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Explore Sulawesi

Explore Sulawesi

16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS

Start planning your dream trip to Indonesia with our suggested tailor-made trip to Sulawesi.  Foreign visitors to Indonesia however often leave this island off the list in favor of Lombok or Bali, but anyone willing to make the trip will be rewarded with amazing spots and some truly stunning scenery. The island of Sulawesi offers the traveller surprising landscapes, mountains about 3.000 metres high, deep canyons and crystalline lakes in the high lands. With and amazing nature, strong & unique culture  the island also has some of the best diving opportunities in the archipelago. The Togean Islands are one of the best kept secrets in Indonesia.

This is an adventure trip in Indonesia,  be ready for a full local immersion and live unforgettable travel experiences!

 

 

Arrival flight: Makassar

Departure flight: Makassar

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR

Welcome to your Toraja  culture tour! Your local guide will meet you upon your arrival at Makassar  Airport . You’ll be transferred by private car to the hotel. . After checking in to your hotel, the rest of your day will be free to spend at your leisure. Overnight in Makassar.

Meals included: -----

 

 

DAY 2: MAKASSAR – RAMANG RAMANG – TANA TORAJA

After breakfast we will start the transfert to Tana Toraja. Before we will visit Ramang Ramang, 2nd largest in the world by UNESCO. Located in Maros (1.5 hours). Boat along Pute River that divides between the limestone hills using local wooden boats. Walk about 45 minutes to see the caves decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, and there is some pre-historic paintings.. Back to the pier and transfer to Tana Toraja.  uring this trip, we will enjoy the astonishing tropical landscape.

Meals Included : Breakfast

 

 

DAY 3: TORAJA TOUR

During thIS days we will visit the region of Tana Toraja, its traditional villages, with their houses in the shape of hulled boat – Kete y Palawa -, the ancient  graves on the stone of Lemo, Londa or Kambira. We will also visit the colourful markets and if a traditional ritual is held, we will assist.

Meals Included : Breakfast

 

 

DAY 4: CYLCLING TORAJA

This cycling tour is perfectwho are looking for cultural adventure in a traditional society off the beaten track. We will start this tour from Kepe and we will have the chance to visit the most intersenting and less visited villages of the area.

Then we will visit the mountain area of Batutumonga and we can make a moderate trekking if we want. We will bike  through the settlements where we can see how the Toraja live in the mountain and we can enjoy the incredible nature of this region.

Meals Included : Breakfast

 

 

DAY  5: TREKKING RANTEPAO – LIMBONG

Today we will go to  the village of Salu (12 km from Rantepao), the starting point of an unprecedented trekking through the South area of Tana Toraja.

From Salu, we will start the way up to the Valley of the Maiting River. We will walk through paths, rice fields, coffee plantations and small Toraja house settlements. For lunch, a picnic and we will spend the night  in a local and typical house in the beautiful village  of Limbong. (Approx. 4 hour Trekking, 2h ascent + 2h flat)

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

 

 

DAY 6: LIMBONG – RAFTING MAITING

After breakfast, we will walk down to the River Maiting  (Approx. 1 hour way down). Once down in the river, we will carry out the rafting (Level 2 .- Easy); we will have a formidable visual experience passing by  deep canyons, natural waterfalls and villages where we will see  iguanas and tropical birds. Then we will return to our hotel in  Rantepao.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch.

 

NOTE ABOUT THE TREKKING: It is a medium level trekking, but because it is a humid and hot area, the trekking can be hard, specially  the first day as we will ascend during 2-3 hours. If we are not fit enough, we can start the trekking from others places of Toraja Land in order to avoid the first day ascension.  Another choice is to rent a 4 x 4 to go to  Limbong, if we do not want to walk. In any case, we must let know it to the Organization two days before the Trekking starts.

The conditions in the local house (Tongkonan) in the village of Toraja are basic; we do sleep in thin mattresses on the wood floor, the toilet is outside and we need a flash-light as there is no electric light.

 

 

DAY 7: TORAJA – TENTENA                                                     

After breakfast, we will be driven to the forested and isolated central part of the island. At the beginning, we will descend the mountain pass that separates the Toraja ethnic group  from the Wajo one. Our descent  continues on a steep road, surrounded of small houses, clove plantations, waterfalls and a lush vegetation, that will leave us to the seaside village of Palopo.  After lunch, we will ascend again to the Central Plateau, to get the village of Pendolo on the South side of the crystalline Poso Lake. Then will be driven to the village of Tentena. Overnight Tentena.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 8: TENTENA 

After breakfast  we will do a short walk to go to the Saluopa Waterfall, in the middle of the forest, and which was discovered just fifteen years ago. This natural waterfall is wonderful for its size and spectacular shape. Then, we will go to our hotel situated in front of the beach of Poso Lake, in the tropical forest. Accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 9: TENTENA – AMPANA

After breakfast, we will be driven on the North Road, passing by the beautiful coast of Tomini Bay. Around midday, we will get Ampana where we will spend the night in the Hotel Oasis or Marina.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 10: AMPANA – TOGGIAN ISLANDS

After breakfast, we will go on the public boat to the Bomba Island, in the Toggian Islands reserve. Hotel Island Retreat or Kadidiri Paradise.

Meals included: Breakfast – lunch - dinner

 

 

DAYS 11 – 12 – 13: TOGEAN  ISLANDS

During these days, we will enjoy of the Toggian Islands. This natural preserve is one of the most beautiful seas of the Asiatic South-east: an enormous variety of corals, fishes and an important mangrove swamp. Activities as Diving or Snorkelling can be arranged from the same hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast – lunch – dinner

 

 

DAY 14: TOGEAN ISLANDS – AMPANA

After breakfast, we will come back - on  boat -  to the seaside village of Ampana,. Accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 15: AMPANA – PALU – MAKASSAR

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Makassa where we will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast

Note: All of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas and we’ll start planning your unique personalized trip!

 

ITINERARY: 13 days / 12 nights

DAY 1
ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR
DAY 2
MAKASSAR – RAMANG RAMANG – TANA TORAJA
DAY 3
TORAJA TOUR
DAY 4
CYLCLING TORAJA
DAY 5
TREKKING RANTEPAO – LIMBONG
DAY 6
LIMBONG – RAFTING MAITING
DAY 7
TORAJA – TENTENA
DAY 8
TENTENA
DAY 9
TENTENA – AMPANA
DAY 10
AMPANA – TOGGIAN ISLANDS
DAY 11-12-13
TOGEAN ISLANDS
DAY 14
TOGEAN ISLANDS – AMPANA
DAY 15
AMPANA – PALU – MAKASSAR
Islands: Sulawesi
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In response to Covid-19, we have relaxed the cancellation policies on our tours.

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