Discover the Beauty of North Sulawesi with Our 4-Day Halal Tour Package
Discover North Sulawesi in just four days with this tour itinerary. Your first stop is Tangkoko Nature Reserve, situated at the base of Dua Saudara Mountain, where you can spot the Black Crested Macaque, hornbills, and other unique fauna. You will also trek into the jungle to see the Tarsius, the world's smallest primate. Afterward, you'll head to Tomohon, a market town where you can sample traditional food and view Minahasan traditional style houses being built in Woloan. The tour also takes you to Pulutan Village, where you can observe pottery-making and visit the bentenan weaving workshop to see local weaving traditions in action. On day three, you'll hike to the crater's edge of Mount Mahawu and enjoy panoramic views of Bunaken & Manado Tua Islands and the bay of Manado. Afterward, you'll visit Lake Linow, a sulfuric lake that changes colors due to its changing chemical composition. Your tour ends on day four with a transfer to either Manado city or the airport for your onward journey. Throughout your tour, you can enjoy halal meals and accommodations, and your guide will ensure that you can easily access the nearest mosque for prayers.
This tour lets you discover North Sulawesi in four days. You will visit Tangkoko nature reserve, which is located at the foot of Dua Saudara Mountain. Tomohon is a market where you can discover traditional food and flowers. For some insights into pottery-making, Pulutan is a perfect industrial village. Trekking to the crates edge, with panoramic views will be done on Mount Mahawu. Lake Linow is a sulfuric lake. The changing chemical composition of the lake means that it changes colours often.
I T I N E R A R Y
DAY 01 MANADO CITY/AIRPORT – TANGKOKO NATURE RESERVE (63 KM / 5 HRS) [-/L/D]
12.00 Option I Depart from Hotel in Manado city or Sam Ratulangi Airport, then directly drive to Tangkoko Nature Reserve. The 2-hours trip to this 9,000-hectare nature reserve is quite scenic. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
13.05 Option II Arrival at Sam Ratulangi airport by Silk Air from Singapore, then directly drive to Tangkoko Nature Reserve. The 2-hours trip to this 9,000-hectare nature reserve is quite scenic. Lunch will be served at local Halal restaurant
At the Nature Reserve, you will be guided by forest rangers in search of the Black Crested Macaque (Black Monkey indigenous to North Sulawesi), hornbills, and couscous as well as other fauna specific to the reserve. We will then head into the denser part of the jungle as the sun is setting, where you will be able to get photographs of the Tarsius (world’s smallest primate). Afterward we will drive to the chosen Resort in The Highland of Tomohon.
Additional trip to Tasikoki, tour starts between 09.00-09.30 in the morning, here you can see many unique species from all over Indonesia, as well as several endemics to Sulawesi that have been rescued from the illegal trade. The arrive takes 1, 5 hours tour, you will learn about the conservation of wildlife trade. Afterwards, enjoy a vegetarian meal together with the staff at the centre as well as the many volunteers from all over the world. Halal Dinner and accommodation at HIGHLAND RESORT (Deluxe Room).
DAY 02 MINAHASA HIGHLAND TOUR (35 KM / 07 HRS) [B/L/D]
Breakfast at the hotel
09.00 Leaving the Resort, we first stop at Pagoda Ekayana in the village of Kakaskasen. A place of worship for Buddhists, the pagoda also welcomes visitors to admire its architectures that blend well with the surrounding nature. Afterwards we proceed to see the traditional food & flower market in Tomohon and to the small village of Woloan to see the Minahasan traditional style houses being built, knock down style, ready for delivery or shipping. We will have lunch on Tondano. Lake while enjoying the serenity of the lake and its surrounding hills. After lunch we drive to Pulutan Village, an industrial village for pottery-making. As we start back to the Resort, the bentenan weaving workshop is a must to visit and see the local weaving traditions being practiced. Halal Dinner and accommodation at HIGHLAND RESORT (Deluxe Room)
DAY 03 MAHAWU VOLCANO TOUR (45 KM / 06 HRS) [B/L/D]
Breakfast at the hotel
08.00 We head to the base of Mount Mahawu, to begin the 30 minutes trek to the crate’s edge. This is an easy and relaxed trek with many stops to see the panoramic views. From that vantage point we can see Bunaken & 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 hike we will drive to Lake Linow, a sulfuric lake, to have lunch (canoeing the lake is possible, optional & subject to availability) and then we drive you back to the Resort.
Rest of the day is free at leisure
Halal Dinner and accommodation at HIGHLAND RESORT (Deluxe Room).
DAY 04 TOMOHON – MANADO CITY/AIRPORT / GANGGA ISLAND (25 KM / 30 MNTS)
Halal Breakfast at the hotel [B/-/-]
At the appropriate time we will pick you up from the resort and transfer to Manado city or to the airport to catch your next flight, or for further transfer to Gangga Island Resort (not included in the price)
1) Please note that throughout your stay, prayers can be arranged to the nearest mosque or you may pray at your room in the resort.
2) Our guide on your tour is Muslim and knows the best Halal restaurants.
3) No alcoholic beverages and only Halal snacks in your room during your stay.
4) This tour in North Sulawesi was designed by eHalal Group Germany