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Sulawesi Overland Tour 20 Days 19 Nights

D1.  ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR / TRANSFER IN (D)
Arrival in Makassar, you will meet our Tour Guide at the Airport . Then drive to the downtown of Makassar, is the capital town of South Sulawesi, then transfer you to your hotel.

D2. FULL DAY MAKASSAR TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day tour in Makassar visiting the Sulawesi Miniature Garden to see all types of South Sulawesian traditional houses. Then to the Museum of Balla Lompa, where we can find various ancient collections from the past Gowa Kingdom. Continue to Malino, a high mountain resort famous for its extensive mountainous view. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. After lunch, we sightseeing in Malino area, visit the tea plantation area. In the afternoon, back to Makassar.
Dinner will be served at local restaurant

D3. MAKASSAR – TORAJA (B,L,D)

Today, we drive to the highland of Tana Toraja which take approx. 8 hours drive passing through the Buginese villages with their typical wooden houses. Stop in Pare-Pare for having lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon arrival in Rantepao. Check-in at Hotel Toraja Prince and dinner will be provided at local restaurant.

D4. FULL DAY TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will visit the stone hanging grave of Lemo with its Tau-Tau effigies. Then to Kambira where we can find the peculiar baby graves in the trees. Onwards we will explore the architecture of Tongkonan houses in Ketekesu village and Londa, which is a natural grave with entombed deceased. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. In the afternoon, we visit Nanggala and Siguntuk, local Torajan villages famous for their old Tongkonan houses and rice barns. Then back to hotel for resting and overnight.
Dinner will be provided at hotel/local restaurant.

D5. FULL DAY TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
In the morning we will visit Tinombayo where we can enjoy the spectacular view of the megalith stones spread over the extensive rice fields. Then to a burial cave of Lokomata. From Lokomata, we continue our trip to Batutumonga where we will a have short trekking, enjoy the beautiful panorama and experience a moment of the unique Torajan life style. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Batutumonga. In the afternoon, we will visit Pallawa & Sa’dan, local Torajan villages famous for their wood carving. Then back to the Hotel and overnight.
Dinner will be provided at local restaurant/hotel.

D6. TORAJA / WHITE WATER RAFTING (B,L,D)
After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel by jeep. Then we take you to Maulu river to have a fun 01 day white water rafting. Lunch will be served on the spot.
In the afternoon back to Hotel and overnight.
Dinner will be provided at local restaurant/hotel.

D7. TORAJA – PENDOLO (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, check-out and today we will drive to Pendolo via Palopo. Lunch en route. In the afternoon arrive in Pendolo, the small town located on shore of Lake Poso.
Overnight stay at Hotel Mulia Lake Poso.
Dinner will be provided at hotel/local restaurant.

D8. PENDOLO – TENTENA (B,L,D)
By a charter boat, we depart to Tentena by explore along the mysterious and crystal clear water of the Lake Poso. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the Wera Saluopa waterfall.
And overnight in Siuri cottage in Tentena.
Dinner will be provided at local restaurant.

D9. TENTENA – AMPANA (B,L,D)

After breakfast at hotel, check-out and we drive to Ampana. Lunch en route.
After arrive in Ampana check-in hotel in Marina Inn Ampana.
Dinner will be provided at local restaurant.

D10. AMPANA – TOGIAN ISLAND (B,L,D)

After breakfast at hotel check-out and transfer to Togian by a charter motorized boat.
Upon arrive at Togian, check-in hotel in Island Retreat Resort.

D11. FREE PROGRAM AT TOGIAN (B)
After breakfast, free at your own leisure at Togian for relaxing.

D12. FREE PROGRAM AT TOGIAN (B)
After breakfast, free at your own leisure at Togian for relaxing.

D13. FREE PROGRAM AT TOGIAN (B)
After breakfast, free at your own leisure at Togian for relaxing.

D14. TOGIAN ISLAND – AMPANA – PALU (B,L,D)
After breakfast, check-out and back to Ampana to continue our trip to Palu.
Around Late in the afternoon we will arrive in Palu and check-in hotel at Rama Garden Palu.
Dinner will be provided at hotel/local restaurant.

D15. PALU – GORONTALO (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, check-out and drive to Gorontalo. Along the the road we will find several wonderful views and local life with various culture. Lunch en route.
Upon arrive at Gorontalo, check-in Hotel at Yulia Inn Gorontalo and retsing.
Dinner will be provided at hotel/local restaurant.

D16. GORONTALO – MANADO (B,L,D)

After breakfast at hotel, check-out and continue drive to Manado the capital town of North Sulawesi, passing through the local villages along the white sandy beach, coconut and clove plantation. Lunch en route.
Arrive in Manado check-in hotel and overnight.
Dinner will be provided at local restaurant.

D17. FULL DAY MINAHASA TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel and start Minahasa Tour, this tour is combination of scenic and historical tour, fresh air and enjoying the beautiful panorama of hilly and mountainous area. And for this tour we will visiting: Tinoor spot, you can enjoy the beauty of Manado from the high. Tomohon city, a windy and cool city famous for its flowers, volcanoes and the smiling people. Tomohon traditional wet market, selling vegetables, traditional food of Minahasan such as wild pig, Dog, mice even snake. Woloan village an area with a big group of carpenters, they are building the traditional Minahasa wooden house for sell. Temboan hilltop, if not cloudy you can enjoy the fantastic panorama of line if vegetables, farms, Bitung port and Tondano lake with rice field surroundings. Here is a good photo spot.
Drive around Tondano lake with its goldfish farm, visiting Pulutan village the producers of clay potteries made in traditional way.
After finish the tour back to hotel and resting.
Dinner will be provided at hotel/local restaurant.

D18. FULL DAY BUNAKEN TOUR (B,L,D)
Each day after breakfast full day tour around Bunaken Island . We will explore the magnificent beauty of of the Muslow Island coral reefs with an abundance of colorful fish in the background, you can enjoy the beautiful soft and hard corals of Bunaken. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Afternoon back to for overnight.
Dinner will be provided at hotel/local restaurant.

D19. FULL DAY TANGKOKO RAIN FOREST TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel and drive to Tangkoko to explore the jungle with the possibility to see some endemic animals such as Macaca Nigra, Cuscus, Horn Bill, the smallest monkey in the world called Tarsius Spectrum and various snakes, beside that the impressive tropical flora. In the afternoon you can spend your time at black sandy beach before transfer back to Manado.
Dinner will be served at hotel/local restaurant

Day 20. TRANSFER AIRPORT (B)
After breakfast, free time until check-out time and transfer to Sam Ratulangi Airport Manado for your next flight.


What is included in the tour package :
- Accommodations twin/double share
- Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as appeared in itinerary
- Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
- All transports required for the whole journey as indicated in itinerary
- Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
- Tour production by PT Lintang Buana Wisata Nusantara
- Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
- Return airport to hotel transfer

What is not included yet in the tour package :
- Airfare & airport tax
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
- Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide

(by FIP, Jan 2010)