Hello there.. perhaps its easier to fly to gorontalo rather than luwuk. from gorontalo there is a regular ferry to ampana. but you must 1st find out the schedule of the ferry, from what i know, its not every day..
or you can go to gorontalo from manado by travel agent, it cost you 125-150k rp per person per trip. its easier. depart at the morning before 9, and you will arrive at gorontalo at the afternoon. the ferry usually depart at 8 pm
Hi there.. nice to hear about Luwuk.. I am looking for a person or travel agent who can arrange trip in Luwuk. But all telp numbers I found, never being answered. Do you have any recommendation ? Thanks
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in my opinion, its more convenient to access Togean ivia Gorontalo. We did it 3 years ago. Short flight to Gorontalo from Manado or via landroad (8 hours). From Gorontalo you use ferry, depart around 21:00 and reach Togean in the morning.
The fist class seat is convenient or you buy economy ticket and rent the staff cabin for much better sleep.
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It`s about 800 000-1 juta rp for the taxi. It's not cheap but I don't regret it at all. If pre-boooked you have a chance to get a deal of about 600-700k IDR / one way.
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there is direct flight from jakarta to luwuk by Lion Air or Sriwijaya Air, easier than go to Manado or Gorontalo first
From Luwuk to Ampana by Bus, cheaper than rent a car
Is the bus from Luwuk to Ampana has particular departure time and how is the frequency? Since I plan to fly from Makassar to Luwuk by Sriwijaya Air in the morning then take a bus or rental car to Ampana, stay there for 1 night and take ferry from Ampana to Wakai on the next morning.
Or should I fly from Makassar to Gorontalo for instead and take the ferry from Gorontalo at night to Wakai, but the problem is ferry from Gorontalo only depart on specific day in the week, not everyday [big headache to plan for transportation in Sulawesi though].
Thanks a lot.
the gorontalo ferry departs around 5 pm on tuesday and friday, arriving in wakai the following morning. if you want to go to the bomba area, you need to rent an outrigger boat in wakai to bring you there - price rp500,000 for the 3 hour trip. to fly from manado to luwuk, it is always better to hire a car to ampana, because the bus terminal is pretty far from the airport, and the schedule is probably once a day, and one at night. the price is Rp1,000,000 for the 6 hour trip with professional driver. be careful of touts at the airport. best to book a car through the resort you will stay with in the togian islands.