The Wildiaries Experience


Sulawesi - Indonesia's Mini-Madagascar

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Available between October 05, 2019 — October 16, 2019

Duration of tour 12 days 11 nights

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With more endemic birds than anywhere else on earth (about 120 species to be exact), Sulawesi should be on every birders’ list to visit! This incredible island also hosts half a dozen species of Tarsier (a small primate) and mammals like the amazing Bear Cuscus ... scientists don’t know how this intriguing marsupial managed to end up west of the Wallace Line. We’re taking expressions of interest to join Scott on a trip of a lifetime next October to experience this incredible destination, which is remarkably accessible from Australia. 

Day 1 5th October Arrive in Manado, meet with guide and transfer to hotel. Balance of day birding around Manado.

Days 2 – 5  6th -9th October: Four full days in Tangkoko a great site for Lilac-cheeked

Kingfisher, Green-backed Kingfisher, Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, Great-billed Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher and Scaly-breasted Kingfisher. A full supporting cast of pigeons, owls and parrots as well as some great mammals including the incredible Bear Cuscus.

Day 6 10th October: Transfer by road from Tangkoko to Kotamobagu (around 4 hours) birding along the road. Overnight on hotel. 

Days 7- 10 11th – 14th October: Full days birding in Mount Ambang, Tambun, Dumoga Bone NP is the good site for: Maleo, Minahasa and Sulawesi Masked Owl, Speckled and Cinnabar Boobook, Red-eared and Maroon-chinned Fruit Dove, Sulawesi Dwarf Hornbill, Sulawesi Crested Myna, Fiery-browed Starling, Malia, Great-billed and Sulawesi dwarf Kingfisher and more.

Day 11 15th October: Drive to Tomahon. Birding the Tomahon (Mt Mahawu) area. This offers us further great opportunities for photographs. This is one of the best sites for Scaly-breasted Kingfisher.

Day 12 16th October: Full day birding Mt Mahawu and around Tomahon.

Day 13 17th October: Return to Manado.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION FOR HALMAHERA

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Accommodation: Manado has good western style hotels. Tangkoko has clean but very basic wooden chalets with only cold showers.


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*Costs will include accommodation, meals, airport transfers within Sulawesi, return flights between Sulawesi and Halmahera, transport, site fees, guide services, bird list. 

Difficulty: This tour is of a moderate level of difficulty. While the walking is not excessive there will be a fair amount of it. The trails vary from easy level strolls to moderate climbs. Trails can be uneven and may be quite muddy depending on recent weather. Travel will largely be by minibus and the weather will be hot and humid.

Accommodation: Manado has good western style hotels. Tangkoko has clean but very basic wooden chalets with only cold showers.

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Available between October 05, 2019 — October 16, 2019

Duration of tour 12 days 11 nights

Our licensed travel agent can arrange all travel to and from tour locations. We can also arrange fully-guided options as well as tailoring packages for families and groups travelling together.

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