South & North Sulawesi Tour 14D13N

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Mini participants : two person

Day 01 : MORNING ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR / DRIVE TOTANJUNG  BIRA (L,D)
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, you will meet our Tour Guide. Then take gorgeous drive to Tanjung Bira. On the way we will visit the three fingers Tamalulua waterfall in Bossolok Highland, the district of Rumbia with its marvelous mountainous view. Lunch will be served at Lembah Hijau Rumbia Restaurant, located on a small forest with rice terraces view. After lunch, continue our journey by driving up to Loka Highlands with its panoramic and fascinating views of mountainous areas and Makassarese local villages. This drive also offers an amazing sea view, viewed from some corners of Loka Highland. Then drive down hills to the center of Bantaeng regency, onwards drive through to Tanjung Bira. Late in the afternoon, arrive at the resort in Bira. Dinner and overnight.

Day 01 : FREE PROGRAM (B,L,D)

Day 03 : Bira—Sengkang Via Sinjai (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will visit Tana Beru wooden boat construction where we can see the Makassarese, Buginese and Konjo People construct and build traditional wooden Phinisi sail boats with traditional ways. Then proceed to Kajang Lekleng where we will explore the black culture of the primitive Kajang people with their customary chief called Ammatowa. Then drive to Sengkang via Pantai Timur/East Coast of South Sulawesi. Stop will be made in Sinjai for having lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, arrive in Sengkang onwards we will visit the Lake Tempe where we will have a boat trip to explore the daily life of the local Bugis fishermen who do live on the floating houses. Dinner and overnight stay at BBC Hotel Sengkang / similar—simple accommodation.

Day 04: Sengkang—Toraja (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will visit the weaving center where we can see women hand spin and weave traditional sutera sarong silk clothes. Then drive to Toraja via Palopo. On the way from Palopo to Toraja offers us many spectacular views where we will also stop on Puncak Paredean for having refreshment while enjoy the beautiful mountainous panorama. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 05: 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 where we can find hanging graves with their rows of Tau-Tau sculptures. Then we will visit to Tampangallo, an ancient and natural grave in a cave with its entombed deceased. On to Kambira, where we will explore the extra ordinary of 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 enjoying the afternoon atmosphere with authentic life of its local people with various typical activities. This walking tour also offers simply nice landscape of rice terraces dotted by small local villages with its Toraja Tongkonan houses. 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. This village is also functioned as one of Wood Carving Centers in Tana Toraja. Then we back to the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 06 : 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 of Tana Toraja where we will prove that Rantepao is the homeland of the buffaloes. Then we continue our scenic drive to Bori’ where we can find ancient monolith stones which have been nailed since the past of 600 years. Onwards to Pallawa where we can see the original style how do the Toraja people live with the formation of its Tongkonan houses Then we will take you to Tinombayo highland to enjoy the superb and spectacular view of rice terraces dotted by many rocks and small Torajan villages seen from the mountain slope. Then we will visit Batutumonga where will be having lunch at Mentiro Tiku Restaurant, offers a picturesque view of whole part of Rantepao. Then we will visit Lokomata where we will find graves on a giant rock. Proceed to Suloara to start our 1-2 hours easy walking tour to Kapalapitu enjoying a pleasant and quite walking tour with less of people and tourists. This walking tour also offers gorgeous panoramas of rice terraces, small local villages, forests with chirping of some endemic birds of Sulawesi. After arriving in Kapalapitu, drive down hills to Rantepao with impressive views en route. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 07 : Tana Toraja—Makassar + Short Explore Of Rammang-Rammang (B,L,D)
After breakfast, check out hotel. Then drive back to Makassar via the same road. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, we will have a short explore by taking a boat trip from River Pute to Rammang-Rammang, visiting some beautiful caves around the limestone hills area with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites. We will also have a short time to explore the black karst stone forest trying to catch good photos of the karst stones with various unique formations. After enough time, drive through to the center of Makassar to check at the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 08: Short City Tour / Transfer Airport (B)
After breakfast, we will take you on a short city tour around Makassar by visiting Fort Rotterdam, an Old Dutch Fortress. Then proceed to Paotere Anchorage, the traditional Makassarese and Bugines wooden Phinisi boat harbor. Then transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch your flight to your next destination. 

Arrival Manado – Hotel Tomohon
Arrive at Sam Ratulangi Airport-Manado, transfer to your hotel for stay and overnight at Highland Resort / Mountain View Resort

Day 09: Minahasa Highland Tour (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, you may spend your day for Minahasan cultures and scenery from the highland place. Start from your hotel to highland places like Tinoor spot (seeing Manado city from the hill), visiting Kaisanti Woloan & Woloan village; this village made Minahasan traditional wooden house, Tomohon traditional wet market, selling vegetables, traditional food of Minahasan such as wild pig, Dog, mice even snake. Drive around Tondano Lake with its goldfish farm. After lunch at Tondano Lake visiting Hill of love with the spring water and 2435 stairs around this hill but before visiting Pulutan village that produces clay pottery. This tour is uncompleted if you not seeing the colors Linow lake in Lahendong because the sulfur and sunshine, after the spectacular tours you will be transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Highland Resort / Mountain View Resort.

Day 10 : MAHAWU – WHITE WATER RAFTING (B,L)
After breakfast, transfer to Rurukan village and start to walk up about 15 minutes to the top. You will find a unique and active crater lake and enjoying the beautiful scenery from the top. After Lunch transfer to Timbukar. Play with white water from Nimangga river will be an excellent trip, this tour will give you a Mountain View Resortwet. After the spectacular tours you will be transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Highland Resort / Mountain View Resort.

Day 11: Tomohon – Minahasa Traditional Cooking Experience  – Manado(B, L)
After breakfast and chek out hotel, the guide will take you to the market and transfer to local homes to start cooking. You will learn to cook “Ikan Woku” and “Sayur Pangi”. You will enjoy your lunch at local homes. After lunch  transfer to your hotel for stay and overnight at Manado Quality Hotel.

Day 12: TANGKOKO JUNGLE TREKKING (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to Tangkoko and start to Tangkoko Jungle Trekking on the way stop at Sawangan village to see Waruga stone graves of Minahasan ancestors. We will ensure that your jungle trekking here will be exciting and unforgettable experience. Tangkoko Nature Reserve rich whit its biodiversity of Flora and Fauna. Few of Sulawesi endemic species can be found here such as Macaca Nigra,Tarsius Spectrum, Uliurops Ursinus, Rhyticheros cassidix, and many kinds of birds, also much kind of trees and plants such as Pitcher plant, Ficus, Palaqium, etc. Return to Manado, dinner, transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Manado Quality Hotel.

Day 13:  BUNAKEN SNORKELLING TOUR (B,L)
After breakfast, transfer to Manado bay and then travel by motorized canoe to Bunaken Island, it will take around 45 minutes from Manado bay. You have time to enjoy the most beautiful and colorful coral reef formation as well as thousand species of fish and others marine life. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Bunaken. In the afternoon back to Manado. On the way to hotel you’ve time for shopping at North Sulawesi souvenir and handy crafts shopping center. Overnight at Manado Quality Hotel.

Day 14: Departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer direct to airport to catch the flight to the next destination

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