Trans Sulawesi Included Bunaken 19D/18N – NCT07B
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.
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 Bugisnese and Makassarese is the expert of wooden boat makers. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Anda Bungalow in Bira.
Bira (Liukang for Snorkeling)
After breakfast, we will take you for an Island trip to Liukang or Ara for snorkeling (optional), by using a local boat approx 30 min, but depends to the weather. Simple barbeque will be served for lunch by the local guide. (Snorkeling equipments can be rented in Bira at your OWN cost). In the afternoon back to Bira. Dinner and overnight at Anda Bungalow in Bira.
Tanjung Bira – Sengkang (Lake Tempe)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Sengkang. Lunch enroute. In the afternoon we will cross the Lake Tempe by motorized Canoe to catch the beautiful sunset over the Lake. Dinner and overnight at BBC Hotel in Sengkang.
NOTE: The water elevation in Lake Tempe will be low during the dry season. Not recommended to crossing the lake.
Sengkang (Silk Factory) – Toraja
After breakfast, You will also visit a traditional silk factory, where you can see the traditional spinning and weaving of silk material by Bugisnese women. Lunch en route. Arrive in the afternoon in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight in Luta Hotel Toraja.
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 Luta Hotel.
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 at Luta hotel.
Toraja (Batu Tumonga) – Palopo
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 continue the trip to Palopo passing through the beautiful mountain view. Arrive in the late afternoon at Palopo. Dinner and overnight at Platinum Hotel Palopo.
Paolopo – Tentena (Lake Poso)
After breakfast, depart for Tentena to visit Lake Poso. Lake Poso is a deep fresh water lake with white sandy beaches. Rising to high, you will find densely forested mountain. Lunch in Tentena. Arrive in the afternoon in Tentena. Dinner and overnight in Dolidi Hotel Tentena.
Tentena (Waterfall & Balinese Transmigration Village)
After breakfast, start the tour exploring Tentena. You will visit a waterfall with twelve steps known as Wera Saluopa in Tonusu and take a walk through a Balinesse transmigration village. Dinner and overnight in Dolidi Hotel.
Tentena – Parigi
After breakfast, you will set off for Parigi. Lunch en route. Arrive in the afternoon in Parigi a small coastal district where you can swim or snorkeling in front of the hotel. Dinner and overnight in simple accommodation in Parigi (Grand Mitra Hotel).
Parigi – Marisa
After breakfast, you will set off for a picturesque drive to Marisa along the coast of Tomini bay and crossing the equator. Lunch en route. Arrive in afternoon in Marisa. Dinner and stay overnight at the Alfa hotel in Marisa.
Marisa – 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 Quality hotel in Gorontalo.
Gorontalo – Tomohon
After breakfast, we set you out towards Tomohon; a mountainous place and known as the town of Flowers, which is located between two active volcanoes. Lunch en route. You will pass picturesque village, white sandy beaches and clove plantation. Arrive in the afternoon in Tomohon. Dinner and overnight at Gardenia Hotel Tomohon.
After Breakfast, we will take you to explore Tomohon by visiting the local market where you can buy many kind of animals such as Dogs, Snakes, Bats, etc. Visiting Waruga, the Old Cemeteries of Minahasan Tribe and you also can see the Japanese Caves, built during the second world war. Lunch will be served at restaurant nearby Tondano Lake. In the afternoon back to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Gardenia Hotel Tomohon. NOTE: You may also do the Trekking on the one of those volcanoes mountains (optional).
Tomohon – Manado – Bunaken
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Manado Harbor and crossing by motorized wooden boat to the island of Bunaken, where you can see one of the world most beautiful sea gardens. Dinner and overnight at Bunaken Island Resort.
Day 17 & 18
Bunaken – Free program
Overnight at Bunaken Island Resort (Full board services)
Bunaken – Manado – Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Manado airport to catch the flight for your next destination.