Lake Toba and Samosir Island
Trip Start May 17, 2007
1Trip End May 20, 2007
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We flight from Banda Aceh to Medan in the morning, after that we have rent car from Polonia, Medan Airport and go to Parapat, the town so close with Lake Toba. We need more than 4 hours by car to get our destination, Lake Toba. In Tiga Raja harbour we take ferry to Samosir Island, they have two destination for some ferries, to go to Tomok Village or Tuk Tuk Village in Samosir Island. We choose to go to Tuk Tuk because at that place they have many choices for hotel and homestay, prefer that Tomok. So please don' forget to tell the ferryman the name of place which you will be stay, he will drop you off at the nearest quay.
So we droped at Romlan's, one of my favorite homestay at Toba. After we rest one night at this homestay without do nothing, just saw beautiful lake overview, in early morning we have continue our trip. It's not easy to get some rent car ini here, if you get it, the price sometimes so expensive. You can rent motorbike or bycicle in this place and that prefer than rent a car.
Biking to Tomok, 6 km from Tuk-Tuk, we can saw stone sarcopagus of Raja Sidabutar, the chief of the first tribe to migrate to this Island. In Tomok wen can also bought some Batak's souvenirs. The handy crafts market could found in this area, although the products was not on best quality.