Manado city is the capital of the Province of North Sulawesi. Based on the data projection of the Indonesian Statistics Agency, in 2022, the population of the city was 455,268 people with a land area of 157.26 square kilometers.

Manado city tour
Manado city by the beach

Manado has got a number of places that are interesting for visitors to see. Ecotours Indonesia offers tours for tourists who want to enjoy nature with the main activities of sightseeing, and wildlife watching (birds, butterflies, and etc.)

To take this tour, visitors can bring their binoculars, spotting scope, camera. However, if tour participants do not have birding devices, they can share the spotting scopes that are brought by the tour guide.


Day 1

We will start the tour at 07:00 in the morning by meeting you at your hotel and then organize your trip by car to Mount Tumpa. We will walk around the area to see the landscape of Manado city with a view of the blue sea, Manado Tua, Bunaken, Siladen and Mantehage islands. We could enjoy watching birds using binoculars and spotting scopes to see Sahul Sunbird, Gray-headed Imperial Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Spotted Dove, Asian Glossy Starling, Zebra Dove, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Brush Cuckoo, Pink-necked Green Pigeon, and etc.

Sooty-headed Bulbul
Sooty-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus aurigaster)

Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon
Grey-cheeked Green Pigeon

The are also butterflies that can be seen such as Manado Yellow Tiger, Great Eggfly Butterfly, Common Birdwing, and etc.

At around 10:00 we will return to Manado city and visit the traditional market of Bersehati.

Lunch at 12:00, after that we will bring guests back to the hotel to take a rest. At 15:00, we will go again sightseeing to waterfall in Talawaan. On the way back, we will do birdwatching along the roadside. We will look for Collared Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Black-naped Fruit Dove, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Slender-billed Crow, Hair-crested (White-eyed) Drongo, and etc.

Waterfall near Manado city

Day 2

We will start from your hotel in Manado city at around 07:00. Our destination is the water dam to see the natural view and to watch water birds and butterflies. We will return to Manado city at around 10:00. A visit to Museum of North Sulawesi will give us a brief information about the history and culture of peoples who live in this province. Lunch at 12:00. Back to hotel and rest.

We will go by car to Warembungan at 15:00, a village at the outskirt of Manado city. We will see the view of Manado city. At approximately 18:00, we will return to your hotel. End of the Tour.

Land route to Tomohon town and District Sonder


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Paal beach in North Minahasa regency
Paal Beach in North Minahasa regency

This Manado city tours can be extended to other tours such as to Paal beach, to Tangkoko Nature Reserve, or to some of the following destinations:

With Taiwanese tourists in Mount Mahawu of Minahasa highland