• ENQUIRE
  • CONTACT
Please fill out the information below in order to enquire about your bespoke journey to Asia. All fields are required.
 I am a travel advisor
 Subscribe to our newsletter
Tablet banner0
Tablet banner1
Tablet banner2
Tablet banner3
Tablet banner4
Mobile banner0
Mobile banner1
Mobile banner2
Mobile banner3
Mobile banner4

Manado

Located in northern Sulawesi, a K-shaped island bordering Malaysian Borneo, Manado and the Bunaken Marine Park teem with life; almost 400 species of coral and 90 species of fish reside in the area, making for wonderful opportunities for diving and snorkeling. Within Bunaken are about 20 villages, home to 35,000 people - most of whom reside in the shadow of the volcanoes that dominate the island. With only about 10,000 international visitors a year, Manado and Bunaken are well off the beaten path, and a worthwhile destination.
Located in northern Sulawesi, a K-shaped island bordering Malaysian Borneo, Manado and the Bunaken Marine Park teem with life; almost 400 species of coral and 90 species of fish reside in the area, making for wonderful opportunities for diving and snorkeling. Within Bunaken are about 20 villages, home to 35,000 people - most of whom reside in the shadow of the volcanoes that dominate the island. With only about 10,000 international visitors a year, Manado and Bunaken are well off the beaten path, and a worthwhile destination.

EXPERIENCES

EXPERIENCES

Culinary Delights

Manadonese, or Minahasa, cuisine is famous for two things: first, the Manadonese cook almost anything, and second, their foods are the spiciest in the entire country. In addition, sugar is little used; instead, cooks prefer to add flavor through lemons and herbs. Also, as the population of the area is predominantly Christian, the Manadonese often cook pork, and marinate it in alcohol as well.

Diving and Snorkeling

Opened in 1991 as one of the first Marine Parks in Indonesia, Bunaken measures five islands, and approximately 89,000 hectares (roughly 36,000 acres) of warm, tropical waters.

Kali Waterfall

Trek to the Kali Waterfall, a roaring cascade of water that shoots over jungle cliffs. Over the river is a neat little bridge, which offers an excellent vantage point from which to take pictures, or simply admire the beauty of the falls.

Tangkoko Nature Reserve

First established in 1919, Tangkoko Park has seen some several additions over the years, and is now home to hundreds of birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians; notable creatures include the Tarsius monkey, which at 3 inches, or 10 centimeters, is the second tiniest monkey in the world.

Tomohon

A charming little town, Tomohon is surrounded by a troika of active volcanoes. Due to its higher elevation, Tomohon enjoys a cooler temperature than the rest of Sulawesi - and offers a variety of pleasant walking and hiking activities, including art galleries, waterfalls, and traditional markets.

Underwater Life

Within Manado are just under 400 species of coral, about seven times more than Hawaii; in addition, of all the species of fish in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans, 70 percent can be found in the confines of the park.

Volcanoes

Mount Lokon, Mount Masarang and Mount Mahawu are all within a half hour of Manado. The Mount Mahawu Volcano Trek involves a one hour hike to the edge of the volcano’s crater edge. From this vantage point, trekkers will be able to see the Manado Tua and Bunaken Islands. The bottom of the crater features a steaming lake of sulfur-laced water.

indonesia Regions

INDONESIA Regions

START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY

CONTACT US

indonesia Goes Well With

indonesia Goes Well With

EXPLORE OTHER ITINERARIES

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Celebrations
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Romance
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wildlife
With Kids

FILTER TO SELECT YOUR ITINERARY

TRAVELOGUES

TRAVELOGUES

Instagram Guide through the Nature of Bali’s Nusa Islands

Instagram Guide through the Nature of Bali’s Nusa Islands

Author : Lola Méndez
If you want the best Bali Instagram shots, you'll need to go to the Nusa Islands. This guide to shooting Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida will keep your Instagram on point.
Read More
Lombok for the Beach Lover

Lombok for the Beach Lover

Author : Elsha McGill
Famed for Mount Rinjani and its inland volcanic wonders, Lombok has unique beach and waterfront experiences that rival anything visitors are likely to find in neighboring Bali.
Read More
Seminyak Sundowners: 6 Best Sunset Cocktail Bars on Bali’s Hottest Beach

Seminyak Sundowners: 6 Best Sunset Cocktail Bars on Bali’s Hottest Beach

Author : Elsha McGill
Grab a passion fruit-tini at Métis or a Coco Django at Alila and watch the best show Bali has to offer.
Read More
Surfing and Sunsets: This is How You Do Uluwatu

Surfing and Sunsets: This is How You Do Uluwatu

Author : Nicole Leigh West
Bali is a big place. To get away from the tourist hurly-burly, Uluwatu has great food, unbeatable surfing, and hidden beaches to get away from everyone.
Read More
Bali Waterfalls Worth Chasing

Bali Waterfalls Worth Chasing

Author : Anete Ilmete
From the serenity of Pucak Manik to the must-do Sekumpul, these Bali waterfalls will put an exciting jungle spin on your Indonesia getaway.
Read More
Jaranan in Java: Exorcism in the Volcano’s Shadow

Jaranan in Java: Exorcism in the Volcano’s Shadow

Author : Jay Tindall
Eating glass, devouring live animals, convulsing in possessed dancing – in the Jaranan, wild animals roam in men and only the practitioner can exorcise the spirits.
Read More

WHY CHOOSE US

WHY CHOOSE US

Honeymoon Couple from New York
“ We had such a fabulous time touring with our Remote Lands guide. ”
More Testimonials
Best Places to Travel 2016
Best Places to Travel 2016
  by Travel & Leisure
Remote Lands Adds Itineraries in Siberia
Remote Lands Adds Itineraries in Siberia
  by Departures Online

FEATURED JOURNEYS

FEATURED JOURNEYS

Aman Private Jet Expedition

Aman Private Jet Expedition

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 12-28, 2019
Aman Private Jet Expedition Across China

Aman Private Jet Expedition Across China

BEIJING - XI'AN - HANGZHOU - CHENGDU - LIJIANG - ZHANGJIAJIE - SHANGHAI
September 8-20, 2019
Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Greece - Montenegro - Italy
April 15 - May 6, 2019
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Japan
July 24 - Aug 9, 2020
Aman Private Jet Expedition

Aman Private Jet Expedition

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 7-23, 2018
 Satisfy your urge to explore #TakeMeToRemoteLands
NEWSLETTER

OUR DESTINATIONS

Stay in Touch

© 2018 Remote Lands. All rights reserved

Sign up