Do you love volcanoes villages and lakes?? Come on our 6 Day Sumatra Volcanoes Villages and Lakes. Berastagi and Lake Toba
Itinerary 6 Days 5 Nights. Volcanoes Villages and Lakes. Berastagi and Lake Toba
Fitness level easy
DAY 1. Pick up from airport Kuala Namu or Medan accommodation. Drive to Brastagi. 4-5 hour drive with stops along the way. Relax on arrival or explore the surrounds. Accom Brastagi.
DAY 2. Spend the day visiting the flower and fruit markets. Sightseeing and lookout to Sinabung Volcano, hotsprings and Buddist Temple. You can also do an optional sunrise climb of Sibayak volcano 4 hour trek (extra cost $45AUD pp min 2). Accommodation Berastagi.
DAY 3. Travel to Lake Toba, sightseeing on the way, stopping at the magnificent Sipiso Piso waterfall en route. Visit a traditional Batak house and village on the way (Raja Kerajaan Purba). Arrive at Parapat and take the ferry to Samosir Island. Accommodation Lake Toba.
DAY 4 & 5. Lake Toba. Visit local Batak king's residence (Raja Siallagan). Choose what you would like to do for the rest of the day (at your cost) walk around the local village or lake, hire a bicycle, or just chill out by the lake. Car & driver available for your use. Accom Lake Toba.
DAY 6. Leave Lake Toba drive to Medan Kuala Namu airport or Medan accommodation.
Situated in the Karo highlands Brastagi has a pleasantly cool climate.
If you are feeling active our guide will accompany you on a 3 hour trek to the top of Sibayak volcano from where you can take in stunning views of the surrounding countryside. After a 2 hour trek to the base you can relax in the soothing hot springs.
We recommend a day to spend looking around the famous local fruit and flower markets The local markets are swarming with activity and scenes from traditional Karo life. You could also enjoy a horse ride or explore the local Batak Karo villages and traditional houses.
Lake Toba is one of Sumatra’s main attractions. It is the world’s largest crater lake and is one of the most idyllic spots in Southeast Asia.
The lake is among the deepest crater lakes in the world. It rests in the crater of one of Sumatra 's many volcanoes. With a surface area of 1130 km2, it is100 kms long, 30 kms wide and 500 m deep. Beaches are lined with pine trees. The climate is cool and dry and steep, scenic mountain slopes surround the lake.
Samosir Island is the lake's real attraction. The island is slightly smaller than Singapore and is the ancestral home of Sumatra's Toba Batak people. Batak culture, arts and crafts in themselves are an attraction for the region. Samosir Island also provides some excellent trails and paths for trekking and day hikes or you can take a relaxing boat trip around the island. Swimming is another popular option