South & North 14D/13N – NCT06FF
Arriva Makassar – Hotel
Upon arrival in Makassar airport, transfer directly to hotel non-stop. Free program. Overnight at Fave**+(Standard room) / Best Western*** (Deluxe room)
Makassar – Toraja (B)
After breakfast, our driver will pick up at the hotel, afterwards we will take you out on the picturesque drive to Toraja with approx 8 hours driving along the Bugisnese villages with their typical houses. We will stop for a photo-taking during the trip. Lunch (excluded) will be served in a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon stop on the Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the spectacular view. Arrive in Rantepao in late afternoon. Overnight at Torsina or Toraja prince (Standard room) / Luta hotel***(Superior room)
Toraja : Lemo, Kambira, Suaya, Londa, Kete Kesu (B)
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 (excluded) in Rantepao. Overnight at Torsina or Toraja prince (Standard room) / Luta hotel***(Superior room)
Toraja : Batu Tumonga, Soft Trekking, Weaving Center (B)
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 (excluded) will be served at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting Pallawa, Sa’dan, known as the weaving center of Rantapao, before heading back to hotel for overnight at Torsina or Toraja prince (Standard room) / Luta hotel***(Superior room)
Toraja – Sengkang (B)
After breakfast, drive to Sengkang via Palopo passing through spectacular view along the road around 5 to 6 hours. Arrived in Sengkang then visit Tempe lake. Crossing the lake by motorized canoe and visiting the fisherman families who live on the floating villages. You may also have a chance to catch the beautiful sunset over the Lake Tempe. Overnight at BBC Hotel Sengkang (Superior room).
NOTE: The water elevation in Lake Tempe will be low during the dry season. Not recommended to crossing the lake.
Sengkang – Bira (B)
After breakfast, visit a traditional silk factory, where you can see the traditional spinning and weaving of silk material by Buginese women , afterwards you will drive to Bira. On the way to Bira you will visit Tana Beru, a popular place in Indonesia where the Buginese and Makassarnese is the expert of wooden boat makers. At Tana Beru you can see Traditional Perahu construction. Overnight at hotel Bara Beach (Deluxe Bungalow) in Bira.
Bira – Snorkel at Liukang island (B, L)
After breakfast, we will take you for an Island trip to Liukang for snorkeling, by using a local boat for approx 30 min, but depends to the weather (Snorkeling equipment can be rented in Bira at your OWN cost). Lunch (excluded) at Liukang island. In the afternoon back to Bira. Overnight at hotel Bara Beach (Deluxe Bungalow)
Bira – Makassar Airport – Manado (B)
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport Makassar Approximately 5-6 hours drive) to catch your flight to Manado
Arrival Manado – Hotel
Arrive at Sam Ratulangi Airport-Manado, transfer to your hotel for stay and overnight at Minahasa hotel*(Deluxe room) / Quality hotel*** (Superior room)
Manado – Tomohon with Minahasa highland tour (B)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Tomohon. You will visit The ancient waruga sarcophagi in which important people were buried sitting a fetus position can be seen in the small town of Sawangan. In Woloan you will see how people construct wooden houses to break them down again and to sell them as a ‘do-it-yourselves-packet’. In the village of Pulutan pottery is being made and Lake Linow, a changing color lake in Lahendong village. In the afternoon you will arrive at your hotel in Tomohon. Overnight at Onong Palace (Standard room) / Gardenia resort*** (Chalet room) Tomohon.
Tomohon circum-cycle Tondano lake (B)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Tondano city where you will take your bike. Afterward, you will enjoy fun bike through villages, rice field and round lake Tondano, largest volcanic lake in the north. Tondano lake is 5000 ha, surrounded by a dozen of typical Minahasan villages. After biking we will take you to the nearby hotspring where you can truly refreshing your self by stretch your legs and muscles in a pool. Drive back to your hotel. Overnight at Onong Palace (Standard room) / Gardenia resort*** (Chalet room) Tomohon.
Tomohon – Minahasa traditional cooking experience (B, L)
After breakfast, 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 return to hotel. Overnight at Overnight at Onong Palace (Standard room) / Gardenia resort*** (Chalet room) Tomohon.
Tomohon – Mahawu Volcano – Tangkoko (B, D)
In the early morning you will drive to the 1300 meter high Mahawu volcano. The climb starts at an altitude of 1000 meters and within an hour you have reached the top, from were you have a good view of the crater lake as well as of the surrounding area including the national park Bunaken. Afterwards transfer to Tangkoko Tangkoko Rain Forest. Evening walk. Tangkoko Lodge (AC room)
Tangkoko is a protected rain forest with varied flora and fauna in a mountainous area. Here we can see rare animals such as the Macaca Nigra (Sulawesi Black Monkey), Horn Bill and Tarsius Spectrum, the smallest monkey in the world.
Tangkoko – Japanese cave – Manado (B)
Early morning walk, after breakfast transfer to Manado with visit Japanese cave and kali waterfall. overnight at Minahasa hotel*(Deluxe room) / Quality hotel*** (Superior room)
Manado – Airport (B)
After breakfast, transfer direct to airport to catch the flight to the next destination