Tour overview

This is a short 8 day tour designed specifically for a small group of photographers. We offer you a chance to photograph some of the spectacular and colourful birds of Sulawesi with a special emphasis on kingfishers. We have deliberately limited the itinerary to the areas affording us the best photographic opportunities and your guide, himself a keen photographer, will help you make the most of them.


The difficultly level of this tour is moderate. Expect heat and humidity as well as some walking on rough tracks.


Manado and Tomohon have good western style hotels,. Tangkoko is  clean but very basic wooden chalets with only cold showers.


  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals as itinerary (check PDF itinerary)
  • Transport including fuel
  • Guide services of tour leader
  • Site & entry fees

Not Included

  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Flights (Domestic or International)
  • Drinks & snacks
  • Laundry
  • Items of a personal nature

Day 1 - Arrive Monado

Arrive in Manado, meet with guide and transfer to hotel. Balance of day birding around Manado.

Days 2 - 5 - Tangkoko National Park

Five 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 - Tangkoko to Tomohon

Transfer by road from Tangkoko to Tomohon. 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 7 - Tomohon area

Full day in the Tomohon area.

Day 8 - Return to Manado & onward flights

Return to Manado in time for your afternoon flight out.