Tangkoko Nature Reserve Tours

Black Macaques in Tangkoko, by Sander van Hulsenbeek

Located at the foot of Dua Saudara Mountain, the Tangkoko Nature Reserve is comprised of rolling hills and valleys with a variety of hardwood trees and unusual plant life. The animal life is also quite varied, and one can often view Tarsius tarsier (one of the smallest known primates), black tailless monkeys, maleo birds, wild pigs and kuskus (marsupials). Tangkoko Batuangus Reserve offers a suitable protective environment to help prevent these animals from becoming extinct.

Safari Tours & Travel has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2016 for its Tangkoko Tours.

Tangkoko Day Tour

Departing Safari Tours office, we proceed 2 hours to the 8700-hectare National Park where we will hike in search of the Black Crested Macaque (Black Monkey indigenous to North Sulawesi) as well as the famous Tarsius Tarsier. Cameras, long pants and a flashlight are the order of the day. Exciting trip for nature lovers, trekkers, and anyone who likes the outdoors.

Safari Tours Price - Tangkoko Day Tour

$130/Pax (min 2 pax) - Single $165.
In town pick-up from Manado. Bitung: Add $20 per person.

Includes: Transport, 1 Free Tangkoko Pocket Guide per 2 persons (56 pages), entrance free, English speaking guide, all ranger/guide fees, 1 lunch, 1 soft drink.

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Tangkoko Overnight Tour (2D/1N)

This is an exciting overnight trip for nature lovers, trekkers, and anyone who likes the outdoors.

DAY 01 (12 noon) :
Transfer by Safari Tours bus or AC 4 pax vehicle to Nature Reserve. The 2-hour drive to the 9000-hectare National Park is quite scenic as we pass through small villages. Upon arrival, immediately check in to Tangkoko Hill Cottage & Resto or equivalent. You will then be guided by local forest rangers (and Safari staff) 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. Depending on what time it gets dark, we will head into the denser part of the jungle as the sun is setting, where you will (most likely) be able to get photographs of the Tarsius Tarsier (one of the smallest known primates). After it is completely dark and the Tarsier have departed for their nightly foraging, we head back to the homestay for a basic traditional dinner. Overnight.
(Included: Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 02:
Rising early, you will again hike into the forest with local rangers where you will have the best opportunity to view more birds and certainly the Black Crested Macaque as these monkeys are earlier risers and are searching out food along the coastline at Tangkoko. After several hours it’s back to the homestay for a traditional breakfast and prepare to go back to Manado. Arrive in Manado between 9 -11 AM.
(Included: Breakfast)

Safari Tours Price - Tangkoko Overnight Tour

$180/Pax (min 2 pax) - Single $230.
In town pick-up from Manado. Bitung: Add $20 per person.

Includes: Transport, 1 Free Tangkoko Pocket Guide per 2 persons (56 pages), entrance free, English speaking guide, all ranger/guide fees, overnight homestay, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 soft drink per meal.

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Tangkoko Extended Overnight Tour (3D/2N)

DAY 01 (12 noon) :
Transfer by Safari Tours bus or air conditioned vehicle to Nature Reserve. The 2-hour drive to the 9,000-hectare National Park is quite scenic as we pass through small villages. Lunch en-route. Upon arrival, immediately check in to home-stay. Clients will then be guided by local forest ranger and Safari Tours guide 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. Depending on what time it gets dark, we will head into the denser part of the jungle as the sun is setting, where you will (most likely) be able to get photographs of the Tarsius Tarsier (one of the smallest known primates). After it is completely dark and the Tarsier have departed for their nightly foraging, we head back to the home-stay for a basic traditional dinner. Overnight.
(Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 02 (Starting 04.30 am):
Rising early, we will again hike into the forest with local ranger where clients will have the best opportunity to view more birds and certainly the Black Crested Macaque as these monkeys are earlier risers and are searching out food along the coastline at Tangkoko. After several hours it’s back to the home-stay for full breakfast and a 1 or 2-hour rest. After lunch we will head back the jungle for more opportunities to see the Tarsius Tarsier (one of the smallest known primates) and other wildlife of the nature reserve. After it is completely dark and the Tarsier have departed for their nightly foraging, we head back to the home-stay for dinner. Overnight at home-stay.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We can also arrange mangrove trip by traditional fishermen’s boat, for more birding or sightseeing opportunities (tide/weather dependent).

DAY 03 (05.00 am):
Rising early, another opportunity (if you choose) to hike into the forest with local ranger and Safari guide. We return to the homestay for full breakfast and preparing to check out. 10.00 Latest time leaving the homestay to go back to Manado or to the airport to catch clients’ next destination flight.
(Breakfast)

Safari Tours Price - Tangkoko Extended Overnight Tour

$370/Pax (min 2 pax) - Single $465.
In town pick-up from Manado. Bitung: Add $20 per person.

Includes: Transport, 1 Free Tangkoko Pocket Guide per 2 persons (56 pages), entrance free, English speaking guide, all ranger/guide fees, overnight homestay, overnight homestay, boat for mangrove trip, all meals as stated in the itinerary (from lunch on D1 to breakfast on D3).

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Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue and Education Centre

Tasikoki Brochure

Tasikoki Brochure (PDF)

Only one hour away from Tangkoko Nature Reserve (on the way) is Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue and Education Centre (www.tasikoki.org). Here you can observe many unique species from Indonesia, as well as several endemic to Sulawesi. All animals have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. When taking a tour of the centre (1.5 hours) you will learn about conservation of wildlife and nature as well as the rampant wildlife trade. After visiting the animals you can enjoy a vegetarian meal (with fish) together with the staff as well as the many volunteers from all over the world.

Price: $25/person as add-on to a Tangkoko Nature Reserve trip.

 

Tangkoko Pocket Guide

Tangkoko Pocket Guide Tangkoko Pocket Guide
by Rob Lee, Jon Riley and Lefrandy Pesik
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Price: USD 10,-
Free with Tangkoko tour!

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