TRANS SULAWESI 8D
Day 01. Arrival in Makassar / Transfer Hotel (D)
According to your schedule of arrival, you will meet our Tour Guide. Then transfer directly to Makassar, the capital town of South Sulawesi. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Pantai Gapura Makassar.
Day 02. MAKASSAR - TANA TORAJA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on short city tour around Makassar, visiting the Fort Rotterdam - an old fortress of the past colonial Dutch VOC. Then we will visit Paotere Anchorage - the Makassarese and Buginese traditional Phinisi boat harbor. Afterwards, drive to Tana Toraja with approx. 8 hours drive, passing through the Buginese villages with their typical wooden houses on poles. Stop will be made in Barru district to visit the Buginese fishermen village. If we are lucky, we can find the big traditional Buginese boat which made of bamboo, called Pa'bagan. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, stop also will be made at Bambapuang for having coffee break in a cafe which is viewing to the beautiful erotic mountain Buttukabobong. Arrive in Rantepao late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Toraja Prince.
Day 03. FULL DAY TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day Tana Toraja Tour. In the morning, we will visit Kete' Kesu, a local Torajan village where we can find the original of traditional Tongkonan houses and their rice barns. Here we can also see the giant tomb of the Kete' Kesu royal family. Then we will visit Lemo where we can see hanging graves
with their rows of Tau-Tau sculptures. Continue our trip to Londa, a natural grave in a cave with its entombed deceased. Lunch will be served at a local Restaurant in Rantepao. After lunch, we will visit Bori' to see ancient megalith stones which already exist since thousands years. After that, we will take you to Tinombayo highland to
enjoy the superb view of the rice terraces and Torajan local villages from the hill-top. Then we will visit Batutumonga where we can view the town of Rantepao. At last, we will visit Lokomata where we will find graves on a giant megalith stone. In the afternoon, we will back to Hotel Toraja Prince for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04. TORAJA - TENTENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we drive to Tentena via Palopo. The road between Toraja and Palopo offers one of the most spectacular mountainous view in Indonesia. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, arrive in Pendolo - a small town on the southshore of crystal water lake Poso. Onwards drive through to Tentea passing through the lakeside with its superb views while try to catch the beautiful sunset over the lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Siuri Cottage Tentena.
Day 05. TENTENA - DONGGALA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Donggala. On the way we will visit the Sulewana Waterfall. Lunch will be served in Poso. In the afternoon, arrive in Donggala. Then drop to Tanjung Karang for dinner and overnight stay at Prince John Resort & Diving Center.
Day 06. DONGGALA - MOUTONG (B,L,D)
After breakfast, take a scenic drive to Moutong with many photo-stops en route. On the way we can enjoy some spectacular mountainous panorama and local villages with typical life style. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Moutoung. Dinner and overnight stay at Asmora Hotel.
Day 07. MOUTONG - GORONTALO (B,L,D)
Today we will pass the equator by driving to Gorontalo, the youngest province in Sulawesi. On the way we will find many picturesque view; such as some wonderful seashore with fishermen villages. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Gorontalo. Dinner and overnight stay at Yulia Inn Gorontalo.
Day 08. GORONTALO - MANADO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, set out to Manado-the capital town of North Sulawesi province passing through the coastal areas with their coconut plantation. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, arrive in Manado. Dinner and overnight stay at Formosa Hotel or similar. END OF TOUR
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