Indonesia,Java,Sulawesi,Toraja,Togean islands,Bunaken

Sulawesi and Java. Indonesia's best kept secrets

Indonesia,Java,Sulawesi,Toraja,Togean islands,Bunaken

Sulawesi and Java. Indonesia's best kept secrets

Price
$1763
+ flight to Jakarta and back home
Duration
19 days
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To discover authentic Indonesia we take off to places without glamorous hotels and crowds of tourists. On Sulawesi we will witness ancient and very unusual funeral ceremonies. On Togean islands - enjoy unspoiled beaches and unique underwater world. On Bunaken island - swim with turtles in coral gardens. No trip to Indonesia would be complete without visiting the best of Java island - iconic complexes of Borobudur and Prambanan and active volcanoes Bromo and Ijen.

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Jakarta, flight to Makassar - the largest city of Sulawesi island. We explore the city, visiting old port, strolling along the embankment and Chinatown experiencing realities of non-touristy Indonesian city. Night bus to Rantepao (9 hours).
  • Day 2-3
    Arrival in Rantepao, the major town of the mountainous Tana Toraja area. After checking into a hotel in the center we begin exploring the region by hired vehicles. We will attend world famous traditional burial ceremonies, visit authentic villages with unusual architecture, and watch ancient burial caves and graves in rocks and trees.
  • Day 4
    We spend this day on our way to the port town of Ampana, enjoying views on the way (16 hours). Checking into a hotel on the seaside.
  • Day 5
    Speed boat to Wakai, the main village of Togean islands (2 hours). Boat to the nearby Kadidiri island (30 min) where we check into wooden bungalows on the beach.
  • Day 6-8
    Waters of Togean islands are home to 96% of all existing coral species. Those interested can take a diving course or go snorkeling. We will also explore the nearby volcanic island, enjoy pristine beaches, go fishing and visit the village of "sea nomads". On our last day we take a boat back to Wakai and board a night ferry to Gorontalo (13 hours on the way), crossing the equator.
  • Day 9
    Arrival in Gorontalo in the morning. We walk around this Muslim city, have lunch and catch a flight to Manado – the capital of Sulawesi Utara province. We check into a hotel, stroll around the city and try exotic Minahasan cuisine.
  • Day 10
    In the morning we visit world famous Tomohon market known for its gruesome meat section. Later, we transfer to Tangkoko National Park to watch some of its abundant wildlife, including unique crested black macaques and tarsiers – one of the world’s smallest primates. We can swim and relax on a lovely volcanic beach with black sand.
  • Day 11
    Diving or snorkeling near Bunaken Island known for its underwater world with a good chance of seeing sharks and turtles. Rest, exploration of Manado.
  • Day 12
    Transfer to Manado aiport, flight to Yogyakarta - Indonesia's cultural capital on Java island. Checking into art hotel.
  • Day 13
    We visit Kraton Palace, residence of Yogyakarta sultans, then visit Prambanan, a complex of early medieval Hindu temples and one of the beaches out of the city.
  • Day 14
    In the morning we visit Borobudur, a 9th-century Buddhist stupa and temple complex. Then we walk along authentic Muslim quarters of Yogyakarta and have dinner at an atmospheric local restaurant.
  • Day 15
    Train (about 9 hours) to the eastern city of Probolinggo, bus (1.5 hours) to the village at the foot of the Bromo volcano. Checking into a hotel close to the crater.
  • Day 16
    Early in the morning we set out for Bromo crater and watch breathtaking sunrise in Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. We explore active volcano and out of this world landscapes, then go back to the hotel and ride to Bondowoso (about 6 hours). There we check into a hotel close to Ijen volcano, and take a short walk to a gorgeous waterfall.
  • Day 17
    We climb the Ijen volcano, and explore crater of the “poisonous lake”, where hundreds of Indonesian workers mine sulfur every night. After breakfast we take a bus and ferry to Bali (2 to 3 hours on the way), enjoy volcanic beach, go to Kuta (3.5 hours on the way) and check into a hotel.
  • Day 18
    Transfer to Bali airport, flight to Jakarta and then back home.
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Trip code: AFWJ
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At a Glance
Tangkoko national park, Active volcanoes, Borobudur and Prambanan complexes, Tomohon market, Kayaking, Diving and snorkeling, Ancient funeral ceremonies
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Dates Availability
2019
10.05 - 28.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 23.09 Available for booking
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2019
10 May - 28 May Available for booking $1763 $638 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
06 September - 23 September Available for booking $1716 $638 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
Departures 10.05.2019 - 28.05.2019
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Price $1763
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Departures 06.09.2019 - 23.09.2019
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Price $1716
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Group size 12 persons.

To discover authentic Indonesia we take off to places without glamorous hotels and crowds of tourists. On Sulawesi we will witness ancient and very unusual funeral ceremonies. On Togean islands - enjoy unspoiled beaches and unique underwater world. On Bunaken island - swim with turtles in coral gardens. No trip to Indonesia would be complete without visiting the best of Java island - iconic complexes of Borobudur and Prambanan and active volcanoes Bromo and Ijen.

Is this trip for you? 

This trip is of average difficulty. We will walk in cities and do easy 1-2 hours climbes of two volcanoes. This trip involves four short domestic flights, one night bus trip and one night ferry trip, as well as one 17 hours long bus ride and several short trips. We will stay in guesthouses and hotels, all will have hot water, air conditioning or fans and wi fi internet. 

Price of the trip includes: 

  • Four domestic flights; 
  • Accommodation in double and triple rooms of hotels and guesthouses during the entire trip; 
  • All transportation, including buses, hired vehicles, a ferry and airport transfers; 
  • Professional guiding services. 

To be paid separately: 

  • Flight to Jakarta and back home; 
  • Medical insurance (mandatory); 
  • Entry tickets to temples, parks and other places of interest ($100-120) and additional excursions on Togean islands ($45); 
  • Snorkeling equipment ($7-10 per day); 
  • Food ($8-15 per person per day).
At a Glance
Tangkoko national park, Active volcanoes, Borobudur and Prambanan complexes, Tomohon market, Kayaking, Diving and snorkeling, Ancient funeral ceremonies
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Dates Availability
2019
10.05 - 28.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 23.09 Available for booking

To discover authentic Indonesia we take off to places without glamorous hotels and crowds of tourists. On Sulawesi we will witness ancient and very unusual funeral ceremonies. On Togean islands - enjoy unspoiled beaches and unique underwater world. On Bunaken island - swim with turtles in coral gardens. No trip to Indonesia would be complete without visiting the best of Java island - iconic complexes of Borobudur and Prambanan and active volcanoes Bromo and Ijen.

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Dates Availability
2019
10.05 - 28.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 23.09 Available for booking

Indonesia is visa free for citizens of most countries.

We provide free visa consulting to our clients. 

At a Glance
Tangkoko national park, Active volcanoes, Borobudur and Prambanan complexes, Tomohon market, Kayaking, Diving and snorkeling, Ancient funeral ceremonies
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Dates Availability
2019
10.05 - 28.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 23.09 Available for booking
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At a Glance
Tangkoko national park, Active volcanoes, Borobudur and Prambanan complexes, Tomohon market, Kayaking, Diving and snorkeling, Ancient funeral ceremonies
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Dates Availability
2019
10.05 - 28.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 23.09 Available for booking