South & Central Sulawesi Tour 12D11N

Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Mini participants : two persons

DAY 01. ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR / DEPART TO TANA TORAJA (L,D)

Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, you will meet with our Tour Guide. Then transfer with approx. 8 hours drive to Tana Toraja, passing through the Buginese villages with its typical wooden houses on poles. Stop will be made at a fishermen village in Barru, and if we are lucky we can see the traditional Buginese Pa’bagan fisher-boat which seems like catamaran. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, stop at Puncak Lakawan for coffee-break while enjoy the spectacular view of the erotic Mt. Buttukabobong. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Rantepao the capital of North Toraja Regency. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 02. FULL DAY TANA TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we will take you on a full day Toraja tour. First, we will visit Lemo hanging graves with their rows of Tau-Tau sculptures, Tampangallo, an ancient and natural grave in a cave with its entombed deceased, Kambira the baby graves on tree which called “ Tarra Tree “. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will have an easy walking tour from Bebo to Karuaya. At last we will visit Kete’ Kesu, a beautiful local Torajan village which has been listed on the world heritage book where we can see old Tongkonan houses with rice barns and ancient hanging graves on the cliff-side. Then we back to the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 03. FULL DAY TANA TORAJA (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we will take you on another full day tour around Tana Toraja. In the morning, we will visit Londa to see the strangest graves of the world. Then proceed to Pasar Bolu to see the buffalo market, Bori’ ancient monolith stones which have been nailed since the past of 600 years. Onwards to Pallawa a local Toraja village with unique formation of its Tongkonan houses. Then we will take you to Tinombayo highland & Batutumonga. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Then we will visit Lokomata a grave on a giant rock. Proceed to Suloara to start our 1-2 hours easy walking tour to Kapalapitu. After enough time, back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 04. TORAJA—PENDOLO/LAKE POSO (B,L,D)

After breakfast, check out hotel. Then proceed to Pendolo via Palopo, where the road from Toraja to Palopo offers one of the most exotic mountainous views in Indonesia. Lunch en-route. In the afternoon, arrive in Pendolo, a small district located on the south-shore of Lake Poso, the Indonesia’s clearest water lake. Today we enter the Central Sulawesi territory. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 05. BOAT TRIP PENDOLO—TENTENA (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we will have a boat trip crossing the Lake Poso to Tentena. This boat trip offers a scenic view  of tropical lake surrounded by mountains and forests. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Tentena. After lunch, we will have a soft walking tour to the local villages to explore the daily life style of Pamona people. In the afternoon check in at hotel in Tentena, while try to catch the beautiful sunset over the Lake Poso.

DAY 06. TENTENA—AMPANA (B,L,D)

After breakfast, set out to Ampana, located on the south-shore of Tomini Bay. Lunch en-route. In the afternoon, arrive in Ampana. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Ampana.

DAY 07. AMPANA—UNA UNA/TOGIAN ISLANDS (B,L,D)

After breakfast, cross to Una-Una Island located on the archipelago of Togian. On arrival in Una-Una, transfer directly to Sanctum Una-Una Resort for check in & free program.

DAY 08. FREE PROGRAM (B,L,D)

DAY 09. FREE PROGRAM (B,L,D)

DAY 10. FREE PROGRAM / TRANSFER BACK TO AMPANA (B,L,D)

After breakfast, free program. Then transfer back to Ampana by speed-boat. Lunch will be served on boat. In the afternoon, arrive in Ampana. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 11. AMPANA—PALU (B,L,D)

After breakfast, drive to Palu—the capital of Central Sulawesi province. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant en-route. In the afternoon, arrive in Palu. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 12. TRA NSFER AIRPORT (B)

After breakfast, transfer directly to Mutiara Airport in Palu to catch your flight to your next destination.

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