"Kick back and meet the Toba people!" Top 5 Page for this destination Danau Toba by Bonobo2005

Danau Toba Travel Guide: 133 reviews and 479 photos

Lake Toba is great for doing nothing, lie in your hammock, read a book or watch a video, go for a swim and enjoy the luxury of Tuk Tuk, where you find an abundance of cool places to stay, to eat, libraries, internet, bars, prostitutes, drugs, videorooms, shops etc.etc.

If this is all a little too much for you, to experience the beauty of Lake Toba you're not obliged to stay in Tuk Tuk at all, since there are a lot of quiet and remote places to stay on the rest of the island as well!

But the nicest thing to do, in my opinion, is to pull on your hiking boots and expore the traditional Batak Toba villages to meet the friendly peolple on Pulau Samosir...

  • Last visit to Danau Toba: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 26, 2003
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2004 at 5:17 AM

    Beautiful page! Those houses really are something else and the people seem to be so friendly! It must have been nice to lay in that hammock - no computers, no work....!

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2004 at 2:00 PM

    Great page! Sounds like a fun trek, The hammock looks comfy! Beautiful photos! :o)

  • ExGuyParis's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2004 at 8:32 AM

    Your pictures of the people are fantastic!

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2004 at 5:32 AM

    I love pictures of local peoples showing their culture and lifestyles. Great job.

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2004 at 6:05 AM

    Stay at Pulau Samosir is nice!!!! Last year we celebrate new year's eve there too :)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2004 at 11:33 AM

    Wow, you're photos are beautiful! Like always I have to say! Wonderful page again, you have seen so many beautiful spots. Hahaha, and I am jealous of that hammock, lol, seems like paradise to me! :-))

  • joks's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2003 at 3:01 AM

    hoe haat het. beautiful pictures. I spent my childhood vacations in danau toba!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2003 at 9:31 AM

    excellent photography !

  • jide08's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2003 at 1:39 AM

    Great trip. I like the teacher and pupils story.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2003 at 12:18 PM

    Hi Bo, this looks like the place for me, what a paradice.

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