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Tour Module Ternate & Tidore

The islands of Ternate and Tidore are located in the north Moluccas and are part of the KieRaha islands (the 4-sultans islands, Ternate, Tidore, Bacan and Jailolo). This short building block takes you to both Sultanates, which you can easily get to know in a few days. Both islands have an age-old history, in which the Portuguese and Dutch competed for the very expensive spices. You will also get to know the local customs and with a bit of luck you will drink a cup of tea with the Sultan of Ternate.

Target prices 2024

On request

Included and excluded

•Accommodations based on bed and breakfast
•All transfers and transport
•English speaking guide
•Excursions as mentioned in the program
•Mentioned boat trips

•Other meals
•Tips and expenses of a personal nature
•Booking costs and contribution Calamity Fund € 30 per booking
•SGR contribution € 5 per person
•CO2 compensation € 22 per person

Day 1 Ternate arrival

Upon arrival at the airport, your driver will be waiting for you with a name sign at the exit. He will take you to your hotel. Your room may not be ready for early check-in. You can then already use the other facilities of the hotel.

Day 2 Ternate island tour

The island of Ternate is about 45 kilometers in circumference. The coastal road circles the dominating volcano Gamalama, one of Indonesia's many active volcanoes. Today we visit the palace of the Sultan of Ternate, the Portuguese fortress of Tolucco and take a walk at the green lake Danau Laguna. Along the way also a stop at the monument to the sultan Hairun. In the afternoon we come back to the hotel and you have the time to yourself. A nice walk on the boulevard, around sunset, you will get to know the local eating habits.

Day 3 Visit Tidore island

Together with your guide you leave after breakfast for the harbor and sail in half an hour to the sister island of Tidore. Here you can still find some ruins and a monument of the Spanish rulers from the 16th century. We visit some local industry and the local market (only on Sundays). The excursion on Tidore is entirely on foot. Sports enthusiasts can climb the mountain from the Spanish fortress. In the afternoon we return to Ternate.

Day 4 Ternate departure

You will be transferred to the airport approximately one and a half hours before departure of your flight.

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

Villa Ma'Rasai - Ternate

This small-scale hotel is surrounded by cloves and nutmeg trees on a 10,000 m2 site. Located approximately 7 km from Ternate center. All rooms are comfortably furnished with private bathroom and air conditioning and have a beautiful view over the bay with the islands of Tidor, Mare and Moti and Makian. There is a swimming pool and a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires



Tiny 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.


Tidore is a 15 minutes boat trip from Ternate. Like Ternate, it has a volcano that defines the image of the island. Other sights such as the Spanish fort, the colorful market and the Sultan's palace make a day trip to Tidore worthwhile.

Take a look at an (old) note of 1000 Roepiah; the image you find here is the view from Ternate on the islands of Tidore and Maitara.