Module 3 – Mountain View Resort Tomohon
Day 1: Transfer to Tomohon
Transfer to Tomohon into the Mountain View Resort & Spa. The mountain resort is located 630 meters above sea level and is surrounded by lush greenery. The program is a hike to the house mountain of Kaima. From there you can enjoy magnificent views of the Lokon-Empung twin volcano and the coastal town of Manado.
Day 2: Lokon Volcano and Lake Tondano
We drive to the starting point of the one-hour hike. First, we follow a narrow path and a solidified lava flow until we are below the short Tampaloa crater that lies in the saddle between Lokon and Empung, at a level of 1,100 meters. The last part is over scree to the walk-in crater. It seethes and hisses. Vapors and gases escape. Smoke rises from the abyss. From the crater rim you have a magnificent view of the Bunaken Marine National Park with its five islands. Descent and drive to Tondano Lake, which is surrounded by the Tondano Caldera, Indonesia’s second largest lake. We have lunch at a restaurant right side of the lake. In the afternoon we explore the bird-rich shores, enjoy the panoramic view from an observation tower to Klabat (1,990 m), the highest volcano in North Sulawesi. On our way back we pass by the mountain village Rurukan where organic farming is done on steep slopes. On the way we make several photo stops at beautiful viewpoints.
Day 3: Wild Water Rafting
We drive to the starting point of the rafting tour. The waterfalls Tincep and Timbukur are falling down 70 and 90 meters. Together they are building the river Nimanga, which flows into the Celebes Sea after 35 kilometers.
This river is known for its excellent wild water possibilities. It is surrounded by dense forests and river villages. The rafting is 9 kilometers and can be finished with a short break in about two hours. We start after an intense safety briefing. It is an ultimate wild water rafting with high waves, boat flips, descents, rolling waves, … Together with you and our experienced rafting guides we build a strong team and get along the difficult passages. If we are lucky we can see lizards sunbathing on rocks, kingfishers, which are crossing the river or Black macaques who are searching for food in the top of the trees.
Day 4: DepartureModule 3