Rafting: Adventure Holiday In North Sulawesi

The most famous river for rafting is Nimanga river. It locates in Sonder, Minahasa and the river is situated in the middle of the jungle.

Lihaga Island: Paradise in Indonesia

Lehaga Island or Lihaga Island

In the day time, it is very tranquil and at night you seem to own this island. Lihaga Island, an island full of memory.

Travel Bitung Tomohon By Bus

Terminal BitungTravel Bitung Tomohon By Bus is for backpacker. It promises local experience. It is somewhat easy to do. From Bitung to Tomohon, there are many public buses and cars. Maybe the only thing you need to notice is the time you start. There are two options to travel for Bitung Tomohon by bus. They are via Manado and Tondano. The routes split in Airmadidi. As for me, I prefer via Tondano than Manado. It’s just because of the temperature reason. Tondano is cooler than Manado. It means that I don’t have to spend anymore time under the killing temperature.

Travel Bitung Tomohon By Bus

To start travel Bitung Tomohon by bus, you have to know your position. For tourists there are several tourism destination. They are Lembeh Island, Bitung City and Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Let’s say you are in Tangkoko Nature Reserve. The thing you need to do is coming up to the Girian. It is the first stop. Get a microlet there. Mikrolet is blue mini van. It is public transport everywhere in North Sulawesi. Go to Terminal Tangkoko. Don’t be confuse. Both the nature reserve and bus station have similar name but they are different destination. There you can choose which way to go. From Tangkoko Nature Reserve to Girian it costs Rp. 10.000 (more or less) and from Girian to Terminal Tangkoko Rp. 4,000-

Let’s say you start from Lembeh Island by public boat. Usually the boat harbors in a place called Ruko. You need a microlet to Terminal Tangkoko as well. It costs you Rp. 3.000,- Then from there you can choose which way to go. The same thing also if you stay downtown. You need to find microlet to Terminal Tangkoko.

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From Terminal Tangkoko, the bus go directly to Manado. It takes 1.5 hours driving. It also costs Rp. 9,000 per seat. If you take the air conditioned one, you are going to pay more about Rp. 10.000 per seat. If you have big luggage, you can pay another seat for your luggage. You will seat very comfortable. The bus stops at Terminal Paal Dua. From Terminal Paal Dua, you can find another mikrolet to Terminal Karombasan. Usually it is easy to recognize. Every microlet has number in front of the dashboard. Just bellow the front glass, you can see the number. Make sure you take a microlet number 17. It will bring you directly to Terminal Karombasan. Normally it costs Rp. 3.000 per seat.  The other way to notice the right mikrolet is by the destination board on top of the car. It says “Paal 2 – Karombasan“. There is also a small piece of board saying the same. In fact it’s pretty easy to notice.

When you arrive in Terminal Karombasan, go inside. There you will hear people call for passenger by saying the destination name. In this case you will notice a  man call for Tomohon. Being tourist, you will not be lost. The caller usually ask you directly where you heading. Get in the bus and wait until it fill up. Note: Please tell the caller where you will stop. Or, you can also stop in Terminal Beriman Tomohon. It cost Rp. 7.000 per seat. It will bring you directly to Tomohon. You can choose whether to stop at Terminal Tomohon or your destination. For Tourist, normally stop in Kinilow for Highland Resort and SpaOnong Palace, and Kakaskasen for Lokon Boutique ResortGardenia Country InnVolcano ResortHappy Flowers Resort. [/tab] [tab name=”Via Tondano”]

Fron Terminal Tangkoko, the bus go directly to Tondano. It takes more or less the same time to Manado. It costs Rp. 10.000 per seat. If you have big luggage, you can pay another seat for your luggage. You will seat very comfortable. The bus will stop at Terminal Tondano. From there, you can look for a mikrolet to Tomohon. There are plenty of them. This mikrolet will bring you directly to Terminal Beriman Tomohon. It costs Rp. 5.000 per seat. From the terminal, you can find a mikrolet to the last destination.[/tab] [tab name=”Mikrolet Destination”]

Mikrolet Destination in Tomohon and Price

Destination Price Per Seat To Be Found
Terminal Beriman – Kinilow Rp. 3.000 Highland Resort and Spa, Onong Palace,  Police Office
Terminal Beriman – Kakaskasen Rp. 3.000 Gardenia Country Inn, Volcano Resort, Happy Flowers Resort, Pagoda, Jalan Salib Mahawu, Police Office
Terminal Beriman – UNSRIT Rp. 3.000 Gardenia Country Inn, Volcano Resort,  Happy Flowers, Pagoda
Terminal Beriman – Kamasi Rp. 3.000
Terminal Beriman – Kaaten Rp. 3.000 Palm Wood Furniture (BLPT), UNIMA
Terminal Beriman – POLRES Rp. 3,000 Police Office (Police Base)
Terminal Beriman – Kampus ITM Rp. 3,000 Institut Teknologi Minaesa (ITM)
Terminal Beriman – Uluindano Rp. 3,000 Police Office (South Tomohon)
Term. Beriman – Tumatangtang Rp. 3,000
Term. Beriman – Kampung Jawa Rp. 3, 000
Term. Beriman – PERUM Atas Rp. 3,000
Terminal Beriman – Woloan Rp. 3,350 Knockdown House Production, Nimawanua Woloan
Terminal Beriman – Wailan Rp. 3,400
Terminal Beriman – Kayawu Rp. 4,150 Watu Sumanti, Rice Field, Japanese Caves
Terminal Beriman – Tinoor Rp. 4,250 Tinoor Waterfall
Terminal Beriman – Tara-tara Rp. 4,250
Terminal Beriman – Rurukan Rp. 4,450 Mount Mahawu, Mount Masarang, Temboan Hill
Term. Beriman – Kumelembuai Rp. 4,550 Tintingon Hill
Terminal Beriman – Pinaras  Rp. 4,550 Tumimperas Waterfall
Terminal Beriman – Tondangow Rp. 4,450 Geothermal Power Plant
Terminal Beriman- Lahendong  Rp. 4,150 Linow Lake
Term. Beriman – Pangolombian Rp. 4,350
Terminal Beriman – Tondano Rp. 5,000 Tondano Lake, To Bitung, To Airmadidi
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Travel Bitung Tomohon By Bus

Terminal Tangkoko Bitung

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