N. Sulawesi Awaits: Safari Tours Manado 

With an upsurge in domestic and international flights connecting Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi, with Bali and the rest of the world, travelers return home with enticing tales of the area’s unequaled travel and dive experiences. Manado is long known for its incomparable diving and snorkeling opportunities. North Sulawesi is increasingly known for its dazzling array of shore experiences focusing on history, nature and wildlife tours, shopping, culinary delights, and picturesque vistas.

Bunaken National Park

Identified by the government as one of Indonesia’s top five destinations for tourism development, Manado and its surrounding regions offer outstanding attractions both below and above sea level. The Bunaken National Park is located a short distance from the city and bordering Manado’s Bay. With a total area of 90 square kilometers, 97% is marine habitat encompassing the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain, and Siladen. 

The modern Sam Ratulangi International Airport is connected by six domestic and three international airlines that provide the world with easy access to the area’s many natural and historical highlights reflecting four centuries of human settlement. 

Tours and travel experiences organized by Safari Tours and Travel Manado include: 

Diverse Marine Life: Manado and North Sulawesi are surrounded by some of the world’s most biodiverse waters. Accordingly, Bunaken National Marine Park, located in Manado’s Bay, is a paradise for divers and snorkelers. The park is known for its vibrant coral reefs, clear waters, and diverse marine life, including numerous species of fish and coral.

Diving and Snorkeling: The underwater landscapes in and around Manado, including sites like Bunaken and Lembeh Strait and Siladen Island, are renowned for their excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities. The rich marine biodiversity and unique underwater topography attract divers worldwide. Diving certification courses are also available for those pursuing a PADI qualification.

Cultural and Historical Sites: Manado has a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore sites such as the Ban Hin Kiong Temple, built in 1819, while the Waruga Ancient Graves in Airmadidi provide a glimpse into the region’s rich history and traditions.

Natural Beauty: The landscape around Manado is fabled for its lush greenery, volcanic mountains,  and picturesque mountain-lake district. Lake Tondano, located after a short drive into the nearby hills, is the largest lake in North Sulawesi and offers a 600-meter-high cool escape suitable for relaxation and explorative trekking.

Tangkoko Nature Reserve: Located 70 kilometers from Manado, the Tangkoko Nature Reserve is home to rolling hills and valleys with hardwood trees and unusual plant life. A dedicated conservation zone and home to rare and endangered species, including Tarsius Tarsier (one of the smallest known primates), black tailless monkeys, crested black macaques, exotic snakes, spiders, and the marsupial bear cuscus.

Guided tours led by experienced guides provide outstanding opportunities for wildlife observation and photographic safaris.

Shopping: Extensive shopping opportunities in traditional await ranging from traditional markets to world-class modern malls.

Culinary Delights Await: Manado is world-renowned for its flavorful cuisine. Dishes such as cakalang fufu (smoked skipjack tuna), tinutuan (a traditional porridge), and various spicy condiments showcase the distinct culinary culture of the Minahasan people.

Adventure Tourism: The regions around Manado offer diverse opportunities for adventure tourism. Activities like trekking to hidden waterfalls, exploring highland areas, and visiting traditional villages provide adventure seekers with exciting, memorable experiences.

Christ Blessing Statue: The iconic 50-meter-high Christ Blessing Statue is situated on a hill overlooking the city of Manado. One of the tallest statues celebrating Jesus Christ,  The Christ Blessing Statue is a remarkable landmark depicting Christ in an inclined position flying through the air. 

Safari Tours Manado

Safari Manado Tours boasts over two decades of providing professional tours and destination management to North Sulawesi visitors. The well-trained staff prides themselves on delivering bespoke service, ensuring the almost limitless range of travel opportunities awaiting North Sulawesi visitors are customized into a final travel experience that exceeds all expectations.

Whatever the travel requirements, from hotel accommodations, diving excursions, guided jungle tours, private airport pick-up or chauffeured land transport, and creating programs for special interest and incentive groups – all are part of the services provided by the hospitable and personable team of travel experts at  Safari Tours Manado.

Discover North Sulawesi With Safari Tours Manado

About Safari Tours Manado

Safari Tours Manado is owned and operated by Ninny Ruata Barnes. In 2002,  Jeremy H. Barnes, former general manager of The Tasik Ria Resort and Kungkungan Bay Resort, joined Safari Tours Manado.

Jeremy Mr Barnes is the founding Chairman of the North Sulawesi PATA Chapter, now known as The North Sulawesi Tourism Organization. Ninny and Jeremy’s combined five decades of hospitality and service industry experience brings unrivaled experience in guaranteeing the ultimate Manado and North Sulawesi travel experience.

Safari Tours Manado Website

Safari Tours Manado

Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 176

Manado – North Sulawesi

Indonesia: +62 431 857637

After Hours: +62 851 0031 3907

USA: +1 5612831433


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