North Sulawesi : Tomohon
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.
The nearest airport is Sam Ratulangi in Manado.
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
Get a taxi direct from the airport on arrival. Or, if transferring from Manado hire a taxi from around 125,000Rp.
If traveling light, get a bus from the terminal south of Manado (6,000 Rupiah).
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
As a cool highland, Tomohon has some very pleasant hiking and walking.
Visit the central market for an amazing view of all of the exotic ingredients that go into Minahasan cuisine.
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