Indonesia,Sulawesi,Tangkoko national park,Makassar,Toraja,Togean islands

Secrets of Sulawesi island, Indonesia

Indonesia,Sulawesi,Tangkoko national park,Makassar,Toraja,Togean islands

Secrets of Sulawesi island, Indonesia

Price
$1073
+ flight to Jakarta and back home
Duration
12 days
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For two weeks we will be crossing Sulawesi, 11th largest island on Earth, from south to north. We begin by exploring the port city of Makassar, home to traditional Indonesian sailing ships. Then we go deeper into the island where centuries of isolation created authentic culture of Toraja people. On heavenly Togean islands we we will enjoy deserted beached and stunning underwater world and on Bunaken island swim with large turtles. Lovers of wild animals will be delighted to meet crested macaque and tarsiers in Tangkoko national park.

  • Day 1
    Flight to Jakarta and then flight to Makassar on 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.
  • Day 12
    Transfer to Manado airport. You bid farewell to the tour leader and fly to Jakarta and then back home.
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Diving and snorkeling, Beaches, Kayaking, Ancient funeral ceremonies, Togean islands, Tangkoko national park
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Dates Availability
2018
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.10 Available for booking
2019
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.09 Available for booking
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2018
10 May - 21 May Available for booking $1073 $573 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
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Group size 12 persons.

For two weeks we will be crossing Sulawesi, 11th largest island on Earth, from south to north. We begin by exploring the port city of Makassar, home to traditional Indonesian sailing ships. Then we go deeper into the island where centuries of isolation created authentic culture of Toraja people. On heavenly Togean islands we we will enjoy deserted beached and stunning underwater world and on Bunaken island swim with large turtles. Lovers of wild animals will be delighted to meet crested macaque and tarsiers in Tangkoko national park.

Is this trip for you? 

The trip is dynamic, of average difficulty. Expect long city walks and easy 2-3 hours long walks in national parks. We will take one night bus ride, one night ferry and one 17 hours long bus trip with stops and sightseeing on the way. Shorter bus rides are also planned, as well as three domestic flights. We will stay in simple hotels and guesthouses, all will have Wi-Fi internet, hot water and air conditioning or fans. 

Price of the trip includes: 

  • Three domestic flights; 
  • Accommodation in twin and triple rooms of hotels and guesthouses during the entire trip; 
  • All transportation including buses, boats, ferries, hired and public transport and airport transfers;
  • Professional guiding services; 

To be paid separately: 

  • Flight to Jakarta and back home; 
  • Medical insurance (mandatory); 
  • Entrance fees to temples, parks and other attractions ($50) and additional excursions on Togean islands ($45);
  • Snorkeling equipment ($7-10 per day) and diving; 
  • Food ($8-20 per person per day).
At a Glance
Diving and snorkeling, Beaches, Kayaking, Ancient funeral ceremonies, Togean islands, Tangkoko national park
Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2018
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.10 Available for booking
2019
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.09 Available for booking

For two weeks we will be crossing Sulawesi, 11th largest island on Earth, from south to north. We begin by exploring the port city of Makassar, home to traditional Indonesian sailing ships. Then we go deeper into the island where centuries of isolation created authentic culture of Toraja people. On heavenly Togean islands we we will enjoy deserted beached and stunning underwater world and on Bunaken island swim with large turtles. Lovers of wild animals will be delighted to meet crested macaque and tarsiers in Tangkoko national park.

Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2018
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.10 Available for booking
2019
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.09 Available for booking

Indonesia is visa free for citizens of most countries.

We provide free visa consulting to our clients. 

At a Glance
Diving and snorkeling, Beaches, Kayaking, Ancient funeral ceremonies, Togean islands, Tangkoko national park
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Dates Availability
2018
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.10 Available for booking
2019
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.09 Available for booking
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At a Glance
Diving and snorkeling, Beaches, Kayaking, Ancient funeral ceremonies, Togean islands, Tangkoko national park
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2018
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.10 Available for booking
2019
10.05 - 21.05 Available for booking
06.09 - 17.09 Available for booking