Manado Minahasa Highland and Bunaken
Manado Highland & Bunaken, 4D
EXPLORE MANADO ( CUSTOMIZED )
Start/End : Manado (Sam ratulangi Airport)
Program : 4 Days / 3 Nights
DAY 01: MANADO ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, you will be picked up by our guide and then transfer to your hotel
DAY 02: MINAHASA HIGHLAND TOUR (L,D)
After breakfast we will check out the hotel and visit some iconic sites in Manado city. We will be visiting Jesus Blessing Statue, Ban hin Kiong Temple in China town, Second World War Monument, Zero Point, Great Moslem Mosque, and traditional market. We then proceed the tour to the highland of Minahasa where we will visit Tondano Lake and tree house , ancient Tomb of Minahasa People, beautiful multi color Linaw Lake, and the centre of knock-down Traditional house industry as well as the flowers plantation in Tomohon. Tonight we spend the night in a nice hotel in Manado.
DAY 03: BUNAKEN SNORKELING (L,D)
After breakfast we will drive to the harbor to set on board for Bunaken island using a chartered wooden boat to enjoy the beauty of underwater marine life with colorful healthy corals and various kind of fishes in the area of National Park of Bunaken. Arriving the island we will change the boat to catamaran/glass bottom boat where we can enjoy the underwater beauty from the boat. With some stop at some point, we can change to swimsuit and do snorkeling to get even closer to the fish and coral. Lunch will be served in a restaurant on the beach. We then sail back to Manado in the afternoon.
DAY 04: DEPARTURE
At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Here you will have a chance to see daily life of Minahasa people. In Tomohon traditional market you’ll see a lot of animals that are uncommon sold in traditional market in Indonesia. Dogs sold as food and the process you will select a dog in the living conditions and the dog will be burned alive then in the clear for take meat, usually in addition to the dog there was an monkeys, bats or so-called Paniki, python snakes, mice and many more.
After that drive toward to Wolowan village to see the making of traditional wooden house of Minahasa. Lunch will be served in the floating restaurant in Lake of Tondano while enjoying the panorama of Lake Tondano. The next stop is Bukit Kasih or hill of love. On the way back, we are going to stop at Linau lake for some rest and afternoon tea. Have fried banana while enjoying the three colors lake.
Off to Bunaken or Siladen in the morning for snorkeling, the best time to snorkeling there is 08.00 – 10.00 in the morning since the current still not very strong. And after that, enjoy your morning in Siladen island, it’s a small island next to Bunaken island. Siladen Island is part of the Bunaken Manado Tua Marine Park comprises of a group of five islands: Bunaken, Siladen, Nain, Montehage and Manado Tua.
The five islands in the park are distinctly different; Siladen Island offers mostly steep wall diving and many opportunities to see pelagics like sharks, mackerels, tunas and turtles are endless. In the noon, sail to Bunaken island, it takes only 10 minutes from Siladen to Bunaken island. Have lunch in the local restaurant in Bunaken island. After lunch have your chance to see another amazing view of Bunaken Marine Park with Katamaran boat ( glass bottom boat ) for 30 minutes. Afternoon have your chance to explore Bunaken island, to see the local people with their daily life. Then sail back to Manado city.
The small islands in Manado Bay offer pristine coral walls covered with incredible amounts and varieties of soft coral. Visibility ranges from 12-25 meters, but this is due to plankton, which sustains the area's rich fish life. The reefs here are basically untouched. The marine life here is excellent and the surfaces of the walls are crowded with hard and soft coral. Huge schools of Pyramid Butterfly Fish, Black Triggerfish, Barracuda, rays, Moray eels and sea snakes are common.