MINAHASA ADVENTURE TOUR ITINERARY :
Depart from Manado City or Airport to your preferred Resort in Tomohon, up on the highlands. Free and easy until the time for your dinner.
DAY 2: MAHAWU VOLCANO TREKKING + MINAHASA HIGHLAND TOUR (B,L,D)
08:30 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 observa- tion 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 pool. After the market stroll and magnificent hike we go for lunch on Tondano Lake while enjoying the serenity of the lake and its surrounding hills. After lunch we travel to Pulutan Village, a cottage industry village for pottery-making. You can walk through the rice plantations. As we start back to the Resort, we will visit Ranopaso hot springs.
DAY 3: WHITE WATER RAFTING + MINAHASA HIGHLANDTOUR (B,L,D)
09:00 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 visi- tors to admire its architectures that blends well with the surrounding nature. Afterwards it’s time to experience one of the most spectac- ular 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 have lunch at Lake Linow; a color-changing lake thanks to its sulfuric water 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 DAY TOUR (B, L,D)
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 wind blown 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, driving for about 2 hours passing on small villages. We will have lunch en-route. At the Nature Reserve, you will be guided by forest ranger and Safari staff in search of the Macaca nigra (black crested macaques indigenous to North Sulawesi), horn- bills, couscous, Tarsier spectrum (one of the world’s smallest primate), as well as other fauna specific to the reserve. After the sun sets, we will take you for dinner at one of the local homestay near the nature reserve, then take you back to your Resort for overnight.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at Resort. We pick you up at the designated time to the Airport to catch your next flight, or next destination in Manado City.
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*Kali Waterfall can be changed to Tunan Waterfall
*White Water Rafting can be changed to Horse-back