Itinerary

DAY I ARRIVAL – TANGKOKO DAY TOUR (L, D)

12 noon     Depart from Manado City or Airport to Tang-koko Nature Reserve. The 2-hours trip to this 9,000-hectare nature reserve is quite scenic as we pass on small villages. Lunch is served in a local restaurant en-route. At the Nature Reserve, you will be guided by a forest ranger and Safari staff in search of the Macaca Nigra (black crested macaques indigenous to North Sulawesi), hornbills, couscous, Tarsier Tarsier (one of the world’s smallest primates), as well as other fauna specific to the reserve. After the sun sets, we will have dinner at a local homestay near Tangkoko. After dinner, check in at local homestay in Tangkoko.


Location & Highlights:
  • Natural Surroundings
  • Wildlifes

Day 2 MINAHASA HIGHLAND TOUR (B, L, D)

Early morning, we will again hike into the forest to view more birds and the Macaca Nigra as these monkeys are early-risers and are searching for food along the coastline of Tangkoko. After several hours we head back to the homestay for breakfast and prepare to go to Minahasa Highlands.

08.00 Leaving the Resort, we first stop at Pagoda Eka-yana in the village of Kakaskasen. A place of worship for Buddhists, the pagoda also welcomes visitors to admire its architecture that blends well with the surrounding nature. Afterwards we proceed to see the traditional food & flower market in Tomohon and to the small village of Woloan to see the Minahasan traditional style houses being built, knock down style, ready for delivery or ship-ping. We will have lunch at Tondano Lake while enjoying the serenity of the lake and its surrounding hills. After lunch we drive to Pulutan Village, an industrial village for pottery-making. As we start back to your resort, the ben-tenan weaving workshop is a must to visit and see the local weaving traditions being practiced. Afterward drive to Tomohon and check in on the highland area.


Location & Highlights:
  • Architectures
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Natural Surroundings
  • Traditional Village
  • Wildlifes

Day 3 MAHAWU VOLCANO TOUR (B, L, D)

08:00 We leave the resort heading to Mount Mahawu. Arriving at the starting point, we begin the 30 minutes climb up the stairs to the crater’s edge. From the obser-vation point at the top we can see Bunaken & Manado Tua Islands as well as the bay of Manado. A walk around the crater’s rim will take us 45-60 minutes, and we can also observe a steaming lake and experience the smell of sulfur from the pools.

After the hike we will drive to Lake Linow, a sulfuric lake (or equivalent), to have lunch and then we drive you back to the Resort. Dinner and overnight at Resort.


Location & Highlights:
  • Hikking
  • Mountain
  • Natural Surroundings

Day 4 DEPARTURE (B)

We will pick up the guests from the resort and proceed to the airport.


Location & Highlights:
  • Landmark
  • Natural Surroundings