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.
TANGKOKO – MINAHASA - LOKON VOLCANO - MALEO
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Day 01 : Manado – Tangkoko - Tomohon
Departure from any Hotel in 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. After this jungle trip we will drive to Tomohon, late evening arrive in Tomohon, Check-in a resort.
Day 02 : 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 03 : Tomohon – Volcano Trekking
After breakfast, we will take you to hike to Mount Lokon. After 2 hours trekking we will reach the crater of Lokon. The steaming crater is considerable beauty, duck-egg blue and smoking. The lake is about 60 m deep, crusted with yellow sulphur.
Day 04 : Tomohon – Tambun
After having breakfast, we departure for tambun via tara-tara and modoinding, you will pass the minahasan country side and the beautiful landscape along the journey. Lunch enroute, late afternoon arrive in tambun, check-in at guesthouse for overnight stay.
Day 05 : Tambun Maleo
early morning trip to tambun nesting ground and try to see Maleo birds to lay the eggs in nesting ground, after this trip back to the guesthouse for breakfast and in the afternoon back again to Maleo nesting ground.
Day 06 : Tambun – Manado
After having simple breakfast, we will drive to Manado via Inobonto, lunch enroute and in the afternoon arrive in Manado. If we still have time we might visit traditional fish market in Manado.
Day 07 : Manado – Next destination
After breakfast, free program till the time transfer to the airport to catch the flight for your next destination, end of the trip with us.
The price is inclusive of:
overnight accommodation in twin share room, breakfast daily, transport in airconditioned car from day 1 until day 7 + fuel, the guide & driver, their meals and overnight accommodation costs, All entrance fee for tourists object and National Park
What not include:
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