Because the people of Manado had learned the Dutch language before those in other islands, they had advantage in the competition for government jobs when the Dutch civil service was installed throughout the Dutch East Indies n the late 1800's. The Manado people were in some ways different from other groups in the archipelago, not eager to let themselves be dominated by the central Jakarta government after independence. The public figure of the Menadonese Christian Sam Ratulangi as first republican Governor of Eastern Indonesia, won the Manado people to the cause of the young Republic of Indonesia.
Day 1: Upon arrival at the airport Manado, drive to the Tasik Ria Resort, for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: After an early breakfast we take you on Tangkoko Rain Forest tour. Tongkoko is one of the best preserved rain forests with its beautiful flora and fauna, and mountainous area. Tongkoko is a spectacular nature reserve, with the possibility of seeing rare animals such as the Macaca, Nigra, Hornbill and Tarsius Spectrum, the smallest monkey in the world, lunch will be served at Mamma Ross Cottage. In the afternoon drive back to Manado, dinner and overnight in the Tasik Ria Resort.
Day 3: After breakfast, we cruise by motorized canoe to the island of Bunaken, to dive in one of the world's most beautiful sea gardens. Tour includes snorkel and finds, and lunch on the island. In the early afternoon back to Manado. Dinner and overnight in the Tasik Ria Resort.
Day 4: After breakfast, we start with a city tour of Manado followed by a drive up to the Minahasa Highlands. We will visit the Ban Hian Kiong Chinese Temple, the monument of Sam Ratulangi and Tondano Lake. Also we will visit Japanese Caves, built during the Second World War. Lunch will be served en route. After visit to Waloan, where we can see how traditional Minahasa wooden houses are made, we go back to Manado. Dinner and overnight in the Tasik Ria Resort.
Day 5: After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the flight to your next destination.
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