Nantu Forest Trip

Nantu forest is in Gorontalo, it is part of Sulawesi Island. Whilst Sulawesi is extraordinary island in Indonesia. It is rich with flora and fauna. Most of them are endemic to the island itself. Nantu forest, Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park and Tangkoko Nature Reserve are hosts of many endemic faunas. Nantu Forest trips brings out these forests all together for you to observe. Nantu Forest is in Gorontalo and the rest of them are in North Sulawesi.

7 DAYS | ALL IN | SUITABLE FOR NATURE LOVER, ECOLOGISTS, SCIENTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, BIOLOGISTS | LEVEL OF ACTIVITIES: MODERATE | NOT FOR CHILDREN AND HANDYCAPS

NANTU FOREST

Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Nantu ForestNantu Forest is one of the last strongholds for Sulawesi’s richness. Healthy air and healthy water for the people around Nantu Forest, unequalled wealth in wildlife. Home to hundreds of species that are only found on Sulawesi, nowhere else on earth. Nantu Forest is located in the heart of the Wallacea region in Gorontalo Province, northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Wallacea is the wildlife transition zone between Asia and Australia. Nantu Forest consists of Nantu Wildlife Reserve (Suaka Margasatwa, 33.023 ha), Protection Forest (19.606 ha) and Production Forest (10.002 ha). In other words; 500 square kilometers of virgin rainforest. Nantu forests, specifically, become sanctuary for babi rusa, anoa and macaca hecks.

MALEO CONSERVATION IN TAMBUN

Maleo is a large megapode. Maleo is endemic to Sulawesi. It can be found on lowland and hill forests. First interesting things of Maleo is it nests in the open sandy areas, volcanics or beaches that are heated by the sun or geothermal energy for incubation. That is right, Maleo does not sit on the eggs for hatching.  The eggs is too big. It is 5 times bigger than domestic chicken’s. Tambun is one are in Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi. A location in Tambun has hot spring. This area has been used by the bird for nesting. Up to this day, tambun conservation area has released more than 10.000 chick to the wild. After nantu forest, this maleo conservation will be the destination.

TANGKOKO NATURE RESERVE

North east of North Sulawesi has Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve. Tangkoko Batuangus protects at least 127 mammals, 233 bird and 104 reptile and amphibian species. Of these 79 mammal, 103 bird and 29 reptile and amphibian species  are endemic to the island. Unfortunately, there are several animals that are included in the threatened animals such as black crested macaque or Celebes Crested Macaque, spectral tarsier or tarsius spectrum, Sulawesi bear cuscus, Sulawesi Dwarf Cuscus,  Red Knobbed Hornbill, Sulawesi Hornbill and Male. On this Nantu Forest trip, you will visit this nature reserve as well.

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GORONTALO | Nantu Forest, Benteng Otanaha, Limboto Lake
BOLAANG MONGONDOW | Tambun, Moat Lake
TOMOHON | Mt. Mahawu, Linow Lake
BITUNG | Batu Putih

Basic Homestay in Nantu and Tambun, Hotel or resort, Breakfast, lunch, Dinner in Nantu Forest, Tambun and Batu Putih, Car, guide, rangers, entrance fees, permission to enter Nantu Forests, refreshments, Domestic Travel Protection, Tour Per Itinerary

Personal Needs and medication, Tips, Air fares, Dinner in Gorontalo and Tomohon (OPTIONAL: This can be included)

Gorontalo harbor, Jalaludin Airport, Hotel in Gorontalo, Sam Ratulangi Airport

DAY 1 | GO TO NANTU FOREST

00.00-09.00 | Meeing, Tour Starts
09.00-10.00 | Obtain Permission in Police Office
10.00-12.00 | To Wonosari
12.00-13.00 | Lunch Break
13.00-15.00 | To Sari Tani Village
15.00-19.00 | Free Time
19.00-20.00 | Dinner
20.00-21.30 | Ecological Talk

DAY 2 | NANTU FOREST TREKKING

07.00-08.00 | Breakfast & Personal Time
08.00-12.00 | Spotting Heck’s Macaque
12.00-13.00 | Lunch
13.00-16.00 | Spotting Babi Rusa
16.00-19.00 | Free time
19.00-20.00 | Dinner
20.00-21.30 | Ecological Talk

DAY 3 | NANTU FOREST TREKKING

07.00-08.00 | Breakfast & Personal Time
08.00-12.00 | Spotting Babi Rusa or Anoa
12.00-13.00 | Lunch
13.00-18.00 | Return to Gorontalo
18.00-19.00 | Check In Hotel, Free time

DAY 4 | GORONTALO TOUR & TO TAMBUN

07.00-08.00 | Breakfast & Check Out
08.00-11.00 | Visiting Otanaha Fortress
11.00-12.00 | Drive to Tambun
12.00-13.00 | Lunch Break
13.00-17.00 | Drive to Tambun
17.00-18.30 | Spotting Maleo Bird
18.30-20.00 | Dinner
20.00-21.30 | Ecological Talk

DAY 5 | MINAHASA HIGHLANDS

07.00-08.00 | Breakfast & Personal Time
08.00-10.00 | Drive to Minahasa Via Moat Lake
10.00-10.30 | Moat Lake Sightseeing
10.30-12.00 | Drive to Amurang
12.00-13.00 | Lunch Break
13.00-15.00 | Drive to Tomohon
15.00-17.00 | Visiting Linow Lake
17.00-18.00 | To Hotel & Check In

DAY 6 | MT. MAHAWU & BATU PUTIH

07.00-08.00 | Breakfast & Personal Time
08.00-09.00 | Visiting Volcano Observatory
09.00-11.00 | Mt. Mahawu Trekking
11.00-13.00 | Lunch Tondano Lake
13.00-15.00 | To Tangkoko Nature Reserve
15.00-19.00 | Trekking in Batu Putih
19.00-20.00 | Dinner
20.00-21.30 | Ecological Talk

DAY 7 | BATU PUTIH – TOUR FINISH

05.30-08.00 | Early Trekking
08.00-09.00 | Breakfast & Personal Time
09.00-11.30 | Check Out, To airport
11.30-12.00 | Check In, Tour Finish

 

NANTU FOREST TRIP

RATE STARTS FROM USD 750 PER PAX

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