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===By bus===
 
===By bus===
From [[Medan]] there is a local bus (no air-con) about every hour for 22,000 rupiah (Oct 08) if you pay on the bus. The journey takes 4-6 hours, depending on the traffic condition.
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From [[Medan]] there is a local bus (no air-con) about every hour for 32,000 rupiah (Feb 2014) if you pay on the bus. The journey takes 4-6 hours, depending on the traffic condition.
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There are also several mini buses plying for IDR50,000 per person. If you are carrying heavy luggage, you might be asked to buy one extra ticket for the luggage.
  
 
===By taxi===
 
===By taxi===
 
From [[Medan]]:
 
From [[Medan]]:
 
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*<see name="Paradep Taxi" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+62 821 6089 5710" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" tollfree="" email="paradeptaxi@ymail.com" fax=""></see>
*RAJA Taxi +62 617 366 555;
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*Raja Taxi ☎ +62 617 366 555
*PARADEP TAXI +62 617 7123 029 or paradep_taxi@ymail.com;
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*<listing name="TOBATRANSPORTER" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+6285261492668" url="http://www.tobatransporter.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="tobatransporter@hotmail.com" fax=""></listing>
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will pick you up at the airport.  Scheduled runs in an Toyota Inova (5 seaters vehicle) will cost you 100,000 IDR per person (Feb, 12).  Alternatively, you can book the whole car or private van for 500,000 IDR. And sometimes if you had afternoon arrival flight in Medan (02.00 - 05.00 PM), could not be reach the last boat to Samosir Island (the famous destination), whom schedule for the last boat at 06.00 PM to Samosir Island; '''Tobatransporter''' could be help you to stay in their guest house in Parapat (stay over night, 100.000 IDR/r/n); and tomorrow morning get the first boat to Samosir Island start at 08.30 AM.
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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==Do==
 
==Do==
*Take a ferry boat to cross over to Samosir island.
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*Take a ferry boat to cross over to Samosir island. Rp 10,000 to Tuktuk, or Tomok is Rp 5,000 at Tiga Raja jetty; they had other jetty in Ajibata with the same price 5,000 IDR/person to Tomok; just take 30 minutes from Tigaraja Jetty/Ajibata jetty to Tomok or Tuktuk. Boats run from Tigaraja Jetty to Tuktuk every hour 08:30-19:00; and to Tomok they had last boat 19:00.
7,000 IDR/person to Tuktuk, and to Tomok is 5,000 IDR/person in Tiga Raja jetty; they had other jetty in Ajibata with the same price 5,000 IDR/person to Tomok; just take 30 minutes from Tigaraja Jetty/Ajibata jetty to Tomok or Tuktuk.
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*Water scooters (Rp 150,000 per half hour, with a guide on-board)
First boat from Tigaraja Jetty to Tuktuk start from 08.30 AM - 06.00 PM; every hour trip; and to Tomok they had last boat at 07.00 PM.
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*Speed boat rides: private boat to Tomok or Tuktuk charges IDR700,000 and just takes 10 minutes to reach there.
*Water scooters (150,000Rp per half hour, with a guide on-board)
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*Self paddle "kiddle ride" boats (IDR40,000/h)
*Speed boat rides; Private boat to Tomok or Tuktuk is take charge 700,000 IDR and just take 10 minutes to reach there.
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*Self paddle "kiddle ride" boats (40,000Rp per hour)
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*Welcome to the “River Rafting Best-3 in The World”. Asahan River is a river in North Sumatra which flows from Lake Toba. This river passes Porsea, in the district of Asahan, and ends at Nibung Gulf in the Straits of Malacca. Rivers that have a length of 150km, also pass through the valleys of the Barisan Mountains.
*Rafting in Parhitean; serve by '''TOBATRANSPORTER''' packages
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Asahan River, especially around the Tangga village in the district of Bandar Pulau, has a speed of 120m/s with grade IV-V+ with an average 5m depth and is very challenging.
Welcome to the “River Rafting” Best-3 in The World; Asahan River is a river in North Sumatra which flows from Lake Toba. This river passes Porsea, district Asahan, and ends at Nibung Gulf, the Strait of Malacca. Rivers that have a length of 150 km, also pass through the valleys of the Barisan Mountains.
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Asahan River especially around the Tangga village, District Bandar Pulau, has a speed of 120 m / sec with grade IV-V + with an average depth 5meter very challenging, especially whitewater rafting enthusiasts.
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River which is the best rivers for whitewater rafting to 3 has four lines with different difficulties.
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==Buy==
 
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
 
* '''Charlie's Guesthouse''' - cheap and central. Overlooks the market (a bit noisy especially on Saturday) and is very close to the ferry station. Rooms are about 30,000 rupiah, pretty clean and with shower (2006).
 
* '''Charlie's Guesthouse''' - cheap and central. Overlooks the market (a bit noisy especially on Saturday) and is very close to the ferry station. Rooms are about 30,000 rupiah, pretty clean and with shower (2006).
* '''Niagara Hotel and Resort''' [http://www.niagaralaketoba.com/] - One of the better hotel you can get there, though only 2 to 3 stars. Can be crowded with families and Indonesians during peak period (weekends and public holidays).
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*[http://www.niagaralaketoba.com/ Niagara Hotel and Resort] - One of the better hotel you can get there, though only 2 to 3 stars. Can be crowded with families and Indonesians during peak period (weekends and public holidays).
*<sleep name="Tobatransporter Guesthouse" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+6285261492668" email="tobatransporter@hotmail.com" fax="" url="" checkin="12.00 PM" checkout="01.00 PM" price="150.000" lat="" long="">Quiet guest house, close to Niagara hotel, surrounded by pine trees.Facility : WIFI; Western Toilet (Hot shower bath room)  </sleep>
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
There is public bus (''Sejahtera'' Bus) every hour to Medan; 22,000 per person (not air conditioned). Other options by Taxi Trans like '''Paradep Taxi or Tobatransporter and Raja Taxi''' who run the time schedule every hour; destination to Medan  for '''5 seaters''' share taxi(100,000 IDR/person) ,to Bukit lawang (170.000 IDR/person);to Berastagi (120,000 IDR/person); just made a reservation <listing name="TOBATRANSPORTER" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+6285261492668" url="http://www.tobatransporter.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="tobatransporter@hotmail.com" fax=""></listing>  for '''7 seaters''' share taxi to Medan (75.000 IDR/person);to Bukitlawang (150,000 IDR/person);to Berastagi (100,000 IDR/person); there is public bus to Bukit tinggi (12 hours drve from Parapat) take price 200,000 IDR/person; Taxi trans like Tobatransporter (tobatransporter@hotmail.com or +6285261492668) take 500,000 IDR/person (5 Seaters vehicle); more enjoyable, because they had several stop points like, Hot Spring in Panti, Equator in Bonjol and anything else with nice drive.
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Buses from Medan to Padang, Bukkittingi and Jakarta go through Parapat. Bus to Padang costs 240,000 IDR and leaves at 4:30 PM from ALS Bus Station. It reaches Bukkittingi at 8 in the next morning and at Padang at 10 AM.
 
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[[WikiPedia:Parapat]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Parapat]]

Latest revision as of 23:34, 11 March 2014

Parapat is a small town on the edge of Lake Toba.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

From Medan there is a local bus (no air-con) about every hour for 32,000 rupiah (Feb 2014) if you pay on the bus. The journey takes 4-6 hours, depending on the traffic condition.

There are also several mini buses plying for IDR50,000 per person. If you are carrying heavy luggage, you might be asked to buy one extra ticket for the luggage.

By taxi[edit]

From Medan:

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Take a ferry boat to cross over to Samosir island. Rp 10,000 to Tuktuk, or Tomok is Rp 5,000 at Tiga Raja jetty; they had other jetty in Ajibata with the same price 5,000 IDR/person to Tomok; just take 30 minutes from Tigaraja Jetty/Ajibata jetty to Tomok or Tuktuk. Boats run from Tigaraja Jetty to Tuktuk every hour 08:30-19:00; and to Tomok they had last boat 19:00.
  • Water scooters (Rp 150,000 per half hour, with a guide on-board)
  • Speed boat rides: private boat to Tomok or Tuktuk charges IDR700,000 and just takes 10 minutes to reach there.
  • Self paddle "kiddle ride" boats (IDR40,000/h)
  • Welcome to the “River Rafting Best-3 in The World”. Asahan River is a river in North Sumatra which flows from Lake Toba. This river passes Porsea, in the district of Asahan, and ends at Nibung Gulf in the Straits of Malacca. Rivers that have a length of 150km, also pass through the valleys of the Barisan Mountains.

Asahan River, especially around the Tangga village in the district of Bandar Pulau, has a speed of 120m/s with grade IV-V+ with an average 5m depth and is very challenging.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • b.caro coffe shop, Haranggaol St. 114 (5 minutes from down town, 2 minutes from Tigaraja harbour), 062541306. The best coffee in this town. 3000 per cup.  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Charlie's Guesthouse - cheap and central. Overlooks the market (a bit noisy especially on Saturday) and is very close to the ferry station. Rooms are about 30,000 rupiah, pretty clean and with shower (2006).
  • Niagara Hotel and Resort - One of the better hotel you can get there, though only 2 to 3 stars. Can be crowded with families and Indonesians during peak period (weekends and public holidays).

Get out[edit]

Buses from Medan to Padang, Bukkittingi and Jakarta go through Parapat. Bus to Padang costs 240,000 IDR and leaves at 4:30 PM from ALS Bus Station. It reaches Bukkittingi at 8 in the next morning and at Padang at 10 AM.



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