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28 entries.
Marie-Claude & Robert wrote on January 11, 2016
Safaris Tours & Travel are always efficient. We did a white water rafting tour from Manado with them and everything was professionnal, we really enjoyed our day. We were only 2 guests in the raft with 2 guides who knew very well the river (category 2 - 4). In the middle of the tour, we stopped to drink water and some pastries and we had lunch (simple but quite good) in a small restaurant after the tour on the way back to Manado. It was very nice to speak with our guide, Franck Kowaas before and after the tour.

Many years before, the Toraja tour was also a very professionnal one and our guide a 4* one.

(White water rafting in November 2015; many years before: Toraja land tour, volcano tour, tarsier tour)
Neville & Rhonda Millen wrote on August 30, 2015
We were so glad that we booked with Safari Tours and Travel. Every connection went smoothly over the fourteen days and the sights and experiences were the most memorable we have had for a long time. In addition to the comfortable accommodations and incredible vistas we enjoyed, it was the company of our tour guides that was also a highlight. On the Southern leg Soba was a witty, intelligent guide always up for a laugh but full of new information and Mengis was a very competent driver on often difficult roads. In the Northern leg Freddy was both guide and driver and he handled the five days with wonderful warm-hearted good cheer. He was a joy to be with on the trip.

The Gangga Island stay capped off a fabulous trip to Sulawesi where we snorkeled over three days and saw a myriad of colorful fish of many species and a few sea snakes. The resort was excellent.

In total it was a safe, wonderful trip, full of interest and handled by very engaging staff. Thank you for going the extra yard to make us feel truly welcomed on your island. To the office staff who we did not meet we offer our thanks for smooth transfer of all bookings of accommodations, plane flights and entrance fees. We thank you most sincerely. We have encouraged several friends to come to Sulawesi and hope to come again within a few years to the Minahasa Highlands and Gangga Island. We particularly loved the stay at Gardenia Hotel where the food was first class on any scale and we would love to stay there again.

(Toraja Tour - Discover Minahasa: Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Minahasa Highland Tour, Mahawu Volcano Trek, Gardenia Country Inn - Gangga Island Resort - Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Manado - Domestic Ticketing)
Galen & Collette wrote on July 28, 2015
My wife and I ended our dive trip to North Sulawesi with a land-based trip to the Minahasa highlands and Tangkoko nature forest. Our operator for this part of the trip, Manado safaris tour, was exceptional. The itinerary was fun and our guide, a gentleman named Freddy, was really more of a cultural ambassador for us or an oracle of all things Indonesian. He was light-hearted, kind, and tremendously informative. We enjoyed our time with him very much and frequently remarked how his contributions enhanced our experience. The other piece I'm compelled to mention is the service we received from the owners. On two occasions, especially one involving a mess of our own making, they personally went far above and beyond what anyone could reasonably expect to make our trip a success. It is without reservation that I recommend their service to anyone travelling to North Sulawesi.

(Discover Minahasa Package: Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Minahasa Highland Tour, Mahawu Volcano Trek, Gardenia Country Inn)
Nicolas and Joana wrote on May 20, 2015
We chose the 2-day tour from Manado. We had lunch in the countryside with a beautiful scenery surrounding us. Then we got to the homestay before leaving for Tangkoko forest right before dusk. There we saw a couscous bear, a handful of Tarsiers, snakes, etc. After a good dinner and a comfortable night of sleep we woke up before dawn and went back to the forest to meet and walk with dozens of black crested macaques. We also spotted a few hornbills on the way back. Our ranger was Mehdi, and is considered one of the best in Tangkoko (other groups did not spot as much wildlife as us). Our guide and driver was David, young, dynamic, fun, and exceptionally interesting to talk with on many subjects. He was definitely great company. Requesting them both will change your tour for sure!

(Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Overnight Tour)
Lindsey Norton wrote on April 16, 2015
My sisters, brother in law, and I traveled to Manado in April of 2015. My sisters and I were eager to return to Indonesia after growing up on Sumatra. There are not enough amazing things I can say about our trip with Manado Safaris. Lusia perfectly arranged and planned the trip, even after I kept changing dates and times. David was the most amazing guide and even took us to local restaurants at our request. He was flexible when bad weather interrupted part of our trip and made sure we always had anything we needed. We would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an amazing adventure!

(Discover Minahasa Package: Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Minahasa Highland Tour, Mahawu Volcano Trek, Highland Resort)
Jennifer Meriwether wrote on September 17, 2014
I was trying to purchase domestic airline tickets on Lion Air, which are very difficult to buy outside of the country and was advised to contact Safari Tours and Travel for help. Lusia was very helpful and responsive and gave me several options for flights including a comparison between Garuda and Lion Air as well as expediting the ticket purchase for me once I made my decision. I did not take any tours while I was in North Sulawesi, however, if I return and wish to do so in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to use Safari to arrange it. I'm sure they would provide the highest level of service.

(Domestic Ticketing)
Judy & Mark Goodson wrote on August 9, 2014
I just wanted to compliment manado safari and our guide David and whole package. We had such a memorable trip with friendliest people and stunning wildlife. I will be giving a rave recommendation for manado safaris on trip advisor. I would like to thank our fantastic local ranger mr medie (please tell me how to spell his name) but we have lasting memories of Tangkoko thanks to your easy communication right from the beginning. Thank you so much.

(4D/3N Tangkoko Nature Reserve Package)
Marie Ann Davies wrote on April 22, 2014
I wanted to feed back on my recent trip and I had a wonderful time. The crew were amazing and I would say the food was the best I've ever had on a live aboard (and I used to work for Mike Ball Dive Expeditions - five star boats out of PNG and Australia and their food was excellent!). It was an extremely well run boat and I think there were a few air-con issues but to be honest, I've always found boats have air-con issues, that's just the nature of diving from boats, so it didn't worry me in the least.

The diving in its quality and variety was excellent. I'm so glad I did the 10 day trip too and got to dive Moyo and Banta Islands as well. The mantas in South Komodo were certainly a highlight. I've done about 1300 dives and I've never been a keen night diver but I ended up doing all but one on this trip (excellent critter spotters!). I think I've been converted! Of course, the 29/30 degree water temperature certainly helped. The guides were amazing too.

I shall ensure I pass on my comments to Trip Advisor and other sites that I frequent and pass on my warm feedback.

I shall be writing an article so if Diver Mag UK prints it I will let you know of course.

(Komodo Dancer Liveaboard)

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