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Land Excursions & Tours

Land Excursions & Tours

We offer a full range of land excursions ranging from short 1.5 hour tours of the local village to full day tours of the Minahasan Highlands. A very popular tour, perfect for the free afternoon of decompressing the day before flying, is the Tangkoko National Park Tour, where guests can see many land ‘critters’ such as the famous Tarsiers and Black Crested Macaques.

PINTU KOTA VILLAGE TOUR

For guests interested in quick tours but wanting to see some local North Sulawesi culture, this is the perfect tour. Visiting Pintu Kota (meaning Small Door to the Town), a member of staff who is from that village will show you around and introduce you to a small taste of Lembeh culture. Bring your camera; the local children love to have their photos taken!

Departure Time: Flexible. Please ask at Front Desk.
Duration: Approximately 1 – 1.5 hours.
Double – $10  PP
Single – $15

TANGKOKO NATIONAL PARK TOUR

This is the ideal tour for Nature Lovers!

Tangkoko National Park is home to the smallest primate in the world – the Tarsier. Based at the foot of the Dua Saudara Mountain in North Sulawesu, the area is a mixture of rolling hills and valleys. We will walk through the park in search of the Black Crested Macaque, Hornbills, Kus Kus and Maleo birds as well as learning about the local fauna and flora along the way. The Park is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Lembeh Resort. Please wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, spray on mosquito repellent and be sure to bring a camera and flashlight. Price includes guide and entrance fee into the national park.

Departure Time: 13:15 / 1:15 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 6 – 7 hours.
Double – $95 PP
Single – $115

TANGKOKO BIRDWATCHING TOUR

This is the perfect trip for an authentic Tangkoko National Park experience!

Explore the incredible Tangkoko National Park looking for the most exotic and endemic bird species that Sulawesi has to offer. Shortly after sunrise you will arrive at the Tangkoko Lodge where you will have breakfast and meet your expert local guide. After a relaxed breakfast a trek though the dense forest begins on the lookout for the Magnificent Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, the Green-Backed Kingfisher, the Sulawesi Lilac Kingfisher, Yellow Billed Malkaoha, Bay-Coucal, Silver- Tipped Imperial Pigeons, Grey-Cheek Green Pigeon, and of course the Brilliant Red Knobbed Hornbill. During the morning trek it is also possible to witness a wide variety of other endemic species such.

After a relaxed lunch we will take you on a boat-ride along the mangroves to look for various other species of Kingfishers, Herons, White-Rumped Cuckooshrikes and Sandpipers. Black Napped Terns and Frigate Birds will often be seen flying overhead.

Departure Time: 05:00 / 5:00 a.m.
Duration: Approximately 13 – 14 hours.
Double – $190 PP
Single – $215

MINAHASAN HIGHLAND TOURS

Our Minahasan Highland Tour is a perfect way to explore the area and learn all about the local culture and history in this region. We can tailor the tour to take in the sights that are of most interest to you, please read the concise descriptions below. If you have any questions, please ask our front desk team or Guest Relations Manager.

Tomohon Traditional Markets – The Highlands climate is perfect for growing a variety of plants and foodstuffs. Visit both the traditional flower market and jungle food market, where you can see a variety of local specialties for sale including bat, snake and dog.

Woloan & Pulutan Villages – Visit the local villages where specialized industries are booming! See traditional Minahasan houses being built and traditional pottery being made.

Lake Linow – The colors of this lake change due to high sulfur content in the surrounding rock and the changing light. Many bird species make this area their home. Watch out for bubbling mud holes as you walk around. This is a lovely spot to enjoy a beverage and soak up the views.

Lake Tondano – The largest lake in the region and the second largest in the country. The flat land surrounding the lakes is perfect for growing rice, one of the main livelihoods in this area.

Waruga – These are historical Minahasan stone graves. Listen to the local caretaker tell you the history of this fascinating tradition. The journey to and from Tondano to this location is absolutely stunning with sweeping vistas of coconut and spice trees. We can also visit some Waruga that are still in the original location in Nawanua, close to Manado.

Watu Pinawetengan is an interesting megalithic stone because of its unique form and scripts. It holds an important place in Minahasan history. There is a small museum with interesting artifacts in Pinabetengan village. Close to the Watu Penawetengan, we can visit a factory where batik fabric and other local handicrafts are produced.

Japanese Caves – Dotted along the road side you can see the caves that the Japanese created during World War II, a somber reminder of turbulent Indonesian history. We will have lunch at Lake Tondano, or a local restaurant that serves traditional Minahasan cuisine depending on the itinerary that you choose. Lunch and any entrance fees are included in the price.

Departure Time: 8 a.m.
Duration: 7 -8 hours.
Double – $95 PP
Single – $115

MAHAWU VOLCANO TOUR

Wanting to do something a bit active? Departing from Lembeh Resort, we drive through the beautiful Minahasan Highlands to the town of Tomohon. Arriving at the Ranger Station at Mount Mahawu, we begin the short trek to the crater’s edge where you can enjoy amazing views over to Bunaken and Manado Tua Islands. If you choose, take the circular trek around the craters edge. After working up an appetite, we stop for lunch at either Lake Tondano or a local restaurant that serves traditional Minahasan cuisine. We can also stop at a few other sights along the way.

Departure Time: 07:30 – 08:00 / 7:30 – 08:00 a.m.
Duration: 6 – 7 hours.
Double – $95 PP
Single – $115

BITUNG TRADITIONAL MARKET TOUR

Bitung is a busy market town and one of the main livelihoods in this area is still fishing. Visit the local fish and grocery markets to experience Indonesian culture at its busiest! One of our staff will accompany you and help you experience the sights and sounds to the fullest!

Departure Time: 05:00 / 5:00 a.m.
Duration: 2 -3 hours.
Double – $25 PP
Single – $35

HIKING LEMBEH ISLAND

Lembeh Island is covered in lush jungle and is the perfect location for an active afternoon hike. Experience local culture while strolling through tiny villages and see first hand how they grow exotic spices, herbs and fruits such as Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cloves, Cacao, Kenari Nuts and much, much more! Included in the hike is even a small selection of local herbs and spices for you to try or to bring home with you. The hike goes in the direction of Gunung Woka where you can enjoy beautiful views over both the Lembeh Strait and the open expanses of the Pacific Ocean. The hike is of medium intensity, a moderate fitness level and sports shoes with good grip is a must.

Departure Time: 08:00 or 13:30 / 8:00 a.m. or 01:30 p.m.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Double – $35 PP
Single – $45

COOKING CLASS

A taste of local Minahasan cuisine! Learn how to prepare a variety of local Minahasan dishes with our Head Chef. Take home our recipe booklet along with some local spices of your choice. We ask for one day’s notice so that we can prepare the necessary ingredients for the dishes of your choice.
Duration and price are dependent of length of the course.

$35

Please feel free to ask for detailed information about these and other activities.