MANADO, BUNAKEN, TANGKOKO, MINAHASA, TORAJA, BROMO, FLORES, KOMODO, BALI
Duration: 18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS
Start/Finish: MANADO AIRPORT/DENPASAR AIRPORT
DAY 01: MANADO AIRPORT - HOTEL
Upon arrival at Manado Int’l Aiport, you are met and transferred to your hotel in central of Manado. Rest of the day is free own your leisure. There will be a pre-trip briefing after dinner.
DAY 02: BUNAKEN SNORKELING TRIP
Set out after breakfast on fullday excursion to Bunaken Island, snorkeling is great fun anywhere in the world but here you will be fully satisfied with lost of exciting tropical marine life and the prime attraction is the vertical walls with spectacular colors of underwater paradise. Note : Bring sun block, sun glasses, hat, Towel and change cloths.
DAY 03: TANGKOKO NATURE RESERVE TRIP
After breakfast, we leave to Batu Putih village in the east of Bitung region where one of the most impressive Tangkoko Nature Reserve is located. Here you will hike to explore the spectacular jungle with excellent possibilities to see the unique tiny “Tarsius” known as the smallest primate in the world. If we are lucky in the afternoon we might see also the big group of monkey known as “The Black Macaca Nigra, Hornbill birds & Cuscus. After this trip you will be back to manado around 8 PM.
DAY 04: MINAHASA HIGHLANDS TRIP
A day of breathtaking scenery heading through the hilltop town of Tomohon, known locally as the “city of flowers” sits in a saddle between two volcanoes Mt. Lokon and Mt. Mahawu. Our first visit is to the Local Market sells vegetables, rats, bats and dogs (ingredients in the notorious local cuisine). Then you will hike to Mahawu Volcano (1490 meters above sea level), Inside the crater is a steaming, emerald-green lake ringed with yellow sulphur deposits. From the summit you can see neighbouring Mount Lokon with its ever-present plume of smoke. On the clear day you can also see both the Sulawesi sea on the west and to the Maluku sea to the east. On the way up will see the variety of the terraced vegetable gardens. Then your trip continues to lake Tondano where a delicious lunch will be served at a local restaurant. From here you will drive to sulphurous lake Linow near Lahendong Village and your last stop at Woloan village to see the center of Minahasa wooden house building, back to Manado.
DAY 05: MANADO - MAKASSAR / DRIVE TO TANA TORAJA
After breakfast transfer to Manado airport for the flight to Makassar, Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar direct take approx. 8 hours drive to Tana Toraja passing through the Buginese villages with their typical wooden houses. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon stop on the Lakawan hill for having coffee break while enjoy the wonderful view of the erotic mountain. In the afternoon arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 06: FULL DAY TANA TORAJA TOUR
After breakfast, we will take you on another full day Tana Toraja tour. Today we will take a scenic drive to Batutumonga where we can enjoy many spectacular views, green rice terraces and other unique sites around the area. Lunch will be served on the spot. In the afternoon, take a small trekking to several villages nearby to explore the Torajan local life. Than back to the hotel for dinner and overnight
DAY 07: FULL DAY TANA TORAJA TOUR
After breakfast, our trip will start to visit Lemo (the graves on the cliffs site with effigies), Kambira (baby grave on a big tree), Tampang Allo (erong or wooden coffins and statues in the cave), Suaya (the cliffs site graves of seven kings of Sangalla), lunch at local restaurant. Kete Kesu is a local Torajan village where we can see the traditional Tongkonan houses and the rice barns. Back to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 08: TORAJA – MAKASSAR AIRPORT AIRPORT – SURABAYA
After breakfast, transfer to the Makassar airport for flight to Surabaya. Upon arrival at Surabaya Airport then transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 09: SURABAYA– CEMORO LAWANG
After breakfast transfer by AC coach to Cemoro Lawang, passing through the country sides and beautiful landscape of Tenggerese farming. Upon arrival, check in to Lava View Hotel, one of the highest situated and nearest located hotel to the huge Bromo’s Sea os Sand. If still have time we will take a short walk around the village to see locals’ activities at their farming, traditional market etc.
DAY 10: MT. PANANJAKAN & MT. BROMO – SURABAYA
Early morning wake up! By 4 wheel-drive Jeep we drive you up to Mt. Pananjakan (2,770 M asl) for a spectacular view of sun rise over Mt. Bromo and it’s sea of sand. Trekking up to the rim of Mt. Bromo’s for close up view of it’s smoking crater. Return to hotel for breakfast. By Air-conditioned car we drive you in 3 – 4 hours journey to Surabaya for overnight.
DAY 11: SURABAYA – MAUMERE – MONI VILLAGE
flight to Maumere, Flores Island. Upon arrival, our local guide will meet you then drive-up to Moni for 106 km (4 hours). on arrival check-in at Kelimutu ecolodge for overnight stay.
DAY 12: MONI Mt. KELIMUTU - BENA TRADITIONAL VILLAGE ( traditional house )
Wake up early morning at 4 am and you will start at 4.30 to drive up about 45 minutes to the edge of Mt. Kelimutu. Upon arrival walk for 1,5 km and then ascend 127 steps to top to view Kelimutu's light turquoise, olive green and dark black lakes. A Dutch Geologist discovered Kelimutu in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. After this trip you will go back to the hotel to have breakfast, afterward you will continue the trip to Bajawa region through Ende region where you might visit historical house of Indonesia first president of Soekarno in Ende, also you will visit Nanga Penda beach to see the blue stones, while in Bajawa region you will have opportunity to stay at one of the traditional house in Kampung Bena. You will see the daily life of these tribe and unique culture in this region. (distance from Moni to Bena village approx. 159 KM )
DAY 13: MONI – KELIMUTU – BAJAWA
Early morning at 5.30 drive up to Kelimutu volcano to see the three colored lakes. Descend to Moni village to view beautiful hand woven clothes and to visit Kowanara village famous for its traditional Lionese houses. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Ende. Continue drive Bajawa with stop in Boawae - a Nagekeo tribe village on the slope of Mt. Ebulobo Volcano. On arrival in Bajawa direct check in at HOTEL BINTANG WISATA
DAY 14: BAJAWA – RUTENG
Breakfast at hotel. Continue overland to Ruteng - a cool and small town as the capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Mangarainese tribe dwelt. On the way stop at Aimere to see the local palm wine process and Ranamese Lake. Upon arrival in Ruteng direct check-in at HOTEL DAHLIA or similar. Afternoon visiting Ruteng Puu - Manggarainese traditional village to see their unique slander-shaped houses and be with local people
DAY 15: RUTENG – LABUAN BAJO
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Labuan Bajo - the Western tip of Flores Island. On the way stops will be made at Lembor and Cancar where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields with lush and dry hills as the background. Late afternoon arrive in Labuan bajo,check-in a hotel.
DAY 16: LABUAN BAJO - RINCA ISLAND TRIP
After breakfast, we sail to Rinca Island Station on Komodo Island, first stop at Kelor island, here you can snorkeling or just relax on the white sandy beach . arrive in Rinca then we will do an hour trekking to see Komodo in wild. Lunch on board, after lunch we will have a nice swim on the Bidadari island, late afternoon sail back to Labuan Bajo for overnight staying.
DAY 17: LABUAN BAJO – DENPASAR
After breakfast we leave for denpasar, arrive in Denpasar, check in hotel near Kuta and free program.
DAY 18 : DENPASAR AIRPORT – NEXT DESTINATION
After breakfast, free program till the time transfer to the airport for your next destination, end of the trip with us.
The package / includes of:
Accommodation in twin share room, breakfast daily, transport in airconditioned car + fuel + driver, English speaking Local guide, Meals and accommodation costs for guide and driver,
What not include:
Meals, Lunch, Dinner & Beverages (Alcoholic, Soft drink, Mini barat hotel), entrance fee for tourists object. Optional Tours & Services are not mentioned on the itinerary, Private expenses (Laundry, Phone call etc), Tips for guide and driver, all air fare and all airport tax.