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“An experience not to be missed topside!”

Tangkoko Tour (Esli Kakauhe)
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Bitung
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Reviewed February 19, 2016

Our tour was arranged through our resort property and was a great addition to our dive vacation.

A 90 minute drive from Lembeh, the Bitung traffic and mountain road was amazing and an experience! Upon arrival we met up with our guide, applied copious amounts of bug spray and set off. We were fortunate enough to see the three species of monkey, King fisher and Macau.

A fun experience to add!

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Reviewed February 1, 2016

We worked hard before our trip to communicate with Irawan. When we got there, we were told that Irawan had a motorcycle accident and could not be our guide. I cannot tell if that is the truth or a lie. Given another reviewer's note about him being a "gang master", I have my doubts. The guide we were given was not very good at all. Just beware.

1  Thank Efyshum
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

I've read that Tangkoko is one of the easiest options to come across to endemic wildlife of Sulawesi and it is definitely a true. You can go Scuba diving with beautiful turtles and sharks at Bunaken island in the morning and still manage to arrive on time to Batuputih village before 4,30pm when the sunset walk for tarsiers spotting begins.
I stayed in Tangkoko Hill Cottage and Mr. Franky organised the tour guides for a regular price for me, prompty. Some of the guides are able to ask yopu for 300.000 Rp just for them + extra 100.000 is to pay the entrance fee at the gate to Tangkoko NP (please pay it yourself and ask for the ticket, do not trust others that the will pay it later instead you or so). However the normal price to be payed per person to the tour gide is 75.000 Rp + 100.000 entry fee. In morning you have to pay the entrance fee and guide again if you want to go for the early morning meeting with Black crested macaques at the beach. In Manado tak a bus from the terminal called ''Paal 2 (dua)'' direction Bitung (11.000 Rp), but get off at terminal GIRIAN instead of main Tangkoko Terminal( 1-2 hours). At Girian take an open pick up to Batu Putih village (10-15.000Rp including bags/ 20-30 minutes).

2  Thank Radimdim
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Reviewed December 20, 2015

we are a couple from germany and two great days with the guide Irawan who guided us thru tangkoko, spotted birds, monkeys and animals and organized the whole trip very well.

Thank max m
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Reviewed December 9, 2015

During a dive holiday in Lembeh, we had the opportunity to spend an afternoon hiking through Tangkoko. We saw all the creatures we were promised. The hike required one to have some physical conditioning as it is through the jungle with some paths. Not dangerous. The guides were excellent at spotting the animals and telling us about their characteristics etc. Great experience!

1  Thank RCadmus
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