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whl.travel Welcomes Indonesia’s Coastal Paradise of Manado

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  • 6 September 2012

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As the provincial capital of North Sulawesi in Indonesia, the coastal town of Manado is the stunning region’s gateway, a perfect base from which to explore its many natural attractions. Surrounded by lush greenery, azure seas, majestic volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls and an abundance of natural beauty, Manado truly is an ideal destination for travellers looking to enjoy ecotourism experiences.

Snorkeling around Bunaken Marine Park near Manado, Indonesia

Beautiful, colourful reefs can be enjoyed just by snorkelling around Bunaken Marine Park near Manado, Indonesia! Photo courtesy of Bobby Aditya Sena

One of the biggest draws is the incredible coral reef lying just offshore, most of it protected by Bunaken National Marine Park. There are plenty of underwater adventures that bring you close to the reef’s amazing marine life, as well as the chance to experience “muck diving” in the nearby Lembeh Strait.

While the scuba diving in Manado is superb, Manado’s pristine coastline is also notable for its gorgeous sandy beaches, clear waters for snorkelling and, slightly inland, even white-water rafting.

For travellers who would rather keep their feet on dry land, other adventures await. A day tour from Manado visits the Tangkoko Nature Reserve to see the world’s smallest primate! Travellers can also embark on a day trip through the Minahasa Highlands to see pagodas, rice fields, lakes and a stunning view of Manado itself. Volcanoes, waterfalls and lush green rice paddies are just some of the other wonderful sights that await.

Since so much of the region’s tourism is intertwined with the region’s natural beauty, many Manado hotels and tour operators are committed to preserving their surroundings through responsible and sustainable tourism.

Sunset over in Manado, Indonesia

The gorgeous sunset with the silhouette of Manado Tua and Bunaken islands is always a breathtaking sight at the end of each day spent in Manado, Indonesia. Photo courtesy of Bobby Aditya Sena

The Travello Manado Hotel, for example, has an energy-saving program in place to reduce the hotel’s environmental impact. Sedona Hotel focuses instead on giving back to the community through its tourism training program for public school students. Diving tours in Bunaken and Lembeh Strait also contribute directly to the local government’s efforts to sustain underwater marine life. In fact, all of the local guides usually participate in the area’s annual clean-up event to make sure that the beautiful marine life in the North Sulawesi waters stay healthy for years to come.

Through the new partnership between whl.travel and the Manado-Hotels.Asia portal, visitors have access to truly local, wonderful experiences in Manado with plenty of opportunities to give back to the community and support sustainable tourism.

“We are so glad and very excited for the launch of the website. We are looking forward to meeting travellers from around the globe and showing them the land of blessings, Manado,” says Bobby Aditya Sena, Business Director of Manado-Hotels.Asia. “We are very thankful to the team of whl.travel for supporting us with their great system and for being so helpful during our process of updating our website. We look forward to a long-term partnership with whl.travel and to working together to be the best travel information and accommodation provider in the world.”

In the great archipelago of Indonesia, Manado is the latest whl.travel destination, following Aceh, Makassar & Toraja, and Komodo and Lesser Sunda Islands.

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IN INDONESIAN / DALAM BAHASA INDONESIA:

Sebagai ibukota provinsi Sulawesi Utara di Indonesia, kota Manado adalah gerbang wilayah yang strategis untuk mengeksplorasi berbagai atraksi keindahan alam yang ada di Sulawesi Utara. Dikelilingi oleh tanaman hijau yang subur, indahnya biru laut, gugus gunung berapi yang megah, air terjun yang indah dan berlimpahnya keindahan alam lainnya, Manado benar-benar adalah tujuan ideal untuk wisatawan yang ingin menikmati pengalaman ekowisata.

Tarsier in Tangkoko Nature Reserve near Manado, Indonesia

The Tarsier (or Tarsius spectrum) is the smallest primate in the world! Tarsiers can be found at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve near Manado, Indonesia. Photo courtesy of Bobby Aditya Sena

Salah satu objek wisata yang paling menarik dan terkenal adalah terumbu karang yang luar biasa indah yang sebagian besar dilindungi oleh Taman Laut Nasional Bunaken. Ada banyak petualangan dan aktifitas bawah air atau menyelam yang dapat membawa Anda dekat dengan kehidupan laut dan terumbu karang yang menakjubkan, serta kesempatan untuk mengalami petualangan menyelam “muck diving” menikmati keunikan makhluk hidup bawah laut di Selat Lembeh dekatnya.

Selain scuba diving di Manado, pantai Manado juga terkenal karena pantai yang indah dan berpasir, air yang jernih untuk snorkeling, bahkan petualangan arung jeram.

Bagi wisatawan yang lebih suka berpetualang di daratan, petualangan lainnya pun menanti. Sebuah paket tur satu hari dari Manado mengunjungi Cagar Alam Tangkoko untuk melihat primata terkecil di dunia! Wisatawan juga dapat memulai hari perjalanan melalui dataran tinggi Minahasa untuk melihat pagoda, sawah, danau dan pemandangan Manado sendiri. Gunung-gunung berapi, air terjun dan sawah hijau yang subur dan beberapa pemandangan indah lainnya yang menanti.

Karena begitu banyak pariwisata daerah adalah terkait dengan keindahan alam di kawasan ini, banyak Manado Hotel dan tour operator berkomitmen untuk melestarikan lingkungan mereka melalui pariwisata yang bertanggung jawab dan berkelanjutan.

Tunan Waterfall, Manado, Indonesia

Located deep within the Talawaan village, where vehicles cannot reach, it, the Tunan Waterfall is a hidden gem that many local people don't even know about in Manado. Indonesia. Photo courtesy of Bobby Aditya Sena

The Travello Hotel Manado, salah satu hotel yang memiliki program hemat energi. Sedona Hotel juga berpartisipasi dalam membantu program pendidikan untuk masyarakat lokal melalui program pelatihan pariwisata untuk siswa sekolah umum. Wisata selam di Bunaken dan Selat Lembeh juga berkontribusi secara langsung upaya pemerintah daerah untuk mempertahankan kehidupan laut bawah air. Bahkan, semua pemandu lokal biasanya berpartisipasi dalam acara tahunan daerah “clean up day” untuk memastikan kehidupan laut yang indah di perairan Sulawesi Utara tetap sehat dan terjaga selama bertahun-tahun ke depan.

Melalui kemitraan yang baru antara whl.travel dan Manado-Hotels.Asia portal, pengunjung memiliki akses dan informasi langsung dari orang lokal, pengalaman indah di Manado dengan banyak kesempatan untuk memberikan kembali dukungan berkelanjutan kepada masyarakat dan pariwisata setempat.

“Kami sangat senang dan sangat bersemangat mengenai peluncuran website manado-hotels.asia. Kami sangat menantikan kunjungan wisatawan dari seluruh dunia dan menunjukkan kepada mereka tanah yang subur yang merupakan berkat dari Tuhan, yaitu Manado dan sekitarnya,” kata Bobby Aditya Sena, Business Director of Manado-Hotels.Asia. “Kami sangat berterima kasih kepada tim whl.travel untuk mendukung kami dengan sistem yang sangat baik dan sudah sangat membantu kami selama proses memperbarui isi website kami ini. Kami berharap untuk sebuah hubungan kerja sama jangka panjang dengan whl.travel dan bersama-sama menjadi bagian penyedia informasi perjalanan dan akomodasi terbaik di dunia.”

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2 Responses to “whl.travel Welcomes Indonesia’s Coastal Paradise of Manado”

  1. Bobby says:

    Hi John, yes yes, Indonesia have a lot of diving spots and one of the best diving spots is in Bunaken Island which near to Manado City in North Sulawesi. Here some of my photo collection that I take in Bunaken and Lembeh : http://www.manado-hotels.asia/manado-photo . Cheers 🙂

  2. John Kim says:

    WOW….. I didn’t know that Indonesia is so beautiful. The picture qualities are awesome. The under sea diving is now pushing me make a trip in Indonesia. Thank you for the post.

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