North Sulawesi Adventure Tours – Minahasa Discovery

Mountain Trekking, Volcano Tour, Adventure, Hiking, Cycling tour, Sightseeing, Rafting Tour, Wild Life Tour
Duration 9 days  Grade : Moderate

Day 01  Arrival Manado – Tomohon City (D)
Arrival at Manado City (Sam Ratulangi Int’l Airport), welcome by the guide. Depart to Tomohon, (50 minutes)Check in at the hotel, welcome meeting.

Day 02 Tomohon Explore by biking (B,L,D)
After enjoy the breakfast, we’re ready to exploring Tomohon City by bike. We will cross the heart of city, visiting some interesting place such as, local plantation (flowers n vegetables), Amphitheatre and ‘waruga’ the Minahasan ancient graves, bike up to the Wawo plateau and wondering the spectacular Minahasa views 360’ which you can see Mts. Lokon, Soputan, Mahawu, Tampusu, and Klabat from here.. Lunch. Enjoying the panorama from the edges of city known as the flower city. In the afternoon back to the hotel, enjoy the view of Lokon volcano and it’s smoke with blue –red sky sillhouette  as the background of sunset. Dinner and packing.

Day 03: Tomohon – Pinabetengan Village – Mt. Soputan BaseCamp (B,L,D)
Leaving hotel to last Village by driving for 50 minutes. Trekking to Soputan BC, crossing the local plantation before going into the jungle. 2,5 hours trekking. We will pass the old crater and get ready to walk in the small river. Reach the BC, open the camp and prepare for overnight camp. Bonfire, dinner, evening talk and sleeping.
** Leave the unnecessary things at the Hotel.

Day 04: BC – Summit bid – BC – Bukit Kasih – Tomohon (B,L,D)
Early wake up and then we trek for 30 minutes to reach the Panorama view point, capturing some spectacular views of Mt. Soputan, and continue to summit. (it depends on the it’s mountain activity-it’ll takes 2,5 hours return). Back to BC, camp ‘clean up’, packing and trekking down to the village. Horse riding to the Bukit Kasih (Hill of Peace) after breafing, it’s around 30 minutes riding. Enjoying the view and take some specials picture. Back to Tomohon. Dinner n sleep well.

Day 05: Minahasa Highland Tour (B,L,D)
We drive to Traditional market and see the locals activity, they propose some uncommon meat such as Bats, Snake, Jungle rat, etc. Continue to the foot of Mt. Mahawu, trek for 15 minutes, and catch the wonderful views of it’s Caldera and 360’ views of Minahasa, Manado, and Bitung. Prepare your camera. We also can see the active caldera of Mt. Lokon from here.  Drive to Pulutan village where the traditional crafts mades. Visiting the Old Crater of Linaw Lake, enjoying the afternoon with coffe, tea, and local cakes. Go to the Sumaru Endo lakeside resort, relaxing your body in the natural hotspring pool and bath.

Day 06: Tondano lake biking – Tondano city tour – Tangkoko(B,L,D)
After breakfast, your bikes are waiting to ride round the Tondano lake. Have lunch at local house, tasting and wondering the fresh water fish barbeque. Continue our bike riding to Tondano city, see the old Church build by Dutch. City tour by Bendi. Go to Tangkoko Nature reserve..

Day 07:Tangkoko Nature Reserve Explore (B,L,D)
Wake up early at 5 am, we start to exploring Tangkoko Nature Reserve. It’s situatued at the North side of these province. and then trek to the jungle to find the attractive smallest monkey in the world Tarsier (Tarsius Spectrum), Black Macaque (Macaca Nigra) Squirrel  and many kinds of Birds, especially Rangkong (Rhyticeros Cassidix) butterflies also. Now, it’s the time to taste fresh sea fish. Go to Manado, rest at the hotel.

Day 08: White Water Rafting – North coast of Minahasa
We drive to Sonder district, where the Nimanga River is situated. We will run the river for 2,5 hours (12 km) which have some 3rd class of rapids, meet the local river guides and enjoying the scenery of jungle. Stop a bit for take some coconut fresh water and meals, then continue running the river. Get ready to wet and scream. Take shower at the finish point and drive to Manado along the north coast of Minahasa. Stop at the border of Minahasa r egency and Manado city, to take Sunset moments. Back to Hotel.

Day 09: Manado city tour – Airport – Departure.
We will visit the souvenir center and sight seeing city before go to the airport.
Sayonara

Trip Details:
Hotels

Lokon Boutique Resort(**) – Tomohon
Standard room; double or twin bed.
3 nights (day 1-3, and 4-5)

Sumaru Endo Lakeside Resort – Remboken
Deluxe room: double or twin bed
1 night (day 5-6)

Tangkoko Lodge – Tangkoko
Standard room: Double or twin bed
1 night (day 6-7)

Quality Hotel(***) – Manado
Standard room: Double or twin bed
2 nights (day 7-9)

Transportation

We provide car along the trip
Bendi, for Tondano City tour
Bikes for Tomohon Explore and Tondano biking

Price start from  USD 1.299 / Pax min 2 Pax / Private Tour

Price are included:
All land transfers during the trip.
Climbing permit and entrance to the Mountain and Nature Reserve.
All Meals as per program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Guide and porters.
Logistics and meals in Mt. Soputan
Tent for 2 persons, mattress.

Excluded :
Hotel cost while you come earlier or leave longer from the program.
Any expenses such as Tip, Telephone, Bar, laundry and any personal expense.
Personal Camping Equipment (Sleeping Bag-we provide for rent).

Recommended List:
Backpack for trekking (40-50 litre)
Daypack for valuable things when summit bid, biking and tangkoko Explore.(optional)
Personal Bottle water.
Raincoat, trekking boots and sports shoes, flip-flop or sandals.
Sunblock, Insect repellent.

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