North Sulawesi: 5-day, 4-night Discover Minahasa Adventure Tour- Mahawu Volcano Trekking, Minahasa Highland, White Water Rafting, Kali Waterfall, Tangkoko Day Tours – a perfect add-on before or after a dive package to add to the adventure!
Choose what hotel you stay in for the duration of your expedition!
Bungalow at the Gardenia Country Inn from $940 per adventurer based on double occupancy
Deluxe Room at the Highland Resort from $815 per adventurer based on double occupancy
Superior Room at the Mercure Manado Resort from $585 per adventurer based on double occupancy
Travelers are able to add a third adult or children ages 4-10 years old to their room for an additional cost
· 4 nights’ accommodations in hotel of your choice
· Meals (from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5)
· Private AC car, English speaking guide/driver, all entrance fees, rafting facility, homestay accommodation in Tangkoko, Tangkoko park ranger fee, Tangkoko guide book (1 book for 2 persons).
· Applicable hotel tax and service charges.
· Return airport transfers
*Option to opt for Tangkoko Day Tour for a small fee
DAY 1: ARRIVAL (Dinner)
Depart from Manado City or Airport to your preferred Re-sort in Tomohon, up on the highlands, or in Manado. Free and easy until the time for your dinner.
DAY 2: MAHAWU VOLCANO TREKKING + MINAHASA HIGHLAND TOUR pt. 1 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
08:00 Leaving the Resort, we will first visit traditional food & flower market in Tomohon and then we head to Mahawu Volcano. From the starting point, we begin the 30 minutes climb up the stairs to the crater’s edge. From the observation 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 market stroll and magnificent hike, we go for lunch at Tondano Lake while enjoying the serenity of the lake and its surrounding hills. After lunch we travel to Pulutan Village, an industrial village for pottery-making. You can also walk through the rice plantations nearby. As we start back to the Resort, we will visit Ranopaso hot springs.
DAY 3: WHITE WATER RAFTING + MINAHASA HIGH-LAND TOUR pt. 2 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
08:00 Leaving the Resort, our first stop today is Pagoda Ekayana in the village of Kakaskasen, Tomohon. A place of worship for Buddhists, the temple also welcomes visitors to admire its architectures that blends well with the surrounding nature.
Afterwards it’s time to experience one of the most spectacular and thrilling adventure tours in North Sulawesi. You will be driven to Sonder Village for your white-water rafting. After gear fitting and briefing, the journey down the river will take about one and a half hours and at the end you will scream for more. Every raft can hold up to six persons including an experienced guide.
After this wet and wild experience, visiting the Bentenan weaving workshop is a must to see the local weaving traditions being practiced.
We will have lunch at Lake Linow, a sulfuric lake (or equivalent) and then visit Woloan Village, to see the Minahasan Traditional Style Houses being built, knock down style, ready for delivery or shipping before we take you back to your Resort for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: KALI WATERFALL TOUR + TANGKOKO OVERNIGHT TOUR (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
09:00 From the Resort, we head to Kali Waterfall, part way down the road on the way to Manado. You will dis-cover a rural village and enjoy a scenic walk to the two falls. (Wear sneakers or hiking boots as it can be quite slippery, also perhaps a change of clothes, t-shirt and shorts). Be ready for lots of windblown spray as the force of the water is pretty intense, causing the mist to pretty much cover everything and everyone. There is a nice bridge that spans the river where you can get some great shots of the waterfall.
After the visit to Kali Waterfall, we continue our tour to Tangkoko Nature Reserve, the 2-hours trip to this 9,000-hectare nature reserve is quite scenic as we pass many small villages. We will have lunch enroute.
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 (one of the world’s smallest primates), as well as other fauna specific to the reserve. After the sun sets, we head back to the homestay for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE (Breakfast)
Breakfast at Resort. We pick you up at the designated time to the Airport to catch your next flight or transfer you to your next destination.
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*Kali Waterfall can be changed to Tunan Waterfall
Valid for travel January 1st-December 31st, 2019