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Explore Tondano Tour, Manado

Tondano is located in Minahasa highland or part of Minahasa region. It is about 37 km from Manado city. In North Sulawesi there are two huge rice barns. One of them is in Tondano. This place has a magnificent mountain view that surrounded by lush green rice field. Fresh and clean mountain air make this place is the best place to spend your free time. You can enjoy the special menu on Tondano, that is “Sate Kolombi” which could be found in a place called Boulevard.

The Itinerary :

After breakfast in Hotel, we will pick up and start the MINAHASA TOUR. The Minahasan region covers an area of approximately 418,862 Ha.The capital of this district is Tondano, a town close to Lake Tondano. It is situated on a plateau 700 m above sea level, surrounded by magnificent countryside with cool mountainous air. The word Minahasa which means unification of the traditional tribes was derived from the word esa or one, hence the land was named Minahasa.This picturesque town, 25 km. from Manado, is the center for many of the Christian Missionary groups. first, we will visit waruga in airmadidi village. The ancient of waruga, stone graves (sarcophagi), of the Minahasan people, dating from megalithic age are extremely interesting. 144 stone graves were built to house the remains in the sitting position. The pre-Christian belief was that the babies were born in the sitting position in the mother’s womb, and it is in this position that humans must pass on to eternity.

The engravings on the headstones depict the cause of death, character, etc.after that will continue the trip to Tondano Lake, the biggest lake in North Sulawesi.lunch will served at local restaurant near the lake “Floating restaurant”. After that, going to bukit kasih, passing away of pulutan village. Bukit kasih or mountain of love is quite place. The complex is build around a moonscape mass of rock, at the very top there is Catholic Church, a Protestant Church, a Mosque, a Hindu Temple and a Buddhish Temple, All are places of worship representing the main religions practiced in North Sulawesi). In the afternoon, we back to hotel.

Regional Tondano in the province of North Sulawesi save natural tourism potential and rich history.

After a visit to Lake Tondano, forwarded to the square of the city. Large church, the monument to the city warning colossus War Tondano become its landmarks.
Called last quite unique, wujudnya two men with similar clothing Spanish or Portuguese in the past. Selutut black trousers, shoes, boots, white shirt, red jacket and maroon equipped cuff buttons and golden cowboy hat similar to the ribbon at the back.
In addition to the monument is written heroic story of the people against the Dutch colony Tondano. Began in October 1808 when they lift berkonsolidasi weapons, defeat in August 1809 because of lack of food, until 1812 when Tondano rebuilt in Minawanua.

Tondano still in the area, there are graves of Kyai Maja-or often written as Kyai Modjo, the name of the small Muslim Caliph Mochammad – which is located on the top of the hill. He is combative Muslim origin Delanggu, Surakarta Prince Diponegoro who help in the war against the Netherlands [1825 – 1830].

On 17 November 1828, Kyai Maja arrested in the Netherlands Hamlet Kembang Arum, Central Java, and taken to Batavia [Jakarta] before exiled to Tondano, Minahasa. Here, a founder of the Kyai Kampung Jawa Tondano and broadcast in Minahasa Islam and lower self-care knowledge Pencak silat.

“ Danau Tondano adalah danau indah yang terletak 700m dari permukaan laut dengan dikelilingi daerah pegunungan yang rata-rata memiliki ketinggian 700 meter sehingga bentuknya menyerupai sarang burung, dimana banyak orang datang untuk berwisata menikmati udara pegunungan yang sejuk.

Danau tondano terletak kurang lebih 36 km dari kota Manado atau 1 jam dengan kendaraan umum.

Danau Tondano adalah danau terluas di Provinsi Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. Danau ini diapit oleh Pegunungan Lembean, Gunung Kaweng, Bukit Tampusu, dan Gunung Masarang.

Danau ini dilingkari dengan jalan provinsi dan menghubungkan kota Tondano ,Kecamatan Tondano Timur, Kecamatan Eris, Kecamatan Kakas, Kecamatan Remboken, dan Kecamatan Tondano Selatan. Danau ini merupakan danau penghasil ikan air tawar seperti ikan mujair, pior/kabos, payangka wiko (udang kecil), nike dan lain-lain.

Luas danau ini 4.278ha, dan terdapat pulau kecil bernama Likri (depan desa Tandengan kecamatan Eris). Di tepi Danau Tondano terlihat jelas Gunung Kaweng. Konon danau ini terjadi karena letusan yang dahsyat karena ada kisah sepasang insan manusia yang berlainan jenis melanggar larangan orang tua untuk kawin (bahasa Minahasa: kaweng) dengan nekat lari (tumingkas) di hutan. Sebagai akibat melanggar nasihat orang tua maka meletuslah kembaran gunung kaweng tersebut sehingga menjadi danau Tondano.

Danau Tondano mempunyai obyek wisata yang terkenal Sumaru Endo” Remboken, dan Resort Wisata Bukit Pinus (Tondano arah Toliang Oki). Dari tepian danau Tondano (Toliang Oki), kita dapat melintas puncak Bukit Lembean dan memandang keindahan Laut Maluku (di sebelah timur), tepatnya kawasan Tondano Pante (Kecamatan Kombi), Kabupaten Minahasa.

Jalan-jalan berkeliling danau Tondano menyajikan panorama menawan dan menyejukkan hati. Sekeliling danau Tondano banyak tersedia rumah makan dengan menu ikan segar yg bisa langsung pesan, tangkap dan masak di tempat. Duduk santai menikmati masakan ikan segar sambil menikmati panorama asri adalah impian yang sulit terealisasi di kota-kota besar di Indonesia. Call: +62 81247628708