Places to visit

Lake Tondano

Lake Tondano

Overview

Lake TondanoLake Tondano is a famous tourist destination in the province of North Sulawesi . It is located 600 meters above sea level and covers an area of 4,278 hectares (or about 10,571 acres). This lake is situated by the village of Remboken, some 3 kilometers from Tomohon city or some 30 km from Manado.

Lake Tondano  is surrounded by mountains of 700 meters high, which are the Lembena, the Kaweng, the Tampusu and Masarang. The lake covers three sub-districts, these are Eris, Kakas and Remboken. From the lake side, you can see clearly Mount Kaweng.
Lake Tondano has a  tourist attraction called "Sumaru Endo" Remboken, and the Tourist Resort of Bukit Pinus (from Tondano towards Toliang Oki). From the lake side at Toliang Oki, and Tondano Pante you can see as far as the beautiful Maluku sea, beyond the Lembean hill. Entry fee to this tourist attraction is Rp 4.000  plus for insurance.

To Stay

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Highland Resort & Nature Tours

Kinilow Jaga VI Tomohon

Jhoanie Hotel

Jl. Lingkar Timur Kakaskasen - Tomohon Utara 95415 Tomohon North Sulawesi

Happy Flower Resort

Rungku Street, Kakaskasen 2 Tomohon North Sulawesi

Lokon Boutique Resort

Kakaskasen I, Tomohon Utara Tomohon

Gran Puri Manado Hotel

Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 458 95116 Manado

Sutanraja Hotel, Convention & Recreation

Jl. Raya Manado Bitung, Watutumou II, Kec. Kalawat, Kab Minahasa Utara 93571 Manado North Sulawesi

Sahid Manado Hotel

Jl. Babe Palar 1 Manado

The Yellow House

27 Pulau Samosir Street, Santo Joseph Manado

Hotel Lucky Inn

Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No.88 Malalayang I Manado

Manado Quality Hotel

Jl. Piere Tendean No. 88- 89 95114 Manado

Lion Hotel & Plaza Manado

Jl. Piere Tendean no.19 Boulevard 95114 Manado North Sulawesi

Rockrand Hotel

Jl. Ahmad Yani 16 No. 1 95114 Manado North Sulawesi

Get Around

Visitors can take boat around the lake for only Rp 50.000 (about 5 US Dollar) but the boat usually waits till it has 10 passengers.
In the middle of the lake is a small island called Pulau Likri. Unfortunately, you cannot stop at the island because the boat follows a different  route. In addition, you can also see the local community catch Nike fish using nets that resemble a spoon held by bamboo sticks on either side.
Several bamboo constructions stretching out into the lake are suitable for relaxing while enjoying the lake’s waters.

Get There

From Tomohon to Lake Tondano it takes a one hour’s drive through winding roads. Use your own car or take public transportation from Manado or Tomohon.


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