This captivating tour takes you to picturesque Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, and to Samosir Island situated in the middle of the lake. As you visit the villages and traditional markets of the respectful, courteous Batak people and gaze at the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, you are sure to feel a sense of bliss that will stay with you for a long time.
After arriving in Medan, you are driven to Lake Toba and cross by boat to Samosir Island. Here, you visit the uniquely structured Bataknese houses with their distinctive saddle-backed twin-peaked roofs. You also visit the Batak Palace, where the last King reigned until 1949. Over the next two days, you stroll around traditional markets and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of village life. You travel to the small mountain town of Brastagi and learn about the history and culture of the region. On the final day of the tour, you visit the volcanic hot springs and the traditional Lingga Village, and conclude your adventure by dining at Medan’s famous Merdeka Walk.
This delightful tour is sure to become one of your most memorable holidays.
What you will experience
- explore the beautiful surrounds of Lake Toba and Samosir Island
- experience the courtesy of the Bataknese people and their way of life
- learn about the history and culture of the two different regions
- visit volcanic hot springs
- stay in 4 star hotel (upon availability).
Optional Extra Activities
- 1/2 day Medan City Day Tour
- 2 day stay on at Lake Toba to explore at your own pace
- 1/2 day Volcano climb in Berastagi
Discover the adventurer in you when you come on one of our Discovery Tours, which you can take at any time of the year. These classical tours are hosted by our local guides and include an enriching array of activities. The itineraries are flexible and include many magical moments. These tours can be added to other itineraries if you wish to extend your stay.
Level 1: Easy - Immerse!
If your fitness is average, this is the level for you, especially if you just want to relax and participate in activities that are not too strenuous. The activities are optional, and some of them involve trekking in various terrains for 0.5 to 1 kilometre at a time. All you need for this level is good health and a sense of adventure.
Best Time of Year to Travel
During the dry season, from March to September.