Sulawesi, Celebes Overland 16 Days 15 Nights

Makassar-Toraja-Lake Poso-Bada Valley Lore Lindu National Park-Gorontalo-Tangkoko National Park-Bunaken Marine Park

16 Days 15 Nights

Day 1 : Arrival Makassar – Toraja (Lunch, Dinner)
Upon arrival Makassar and then ong drive to Tana Toraja which takes about 8 to 9 hours’ drive. However enroute you can see the typical landscape in Sulawesi, such as rice field, limestone hill, and traditional Bugis house. Lunch will be served in local restaurant. Arrival Toraja, check in hotel and dinner.

Day 2: Toraja Full Day Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at hote and then drive to Ketekesu, to see its traditional houses, called tongkonan, with rice field and unique graves, namely: house grave, hanging grave and cave grave. Drive to Pallawa, another traditional village with beautiful Tongkonan house and bull skulls decorated the house, you can take picture here as the village is less visited than Ketekesu. Continue the trip to Sa’dan, known as the weaving village, you can browse for various Torajan weavings.

Day 3 : Toraja Full Day Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel and then visit Londa village known for its cave grave. Proceed to Lemo, cliff grave where you can see effigies known as tao tao. After lunch and then visit tree baby grave, Kambira. Return to hotel.

Day 4 : Toraja – Pendolo (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel and then check out and drive to Pendolo via Palopo. Lunch at local restaurant. Along the 8-9 hours trip you will be passing village, rice terraces, you can also stop by if you want to take photograph. Pendolo is located on the shore of Lake Poso. Check in hotel.

Day 5 : Pendolo – Tentena (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After simple breakfast at hotel and then check out. Drive to Bancea and Pamona Caves and then visit Lake Poso and boating around the lake. After lunch and then drive to Tentena. Check in.

Day 6 : Tentena – Bada Valley (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast and then drive to Lore Lindu National Park, you will ride 4WD vehicle to reach Bada Valley, which will take about 4 hours drive. Here you will observe its mysterious megaliths artefacts and waling around villages. Arrival Bada Valley, check in Hotel. After lunch visit megaliths.

Day 7 : Bada Valley – Tentena (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast and then check out and trekking to see some other megaliths statues. Drive to Tentena. You will stop by ay waterfall. Arrival tentena, check in hotel.

Day 8 : Tentena – Parigi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast and then check out and drive to Parigi at Tandaigi Village, by passing forest and coconut plantations. Arrival Tandaigi Village, check in and free program.

Day 9 : Parigi – Moutong (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Simple breakfast at hotel/resort, check out then leaving to Moutong, small city North of Palu. Passing coast of Sulawesi with its Sandy Beach and coconut tree long the way. Lunch will be served en-route. Afternoon arrive in Moutong, check in hotel, dinner at the local restaurant.

Day 10 : Moutong – Gorontalo (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast and then check out and drive to Gorontalo, which will take about 7 hours drive passing uquator line at Siney. Arrival Gorontalo, visit some dutch colonial buildings in the city. Check in.

Day 11 : Gorontalo – Kotamobagu (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast and then check out and drive to Kotamobagu. You will stop by at Fort Otanaha which overlooks Lake Limboto. In the past this fort was used as defense, and the material uses for the building are sand, and Maleo’s egg white. Arrival at Kotamobagu, check in hotel.

Day 12 : Kotamobagu – Tomohon (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast and then leave for Tomohon, the highland of Manado. At Tomohon you can see the coconut sugar making process, agriculture, and enjoy relaxing time at Lake Linow, which can change its water color due to its sulfur content. Check in hotel.

Day 13 : Tomohon – Minahasa – Tangkoko National Park (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast and then visit Woloan, a traditional Minahasan house artisans. Minahasan house is a knock-down type of house, can be delivered to client and rebuilt. Afterwards visit Japanese Cave which was used to store goods and arsenals during Japanese occupations in Indonesia. After lunch and then drive to Tangkoko National Park. And take a walk in the national park. The National Park is the home of various flora and faunas such as : anoa, black apes, Tarsius, Maleo, and many more. Check in homestay.

Day 14 : Tangkoko – Manado – Bunaken (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, check out and then drive ro pier of Manado and take boat to Bunaken Island. Bunaken is known as one of the best coral reef with crystal clear water and beaches. It is perfect for diving and snorkeling activities. Arrival and then check in. Free program; Optional: Diving and Snorkeling.

Day 15 : Bunaken Island Snorkeling (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast enjoy free full day activities. Optional: Diving and Snorkeling.

Day 16 : Bunaken – Transfer Out (Breakfast)
After breakfast and then check out. Transfer to Manado and drop you to Sam Ratulangi Airport. End of service.