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Horas Family Home
Horas Family Home
9,6 Excellent
Tuktuk Sonak, Indonesia
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0,2 km from city centre,  

Set by Lake Toba, Horas Family Home provides comfortable accommodation and features a private beach, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. It also offers a playground, a lake and massage services.

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About Toba Lake

The largest lake in the world, Lake Toba was formed by a catastrophic volcanic eruption some 70,000 years ago. The explosion was so large that it changed Earth’s climate, wiping out a large proportion of the human population at the time. Today the volcano lies dormant, while Lake Toba is a place of unparalleled natural beauty.

Things to do

Lake Toba is the traditional homeland of Indonesia’s Batak people. Their distinctive wooden houses with sharply pitched roofs are built on the lake shore, and some Batak fishermen still use their carved wooden canoes to travel out into the lake. The Batak Museum is at Samosir, where you can see ancestor statues and stone furniture and watch performances of Batak dance.

The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Lake Toba’s water is warm year round and ideal for swimming. You can find naturally occurring hot springs near to Pangururan, though the water is scalding hot, so you won’t be able to sit in the pools very long.

Getting there

The closest airport to Lake Toba is at Medan. It’s then a four-hour drive to the town of Parapat on the lake shore, or six hours if you travel by public bus.

Toba Lake travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Toba Lake?

    Our travellers prefer to stay in places like Tuktuk Sonak and Pardumuan while in Toba Lake.

  • What are the best hotels in Toba Lake?

    Bagus Bay Homestay, rated with a score of 8,2 from 272 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Toba Lake. Other top stays include OYO 1812 Dg Inn, with an average rating of 7,3 from 39 reviewers, and Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows, with a score of 8,4 from 90 reviewers.