Nantu Forest is one of the last strongholds for Sulawesi’s richness. Clean air and water around Nantu Forest equal wealth in wildlife of the jungle. As mentioned, it is home for endemic species of Sulawesi. These species are found nowhere else on earth but Sulawesi. Nantu Forest is located around upstream of Paguyaman River. The jungle is thick and heavy. There is a salt lake in the middle of the jungle. Babirusas like to wallow in this salt lake. Therefore, it is the perfect spot to observe this animal. As mentioned, sometimes anoa (dwarf buffalo) appears on sight as well. This animal is very difficult to be found now. As they only live in primary forests.NANTU FOREST
The conservation area of Nantu Forest consists of Nantu Wildlife Sanctuary (33.023 ha), Protected Forest (19.606 ha) and Production Forest (10.002 ha). In other words; It is 500 square kilometers of virgin rain-forest. At the rim of the jungle, A river bank borders it from people and villages. Some biologists, nature photographers, wildlife observers and nature lovers start to come to this forest. They want to see the animal with their own eyes.
Duration: 08 Days/ 07 Nights
Mini participants : two persons
Day 01. Arrive – Manado City Tour (L.D)
Upon arrival at Manado airport, you’ll welcome and pick up by our guide and then transfer to Manado for city tour, visiting : “Ban Hing Kiong” the oldest Chinese temple in East Indonesia, located at the China town of Manado, Bersehati Fish market, Boulevard st the center of Biz in Manado, etc.
Day 02. Manado – Gorontalo (B.L.D)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive directly to Gorontalo passing Amurang, Inobonto, Lolak and Kwandang. Lunch will be served en route. Along the way you’ll have nice panorama of plantations (Cloves, Cinnamon,etc), paddy fields, beaches, fisherman village and local life style. Late afternoon arrive in Gorontalo, check in at the hotel.
Day 03. Gorontalo – Paguyaman / Nantu Forest (B.L.D)
After having b’fast, will arrange the permition at Foreign police at Gorontalo for Nantu Wildlife Sanctuary, afterwards drive directly to Nantu forest. Lunch will then be served en route. Arrive in Nantu village you’ll have free at leisure.
Day 04.Full Day Nantu Forest Tour (B.L.D)
After early b’fast at the cottage, you’ll have full day tour in Nantu forest to see the Pig deer from observation place or from the place that the ranger will takes you. Beside the Pig deer, some times there is also Anoa (Dwarf Buffalo) come and drink in mud puddles among the Pig deers !
Day 05.(Same Program as day 04)(B.L.D)
Day 06.Nantu Forest – Gorontalo (B.L.D)
After b’fast at the cottage, return to Gorontalo for to have a City tour of Gorontalo. Check in at the hotel in Gorontalo.
Day 07.Gorontalo – Manado (B.L.D)
After early breakfast at the hotel, drive back to Manado.
Transportation based on Ac coach, English speaking guide, 2 Nights accommodation in Manado at 4* hotel, 2 Nights accommodation in Gorontalo, 3 Nights accommodation in Adudu Nantu Forest, 7x B’fast 7x Lunch 7x Dinner, Refreshment, Permit from Forestry Dept, Permit from Foreign Police, Entrance Fee, Ranger in Nantu Forest.
Airplane ticket, Airport tax & Porter, Personal Expenses, Telephone bill, Mini bar & Laundry, Tipping