Let’s get acquainted to North Sumatera and Its Destinations
Lake Toba Tour – Get acquainted to North Sumatra and Its Destinations – North Sumatera is a province in Indonesia that is located in the north side of the Sumatera Island. This province is also known as one of the biggest provinces in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya.
This province has a lot of interesting destinations that you can visit. You can find various kinds of attractions such as nature, culture, history up to the delicious culinary.
The Best and Famous Destinations in North Sumatera
You can get all of those things in the North Sumatera. If you want to visit this amazing province, below we are already made some recommendations of the destinations to visit in the North Sumatera.
1. Lake Toba
Lake Toba is maybe the most famous lake in Indonesia. In addition, this lake is also known as the biggest volcanic lake and also the widest in Indonesia. That is why; this condition and popularity makes Lake Toba is always visited by a lot of people every day.
If you come to this lake, you will be able to watch the wide lake view with some mountains or hills surround. It means that you can get the beautiful combination of the blue sky and the green nature.
Besides enjoying the scenery, there are some destination spots that you can visit that lake like cycling around the village, visiting some historical sites, see the local people houses and many more again.
2. Samosir Island
Samosir Island is the volcanic island that is located in the middle of the Lake Toba. This island is 1000 meters above sea level. In addition, the Samosir Island is for about 647 km2 wide.
What you can do on that island is that learning and knowing more about the culture and history of the Batak Race. For the example, you can come to Siallan that is located in the Ambarita Village and visit the Suhi Village too that is located near the Tomok harbor.
In the Suhi Village, you can see how the traditional clothing, ulos, is made. For your information, to make the ‘ulos’ is so difficult and needs a long time to finish it. To reach this island you can use the boat that is available in Lake Toba.
3. Bukit Lawang
Bukit Lawang is located about 90 kilometers northwest of Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, and at the south of the Mount Leuseur National Park. It is a gateway to the legendary Sumatran jungle with it’s steep slippery terrain and muddy slopes. Exploring the jungle here is a true adventure. Trek through the breathtakingly thick jungle and be transported into to new world.
To Get There
From Medan use a car or a bus to get to Bukit Lawang. Buses depart frequently from Pinang Baris bus terminals (located at Jalan Gatot Subroto). The trip takes around 3 hours. If you are traveling in a group or want something more convenient instead of the public bus, you can rent a car with arranged trips through most of the main tourist destinations.
Let’s visit Tangkahan, Tangkahan is a small village on the border of Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra. It is situated at the junction of 2 rivers, the Buluh River and the Batang River. Tangkahan specialises in eco-tourism activities like jungle trekking and Elephant trekking. It is the perfect place to get off the beaten track, but still have access to nice food and comfortable bungalows. Tangkahan is an interesting place in many ways. Interesting for what it has to offer and an interesting background. The elephants, the jungle, and the clean rivers are obvious attractions.
The HIDDEN PARADISE IN SUMATRA. the another name of Tangkahan It is definitely hidden and for many a paradise. It is the perfect place to get off the beaten track, but still have access to nice food and comfortable bungalows. Tangkahan is an interesting place in many ways.
Berastagi, a tourist town, is another lovely town located in Karo highlands. The town is known for its plantations and various kinds of flowers, vegetables and fruit, most famous which is Marquisa passion fruit. It’s 66 km southwest of Medan and is 4.594 feet above sea level. There is a pleasant colonial-style hotel with a golf course. Other new hotels can also be found. From Gundaling Hill a clear view of Mt. Sibayak and Mt. Sinabung volcanoes can be seen.
From this city, the visitors will enjoy charming scenery to the active mountainside, which are Sibayak Mountain and Sinabung Mountain. To climb Sibayak Mountain require at least 3 hours trip and we could enjoy pretty scenery in these mountains or 3 to 4 hours trip in the forest to see the nature wealth inside, for both the flora and the fauna around this forest.
The atmosphere of green nature from the reflection of the trees from the slope of Rangkap Sibayak Mountain (well known as Sibayak mountain) made the Berastagi city had flooded by tourists. The hill line along with the agricultural field, are always ready to refresh its visitor’s eyes. Berastagi which rich with agro-industries became the appropriate choice for recreation spot other than Toba Lake and Samosir Island, which has become a trademark of North Sumatra.
6. 2 Actives Volcano
North Sumatra is not only has nature, lakes, seas, flora and fauna but also a place where yo can find 2 actives volcano Mount Siabayak and Sinabung. This 2 actives volcone are near to the Berastagi town, and oftenly visited by many tourist.
For you who want to see on of this volcano you can see from Berastagi town without do hiking just go to Gundaling Hill than you will see the Siabayak volcano
However, if you want to visit all best destinations of North Sumatra, many travel agency in Medan that can offer you the packages to visit all the toursits destinations above. Or you can see the populer of North Sumatra tour packages in this link https://www.laketobatour.com/tour
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