Bouwsteen 4 dagen Ternate en Tidore
Included and excluded
•Accommodaties op basis van logies en ontbijt
•Alle transfers en transport
•Excursies zoals in het programma vermeld
•Fooien en uitgaven van persoonlijke aard
Dag 1 Aankomst op Ternate
Dag 2 Ternate island tour
Dag 3 Uitstapje naar Tidore
Dag-4 Vertrek van Ternate
Villa Ma'Rasai - Ternate
Dit kleinschalige hotel ligt te midden van de kruidnagel en nootmuskaatbomen op een terrein van 10.000m2. Gesitueerd circa 7 km vanaf Ternate centrum. Alle kamers zijn comfortabel ingericht met eigen badkamer en airconditioning en hebben een prachtig uitzicht over de baai met de eilanden Tidor, Mare en Moti en Makian. Er is een zwembad en een restaurant waar het ontbijt, lunch en diner wordt geserveerd. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
Amara Bela International
Amara Bela International is a beautiful hotel. The rooms are very spacious and there are rooms directly on the pool! meer info more info Informations supplémentaires
TernateTiny little island, beautifully situated in the North Moluccas. One of the best-known spice islands during the Dutch period. There are still cloves and nutmegs. It’s one of the KieRaha islands (the 4-sultans islands, Ternate, Tidore, Bacan en Jailolo).The island is dominated by the Gamalama, one of the active volcanos of Indonesia. Its last eruption was 20 years ago.
It’s very pleasant to ‘stroll’ some days over the island. Easy to get there from Manado and/or Makassar – From the plane you can admire the small islands with their volcanos, a stunning view. The name of the airport is Sultan Babullah.
The airport is cosy Indonesian, “a bit messy” but baggage-handling is smooth enough. The ride to Ternate “kota” city takes no longer than 15 minutes.
After check-in at the hotel it’s nice to discover this little city on foot. Its population is very friendly and helpful. Walk into the direction of the Boulevard of the harbour. The animated daily Pasar Gamalama is certainly worth a visit. Colourful and a mishmash of Indonesian merchandise. Known among others for its own made silver necklaces. There are lots of possibilities to get around Ternate town: taxi, bemo (small public transport buses), ojek (moped taxi) and you’ll also find here the Bendhi, horse-drawn carriage. Bargaining is imperative.
If you want to eat local food we recommend restaurant Pondok Katu, delicious fish dishes, clean and inexpensive. They give you the menu with a piece of paper and a pen, you just write down what you want to eat. Then they collect your order. The Platinum restaurant is a bit more Western where you can, for example, have fresh tropical fruit juice. In the evening lots of Kaki Limas (eateries) gather on the Boulevard. A walk along the Boulevard is a walk along the ‘Indonesian cuisine’. Here you’ll find dishes from whole Indonesia.
Sights to visitA day-trip by car over the island takes some 5 hours. The route is only 45 km long and the road is alright. We make several stops, among others at the“kraton” of Ternate. If we’re lucky the current Sultan is home. Around the city we’ll find three old fortresses: The old Dutch Fort Oranje was built during the VOC period in 1607. The other two are the Portuguese Fortresses Tolucco and St.Lucia.
The trip goes along numerous clove and nutmeg plantations.The Lake Laguna, where we can make a walk and along the Angus Stone, lava remains of the last eruption of the Gamala that are still here. We can have lunch at the Florida Restaurant. During the ride along the empty beaches with fishing boats and little villages we’ll enjoy wonderful views over the Maluccu Sea and the gulf of Dodinga. The Gamalama volcano is dominantly present during the trip. We can also see the probably oldest nutmeg-tree in the world.The Afo that was planted during the Dutch period some 400 years ago. Unfortunately the tree is dying. To see the tree you’ll have to climb up a lot of stairs.
For those having an extra day it’s nice to sail to the twin island Tidore, from the harbour of Ternate it is only a half hour by boat. You can take the local ferry or rent a speedboat.
Have a look on a banknote of 1000 Roepiah: the picture you’ll see on it is the view from Ternate on the islands Tidore en Maitara.