Manusela National Park is located in Seram island and it has an area of 1890 km2 consist of coastal forest, swamp forest, lowland and montane rainforest ecosystem types. The highest mountain at the park is Mount Binaiya at 3027 metres. Preparation of this expedition into the Manusela National Park will take place in Sawae village just outside of the park. Matahari Travel will handle your supplies of this expedition and make sure that this entire journey will run smoothly.

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LocationManusela
Duration7 days / 6 nights
DestinationMoluccas
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DAY 01: ARRIVAL AMBON AIRPORT – SERAM ISLAND

Early morning arrival at Ambon airport, simple breakfast then proceed to Tulehu Harbour, where you will board a 09:00 AM local fastboat to Seram island. You will cross Ambon strait to Amahai harbor for about 2 hours in a comfortable air conditioned cabin. Upon arrival, you will proceed to Masohi, the capital of Central Moluccas Region, where you will have a seafood lunch at the local restaurant. You will continue your journey for about 3,5 hours via a primary jungle road with pure rain forest. Arrive in a small village of Sawai late in the afternoon, we will check in at our guest house.Sawai is a small sleepy fisherman village with about 200 inhabitants. The main income of the village is from the sea and the forest surround it. 50% of the houses were built up on the stilt on the sea shore as the case of our Guest house.
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DAY 02: SAWAI VILLAGE – FREE PROGRAM (B,L,D)

While your guide make preparation for the jungle expedition tomorrow, you with local boatman will go on snorkeling on several spots. The coral reefs here mostly intact and in very good condition. In the afternoon you will enjoy sun set at a mongrove island full of fruit bats. You will see hundreds of bats flying out early dawn for food.

Overnight at your simple accomodation in Sawai village.

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DAY 03: SAWAI – JUNGLE PROGRAM (B,L,D)

After breakfast, you will board long boat and explore Salawairiver. You will start from its end, where the river meets the sea, and you will explore deeper into the jungle. Inside the jungle, during the boat trip, you will see many living creature; birds of any kinds, lizard and even alligator! You will also stop on the way to witness local people making sago processing from tree into powder.

You will stop at the river bank after 2,5 hours on long boat then while you visit the waterfall (a real nice place to swim), your porter will carry your stuff to the simple hut by the forest.

Walking to your hut and continue your swim in the river in front of your hut.

In the afternoon, you will visit a cave by the waterfall and witness thousands of bats flying out for the evening. You can also join local people to catch river shrimp in the sallow part of the river.

Overnight in a simple hut by the jungle.

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DAY 04: JUNGLE – BIRD WATCHING – SAWAI (B,L,D)

Wake up early and go on walking with your guide to see the bird (We will have a very good guide on bird watching!). The birds that you might encounters during this morning bird watching are; Hornbill, Moluccan Cockatoos, great-billed parrot, eclectus, red-checked parrot, lorries, and lorikeets. Return to your jungle hut for your simple lunch.

Walking back to Sawai via the jungle path. On the way you will still have the chance to see birds high in the tree.Near the village of Masihulang, you will visit an NGO that specialized on re-forest all kind of birds that was confiscated from the people. These birds was put in a special cage and were check for it health before releasing back into its natural habitat.

Overnight at your simple accomodation in Sawai village.

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DAY 05: FREE PROGRAM

Today you are free on you own to explore the village and its surrounding. There is a high chance to see birds when you walk to the near by forest. Since your Guest house was built on tradition stilt house above small coral reefs, then you can also watching many kind of fishes just below you. Or perhaps another snorkeling?

Overnight at your simple Accommodation in Sawai Village.

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DAY 06: SAWAI – MASOHI – FAST BOAT TO AMBON

After breakfast, you will proceed to Ambon Island. From Sawai you will travel first to Masohi, the Capital of Seram Region. Stop at local restaurant for lunch before travel to the harbor and board your chartered fast boat. Return to Ambon Island with local public fast boat. Transfer to your hotel in Ambon.
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DAY 07: AMBON – NEXT DESTINATION

After breakfast free on your own until it is the time to transfer you to your connetion transport for your your next destination. End of our service.
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