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?
We will be in Sumatra for only one day, from 6:00a.m. until 8:00p.m. on a Saturday in April, 2014. We would like to spend it with the elephants in Tangkahan. Can someone please tell us (1.) if it's feasible to make the journey from Belawan to Tangkahan and back to Belawan in that time period, (2.) the distance / how long the trip is from Belawan to Tangkahan, (3.) what types of transportation are available for this trip -- car and driver? train? bus? ferry? -- and (4.) whether one needs to make advance reservations for transportation and also to wash the elephants. Many thanks for any guidance you may be able to provide.
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 due to fly into Medan this saturday (18th), is it safe? and is the area bukit lawang safe to visit?
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!
Hello! Need advice of travellers and locals. Have a dream about to places on Earth, but cant find any information about transportation! How we can get from Nias to Banyak island?
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?
We are a family of four (two older teens) who are interested in going to Sumatra. We have about 16 days (including travel to/from Australia) and were considering flying in Medan, seeing orangutans in Bukit Lawang and possibly trekking a bit there (son is very fit; us not as much!) or possibly saving trekking to do so with elephants in Tangkahan, which sounds amazing. We also want to fit in Lake Toba and a 5+ day beach holiday at the end. We are wondering for the beach part if we should then go up to Banda Ache and on to Pulau Weh (is there snorkelling there as well as diving and is there anything for the kids to do if they get sick of relaxing?) or fly to Padang at go to cubadak paradisovillage where there seems to be diving and snorkelling. As I write all this, I think it sounds ambitious for two weeks, so would like advice about what the best options are. We've been diving/snorkelling in Bunaken, Komodo/Flores and Barrier Reef so wonder how marine life around Sumatra compares. Also visited orangutans in Kalimantan via river boat. We are hoping that Sumatra will be different to those trips to add to our love of Indonesia and our view of how diverse the country is. Thank you for any advice you can provide!
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 heading to Lake Toba in October, can some1 suggest if this is the right season to visit lake Toba.
Any Precaution to be taken there, Also please let me know if any one is visiting that place during tht time, we can meet up :)
Cheers to all!!
Will be travelling to Medan(4D3N in Dec 12 with family (16 adults & 4chld(7-10yrs))-budget travel. Intend to visit Lake Toba & plan to stay 1N each in Parapat, Brastagi & Medan. Please suggest decent accommodations & places on interest to visit?? Also, pls recommend transport together with tour guide with reasonable rates??
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