Minahasa Highlands & Mahawu Volcano Trekking Tour
Duration: Approximately 8 hours — Departure AM
(08:00 AM) After departure at our Safari Tours Office or your hotel we make a stop at the Vihara Buddhayana (Buddhist Temple) near Gardenia Country Inn, then heading for the small village of Woloan, where you can see the Minahasan Style Houses being built, knock down style, ready for delivery or shipping. Then continue to the base of Mount Mahawu where we begin the 1-hour trek to the crater’s edge. From that vantage point we can see Bunaken & Manado Tua Islands, as well as the bay of Manado. At the bottom of the crater, one can observe a steaming lake and experience the smell of sulfur from the pools.
Then it’s off to see the traditional food & flower market in Tomohon, surprises in store for you!
You will have lunch at Tondano Lake, close to the goldfish farm, where you will enjoy the serenity of the lake. Then we travel to Pulutan Village, a cottage industry for making pottery or choose the Toraget Hot Springs. At the weaving factories you can observe the local weaving traditions being practiced. Last stop is Lake Linow (the changing color lake), a one of a kind experience.
Note: Please bring some local currency – Rp. 200,000 – 300,000 (US$ 14-21) – if you are interested in purchasing ceramic or textile handicrafts.
Safari Tours Price
US$150.00/Pax (min 2 pax) – Single US$209.00.
“Dec.15, 2019 – Jan.10, 2020 a 15% holiday surcharge will be added to the normal fee.”
In town pick-up from Manado. Bitung: Add US$20 per person.
Includes: Private transportation, 1 lunch, 1 soft drink, cloth shopping bag, a stainless steel water tumbler “Say No To Plastic”, entrance fees, and English speaking guide.