Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dumoga Bone Bird Watching 4D3N

Sulawesi Bird
Birding in Sulawesi
This beautiful National Park can be reached by driving about 4 hours from Manado. We will take you to find special bird from Sulawesi such as Black Pigeon, the elusive Sulawesi Ground-Dove, Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail, Bay Coucal, Green-backed Kingfisher, Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill, and the simply stunning Red-bellied Pitta which is quite common here. 

At night spotlighting can be very rewarding with Sulawesi Scops Owl, Sulawesi Masked Owl, and Ochre-bellied Hawk-Owl all recorded around the park headquarters. At Tambun we will hope to find one of Sulawesi’s most enigmatic birds – the Maleo. After exploring this beautiful park, our guide will take you to Lake Moat to enjoy the fresh surroundings. We will rest here for the night where your accommodation, dinner and breakfast has been fully prepared. The next day our guide will take you to Ambang volcano, where you can see the huge crater with its sulfur smell. Here you may wish to taste the delicious Kismis (black fruit) found plentiful in the surrounding area. We can take you back to your hotel.

Duration: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Mini participants : two persons

Day 01 : Manado – Dumoga Bone
Arrival in Manado, meet with your guide then direct drive (5-6 hours) to Dumoga Bone. Lunch enroute. Later after arrive in Kosinggolan check-in at Tante Mien homestay and dinner. (L, D).

Day 02 : Dumoga Bone Birding
Morning and afternoon birding around Kasinggolan. (B, L, D).

Day 03 : Dumoga Bone Birding
Early morning drive to Tambun for Maleo Birds and others. Afternoon birding around Tapak Kulintang. (B, L, D).

Day 04 : Dumoga Bone – Next destination
After breakfast and we will transfer you to Manado or to the airport for your next destination. (B)

The above prices include:
Private ac car based, tour as per program, Experienced English speaking guide, entrance fees, full board meals, mineral water during tour (Aqua), tax & service and accommodation based on the above hotels mentioned.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

North Sulawesi Mountain Trip

Soputan Volcano
Minahasa Sulawesi is well-known of its volcano. This area is a place where there are many active volcanoes. The volcano will amaze you to a close up of natural wonders. Minahasa will also entertain you its beautiful rain forest, varied wildlife, sulfur crater, and amazing scenery. You will meet the satisfaction to explore the Minahasa volcanoes with us. Our well trained guide with qualified in mountain tracking will lead you to the amazing scenery.

North Sulawesi Mountain Trip
Duration: 11 Days/ 10 Nights
Mini participants : two persons

DAY 01: Arrive Manado. (Dinner)
Meet at Sam Ratulangi Airport in Manado, leave the airport on a thirty minutes drive to Quality Hotel for your overnight stay. Welcome dinner at a restaurant.

DAY 02: Manado / Kotamobagu – Mount Ambang Reserve. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, transfer to Kotamobagu for Mount Ambang Reserve. The climb to Mount Ambang takes approximate 4 hours (2 hours up & almost 2 hours down). Overnight accommodation is at a homestay with basic facilities.

DAY 03: Kotamobagu – Mount Ambang / Tomohon (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, leave for Tomohon with a brief stop at the Hill of Love volcano. At Tomohon, check in at the Lokon Boutique Hotel for your overnight accommodation and at your own leisure.

DAY 4: Trek the twin volcanoes Lokon-Empung. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Start the trek to Mt. Empung (1,325m) via Kinilow village. From Mt. Empung, trek across to Mt. Lokon (1,579 m) to get to the Tompaluan Crater (1,100 m). Mt. Lokon is an active volcano. The last eruption was in November 1991. After lunch, head to Lake Linow, a sulfuric lake with a beautiful scenery for a rest. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight at Lokon Boutique Hotel.

DAY 5: Trek the Soputan volcano. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Drive for 45 minutes to Toure village, the starting point for trekking up to Soputan Volcano (1,809 m). Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight at Lokon Boutique Hotel.

DAY 6: Tour around Lake Tondano / Tangkoko Batuangas Nature Reserve. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
On the way to Tangkoko, stop at Tondano lake to explore the biggest lake in North Sulawesi. After lunch, head to Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Overnight at a homestay with basic facilities.

DAY 7: Full day trek at the Tangkoko Batuangas Nature Reserve. (Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner)
Explore the endemic flora and fauna of North Sulawesi at the Tangkoko Batuangas Nature Reserve. Search for the Black Crested Macaque (Black Monkey indigenous to North Sulawesi) and the Tarsier Spectrum (the world’s smallest primate). Overnight at a homestay.

DAY 8: Tangkoko Batuangas Nature Reserve / Bunaken Island in the afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Go on an early morning walk to explore the reserve. Leave for Manado in the late morning. From Manado, take a 45 minutes boat ride (depending on sea conditions) to Bunaken island for your overnight stay. Overnight at Bastianos Dive Resort.

DAY 9: Trip to Manado Tua island. (Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner)
Take a 20 minutes boat ride from Bunaken Island to Manado Tua Island. Manado Tua as in the local language mean “Old Manado” is a dormant volcano. Start trekking to the peak at 850 m. Return to Bunaken Island in the afternoon. Free at your own time. Overnight at Bastianos Dive Resort.

DAY 10: Bunaken Island. (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
Free at your own time and activities. Overnight at Bastianos Dive Resort.

DAY 11: Check out in the morning and transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)


Price Include: private ac car based, tour as per program, English or other required languages speaking guide, entrance fees, meals as program, mineral water during tour (Aqua), tax & service and accommodation based on the above hotels mentioned.

Friday, January 29, 2016


Ibu Volcano
Ibu Volcano
This tour is a perfect tour to enjoy the active volcano in Nort Sulawesi. The trips will cover Ibu Volcano, Dukono Volcano, and Karangetang Volcano.

Difficulty Grade : Easy – Moderate
Tour Duration : 16 Days

Day 01: Jakarta – Ternate
Transport flight from Jakarta to Ternate, arrive in Ternate continue by checking at the hotel. Relaxing and prepare the logistic for tomorrow.

Day 02: Ternate – Jailolo – Ibu Village
Get up lazily, after breakfast at the Hotel, we will go to the harbour. We will use public Speed Boat to Jailolo. Arrive in Jailolo (Halmahera Island) the car is already wait for us , drive to Ibu Village, overnight at Camp or Local House.

Day 03: Ibu Volcano Trekking
After breakfast, we will  have morning trekking to Ibu Volcano. If the volcano is active, it is better to see the volcano at night, hope to have good eruption. We will have campsite or tents for the overnight.

Day 04: Descending from Ibu Volcanoes
Afternoon down trekk to Duono Village will be take aboutt 5 hours, then continue to Jalilolo overnight and rest at the hotel.

Day 05: Full day Driving from Jailolo to Tobelo City
It will be a long drive from Ibu Village to Tobelo City. Arriving at the afternoon, then checking at the Hotel.

Day 06: Climb Dukono Volcano
From the hotel we will drive to the starting point for the trekking more or less 1 hours. Then continue with Jeep or Motorbike to the Coconut Plantation. The trekking to Dukono campsite is around 3-4 hours, overnight at Tent / Campsite. If the volcano active we will go nearby the crater to see the eruptions.

Day 07: Dukono Volcano – Tobelo
Very early morning about 2 am, ready to climb The Volcano, to see small stromboli of Dukono Volcano, that will be take about 1-2 hours to reaching the Rim. Then Back to Camp for prepare descend and afternoon we back to Village and drive to Tobelo, overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Flight to Manado – Tomohon
flight to Manado from Tobelo, arrive in manado continue drive to Tomohon Highland, overnight at Hotel
– Rest days— (note: depending flight from Kao or Ternate to Manado) if Flight from Ternate, will be Plus 1 Night at Ternate

Day 09: Climb Lokon Volcano
full day explore Lokon Volcano, trekking will be take about 2 hours folowing Lava Riverside at Lokon Volcano. If ongoing eruption we will climb at Night.

Day 10: Soputan Volcano Explore
Drive from tomohon to foot of Soputan Volcano, from here we will use Adventureous 4wd Jeep to get closer of Soputan volcano, overnight at Camp Site

Day 11: Explore Soputan Volcano – Tomohon
Explore Soputan Volcano, after that we will back to Tomohon for overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Sail to Karangetang
Ready to sail to Siau Island using Public Fast Boat, arrive in Siau we continue to Village to Made Camp / Local House in the foot of Mt Karangetang, at Night observ of Karangetang Volcano. Overnight at Local House / Camp (depend of Activity of Mt Karangetang Volcano) Local House at Dompass Village depending the eruption

Day 13: Trekking around of Mt Karangetang Volcano, also if possible to visit get close from the Volcano, overnight at Camp / Local House Dompass Village depending the eruption
Climb Mount Karangetang via Northern Flank… (expedition trip)

Day 14: Down Trek from Karangetang Volcano, back to Local House , overnight at Local House

Day 15: Sail to islands near Siau Island for Snorkeling and relaxing using wooden Boat on days trip tour

Day 16: Sail Back to Manado
Sailing using Public Fast Boat to Manado, overnight at Hotel in The Manado City.

Day 17: Transfer to Airport for Flight to jakarta or flight to Singapore end trip

PRICE EUR- / Person Contact us
Group Schedule will be Open on April 2016, August 2016 and October 2016, if you interest to join please contact to

All Land transportation by Private Car with AC or without AC
All Domestic Airfare
All Sea Transportation using Public Fast Boat to Siau Sangihe Islands / Speed Boat to Halmahera/ Wooden Boat
All Accommodation base on twin share
Full Board Meals as per the itinerary (B: Breakfast some provided by Hotel)
Porter and Camping Equipment
Local Donation
All Permits and Donations
English speaking guide Volcano Specialist Guide

Personal Travel Insurance
Meal in Restaurants without BLD indication by itinerary, we will drop to Local Restaurants
Additional Food, Soft drink, Refreshment, Beer and Snack
Personal Expenses
Tips, Phone, etc

Things to carry:
Daypack or backpack
Helmet + Good Mask
Trekking shoes or walking shoes with good Condition
Warm Jacket
Trekking poles
Clothes easy to dry when it wet (top and trouser for walking)
Personal medicine
Snack or personal food for nibble
Camera or documentation stuff (don’t forget to keep it dry and safe).
Head torch/Torch with good durability
Sunhat and Sunglasses
Personal Toiletries