Aug-Sep 2019 | 4N/5D | INR 99,500/-
Aug 2019| 4N/5D | INR 99,500/-
Birding with a difference, you will learn to shoot birds in difficult conditions under the canopy. The results are as equal as how you shoot in a hide. The bokeh for most of the birds are creamy enough that you would crave to shoot more and more. You will master your skills on how to shoot in such conditions and bring out best out of your camera and lens. You’ll be assisted by your photography mentor and an excellent bird photography guide who knows each and every corner of the jungle. No stones will be left unturned. Your joy of birding and photography is assured in this tour.
Sulawesi birding tour aims to provide you with some of the best bird watching to be had in Sulawesi, Indonesia an area that boasts one of the largest endemic bird populations on earth with the main island of Sulawesi being home to no less than 12 endemic genera and over 40 endemic species. A further 56 species are endemic to the Sulawesi birding sub-region which covers the neighboring islands of Sula and Banggai. However, most can be found on the main island. Birdwatchers who visit this mysteriously K-shaped island are guaranteed to find a host of new and unusual species.
In addition to a rich Sulawesi birding life, Sulawesi is home to nearly 80 endemic mammals such as the unique dwarf buffalo known as the Anoa, a curious pig known as the Babirusa, the Spectral Tarsier, the Sulawesi Bear Cuscus and the Crested Black Macaque that is found in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
Are you game? Check out our itinerary.
Day 1 – 2 – Aug 25th (Sun) – Aug 26th (Mon)
Participants will be picked up from Manado Airport on Aug 25th and a quick 2 hours drive will take us to the pristine forests of Tomohon. After check-in and a brief from the mentor, we will head out in search of winged beauties. We will return to our resort in Tomohon for quick dinner and rest.
We will spend pretty much till lunchtime in the forests of Tomohon and complete our target lists.
Our Day 2 starts early and we will head out again into the forests of Tomohon for one final time to capture the missed birds from previous evenings (if any). Post lunch, we will head out to Tongoko.
Overnight at Tongoko.
Target list in Tomohon: Scaly-breasted Kingfisher, Sulawesi-blue Flycatcher, Sulawesi Woodpecker, Sulawesi Myzomela, Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker, Isabelline-bush Hen, Barret Rail, Olive-backed Sunbird, Citrine Flycatcher, Olive-flanked Whistler.
Day 3-5 – Aug 27th (Tue) – Aug 29th (Thu)
Our Day 3 starts at 5 am with early breakfast. We enter Tangoko National Reserve to look for birds, Celebes Macaque, Spectral Tarsier, Cuscus and many more. We return to the resort for lunch and head back again to a nearby village for more birding. We repeat Day 3 schedule on Day 4. On our last day (Day 5), we wrap up by 2 pm for lunch. Post lunch, we will be dropped at Manado airport for our return journey.
* Pick up and drop at Manado.
* Tour cost is ex-Manado.
* All entry fees at all forests.
* Guide fees.
* Accommodation at a clean room for all the days, food (Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and refreshments).
* The final cost displayed will be inclusive of payment gateway charges.
* One water bottle every day for every participant.
* Dinner on the last day of the tour.
* Air travel from your home till Manado and back.
* Any kind of personal expenses (telephone bill, laundry, extra meals, bottled water, soft drinks, and beverages).
* Video camera charges.
* Insurance (for equipment, personal or health).
* Tips and gratuities.
* You can hire a porter to carry your equipment in Tangoko at extra cost. Approx 25$ per day per person.
* Anything that is not included in the inclusions list or any expenses of a purely personal nature.
CAMERA & LENS
Comfortable & Dull colored clothes
15° to 21°
Bring your own toiletries
A pullover or sweater
ID card that was given while booking the tour.
Note: The date of written communication ( email ) stating the intent to cancel will be considered as the date for applying the cancellation policy.
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