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If traveling light, get a bus from the terminal south of Manado (6,000 Rupiah).
 
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Tomohon is a highland city in North Sulawesi between Manado and Bitung and a great place to escape the heat and dust of those two cities. Also known as the City of Flowers, you will see plenty of roadside nurseries and there is an annual flower festival.

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Get in

The nearest airport is Sam Ratulangi in Manado.

By car

  • Rental Car

Get a rental car direct from the airport on arrival. Cost around Rp. 500,000 per day Included Driver, or Self Drive aproximately Rp.300,000.- per day, can be used for around minahasa. For Central Information tel +62-852-4022-0620 or +62-431-892-979

  • Taxi

Get a taxi direct from the airport on arrival. Or, if transferring from Manado hire a taxi from around 125,000Rp.

By Mikrolet

If traveling light, get a bus from the terminal south of Manado (6,000 Rupiah).

By bus

Get around

The best way to get around Tomohon and reach some of the surrounding villages is by mikrolet. These light blue Mitsubishi Colts are everywhere. They operate on set routes with established fares, but when empty will pick you up to go anywhere--at a price. Be sure to negotiate a fare price when going off route. All regular routes begin and end at the main market terminal. Although it may appear easy to get from one village to another on the map, it is often easier to return to the central terminal and get the next departing mikrolet.

Fares within Tomohon proper, say from Kinilow area to the market are set set at 2,300 Rp per person.

A rental car in Tomohon Cost around Rp. 500,000 per day Included Driver, or Self Drive aproximately Rp.300,000.- per day, can be used for around minahasa. For Central Information tel +62-852-4022-0620 or +62-431-892-979

See

As a cool highland, Tomohon has some very pleasant hiking and walking.

  • Lake Linow (Danau Linow)
  • Mount Mahawu (Gunung Mahawu)

Do

  • Bukit Doa, Lingkar Timur, Kakaskasen Dua, (+62) 431 3358833. an quiet area made for Christian pilgrim to remember steps of Jesus to the cross. Inside the area there are Virgin Marry chapel, amphiteather Mahawu and man made grotto. All welcome
  • Buddhayana Monastery, Sunge, Kakaskasen tiga, (+62) 431 3360881. a Buddhist religious and meditation complex. Chinese culture preserved in architecture of statues, Kwan Im goddess palace and pagoda. Religious service every Sunday 15.30. Free.


Buy

Visit the central market for an amazing view of all of the exotic ingredients that go into Minahasan cuisine.

Eat

  • Galilea, (+62)431352841. The best pig ribs in town. A full meal of white rice, 3 pig ribs, brenebon (red beans) clear soup and vegetable only cost Rp 15.000 (US$ 1.5)


Drink

Sleep

  • Gardenia Country Inn Tomohon, [1]. About 30 minutes from downtown Manado, this inn offers villas, bungalows, and rooms. Rates starting at $90 (chalet single occupancy.) Overpriced!
  • Volcano Resort. Five minute ride on a public mikrolet from the Terminal, and a 5 minute walk off the main street. Or you can charter a mikrolet for about 15,000 Rp. Wooden bungalows with attached cold showers cost 125,000 Rp per night.
  • Happy Flower Resort, jalan rungku-kakaskasen 2{dua] north tomohon (tomohon city), +62 813 40310 671, [2]. Right across from the Volcano Resort. Four large bungalows with hot showers range from 150,000 - 250,000 Rp. per night address :jalan rungku-kakaskasen 2{dua},north tomohon m phone :+62 813 40 310 671 rp 130,rp 150 000,rp 200 000.
  • Highland Resort Tomohon, Kinilow Jaga VI, (+62) 431 353333/353888, [3]. Right outside of town and a 400 meter walk from the main road. Newer and sleeker bungalows than the Happy Flower and Volcano Resorts with hot showers and TV. 30-60 Euros per night.
  • Onong Resort. A ten minute walk from the Highland Resort. The bungalows are spaced further apart from each other than the Highland Resort and are also quite new. 250,000 Rp. per night

Mountainview homestay. Five minute ride on a public mikrolet from the Terminal, just in front of cool supermarket. The room rate start from Rp 100,000-175,000 for the hot shower. +62431-353423, +6281340363553

Get out


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HAPPY FLOWER HOME STAY OFFICE :JALAN RUNGKU-KAKASKASEN 2[DUA],NORTH TOMOHON TOMOHON CITY MPHONE +62 813 40 310 671. WEB BLOG :[4]

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