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Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
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Amazing view

Very amazing view. Nature lake impressing me. With the mountain around the lake, give a very amazing view especially during sunrise and sunset. Nice, clean and fresh air there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very amazing view. Nature lake impressing me. With the mountain around the lake, give a very amazing view especially during sunrise and sunset. Nice, clean and fresh air there. Have many Halal restaurant for muslim. You can find a cheap lobster there.

Thank Balmohd
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this underrated Lake in Feb 2016.. An hour cruise took us to the lake's center and I was amazed by the historical villages and their history - an outstanding jewel.. enjoyed shopping in their huge bazaar area and eaten lunch using my bare hands.. Rented a bike and strolled the Lake up to the hilltop and the view was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to chill after the sweltering heat of Indonesia! Carolina Cottages you get dropped off on porch on ferry ride from Parapat. Lots of cheap accommodations to choose from in Tuk Tuk. Restaurants Tuk Tuk and Juanitas are great on main road behind Carolinas. Scooter ride on decent road with minimal traffic to far side island for scenery/ hot... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place suitable for those love outdoor activities, vegetation experience, serenity & green environment. The jungle trekking & cool wind plus awesome view from Simalem Resort is superb place to visit. Have fun & go green...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you are flying through Silangit Airport (daytime), choose a windows seat on the right side. You will see a gorgeous aerial view of the Lake and the shore area. From Airport we drove around 30 minutes to Sipinsur, one of Lake Toba sky viewpoints. The view was unreal, very beautiful and grand! The farthest part of the water looks... More 

1 Thank OpaQ
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very beautiful scenery,we can cross the lake to the island by boat or speed boat,when we were looking arround the hills evergreen trees made eyes fresh.visit this lake you will get calmness.

Thank lermayanti
West Sumatra, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The most beautiful lake! This lake is my favourite destination,we can swim,jet skiing,boating etc.Also easy to get an accomodation,Went to The Island by boat could feel the fresh air see arround..unforgetable scenery Come to this lake you will get calmness

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

always makes me speechless and want to comeback again and again, perfect place for want a silent place

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Summary of my 4 days' trip to Medan/Lake Toba with a local tour guide: Day 1 - City tour in Medan. Followed by aromatherapy massage at Gandara Spa (1 and a half hrs - Rp300,000 / S$31) - Good Day 2 - Journey from Medan to Brastagi Highland (2 and a half hrs). Some parts of the road are bumpy.... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful nature landscape, situated quite far from Medan. 5 to 6 hour drive. We travel by avanza, leaving at 10am from Ring Road, we reach about almost 4pm near the jetty. We waited about 1.5 hour for next ferry to Samosir Island. Nothing much to do as the jetty is not a proper establishment. During the travel by car, the... More 

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