Lake Linau, Tomohon

#1 of 24 in Nature in Sulawesi
Hike around Lake Linau, featuring a high sulfur content responsible for the water's changing colors. Look for hues of green, blue, yellow, orange, and white on the surface, but remember that you cannot swim here. The lake's bottom drops quickly and the mud can be dangerous. Spend some of your time exploring the pine forest, soaking in the hot spring's sulfur baths, or relaxing in the nearby cafes. For Lake Linau and beyond, use our Tomohon online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Tomohon vacation.
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  • At 10 am, the port is open. There is ample parking. In the entrance fee of 25,000 IDR is a coffee or tea included. A lot of people come here an hour pass on the terrace by their coffee. The Lake is gorgeous, but you almost can't walk and there is no boat to the Lake.
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  • The Lake is approximately 25 minutes by scooter from Tomohon. It's a volcanic Lake which has always a green color. A small restaurant is located on the Lake. The entrance fee is 25000. There is also a coupon for tea or coffee in the restaurant. From the restaurant, you can walk along the steamy springs on the left side. Despite some visitors, we were the only ones who did this. Back here it is really "hot". The Earth bubbling and seething from holes like hell. When have something to watch where you back sit. Nothing is locked but you can move freely. Above, a new hotel will be built on a hill I am curious how long the freedom of movement is still preserved.
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  • We were here on a cloudy day, so promised beautiful clolours of the water weren't what it normally was. You can not much walking around the lake, so just in the restaurant overlooking the lake. Good l...  more »

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