Trans Sulawesi Tour, 20 Days / 19 Nights
North to South Via Togian Islands
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, check-in, meeting service, overnight.
Day 02 : Manado-Bunaken
After breakfast, transfer by private car to the harbour then by motorized outrigger boat to Bunaken. Check-in a homestay then snorkeling.
Day 03 & day 04 : Two Days 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 05 : Bunaken-Tangkoko
After breakfast by boat to Manado, lunch at local restaurant then 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 06 : 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 07 & Day 08 : Two Days Minahasa Excursion
Two days 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. We climbing volcanoes, visiting house building and beautiful lakes, taking a bath at one of the frequent hotsprings, strolling around local market, charming traditional villages and waterfalls.
Day 09 : 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 10 : Gorontalo-Togian Island
Sightseeing around Gorontalo which it’s a pretty, clean and very friendly city with its beautiful old colonial buildings. We visiting Otanaha fortress, rattan furniture industry. 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 11 : Togian Arrival
Arrive in Wakai harbour then direct transfer to Kadidiri island for check-in a Resort. Free program
Day 12 & Day 13 : Two Days Togian Snorkeling Tour
Two days to enjoy the beauty of nature in Togian island. The seclusion, white sand beach and snorkeling, clear water, sunsets are fantastic and visit Nomadic Bajau “Sea Gypsies” will make your holiday as enjoyable and memorable as possible.
Day 14 : Togian – Ampana
After breakfast by boat to Ampana. Late afternoon arrive in Ampana check-in a cottage and dinner.
Day 15 : Ampana – Tentena
After breakfast drive to Tentena. Late afternoon arrive in Tentena check-in a hotel and dinner.
Day 16 : Tentena – Toraja
After breakfast drive to Toraja via Pendolo, Mangkutana-Wotu-Bonebone-(Lunch enroute)-Masamba (visit the crocodile farm)-Palopo-late afternoon arrive in Rantepao (Toraja). Check-in a hotel and dinner.
Day 17 & Day 18 : Two days Toraja Excursion
Two days the cultural experience in Toraja highlands. We visiting the ancient stone grave where the bodies of the dead are placed with animistic ritual that is still performed today as it has been for centuries. The remarkable architecture of Torajan houses which are designed in a boat shape and any ceremonies such as a funeral or local market will be in the program.
Day 19 : Toraja - Makassar
After breakfast leave for Makassar. Stop over at Puncak Lakawan for a refreshment. Lunch will be served in Pare-Pare. Late afternoon arrive in Makassar, check in a hotel and dinner.
Day 20 : Makassar – Next Destination
Breakfast at hotel and free program until the time transfer to the airport to your 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