Tarsius Spectrum
Maccaca Nigra
Sulawesi Hornbill
Sashimi Bitung
Pulutan village
Tondano Lake

Explore Tangkoko and Minahasa Highlands


Manado is better known for its Bunaken - the National Marine Park. It is yours to enjoy. Your visit to the destination will be more enriched by exploring beyond Bunaken. The 4 days visit will bring you to the nature beauty of North Sulawesi with soaring volcanoes, crater lakes and the charming Minahasa people with its culture and daily life. The visit to Tangkoko Nature Reserve is included in the program, where you will take an easy trek into the jungle to encounter endemic fauna of Sulawesi such as Tarsier or Tarsius Spectrum, black macaque - Macaca Nigra, Sulawesi hornbill and many more.


  • Duration: 4 Days

  • Start/ End: Manado

  • Departure: Daily

  • Minimum participant/s: 1 person

  • Best visit Period: March to November

  • Challenging visit period: December till February, it is the peak of rainy season in the area.



Itinerary in briefDay 1: Arrive in Manado, transfer to a hotel in Tomohon in the Minahasa Highlands


Day 2: Sightseeing in the Minahasa highlands , early morning trek up to Mount Mahawu for the panoramic view and the crater of Mount Mahawu, down to Tomohon Market (best to be visited on Saturday or a day prior to Christmas and Easter). Visit crater lake and hotsprings, traditional house builder workshop, eartheware village etc.


Day 3: Drive to Tangkoko through the sceanic mountain view and the highland laek of Tondano and the palce where the ancient Minahasa sarcophaguses are located. Trek to the jungle of Tangkoko for the wildlife afternoon activities especially the tarsiers. overnight at the lodg.


Day 4: Early morning trek to the jungle to witness the tarsiers return to the den and the jungle life in the morning. There is chance to spot Maccaca Nigra - the bendemic black monkey of Sulawesi and various birds. Then  transfer to the airport or harbour for the next destination.


Tangkoko Nature Reserve

How to get to Tangkoko


  • There are weekly  direct flight Singapore - Manado by Silk Ar

  • or you can fly to Jakarta, Denpasar/Bali or Makassar and then fly to Manado

  • Then drive to Tangkoko according to the program

Travel Packages

Travel Package Inclusions:

  • Airport and harbour transfers

  • 2 nights accommodation in Tomohon

  • 1 night accommodation in a lodge in Tangkoko

  • Full board meals

  • English Speaking Guide

  • Entrance fees

  • Sightseeing and jungle trek

  • Ranger in Tangkoko Nature Reserve

Travel Tips/ What to prepare:

  • Sun cream/ sun block

  • Walking shoes/ sandals

  • Jungle hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Mosquito cream

  • Beach enjoying accessories

  • Binoculars/ if you have one

Customize My Trip


Customized Package Inclusions:


  • The travel package ''Explore Tangkoko and Minahasa Highlands'' with the opportunity to choose or change different components of the trip

  • Enjoy a journey completely customized to your personal interests and wishes

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Extend Your Trip


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  • Expanding a trip creates even more unique experiences and breathtaking moments for you and your travel companions!

  • Combine for example your Tangkoko & Minahasa Highlands with a Toraja trip and jungle experience to spot Orangutans

  • Get the most out of your journey and start expanding your trip to experience Indonesia to the fullest!


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