3 Day Manado and Bunaken Island Private Tour: Snorkeling, Culinary and City Tour

Spend more time sightseeing Manado city attractions, food tours, and explore underwater life of Bunaken Island

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Tour Name 3 Days Manado and Bunaken Island Private Tour: Snorkeling, Culinary and City Tour
Duration 3 Days 2 Nights
Tour Type Private Tour

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When you only have 3 days in Manado, you need to get your Manado short trip itinerary carefully. You want to see as much as you can, while also preventing yourself from wasting too much time in transport bouncing all over the city. This Manado tour is private and inclusive of air-conditioned vehicle, professional local guide, selected meals, and accommodation. You will be able to spend more time sightseeing Manado city attractions, food tours, and explore underwater life of Bunaken Island.

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Spend your days in North Sulawesi: Splitting Time Fairly Between Manado and Bunaken Island

Start your tours after the driver picks you up from Airport, then spending the first day exploring the city of Manado. There are a lot of famous attractions you will see such as Christ Blessing Statue (Hilltop Christ) and Soekarno Bridge. Then, visit Ban Hin Kiong Temple in the heart of Manado’s China Town. Move to Boulevard Beach, along the way as your tour passes you will see Second World War Monument and Sentrum Church. On the second day, you will encounter Bunaken Island and underwater with a rare combination of marine creatures, corals, reefs, and crystal clear water with visibility up to 40 metes. Explore the island, swim on the beach, or rent a snorkel to see the underwater beauty.

If you are interested, you can taste fresh fish dishes in the style of Bunaken Island while enjoying coconut water (the cost of meals considered as a personal expense). In the late afternoon, back to Manado to try Manado local dishes such as Manado porridge, Cakalang Noodle, Red bean ice, fried bananas with chili sauce, and so on (the cost of meals considered as a personal expense). Then, have dinner at a local restaurant before return to the hotel.

Manado City Government creates Second World War Monument as one of tourist destination in Manado City. It located in Sentrum Church parking area. 

Ban Hin Kiong Temple by @jejalan

The name Ban Hin Kiong means a holy palace with abundant blessing. Ban Hing Kiong is the oldest temple in Manado which established since 1819. This temple is a holy place for tri dharma (the religion refers to Buddhism, Confusius, and Taoism).

bunaken island manado tour

This marine park in the north of Sulawesi island is an absolute treat to visit. Nowadays Snorkelers from all over the world are traveling to Bunaken to see the underwater. Some are plain beautiful and photogenic, and others are interesting biologically yet totally unexpected for this part of the world.

You can’t visit Manado without sampling the famous dishes. Try fried banana with chili sauce, it taste amazing!

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Here we have a wide range of accommodation that you can choose, from a 3 star hotel to 5 star.

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Tour Options

Package Option Pax Price per Person
3 Star Accommodation –  Whiz Prime Hotel Boulevard or Similiar 2 Pax USD 375
3 Pax USD 300
4-5 Pax USD 255
6-7 Pax USD 225
8-9 Pax USD 210
10-12 Pax USD 185
4 Star Accommodation – Best Western Hotel or Similar 2 Pax USD 400
3 Pax USD 320
4-5 Pax USD 270
6-7 Pax USD 245
8-9 Pax USD 230
10-12 Pax USD 210
5 Star Accommodation – Sintesa Peninsula or Similiar 2 Pax USD 420
3 Pax USD 330
4-5 Pax USD 280
6-7 Pax USD 255
8-9 Pax USD 235
10-12 Pax USD 220
 The above rate is per person rate with minimum booking of 2 persons is required 

Not valid for Public Holidays, High Season, Eid al Fitr, Christmas and New Year

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Tour Detail


  • You will receive confirmation within 1 business day. Once confirmed, voucher will be sent via email.
  • If you don’t receive any email from us, please kindly check your Spam folder or notify us via email


  • Private Air Conditioned Transport
  • Driver
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 2 nights accommodations as selected package
  • Meals as itinerary (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Entrance fee
  • Glass bottom boat to Bunaken
  • Mineral water & snack


  • Flight ticket and airport tax
  • Tipping for guide, driver, boatman and airport porter
  • Personal Expenses (extra meals, drink, laundry, etc)
  • Personal traveler’s insurance
  • Snorkeling Equipment (IDR 150.000/Set)

Day 1 (Pick Up – Manado City Tour ) [D]

  • Pick up from Sam Ratulangi Airport
  • From Ring Road Citra Land sightseeing Christ Blessing Statue
  • Passing Soekarno Bridge
  • Visiting Ban Hin Kiong Temple
  • Passing Second World War Monument and Sentrum Church
  • Enjoy sunset at Boulevard Beach
  • Dinner
  • Hotel Check In

Day 2 (Manado – Bunaken Island) [B.D]

  • Explore Bunaken Island
  • Local Culinary Tour (the cost of meals considered as personal expense)
  • Dinner

Day 3 (Manado – Airport) [B]

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Hotel Check out
  • Shopping Tour
  • Airport Transfer, end of the tour


  • The itinerary may be subject to change, depending on the circumstances
  • Pick up time based on your arrival flight, we recommend you to take a flight with arrival time at Sam Ratulangi before 11.00 AM
  • Wandernesia is not responsible for any delay, loss, theft, accident, sickness, complaint, or any problems which occur during tour.

What to bring:

  • Voucher from Wandernesia (printed or e-voucher)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Swimsuit
  • Extra clothes
  • Sun protector
  • Personal First aid kit
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy:

  • The above rates are non-refundable. Once booking confirmed, it can’t be canceled.
  • No refund issued for cancellation made after reservation.
  • Please read the cancellation policy carefully before you make a reservation.
  • Any change or cancellation is made via email at business hours.
  • Business hours: Monday – Friday (except public holiday) from 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM (GMT +7)

No Show Policy:

  • 100% penalty will be charged for no-show case. No refund issued.

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  1. Fill the reservation form in the section below or contact us via WhatsApp for Email.
  2. We will proceed your booking and send you the online invoice by email or WhatsApp.
  3. As you receive the invoice, please complete the payment. For more details, please see payment method section.
  4. As your reservation confirmed, we will send the voucher to your email or WhatsApp.
  5. Show your voucher (e-voucher or printed version) at the location. Happy Travel!


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Precaution: Surcharge is applied for payment transferred from the overseas bank account. We don’t recommend this payment method for the non-Indonesian citizen or KITAS/KITAP holder.

Cash on The Spot

You can directly pay the amount of the bill based on your invoice to the driver or guide as you arrive at the tour/activity location.

As your booking commitment, we require a copy of your ID (passport or driving license) for this collect payment procedure.

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