The heart of Minahasa is highland with scenic nature. Green nature, fresh air atmosphere and smiling people are three special things to find during vacation. There are three towns on Minahasa Highland. First, Tomohon is famous flowers and volcanoes; Tondano is famous for the rice field and big lake; and, Kawangkoan is famous for peanut production. Thus, locals call it peanut town. Those towns are three places where gems of highland of Minahasa cultures and nature are hidden. And so, there are many places of interests to visit on this highlands.
1 DAY TOUR | ALL EXPENSES COVERED | SUITABLE FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, STUDENT GROUP, YOUTH GROUP, AND GROUP OF 10 PAX | LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IS EASY | CHILDREN AND HANDYCAP FRIENDLY
Tomohon, The First Town on Minahasa Highlands
Tomohon is a town between two volcanoes. Fresh atmosphere marks this town. Hence, visitor can realize it when arriving in Tomohon. Moreover, two towering volcanoes are here. They are also recognizable landmark of Tomohon. By the way, this town has scenic view. The distance from north to south is not more than 30 km. However, Tomohon stores plenty of beautiful places to visit on Vacation.
There are hills where visitors can see picturesque landscape. There are places for observing the activity of local people. Those places include agriculture field, traditional wooden house production, traditional market, religious buildings and furniture production. In the end, visitor can observe variation of things in Tomohon.
Tondano and the heart of Minahasa Highlands
Tondano is next to Tomohon. It is about 10 Km from it. It is also another scenic town with picturesque caldera. Tondano lake is indeed a caldera. This lake is place for many fishermen to earn windfalls. It is beautiful to take picture of fishermen on the lake. These fishermen use boats called bolotu for their fishing. At the rim of the lake there are many houses. These houses are for aquaculture purpose.
Apart of local activity, this lake stores geological and biological mystery. As caldera, the lake is the witness of the historical journey of the island. In terms of ecosystem, lake Tondano is the home for endemic fish named tondanichthys cotellati is found. However much to our concern, the conservation status of the fish is vulnerable. It is due to the introduction of many species of fresh water fishes. In addition, The water from the lake is source for hydro power plant. Thus, This lake has important role for locals, and present amazing experience for visitors of Minahasa Highlands.
Several smaller towns fit up the beauty of Minahasa Highlands. Romboken, Langowan, Tompaso, Kawangkoan and Sonder. Places of interest in this towns such as cultural museum, megalith stone, traditional weaving center, Bukit Kasih monument and hot springs. Visiting the highlands of Minahasa indeed gives interesting experience.
MINAHASA HIGHLAND ROUTE
Right after breakfast, we will leave for Minahasa Highland Tour. We will visit Japanese Caves in Kayawu Village. And then, we continue to Walk at Ricefield in Woloan. At the same village, we are going to see the Prefab House Production. After that, we continue to BLPT. It is a site for coconut and palm wood furniture production. Then, we drive to Tomohon Traditional Market. After the market, there is a hill at Suluan named Tetetana Peak. It becomes our next destination. After this peak, we switch to Tondano. We will visit Benteng Moraya, for the waruga.
A floating restaurant by Tondano Lake shall serve us our lunch. Passing Langowan, we visit Toraget Hot Spring. And then, After that we go to Batu Pinabetengan, megalith site in Minahasa Highland. Last we will observe the volcanic activity at changing color lake called Lake Linow in Southern Tomohon. Then we call it a day.
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