A superb place to relax
Difficult to get to
Be patient with transport and enjoy the environment
While many people will spend their time on the Togians either underwater or lying on the beach, there are also some great walks to be done. From Katupat on Pulau Togean it is possible to walk over the hills to villages on the opposite tip. It was market day in Katupat so we decided to follow some other villagers home. It was a pleasant walk to the...more
You don't have to be a diver to get a great experience of what lies underwater in the Togians. While there has been some damage to coral and reefs through dynamite fishing, there are still some great sights to behold. Staying at Fadhila Cottages on Pulau Pangempa meant there was snorkelling virtually at your door step. After a ten to fifteen metre...more
When in the Togians, take the time to visit a Baju, sea gypsy, settlement. Some of the sea gypsies live permamently on boats and only come to land to buy rice and trade for other supplies. Some have no fixed address, no country of residence. One group of Baju have built a semi-permanent settlement around a large rocky outcrop. Houses on stilts over...more
It`s mostly fish and rice in the 3 resorts of Kadidiri , best of them is Paradise.
No other possibility unless you go to Wakai.
From Gorontalo to Wakai 08:00(PM) Tuesday and FridayFrom Wakai to Gorontalo 04:00(PM) Everyday except Friday From Ampana to Wakai 10:00(AM) Everyday except Friday From Wakai to Ampana Everyday except Monday and Friday Wakai to Kedidiri free tranport to/from the place where you stay (but ask how much it would be, if you don`t stay there, they usualy...more
From Singapore (Silk Air) and several Indonesian towns by plane to Manado, from there by plane or bus to Gorontalo (see my Gorontalo page) and on by boat,or by plana to Luwuk, on to Ampana by bus, then boat.From Kuala Lumpur (Air Asia) to Makassar/Ujung Padang and from there by plane to Gorontalo then by boat, or by bus to Rantepao (Tana Toraja)...more
It is not easy getting to the Togians from either the south or the north. A lot of patience is required, but ultimately that patience is rewarded. Ferries leave from Ampana to Wakai almost daily and while the distance doesn't seem far in kilometers, it takes 4 to 6 hours. Some of these ferries then head to Gorontalo in the north with stops at...more
While fishing is the main source of income, selling or trading dried coconut provides a much needed supplement for many on the Togian Islands. Scaling 20 metre tall trees with ease and then drying the coconut over open fires is a common task for men on the islands. The locals are happy to share their produce with you - make a small offering.
Miscellaneous: The closest shops (not well stocked) are in Wakai, better selections (but still limited) in Ampana or Gorantolo, anything you need you should bring.
Good diving is possible from Paradise Resort and Black Marlin next door.