Scaly-breated Kingfisher © Jun Matsui

Introductory Photographic Tour – Northern Sulawesi

This is a short 8 day tour designed specifically for a small group of photographers. We offer you a chance to photograph some of the spectacular and colourful birds of Sulawesi with a special emphasis on kingfishers.

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  • Tour Duration
    8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Fairly Easy
    2/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    6
All about the Introductory Photographic Tour – Northern Sulawesi.

This is a short 8 day tour designed specifically for a small group of photographers. We offer you a chance to photograph some of the spectacular and colourful birds of Sulawesi with a special emphasis on kingfishers. We have deliberately limited the itinerary to the areas affording us the best photographic opportunities and your guide, himself a keen photographer, will help you make the most of them.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Checklist
  • Guide services of tour leader
  • Group tips & gratuities
  • Transfers once tour has started
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Flights (Domestic & International)
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry
  1. Day 1 Arrival day

    Arrive in Manado, meet with guide and transfer to hotel. Balance of day birding around Manado.

  2. Days 2 - 5 Tangkoko are birding

    Four full days in Tangkoko a great site for  Lilac-cheeked, Green-backed, Sulawesi Dwarf, Great-billed,  Ruddy, Collared and Scaly-breasted Kingfishers.

    A full supporting cast of pigeons, owls and parrots as well as some great mammals including the incredible Bear Cuscus.

  3. Day 6 Tangkoko to Tomohon

    Transfer by road from Tangkoko to Tomohon. Birding the Tomahon (Mt Mahawu) area. This offers us further great opportunities for photographs. This is one of the best sites for Scaly-breasted Kingfisher.

  4. Day 7 Tomohon area birding

    Full day in the Tomohon area.

  5. Day 8 Return to Manado & onward flight

    Return to Manado in time for your afternoon flight out.

Tour Accommodation

Manado and Tomohon have good western style hotels,. Tangkoko is  clean but very basic wooden chalets with only cold showers.

The difficultly level of this tour is moderate. Expect heat and humidity as well as some walking on rough tracks.