Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Mini participants : two persons
Day 01 Arrival – Makassar – City Tour
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar, meeting services. Afterwards, transfer directly to the hotel. In the afternoon we will take you for a short city tour, visiting Fort Rotterdam, Paotere Harbor and Losari Beach for enjoy the sunset. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 02 Makassar – Tana Beru – Tanjung Bira
After breakfast, we will take you out on a picturesque drive to Bira. On the way you will visit Tana Beru, a popular place in Indonesia where the Bugisnesse and Makassarese is the expert of wooden boat makers. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bira.
Day 03 Tanjung Bira – Sengkang
After breakfast you will be transferred to Sengkang. In the afternoon we will take you across the Lake Tempe by motorized Canoe to catch the beautiful view of the sunset over the Lake. Lunch en route. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Sengkang.
Day 04 Sengkang – Mamasa
After breakfast, you will visit the traditional Silk Factory where you can see the traditional spinning and weaving of silk material by Bugisnese women. Transfer to Mamasa. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Mamasa.
Day 05 Mamasa (Rante Buda, Tawalian, Osango, Weaving Center)
After breakfast, a full day excursions around Mamasa. You will visit Rante Buda, Kampong Tawalian and the village of Osango. Also stop by at the weaving center in Rantesepang Balla for a picnic lunch. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 06 Mamasa – Toraja
After breakfast, we will drive you down to Polewali onwards to Toraja through Enrekang. Stop by at Puncak Lakawan for refreshment, while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Lunch en route. Will arrived Rantepao in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Rantepao.
Day 07 Toraja (Lemo, Kambira, Suaya, Londa, Kete Kesu)
After breakfast, a full day exploring Toraja. First you will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Then continue to discover the secrets of baby trees in Kambira. Onwards to Suaya to the graveyard of Kings of Sangalla lies on the hillsides, and then proceed to Londa to see ancient tombs in which the deceased was not buried, but placed among the rocks. At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages you can see Tongkonan (the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the Torajan people), and also the old traditional rice barns with colorful woodcarving. Lunch in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 08 Toraja (Weaving Center, Marante, Nanggala)
After breakfast, you will visit Pallawa and Sa’dan (known as the weaving center), Marante and Nanggala, a traditional Toraja village (known for its large Tongkonan with 16 rice-barns). Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Free program until dinner time. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 09 Toraja (Batu Tumonga, Soft Trekking, Rantepao)
After breakfast, another full day exploring Toraja. We will drive you to Batu Tumonga best known for its spectacular view of rice terraces. If possible you can walk along the countryside to see the daily life of Torajan people. Lunch will be served at the local restaurant. In the afternoon you will be visiting Rantapao before heading back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 Toraja – Pendolo
After breakfast, depart for Pendolo. A drive along the Palmolive plantations. In the late afternoon will arrive in Pendolo, a small village located on the South shore of Lake Poso. Lake Poso is a deep fresh water lake with white sandy beaches. Rising to high, you will find densely forested mountain. This is one of the most beautiful and clearest lakes in the world. Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in the Hotel in Pendolo.
Day 11 Pendolo – Tentena Waterfall, Balinese Transmigration Village)
After breakfast, depart for Tentena. Lunch in Tentena. Afterwards you will visit a waterfall with twelve steps known as Wera Saluopa in Tonusu and take a walk through a Balinesse transmigration village. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 12 Tentena – Palu
After breakfast, you will set off for Palu. Lunch en route. Arrive in late afternoon in Palu, the Bugisnesse city. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 13 Palu – Donggala – Palu
After breakfast, a full day tour to Donggala, with the first stop at Kampong Lere to see the traditional house of Joyo Kodi, the former King of Kaili people. This will be followed by a walk through a fishing village on a sandy beach near the Donggala’s Bay. Relaxing in the beach before drive back to Palu. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 Palu – Moutong
After breakfast, you will set off for a picturesque drive to Moutong. Crossing the Equator in Marissa village. Lunch en route and will arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 15 Moutong – Gorontalo
After breakfast, the trip will be continued to Gorontalo. Stopping at several places along the road. Lunch en route. Arriving hotel in the afternoon. Gorontalo is a surprising city where the Dutch architecture is still there as evidence. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Gorontalo.
Day 16 Gorontalo – Manado
After breakfast, we will bring you out towards Manado, the Capital City of North Sulawesi. Lunch en route. You will pass picturesque village, white sandy beaches and clove plantation. Arriving Manado by late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 17 Manado – Bunaken – Manado
After breakfast, you will be transferred by motorized wooden boat to the island of Bunaken, to dive in one of the world most beautiful sea gardens. Tour includes snorkel, fins and lunch on the white sandy beach in Bunaken island. Return to Manado in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 18 Manado (City Tour, Lake Tondano) – Tomohon – Manado
After breakfast, start your day with a city tour of Manado, followed by driving to the Minahasa Highlands to see the Waruga, the old Cemeteries of Minahasan Tribe. You will also visit a place where the Minahasan built their traditional houses. Lunch at Tondano Lake. After lunch, proceed to Tomohon, a town located between two active volcanoes, and also to see the Japanese Caves, built during the second world war. Return to Manado in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 19 Manado – Departure
After breakfast, free program until transfer to the airport to catch the flight for your next destination.
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