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3 Things to Know Before Staying at Bobocabin Parapat

If you’re looking for a serene and relaxing lakeside getaway, then Parapat is the perfect place for you! Located just at the edge of Lake Toba, Parapat is a town that offers a stunning view of the lake and Samosir Island, the island sitting in the middle of it. 

If you’re interested in exploring everything the lake and the island have to offer, Parapat is the right place to be – as it is the main transit point for anyone who is looking to cross the waters to get to Samosir Island.

Best of all, you can always surround yourself with a beautiful view by staying in Bobocabin Parapat. Enjoy a modern cabin and keep yourself entertained through various games or activities provided on-site, it’s the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Sounds like a dream, right? But before you start booking flight tickets, let’s find out more about Bobocabin Parapat, how to get around Parapat, and all the fun nearby attractions you can visit!

A Little About Bobocabin Parapat

Located inside the Patra Parapat Hotel area, Bobocabin Parapat offers a gorgeous front-row view of Lake Toba, which you’ll be able to enjoy right from your doorstep!

Each cabin is equipped with advanced technologies for a convenient stay. Each cabin is equipped with a smart window that will provide you maximum privacy and a built-in Bluetooth speaker for travelers who love having white noise for the best sleep. 

For tour services, there will be a special ferry service that will take you to Samosir Island. Along with many other tours you can participate in, just be sure to stop by the reception to ask for more details!

On top of that, you’ll also get to enjoy swimming pools & kids’ playground facilities, along with various entertainment to keep you company as you cool down after a long day of activities. You can pick your own poison, from card games, traditional congklak game, painting DIY kit, to mini projector for a cozy movie night.

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How to Get Around the Area

By Car

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Before enjoying all Parapat has to offer, you must first find a way to get there. You won’t have anything to worry about, as it is fairly easy to get to Parapat by car – fret not, you can rent a car or hail a cab if you don’t have your own car.

If you’re planning to book a flight to Medan, you’ll have to travel 173 km to get to Parapat. The journey will take around 4 hours via toll, so be sure to pack plenty of snacks and water to keep your tummy filled on the way.

For a much shorter trip, you can start your trip from Siantar. You’ll only have to travel a 43.1 km distance, which translates to approximately an hour drive. Once you get there, the Patra Parapat Hotel is fairly easy to spot as it has a visible sign located just 500 m from the highway.

By Boat

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Now that you’ve arrived in Parapat, you can book a boat trip to get to Samosir Island. You can either go to Ajibata Ferry Terminal or the Ajibata Dock to start your boat trip – both of which can be reached within 20 minutes from Bobocabin Parapat.

From there, you’ll cross Toba Lake. You won’t even realize that 45 minutes have passed by, especially since you can marvel at the stunning view of the lake and its surroundings. Then you’ll finally stop at Tomok Dock, marking the start of your Samosir Island adventure!

By Foot

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If you prefer to take long relaxing walks accompanied by serene surroundings, then you can simply wander around to let your mind wander free. The contour is mostly flat, so you won’t have to worry if you’re bringing a baby stroller or an elderly with you.

Just be sure to stop by Patra Hotel Restaurant to enjoy various mouth-watering dishes. Perfect for any food preferences, you can find any type of dishes ranging from Indonesian to Western menu here.

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Nearby Attractions

While Bobocabin Parapat offers various exciting activities you can do, you can also explore nearby areas for other types of fun! Here are the best destinations you shouldn’t miss while in Parapat:

1. Bukit Senyum

Literally means Smile Hills, it’s a place that will certainly keep a smile on your face! You’ll be able to enjoy the refreshing mountain breeze and marvel at the pretty view of rice fields, tea plantations, and Lake Toba down below.

If you visit early in the morning, you might be able to get a gorgeous view of the sunrise, perfect to witness with a humble morning picnic spread under a lush tree’s shade.

2. Sibaganding Monkey Forest

Calling all animal lovers! Sibaganding Monkey Forest should make it to your must-visit list, as it’s a place where you can learn about a monkey’s way-of-life by directly interacting with them in their natural habitat.

Get ready to have your mind blown, as the experience also includes the monkeys showing exceptional talents such as biking and playing musical instruments.

3. Rumah Pengasingan Bung Karno

If you’re a historical geek, don’t miss out on a tour to Rumah Pengasingan Bung Karno. Despite looking like an old house, it’s actually a historical site where Soekarno and other prominent historical figures got banished during the Dutch colonial era.

Aside from learning the history, you’ll also be able to witness some historical artifacts for yourself – including Soekarno’s book collection!

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4. Juma Bulu River Side Village

Parapat even has a treat for adrenaline-seeking travelers! At Juma Bulu River Side Village, you can make use of the strong river current for river tubing! But if you’re looking for a more laid-back activity, you can visit the rice fields and learn how to plant various types of plants with a guide.

5. Kasih Beach

Another water activity you can try is Waterfun bouncy castle hurdles at Kasih Beach. You can make it even more challenging by declaring a race against your friend, partner, or family!

Other activities you can do here include surfing, swimming, or simply sunbathing while playing around in the sand.

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Now that you’ve found out all you need to know about Parapat, it’s time to plan your fun and relaxing vacation!

Be sure to download the Bobobox app on Play Store or App Store and secure your unforgettable stay at Bobocabin Parapat now!



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