Minahasan Highland Tour
Tomohon Traditional Markets – The highland climates are perfect for growing a variety of plants, flowers, spices, fruits and vegetables. Visit both the traditional flower market and jungle food market, where you can see a variety of local specialties for sale including bat, snake and dog.
Woloan & Pulutan Villages – Visit the local villages where specialized industries are booming. See traditional
Minahasan houses being built and traditional pottery being made.
Lake Linow – The colors of this lake change due to high sulphur content in the surrounding rock and the changing light. Many bird species make this area their home. Watch out for bubbling mud holes as you walk around. This is a lovely spot to enjoy a cold drink and soak up the views.
The journey to Mahawu Volcano takes you through the beautiful Minahasan Highlands to the town of Tomohon. Arriving at the Ranger Station at the base of Mount Mahawu there are steps that lead to the crater’s edge where you can enjoy amazing views of Bunaken and Manado Tua Islands. If you choose you can also take the circular trek around the crater’s edge. After working up an appetite we stop for lunch at either Lake Tondano or a local restaurant that serves traditional Minahasan cuisine. This tour can also be integrated into our Minahasan highland tour.
Lake Tondano – The largest lake in the region and the second largest in Indonesia. The flat land surrounding the lakes is perfect for growing rice, one of the main livelihoods in this area.