BUNAKEN NATIONAL PARK
What visit to North Sulawesi is complete without one day to view the spectacular coral gardens of the Bunaken Marine Reserve ? Declared a Marine Park in 1991, it is acknowledged as one of the top dive sites in the world. It is approximately 40 minutes drive from the resort to one of the dive centres or to the central harbour where a motorized outrigger canoe or dive boat will whisk you to Bunaken Island in about 45 minutes. The Reserve comprises of the Islands of Bunaken, Siladen, Nain and Montehage and the dive and snorkelling sites are numerous and diverse. The drop off wall at Liang Cove in particular is rare in the world and described by enthusiasts as spectacular with caves, gullies and caverns harbouring an immense wealth of marine life. Brilliantly coloured fish dart amongst the vibrant coral and the water is clear and warm. Ideal for first time snorkellers or experienced divers alike.
TANGKOKO NATURE RESERVE
This Nature Reserve is located on an open grassland and is home to a great variety of flora and fauna. There are monkeys Black macaca nigra, Cuscus and Hornbill birds. But special interest is given to the Tarsius Monkeys which sneak out at dawn and dusk. About the size of a childs fist, these tiny monkeys are the smallest in the world and a delight to see. The reserve is located north of Bitung and covers an area of 3,196 hectares. The day out is perhaps strictly for the adventurous amongst you as the road is rough and the 2 hour trip rugged, but for those prepared to make the journey, the delights of the jungle await you.
TOMOHON HILLTOP TOWN
The hilltop town of Tomohon (830 meters above sea level), known locally as the “city of flowers or Kota Bunga”, sits in a saddle between two volcanoes, Lokon and Mahawu. The climate is delightfully temperate; fruits and a wide range of flowers – hibiscus, angel trumpets, bougainvillaea, lilies, gladiolas, carnations and irises – are grown commercially to supply markets in Manado. The town’s main road is lined with flower stalls, every yard seems to overflow with lush foliage and the road sides are planted with deep red croton plants. Well-proportioned ponies pull beautifully-decorated horse carts, known as Bendi, offen leaving little room for motorized trafific. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings a local market sell the special ingredients used in the nototious local cuisine, such as : Rats, Bats and Dogs. Tomohon is famed as an educational center, and there is a large auditorium a top Bukit Inspirasi, a hill that gives a striking view of the town with Mount Lokon in the background.
Mount LOKON (1580 meters above sea level), magnificent active volcano. Last eruption 1991. Following the frozen lava flow you will reach the steaming crater which lies bellow the peak of the mountain. At this point the landscape takes on the appearance of the charred moonscape. To reach crater takes a total of about 2 hours and to the top about 3 and half hours. Be sure to bring sturdy footwear.
BUNAKEN - TANGKOKO – MINAHASA AND LOKON VOLCANO
Package 8 Days / 7 Nights
DAY 01 : MANADO-BUNAKEN
Upon arrival at Sam ratulangi International airport Manado then transfer by car to the harbour to cath the boat to Bunaken island.
DAY 02 : BUNAKEN SNORKELING
After having breakfast, we will do snorkeling trip around the island of bunaken, lunch will served on the guesthouse. In the afternoon we will explore the village of Bunaken to see the local daily life activities
DAY 03 : BUNAKEN SNORKELING
After having breakfast, we will do other snorkeling in other part of bunaken island. Lunch box provide and the afternoon back to guesthouse for overnight stay.
DAY 04 : BUNAKEN-MANADO-TANGKOKO
After breakfast by boat to Manado afterwards on the trip to Tangkoko with a stop in Airmadidir village to visit the stone grave of old minahasan people called Waruga. You need to provide your lunch box. After lunch continue the trip to Batuputih then you will join the afternoon jungle trip to see TARSIUS and if you are lucky you might see also the back Macacaque (monkey), hornbill birds.
DAY 05 : TANGKOKO-TOMOHON
wake up early morning at 4.30 am to join the jungle trip, back to guesthouse for breakfast and after that we will departure for tomohon via airmadidi. Late afternoon arrive in Tomohon and stay overnight at the hotel
DAY 06 : MINAHASA HIGHLAND
After having breakfast we will take you to visit local market in Tomohon, then hike to mount Mahawu. Lunch served at the local restaurant near lake Tondano. After lunch continue the trip to visit lake Linow and last stop at Minahasan traditional wooden house building at Woloan. back to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 07 : LOKON VOLCANO TREK
After breakfast, we will take you to hike to Mount Lokon. After 2 hours trekking we will reach the crater of Lokon. After this trip free program.
DAY 08 : TOMOHON – NEXT DESTINATION
After having breakfast, free program till the time to transfer to the airport to catch your flight for next destination. End of the tour with us.
The price is includes of:
Hotel in twin share room, Daily breakfast, Transport in comfortable air conditioned Car + fuel, Guide & Driver, their meals and accommodation costs, All entrance fee for tourist objects and national parks
Travel Insurance, Meals, lunch, dinner & Beverages (Alcoholic, Soft drink, Mini bar at hotel), Optional Tours & Services are not mentioned on the itinerary, Private expenses (Laundry, Phone call etc), Tips for guide and driver
Kindly please BOOK your trip in advance in order to ensure availablility