Reasons To Visit Manado
Manado is the capital of Northern Sulawesi and offers many exciting things to do, while the city also boasts an interesting heritage which can still be seen in a few of its landmarks and heritage sites. Most visitors come to the city as a base to explore the surrounding region, with a huge range of activities available such as scuba diving, whitewater rafting and much more. Some of the highlights of the region include the Tangkoko Nature Reserve and the Tekaan Telu Waterfalls, so make sure you’re prepared for plenty of physical activity. If you are interested in exploring the local history then you should visit some of the main attractions like the Ban Hin Kiong temple, or consider venturing to the top of Bukit Kasih which rewards those who complete the challenging hike with spectacular views.
Arriving In Manado
Manado Airport, known in full as Sam Ratulangi International Airport, is located just over 10 km from Manado and handles a range of domestic and regional flights. Passengers looking to book flights from the UAE to Manado will not be able to make the journey directly. However, the airport has extensive connections around the region, so it is possible to fly from the UAE to Manado with only a single stopover.
Manado Airport is set within a single passenger terminal and offers a broad selection of facilities and amenities, so you’re sure to find everything you need with the wide range of choices available. Along with a few different shops to pick up any travel necessities, there are plenty of cafés and eateries around the airport to suit people of all tastes. Getting from the airport into the city is possible by local minibus if you want to save on money, although plenty of taxis are available at the airport. In addition to this, there are a few different car rental agencies operating on site so you can rent a vehicle as soon as you have landed.
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UAE nationals catching flights to Indonesia do not need to worry about making a visa application as you are permitted to enter the country on a visa free basis for a period of up to 30 days. Manado enjoys relatively warm temperatures across the year with average highs of 25 to 27 degrees, although be advised that it rains very frequently across the year from October to June, with a brief respite from the heavy rain from July to September. In Manado you’ll need to put your clocks forward by four hours if you are coming from the UAE, while the currency used in Indonesia is the Indonesian rupiah.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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