TRANS SULAWESI TOUR 16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS

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Itinerary

Day 01 : Makassar Arrival – Toraja (LD).
Upon arrive at Sultan Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, meet and greet with our guide then directly trip to Tana Toraja. The trip will be pass some regencies in distance of 310 km (it’s about 8 – 9 hour drive from Makassar). On the way you’ll enjoy the beautiful rice field, fish pool and the Traditional Houses of Bugisnese which is adorn on the right and left side of the main road. Lunch will be at Pare-pare, one of the regencies we passing by in the distance of 175 km from Makassar. After lunch the journey will be continue and will arrive in Tana Toraja at late noon, then check-in to hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant, free program.

Day 02 : Toraja Fullday Tour (BLD).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, starting Toraja tour to visit Ke’te Kesu (traditional wooden carving village and hanging grave), Marante (is a village where a lot of Tongkonan House, big paddy barns and big rocky hill containing hanging stone graves which the located called “Erong”), Bori menhir stones, soared up several meters above the land and then lunch at local restaurant, after wards continue tour to visit Pallawa (The most beautiful village with buffalo horns in front off their houses) and Lokomata (the boulder grave) then visit Sa’dan To’Barana, the traditional cotton weaving village. Afternoon back to the hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant, free program.

Day 03 : Toraja Fullday Tour (BLD).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, starting Toraja tour to visit Londa (the natural cave grave), Lemo The cliff-side stone grave with wooden effigies on the balcony, the royal family tombs at Suaya then lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards continue tour to visit Kambira (Baby grave) and Sangalla, village lying among the leafy bamboo trees and the tomb of King Sangalla. Afternoon back to the hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant, free program.

Day 04 : Toraja – Pendolo (BLD).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, check out then leaving to Pendolo via Palopo. Along the road from Tana Toraja to Palopo you can enjoy some spectacular views and natural scene, padi fiel and local people do it their activities. Lunch will be served at an-route. The trip will be take about 8 – 9 hour drive with few stops en-route for some interesting stuff. Upon arrive in Pendolo, a small town located on south shore of Lake Poso, check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 : Pendolo – Tentena (BLD).
Simple breakfast at hotel, check out then visit orchid garden Bancea and Pamona Caves then visit Lake Poso and by ride a boat, crossing the crystal clear waters to explore around the lake. Lunch will be served en-route. Upon arrive in Tentena, check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 : Tentena – Bada Valley (BLD).
Simple breakfast at hotel, leaving to Lore Lindu National Park, by ride 4WD Jeep to reach Bada Valley its may take about 4 hour drive, the Bada valley is known for its mysterious megaliths and take time to trekking around the villages. Upon arrive at Bada Valley Check In at homestay at Bomba Village then Lunch with simple style. After lunch tour to visit the megaliths. Afternoon back to hotelstay, overnight, dinner will be at home stay with simple style.

Day 07 : Bada Valley – Tentena (BLD).
Simple breakfast at local house, check out then continue trekking to see another megaliths statues. Afterwards transfer to Tentena. Lunch will be served en-route with simple style. On the way we will sto at Wera Saluopa waterfall, famous for its multi stepped waterfall. Upon arrive at Tentena, check in hotel, dinner at local restaurant.

Day 08 : Tentena – Parigi (BLD).
Simple breakfast at hotel, check out then transfer to Parigi at Tandaigi Village. Along the way you will enjoy rain forest and Coconut plantations approximately 6 – 7 hours drive passing through Poso town. Lunch will be served en-route. Upon arrive at Tandaigi Village, check in to the hotel/resort, free program, you may enjoy the beach while take a rest. Dinner at resort.

Day 09 : Parigi – Moutong (BLD).
Simple breakfast at hotel/resort, check out then leaving to Moutong, small city North of Palu. Passing coast of Sulawesi with its Sandy Beach and coconut tree long the way. Lunch will be served en-route. Afternoon arrive in Moutong, check in hotel, dinner at the local restaurant.

Day 10 : Moutong – Gorontalo (BLD).
Simple breakfast at hotel, check out then leaving for Gorontalo, this trip will take about 6 – 7 hour drive passing the equatorial lines at Siney. Lunch will be served en-route. Afternoon arrive in Gorontalo, the city in Sulawesi where colonial Houses still in fact, check in hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant.

Day 11 : Gorontalo – Kotamobagu (BLD).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, check out then continue trip to Kotamobagu. On the way you will visit Fort Otanaha, located at the Hill of faces to the Lake Limboto. In the past, the Kings of Gorontalo used Otanaha castle as a place of protection and defense. The unique of the castle applies in the material that was used to build the castle, which was the mixed of sand, plaster and the white part of Maleo egg. The panorama of Lake Limboto also can be seen clearly from the castle of Otanaha, because the castle itself stands in the top of the highland. Afterwards continue the trip to Kotamobagu. Lunch will be served en-route. Along the trip you will enjoy also some natural views, mountain and with few stops en-route for some interesting stuff. Upon arrive in Kotamobagu, check in hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant.

Day 12 : Kotamobagu – Tomohon (BLD).
After breakfast at hotel with simple style, check out then leaving to Tomohon, in the highland of Manado. Tomohon is known for flower planting at people’s homes. Nearby is the mountain Mount Lokon. Tomohon is also known for wooden house production, palm sugar (aren) production, vegetable agriculture, and as a center of Christian Ministry and as a student town. on the way you will have a time for visit Lake Moaat and Lake Linow, the Lake Linow is a beautiful but rather strange lake. It can change colors! The waters of the lake sometimes look blue, sometimes green, and sometimes red. Located of the Lake Linow lies in Tomohon city, Minahasa Regency. The lakeside is a lovely place to relax. Lake Linau is a unique lake for its high level of sulphur content that cause it tends to turn its color based on the viewing perspective and the lighting angle of the sun. There are numerous endemic faunas like Blibis birds and insects called “Sayok” or “Komo.” Those winged insects living in the water are consumed by the inhabitants around the lake. Besides the panoramic view of surrounding area, Lake Linau has special characteristics as the tendency to turn its color because of the high level of sulphur content. That is the beauty of the lake that will amaze you by watching it from different viewing perspectives. Lunch will be served en-route at local restaurant. Afternoon arrive in Tomohon, check in hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant. Free program.

Day 13 : Tomohon – Minahasa – Tangkoko National Park (BLD).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, check out then tour to Woloan; traditional minahasan house craftsmen, it traditional wooden houses are built in the small village of Woloan. This wooden house is special because it is knockdown house too, meaning that the house will be built in the production area and after it is finished, it will be knocked down and send to the client’s place and rebuilt the house there, either permanently or not. This type of house is good because it works well for earthquake Japanese Cave, Built during World War II by the Japanese, these caves are located between the two charming countryside villages of Kawangkoan and Kiawa. The caves were mostly used to store supplies during the war and defenses against a possible allied invasion, and as arsenals Kawangkoan ‘peanuts village’, Pulutan Pottery Village, and Sumoro Endo’s Lake Tondano. Lunch will be served en-route at local restaurant. After that proceed to Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Late afternoon, arrive in Tangkoko and before dark, take a walk into this nature reserve park. The Tangkoko National Park is located on the slopes of Mount Dua Saudara. It is situated to the north of Bitung and is a few hours away from Manado. Tangkoko National Park comprised of rolling hills and valleys with a variety of hardwood trees and unusual plant life. The lush green hills and valleys that make up the landscape of the nature reserve offer some exceptionally beautiful views. This ancient rainforest is packed with striking fauna and flora. Some of the more common fauna found here include anoa, black apes, cus-cus, hornbill, Tarsius Spectrum (world’s smallest primate/the smallest monkey in the world), black tailess monkeys, Maleo Birds, Wild pigs and kuskus (marsupial family), after that back to the lodge/homestay, Dinner at the local restaurant or at lodge/homestay.

Day 14 : Tangkoko – Manado – Bunaken (BLD).
Simple breakfast at lodge/homestay, check out then Transfer to Manado pier and directly take a boat ride to Bunaken Island. Like the Manado coastline, Bunaken Island is characterized by clear waters, beaches and stunning drop-offs. The world famous Bunaken Marine National Park has very deep water bodies. The depth is 1,566 m in Manado Bay and the clear waters afford a visibility of 35 to 40 meters. The temperature here is a mild 27 ° C to 29 ° C. One of the most remarkable dive sites in the world is the Bunaken Coral Reef with an area 75.26 hectares, is located very close to Manado and compare of 5 island: Bunaken, Manado Tua, Siladen, Mantehage, and Nain. The superb diving and snorkeling sites puts the Marine Park in one of the Top 10 dive area and its ideal for experience divers or beginner divers. Glass-bottom boat cruises around Bunaken are also always a popular attraction with tourists. Upon arrive in Bunaken free program, enjoy the beach while sunbathing and snorkeling or Diving and this optional. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 15 : Bunaken Island Snorkeling (BLD).
After breakfast at resort, enjoy the beach while sunbathing and snorkeling or Diving and this optional. Lunch and Dinner at resort.

Day 16 : Bunaken – Transfer Out (B).
After breakfast, check out then Transfer to Manado, arrive in Manado directly transfer to Sam Ratulangi Airport Manado to catch your flight to the next Destination End tour.

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