Parapat is a small town on the edge of Lake Toba.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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. River which is the best rivers for whitewater rafting to 3 has four lines with different difficulties.
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 TOBATRANSPORTER, ☎ +6285261492668 ([email protected]), . 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 ([email protected] 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.