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We were dissapointed. There is not much to see. If you don't have a lot of time in Tomohon I would definitely skip this. The Lonely Planet says you can walk around the crater. We started our walk, but the grass and plants next to...More
Mahawu is a tourist attraction with well-built stair path and observatory. As a dormant volcano it is also much safer than Lokon (but you don't get to see smoke and lava either). The view on the top is great: you can see the town, nearby...More
We were washed out by rain 3km from the top. We wanted to go via public transport and hike to be a little more adventurous and save $$. We should have started early morning!! Most tourists hire a private car + driver/ guide. Starting in...More
to get there you probably will want to get private transportation as the road to the entrance means some 6 km uphill.
the check point is next to the parking lot and a few meters from the stairs that lead to the viewpoint of the...More
This is a very accessible attraction in terms of how long it takes to reach. You can drive to a staircase that takes barely 5 minutes to climb, however the staircase is quite slippery when it has been raining (often). Make sure you climb on...More
Mahawu volcano is one of the active volcanoes you can find on the Tondano Caldera. Famous place for bird watchers. In the dense forest we could observe 15 different species in 3 hours:
Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher, Turquoise Flycatcher ssp. septentrionalis, Eyebrowed Thrush, Mountain white-eye, Sulawesi...More
One follows a paved road from Tomohon via Rurukan, this one is the most popular as you can get very close to the crater on the motorcycle. For this reason, it was packed by young people. The other trail is lightly used as it follows...More