Halmahera Birding

by Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia

Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia

offers a range of private and small group birding tours

throughout Sulawesi, Halmahera

halmahera birding trip 7 days / 6 nights

Sultan Birding Price
Price starting from US$ 0000/person (Min. 6 people)
Includes all accommodation, Land Transportation, Speed boat Ternate – Halmahera – Ternate, Daily Meals, Mineral water, Park entrance fee, local ranger fee and Bird Guide Fee.

This is Halmahera, in the shape of a Sulawesi in miniature, with a few people, few roads, and a vast forest, where logging has yet to make a significant impact. For birders, it is home to 24 species of bird found nowhere else in the world, including the apt name Invisible Rail and Wallace’s greatest find – the Standard wing bird-of-paradise. for decades an island so far off the beaten track that only one ornithologist ventured there between 1932 and 1986, Halmahera is now a surprisingly easy place to see some very special birds. 

Halmahera Birding Itinerary 


Upon arrival at Ternate airport then transfer by car to the harbor than by speed boat takes 45 minutes to reach Sofifi harbor, from here we will drive about 4 hours to reach our resort/Lodge in Weda.

Day 02, Day 03, Day 04, and Day 05
Four days birding and explore the home of Wallace’s Standard wing bird of Paradise in Halmahera. We might see: Beach Kingfisher, then trip continues walking along logging to see Paradise Crow, Long-billed Crow, Cream-throated White-eye, Rusty-bellied Triller, White-naped Monarch, Blue-and-white Kingfisher, Goliath Coucal, Moluccan Owlet-nightjar, Moluccan Boobook, and Moluccan Scops-owl, Common Paradise Kingfisher, White Cockatoo, Violet-necked Lory, Long-billed Crow, Golden Bulbul, Blyth’s Hornbill, Grey-headed Fruit-dove, Moluccan Starling and Red-cheeked Parrot. Moluccan Goshawk, Halmahera Cuckoo-shrike, Moluccan Cuckoo-shrike, Dusky Brown Oriole, Eclectus Parrot, Great-billed Parrot, Dusky Friarbird, Blue-capped Fruit-dove, Scarlet-breasted Fruit-dove, Cinnamon-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Spectacled Imperial Pigeon, Moluccan Hanging Parrot, Halmahera Flowerpecker, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Chattering Lory and Ivory-breasted Pitta and much more endemic birds.

Day 06 : Weda – Sofifi – Ternate
After breakfast, we will transfer by 4W drive to Sofifi then by speed boat takes 45 minutes to reach Ternate, transfer by car to the hotel and if the time is permitted we can do birding near the lake

Day 07: Ternate – Jakarta
Breakfast at the hotel and then we transfer by car to the ternate airport for next destination. End of the trip.


  • Hot birding spot destinations: Ternate, Halmahera, and Weda forest.
  • Availability: Set Departure
  • Tour Type: Multi-Day Tour
  • Tour Focus: Birds
  • Group Size: Minimum 6 people
  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Best Time: Throughout The Year
  • Pace: Challenging
  • Arrival In: Ternate airport, Halmahera of Indonesia
  • Depart From: Ternate airport, Halmahera of Indonesia

What is included?

  • English Speaking Bird Guide fee
  • 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
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Airfare to Indonesia ( Jakarta )
  • Internal Airfare: Jakarta – Ternate and Ternate to 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 from Ternate to Sofifi we will use a small speedboat.

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 Halmahera

The walking ranges from easy to moderate, but there will be one harder day to get Wallace’s standard wing Lek

Most days in the lowlands will be hot and humid for much of Halmahera, with a chance of heavy, tropical, some rains at any time.

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.

Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia act 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 Indonesia 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.

More pictures …
WhatsApp Logo Let's chat