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North Sulawesi has lots to offer in a relatively condensed space. You can dive some of the world’s best coral reefs at Pulau Bunaken one day, explore volcanic scenery near Tomohon the next, and visit the lowland Tangkoko-Batuangas Dua Saudara Nature Reserve and its wildlife the day after. The Bitung area’s world-class muck diving (including very quirky macro life) is another huge draw.
Economic prosperity from tourism and agriculture (mostly cloves and coconuts) means that North Sulawesi is the most developed province on the island. The two largest distinct groups in the region are the Minahasans and the Sangirese, but there are many more subgroups. Dutch influence is stronger here than anywhere else in the country: the Dutch language is still spoken among the older generation, and well-to-do families often send their children to study in the Netherlands.
Day 01. ARRIVAL + MANADO CITY TOUR (D)
Upon your arrival at Sam Ratulangi Airport, meeting services then transfer to Manado visiting Ban Hin Khiong Temple at Kampung Cina, continuing the trip to the Second World War Monument located in the center of Manado city, passing through Manado shopping center at Business on Boulevard (B on B) area. Check in hotel and stay overnight.
Day 02. MINAHASA HIGHLAND TOUR (B,L,D)
You may spend your day for Minahasan cultures and scenery from the highland place. Start from your hotel visiting the highest Jesus Statue in Asia, “Monumen Yesus Memberkati” that residing in the Citraland Housing Area, Tinoor spot, you can enjoy the beauty of Manado from the high. Tomohon city, a windy and cool city famous for its flowers, volcanoes and the smiling people. Tomohon traditional wet market, selling vegetables, traditional food of Minahasan such as wild pig, Dog, mice even snake. Temboan hilltop, if not cloudy you can enjoy the fantastic panorama of line of vegetables, farms, Bitung port and Tondano Lake with rice field surroundings. Lunch at Tondano Lake. After Lunch visiting Pulutan village the producers of clay potteries made in traditional way. Visiting Linow Lake in Lahendong the sulfuric and sunshine, Woloan village; this village made Minahasan traditional wooden house. In the afternoon, we will go back to Manado and directly go to hotel. Dinner and stay overnight.
Day 03. BUNAKEN TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast transfer to Manado bay and then travel by boat to Bunaken Island, it will take around 45 minutes from Manado bay. Transfer to catamaran (boat glass) to enjoy the most beautiful and colorful coral reef formation as well as thousand species of fish and others marine life. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Bunaken. Souvenir hunting or Snorkeling at Bunaken Island (optional tour) to see the beauty of Bunaken National Park directly. In the afternoon back to Manado. Dinner will be served at a seafood restaurant in Kalasey.
Day 04. TANGKOKO RAINFOREST TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to Tangkoko and start to Tangkoko Jungle Trekking on the way stop at Sawangan village to see Waruga stone graves of Minahasan ancestors. We will ensure that your jungle trekking here will be exciting and unforgettable experience. Tangkoko Nature Reserve rich whit its biodiversity of Flora and Fauna. Few of Sulawesi endemic species can be found here such as Macaca Nigra, Tarsius Spectrum, Uliurops Ursinus, Rhyticheros cassidix, and many kinds of birds, also much kind of trees and plants such as Pitcher plant, Ficus, Palaqium, etc. Return to Manado, dinner, transfer to Hotel.
Day 05. DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, free program until time to check out and airport transfer with assistance.
Include: private ac car based, tour as per program, English or other required languages speaking guide, entrance fees, meals as program, mineral water during tour (Aqua), tax & service and accommodation based on the above hotels mentioned.
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