Private Manado Tour: Woloan Village, Lake Tondano, Minahasa Highlands

From Manado, explore the heart of Minahasa and Tomohon beautiful nature

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Explore Wonderful Places in Minahasa and Tomohon

This is the most popular one day trip from Manado to Minahasa Highlands to witness the beauty of Lake Linow and Lake Tondano. A guide and a comfortable vehicle will be provided for you. Firstly, take a village tour to see the traditional Minahasan house industry in Woloan village. Visit the sacred stone of nine Minahasan tribes. If there’s still time left, you have to stop at the Tekaantelu waterfall and visit Waruga Burial Complexes.

From Wooden House of Woloan Village, Lake Tondano, to Waruga Burial Complexes

The heart of Minahasa is highlands with beautiful nature. There are several towns on this Highlands, one of the great districts to visit in Tomohon. On the way to Tomohon, you will visit in Woloan Village to see local houses made from local hardwood using traditional methods. Then, go to the top of Temboan hill where you will see the panoramic view of Minahasa highland. 

After an-hour drive beginning in Temboan, we arrive in Linow Lake. At this place, you will see various geothermal manifestations such as hot springs, fumarole, and also mud pool. Move to Tondano Lake, a site where the life cycle of important flora and fauna takes place, and water source that is used for agriculture, and domestic use. Continue to see the sacred large stone of nine Minahasa tribes known as Watu Pinawetengan. If there’s still time left, you will have a short visit to Tekaantelu waterfall and Waruga Burial Complexes.

Image: Indonesia Tourism

The houses are built by skilled local carpenters. They receive many orders that arrived from as far away as Norway, Poland, Japan, and the United States.

Lake Linow in Minahasa Highlands

Linow Lake also surrounded by forests and becomes a source of life for these creatures. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery around by taking pictures and relaxing at the grass around Linow Lake.

Lake Tondano
Image: Mountain View Tomohon

Lake Tondano is a North Sulawesi’s biggest and most beautiful lake

Image by @sugenghandoko

Seeing these old tombs is a very unique experience

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Package Options

Private Manado Tour : Woloan Village, Tondano Lake & Minahasa Highland Price per Pax
2 Pax US$ 50
3 – 5 Pax US$ 45
6 or more US$ 40
The above price is per person price with minimum booking of 2 persons is required
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Activity Detail


  • You will receive confirmation within 1 business day. Once confirmed, voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Hotel pick up and drop off service (only cover Manado City area)
  • English speaking guide
  • Simple Lunch


  • Personal expense (extra meals, shopping, etc)
  • Personal traveler’s insurance
  • Tip
  • Documentation


  • 07.30 AM – 08.00 AM I Hotel pick up (only cover Manado City area)
  • 08.00 AM – 08.30 AM I On the way to Woloan Village
  • 08.30 AM – 09.30 AM I Village tour in Woloan Village and visit a traditional market
  • 09.30 AM – 10.00 AM I Go to the Temboan hill. Enjoy the panoramic view of Minahasa highland
  • 10.00 AM – 11.00 AM I Move to Linow Lake. Enjoy the view
  • 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM I Move to Tondano Lake
  • 12.00 PM – 02.00 PM I Enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Break. Lunch
  • 02.00 PM – 03.30 PM I Move to visit Watu Pinabetengan/Tekaantelu Waterfall
  • 03.30 PM – 05.00 PM I Move to visit Waruga Burial Complex
  • 05.00 PM I Heading back to the hotel

Additional Information

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable and proper clothes as you will visit a burial complex
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunblock
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Camera
  • Raincoat during rainy season


  • If you use Airbnb accommodation, please write down the nearest hotel address from your Host location. In order to simplify the pick-up service, we will pick you up in the nearest hotel from your Host location.
  • Free transport only cover Manado City Area
  • You can present either a mobile voucher or a printed voucher for this activity.
  • The voucher is valid only on the date specified
  • In cases of extreme weather conditions, this tour may be canceled. Your host will get in touch with you directly.
  • Wandernesia is not responsible for any delay, loss, theft, accident, sickness, complaint, or any problems which occur during tour.


  • Full refund will be issued for cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the activity date.
  • Refund handling fee is $5 per item and automatically deducted from the total amount.
  • Refund will be processed in business hours.
    Business hours: Monday – Friday (except public holiday) from 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM (GMT +7)
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  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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