Enjoying Kiluan Gulf, Lampung, not only for dolphin but more than that


Seeing dolphin at Sea World or other place (not natural one) is usual. How about seeing them on the high sea by using small boat, it will be a great experience. On 2014, I had that experience.

Gulf Kiluan in Kiluan village, district Kelumbayan, Tanggamus- Lampung. For those who don’t know Lampung, It is a city in Sumatra Island- Indonesia. The journey to the Gulf Kiluan will be challenge for travelers. Road on the West Coast of Sumatra was not too smooth, but since you see the dolphin and all the natural things, it is worth it. The beaches in the Gulf Kiluan suitable to be used as “Getaway Destination”.

Travelers who are interested to watching Dolphins on the high sea – or in their natural habitat could hire outrigger boat.  Visitors can enjoy the beauty of dancing dolphins by the boat in the direction of the ocean. From the distance, the dolphin fin antenna-like submarine. After the close, dolphins were jumping, diving turn, raised sink, almost no distance by boat. They seemed to show himself to the human race and an easy touch. Dolphins that looked very cute, wish it was hugging and kissing them.


There are two types of dolphins in these waters, the first species is Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) with a larger body and shy. The second species is Part Length Dolphins (Stenella Longirostris) are smaller stature and happy jump. Happy dolphins approaching boats or ships passing in the sea. This area is also famous for its natural beauty and a haven for anglers reliable. Fishing competition held every year in the Gulf Kiluan followed by masters anglers throughout Indonesia.



Not only enjoying dolphin you also can go around the island by outrigger boat while enjoying the beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, you can see the black and hairy primates shrill shouted to each other. Yes, gibbon (Symphalangus Syndactylus) and Hoop (Presbythis Melalops) as well as the slow loris (Nycticebus Coucang). Very often seen jumping from one tree to another. birds singing was heard in almost every morning and afternoon were able to soothe the mind. If lucky, Travelers also get to watch the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and Hawksbill (Eretmochelys Imbricate), which at certain times to pull over to the beach.

Lodging Facility
Lodging facilities in the Gulf Kiluan very limited. On the island there is only one home Kiluan stage is used as a homestay. Very minimal facilities, the electricity used is a simple generator that illuminates very limited (110V). Another alternative is to stay in a home stay in the Gulf Kiluan (mainland), with the condition that it should be better.

photos took from Tempo, sharing informationblogspot. Kinds of dolphin, tooked from; liburan wisata.

Here some photos of mine for the trip;

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15 things to do at Tomohon city; A city with beautiful landscapes and unique attractions

Tomohon is one of the city in North Sulawesi province of Indonesia country.
Let us find out the Tourism objects in Tomohon:

Tomohon adalah salah satu kota di Provinsi Sulawesi Utara di negara Indonesia.
Mari lihat Obyek wisata di Tomohon:

Do you love mountain and nature things? Let see these:

1. Hike mount Mount Mahawu

Located opposite direction to Mount Lokon-Empung in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, with height 1324 (4344 ft), mount Mahawu provide stunning scenery, with green Crater Lake and yellow sulfur. To start for hiking will be from Rurukan Vilage or from Kakaskasen.

Gunung Mahawu; Terletak berlawanan arah dari Gunung Lokon-Empung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, memiliki ketinggian 1.324 meter) diatas permukaan laut, memberikan pemandangan yang menakjubkan, dengan danau kawah berwarna hijau dengan kuning belerang. Awal pendakian bisa dimulai dari desa Rurukan atau dari Kakaskasen.

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photo; Mount Mahawu with its green crater lake.

 2. See Eco Tourism in Rural Rurukan 

Located to east of Tomohon, to the direction for Mahawu mountain, you may find the agricultural plots managed by locals traditionally.

Eco Tourism di Desa Rurukan: Terletak di Tomohon timur, ke lokasi gunung Mahawu lokasi agro, dengan lahan pertanian yang dikelola oleh masyarakat secara tradisional.


photo:  The eco tourism at Rurukan village, Tomohon


3. Hike Mount Lokon

This mountain’s height is 1,580 meters above sea level. As a remarkable active volcanoes that present a panoramic mountain with a very beautiful crater.

Important:  The status of the mountain is (SIAGA – Level 3)- (updated August 2014) so not allow to hiking for safety reason. Please consider the other mountain, Mahawu Mountain for do hiking.

Gunung Lokon; Ketinggian gunung ini adalah 1.580 meter dari permukaan laut. Lokon sebagai gunung berapi aktif yang luar biasa yang menyajikan panorama pegunungan dengan kawah yang sangat indah. Penting: Status gunung Lokon (SIAGA- Level 3)- (data update Agustus 2014) untuk alasan keselamatan tidak diijinkan untuk pendakian. Cobalah mendaki gunung Mahawu untuk mendaki.

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photo:  Mount Lokon view from Kakaskasen village, Tomohon

 4. Enjoy for sitting and feel the atmosphere of Lake Linow

This small lake is unique because it contains high levels of sulfur has an ever-changing color depending on the viewing angle and lighting lake.

Lake Linow; Danau kecil ini unik karena mengandung kadar belerang tinggi memiliki warna yang selalu berubah tergantung pada sudut dimana anda melihat dan pencahayaan.


photo:  The changing color lake- Linau Lake, Lahendong

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photo:  My pose on Linau Lake, Lahendong, (photo took on June 2014)

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My pose on Linau Lake, Lahendong, (photo took on June 2014)

5. See Waterfalls “Tumimperas” at Pinaras village

The waterfall is located in the village Tumimperas Pinaras South Tomohon sub district. It surrounded by beautiful natural scenery.

Air Terjun “Tumimperas” Pinaras : Air terjun ini terletak di desa Tumimperas Pinaras Selatan Tomohon kecamatan. Dikelilingi oleh pemandangan alam yang indah.

 business-images-122.lphoto:  The waterfall “Tumimperas” , Pinaras village, Tomohon


6. See forest Tourism Lahendong (do for hot spring bath)

The forest pines that surrounded by natural hot springs and sulfur mud mixed with natural hot spring.

Hutan Wisata Lahendong : Hamparan hutan pinus yang dikelilingi oleh air panas alami dan lumpur belerang.



photo:  The pines forest at Lahendong, Tomohon


7. See Waterfalls Tapahan Telu at Tinoor 

The unique waterfall that has three waterfalls with the same height 50 m, around the waterfall is the protected forests for black monkey habitat. It is an ideal place to test the guts for nature lovers as well as lovers of challenging sport suck as rock climbing.

Air Terjun Tapahan Telu Tinoor : Air terjun ini memiliki air terjun yang unik yang memiliki tiga air terjun dengan ketinggian yang sama 50 m, sekitar air terjun adalah hutan lindung untuk habitat monyet hitam. Sangat cocok untuk menguji nyali untuk pecinta alam serta pecinta olahraga menantang  seperti panjat tebing.


photo:  The waterfall “Tapahan Telu” , Tinoor  village, Tomohon

8. See Lokon mount from Bukit Inspirasi Tomohon 

It is located in the Village Kakaskasen III North Tomohon sub district. From the top of this hill we can see the natural beauty with majestic Mount Lokon. This place ideal also to see the beauty of the sunset.

Inspirasi bukit Tomohon : Terletak di Kakaskasen III Tomohon Utara. Dari atas bukit ini kita dapat melihat keindahan alam dengan panorama Gunung Lokon. Tempat juga ideal untuk melihat keindahan matahari terbenam.

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 photo:  My sister and I pose at Bukit Inspirasi, (photo took on June 2014)

9. Enjoy the view from Prayer Hill Kakaskasen 

This location is often visited by pilgrims. Located at Kakaskasen. At the top, there is a beautiful church usually use by the pilgrims.

Bukit Doa Kakaskasen: Lokasi ini sering dikunjungi oleh para peziarah.Teletak di Kakaskasen. Di atas, terdapat gereja yang indah yang digunakan oleh para peziarah.

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photo:  Church at Bukit Doa, Kakaskasen, Tomohon

Others attractive things in Tomohon, let check it out :

10. Buy flowers that sell on the main road at Kakaskasen

At Kakaskasen main road you can enjoy a variety of potted plants and cut flowers that placed in stalls and offered to visitors. These flowers are beautiful and colorful.

Bunga-bunga yang dijual di Jalan Utama Kakaskasen: Di Jalan Utama Kakaskasen dapat dilihat berbagai tanaman pot dan bunga potong di jual kepada pengunjung. Bunga-bunga tersebut sangat indah dan beraneka warna.

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photos:  Flowers that sell on Kakaskasen main road

11. Buy handicrafts made from Bamboo at Kinilow

Moven bamboo in Kinilow: This location is on sub district Kinilow village. It is the entrance to Tomohon. Various handicrafts, traditional woven like a hat made ​​of bamboo growers, fruit basket, place the lamp on sale to visitors. Bamboo is also used as a cooking medium minahasa cuisine.

Anyaman bambu di Kinilow : Lokasi ini di Kecamatan Tomohon Utara Desa Kinilow. Ini adalah pintu masuk ke Tomohon. Berbagai kerajinan, tenun tradisional seperti topi yang terbuat dari bambu, keranjang buah, tempat lampu dijual kepada pengunjung. Bambu juga digunakan sebagai media memasak di Minahasa.


photo:  Moven Bamboo sell at Kinilow, Tomohon


12. See the old church “Sion” Tomohon

It is an old European-style architecture building as work of Dutch architecture. Based on the writing and the numbers on the bell, probably this church built on 1878 by the missionary from Dutch and the people at the time.

Gereja tua Sion: Gereja ini adalah gereja tua dengan arsitektur bangunan bergaya Eropa sebagai karya arsitektur dari Belanda. Berdasarkan tulisan dan angka tahun pada Lonceng Gereja, kemungkinan Gereja Sion ini didirikan pada tahun 1878 oleh Penginjil Belanda dan Jemaat pada waktu itu.


photo:  The Old Church “Sion Church Tomohon”

13. See Pagoda Ekayana at Kakaskasen 

Standing majestically on the Village Kaskasken Two, Pagoda has become one of the important icons for Tomohon. Aside from being a place of worship for Buddhists, the temple caretaker Ekayana also managed to bring together the harmony of nature and their environment very well.

Pagoda Ekayana : Berdiri megah di Desa Kaskasken Dua, Pagoda telah menjadi salah satu ikon penting bagi Tomohon. Selain sebagai tempat ibadah bagi umat Buddha, penjaga kuil Ekayana juga berhasil menyatukan harmoni alam dan lingkungan mereka dengan sangat baik

pagoda ekayana photo:  Pagoda Ekayana, at Kakaskasen, Tomohon

14. See the houses Wooden Stage at Woloan

The making of a traditional wooden house located in Woloan. Home using a knock-down system is designed to be removing and be rebuilding in a place desired by the buyer.

Rumah Panggung Kayu: Pembuatan rumah kayu tradisional yang terletak di desa Woloan. Rumah yang menggunakan sistem knock-down ini dirancang untuk dibongkar pasang, dibangun kembali di tempat yang diinginkan oleh pembeli.

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photos:  Wooden houses that sell at Woloan, Tomohon

15. See the extreme Tomohon Traditional Market (Not for animal lover 🙂 )

Tomohon Market is the largest traditional market in Minahasa. There sold various types of food and different types of meat including: beef, pork, dog, tree rats, bats and chickens

Tomohon Pasar Tradisional : Tomohon pasar adalah pasar tradisional terbesar di Minahasa. Dijual berbagai jenis makanan dan jenis daging termasuk: daging sapi, babi, anjing, tikus pohon, kelelawar dan ayam.


 photo:  Rat sell in the market (photo took on June 2014)

16. See Tomohon Flower Festival 

The most interesting of tourism activities in Tomohon.

Tomohon Flower Festival : Kegiatan pariwisata Tomohon yang paling menarik.

Main Events for 2014:

  • Tournament of Flowers: 8 Agustus 2014
  • Flower Queen Contest: 7 – 11 Agustus 2014
  • Tourism, Trade, Investment, and Floriculture Expo: 8 – 12 Agustus 2014
  • Festival Seni dan Budaya Nusantara: 8 – 12 Agustus 2014

Well those are the object tourism that I found at Tomohon, enjoy Tomohon.

For more details for each tourism object, I will explain on my field report.

Keep smile, be happy, full of love, and enjoy this amazing life!