Ternate and Tidore were rivals in the past, and became world famous during the 15th century as the only source of clove which was a high consumer commodity specially in Europe. During this tour you will visit several famous fortresses established by the Portuguese, Spaniards and the Dutch dated back tot he 15th and 16th centuries. Ternate and Tidore are the most famous fortresses samples of the north of the Moluccas.

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LocationTernate
DestinationMoluccas
Duration4 days / 3 nights
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DAY 01: TERNATE ARRIVAL – FREE PROGRAM

Arrival in Ternate, meeting service then transfer to your hotel in the city. Today you are free on your own to explore the city. Other option is snorkeling at the Sulamadaha beach, in the outskirt of the town.

Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Ternate.

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DAY 02: TERNATE FORTRESS TOUR

Ternate is a small round island, dominated by Gamalama volcano. It has a long history as the original “species” island. Here you still could see the “Cengkeh Afo” tree, baptized as mother of the whole clove trees in the world, since this tree has more than 350 years of age.

Ternate also witnessing a long history of how the western world competite to conquer this island. You will visit several fort dated back to the 15th and 16th century such as Kastella Fort, Kalamata fort, Toloko Fort and Oranje fort. You will also visit natural wonder there, Tolire Lake, a big lake that do not have any connection to the sea with its own ecosystem.

You will explore all above interesting spots on a full day tour.

Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Ternate.

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DAY 03: TERNATE – TIDORE

After breakfast, your transport will drop you at a local harbour in ternate for a local fast boat journey to Tidore island. You will reach Tidore Island in less than an hour. Board your local chartered transport and we are heading directly to Benteng Torre or Fort of Torre named after the Portugese Captainn, Hernando De La Torre.

You will also visit Gurabunga Village in the slope of Mount Kiematubo about 800 meters above the sea level, and enjoy watching local people activities.

Late in the afternoon, transfer back to your hotel in Ternate island.

Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Ternate.

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DAY 04: TERNATE ISLAND – NEXT DESTINATION

Free program until the time to transfer you to the airport. End of the tour program.

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