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Matahatikita Tours

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Minahasa, Indonesia
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About Matahatikita Tours
Group of experienced tour guides, while we are based in Manado (North Sulawesi - Indonesia) and our focus is on Sulawesi and eastern Indonesia, we can organize tours throughout Indonesia
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Colleen S wrote a review Mar 2020
Great Falls, Montana154 contributions78 helpful votes
We toured Tangkoko National Park with Julian in March 2020. We arrived the evening before our tour and an excellent driver, Stefie, met us at the airport. Our Hilltop Stay Home was very clean and comfortable, especially with AC. We set out at 6am with Julian who is an excellent spotter. It seems other guides are asking him where we’ve found wildlife. Our tour started nearly immediately with a troop of about 40 Black Crested Macaques. We saw interesting displays/behaviors, one in the forest actually went after John but Julian stepped in and it moved away quickly. We walked up the hill to see the Knobbed Hornbill which sounds like a quiet helicopter in flight. They are huge—nearly a meter! In the woods we encountered a less tame troop of Black Macaques that avoided us. We saw the Blue-headed Kingfisher, the Ring Roller Kingfisher and the Ruddy Kingfisher. We saw an owl. The three Cuscus were enormous that Julian pointed out high in the trees! At the end of our walk, we walked out to a beautiful black sand beach where a white butterfly captured our imagine. Julian is well organized, we emailed frequently before our trip since with the coronavirus we were uncertain of our travel plans. He has very good English, and so did our driver.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Tashie208 wrote a review Nov 2019
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I choose this tour because of the positive reviews online and the website with an itinerary for snorkeling. It was excellent. We choose to add on the dolphin tour and my kids loved it. I was traveling with a 7 and 10 year old and seeing the dolphins was the highlight of their trip. Bagus was our guide. He picked us up at the hotel promptly and brought someone to help with the kids in the water. We had 5 in our group and they brought a boat big enough for the kids to run around and jump off the top. He brought us to three dive sites. Every site was wonderful the best snorkeling we have ever done by far!! Muka kampung, Lekuan and somewhere on the east side. He was very friendly, patient and informative. He spoke English well. We saw thousands of fish, hundreds of varieties of fish and at least 20 large sea turtles. Next time we will do e with Bagus and let the kids go snorkeling. The tour included a great fish lunch on the beach. We got back around 4 to our hotel.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Konrad wrote a review Sep 2019
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Bagus, the owner of Matahatikita Tours, is a very reliable, friendly and pleasant person. We, a family of four, including a teenager and his 82 years old aunt, very much enjoyed the well organised and safe trip to the Tangkoko Natural Reserve and the Minahasa Highlands. In Tangkoko, Bagus provided us a really good guide who showed us a lot of plants and animals, including the nearly extinct black Yaki macaques, the Kuskus bear, a few birds and, of course, the famous Tarsius. Bagus is also an experienced divemaster. Next time we travel to Sulawesi we will appreciate from Bagus' experience over and under water and are already looking forward to another, certainly likewise interesting and enjoyable travel experience.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Tim F wrote a review Aug 2019
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar5 contributions
My wife and I had a great day with Rudy, one of the team members at Matahatikita Tours. Rudy picked us up at our hotel and stayed with us the entire time. He and another of the team accompanied us as we snorkeled through some of the most amazing reef views we've seen yet. We changed viewing locations in and around Bunaken, both before and after the lunch that was served at their Bunaken resort. They saved the best views for last (and that's saying something because the morning snorkeling was also awesome). They had us back at our hotel by 4:30 pm after a great day. We found the staffers to be very friendly and attentive. We can recommend Matahatikita Tours without reservation!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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herrmannsponholz wrote a review Aug 2019
Germany4 contributions2 helpful votes
Bagus Lesmana was our tour guide on our 10-day-trip in North Sulawesi. He organized the route and the accomodations individually for us and according to our wishes (Manado - Tomohon - Tangkoko - Bunaken - Manado). We had a lot of fun together since Bagus has a great sense of humor. At the same time he took care of all the details of our tour in a very reliable and responsible way. He was always happy to share his profund knowledge about culture, nature and many other topics concerning Sulawesi. Especially as a diving guide he introduced us to the fascinating underwater life in Bunaken and Manado Bay and shared his enthusiasm for marine wildlife. We had a great time and we surely would recommend Bagus to anyone who is looking for a tour guide in North Sulawesi.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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