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Karo Highland Tour with view over Lake Toba

Tour listed by Smailing DMC Bali
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ACTIVITY SUMMARY

Medan - Karo Highland - Berastagi - Tongging Hill for viewing Lake Toba - Sipiso Piso waterfall.

ACTIVITY DETAILS

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

Average Tour duration (minimum booking): 10 hours
What is included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Private air-conditioned transportation- Hotel pick-up and drop off within Medan city- English-speaking guide (other language is subject to surcharge and availability)- Entrance and parking fees- Bottled water and wet tissue- Lunch
What is NOT included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Food, drinks other than mentioned- Items of personal nature ( tipping, souvenir)- Other services not clearly indicated in the inclusions.
Tour Category:
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Languages Spoken by Host:
English
Spanish
Chinese
Arabic
Hindi
Portuguese
German
French
Russian
Japanese
Turkish
Greek
Polish
Ukrainian
Tamil
Punjabi
Telugu
Ideal for:
Families
Couples
Singles
Wheelchair Accessible
Special rules or restrictions, if any: Confirmation will be received at time of booking- Children must be accompanied by an adult- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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