Sulawesi Bird Photography tour

Sulawesi – A paradise for birds

Price:   64,500.00

Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sep 2017 | Rs. 64,500*


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Tour expert kesavamurthy


Tour Expert

Sulawesi is the largest and oldest island within Wallacea, a vast zone of oceanic islands separating continental Asia from the Pleistocene landmass of Australia and Papua (Sahul). The Sulawesi birding Forests harbour some of the most unique animals on Earth. The islands are located in the region known as Wallacea, which contains a distinctive fauna representing a mix of Asian and Australasian species. More than half of the original forest has been cleared, and most of the remaining forests have been reduced to fragments.


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.


The highland and lowland bird photography

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 neighbouring 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.

Sep 3rd – 7th 2017 ( 4N/5D)
Read Includes and Excludes section carefully.
  • Day 1 – 2 – Sep 3rd (Sun) – Sept 4th
    Participants will be picked up from Manado Airport on Sept 3rd and a quick 2 hours drive will take us to the pristine forests of Tomohon. After a quick checkin 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 lunch time in the forests of Tomohon and complete our target lists. Post lunch, we will head out to Tongoko.

    Target list in Tomohon: Scaly-breasted Kingfisher,Sulawesi-blue Flycatcher,Sulawesi Woodpecker,Sulawesi Myzomela, Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker,I sabelline-bush Hen, Barret Rail, Olive-backed Sunbird, Citrine Flycatcher, Olive-flanked Whistler,

  • Day 3-5 – Sep 5th (Tue) – Sep 7th (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 near by village for more birding.

    We repeat Day 3 schedule on Day 4 and 5. On our last day, we wrap up by 2pm for lunch. Post lunch, we will be dropped at Manado airport for our return journey.

  • Includes

    Pick up and drop at Manado.
    Tour cost is ex-Manado.
    All entry fees at all forests.
    Guide fees.
    Accommodation at a clean rooms 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 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.



15° to 20°


Telephoto and Wide-angle




Comfortable & dull coloured clothes


Rain protection


Hat and glasses


Bring your own toiletries


Personal medication


Payment Terms

  • INR 35,000/- advance required for provisional reservation
  • The final cost displayed will be inclusive of payment gateway charges
  • Remainder (100% ) within 30 days from the first payment

Cancellation Policy

  • 60% refund if cancelled before 2 months from the date of travel
  • 20% refund if cancelled after 2 months and before 1 month from the date of travel
  • No refund if cancelled within 1 month of the date of travel

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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