. If you are physically fit you could take the stairs down to the waterfall and enjoy a dip. Next we went to the batak village, good cultural insight shared about the batak people and how their houses were made with just wood. You could also purchased handmade goods made by the batak people. There were alot of highlights in this trip that I can't pen down with words instead would recommend you guys to come and enjoy it yourself.

The cons, alot of hours spend driving to these places if you don't enjoy car rides probably you would not enjoy this as much.

Feedback to the tour agency, probably the pagoda visit could be change into a visit to the straw berry farm or enjoy a hotspring dip.

Overall, a great experience! Please request for Mr Irwan as he is such a knowledgable and fun tour guide to have. He is the ideal tour guide to have in your trip! Cheers!
Written 18 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your tour with Erwan so much. We also like to thank you for your feedback concerning the program. Management Tri Jaya Tour & Travel
Written 1 January 2020
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Steve Smith
1 contribution
An excellent introduction to Sumatra
Nov 2019
Just a few days in Sumatra and despite it being rainy season, none during the day. Lovely route, especially between Bragasti and Lake Toma. All accommodation was good, travel comfortable in a new Toyota 2.4SUV
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your short trip with us
Written 27 November 2019
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Jol
2 contributions
well-organised 7 days tour with super driver/guide Deddi
Sep 2019
I deliberately chose Travel Agency Tri Jaya for their knowledge of both colonial and touristical Sumatra and I was in no way disappointed. The journey was a good mix of recognising old places and experiëncing new ones. Hotels were all comfortable and clean with very good breakfasts. The Tri Jaya hotel Deli River is a little paradise in the hectic city of Medan.
We had a fantastic driver/guide Deddi. English speaking, driving safely, knowing lots of interesting things about the places we visited and very friendly and helpful.
Written 9 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to read you were in no way disappointed with your tailor made nostalgia tour with Deddy. We are also glad you enjoyed your stay in Hotel Deli River. Management Tri Jaya Tour & Travel and Hotel Deli River.
Written 1 January 2020
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Tyler T
4 contributions
Well organised day tour... Trijaya you have done it good again.
It has been a blessing to have Deddy as our driver😊.
A responsible n dedicated person who not only ensure our safety but also brought additional fun to our family vacation.
When we were conversing about traditional Medan kueh lapis, we were pleasantly surprised to see him going the extra mile buying a pack for us to try. In addition, when we saw durians during the journey n asked about durians in Indonesia, he asked if we were interested n brought us to try out indonesian durians volunteerily albeit that he has been driving for few hours from Lake Toba to our hotel.

Total trip lasted 12 hours and covers everything mentioned in the itinerary. The trip with Deddy has brought us much insights to Medan.

Thank you Deddy 😊
Written 27 October 2019
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Dear Tyler, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to know that you and your family had a good time on Sumatra. We are looking forward to welcoming you again with your next trip with us. Kind regards from Tri Jaya team and hotel Deli River
Written 28 October 2019
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Ambassador740843
2 contributions
North Sumatra highlights
Aug 2019
Everything about our tour by Tri Jaya was excellent! In particular, our driver, Dedek, was superb. His driving was very skilful, and he was an excellent guide too. Dedek looked after us very carefully and did his absolute best to make our trip enjoyable. Tri Jaya chose really good accomodation options, and arranged a jungle trek, white water rafting [Top Experience!], climbing SiBayir volcano, a visit to a traditional Batak home, and much more. Our trip was relaxing, totally hassle-free, and utterly fascinating.
Written 14 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kcyeong
AU4 contributions
Great and Well Organized Day Tour
Aug 2019
I booked this tour for my girlfriend and I when we travelled from Malaysia to Medan in August 2019.

Before the trip:
I contacted Tri Jaya day tours and two other vendors in regards to a day trip to Lake Toba. Diana from Tri Jaya day tours promptly attended to me and gave me all the detailed information and pricing I needed. For my small requests that I had in regards to adjustment of timing and food this was all accommodated by Diana. The other two vendors did not offer a day tour of the Lake Toba area and were not flexible in their offerings so I ended up booking under Tri Jaya paying an initial deposit.

During the trip:
My girlfriend and I were picked up from our hotel in the morning by a driver named Pandi who spoke acceptable english. Our itinerary consisted of Lumbini Buddhist temple, Gundaling Hills to view the volcanos, Brastagi fruit and vegetable market, Lake Toba observation deck and Sipiso waterfall observation deck. The most memorable being scenic views of the two active volcanoes from Gundaling Hill, breathtaking views of Lake Toba as well Brastagi market which has the most fresh colourful fruit and vegetables I have ever seen. It was a lot of things to do in one day and we ended up reaching back to our hotel around 8pm.

If you are planning on a trip to Lake Toba I would recommend you to spend at least 1 night near the lake area. This tour just provides just the views of the Lake (which is still great) but you don't actually get to go all the way down due to time constraints.

Other than this, it was a very well planned day trip from Tri Jaya. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone else who was in Medan for one day and would recommend you choose to book a tour through Tri Jaya for their professionalism and service.
Written 17 August 2019
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Atiroh S
Singapore, Singapore117 contributions
A memorable trip!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Our driver Pak Tul was very kind and took care of us very well during our stay in Medan for a week. We went Berestagi-Samosir-Medan and he was with us all the way. Bapak was very understanding, esp when my friend fell ill, he took us to the pharmacy to buy medicine. He communicated with the shop person for us since we did not know Bahasa very well.

Overall, i will definitely recommend this tour company to anyone coming to Medan. Thank you very much for the memories, and thank you so much Pak Tul!
Written 15 July 2019
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Aussie
2 contributions
Wonderful, flexible, individual tour
Jul 2019 • Solo
I booked a custom 6 day tour the day before starting. I then extended it because it was so good. I got a driver/guide who spoke good english. Everything was well organized, lots of great suggested things to do that I didn't even realise existed. Up front with costs and told me when I was expected to tip and how much well ahead of time. Really great!
Written 14 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Good and prompt service even for last minute booking! Highly recommended !!
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Highlights are many - Deli River, Lake Toba, Dedi's (our driver) visiting his village - time with our family.
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