is a special feeling to kayak on the biggest crater lake in the
world. As someone put it: "I paddle a lot in Asia – but Lake Toba is
a once-in-a-lifetime-experience!" Kayaking is for sure a perfect
Sumatra Savages, is the pioneer on kayaking on Lake Toba.
They also have years of white water rafting and kayaking in Bukit
Lawang and Asahan. Kayaking is new in Indonesia, especially so in
Sumatra. Jejak Alam Bebas chose Tongging as their base to develop
Kayaking. The beauty of the area, only 3 hours by car from Medan,
and the nearby Karo Highland were good enough reasons.
Sumatra Savages offers interesting kayaking adventures, from one day
to six days, on a world famous lake, in an unique culture and
amongst breathtaking sceneries. They also offer white water
activities. Sumatra Savages has also helped Yayasan Pulau Banyak to
develop community owned sea kayaking in the island paradise
The kayaking base is at Sibayak Guesthouse.
A paddle tour can bring you to places where nobody else can go. Warm
weather and warm water all year round makes it just pleasant. If you
just have a weekend, You can do a short paddling tour starting from
Medan Friday afternoon and be back in Medan on Sunday evening.
Sumatra Savages offer a variety of kayak tours from Tongging,
everything from easy one-day trips for beginners to serious
expeditions taking up to a week. They also organize tours from Medan
and weekend tours from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. With a morning
flight one can be paddling already the same day. A few examples:
Tongging – Silalahi; 12km, 2-3 hrs. Easy. This tour can be
done by everybody in normal physical condition. Canoes are brought
back by pick-up unless you don’t want to paddle back.
Tongging – Samosir; 2-3 days, app. 50 km. Medium. Paddle
experience is of advantage but not a must. Can be done by sporty
beginners who do not mind to paddle 4 or 5 hrs a day.
Northern Circle; 6 days, 175 km. Demanding. For experienced
paddlers who occasionally enjoy paddling long distances up to 40+
km, 6-7 hrs / day. Overnight in guesthouses and camping.
Prices: App. Rp. 300.000 incl. Guide but not incl. food. Rp.
700.000 including accommodation. Contact Sumatra Savages beforehand
as they need to come up from Medan. (See contact details below)
The are canoes of different kinds available, suitable for different
needs. For Less experienced paddlers or those who prefer a relaxed
way of paddling can use a stable inflatable canoe, or a sit-on-top.
With it, you can interrupt your paddling any time to have a swim on
the lake and climb back up afterwards ). Hard-shell touring / sea
kayaks are fast some experience is needed to paddle them.
Sumatra Savages, kayak tours, whitewater rafting & sea kayaking. Ph.
+6261 6635 279 (Medan), mobile: 0813 7665 7557, e-mail:
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links to paddling och Toba and in Pulau Banyak.
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