Medan - Karo Highland - Berastagi - Tongging Hill for viewing Lake Toba - Sipiso Piso waterfall.
Start the journey to Medan suburb gaining the altitude as you traverse Sembahe, the forested foothills of the Bukit Barisan mountain; through the Nature Reserve of Sibolangit with its pleasant patch of undisturbed rainforest amidst giant ferns & moss - covered trees. Explore the picturesque town of Berastagi, a former hill station of the Dutch colonial era, located on the northern edge of Karo Plateau at 1,300m altitude. Drive up to Gundaling Hill (1.496 M) with a view to the north dominated by the smoking Mt. Sibayak (2.094 m) and further to the west is Mt. Sinabung (2.451 M) and then down southwestern outskirt of Karo highland. The vegetables and fruits farming support the rapidly growing urban population in the low lands. Arrive at Dokan; one of Karonese Batak villages where most traditional houses have multiple decorative gables topped with realistically modeled buffalo heads protecting the occupants from harm. Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue the journey upward on a vastly more scenic back road to Tongging Hill; vantage point for Lake Toba which at over 1,145sq km, and up to a depth of 450 meters in places, looks more like an ocean. It is the world’s largest crater lake as well as the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the deepest in the world. See in some distance; the Sipiso Piso waterfall, which shoots out a cave at the edge of the plateau and plunges 120 m straight down to a small gushing stream below. Return to Medan city.
Note: Price for a child is 58.75 USD