Tumimperas Waterfall Near Manado, Sulawesi

by David & Intan

Tumimperas Waterfall is another nice hidden waterfall located off the beaten path in the Tomohon area, not too far from the city of Manado in north Sulawesi, Indonesia.

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!

Visiting Tumimperas Waterfall

There are three different concrete paths down to the waterfall, and they’re all pretty short and easy, although the jungle may get overgrown during the rainy season.

The waterfall is taller than it looks in photos, and during the rainy season it can get several times bigger. When we went in mid May, it was already starting to shrink.

The local Indonesian name for this waterfall is Air Terjun Tumimperas. It’s a great spot to combine with the Desa Tincep Waterfall, Bukit Kasih, and other sights in the Tomohon area!

Air Terjun Tumimperas Waterfall in Tomohon Sulawesi       Air Terjun Tumimperas Waterfall in Tomohon Sulawesi

Bamboo forest at in Sulawesi

Entrance Fees

FREE as of 2024.

There’s no parking fee or entry fee for visiting the waterfall.

How To Get There

Tumimperas waterfall is in the Tomohon area of north Sulawesi, about 60-90 minutes from Manado.

From the parking area, it only takes about 15 minutes of hiking down concrete steps to reach the waterfall. Be careful, because the stairs can get slippery.

If you need help finding the waterfall, you can ask a local for directions to Air Terjun Tumimperas.

Air Terjun Tumimperas Waterfall in Tomohon Sulawesi

Our Manado Driver

We did this trip with driver Roy Paoki from Manado.

He's a super experienced tour guide and his price for driving is around 700k Rupiah ($50 USD) for a full day trip (12 hours) in the Manado area.

I've done several trips with Roy over the years, and he's an awesome guy. He's probably my favorite guide I've had anywhere in Indonesia.

You can contact him via WhatsApp at ☎ +62 823-9351-6786 or on his Facebook page.

Where We Stayed

We stayed at Istanaku Guesthouse 2 in Manado city and paid $20 USD for a double room with cold A/C and a hot shower.

I've stayed here several times over the years, and always had a great experience. The staff here is very friendly, the rooms are clean, and the location is great.

It’s a 5 minute walk from a KFC restaurant, and a short drive to the Manado waterfront if you plan to visit Bunaken Marine Park for snorkeling.

Prices may fluctuate from time to time, so just keep an eye out for a good deal.


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