Here is what our guests are saying…

For more testimonials, please see our page on TripAdvisor.

Your Entry for our Guestbook:

Fields marked with * are required.
Your E-mail address won't be published.
It's possible that your entry will only be visible in the guestbook after we reviewed it.
We reserve the right to edit, delete, or not publish entries.
31 entries.
Murtaza Paghdiwala & Zainab Mun wrote on July 18, 2016
“Jeremy and Manado Safari Catered to our every request!” - from TripAdvisor; July 2016

It is really hard coordinating a perfect vacation to a place literally across the world. A place you have never been to, a different time zone, a different language, etc etc. I spent SO much time trying to research on my own on all the various travel forums. When I got in touch with Jeremy it was so great to have someone who understood my needs, spoke the same language, and most importantly had our best interests in mind.

We were looking to set up a perfect diving vacation with very precise and strict requirements. There are so many options and possible itineraries. Everything Jeremy recommended coincided with my own research, but instead of just researching, he was able to contact the hotels and dive resorts locally and make all the necessary arrangements.

His driver transported us to and from the resorts as well as the hotel. Freddy, I think, was hilarious and we looked forward to our drives with him. We also did a tangkoko forest tour with him.

Jeremy made planning our vacation a cinch, the services he provides are top notch and only add to the amazing experience that is N. Sulawesi.

(Thalassa Dive Resort, Murex Bangka Kungkungan Bay Resort , PADI Open Water, land tours)
Mark wrote on June 26, 2016
David and Mehdi were two of the best guides I have had the fortune of having. It was great to have two guides who were so knowledgeable passionate about their work. They were flexible and funny and went out of their way to find the species I wanted to see. I couldn't recommend them enough. Thanks a lot.

(Tangkoko Tour)
Dea Putri wrote on May 9, 2016
My family had a very pleasant tour in North Sulawesi and we are thankful to have Pak Freddy as our tour guide as he is very friendly, informative and nice. He helped us discover more of North Sulawesi.

However, it is regretful that the hotel we were staying wasn't quite good, in terms of services and sanitation (the rooms, the room's telephone and bed sheets were odour). Besides that, our guide when we were snorkelling in Bunaken was not quite helpful.

But, those were not Safari Tour's fault. Overall, Safaris has given us a 5-star service, including Kak Lusia who corresponded with us prior to our trip. We will surely come back to North Sulawesi with Safari Tours & Travel.

(Minahasa Highland, Bunaken Sightseeing Tour)
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)

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This