Are there beautiful beaches and diving spots in Medan or somewhere in North Sumatra?
Hey everyone, I'm new to this site but I've already seen some really helpful info. I arrive in Medan on the 29th of September at 19:10. I have to get to Bukit Lawang but I figured it might be best to spend the night in Medan and head to Bukit Lawang the next morning by bus. can anyone recommend a nice cheap save place to sleep and also an easy save way to get there from the airport. I'll be traveling solo.
Thanx in advance.
I will be reaching Medan tomorrow in the evening around 7:30 pm at Kualanamu Airport. I need to go to Sibayak Multinational Resthouse, Berastagi.
What I am asking is : Is it safe to travel from Medan to Berastagi at night?We are 2 persons. I heard it takes 4 hours. Is Medan safe at night? Or is it better if I stay back in airport that night and start next day morning?
And,. which Taxi should I choose from airport??? I am considering both safety and money..
I talked to someone in Medan for Taxi transport. He told me that he will charge 600,000 IDR!.. I believe it is too much!
Please reply soon...
Waiting for the reply...
Thanks in advance.
I need to book some rooms in Sibayak Multinational Resthouse, for the month of April. But, I am unable to find any contact details of them in any hotel booking websites. Can anyone please help me??? And also please let me know if there any other good hotel in that localtion. I will be going for a hiking at gunung sibayak.
Thanks in advance. Srijani
I will be travelling to Indonesia next month. I will reach Medan on 9th April, evening, aruound 6-7 pm. On next day early morning I have a plan to start for Berastagi. I will be in Indonesia for >2weeks, so I guess I should get a sim. Anybody have any idea where I can get a sim? is there any store available in airport in Medan Kualanamu airport? One more question: My mobile is bought from Thailand. So, it shouldn't get locked if I use any indonesian sim I guess.. is it?
What is the rate(charges)by bus, train, and taxi from Kualanamu Airport to Medan City? Also, between what times do they operate, and the frequency of the service? Thanking you.
Hello, im planning to visit medan-berastagi-lake toba end of february. is it safe to visit as im concern the mt sinabung has been repeatedly erupted. how is the air condition in berastagi?
I am planning for a trip to medan. Unsure to do it for 2 night or 3 nights. I am planning to either travel to Bangkok OR Bandung after Medan for shopping. So shopping is not the main objective of my Medan trip.
I need help on places I should go first after I arrive at the airport, any reliable contacts or tours anyone can share with me?
Looking forward to your sharing experience with me!
I am planning to detour to Lake Toba on my way back from Pulau Weh. 1st day - arrive Medan airport at 1pm and 3rd day depart at 8pm flight. Hope someone will help answer some of my questions:
- Is it safe for a female to travel solo to Lake Toba?
- If I arrive Medan airport at 1pm, will I be make it for the last ferry to LT?
- Will 3D2N be sufficient to visit "must see" sights?
- Is there a "left luggage" at the airport?
Thanks in advance.
i want to rent a car to travel around medan (with driver), any suggestions?
I am planning to visit Medan, Lake Toba, Gunung Leuser National Park, Berastagi with my friends on June-July , 2014 from Thailand. Can you guys please help me regarding the following:
1. June-July is a good time to visit Medan & surroundings?
2. Should I bring my VISA from Thailand? or VISA on arrival is available for Indian Citizens?
3. I have a 5 day plan to visit Lake Toba, Gunung Leuser National Park & Berastagi centering Medan. Not interested in shopping. Will it be possible in 4 nights & 5 days? 4. What is main travel medium if I want to travel these places from Medan? What is the approx cost for that?
Thanks in advance!!
Hi. I purchased a flight tix to Medan for 3 days and there is 2 things that I really wish to accomplish while I'm there. 1)Explore Lake Toba and 2)Shopping at the town. Can anyone advice me whether it would be possible to do all that within 3 days? Was hoping could stay in Lake Toba area for a night and the other night in the town. But I heard people telling me that the distances there is quite far from one another and there is no way I can do both visit lake Toba and Shopping at town together. Plz help!
is there any car rental office at the airport? Is it safe to drive on our own, a family of four, to lake Toba area? or is it advisable to take the taxi or bus?
Where can I get them in Medan
Can i get driver contact number or email in order to booking for transport.
thank you all
i have tight budget travel in Medan.. anyone would like to suggest me the cheaper driver and transport...
thanks you allsss
where is the exact place?
What date does the new airport in Medan North Sumatra begin operating?
The first week of august I am going with my girlfriend a few days to Lake Toba.
We have a flight from Polonia Airport to Yogyakarta at 13h40. Any advice on how to get from Samosir to Polonia Airport in time for our flight?
Please can you help.me a package for 6 days 5 nightd stay
Hi, I would appreciate if any suggestion of travel guide (transportation, halal food, hotels, etc). Travel as couple on 3rd - 5th April 2013. Many thanks
Anyone interested to travel around Lake Toba & Brastagi (Medan) on around 23/5/2013 ??
Perhaps we can travel together and share the local transportation charges.
Well, travel with public transports in Medan sounds inconvenient, so am thinking about sharing a pre-arranged land transfer !
Hey travellers, I'm a 23 years old female and this is my first time to travel around =)
I don't have any experience so kind of stuck here.
My friends canceling me off so I was thinking doing this trip to Medan, Indonesia alone.
Is it dangerous there? I can speak Bahasa. How many days would u suggest for the trip?
I'm doing low budget travel sort of backpacking alone. Is it costly for transportation for loner?
Thank you for your time and your responses are much appreciated.
I will be heading to lake toba on December 6-December 10. Have no idea on travelling around there. Wish to have in iterinery to travel there and with the tour guide as well.
I am heading to Indonesia on 3rd of August and will be staying there till 10th of August. Due to some change of plans my friend isnt coming and i guess i have to make this vacation myself. Can anyone suggest me the places for sightseeing & nice beaches over there. As im travelling alone, i dont have much of a luggage and can travel anywhere depending on the destination. My budget is moderate.
Here is what i am planning to do:
Beach parties, island hopping, Day group tours, trekking, adventure & water sports..... Please let me know your suggestions. If anyone has the same travel plan do let me know... you can reply here or send me an email to email@example.com
Can anyone advice the itinerary for Medan 6d5n?
Please advise on the route too, 1st destination, and last stop.
If possible, need help in transportation and hotel.
I would be traveling alone early June to Medan, is it safe?
It is my first time there and I do not know bahasa Indonesia so would language be a problem?
Kinda looking forward yet nervous.
What can I do in Medan? Any must go place?
Last, should I go 4 or 5 or 6 days?
Please help!! @_@
I will be heading to Medan (2 pax trip) on 22nd May till 26th May and would appreciate some suggestions on the tentative itinerary. Unfortunately, I'll be arriving at the airport only at 9.30pm, will there be any transport directly to Parapat at that time? Or is it a better idea to stayover at Medan city and head to Parapat/Samosir the next morning?
Night 1 (~10pm):
Direct to Parapat from airport OR overnight in Medan
Samosir Island. Overnight
Depart to Berastagi. Si piso-piso waterfall, Gundaling Hill. Overnight in Berastagi.
Depart to Medan. Flight at 9pm
Is the itinerary feasible transport & time wise for a first timer traveller in Medan.
Thanks in advance for your assistance
Can anyone tell me how far is this Pasar from the airport? and how much is the fare to this place. Is this Pasar near Pasar Petisah?
first, we just backpacking..we hv flight tickets only for 4d3n n of course haven't book any rooms although i know its 2 weeks left only..we should arrive at saturday 7.30am and coming back tuesday 3.30pm..after read many blogs we decide to go to lake toba for day 1 then to berastagi day 2 and day 3 stay at medan..could anybody suggest the cheap places to stay?is the public transport there okay?