SULAWESI OVERLAND ADVENTURE FOR 20 DAYS / 19 NIGHTS
Start: MAKASSAR SOUTH SULAWESI, Finish: MANADO NORTH SULAWESI
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
“This is one of the world's classic overland routes. Your " journey through time " begins in Makassar South of Sulawesi and travels through lush Sulawesi countryside to Manado North of Sulawesi. You will visit sulawei ancient marines in bira, kajang primitive tribe, culture of Toraja land, Bajau sea gypseas, local unique market, smallest monkey in the world of Tarsius, Bunaken national Park, enjoy superb beach. 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
Day 01 : Makassar – drive to Tanjung Bira
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, meeting service. Afterwards, take a scenic drive to Tanjung Bira, located on the southern tip of Sulawesi island famous for its ancient mariners, white sandy beaches and fresh and clear sea water. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, stop in Tana Beru to see the traditional Phinisi boat construction. Free program upon arrive in Bira.
Day 02 : Bira trip
After breakfast, your free day at leisure in Bira beach. Then we will take you to Kajang where we will explore the secret of the black culture of the primitive Ammatowa. In the afternoon back to Tanjung Bira. Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Day 03 : Bira - Sengkang
After breakfast, your free day at leisure at Bira beach. Than drive to Sengkang, located on the center of the former Bugis kingdom. Lunch will be served in Wattampone. In the afternoon, arrive in Sengkang, directly we visit the Lake Tempe where we will have a boat trip to explore the daily life of the Bugis fishermen who do live on the floating houses. Dinner and overnight at a simple accommodation in Sengkang.
Day 04 : Sengkang – Toraja
After breakfast, we will visit the traditional silk factory where women hand spin and weave silk clothes. Lunch en route. In the afternoon arrive in Tana Toraja. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 : Fullday Toraja Tour
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. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 : 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), lunch at local restaurant. Then trip continue to visit Lorela (old and modern coffins in the natural caves with their effigies on the balcony). Back to the hotel and dinner
Day 07 : Toraja – Tentena
After breakfast leave for Tentena through Palopo, Masamba, Bone-bone, Wotu, Mangkutana, Pendolo. Lunch enroute. Late afternoon arrive in Tentena. Check-in a hotel and dinner
Day 08 : Tentena trip
Today we will have half day trip to visit Saluopa Waterfall, lunch box provided. Then free program
Day 09 : Tentena – Palu
After breakfast we will drive to Palu, late afternoon arrive in palu, check-in a hotel and dinner
Day 10 : Palu trip to Da’a tribe
After breakfast, we will visit the unique tribe called Da’a located in the highland of the Gawalise mountain near palu. This tribe is living on the small house tree
Day 11 : Palu – Torosiaje
After breakfast, we set out on picturesque drive to Torosiaje via west coast of Tambu. Crossing the equator in Khatulistiwa village. Lunch en route. In the afternoon we arrive at the guesthouse in Torosiajel. This night you we will stay overnight at unique house of the bajau sea gypseas with friendly atmosphere.
Day 12 : Torosiaje – Gorontalo
After morning sightseeing around the torosiaje village then we will continue our trip to Gorontalo. Late afternoon arrive in Gorontalo hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13 : Gorontalo Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing around Gorontalo which is really worth to stay, it’s a prettly, clean and very friendly city with it’s beautiful old colonial buildings. We visit otanaha fortress, rattan furniture industry and sightseeing with local traditional transportation such as “Bendi or Becak” can be arranged in this program
Day 14 : Gorontalo – Kotamobagu
After having breakfast then we will drive to Kotamobagu. Lunch enroute.
Day 15 : Kotamobagu – Tomohon
After having breakfast then we will drive to Tomohon. Lunch enroute
Day 16 : 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 17 : 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, back to the hotel and dinner
Day 18 : Tomohon – Tangkoko
After having breakfast we drive to Tangkoko via sawangan. Lunch enroute
Day 19 : Tangkoko – Bunaken
Wake up a early in the morning at 5 am then join the jungle trip to spot the black macaca nigra, back to the guesthouse for breakfast then drive to Manado and direct transfer to the harbor for a boat to Bunaken Island.
Day 20 : Bunaken Snorkeling tour
Snorkeling tour around Bunaken island, the one of the world’s most spectacular and accessible coral drops-offs with an almost unbelievable variety of teeming sea life. Lunch will be served on the island
Day 21 : Bunaken free program
After breakfast then free program, lunch and dinner at the resort and overnight stay.
Day 22 : Bunaken – Airport next destination
After having breakfast, we will go by boat to Manado then direct transfer to the airport for your next destination. End of the tour with us and hope to welcome you in other trips in Indonesia.
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