WONDERFUL MINAHASA

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WONDERFUL MINAHASA
The name Manado, which is derived from the Minahasan Language, comes from manadou or wanazou meaning "on the far coast" or "in the distance" and originally referred to the further of two islands which can be seen from the mainland.

DESTINATION
BAN HIN KIONG
the oldest temple in the city of Manado. This temple was established in 1819. This temple is very popular tourism spot in the city, especially during the Chinese new year celebration.

BUNAKEN NATIONAL PARK
Bunaken is an 8.08 km² island in the Bay of Manado. The marine Park around Bunaken is part of the National Park that also includes the ocean around the island of Manado Tua, Siladen and Mantehage. The translucent waters of the Bunaken seas enable people to clearly view numerous sea biota. There are 13 species of coral reefs in this park, dominated by edge ridges and block ridges of rocks. For some divers, Bunaken is the best diving spot ever. There is With about 20 dive spots to choose from, divers will have the chance to swim below the sea, and frolic joyfully while admiring the sea creatures. The journey to Bunaken will only take 45 minutes from Manado.

MINAHASA HIGHLAND
Those fine volcanic peaks that he talked of are part of the Minahasa Highlands, a truly magificent mountainous area inland from Manado. Apart from its volcanoes a trip through Minahasa will also take you to intriguing prehistoric above-ground burial sites, hot springs, the scenic Tondano Lake, the coloured Linow Lake and breathtaking panoramas of lush mountains, coffee and coconut plantations, orchid gardens and terraced hillsides. Add to it the fun-loving and extroverted Minahasa people who live in neat wood frame houses, with fences and flower gardens, giving Manado a European feel, and you are up for a unique adventure.

MUST VISIT PLACE are :
  • TOMOHON
    Tomohon is famous as the ‘city of flowers’. Flowers are a part of every journey here, and every year in August (originally every two years) the town hosts a major event called the Tomohon Flower Festival.
  • WARUGA
    Waruga are a type of sarcophagus or above ground tomb traditionally used by the Minahasans of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. They are made of stone and consist or a ridged upper part and a box shaped lower section. Minahasa dead were originally wrapped in woka, a type of leaf. Woka is the leaf of the fan palm, Livistona. Then they were put in waruga.
  • LINOW LAKE
    Lake Linow is a volcanic lake, Several hydrothermal vents spew hot gas from the edges and depths of the lake. The changing chemical composition of the lake means that it changes colors often, ranging from red, dark green, and even to dark blue.The lake is abutted on its sides by Mount Lokon and Mount Mahawu. The lake carries a fairly strong miasma of rotten eggs, due to the sulfur that is often in great quantities in the lake. The word "Linow" derives from the Minahasa word for "water gathering place".
  • TONDANO LAKE
    The largest lake in North Sulawesi, the scenic area in the plateau is well worth a visit. Located in 600 m above sea level. Fertile rice paddies lead towards the lake’s edge.
  • TANGKOKO BATUANGUS NATURE RESERVE
    This Nature Reserve is home to a great variety of flora and fauna. There are black apes, maleo birds, snakes, wild pigs, hornbill birds and rusa deer. But special interest is given to the Tarsiers which sneak out at dawn and dusk. About the size of a childs fist, these tiny creatures are among the smallest known primates and a delight to see.
    The reserve is located north of Bitung and covers an area of 3,196 hectares.

    DISTANCE From JAKARTA
    3 hours 20 Minutes

    FLIGHT RECOMMENDATION
    JAKARTA to MANADO
  • Batik Air 05.00 - 09.20
  • Garuda Indonesia 05.50 - 10.20
  • Batik Air 09.40 - 14.00

    MANADO to JAKARTA
  • Batik Air 14.50 - 17.10
  • Garuda Indonesia 16.15 - 18.35
  • Garuda Indonesia 18.50 - 21.10

    WONDERFUL NORTH SULAWESI
    by Indonesia Travel

  • PRICE : Start
    From
    IDR
    USD
    5.560.000428
    DAYS4    NIGHTS3
    DAY 1
    09.20 Meet and greet at the airport.
    Heading to Tomohon.
    Minahasa Highland Half-Day Tour
    DAY 2
    Minahasa Highland Half-Day Tour
    Heading to Manado City
    DAY 3
    Bunaken Full Day Tour
    DAY 4
    Souvenir Shopping
    Airport at 15.00
    Departure to Jakarta at 16.15

    We recommend to take an early flight to Manado and late departure flight to Jakarta to maximize your trip in Manado
    NOTE
    The above itineraries are subject to changed due to :
  • Weather & traffic.
  • Local tradition/tribe tradition.
  • Political condition.
  • ENTITLEMENT:
  • 4 days transportation with driver, petrol, parking & airport transfer.
  • 1 night accommodation at Highland Resort Tomohon with breakfast.
  • 2 nights accommodation at Aston/Swissbell Hotel with breakfast.
  • Meals : 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners.
  • Return boat rental to Bunaken (1 Day Tour).
  • Snorkeling Equipment.
  • Entrance ticket for Bunaken National Park and Manado Tourism spot base on itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Mineral water during trip.
  • Souvenir.

    NOTE
  • The above price consider as a PREMIUM and PRIVATE Tour for minimum quota of 2 persons per trip.
  • Price will be subject to changed without prior notice due to local economic situation in local area (destination).
  • EXCLUDE:
  • Return Airfare to/from Jakarta-Manado-Jakarta.
  • Personal expenses.

    NOTE - Cost Additional if any:
  • Highland Resort Room extension : IDR 555,000/night-include Breakfast.
    Extra Bed at : IDR 250,000/night-include Breakfast.
  • Aston/Swisbell extension : IDR 755,000/night-include Breakfast.
    Extra Bed at : IDR 350,000/night-include Breakfast.
  • Stay over at Bunaken : IDR 950,000/person-include Accommodation with 2 Breakfasts and return boat rental.
  • Surcharge will be applied on :
    • Long Weekend.
    • Idul Fitri (4 days prior & 7 days after).
    • Christmas (1 day prior & until New Year).
    • New Year (until 3 days after).
  • High Season Hotel Surcharge : approximately IDR 350,000/room/night
  • High Season Transportation Surcharge : approximately IDR 200,000/car/day

    CHILDREN FARE
  • 5 - 7 years old : 50% from above package, include extra bed.
  • 8 years old above : full pricing same as adult.
  • ABOUT MANADO
    Manado City is the capital of the province, the former stronghold of the Dutch and the cultural center of the Minahasa people, for a long time Manado prospered through trade with the nearby Philippines and the spice trade with the rest of the world. Christianity is the dominant religion in Manado, you may see the Christ Statue Hillstop when you enter the city.
    The climate is about 32 degree celcius. There is a highland city called Tomohon. You may find the best scenery from mountain, waterfall, and lakes.

    BUNAKEN NATIONAL PARK
    This is established since 1991, Bunaken is one of Indonesia's most famous diving and snorkeling areas and it draws visitors from all over the world. In addition to banana-shaped Bunaken Island itself, the 890 km2 of marine national park includes the neighboring islands of Manado Tua (a distinctive cone-shaped extinct volcano), Siladen, Mantehage, Nain, and Nain Kecil.

    Some 20,000 local inhabitants make their living from the waters in the Bunaken National Marine Park, and this has inevitably led to some conflicts. By and large though, the co-operation between national and local government authorities, conservation groups, business owners and local communities has been very successful here. This has led many to cite Bunaken as a model example of how Indonesia should be preserving its natural marine treasures.

    For those who enjoy scuba diving, this is a great place to be. With about 20 dive spots to choose from, divers will have the chance to swim below the sea, and frolic joyfully while admiring the sea creatures. Most diving takes place near Bunaken and Manado Tua, because of the many excellent sites. The following are representative of dive spots in the area.Lekuan Walls (I, II, III)This long wall at Bunaken is divided into three sites: the Lekuan I, II and III. Together they are the park's best.

    WHAT TO DO
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving is a MUST. But make sure that you are certified and hire a local dive instructor to go dive with you.
  • Trekking a mountain.
  • Trekking to some waterfalls.
  • MUST TRY local food!
    Tinutuan Porridge (Highly Recommended)
    What is Tinutuan Porridge? Typical Manado cuisine is the result of an abundance of highly flavored herbs combined with a touch of spiciness, giving every dish a unique and deliciously rich flavor. Tinutuan porridge is no exception. This vegetarian dish – popularly known as Bubur Manado - is a unique combination of savory and spicy flavors with a splash of freshness. the appearance of Tinutuan is very much like a big jumble of vegetables atop a bowl of rice. The vegetables included in the mix are pumpkin, sweet potato, cassava, kangkung (watercress), corn, spinach and a few others. These vegetables are spiced with garlic, lemongrass, bay leaves, ginger and salt.

    Try also PANADA, BALAPIS, LALAMPA, ROA Fish, and RED BEAN ICE.

    WHAT TO BRING
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Dry fit tshirt
  • Towel
  • Underwater Camera
  • Your favorite book
  • Personal Medicine

    WHAT NOT TO DO
  • Littering
  • Touching the coral reef and sea animal
  • RESERVATION|PAYMENT|CANCELLATION

    RESERVATION
  • Reservation must be in made 10-14 days prior the arrival.
  • Reservation may proceed by:
    − Email to butiktripinfo@gmail.com
    − Click to RESERVATION FORM in website

    PAYMENT
  • Payment subject up to 3 installments, which is :
    − 1st Installment : IDR 5,000,000 (upon RESERVATION).
    − 2nd Installment : 50% from the balance (14 days prior the arrival).
    − 3rd Installment : 50% from the balance (7 days prior the arrival).
  • Our payment methods will be:
    − Credit Card Processing in website (additional 3,1% fee for credit card processing).

    (IDR Currency Bank Transfer) :
    Bank Central Asia (BCA)
    PT JALAN TERUS INDONESIA
    Branch office : KCU Blok A Cipete
    Account No: 218-170-0850
    BANK CENTRAL ASIA, JAKARTA SWIFT Code BIC CENAIDJA
    Beneficiary's Name & Address : PT Lima Titik Satu; Jl Cililin No. 11, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan
    (Please email the receipt of transfer to butiktripinfo@gmail.com|butiktrip.finance@gmail.com)

    (USD Currency Bank Transfer) :
    Telegraphic Transfer (T/T)
    PT JALAN TERUS INDONESIA
    Maybank
    Office : Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 27A, Kb. Kelapa, Gambir, Jakarta Pusat,10120
    Account No : 213-810-7436
    Bank SWIFT Code - IBBKIDJA
    Bank Branch code - 138 (Juanda Branch)
    Beneficiary's Name & Address : PT Lima Titik Satu; Jl Cililin No. 11, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan
    (Please email the receipt of transfer to butiktripinfo@gmail.com|butiktrip.finance@gmail.com)

    CANCELLATION POLICY
  • Cancellation on 12 days on arrival ​will be charged 50% from total purchase.
  • We do not accept any cancellation for the less 14 days prior the arrival.

    NOTE
  • If payment has not been received as above agreement, Butik Trip will undertake unilateral cancellation and there will be no refund deposit for this matter.
  • Butik trip will not be liable to changes or circumstances caused by force majeure (by weather, local tradition, and political condition).