How to get to Manado

How to get to Manado?

Flights to get to North Sulawesi in Indonesia

The best way to get to Manado is via Singapore. Singapore Airlines has an extensive network of long haul flights from all over the world that can get you to Singapore. From there it is an easy connection with Scoot Airlines, the regional carrier of Singapore Airlines. Scoot has 2 direct flights a week to Manado, on Wednesday and Friday.

Traveling via Jakarta is another good option. Many airlines have direct flights to Jakarta. From there you can fly with domestic airlines like Garuda Airlines or Lion Air directly to Manado. Another option is to fly via Denpasar in Bali. There are many (cheap) international flights daily to Denpasar. From there it is easy to book a domestic flight to Manado via Makasar (Ujung Pandang).

We can assist you in booking domestic flights. Reach our via our normal email address if you want our assistance. A great web site to find and book domestic tickets is:

Getting to Lumbalumba Resort – Manado

It takes about 1 to 1.5 hour to get to the resort from Manado International Airport Sam Ratulangi, depending on traffic.
Round trip airport transfers are included in your package if your stay is 5 nights or longer. A car & driver will be waiting for you at the airport at the arrival gate carrying a sign with your name on it. We can always arrange a car & driver for you if you stay less then 5 nights. There are also taxi’s available at the airport and know to find us!

Visa on Arrival in Manado

There are a number of countries that can get a visa on arrival in Manado for the purpose of tourism for 30 days. Currently these countries are: South Africa, United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Denmark, Philippines, Finland, Hungary, India, The United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, German, Cambodia, Canada, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, France, Poland, Qatar, New Zealand, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Cyrus, Slovakia, Slovenia and Greece.

Visa on Arrival costs Rp. 500,000 per traveler. Approx. € 32,- or US$ 35,-.

Other entry requirements

Visa on Arrival is currently only available for fully vaccinated travelers. 2 shots of any kind of COVID vaccinations will do. A 3rd booster shot is not necessary but highly recommended. Prove of these vaccinations has to be shown on arrival, digitally or printed on paper and preferably English. Please email us if you have any more questions regarding the latest regulations regarding entering the country.

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Location: Lumbalumba Resort Manado

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