Sulawesi formerly known as Celebes, offers a variety of cultural riches extending far beyond its colorful past. Contained within its unusual shape lie volcanic mountains lush tropical forests, brilliant green rice terraces, and deep dark lakers, all bordered by pristine beaches and sparkling coral reefs. Ancient customs and practices of its multiple ethnic groups are blended into the daily lives
TRANS SULAWESI ADVENTURE VIA TOGIAN ISLANDS
Package for 18 days / 17 nights
Start : Makassar south of Sulawesi, Finish: Manado north of Sulawesi
Day 01: Makassar – Toraja
Arrive in Makassar, meet with your guide and direct drive to Toraja. Lunch served at local restaurant in Pare-pare town. Stop over at Puncak Lakawan for a refreshment. Late afternoon arrive in Rantepao, check-in a hotel and dinner
Day 02: Fullday Toraja Tour
After breakfast, we will take you on full day Tana Toraja exploring. Today we will visit Nanggala, local Torajan villages famous for their large Tongkonans and old rice barns. On to Bori’ where we can find ancient stone megaliths. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. drive to Batutumonga where we can enjoy several spectacular views, green rice terraces and other unique sites around the area. Late in the afternoon, back to Rantepao.
Day 03: Fullday Toraja Tour
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)
Day 04: Toraja – Tentena
After breakfast leave for Tentena through Palopo, Masamba, Bone-bone, Wotu, Mangkutana, Pendolo. Lunch enroute. Late afternoon arrive in Tentena
Day 05 : Tentena trip
After breakfast, we will visit a waterfall with twelve steps known as Wera Saluopa in Tonusu and take a walk through a Balinese transmigration village, then visit Lake Poso, is a deep fresh water lake with white sandy beaches rising to high, densely forested mountain
Day 06: Tentena – Ampana
After breakfast, direct drive to Ampana. Lunch enroute. Arrive in Ampana check-in a hotel
Day 07: Ampana – Togian Islands
After breakfast, by boat to Togian islands. Lunch box will provided. Late afternoon arrive in Kadidiri, check-in a resort
Day 08: Togian Snorkeling Trip
After breakfast your guide take by traditional boat for snorkeling around Taipi Island then after lunch trip to visit to the Bajo Village (sea gypsies).
Day 09: Togian snorkeling trip
After breakfast your guide take by traditional boat for snorkeling around Bolilanga Island. Lunch on the Island then visit Karina Beach then Back to the resort
Day 10: Togian Free Program
After breakfast, free program. This is the time to relax and just enjoy the beautiful of the islands
Day 11: Togian – Gorontalo ( the ferryship schedule every Thrusday & Sunday afternoon )
Snorkeling in the morning. Lunch at the resort and in the afternoon transfer to Wakai harbour for overnight ferry to Gorontalo
Day 12 : Gorontalo sightseeing trip
Today we will explore Gorontalo area including a visit to Morning local market, Otanaha Fortress and local daily market which is unique and nice.
Day 13 : Gorontalo – Tomohon
After breakfast, We set out towards Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi. Lunch en route. We pass picturesque villages, white sandy beaches, coconut and clove plantations, arriving in Tomohon by late afternoon.
Day 14: Minahasa highlands trip
Today to enjoy the beauty of nature in Minahasa land. Exploring the beautiful Minahasa highlands with its cool climate, its impressive volcanoes, its colourful and rich vegetation and last but not least the friendliness and hospitality of its people. Visiting chinness temple in Kakaskasen, visiting traditional wooden house building in Woloan, stroll around beautiful lake Linow, charming traditional villages and tincep waterfalls
Day 15: Minahasa highlands trip
After breakfast at 9 am, you will start your trip first visit local market in Tomohon, then hike to Mount Mahawu, Toutemboan hill then to visit lake tondano where the delicious lunch will served, after lunch you will take a swim at remboken hotsprings
Day 16: Tangkoko tour
After lunch, we will drive to Tangkoko, In the afternoon arrived in Tangkoko then will join the Jungle afternoon trip, after this trip we will drive back to Tomohon in the evening
Day 17: Tomohon - Manado
After breakfast, we will drive to Manado with a visit to Kali waterfall then direct transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 18: Manado – Next destination
After breakfast, free program till the time transfer to the airportto catch your flight for next destination.
The package / inclusive of:
Accommodation in twin share room, breakfast daily, transport in airconditioned car + fuel + driver, English speaking guide, Meals and accommodation costs for guide and driver, All entrance fee for tourists object.
What not include:
Meals, Lunch, Dinner & Beverages (Alcoholic, Soft drink, Mini bar at hotel), Optional Tours & Services are not mentioned on the itinerary, Private expenses (Laundry, Phone call etc), Tips for guide and driver