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Adventures in East Indonesia

Island of Halmahera

The unexplored island at the heart of the Coral Triangle

As the largest island in the Moluccan archipelago, Halmahera attracts visitors with a varied landscape that stretches over 17,000 km² and contains countless picturesque panoramas, above and below water. The vast jungle areas hide lakes, rivers and waterfalls, while the mountain peaks of the active volcanoes on the island seem to touch the sky. Halmahera’s seemingly endless coastline invites with numerous beaches and small islands to dive and snorkel, right in the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’.

Halmahera is not just a habitat for diverse flora and fauna, it is also the Moluccan island with the largest number of endemic reptile and bird species. Scientists believe that the list of known species is still not complete. The jungle region, especially in the east and south of the island, is also home to the indigenous tribe of Togutil. Due to the immigration of various ethnic groups from other regions of Indonesia, bringing with them their rituals and customs, the island culture of Halmahera is also very diverse.


Discover the unexplored island of Halmahera on one of our tours!!


Attractions on Halmahera

Our Tours to Halmahera

Catch the events and festivals on Halmahera Island!

Events on Halmahera

Journey to Halmahera

By plane:


  • Singapur – Manado (Sulawesi) – Ternate –> Scoot 4 hrs. + Garuda, Wings 45 min....onwards by ferry and car

  • Jakarta (Java) – Ternate –> u.a. Garuda, Wings, LionAir, Batik 4 hrs....onwards by ferry and car

  • Manado (Sulawesi) – Kao (Halmahera) –> Wings 60 min.

By ship:

  • Mangga Dua (Ternate) – Sofifi (Halmahera) –> ca. 45 min.

  • Mangga Dua (Ternate) – Sidangoli (Halmahera) –> ca. 45 min.

  • Mangga Dua (Ternate) – Jailolo (Halmahera) –> ca. 60 min.

  • Daruba (Morotai) – Tobelo (Halmahera) –> ca. 90 min.