DAY 01. ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR / DRIVE TO TANA TORAJA
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, you will be picked up by our tour guide. Then we will directly depart to Tana Toraja with approx. 8 hours drive passing through the Buginese villages with their typical houses on poles. On the way, we will visit the fishermen village in Barru district with its beautiful beach panorama. If we are lucky, we also could see the traditional Buginese “ Pa’bagan “ fisher boats. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, stop also will be made on Puncak Lakawan for having coffee break while enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Kabobong. Late in afternoon, arrive in Rantepao, Tana Toraja. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 02. FULL DAY TANA TORAJA TOUR
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 Maruang restaurant in Rantepao. After breakfast, we will visit Marante & Nanggala, local Torajan villages with big Tongkonan houses and rice barns. In Nanggala we also could find bats hanging on trees around this village. At last we will visit Kete’ Kesu, a local Torajan village which listed on the world heritage book where we can see old Tongkonan houses with their rice barns. Then we back to the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 03. FULL DAY TANA TORAJA TOUR
After breakfast, we will take you on another full day tour around Tana Toraja. In the morning, we will visit Bori’ where we can find ancient megalith stones which already exist since thousands years. Then we will take you to Tinombayo highland to enjoy the superb view of the rice terraces and Torajan local villages from the hill-top. Then we will visit Batutumonga where we can view the town of Rantepao. Then we will visit Lokomata where we will find graves on a giant megalith stone. Continue our trip by taking a soft trekking from Pana to Tikala passing through the several Torajan villages with the local daily life style. Lunch will be served at Celebes Restaurant in Rantepao. In the afternoon, we will visit Pallawa & Sa’dan famous as the center of wood carving and weaving center in Tana Toraja. After enough time, we back to the Hotel.
Day 04. TORAJA – PENDOLO
After breakfast, drive to Pendolo via Palopo. The road between Tana Toraja to Palopo offers us many spectacular views. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, arrive in Pendolo a small town, located on the south shore of Lake Poso. Dinner and stay overnight at Hotel Mulia Lake Poso – simple accommodation.
Day 05. PENDOLO – BANCEA – TENTENA
By motorized boat, we cruising along to Bancea to visit the natural black orchid forest. And then proceed to Tentena for Lunch. After lunch drive to Siurri for your accommodation at Siuri Cottage at the side of the Poso Lake. Dinner will be served here.
Day 06. TENTENA – PALU—DONGGALA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Donggala. On the way we will visit Saluopa waterfall, a multi stepped waterfall which situated on a natural countryside. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, arrive in Tanjung Karang. Dinner and overnight stay at Prince John Resort.
Day 07. FREE PROGRAM
Day 08. FREE PROGRAM
Day 09. DONGGALA—MOUTONG
After breakfast, take a scenic drive to Moutong with many photo-stops en route. On the way we can enjoy some spectacular mountainous panorama and local villages with typical life style. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Moutoung. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 10. MOUTONG—GORONTALO
Today we will pass the equator by driving to Gorontalo, the youngest province in Sulawesi. On the way we will find many picturesque view; such as some wonderful seashore with fishermen villages. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Gorontalo. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 11. GORONTALO—MANADO
After breakfast, set out to Manado—the capital town of North Sulawesi province passing through the coastal areas with their coconut plantation. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, arrive in Manado. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 12. FULL DAY MINAHASA HIGHLAND TOUR
Day 13. FULL DAY TANGKOKO NATIONAL PARK TOUR
Day 14. FULL DAY BUNAKEN ISLAND TOUR
Day 15. FREE PROGRAM / TRANSFER AIRPORT
After breakfast, free program. Then transfer directly to Sam Ratulangi Airport to catch your flight to your next destination.