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12 Things to do for an Adventure of a Lifetime in Manado

 

What if you can book a flight to paradise that will offer you both the adventure of a lifetime and also a trip to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Then, book a trip to Manado for a little heaven on earth that you have always been searching for!

1 | Diving in Bunaken

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What better way to escape the dull city life with a fresh view of marine life right here in Manado’s Bunaken? Say hi to your friendly fish friends as you dive into the clear waters. Beprepared to be amazed with the 390+ species of coral found there, earning their well-known title as one of the best diving spots in the world. Heaven might be too far away but Bunaken is pretty close to it! So what are you waiting for? Book a flight now!

2 | Chill in Tondano Lake

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The biggest lake in North Sulawesi, Tondano Lake, is definitely something you must add to your bucket list! This lake is surrounded by astounding natural mountains that you can have a full panoramic view whilst chilling by the lake. Grab this wonderful chance to take a breath of fresh air and a chance to be grateful for a phenomenal view of Mother Nature.

3 | Trekking Mount Tumpa

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The Tumpa Mountain is a fairly small mountain that reaches 750 meters above sea level, but has a little magic of its own that you will adore. Due to its size, Mount Tumpa is perfect for those who have little experience in mountain climbing but has always been curious to try. Mount Tumpa is also a protected forest which will present you a display of many exotic plants and animals. The view at its peak is also not a chance you’d want to miss, so plan a trip to Manado now!

4 | Visit Siladen Island

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Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach, picking up seashells, tanning under the bright sunlight and finding a little bit of peace and quiet? Well, Siladen Island offers all of the above just for you! Complete with a wide variety of beautiful corals and marine life that you can enjoy when diving. Mark your calendar for a warm and sunny trip in the quiet coasts of Siladen Island!

5 | Snorkeling at Lembeh

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Heaven for those in love with marine life and curious to what mystery lies in the beds of the sea, Lembeh is the place to be! It is known to be the world’s capital for “muck diving”, which means you can find a variety of items covered by corals and rare animals hiding within it such as sunken or abandoned ships, the thorny seahorse and the mimic octopus. Famous for what people manage to unfold in many areas of Lembeh, this site is a popular choice among “muck divers”, micro photography enthusiasts and also curious tourists! Join in the fun and prepare yourself for an adventure of a lifetime underwater!

6 | Drive to Tomohon the Flower Capital

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Fun fact: flowers actually boost your mood because flowers can improve anxiety and stress! Well, where can you go for a trip of flower power? Known as the city of flowers because they produce the most flowers, Tomohon! They are also well known for their flower festivals, one of them is the Tomohon International Flower Festival (TIFF). Thousands of tourists all over the world find their way all over there just for that event itself. You can witness a lot here, from a parade of flower-decorated cars or a whole dress of flowers. So get yourself in a good mood and plan a trip to Tomohon!

7 | Explore Tandurusa National Park

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The home for many exotic flora and fauna, North Sulawesi is the perfect place for those of you who are curious of them. However, finding them would be a little hard due to the amount of hiking and searching you actually  need to see them. Well, fret not! Tandurusa National Park offers you a variety of rare animals like the black macaques, tarsiers, cuscus bears and many more. Bring your loved ones here to share this moment for an exceptional experience!

8 | Go rafting at Timbukar

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Let’s get wet and wild while rafting at Timbukar! The most popular rafting route is a journey down the Nimanga River. This route is a 9km thrilling trip down the gushing waters of Nimanga that takes around 2 hours to finish. Keep your eyes open to look all over the route with scenic forests and take a breath of fresh air around the fresh waters. What are you waiting for? Nimanga awaits you!

9 | Find the Ratahan Telu Waterfall

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A true hidden gem, Ratahan Telu Waterfall is tucked away behind thick tree lines but something you must not miss. This tourist attraction consists of 3 different waterfalls that are close by and stands around 20-60m tall! Discover this hidden paradise that will spoil your need for a day in nature, travel now!

10 | Feel the fresh air of Modoinding

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Don’t miss a trip to Modoinding, the “kitchen” of North Sulawesi! Most of the vegetables consumed in the province are all thanks to this wonderful place. A trip here is the right choice for you who wanted to escape for some peace and quiet. Mokabang Lake is also a stop you need to include in your itinerary planned for Modoinding. Don’t  forget to pack your swimsuits, not for a swim but for a relaxing chill morning in their hot springs. Take a day off and let Modoinding help you relax!

11 | Cruise the epic Soekarno Bridge

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An unforgettable trip to Manado is not complete without a trip to the famous Soekarno Bridge. Reaching all the way to 1.127 meters, this bridge shows you a spectacular view. All the way up, you can see Manado Tua Island with mountains rising in the middle of the sea of Manado Bay. This view is definitely not a sight you see every day, so plan a trip now!

12 | Stop by at Kampung China

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Would you like to feel like a part of history? Get a taste of it in Manado’s Kampung China. From historical buildings, classic Chinese-styled temples, and many of what’s left of this part of Indonesia’s history. You can also witness the traditional Chinese culture still rich right here in front row seats. Don’t forget to check out their martial arts that has become one of their known identities. Visit here especially on important Chinese dates to see the festive spirit of the local people.

 

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