Onong's Palace is an ideal resort to use as a base-camp for observing Tomohon and arround in Minahasa. Our friendly and helpful staff will cheerfully be at all service to organize any trips/tours you desire or give you reliable information regarding possible activities can be done while staying at Onong's Palace. Please read the "Places of Interest near Tomohon" and then choose your tour from the samples below:
Minahasa Highland Tour
Tomohon traditional market, Woloan wooden house industry, Rurukan view point, Tondano Lake, hotsprings area, Linow lake, Japanesse Caves, Lahendong volcanic ground, pottery-making Pulutan Village, Kawangkoan the peanuts town, Leilem the furnitures & cow carts making village & other attractive spots are encountered on this approximately 7 hours tour.
Minahasa Highland Tour is one of the most favorite tours in North Sulawesi
Started either in the afternoon or early in the morning to avoid sun burns, trekking to the craters of Mt. Mahawu & Mt.Lokon to admire the fantastic view from the top and watch the steaming crater lakes of these volcanoes should not be missed while staying in Tomohon.
Those who like more challenging moutain trekking can try Mt. Soputan (top photo) or the highest peak in North Sulawesi Mt.Klabat.
Tangkoko Rain Forest Tour
Another popular tour in North Sulawesi is Tangkoko Rain Forest Tour to witness cute animals which are mostly endemic. The tour is started at about 11 am from either Tomohon or Manado and reach there at best before 2 pm to have the time for a village and beach stroll before entering the forest to watch the fotogenic black-tailess mongkeys playing arround on the beach or trees, the giant hornbill birds and other unique animals including the famous tarsiers claimed to be the smallest (tennis ball size) primate in the world.
White Water Rafting
Waraney (the rafting company) friendly staff will guide you through different classes of rapids ranging from intermediate to advanced: 35 rapids (9 KM along the river) on our ½ day trip on Nimanga River and about 60 Rapids (35 KM along the river) on 2 days and 1 night trip on Ranoyapo River.
YOUR SAFETY IS FIRST PRIORITY
The guides (skippers) and equipment are of internastional standard following procedures set by A.W.A (American Whitewater Affiliation).
Other activities such as horse-back riding, diving in Bunaken & Lembeh Strait packages, Snorkeling trips, Liveaboard Diving trips, Manado City Tour, Trans-Sulawesi Tours, etc can be arranged by our staff at Onongs Palace.