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Trip to Togian Islands

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Trip to Togian Islands

How do I get to Togian Islands from Singapore?

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1. Re: Trip to Togian Islands

Singapore - Manado - Gorontalo (by flight), then to wakai by ferry

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Singapore - Manado - Luwuk (by flight), then to Bunta (road) then speed boat to wakai

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2. Re: Trip to Togian Islands

Which way is the fastest?

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3. Re: Trip to Togian Islands

Dear travelers, welcome to the Singapore forum!

This forum is a great place to collect valuable information to plan your stay in Indonesia. You will meet people from different places - locals and visitors from different countries - all willing to share with you their knowledge and experience of this destination.

Note these contributors are volunteering to spend some of their time to provide hints, tips and advices so you can enjoy your stay. Please feel free to squeeze a small "Hello" and "Thanks" in your questions; this would be greatly appreciated and won't take you much of your time.

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4. Re: Trip to Togian Islands

The fastes way is chart a 16seat cassa plane for sgd1600.hour from jakarta to gorontalo

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5. Re: Trip to Togian Islands

Hello..the faster way to get togean island is get fly from singapura to makassar for 1.5 hrs than. Countinue by fly to luwuk for 45 minute, or by lover land via toraja , after to lake poso late afternoon ampana to togean island

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6. Re: Trip to Togian Islands

Hi. Sorry don't mind can tell me more clearly about how long does it take for every single ride. Hoping to find a shortest and faster ways to go Togian/Togean Islands from Singapore. Appreciate for the helps. Thanks.

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7. Re: Trip to Togian Islands

Hello, Ferlin_87

The Togean Islands are difficult to reach as bus travel takes long on Sulawesi. As there are no airports on the islands you will either have to reach the towns of Ampana or Gorontalo first, which is a challenge itself.

From Ampana: The public ferries that run between Ampana to Wakai on the Togian Islands leaves every morning at 10:00, except Fridays. However, bear in mind that schedules often change due to breakdowns and weather. Also note that at least one day a week the Wakai boat leaves from the other port; 15 minutes east of town (NOT the port in Ampana; as of Oct 2014). Under normal conditions it takes about 4hrs to Wakai, where resorts offer free connecting speedboats to Pulau Kadidiri. The fare for the main ferry is 60,000Rp as of Oct 2014). Some of the boats stop in Melange which is another 1.5hrs from Wakai.

The resorts are waiting with their boats at the ferry terminal but it's nice to call them ahead to warn them. For Pulau Kadidiri: Black Marlin Dive Resort, Kadidiri Paradise and Pondak Lestari are charging nothing if you stay with them - if you change to one of the other ones, you have to pay a small fee of 25.000 Rupiah (all 3 resorts are in walking distance to each else).

From/To Gorontalo: The ferry "Tuna Tomini" runs twice a week from Gorontalo to Wakai (travel time 13hrs) and continues on to Ampana. It leaves Gorontalo every Tuesday and Friday at 20:00 o'clock, arriving in Wakai the next morning. The price (Oct 2014) is 63,000 Rp for Ekonomi class (seat in an open cabin with café), 72,000 Rp. for Bisnes1 class (berth in an open cabin) and 89,000 for Bisnes2 class (reclinable seat in A/C cabin).

The same ferry makes the return trip to Gorontalo twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, leaving Ampana at 10:00 in the morning, reaching Wakai about 15:00 o'clock. After taking Gorontalo-bound passengers and freight the ferry then leaves Wakai at 16:00 o'clock arriving in Gorontalo the next morning about 06:00 o'clock.

Make sure if it's busy and you're going overnight, you reserve a mattress when you buy your ticket. This is called "tatami", you'll get a number assigned, and costs Rp10,000. Otherwise you'll be sleeping on the deck!

The fastest way of getting to the Togian Islands is by flying to Luwuk, chartering a car/taxi from Luwuk to Ampana and then taking the ferry to Wakai. Another fast, albeit slower option is to fly to Gorontalo and to jump on the Tuna Tomini ferry (Tuesday or Friday) to Wakai.

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