With our twenty-one day Trans Sulawesi tour, you will get to see much of what the beautiful island of Sulawesi has to offer. The island of Sulawesi is one of Indonesia’s largest in size and population, so it is easy to fill three weeks!
Usually, this tour begins in the sprawling city of Makassar which is the capital of South Sulawesi. From Makassar, we travel north, ending in Manado, the gateway to North Sulawesi and home to delicious food and beautiful landscapes. However, we can easily reverse the itinerary so we start in Makassar.
During this three-week trip, you will be able to participate in a number of activities, enjoy beautiful views and learn about the rich Sulawesi culture. You can also observe Sulawesi’s unique wildlife in their natural habitats.
Sulawesi is an adventurer lover’s paradise, with so many activities on offer. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to go diving or snorkelling to get amongst the rich sea life. You can also take a trip on a glass bottom boat to see turtles, fish and more, without getting wet!
We will also learn about Sulawesi culture, visiting a traditional home and observing crafts being made. In addition, we will stop by some of the most amazing historical sites on the island, including an ancient cave and the Royal Tombs.
One of the many highlights of this tour is seeing Sulawesi’s amazing natural beauty. We will see many impressive views including of the mountains, sea and beaches. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see some of Sulawesi’s amazing wildlife, including the smallest monkey in the world!
Although we have planned out an itinerary for you, we understand that everybody is different. We would love to customise this itinerary to make sure it is exactly what you want from your Trans Sulawesi tour. We can work with you to choose accommodation, restaurants, transport and activities that are absolutely perfect for you. Our Trans Sulawesi Tour is starting from 12 Days Classic Trans Sulawesi Tour, 21 Days Trans Sulawesi Tour, 25 Days Sulawesi Overland Tour, and 30 Days Package Tour. Below is a sample of our Trans Sulawesi Tour Itinerary.
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL AT MAKASSAR AIRPORT (D)
Upon arrival, meeting service and transfer to your own choice hotel in Makassar for overnight stay and dinner.
Note : if you have morning flight , then you can directly leave Airport for Tana Toraja without taking an overnight stay in Makassar.
DAY 02 : UJUNGPANDANG – BIRA (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, A short city tour ; by visiting : Fort Rotterdam, Paotere traditional harbour and Somba Opu shopping centre After the city tour, proceed to BIRA passing throught some typical Makassar villages and stop at TANA BERU to witness the traditional Makassar way of Pinisi boat building. Lunch enroute. Arrivein Bira directly check-in at BaraCoco Resort for overnight and dinner.
DAY 03 : BIRA – SENGKANG (B.L.D)
After breakfast, Tranfer to SENGKANG (the lake TEMPE town) Lunch enroute, Arrive in Sengkang directly check-in at Pondok Eka hotel and then proceed to take a boat-trip on the lake TEMPE to see the way of life of those who live at the lakeside, floating houses, and traditional silk weaving village. Late afternoon back to Sermani Hotel for Overnigh and dinner.
DAY 04 : SENGKANG – TORAJA (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, directly transfer to Taraja with approximately 06 hours drive take along magnificent mountain passes with the typical Buginese houses on the poles. Lunch will be served at BUKIT INDAH restaurant in Pare-Pare, a small port situated 155 km north of UjungPandang. After Lunch, continue drive to Toraja with a break at Puncak Lakawan (Top-Hill) to enjoy the beautiful scenery of erotic mountain. Late afternoon arrive in Tana Toraja, directly check-in at Madarana Hotel for overnight and dinner.
DAY 05 : TORAJA TOUR (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel, Full day tour by visiting : The stone grave at LEMO. The royal tombs of SUAYA.The baby-grave in the tree at KAMBIRA. Cultural performance at SANGALLA. Lunch will be served in Rantepao at local Restaurant. After lunch,continue to visit the Natural burial cave at LONDA. The traditional carving village at KETE KESU. Back to Madarana hotel for overnight and dinner.
DAY 06 : TORAJA FULLDAY TOUR (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel. (check-out hotel) Full day tour visiting : The traditional village with buffalo horns in front of their houses at PALAWA. The traditional weaving village at SA’DAN. The Ancient megalithic stone at BORI. The terraced rice-field at BATUTUMONGA and stop here for having Lunch at local restaurant with a beautiful scenery. After lunch visiting the Boulder grave at LOKOMATA. Late afternoon, check-in at Mentiro Tiku Guest-house for overnight and dinner.
DAY 07 : TORAJA TOUR (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel (check-out hotel Check-out from Mentiro Tiku Guest-house You will take a small nature-walk down to PANA , trekking through some typical Toraja villages and rice-field terrace to TIKALA. The driver will be stand-by at TIKALA and drive you to Rantepao. Lunch will be served at Rachmat restaurant. After lunch, take a a little walk around the town of Rantepao and then proceed to MARANTE to see the ancient grave. Continue to NANGGALA to visit the Wealthy family with their 16 typical granaries standing in a row as a sign of their ranking of noble family. Late afternoon, transfer to Madarana HOTEL for your second-stay in this hotel and dinner.
DAY 08 : TORAJA – PENDOLO (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel Leaving TORAJA for PENDOLO Some stops on the way for the nice views . Arrive in Pendolo direclty check-in at MULIA POSO LAKE HOTEL for overnight and dinner.
DAY 09 : PENDOLO – BANCEA – TENTENA (SIURRI) – (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel . Cruising by motorized-boat to BANCEA to visit the natural orchid forest. And then proceed to TENTENA for Lunch. After Lunch, Drive to SIURRI for your accommodation at SIURRI COTTAGE (at the side of the Poso Lake). Dinner will be served at this cottage.
DAY 10 : TENTANA (SIURRI) TOUR (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel Half day Tour , visiting the seven steps waterfall at SULEWANA. The speedy water at SALOPA, the ancient cav at LATEA . Lunch enroute. On the way back to SIURRI COTTAGE, stop on the hill for a nice panorama (Break time). Late afternoon, back to hotel for overnight and dinner.
DAY 11 : TENTENA (SIURRI) – AMPANA (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, direct transfer to AMPANA with approximately 08 hours drive passing through POSO town and stop at ebony handicraft center. Lunch enroute, and proceed to AMPANA. Arrive in AMPANA directly check-in at MARINA COTTAGE for your accommodation and dinner.
DAY 12 : AMPANA – TOGEAN ISLANDS (WAKAI ISLAND)(B.L.D)
After breakfast Take a drive to the pear and then take a boat to sail to WAKAI ISLAND as the transit island to continue to KADIDIRI ISLAND. Lunch boxes provided in this cruising journey. Arrive in KADIDIRI ISLAND directly check-in at RESORT for overnight and dinner.
DAY 13 : KADIDIRI ISLAND (B.L.D)
After breakfast . FREE programme (snorkeling or diving ). Lunch , dinner and overnight at KADIDIRI PARADISE RESORT.
DAY 14 : TOGEAN ISLANDS TOUR (B.L.D)
After breakfast. Take a boat trip to explore the Togian Island. A good mix between beach, snorkeling and culture. During the snorkel trips to the Reefs it is possible to explore the beautiful underwater world of Togian Islands. We will visit the jelly fish lake, traditional Bajo (Sea Nomad) village where you can get an impression of the islands daily life. You can take a walk on the impressive 1km wooden bridge, which connects the Island of Pulau Papan with Malenge Island. Of course there is still enough time to relax at the beach and take a swim in the turquoise Gulf of Tomini. Lunch will be setup in Karina Beach. After lunch, proceed for snorkeling in Taipi Wall then back to resort for overnight and dinner.
DAY 15 : KADIDIRI ISLAND – GORONTALO (B.L.D)
Breakfast at Bungalow Morning leisure . Lunch will be served at Bungalow. Afternoon, by ferry to GORONTALO. Dinner on board.
DAY 16 : GORONTALO – TOMOHON (B.L.D)
Arrive in GORONTALO , transfer to SARONDE for taking your breakfast. After breakfast, transfer to TOMOHON (the flower city) Lunch enroute. Arrive in TOMOHON directly check-in at MINAHASA HIGHLAND RESORT for your accommodation and dinner at hotel
DAY 17 : TOMOHON HIGHLAND TOUR (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, pickup by your Driver and Guide, meeting services and transfer to the Chinese Temple with Pagoda in the Tomohon city, continue with visiting the Traditional Tomohon market where you will see the morning activity in the Traditional Market of Tomohon.
Visiting Mahawu Vulcano Mountain. Arrival in Parking area of Mahawu mountain, walking up the see the crate for aproximately 10-15 minutes. When you reach the crater, you can walk around the crater to see the magnificent view on the other side of the crater. Back to the Car and continue the trip by visiting Temboan Hills ( passing Rurukan Village along the way) or also known as The Hidden Paradise in Tomohon with a great view over the Tondano Lake. From Temboan Hill, continue to Tondano Lake where you will have Lunch on the Tondano Lake surround with the Carp Fish Farm. After lunch, proceed with the tour visiting Pulutan Village, a cottage industry for making pottery.
From Pulutan Village continue to Woloan Village, where you can see the Minahasan Style Houses being built, knock down style, ready for delivery or shipping. The tour will be not complete without see the Linow Lake, the changing color lake where you can enjoy Coffee or Tea in the side of the lake (This refreshment including in the package tour).
DAY 18 : TOMOHON – MANADO – TANGKOKO (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel (check-out hotel) Tranfer to Manado approximately 01 hours drive-trip. On the way stop at TINOOR to view the entire city of Manado and Bunaken island from this Hill-Top point. Continue to TANGKOKO NATURE RESERVE with another stop at Waruga Airmadidi where you can see the Old Stone Grave of the Minahasan.
Arrive in Tangkoko directly check-in at Tangkoko Hill Resort for your lunch and accommodation. Before dark, take a walk into this nature reserve park to see the TARCIUS SPECTRUM, the smallest monkey in the world, and besides this protected animal, you can also see the HORNBILL and BLACK MONKEYS (macaca nigra), cus-cus. Back to Resort for overnight and dinner.
DAY 19 : TANGKOKO – MANADO (B.D)
After breakfast at homestay Transfer to MANADO Arrive in Manado directly check-in at CAKALELE HOTEL for your accommodation. Afternoon ; FREE PROGRAM.
DAY 20 : MANADO – BUNAKEN ISLAND – MANADO (B.L.D)
After Breakfast at hotel Transfer to the pier to take a boat for sailing BUNAKEN ISLAND. Arrive on BUNAKEN ISLAND , we change our boat into the one with glasses bottom to view the under-water life. Lunch served on this island. Afternoon, back to MANADO for overnight and dinner.
DAY 21 : MANADO – AIPORT (B)
Breakfast at hotel On time transfer to Airport to catch the onward flight
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Study the above itinerary carefully and tell us where you want some changes to be made. For any of your inquiries, please send us an e-mail to info(at)indoglobaltours.com.
Note : If you found the above-stated accommodations were not on your style. Don’t worry! We can still arrange your accommodation based on your preferred type of lodging, such as bed & breakfast basic, budget class or a kind of homestay, or if you require to upgrade from standard to luxury / classed type of hotel, then we surely can manage of your taste.
How to book your trip :
First you may check out the above sample tour programs and if you’re interested then we ask you to take a few minutes of your time to fill in the Reservation Form. From this form we learn about your preferences and will be able to arrange your very individual holiday.
The price of the whole trip will be sent to you by e-mail promptly. Study the above Itinerary very carefully and tell us where you want some changes to be made.
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