TRANS SULAWESI ADVENTURE FOR 20 DAYS / 19 NIGHTS
Start: MANADO NORTH SULAWESI, Finish: MAKASSAR SOUTH SULAWESI
“This is one of the world's classic overland routes. Your " journey through time " begins in Manado north of Sulawesi and travels through lush Sulawesi countryside to Makassar south Sulawesi. You will visit Bunaken national Park and Togian Isalnds, enjoy superb beaches and discover remnants of Sulawesi's culture of Tana Toraja” 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: Manado Arrival
Upon arrival in Manado, greeted at the Sam Ratulangi Airport and direct transfer by private car to hotel in Manado for check-in, meeting service and overnight stay.
Day 02: Bunaken Snorkeling trip
After having breakfast, we will take a boat to Bunaken island then 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, after this trip we go back to the hotel in Manado for overnight stay.
Day 03: Manado - Tangkoko Nature Reserve
After breakfast direct drive to Tangkoko by private car, check-in a homestay then at 5 pm walking to the jungle to see “TARSIUS” the specific animal of North Sulawesi, back to homestay for dinner and overnight
Day 04: Tangkoko-Tomohon
Early morning at 5 am walking to the jungle to take opportunity to see back Macacaque (monkey), hornbill birds, bear cuscus and much more back for breakfast. Free program until lunch time then after lunch drive to Tomohon via Sawangan visit Waruga ancient stone sarcophagi. Late afternoon arrive in Tomohon, check-in a Resort and dinner.
Day 05: 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 06: 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 07: Tomohon-Gorontalo
After breakfast drive to Gorontalo through the beautiful coastal scenery along the route. Sweeping around the bays of this hilly peninsula with stunning vistas of light turquoise water blending into the deep blue ocean. Lunch en route. Late afternoon arrive in Gorontalo, check-in a hotel and dinner
Day 08: Gorontalo-Togian Island ( Ferryship schedule every Tuesday & Friday evening )
Sightseeing around Gorontalo which it’s a pretty, clean and very friendly city with its beautiful old colonial buildings. We visiting Otanaha fortress. Lunch at local restaurant. Sightseeing with local traditional transportation such as “Bendi or Becak”, can be arranged in this program. After dinner transfer to the harbour then by ferry ship (overnight) to Togian Islands
Day 09: Togian islands Arrival
Arrive in Wakai harbour then direct transfer to Kadidiri island for check-in a Resort. Free program
Day 10: 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 11: 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