Known as the Land of Smiling People, North Sulawesi has quite a lot to offer. With a jungle trek through Tangkoko National Park, you can see foraging groups of Macaques and Tarsiers clinging to the trees. Have a refreshing dip under one of the spectacular waterfalls, or walk around the caldera of a volcano.
We offer quite a wide range of land-based activities, which are divided in three different types: activities available at Thalassa Manado, Thalassa Lembeh and the ones that can be booked at either location. Our tours can be directly booked through our front desk, so there is no need to book ahead prior to your arrival.
Being our most popular excursion, the highlands tour is packed with interesting locations and incredible panoramic views of North Sulawesi — more than can fit in one day! Together with our front desk staff, plan accordingly for a fun day out.
Visit the infamous “extreme market” in this highland town with its cool mountain climate.
This serene, peaceful lake is a perfect location to enjoy lunch at one of the water side restaurants.
Soak up breathtaking views of Manado and its surrounding foothills from the crater's edge of this volcano.
Enjoy a coffee at this romantic farm estate, looking over Lake Tondano and surrounding valleys.
Known for making pottery, the village is located next to beautiful rice paddies and volcanic hot springs.
Near Tomohon, the tall pagoda is a unique buddhist temple worth a visit. Don't forget to say hi to the giant turtle sculpture!
A sulphuric lake in a peaceful valley, a cold beer in front of you, and some people watching — close to perfect!
Houses are built to order in this village, in the traditional Minahasa style, and delivered anywhere!
At 1200 meters altitude, it's always a good idea to check your dive computer's no fly time before taking this tour!
Visit the local museum, go for a spot of shopping or relax with a coffee at one of the characteristic warung in this Asian city.
Try something other than salt water! This waterfall trip can be combined with the Tangkoko Jungle tour.
At 400 meters, this easily accessible mountain offers a fantastic view of the Bunaken National Park — definitely worth it during sunset!
The same Gunung Tumpa is also the starting point for soaring above the forests and villages of beautiful North Sulawesi.
Want to try something else than diving? How about rafting on this adrenaline-rushed trip down the river?
From Sparta Stables, book an afternoon horse riding around the spectacular hills of Sulut!
Our school is not far from our Manado resort, and the kids as well as the teachers will be delighted to meet you for a glimpse into their lives.
Discover the largest collection of “Waruga” — ancient monolithic sarcophagi of the Minahasa people, and the Bidadari wall paintings.
Lembeh’s beauty is not only to be appreciated underwater, as you can easily spend a full day enjoying the island’s topside nature too.
Take in some breathtaking ocean views from a high lookout point in the north, visit beautiful Salise Beach and hike through the jungle to cool off under a waterfall.
Experience unmatched friendliness in one of the colorful villages, have lunch in the middle of a mangrove forest, and top everything off with some snorkeling in one of Lembeh’s most gorgeous coves full of marine life!
See the nocturnal Tarsier in its natural habitat, gaze up toward the treetops to catch a glimpse of black crested Macaques, all during a fantastic jungle hike.
Challenge your cooking chops with one of our chefs. Visit the market, buy ingredients, and treat our guests to your own Indonesian dish!
Your creativity is needed for this one! Together with our chef you can turn a pineapple into a duck (but not the other way around!) or anything your imagination comes up with.
For some snorkeling, sunbathing and relaxing, we'll take you to a nice beach. Perfectly suitable for the younger ones, and lunch is included.
Let's take a stroll through one of the villages near our resorts, and see what the Indonesian way of life is like up close.