Bintantravel.com – Samosir Island in North Sumatra is a very unique island because it is a volcanic island in the middle of Lake Toba. Its height is 1,000 meters above sea level.
This is what makes this island a concern for domestic and foreign tourists. Getting to Samosir Island can be done in the morning by buying ferry tickets for IDR 10,000 per person.
While waiting for the ship’s departure, we can hunt photos around the lake, capturing the beauty and breadth of Lake Toba. Aside from being a tourist spot, it turns out that this lake is the foundation of life for the surrounding community.
Samosir Island, Lake Toba
They use Lake Toba water as the main spring in their daily lives. There are two types of ferries that serve the route to Samosir Island, namely ferries that carry passengers only and ferries that carry four-wheeled vehicles.
During the crossing, Lake toba tour package we will be treated to a beautiful natural view of the lake, blue sky, and cool air. The weather of Lake Toba can even hypnotize visitors so that they feel comfortable lingering here. Cars are a very important means of transportation for families who want to get around the island. In Samosir there is indeed no public transportation.
You must rent a vehicle in the form of a bicycle or motorcycle if you want to take a walk. Motorcycle rental costs between Rp. 70,000 to Rp. 80,000 per day.
Guest Houses Around Lake Toba
On this island there are also inn inns that some do not have telephone numbers. To stay overnight, we can directly book lodging by go show. If the inn is full, we can ask for help from residents or hotel owners to find houses that can be rented as a place to stay.
The inn tariff is around IDR 100,000 – IDR 150,000. Travelers rarely stay in Samosir. However, if you travel on a backpacker basis, when you arrive on Samosir Island you can rent an ojek or spend the night there.
Lakes In Samosir Island
Stone trial Batu persidangan Stone trial Uniquely, this island has lake tourism objects. There are two lakes on the island in the middle of Lake Toba, namely Lake Sidihoni and Aek Natonang.
In addition, this island also offers many other unique cultures and histories. For example, Pusuk Buhit is believed to be the place of origin of the Batak tribe. Interestingly, there is a stone stage here.
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To get an explanation of the stone stage, we can hire local residents as guides. After being satisfied to hear the story, we can also shop for souvenirs, in the form of traditional wood and cloth carvings at souvenir stalls.
Other attractions that are not less interesting are the hot springs and the Museum of Customary Batak Culture. This museum is quite unique because it is in an open space and there are many stone relics that are said to have originated from the Batak people.
Museum guards are well versed in explaining past history. On Samosir Island, which is said to be known as the place of origin of the Batak people, there are many cultural relics from the past.