LAKE TOBA has a variety of amazing tours. Starting from nature tours, shopping tours, traditional tours to other tours that can stimulate adrenaline.
However, please note that the variety of tours in the largest lake in Southeast Asia is mostly still very original and natural.
This of course requires special preparation for a vacation there. But don’t worry, the tours you will get are far more valuable than the budget you spend.
But you still need careful preparation so you don’t get the wrong costume, the wrong time, the wrong place and various other mistakes.
You don’t want it if you have come all the way to North Sumatra but it turns out you have to wait a long time for the trip, can’t join the trip because you wear the wrong clothes, or choose the wrong tourist spot.
Best Lake Toba Tours Tips
Here are 4 tips that you can apply for a trip to Lake Toba so that your vacation is more leverage:
Lake Toba will be very crowded from April to August. This is because it coincides with school holidays in general.
The advantage of taking a vacation at this time is that there are many seasonal traders selling their wares for you.
So you won’t have to bother looking for souvenirs and other essentials while traveling.
But if you don’t want a bustling and boisterous tour, it’s better to avoid these months to go to Lake Toba.
In addition, there are actually many events held by the local community in the Lake Toba area.
This cultural event is usually held once a year. Many traditional ceremonies ranging from dances, rituals to sports and canoe competitions are held there.
Well, these are the times that are usually highly anticipated for a vacation in Lake Toba.
You must find out in advance the date and day so you can enjoy traditional tourism and participate in this annual event.
Tips for choosing transportation
Those of you who are far from across the island of Sumatra or even including parts of South and West Sumatra, it is better to choose a plane as the initial and final transportation.
You will land in Medan, the city closest to Lake Toba which has an airstrip.
If you take the bus, you may spend days to weeks just getting to Medan.
Choose a time to arrive in the morning because it will make it easier for you to find transportation to the terminal and then take the bus to tourist sites.
Choose only express bus to save your trip. Normally you will travel for 4 hours from the city of Medan to Lake Toba.
To save on plane tickets, you can search and book well in advance of your trip.
To save on bus tickets, try to buy them at the counter or at a travel agent at the terminal. Do not buy from brokers around.
In addition to getting expensive tickets, the bus you are taking may not be an express bus. This will make the travel time to the location longer and tedious.
Photographing tips for Lake Toba to make your tours more maximal
You definitely don’t want to miss the beautiful moments while on vacation there, right?
Or you deliberately went to photograph the beauty of the charming landscape of Lake Toba.
Morning or evening, you can get it easily. The golden moment only lasts 15 to 20 minutes. This depends on the layout and time of your vacation.
But what is certain is that the golden moment to take this photo occurs in the morning at 05.30 to 07.00 and in the afternoon at 16.00 – 17.00 WIB.
You can wait for the right moment at that time. When the sun is almost visible or at dusk, you can get the best light.
Green island mounds in the middle of Lake Toba and blue stretches of Lake Toba you can capture in beautiful photos.
Tips for choosing luggage
Most tours around Lake Toba are pristine and natural. Good for you to prepare tourist items that are more backpacker in nature.
Like when visiting the Sipiso Piso waterfall, you will need items that are not much but effective.
Mountain sandals, raincoat, flashlight and a water bottle are must-have equipment.
Because you will be invited to go through extreme and steep roads.
Not infrequently you have to crawl, climb to hang on the side of the road to get to tourist sites. Interesting and challenging right? [*]