Tangkoko Nature Reserve & Bangka Archipelago 12 days

tangkokoDay 1. Arrival Manado

Upon arrival in Manado International Airport you will be picked up by our representative and directly transferred to your hotel. Along the way you can make a few stops in the Minahasa Highlands if you arrive in the morning. In the afternoon you arrive Tomohon, an area at an altitude of 800 meters and it’s known for the many flowers.

Overnight in Gardenia Country Inn, Bungalow Rooms

Gardenia Country Inn located in Tomohon, a city in the highland  with 800m above sea level of North Sulawesi, known with its pleasant climate and volcanoes surrounds the area. The hotel has 8 Private Bungalows, 3 Chalet Rooms and 1 Family Room that overlook the beautiful gardens, fishponds, mountain views with sounds of splashed water. Other facilities are two dining areas, massage pavilion, free Wi-Fi, library & in-house doctor. The Hotel has a restaurant offers traditional, oriental & western cuisines, with fresh vegetables and herbs from their own organic garden.

Day 2. Mahawu Volcano & Hot Spring

In the morning you will visit the large market of Tomohon notorious for the Manado delicacies sold there like bat, rats and dogs. Afterwards you drive up closely to the top of the Mahawu volcano. Following a staircase you reach the summit and the crater lake where you have magnificent views on clear days. You will walk halfway around the crater and descend on the other side of the volcano, just before you reach the road you stop by a small wooden hut in the forest where you will get a nice lunch. After having lunch the trip continue to the hot springs at the foot of the active Soputan volcano where you can bathe in natural pools. Back to hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight in Gardenia, Bungalow Room

Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 3.Tomohon  – Tangkoko Nature Reserve .

Today you head towards the eastern tip of the Minahasa area, to the Tangkoko Batuangus Reserve. The forest reserve is relatively young where many fruit trees can be found. Many fruit trees means there are quite a lot of fruit-eating animals, including monkeys and hornbills. It is one of the few forests in Indonesia where you can observe animals very well. The drive from Tomohon to Tangkoko takes about 2,5-3 hours, you take a small detour in order to visit the animal shelter of Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre. In this beautiful and extensive area many exotic  animals are cared for which were seized at airports or at people’s home. The animals are cared for and eventually brought back to their original habitat. You get a guided tour of volunteers here. After lunch, you drive further to Tangkoko Nature Reserve , upon arrival Tangkoko guided by a ranger, you walk through the forest (approximately 2 hours) where you will look for tarsiers, monkeys half the size of an adult human hand.

Note : Camera Permit in Tangkoko Nature Reserve ( approximately Euro 3/person) & Park Permit approximately Euro 7/person.

Overnight in Tangkoko Lodge, Standard AC Room

The Tangkoko Lodge is a simple guesthouse situated at the edge of the Tangkoko Reserve. The rooms completed with air conditioned, cold running water and western toilet .

Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner included

monkeyDay 4. Tangkoko – Bangka

Early in the morning you will do a jungle trekking , during the trek you could see monkeys, hornbills, marsupials etc. This jungle trekking takes about 3 hours. After breakfast you will take a boat to Bangka Island , it takes approximately 45 minutes. Note : For clients interested to do longer jungle trekking it will be charged extra

Overnight in Mimpi Indah Resort

The Mimpi Indah Resort is a boutique style Eco dive resort located on the Island Bangka, just off the coast of the most Northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The hotel is nestled between numerous coconut trees and has its own 500 meter long beautiful beach. In front of this beach is great snorkeling and diving. The resort is build ecologically friendly, with sustainable building materials such as bamboo and coconut wood.

Breakfast , Dinner included

Day 5 – Day 11. Bangka

The next days is free to enjoy the sun, the beach and coral reefs. At the resort you can arrange different day trips to go snorkeling or diving. The snorkeling and diving around the islands of Bunaken marine reserve are breathtaking experiences.

Overnight in Mimpi Indah Resort

Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner included

Day 12. Transfer to airport

Today you will return to Manado with a shuttle boat and transferred to the Airport to catch your flight for your next destination.

Breakfast included