Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
If you need a break from the heat in Medan then consider a private day tour to the Brastagi, a welcoming village nestled in the cooler Karo Highlands. This tour offers a glimpse into rural Sumatran life without the hard work of hiring and driving a rental car. You’ll enjoy fresh local passion fruit and travel between a traditional Karo Batak village and the Sipisopiso waterfall, where you can cool down in natural pools, without worrying about navigation.
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Medan between 8am – 9am to begin your drive along the fascinating route through the jungle to the mountain village of Brastagi in the Karo Highlands.
Spend time in Brastagi between 10am – 11am. In Brastagi you can view two active volcanoes, the Sibayak and the Sinabung. Brastagi was around during the colonial times a famous mountain resort because of its pleasant cool climate.
Visit the colorful fruit market Brastagi between 11:15am -11:45am. Brastagi has volcanic fruitful soil which is ideal for growing fruits like passionfruit, mangistan, Solanum Betaceum which is locally called Terong Belanda, oranges and a variety of flowers.
At 11:45am – 12:30pm drive to the traditional village of Dokan to see traditional Karo Dokan houses where people still live. In these traditional houses, named Djambur, 8 families occupy one house. Cattle, pigs and water buffaloes live below the house. You can visit a house and see their way of life.
You will drive to Sipisopiso waterfall between 12:40pm – 1:40pm via beautiful rural scenery of the Karo Batak Highlands. The Sipisopiso is an impressive waterfall flowing into Lake Toba. From here you have beautiful views over the northern part of Lake Toba, the largest Crater Lake in South East Asia.
You will be on the road back to Medan at 2:40pm arriving back at your accommodation by 5:40pm.
Your hotel in Medan or the Kualanamu airport
- Entrance and parking fees
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Food and drinks
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Additional Info :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This is a private tour with a minimum of 2 participants
- If you require a pick up from the Kualanamu Airport please note your flight must arrive before 8am.
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