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Manado, a coastal city nestled along Manado Bay amongst surrounding mountains, is the capital of Indonesia's North Sulawesi province. Manado is a picture-perfect city, with glimpses of emerald hills and the azure sea behind almost every building. The almost perfect volcanic cone known as Manado Tua Island rises dramatically out of the nearby sea. Visit Manado by booking your holiday package with Direct Flights.

Manado

     

Manado, a coastal city nestled along Manado Bay amongst surrounding mountains, is the capital of Indonesia's North Sulawesi province. The city has a long history and a mixed culture: settled during prehistoric times and later ruled by the Dutch East India Company, during the Dutch colonial era it was one of the premier trading centres in the Spice Islands. Manado still exports significant amounts of cloves, vanilla and other spices, but it is also renowned for ecotourism, with spectacular scuba diving and snorkelling off the nearby island of Bunaken. Ban Hin Kiong Temple is a Confucian Buddhist temple that's a popular attraction, especially during the Chinese New Year celebration, but other places of interest include nearby Lake Tondano and the volcanic Mounts Lokon, Klabat and Mahawu: Manado is the starting point for excursions into the inland Minahas Highlands, with prehistoric above-ground burial sites, volcanoes, hot springs, orchid gardens and more.       
       
The city itself has a somewhat European feel due to Dutch influences, and a wide range of restaurants and accommodation in Manado is available. The local people are fun-loving and extroverted, making travellers on cheap holidays to Manado feel welcome. Manado is a picture-perfect city, with glimpses of emerald hills and the azure sea behind almost every building. And the almost perfect volcanic cone known as Manado Tua Island rises dramatically out of the nearby sea.        
       
So what are you waiting for? This is a fabulous holiday destination, and Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, books cheap holidays to Manado. If you want cheap flights to Manado or complete Manado travel packages that also include discount accommodation in Manado, car hire and even travel insurance, visit the Direct Flights is right for you.        
       
Manado boasts a Provincial Museum which displays traditional costumes, weapons such as Javanese krisses and traditional modes of transportation such as the bendi, a small horse trap still used in many places. Christianised by the Dutch, Manado offers a fair number of bars and karaoke lounges. And seafood restaurants and stalls along the waterfront set up in the evening, offering visitors with adventuous palates a taste of Minahas' fiery hot food. Manado is the centre of Minahasan culture, and lucky visitors witness traditional war dance performances featuring mock battles between warriors wearing frightful blood-red costumes and feathered and beaked headdresses. Direct Flights will help you plan your discount travel to Manado and then make your travel arrangements, all from the convenience of your home or office computer. There's no need to visit a travel agent's office, and you'll get the best travel deals available.       
       
Nearby Bunaken Island is part of the Bunaken National Marine Park, which boasts clear, warm water, splendid diving and snorkelling, and some of the most diverse marine life in the world. Lake Tondano is the largest and most well known of the Minahas Highlands lakes, but the remarkable Lake Linow, fed by a hot volcanic spring, changes colours from deep blue to turquoise, green and yellow. North Sulawesi is the only part of the island that has volcanoes, and they are magnificent: Mount Lokon and Mount Mahawu both have beautiful blue crater lakes. The summit of Mount Mahawu features a panoramic view of the entire region, including Manado and Bunaken Island. And the region features the powerful Kali waterfall, too. Whether you'll be flying to Manado from the United States, South Africa or Australia, Direct Flights can set up your discount travel needs.       
       
International flights to Manado arrive from Singapore and the Philippines, and domestic flights arrive from Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Surabaya, Balikpapan and Bali. So treat yourself and explore the diverse wonders of this spectacular area: book your discount travel to Manado through Direct Flights today
       
       
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