We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Karo Highlands and Lake Toba from Medan
More Info
and up
6 Day North Sumatra Highlights - Jungles Orangutans Lakes and Volcanoes
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lake toba” (47 reviews)
“sipiso piso” (20 reviews)
“nice view” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kabanjahe, Indonesia
Write a Review
Reviews (281)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't imagine how the waterfall come from..upper site is a farm while just below it, the water come out. Local resident are nice. Cold weather. Feel like you are in New Zealand. Please avoid to go there on peak season.

Thank irdinanajla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No words could describe this wonderful waterfall. Didn't manage to walk all the way down but still able to capture this wonderful waterfall from the entrance. View was nice and the only thing was the local vendors bugging you for photos.

Thank Elton H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It takes approximately an hour drive by private car from Berastagi and 45 minutes walk to the bottom of waterfall. The view is amazing but you need to bring the raincoat or extra T-shirt once you decide to get down to the waterfall.

Thank martineclaire94
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It's ok. About a 2 kilometer walk down to the base. Easy trail to walk on. You can see some decent rainbows caused by the water vapor if you get there at the right time.

1  Thank Dallas L
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

After spending one day and exploring Samosir Island, we went to one of the tallest waterfall in Indonesia - Sipiso-piso Waterfall ( "Like a Knife") in Berastagi. Impressed by its beautiful scenery and fascinating.

Thank Sammi_Lim
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It is located at the Northern end of Lake Toba. The highest waterfall in Indonesia. I can not see any water catchment on top but the water just hurl down 120 metres from a hole into the northern end of Lake Toba. Very impressive!

1  Thank yfylou
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It is a huge waterfall and really worth to see! You can walk a path down to the bottom of it and have a nice view!

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I love the scenery..so relax..and peaceful..those enjoy photography, please go there. The view from hill to lake are perfect.

Thank zschumy218
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Our driver stopped at the waterfall on the way to Samosir island. It was an easy way down to the waterfall but the way back up was pretty hard, depends on your condition. But it is worth the exercise.

Thank Giovanni C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Sipisopiso falls is deemed to be the highest falls of the island but sadly it looked more like water gushing out a pipe line. We couldn't appreciate the view as it was raining as well as cold. It's ok to just watch pictures of this...More

Thank BavaLeela
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Leo's Restaurant
9 reviews
45.41 km away
Jenny's Restaurant
282 reviews
45.53 km away
Roti Ganda
45 reviews
60.55 km away
Restoran Asia
52 reviews
30.93 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sapo Juma
11 reviews
.31 km away
Lumbini Natural Park
94 reviews
31.27 km away
Mount Sibayak
288 reviews
35.90 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
William C
12 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Xie2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi William, You'd better take the trip from Medan - Sipiso Piso Waterfall (day trip) - Lake Toba - Medan. You could spend the night around Lake Toba for 1 night, enjoying the cool weather there. Have fun... More