Tour Highlights Sulawesi Overland Tours: Makassar, Tana Toraja, Rafting at Toraja, Pendolo, Tentena, Ampana, Togian Island, Palu, Gorontalo, Minahasa, Bunaken, Tangkoko and Finish Manado.
Duration: 21 Days / 20 Nights
Mini participants : two persons
Day 01. ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR / TRANSFER IN (D)
According to your schedule of arrival, you will meet our Tour Guide at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar. Then drive to the downtown of Makassar, is the capital town of South Sulawesi. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel Pantai Gapura Makassar – located on the sea front / similar.
Day 02. FULL DAY MAKASSAR TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day tour in Makassar visiting the Sulawesi Miniature Garden to see all types of South Sulawesian traditional houses. Then to the Museum of Balla Lompa, where we can find various ancient collections from the past Gowa Kingdom. Continue to Malino, a high mountain resort famous for its extensive mountainous view. Lunch will be served in Malino. After lunch, we sightseeing in Malino area, visit the tea plantation area. In the afternoon, back to Makassar. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Pantai Gapura Makassar.
Day 03. MAKASSAR – TORAJA (B,L,D)
Today, we drive to the highland of Tana Toraja which take approx. 8 hours drive passing through the Buginese villages with their typical wooden houses. Stop in Pare-Pare for having lunch at a seafood restaurant. In the afternoon, have some drink or snack on the Puncak Lakawan while enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Buttukabobong. Afternoon arrival in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Toraja Prince.
Day 04. FULL DAY TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will visit the stone hanging grave of Lemo with its Tau-Tau effigies. Then to Kambira where we can find the peculiar baby graves in the trees. Onwards we will explore the architecture of Tongkonan houses in Ketekesu village and Londa, which is a natural grave with entombed deceased. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. In the afternoon, we visit Nanggala and Siguntuk, local Torajan villages famous for their old Tongkonan houses and rice barns. Then back to Hotel Toraja Prince for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05. FULL DAY TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
In the morning we will visit Tinombayo where we can enjoy the spectacular view of the megalith stones spread over the extensive rice fields. Then to a burial cave of Lokomata. From Lokomata, we continue our trip to Batutumonga where we will a have short trekking, enjoy the beautiful panorama and experience a moment of the unique Torajan life style.. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Batutumonga. In the afternoon, we will visit Pallawa & Sa’dan, local Torajan villages famous for their wood carving. Then back to the Hotel Toraja Prince for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06. TORAJA / WHITE WATER RAFTING (B,L,D)
After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel by jeep auto car. Than we take you to Maulu river to have a fun 01 day white water rafting. Lunch will be served on the spot. In the afternoon back to Hotel Toraja Prince for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07. TORAJA – PENDOLO (B,L,D)
Today we will enter the Central Sulawesi territory with drive to Pendolo via Palopo. Lunch en route. In the afternoon arrive in Pendolo, the small town located on shore of Lake Poso. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Mulia Lake Poso.
Day 08. PENDOLO – TENTENA (B,L,D)
By a charter boat, we depart to Tentena by explore along the mysterious and crystal clear water of the Lake Poso. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we visit the Wera Saluopa waterfall. Dinner and overnight stay in Siuri cottage in Tentena.
Day 09. TENTENA – AMPANA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we drive to Ampana. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, arrive in Ampana. Dinner and overnight stay in Marina Inn Ampana.
Day 10. AMPANA – TOGIAN ISLAND (B,L,D)
After breakfast, On board to Togian by a charter motorized boat. Dinner and overnight stay in Island Retreat Resort.
Day 11. FREE PROGRAM AT TOGIAN (B,L,D)
Day 12. FREE PROGRAM AT TOGIAN (B,L,D)
Day 13. FREE PROGRAM AT TOGIAN (B,L,D)
Day 14. TOGIAN ISLAND – AMPANA – PALU (B,L,D)
After breakfast, back to Ampana to continue our trip to Palu. Late in the afternoon arrive in Palu. Dinner and overnight stay at Rama Garden Palu.
Day 15. PALU – GORONTALO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Gorontalo. Along the the road we will find several wonderful views and local life with various culture. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, arrive in Gorontalo. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Yulia Inn Gorontalo.
Day 16. GORONTALO – MANADO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we drive to Manado the capital town of North Sulawesi, passing through the local villages along the white sandy beach, coconut and clove plantation. Lunch en route. In the afternoon arrive in Manado. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 17. FULL DAY MINAHASA TOUR (B,L,D)
This tour is combination of scenic and historical tour, fresh air and enjoying the beautiful panorama of hilly and mountainous area. Tinoor spot, you can enjoy the beauty of Manado from the high. Tomohon city, a windy and cool city famous for its flowers, volcanoes and the smiling people. Tomohon traditional wet market, selling vegetables, traditional food of Minahasan such as wild pig, Dog, mice even snake. Woloan village an area with a big group of carpenters, they are building the traditional Minahasa wooden house for sell.Temboan hilltop, if not cloudy you can enjoy the fantastic panorama of line if vegetables, farms, Bitung port and Tondano lake with rice field surroundings. Here is a good photo spot. Drive around Tondano lake with its goldfish farm, visiting Pulutan village the producers of clay potteries made in traditional way. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Formosa Manado.
Day 18. FULL DAY BUNAKEN TOUR (B,L,D)
Each day after breakfast full day tour around Bunaken Island . We will explore the magnificent beauty of of the Muslow Island coral reefs. With an abundance of colorful fish in the background you can enjoy the beautiful soft and hard corals of Bunaken. Lunch will be served on white-sandy beach of Bunaken Island . Back to Hotel Formosa Manado for dinner and overnight.
Day 19. FULL DAY TANGKOKO RAIN FOREST TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Tangkoko start to explore the jungle with the possibility to see some endemic animals such as Macaca Nigra, Cuscus, Horn Bill, the smallest monkey in the world called Tarsius Spectrum and various snakes, beside that the impressive tropical flora. On the afternoon you can spend your time at black sandy beach before time transfer to Manado. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Formosa Manado.
Day 20. FREE PROGRAM (B)
Day 21. TRANSFER AIRPORT (B)
After breakfast, transfer directly to Sam Ratulangi Airport Manado for your flight to next destination.