Murex Explore More 2021

Explore More 2020

Murex Explore More 2021


12 Days of Exploration from June 19 – 30
Discover one of the most phenomenal regions of Earth with expert presenters and hands-on discovery, adventure and fun.
Turtles, Coral Reefs, Primates, Tangkoko, Mangroves, Rainforests, Bamboo and Sugar Palm
snorkel Batu Mandi
Coral Reefs

Explore North Sulawesi’s coral reefs with a world-renowned coral expert. Snorkel the kaleidoscopic coral reefs of Bangka Island and Bunaken’s staggering coral gardens. You’ll visit the coral nursery at Murex Bangka to plant your own corals as the secrets of reefs are revealed.

Heath and snorkeling
Sea Turtles

Snorkel in the Bunaken Marine Park with our leading sea turtle expert. You’ll meet the resident populations of hawksbill and green sea turtles and learn about their habitats, biology, life cycles and the importance of protecting these endangered species.

black macaque

Trek through the Tangkoko rainforest as we search for troops of the endemic Sulawesi crested black macaques and the tiny tarsier monkeys in the tree canopy. Observing these rare primates in the wild is an experience of a lifetime.


19th – 30th June 2021
11 nights (5 nights Murex Manado / 6 nights Murex Bangka)

A holiday experience unlike any other.

From snorkeling with turtles and helping to generate new coral reefs through to spending time with primates in the wild

and exploring primary rainforest – all with renowned experts on hand.

This is a once in a lifetime chance to experience some of the most unique wildlife and ecosystems on Earth.

Mangrove Forests

Mangrove forests are one of the most important and yet threatened ecosystems on Earth. Explore these magnificent waterways by boat, sea kayak and snorkel. Join our mangrove expert as we venture into a melting pot of nature where reef meets rainforest.

Bamboo Sulawesi

Considered mystical in some cultures, bamboo is one of the most versatile natural resources in South East Asia. Although threatened in some regions, bamboo flourishes in North Sulawesi and with our bamboo expert we’ll explore its uses, properties and mythical roots.

palm sugar Sulawesi
Sugar Palms

Palm trees carpet the fertile lands of North Sulawesi and coconut and palm sugar are staple ingredients in traditional Indonesian cuisine. Our palm expert will guide you through the many traditional and organic uses of palm – with some sampling along the way.

Murex In-House Guides

Our in-house guides will be supporting both underwater and land-based activities while sharing their local knowledge and experience. Our Marine Biology Trained Snorkeling Guides will be on hand to help with finding smaller species underwater and marine life identification.

Explore More 2020

Murex Explore More 2021 (19 – 30 June 2021) includes:

  • 5 Nights full board accommodation in a Deluxe Cottage at Murex Manado
  • 6 Nights full board accommodation in a Hillside Deluxe Cottage at Murex Bangka
  • 21 guided boat snorkeling sessions (or scuba dives) including 2 guided boat snorkel sessions or dives on the transfer day from Manado to Bangka
  • Daily presentations by our professional presenters on a wide range of topics including; sea turtles, corals and coral reefs, wildlife of North Sulawesi (black macaques & tarsier monkeys), mangroves, bamboo and palm trees
  • Unlimited house reef snorkeling/diving (8am to 5pm)
  • All land-based activities including; Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Highlands Tour (Lake Tondano, Tomohon Market, Mahawu Volcano, Lake Linow and local villages, please note that highlands tour itinerary may change), Lihunu village tour, Mangrove Boat Cruises, Coral Farm and Nursery plus other optional tours.
  • Maximum 4:1 snorkeler to guide ratio
  • Unsurpassed guide attention and superlative resort service to compliment the entire event.
  • Welcome cocktail or mocktail upon arrival at Murex Manado
  • Event round up, dinner and entertainment on the closing night
  • All meals & snacks, brewed coffee, tea, drinking water
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free WiFi in resorts

Snorkelers: US $2,250 (per person based on double occupancy)

Divers: US $2,780 (per person based on double occupancy) / Nitrox upgrade: US $126


To make the most of this incredible event, we recommend arriving at Murex Manado 3 days before to enjoy some relaxing snorkeling in the Bunaken Marine Park and Manado Bay.

Stay for longer on Bangka Island after the closing of the event, with an optional 4 night extension and snorkel kaleidoscopic coral reefs or simply kickback and enjoy the relaxed island vibes.

Do you want to combine Explore More 2021 with the best muck snorkeling on Earth? Stay for 4 or more nights at Lembeh Resort and discover why the Lembeh Strait is known as the Critter Capital of the World! For pre-event and/or post-event extensions, contact us for prices.

For more information about the event, or to make a reservation, please email us on: