Sulawesi Tour II
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Vacation Style Adventure, Family, Guided Tours, Historical, Photo HuntingCamping Trek
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
- Accommodation in mentioned hotel or similar, double/twin share including breakfast.
- Full board package
- Private AC Car
- Entrance fee's and Donations as per program
- English Speaking Guide (Other Language request as per availability)
- Domestic and international flight ticket
- Domestic and international airport tax
- Guide and driver tip
- Optional tour & other personal expenses
APT Makassar – City Tour (--/L/D)
Upon arrival at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport Makassar, meeting services. Afterwards, we continue for a short city tour in Makassar by visiting Paotere Harbour to see the traditional harbour of Bugis-Makassarese sailors. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then, proceed to Fort Rotterdam, the Old Dutch Fortress. In the late afternoon we will visit “Anjungan Pantai Losari Makassar” the Boulevard and the icon of Makassar where you enjoy the Sunset (if the weather allows). Dinner will be served in a local seafood restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
RAMMANG – RAMMANG (B/L/D)
Today, full day tour will be started by visiting Rammang-rammang the limestone valley, located in Maros Regency, taking for approximately 90 minutes drive from downtown. The karst mountains are surrounded by beautiful rice fields (the rice fields look nicer from May till August). Afterwards, we will take you to explore the karst mountain formation using small wooden boat at the Pute River. If you are lucky, you could also see the real endemic from the forest such as birds and monkeys. We will also take you for a walk to visit the pre-historic cave, where you can see the pre-historic paintings, then short explore inside the cave to see the stalactite and stalagmite. Break and lunch will be taken at the Kampung Berua, you will have very simple local food, cooked and served by the local people. After lunch, we will have a little walk at the Stone Garden of Rammang-Rammang. Then, drive back to Makassar. Dinner will be served in a local seafood restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Makassar – Pare-Pare - Toraja (B/L/D)
After breakfast, set out on a picturesque drive to Toraja for approximately 8 hours drive, passing thru the Buginese area. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Pare-Pare, the harbour city between Makassar and Toraja. After lunch, continue driving to Toraja precedes a scenic drive with many photo-stops enroute. Afternoon stop at Puncak Lakawan which is also known as erotic mountain. In the late afternoon arrive at Rantepao, Toraja. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Toraja Tour : Lemo – Suaya – Londa – Kete Kesu (B/L/D)
After breakfast, a full day tour exploring Toraja. First we will visit Lemo to see rows of TauTau Statues and The Hanging Graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secret of the Baby Tree. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. After lunch, visiting Londa, to see an Ancient Grave where the deceased are entombed. At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages, we can see Tongkonan and Old Rice Barns, also famous for its traditional colourful woodcarving. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Toraja Tour : Batutumonga – Short Walking - Bori (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we set out on a trip to Batutumonga, enjoying superb views over Rantepao and surrounding valleys from the top of Toraja. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then we will do a short walking for approximately 2 hours passing thru the rice field, local village where you can also see the daily life of the people in Toraja. Then, we will continue to visit Bori the Megalith area. This area symbolizes the great funeral ceremonies, which is held in the past. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Toraja – Pendolo (B/L/D)
After breakfast, depart to Pendolo via Palopo. The drive to Palopo takes approximately 2 hours. You could enjoy beautiful panorama along the way. Palopo is a small Muslim port known as the oldest harbour city in Indonesia. You could also find the oldest mosque in Indonesia here. Then, continue driving to Pendolo for another 6 hours passing thru the Palmolive Plantation. Lunch stop enroute. In the late afternoon arrive in Pendolo, a small village on the south shore of Lake Poso. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Pendolo – Tentena (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will cross the crystal water of Lake Poso to Tentena by local boat (if available) for approximately 2 hours. Otherwise, we have to drive for around 4 hours. Once arrived in Tentena, we will take you to visit the Balinese Transmigration Village. Afterwards, we will visit the twelve steps waterfall which is called Sulewana Waterfall. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Free program in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Tentena – Palu (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will drive to Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi for around 8 hours. On the way, we will pass Kebun Kopi, the rain forest area. We will also pass Poso, which was famous as the centre of the black ebony wood. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon arrive in Palu. Diner and overnight at hotel.
Palu : Donggala Tour (B/L/D)
After breakfast we will take you for tour to Donggala. We will first stop at Kampong Lere to see the traditional house of Joyo Kodi, the former King of Kaili people. Then, we will stop at the fishing village, where you could take a look at the daily activities of the locals. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Free at your own leisure on sandy beach around Donggala. In the afternoon drive back to Palu. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Hotel – Palu APT (B/--/--)
After breakfast, transfer to Mutiara Airport at Palu to catch your flight to the next destination.
4 Stars Best Western (superior room)
4 Stars Toraja Heritage (standard room)