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North Sulawesi land excursions? (Manado/Bangka)

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by MykaDives, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    That's a good deal and Renny is a lovely lady with a special bond with her Yakis and Tarsiers.
    @Dan hiking might be an interesting mode of transport, lots of rambutan trees along the way to snack on.....surely you've gone to Tangkoko before?
     
  2. MykaDives

    MykaDives DIR Practitioner

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    Ok thank you. She said we would be going with her mother since we want to do the "single entry" not the usual 430 pm tour, stay the night, then 6 am tour.
     
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  3. pelan-pelan

    pelan-pelan Barracuda

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    There is paragliding up in the highland SW of Manado. They land down on the coast. Tandem jumping. Friends have done it and enjoyed it, been there and watched it. Low cloud can cover the highland, so choose a clear day.

    Highland tour up to Tomohon is fascinating and hardly any tourists. They still use horse and trap as taxis up there.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Unfortunately at the time, I chose to go diving instead. That was the tour for non diver wifes.
     
  5. MykaDives

    MykaDives DIR Practitioner

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    Correction, Renny is the mother, so our tour will be with Renny. So excited! Also, third person is 60% off, so 3 people ends up being USD$75 each.

    I saw the paragliding and was excited about the possibility of trying that, but my trip insurance won't cover it. Besides, that's a good excuse to chicken out. HAHA!!!

    The Tomohon tour was another option we were thinking of doing, but we decided to do the Tangkoko National Park tour instead.
     
  6. Hoyden

    Hoyden Instructor, Scuba

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    I would like to second all of the recommendations for Tangkoko. We did this on our trip to Sulawesi and it was one of the coolest things I have done anywhere.
     
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  7. MykaDives

    MykaDives DIR Practitioner

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    Awesome! I'm excited! I have high hopes seeing as we're giving up a day of diving to do this! Ha!
     
  8. RobinC.

    RobinC. Divemaster

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    I found that 15/20 km/h is a good average when calculating time for long distance drives.
     

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