Be very close to endemic wildlives of Sulawesi
North Sulawesi hosts endemic animals such as Tarsiers (Tarsius Spectrum), Black Crested Macaque (Macaca Nigra), Cuscus, Red Knob Hornbill, Maleo Birds, King fishers, Snoring Rails, Timor Deer, Babi Rusa, Flying Lizard, Chicada and many more. Most of the animals can be seen in Tangkoko Nature Reserve, since it has become a sanctuary for both flora and faunas of Northern Peninsula of Sulawesi.
Meanwhile, in the other area of the region is a-1331m volcano towering on the east side of Tomohon. The volcano is accesible by car to the crater, whilst from this volcano is visible the Caldera of Tondano, a big giant crater that was created by a massive eruption on the early age of pleistocene as the process of the formation of the peninsulas. Thus around this volcano are many farmlands and on some part have hot spring and a lake with changing color phenomena. A natural phenomena that is very rare to see anywhere else in the world.
Day 1 | Departure and Short Trip to Tangkoko Nature Reserve
Trekking to see the black crested maqacue and tarsiers.
Preferably stay over night in Tangkoko
Day 2 | Early start of 5 Hours Trekking in Tangkoko Nature Reserve
Trekking into the jungle deeper to find different wildlives such as birds, reptiles and mammals. After lunch in the afternoon, we drive to Tomohon.
Preverably stay overnight in Tomohon
Day 3 | Mount Mahawu
Switch to Mount Mahawu for trekking around the crater, visiting traditional market in Tomohon, big lake in Tondano, swimming in a hot spring pond in Toraget, Coffee Break in Linow Lake in Southern Tomohon
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel or Resort.
End location: Hotel Or Resort.
Duration: 3 days
The best time to see the tarsiers is around 1730 hour (Five Thirty in the evening); because they are nocturnal animals.
However, see them asleep on the day time is also another great moment.
Car is full air conditioned Toyota Avanza or Daihatsu Xenia, four people can seat comfortably in there.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000000 IDR - Personal Needs and snacks or coffee break en route.
I am not a driver, but I can provide a vehicle for tourist.
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Both guide and driver have done a proper job showing my husband and myself what they believe is worthwhile and moreover what we feel is worth spending our time with as they understood the 8 days should be tailorfit to our wishes\ideas. Once more, we had a great time with both and I can believe we have become friends in a way. Wish Mario and Guino the best. Keep up the good work! Best wishes also from my husband.
Mildred Duempel - Tromp