BOGANI NANI WARTABONE TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 01. GORONTALO – WONOSARI VILLAGE – SARI TANI VILLAGE - NANTU FOREST NATURE RESERVE
Drive to Saritani Village (starting point to reach Nantu Forest), about 90 km away or 4 – 5 hours passing the paved and bumpy roads, some plantation area especially corn. There is 2 alternative way to reach Saritani Village. You can drive about 4 – 5 hours to Wonosari Village then continue the trip by 45 minutes by a motorcycle or just using 4 wheel drive straight to Saritani Village that could be faster.
Upon arrival in Saritani village check-in at the simple guest house with BASIC facility. Lunch on the way or at the village.
After lunch, the ranger will brief you about the program, then we can start trekking around the village for bird watching or straight to the Nantu Forest. We will pass by motorcycle or car (depend on what vehicle you use to reach here) about 5 minutes away and ended at Palm Oil Plantation, then keep walking passing palm oil plantation, corn plantation before reaching the edge of Nantu river.
Cross the river by walk or use the canoe. It takes about more or less 30 minutes away from the starting point until reaching the post guard. After registering the permit then we will walk along the jungle searching for baby Roussa (Pig Dear), Macaca nigra, Hornbill, Anoa and other endemic wildlife of this forest. FYI, the trekking here is wet, muddy, and slippery BUT you will be amazed with beautiful primary tropical rain forest of Sulawesi. We highly suggest using a rubber booth instead of trekking booth. Back to the village for dinner and overnight.
DAY 02: WONOSARI VILLAGE – NANTU FOREST NATURE RESERVE
Very early morning wake up and light breakfast then we start to explore different spots. We will transfer either by car or motorcycle for 5 minutes then walk about 30 minutes including crossing the river to the post guard for register. FYI, the trekking here is mostly flat, wet, muddy, and slippery BUT you will be amazed at beautiful primary tropical rain forest of Sulawesi with many huge trees including. We highly suggest using a rubber booth instead of trekking booth. Then we will be trekking along the riverside searching for Hornbill, Macaca Nigra, Deer, Snake, Anoa and other exotic endemic wildlife of this forest. Then we will walk to “Salt Lick” spotting for endemic Babi Rusa (Deer Pig), Anoa (dwarf buffalo), Macaca Nigra and many others. Simple provide lunch in the jungle. In the late afternoon back to the village for dinner and overnight.
DAY 03: EARLY MORNING BIRDING AND WILDLIFE SPOT – PREPARATION FOR CHECK OUT – GORONTALO
Early in the morning another chance for spotting the wildlife such as more Macaca Nigra normally stay along the riverside or birding in the village. FYI, the trekking here is wet, muddy, and slippery. We highly suggest using a rubber booth instead of a trekking booth. Breakfast and lunch at the village, packing before heading back to Gorontalo that takes about more or less 5 hours drive or 90 km away. Upon arrival in Gorontalo check-in at Magna Hotel 4**** or similar hotel. Dinner at your personal account.
DAY 04: GORONTALO – HUNGOYONO (BOGANI NANI WARTABONE NATIONAL PARK)
After breakfast then we check out drive about 1 hour to Hungayono Sanctuary Breeding Place for endemic Maleo Bird inside Nani Wartabone National Park. Then we continue the drive about 15 – 20 minutes by motorcycle as the road is too narrow to be passed by a car. Upon arrival in the gate of starting point Nani Warta Bone National Park, accompanied by the ranger and our guide team trekking about 1 hour to the ranger post. On the way during the trekking, we may see Tarsius inside the bamboo tree or other wildlife such as Macaca Nigra and many birds including the endemic Dwarf King Fisher. The trek here is hilly and surrounded by beautiful tropical rain forests. We will stay at the campsite inside the park. Lunch and dinner provided by our guide team. We will use the day for animal observation. Stay overnight at the camping site. (B, L, D) \
DAY 05: HUNGOYONO - BOGANI NANI WARTABONE NATIONAL PARK JUNGLE TREK – GORONTALO
Early morning wake up and we will trek to the Maleo Site where they lay their egg along the riverside. Then if you are so lucky you have a chance for releasing the maleo baby if they already hatching. Then continue observing wildlife to see more chance for Macaca Nigra, Sulawesi Hornbill, other endemic birds of Sulawesi such as Dwarf Hornbill and many others. Lunch provided by our guide team. In the afternoon after lunch packing and trekking back to the starting point about 1 – 2 hours before continuing by motorcycle about 15 minutes away and car for a 1-hour drive. Upon arrival in Gorontalo check-in at Magna Hotel 4* or similar hotel for overnight. Dinner at your personal account (B, L)
DAY 06: GORONTALO TOUR - NEXT DESTINATION
Breakfast at the hotel
Optional tour: snorkeling with the whale shark
Transfer to the airport
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