Bali - Lake Toba
Lake Toba is one of the awesome natural wonders of the world. This enormous crater lake has an island almost the size of Singapore in its centre. At over 1,145 square km, and a depth of 450 meters, Lake Toba is actually more like an ocean. This is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the deepest lakes in the world. Toba is a place to come and sit back, relax and absorb some beautiful pristine scenery. As you sit and take in the view of the picturesque mountains set against the cool clear lake, you will feel the worries of the world melt away. As the lake sits 900 meters above sea level there is a cooler climate here making a refreshing break from the heat, humidity and pollution of the city
Day 1, KNO AIRPORT – MEDAN – BUKIT LAWANG (L/D)
Arrival at Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra. Short city tour in Medan visiting Maimun Palace, Masjid Raya Medan, Sri Mariaman Temple and Vihara Gunung Timur. Proceed to Bukit Lawang. The trip takes 3 hours crossing the palm and rubber plantation.
Dinner and overnight at a Hotel in Bukit Lawang, Bahorok
Day 2, BUKIT LAWANG – BERASTAGI (B/L/D)
In the morning visiting Bahorok forest and watch the the activity of feeding Orang Utan Sumatera. After lunch continue to Berastagi crossing the winding road. On the way stop will be made at Pagoda Swedaghon Taman Lumbini Berastagi.
Dinner and overnight at a Hotel in Berastagi
Day 3, BERASTAGI – TAMAN SIMALEM RESORT – SIMARJARUNJUNG – PARAPAT (B/L/D)
After breakfast depart to Bukit Gundaling to see beautiful scenery of Berastagi City. From the top of Bukit Gundaling, you can see Mount Sinabung and Sibayak from 7km away. Next stop will be made at Berastagi traditional market to see various flowers, vegetables and fresh fruits. Proceed to Taman Simalem Resort via Kabanjahe. On the way we can see organic plantations, Sidikalang premium coffee making and enjoy beautiful panorama of Lake Toba from the north side. After lunch continue to Lake Toba, Parapat, via Simarjarunjung. Stop will be made at Sipiso-piso Waterfall and Bukit Indah Simarjarunjung to enjoy ginger tea and Simalungun fried bananas.
Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Parapat
Day 4, PARAPAT – SAMOSIR – SIANTAR – MEDAN (B/L/D)
After breakfast we will go to Parapat Port to cross Samosir Island by boat. At Samosir we will visit Tomok Village and reveal the mistery of the tomb of King Sidabutar and the legend of Anting Melala Princess. On the way we can see Sigale-gale dance performance (personal expense). It is one of traditional dance in Samosir. Sigale – gale is a wooden doll that can dance to the accompaniment of traditional Batak music. Next,
hunt for souvenirs at Tomok Traditional Market. Back to the boat and cross to Parapat for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Medan via Siantar
passing rubber plantations. In the evening arrive in Medan.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5, HOTEL – AIRPORT (B)
Free time until you are transferred to the airport. On the way to the airport we can stop at Noerlen to see the process of making original
marquisa syrup using traditional equipment. Leaving Medan for next destination