The Perfect Break in Sulawesi

Lore Lindu

Lore Lindu

One of the first things to do is to visit the Museum of North Sulawesi, it has all about its arts, culture and history of the North Sulawesi Province. There features 2810 artifacts all collections are from Gorontalo, Minahasa, Bolaang Mongondow, Manado and Sangihe Talaud. Bunaken is the National Marine Park and it is a great place for scuba diving. If you are in Sulawesi, you must check out the Lairiang River. It is the longest river in Sulawesi that runs from Napu, Bada and Gimpu valleys. Lore Lindu National Park is the other attraction. It is part of the UNESCO World network of Biosphere reserves due to its rich wildlife and 400 granite megaliths. Most of which dated before 1300 AD. These large stone as well as the endemic mammals such as the Sulawesi Bear Cuscus, the Tonkeann Macaque, to name a few are some key interesting feature of this park.

Togean Island

Togean Island offers not just sightseeing but also adventure. Some people choose to do nothing and just chill on the golden Kadidiri beaches. Those who would explore will find interesting creatures along the trekking trip. Such as the fruit bats, the wild bear, the babirusa, dears, tarsiers and coconut crabs! You can also canoe and do cliff climbing for the adventurous types. Check out the waterfall in Wakai, or hike to the Una Una volcano.

Tomini Bay and Olele Beach in Gorontalo

Olele Beach

Olele Beach

It is almost a list of endless things you can do in Sulawesi. The capital of North Sulawesi is Manado. If you like lakes and nature, you might want to go to the Lake Tondano. It lies on the east of the Mount Tondano’s caldera. Up next is the Flower City of Tomohon. It is rather a hill resort with about 35 villages. Tomohon is a young but important town in Northern Sulawesi. Calling snorkelers and divers, one of the underwater paradise is the Tomini Bay and Olele Beach in Gorontalo.

Tangkoko Nature Reserve

This fauna and flora conservation area on Mount Tangkoko is rather close to Manado. You can find there the most amazing wildlife roaming freely in the forest. Cuscus, black macaque monkeys, tarsiers, maleo birds and hornbills live here. The smallest primates in the world are the noctunal tarsiers which are with big saucer eyes and it is locally known as tangkasi. If you like camping, you can go to the 615 hectures savanna, Batuputih Nature Park.

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