Danau Toba or Tangkahan - pls help me decide...
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Sep 26, 2012 1:03 AM Last Post By: andrewguide
Jan 24, 2012 2:07 PM
Danau Toba or Tangkahan - pls help me decide...totally different locations, I'm both interested in wildlife and different cultures (different for me).
unfortunately I can choose one of these locations only. I'll probably never go back to Sumatra again.
Tangkahan is easier from logistics point of view as I'm seeing Bukit Lawang anyway.
which experience would be more unforgettable?
Jan 24, 2012 3:24 PM
1Samosir island is full of Christian Bataks; might be refreshing after slogging around in Muslim Aceh. (alcohol OK).
The vistas are impressive, but the wildlife is gone.
I remember in 1977, it was difficult to sleep from all the splashes the big fish made at night, and baby fish nibbled on you as you were swimming.
Sadly, all the fish are basically gone now, at least not jumping like before..
Aug 7, 2012 12:22 AM
2If you want go to Tangkahan, you can go with a Semesta Bus in the terminal of Pinang Baris. departure schedule is erratic, which is at 8 o'clock and 11 o'clock. you can't arrive in tangkahan with this bus. But the bus will stop at the intersection robert, where there are motorcycle taxis can be hired for the Tangkahan. the journey from field to the intersection robert about 4 hours at a cost of about 15ribu rupiah, and the journey from the intersection robert to Tangkahan about half an hour at a cost of about 50ribu rupiah. The road to Tangkahan very rarely broken so there is no transport to get there. But if you choose Tangkahan as a vacation spot you, it is the right choice. Tangkahan very beautiful, where there are unspoiled forest and the river is very clean. If you want to Tangkahan and want to have friends to be guided there, I can be your tour guide. Just contact me, and see my info
Sep 5, 2012 7:30 AM
3Andrewguide is it possible for me to get a 4-wd to take me from Medan to Tangkahan and back? How can I arrange this? Cost?
Is the weather better at the end of October or the end of March?
Thanks for your help:-)
Sep 26, 2012 1:03 AM
Yes you can go to Tangkahan with 4-wd. But you must booking the car before u go to Tangkahan. You can get the car in travel or maybe i can search the car if you want.
if you know anyone in Medan you can be easier to manage, and the price for booking the car about 700-800rupiah to Tangkahan-Medan and Medan-Tangkahan. But if you want go with the bus, you can go with Semesta Bus from Pinang Baris Terminal and the price is 15ribu rupiah, and continue from simpang robert to tangkahan with "ojek/cycles" and the price around 80ribu-100ribu rupiah.
The weather in Sumatera is uncertain. You can go whenever you want, in July or October also good.
Sorry the reply is lately.
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