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'''Parapat''' is a small town on the edge of [[Lake Toba]].
 
'''Parapat''' is a small town on the edge of [[Lake Toba]].
  
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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 IDR60,000 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]]:
*<see name="Paradep Taxi" alt="" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+6285225993574" tollfree="" email="paradeptaxi@ymail.com" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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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>
*<listing name="Samosir Transport" alt="" address="Jl. Gaharu No. 90 - Medan" directions="" phone="+6282163766720" url="http://www.samosirtransport.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="samosir.transporter@yahoo.com" fax="">Poor communication skills in English so triple check fares and routes!</listing>
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*Raja Taxi +62 617 366 555
*<listing name="Tobatransporter" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+6285261492668" url="http://www.tobatransporter.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="info@tobatransporter.com" fax=""></listing>
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*Raja Taxi +62 617 366 555
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===By Air===
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Sibisa Airport is the closest airport to Prapat, however the short runway only for very light aircraft.  Silangit Airport is close to [[Balige]], may be accessed by Wings Air from Batam.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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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.
 
*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)
 
*Water scooters (Rp 150,000 per half hour, with a guide on-board)
*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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*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 (40,000Rp per hour)
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*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, 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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*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, 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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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.
River which is the best rivers for whitewater rafting to 3 has four lines with different difficulties.
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==Buy==
 
==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).
 
* '''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).
 
  
==Get out==
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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).
  
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==Get out==
  
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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. Book ahead of time or risk being crammed in the back without a seat for the same price.
 
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[[WikiPedia:Parapat]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Parapat]]

Latest revision as of 04:34, 12 July 2015

Parapat

Parapat Banner.jpg

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 IDR60,000 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:

By Air[edit]

Sibisa Airport is the closest airport to Prapat, however the short runway only for very light aircraft. Silangit Airport is close to Balige, may be accessed by Wings Air from Batam.

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]

  • 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. Book ahead of time or risk being crammed in the back without a seat for the same price.



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