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Explore Tangkoko National Park (4D/3N)

Tour Code: C2I-SULAWESI01

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Explore Tangkoko National Park (4D/3N)
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You will explore deep into the forest of Tangkoko National Park during the 4-day tour, to discover its huge variety of species of flora and fauna, such as the endemic crested black macaques. It’ll be so much fun to spot them playing in groups or sometimes fighting each other. In this rich natural reserve, you can also find the smallest primate in the world. The spectral tarsier that is just about the size of your fist! Although, they are nocturnal which means they are mostly active during the night so consider yourself lucky to spot one during the day. Prepare yourself for a wildlife adventure!

  • 3 Nights
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Pickup: Manado, Sulawesi (MDC)
Itinerary: Explore Tangkoko National Park


Welcome to Manado! The adventure begins with meeting your guide at the airport. Then you will start the journey of about 2 and a half hours by car to the Tangkoko Forest. Upon arrival at the homestay or lodge, you will have a talk about what you will see and preparations for the trekking.

Meals: Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Bird House Homestay or Similar


These days will be dedicated to exploring the jungle in search of animals and bird watching. You will start the trekking that will take you to Tangkok National Park. In just 40 minutes by boat, you will reach the Batuangus beach where you will then climb Mount Tangkoko (1500 m). The dense and virgin jungle is home to some unique animal species in North Sulawesi such as the crested black macaque and the tarsier spectrum that has become known as “the smallest primate in the world”.

As you will be trekking through the lush jungle, you will probably see and hear the red gnarled hornbill as well as the maleo which is a megapod bird that lays eggs on large mounds it builds on the black sand. You can also find couscous, which is a relative of the Australian koala. The forest ranger will accompany you all the way to the top of Tangkoko Mountain. In the afternoon you will return to the station. Alternatively, you can have three hours of trekking in the lowland jungle or swimming on the black sand beach of Tangkoko.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Accommodation: Bird House Homestay or Similar


After breakfast, you can spend the morning in the surroundings of the National Park. At the agreed time, with your guide, you will have the transfer to Manado airport. Thank you for exploring this unique jungle with us. Sampai Jumpa!

Meals: Breakfast 


Photos: Explore Tangkoko National Park

Price Includes

  • Transportation and visits according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and tickets for excursions visited in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals according to the itinerary
  • National park entrance and camera fees
  • English speaking guide throughout the journey

Price Excludes

  • Flights, visas, airport taxes
  • Personal expenses: Laundry, soft drinks, alcohol, tips, etc.
  • Extra expenses occurred due to problems greater than our control such as flight cancellations, etc.
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Anything not mentioned in the "INCLUDES"
Map: Explore Tangkoko National Park


When is the best time of the year to do this tour?

Our favourite time for travel in Indonesia is between April to October, although Indonesia is a great year-round destination, offering memorable experiences for all kinds of adventures. July to August are the peak summer months.

In West to Central part of the weather is delightfully warm and it’s a popular time for travellers to visit for holidays, whilst if you wish to travel from October to April, the Eastern part Indonesia, like Banda and Raja Ampat, would be the best option.

If you wish to have a relaxing journey in Indonesia with less crowds, the shoulder months of April to June and September to October are ideal and slightly more economic. If you must travel in ‘high season’ but want to avoid the crowd, worry not, there are numbered of unbeaten track in Indonesia ready to be explored.

How do I get to Manado?

Currently, local direct flights to Manado (MDC) are available from Jakarta airport (CGK) and Denpasar, Bali (DPS). These are where most international routes arrive and depart. There is a flight connection by Garuda Indonesia from Amsterdam to Manado with one transit in Jakarta. By Qatar Airways, connection is available from Frankfurt going through Doha and Jakarta.

What should I bring?

Tropical areas are usually warm and often sweaty places, especially if you have Borneo or Sulawesi included in your travel. Check out our suggestions on What to Wear:

  • Comfortable and light shirt and at least a pair of long sleeves
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trekking shoes if your trip include some trekking
  • Shorts and long pants
  • Couple of pairs of socks
  • Waterproof Jacket/Raincoat

Depends on the type of travel, you may also need these in your What to Bring list:

Underwater trips:

  • Dive Insurance
  • Dive certificate
  • Certificate of Nitrox (for those who are using Nitrox)
  • Dive equipment except Tanks and Weights. Please consult your travel expert to find out if the equipment is inclusive or not in your booking.
  • Swimsuit/Dive suit
  • Adapter DIN or INT
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen SPF +40
  • Waterproof bags

Land tours and trekking:

  • Small backpack for daily important item
  • Travel Insurance, which covers trekking and sport risk
  • Trekking shoes (check with your travel expert if you need a Goretex or simply a walking shoes)
  • Pullover (as in some areas with high altitude like Mt. Bromo, the temperature can get as low as 0 degree)
  • Small flashlight or head flashlight
  • Valid passport with valid visa (or check if you are eligible for Visa Free Entry)
  • Personal medication (include contact lenses)
  • Waterproof bag to put all important documents
  • All documents for your trip: vouchers, tickets, contact numbers ((keep the soft copies in your mobile)
  • Credit card (in some major cities, credit card is widely accepted in restaurants and shops. Small charge might be applied)
  • Cash in Euro or USD (you may change into local currency Rupiah when you arrive here)
  • Camera, Battery and Charger
  • Adapter (220V is used in Indonesia)
  • Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • International driving license (if you plan to drive on your own)
  • Mosquito Repellent with DEET

How hard is this tour?

We have classified our tours in 3 different classes. Always check which one suitable for your condition. If you have any doubt, you may consult to our travel expert.

Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. These trips can include short walk for days with around 2–3 hours in good paths and at low altitudes.

Medium: A reasonable level of fitness or technique is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels as the trip may include longer days of approximately 5-6 hours of activity or/and in higher altitudes, or snorkelling in strong current.

Hard: These trips are physically demanding and best suited for people with a high endurance level, good level of fitness and exercise regularly. Days can be long around 7-8 hours of activity, often at high altitudes, in remote regions and sometimes without a support vehicle nearby. Travellers may be required to carry their backpack, trip with trekking overnights without access to normal toilets or accommodations.


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