Manado is the capital city of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. It is the starting point for exploration of the Minahasa region's many attractions, like the breathtaking underwater life at Bunaken, and various spots for trekking, hiking, rafting, adventuring, or cultural heritage attractions.
The Sam Ratulangi International Airport of Manado serves domestic and international flights. In addition, this airport is able to receive wide-bodied aircrafts. SilkAir was the first international airline that flew Singapore-Manado directly. Domestically, there are daily flights to Manado from Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Makassar, Papua and Balikpapan.
The word Manado will remind you with the beauty of the coral reefs of Bunaken Marine Park. Manado is one of the 10 Best Island in Southeast Asia and Pacific. Try the exotic Manado cuisine, see the Mount of Love, and marvel at the beauty of Lake Tondano.
Bunaken Marine Park
The rich marine life in this UNESCO world heritage site is definitely the main attraction. See various shapes of coral reef and colorful fish such as angelfish, sea horses, to giant clams. Bunaken has a 39 point dives.
Tumbak Marine Park
Tumbak Marine Park has many beautiful coral reefs. Unlike Bunaken, Tumbak is still not widely known. This marine park is located in the Southeast Minahasa. This area also has many beautiful beaches.
Located in the east of Bunaken Islands. Siladen Island is famous for its clean white sandy beach and clear blue water. Siladen offers 2 diving spots with the alluring beauty of beautiful coral reefs.
This diving and snorkeling paradise has 88 diving points. The beautiful coral reefs and diversity marine life are equally amazing or maybe more than Bunaken. Enjoy the beautiful beach or rent a boat for fishing game.
Sawangan River Rafting
The rafting track on Sawangan River stretches 9 kilometers and will take approximately two hours. During rafting, you can enjoy the view of many leafy trees inhabited by monkeys on the riverbank.
This volcanic lake has enchanting view, especially when the calm lake water is reflecting the mountains on the background. You can rent a boat to go around the lake and see the Likri Island in the middle of Lake Tondano.
Tandurusa Tourism Park
This beautiful little forest is home for Tarsier, the world's smallest primates endemic to Sulawesi. It is also home to rare animals such as the black monkey, babirusa, Sulawesi hornbill, possum bears, black parrot, albatross and giant python.
This is so the best place to watch sunset and taste the delicious culinary variety. Boulevard is the icon of Manado and located along Pierre Tendean Road lined with cafes and restaurants with typical food of the main dish Manado.
Mount Tumpa has one of the most beautiful sunrise and sunset in Manado and popular among nature photographers. Capture the view of entire Manado city from the top of the mountain.
Bukit Kasih (Love Hill)
You need to climb 2,435 stairs to reach to the top, where you will find the worship house of the five official religions in Indonesia in one place. One the way to the top of the hill, you will be treated with beautiful view of the sulfur crater.