North and South Sulawesi 16 Days / 15 Nights
- Category: Sulawesi
- Last Updated: Friday, 10 October 2014 13:55
Day 1. Arrival in Jakarta – Transfer in
Day 2. Jakarta – Fly to Manado – City Tour (BL)
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for flying out to Manado.
Upon arrival at Sam Ratulangi Airport, meeting service, we will take you on city tour in Manado, visiting : Second World War Monument, Traditional local market, Ban Hin Kiong Temple the oldest Chinese temple, North Sulawesi Museum, Great Moslem Mosque, The Great Jesus Blessing Statue, Merciful Building then transfer to hotel.
Day 3. Soft Trekking at Tangkoko National Park, Bitung (BL)
The tour start with two hours drive leads us to the Tangkoko Dua Saudara Reservation. On the way we will have a look after a small factory, processing nutmeg (depends on the season).
In the reservation we will be leaded by a Ranger.
A three hours walk through the rain forest will give us the chance to see the Macaca Nigra, a black monkey which only lives in North Sulawesi. Mostly we will also see the Hornbill. Seldom to see is the Cuscus or the Python or the different tree snakes.
But the real attraction of the reservation is the Tarsius Spectrum, shortly called Tarsius, the smallest monkey of the world. It is only active in the night and grows till 12 cm length only.
Day 4. Soft Trekking at Mt Mahawu (BL)
Today it's time to visit another place.
After a ride of about 1 hour we will reach the Volcano Mahawu (1350m). We will have about 1 hour to reach the top of the mountain. On the way to the top we cross onion, cowl and potatoes fields, later slightly and wet forest. But the way up will be easy going, except after rain.
The last ten minutes to the top are a little bit more climb and usually you will sweat a little bit more according to the temperature. But you will be highly appreciated from the view around. You will see Manado with the Islands before, plenty other volcanoes, Tomohon itself and Tondano town with the Lake Tondano.
After coming back from the volcanoes we will visit the colorful Market in Tomohon. It is really interesting to go around and look after the homemade products and of course, listen to the people. But there is a part of the market which should be not joined by sensitive persons, because there will be sold the specialties of this area.
After the visit we will have food in a traditional restaurant. After lunch we will visit the hot springs.
The hot water is really healthy and a bath will make you feel relaxing and nice.
Day 5. Minahasa Highland & Tondano Lake Tour (BL)
From Manado we will ride across big palm plantation to south-west, up to the highland. Small and nice villages along the street, rice fields are changing with clove, coconut and vanilla plantation.
Allover you will see the people working and they have nothing against it to be photographed. Lunch will be taken in a traditional restaurant.
As appetizer we will eat corn, afterwards rice and vegetables together with small sticks of meat and chicken.
You can also choose the specialty of the Minahasa Menu, very delicious is the meat of the dog, forest rat and bat, together with palm wine.
After lunch we will see the Tondano Lake and over there you have also the possibility to watch the fishermen and make photos.
Before we go back to Manado, you will have a wonderful view allover Manado bay with the Island of Bunaken, Siladen and Manado Tua.
Day 6-8. Free & Easy at Bunaken Island (B)
At morning, travel by boat to Bunaken Island, one of the most beautiful sea garden in the world. There are fantastic coral reefs as well as colorful marine life. You will enjoy it by glass-bottomed boat catamaran. For who those wants to swim, there is provided snorkeling gadgets on the boat (additional charge Rp. 75,000/set), as that would be the most the most fun action to take in at this marine park. Lunch will be serving at local restaurant at Bunaken Island.
Spend 3 nights at Living Color Dive Resort, Bunaken with optional diving activities.
Day 9. Manado – Fly to Makassar (B)
After breakfast at hotel, check-out and fly to Makassar.
Upon arrival at Makassar, meet & greet and start Makassar City Tour visiting:
Fort Rotterdam the old Dutch Fortress, which is now becomes museum, Bundt's orchid garden and coral collection, The sailing boat harbour at Paotere and The natural weaving centre.
Upon completion of the tour, transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.
Day 10 : Makassar - Rantepao (Tana Toraja) (BLD)
Today we will long drive approx. 8 hours to Tana Toraja passing through the Buginese villages with their typical wooden houses. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, we will stop on the Puncak Bambapuang for having coffee break while enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Buttukabobong. Late in the afternoon arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 : Full Day Tana Toraja Tour (BLD)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day Tana Toraja tour. In the morning, we will visit Lemo where we can find stone hanging graves with their rows of Tau-Tau. Onwards to Londa the natural grave where the deceased are entombed. Kete Kesu is a traditional Torajan village where we can see the traditional Tongkonan houses and the rice barns. Continue to Kambira where we will explore the secret of baby graves. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. After lunch we will visit Pallawa & Sa’dan, local Torajan villages famous as the center of wood carving. In the afternoon back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 12 : Full Day Tana Toraja Tour - Transfer to Makassar (BL)
After breakfast, drive back to Makassar. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon arrive in Makassar, onwards transfer to hotel for one night transit.
Day 13 : Makassar – Fly to Bali (B)
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for flying out to Bali.
Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai Airport of Bali, pick-up service and transfer to your hotel in Ubud.
Spend 3 nights relaxing at the comfortable accommodation in Ubud.
Day 14-15 : Free & Relaxing at Ubud (B)
Day 16 : Bali – Transfer out (B)
After breakfast, free time until it's time for you to check-out and we'll take you to Ngurah Rai International Airport of Bali for your return flight home. End of services.
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