Sulawesi - Halmahera Birding

Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia

We offer a range of private and small group birding tours
throughout Sulawesi and  Halmahera in 18 days trip

The ultimate birding destination in Asia and the world’s most spectacular endemic birds species such as Hylocitrea which is now in a family its own, Red-knobbed Hornbill, Purple bearded Bee-eater, Maleo, Geomalia, Sulawesi streaked Flycatcher, Purple winged Roller, Sulawesi crested Myna, White-necked Myna, Fiery-browed Myna, Wallace’s Standard wing, Ivory-breasted Pitta, Moluccan Owlet Nightjar, Fruit Doves and some impressive selection of the Kingfishers.

Upcoming Departure 2023
Sulawesi & Halmahera Birding Trip 18 days / 17 Nights
The Price is  us$  Per Person
Location: Sulawesi and Halmahere
Arrival In: Makassar Sultan Hasanuddin Airport, South Sulawesi of Indonesia
Depart From: Ternate Sultan Babullah of Indonesia

Price included: English Speaking Bird Guide, Mineral water, Snacks, Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), Accommodation in Sulawesi & Halmahera, Entrances to Parks and Reserves, Local guides, local park ranger, birding site fee, landowner fee, Private car.

Price not included: Domestic flight tickets, Insurance, Alcoholic Beverages, Airfare to Indonesia ( Jakarta or Bali ), Laundry, Tips, All personal expenses that are not mentioned on the items above, Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due to other causes beyond our control.
Kindly please book in advance to ensure availability.

Sulawesi + Halmahera birding trip for 2023,  please choose one of the summaries  of  new birding plans below:

Sulawesi birding trip 18 days / 17 nights
Birding code: 01/18 days/SHBT
day 01: Makassar arrival – Malino
day 02: Malino birding full day
day 03: Malino – Ramang ramang
day 04: Ramang-ramang birding
day 05: Raman ramang – Airport, fly to Palu – Lore Lindu
day 06: Lore Lindu National Park
day 07: Lore Lindu National Park
day 08: Lore Lindu – Palu
day 09: Palu – Makassar – Manado – Tomohon
day 10: Tomohon Gunung Mahawu birding
day 11: Tomohon – Tangkoko
day 12: Tangkoko Nature Reserve
day 13: Tangkoko Nature Reserve
day 14: Tangkoko Nature Reserve – Manado (tongkaina)
day 15: Transfer to the airport for Wings air flight to Ternate the to Halmahera
day 16: Halmahera
day 17: Halmahera – Ternate
day 18: Ternate to Jakarta. end

Sulawesi birding trip 18 days / 17 nights
Birding code: 02/18 days/SHBT
day 01: Manado arrival – Tangkoko Nature Reserve
day 02: Tangkoko
day 03: Tangkoko
day 04: Tangkoko – Tomohon
day 05: Tomohon
day 06: Manado – Makassar – Palu – Lore Lindu
day 07: Lore Lindu National Park
day 08: Lore Lindu – Palu
day 09: Palu – Makassar – ramang2
day 10: ramang – ramang
day 11: ramang – ramang
day 12: Ramang – ramang to Malino
day 13: Malino
day 14: Malino – Makassar
day 15: Transfer to the airport for flight to Ternate – Hamahera
day 16: Halmahera
day 17: Halmahera – Ternate
day 18: Ternate to Jakarta. end


  • Availability: Set Departure
  • Tour Type: Multi-Day Tour
  • Tour Focus: Birds
  • Group Size: Minimum 6 people
  • Duration: 18 Days / 17 Nights
  • Best Time: Throughout The Year
  • Pace: Challenging
  • Arrival In: Makassar airport, South SULAWESI of Indonesia 
  • Depart From: Ternate airport, Halmahera of Indonesia 

What is included?

  • English Speaking Bird Guide fee
  • Mangrove boat Trip near Tangkoko Park
  • Meals, daily breakfast, lunch, and Dinner
  • All Lodging (Twin-Share room)
  • Entrances to Parks and Reserves
  • Local guides at many of the sites visited.
  • Car Transport during the trip

What is not included?

  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Airfare to Indonesia ( Jakarta )
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • All personal expenses that are not mentioned on the items above.
  • Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due to other causes beyond our control.

Payment Term and Condition
We require a minimum of 50% deposit payment to confirm your booking, we cannot guarantee your booking until this has been received. Bookings will be held for 7 days to allow the client time to send a deposit payment. We reserve the right to release the booking if the deposit is not received within 7 days of the booking being made. Changes of dates to bookings after the deposit has been made can be done but will be subject to availability.

Cancelation: Deposit payment No Refund, No show – full payment charge.
Full Payment, The full payment will be required at least 30 days prior to your date of arrival. The invoice amount has to be paid in full, net of all transfer costs and bank charges.

We will use a minibus or cars. The road is some part in good condition and some part in bad condition. While for the mangrove boat trip we will use a small boat.

This trip will be provided with an English speaking bird guide during the whole trip and a local guide (who owns/guard the land) for each place in Sulawesi

The walking ranges from easy to moderate, but there will be one harder day in Lore Lindu and Tangkoko.

Most days in the lowlands will be hot and humid for much of Sulawesi, with a chance of heavy, tropical, rains at any time. Cool in the mountains in Lore Lindu, Gunung Mahawu in Tomohon.

A valid passport is required; the passport must be valid for at least six months past your intended stay. Visas on arrival in Indonesia can be obtained for tourists from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and EU countries for stays of under 30 days. There is a fee for this, payable in cash (in US Dollars). Travel requirements are subject to change; we recommend double-checking entry requirements six weeks prior to the tour or ask our office staff for help.

1. Waterproof binoculars of about 8-power are best for maximum light-gathering in the shades of the forest.
2. A tripod-mounted spotting scope (telescope) is valuable in open habitats along roadsides, especially for birds in the canopy.
3. Loose-fitting, lightweight clothing and a hat with some sort of visor to shield the eyes from the sun or rain.
4. It is often very cool at dawn but hot at midday, wearing layers that can be easily removed.
5. Loose long pants and lightweight, good-quality walking boots are often the most comfortable combination. Conditions in the mountains are much cooler, so prepare to keep warm.
6. Insect repellent is required in some localities.
7. A lightweight poncho or rain jacket. It is sometimes useful to carry a larger umbrella.

Sultan Birding Tours, acts only as agents for the passenger in regard to travel, whether by railroad, motorcar, motor coach, boat, or airplane, and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or for any reason whatsoever or through the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour. Sultan Birding Tours can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine, or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger, as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely. The airlines concerned and their agents and affiliates are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not on board their aircraft.

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