Mahawu Volcano Trekking, Minahasa Highland, Tangkoko Day Tour, Kali Waterfall, and White Water Rafting
Day 1: ARRIVAL (D)
Depart from Manado City or the airport to your preferred destination.
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 (B, L, D)
08:00 Leaving the resort, we will first visit the traditional food and flower market in Tomohon, and then we will head to Mahawu Volcano. From the starting point, we begin the 30-minute climb up the stairs to the crater’s edge. From the observation point at the top, we can see Bunaken and 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 at the resort, we will visit Ranopaso hot springs.
DAY 3: WHITE WATER RAFTING + MINAHASA HIGH
LAND TOUR pt. 2 (B, L, D)
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 architecture, which 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 whitewater 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 people, 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, knockdown 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)
08:00 From the resort, we head to Kali Waterfall, part way down the road on the way to Manado. You will discover a rural village and enjoy a scenic walk to the two falls. (Wear sneakers or hiking boots, as it can be quite
slippery, as well as perhaps a change of clothes (a 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. The 2-hour trip to this 9,000-hectare nature reserve is quite scenic as we pass many small villages. We will have lunch en route. 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 tarsier (one of the world’s smallest primate), as well as other fauna specific to the
reserve. After the sun sets, we will have dinner at a local homestay near Tangkoko. After dinner, we will drive to
the chosen resort in Tomohon or resort in Manado for overnight.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the resort. We pick you up at the designated
time to the airport to catch your next flight, or transfer you
to your next destination.
Enjoy Mahamu volcano trekking and the Minahasa highland tour.
Enjoy whitewater rafting in the Minahasa River.
Kali Waterfall and Tangkoko Tour
- All transport
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Donation ticket
- Guide tour
- Mineral water
- Personal expenses