Trans Sulawesi: Toraja – Togian Island – Manado – BunakenRoute : South Sulawesi - Central Sulawesi - North Sulawesi
Duration : 15 Days / 14 Nights
14 (fourteen) nights accommodations at selected hotel base on Double/Twin Sharing
Private AC Transport
Private Boat Lake Poso
Private Boat Charter Ampana – Togian Island and Togian Island – Marisa
Boat Manado – Bunaken RT by using Regular Resort Boat
Meals Fullboard (as itinerary)
Car permits inter-provincial
All Entrance Fees
Bunaken entrance fees
Mineral water along trip
English Speaking Guide
Toll and Parking.
Air ticket & Airport Tax
Personal expenses (phone, mini bar, laundry)
Snorkeling and Dive Equipment
Air ticket and Airport Tax
Juice/Beer at the local restaurant
Tipping for Guide – Driver – Boat man and Porter Airport.
Day 01 : Makassar Arrival – Tana Toraja (L/D).
Upon arrive at Sultan Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, meet and greet with our guide then direcly trip to Tana Toraja. The trip will pass some regencies in distance of 310 km (it’s about 8 – 9 hour drive from Makassar). On the way you’ll enjoy the beautiful rice field, fish pool and the Traditional Houses of Bugisnese which is adorn on the right and left side of the main road. Lunch will be at Pare-pare, one of the regencies we passing by in the distance of 175 km. After lunch the trip will be continue and will arrive in Tana Toraja about late noon, then check-in to hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant, free program.
Day 02 : Toraja Fullday Tour (B/L/D).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, starting Toraja tour to visit The cliff-side stone grave with wooden effigies on the balcony at Lemo, the royal family tombs at Suaya, Ke’te Kesu (traditional wooden carving village and hanging grave), then lunch at local restaurant. After lunch continue the tour to visit Londa (the natural cave grave) and Marante (is a village where a lot of Tongkonan House, big paddy barns and big rocky hill containing hanging stone graves which the located called “Erong”). Afternoon back to the hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant, free program.
Day 03 : Toraja Fullday Tour (B/L/D).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, starting tour to visit Batutumonga, the highland area and the beautiful landscape of 1.355 meters from sea level, Pallawa (The most beautiful village with buffalo horns in front off their houses), Kambira (Baby grave) then lunch at the local restaurant after that continue the tour to visit Lokomata (the boulder grave) then visit Sa’ dan To’Barana, the traditional cotton weaving village. Afternoon back to the hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant, free program.
Day 04 : Toraja – Pendolo (B/L/D).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, check out then leaving to Pendolo via Palopo. Along the road from Tana Toraja to Palopo you can enjoy some spectacular views and natural scene, padi fiel and local people do it their activities. Lunch will be served at an-route. The trip will be take about 8 – 9 hour drive. On the way will stop to visit Wera Saluopa waterfall, famous for its multi stepped waterfall and if we have time, also we can visit other place interest such as orchide garden Bancea. Upon arrive in Pendolo, a small town located on south shore of Lake Poso, check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 : Pendolo – Ampana (B/L/D).
After breakfast, check out then leaving to Ampana, on the way you will have time to visit Lake Poso and by ride charter boat, crossing the crystal clear waters to explore around the lake. After that continue the trip to Ampana, along road you may enjoy rain forest and Coconut plantations, trip will be take about 9 – 10 hour drive. Upon arrive at Ampana, check in hotel, Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 : Ampana – Togian Island (B/L/D).
After breakfast take a drive to the port and then by charter boat sail to Togian Island. The boat rides will be take about 5 – 6 hours. Lunch will be served at box or upon arrive at Togian Island. Upon arrivel at Kadidiri Island, check in at resort/hotel. Dinner at resort/hotel and overnight, free program.
Day 07 : Togian Island Snorkeling/Diving (B/L/D).
After breakfast at hotel, take a time to snorkeling at around the island. enjoy the beach while sunbathing and snorkeling or Diving and this is optional. Lunch and Dinner at resort/hotel.
Day 08 : Togian Island Snorkeling/Diving (B/L/D).
After breakfast at hotel, take a time to snorkeling at around the island. Snorkeling or Diving and this is optional. Lunch and Dinner at resort/hotel.
Day 09 : Togian Island – Marisa – Gorontalo (B/L/D).
After breakfast at hotel, check out then leaving to Marisa by charter boat. The boat rides to Marisa will be take about 3 – 4 hours. Upon arrive at Marise continue the trip to Gorontalo, upon arrive at Gorontalo check in hotel, dinner at local restaurant.
Day 10 : Gorontalo – Kotamobagu (B/L/D).
After breakfast, check out then leaving for Kotamobagu. on the way you will visit Fort Otanaha, located at the Hill of faces to the lake Limboto. In the past, the Kings of Gorontalo used Otanaha castle as a place of protection and defense. The unique of the castle applies in the material that was used to build the castle, which was the mixed of sand, plaster and the white part of Maleo egg. The panorama of Lake Limboto also can be seen clearly from the castle of Otanaha, because the castle itself stands in the top of the highland. After that continue the trip to Kotamobagu, the trip will be take about 6 – 7 hour drive. Lunch will be served en-route. Along the trip you will enjoy also some natural views, mountain and with few stops enroute for some interesting stuff. Upon arrive in Kotamobagu, check in hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant.
Day 11 : Kotamobagu – Tomohon (B/L/D).
After breakfast, check out then leaving for Tomohon, in the highland of Manado. Tomohon is known for flower planting at people’s homes. Nearby is the mountain Mount Lokon. Tomohon is also known for wooden house production, palm sugar (aren) production, vegetable agriculture, and as a center of Christian Ministry and as a student town. on the way you will have a time for visit Lake Moaat and Lake Linow, the Lake Linow is a beautiful but rather strange lake. It can change colors, the waters of the lake sometimes look blue, sometimes green, and sometimes red. Located of the Lake Linow lies in Tomohon city, Minahasa Regency. The lakeside is a lovely place to relax. Lake Linau is a unique lake for its high level of sulfur content that cause it tends to turn its color based on the viewing perspective and the lighting angle of the sun. There are numerous endemic faunas like Blibis birds and insects called “Sayok” or “Komo.” Those winged insects living in the water are consumed by the inhabitants around the lake. Besides the panoramic view of surrounding area, Lake Linau has special characteristics as the tendency to turn its color because of the high level of sulfur content. That is the beauty of the lake that will amaze you by watching it from different viewing perspectives. Lunch will be served en-route at local restaurant. Afternoon arrive in Tomohon, check in hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant.
Day 12 : Tomohon – Minahasa Hingland – Tangkoko National Park (B/L/D).
After breakfast, check out then tour to Woloan; traditional Minahasan house Productions, it traditional wooden houses are built in the small village of Woloan. This wooden house is special because it is knockdown house too, meaning that the house will be built in the production area and after it is finished, it will be knocked down and send to the client’s place and rebuilt the house there, either permanently or not. This type of house is good because it works well for earthquake Japanese Cave, Built during World War II by the Japanese, these caves are located between the two charming countryside villages of Kawangkoan and Kiawa. The caves were mostly used to store supplies during the war and defenses against a possible allied invasion, and as arsenals Kawangkoan ‘peanuts village’, Pulutan Pottery Village, and Sumoro Endo’s Lake Tondano. Lunch will be served en-route at local restaurant. After that proceed to Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Late afternoon, arrive in Tangkoko and before dark, take a walk into this nature reserve park. The Tangkoko National Park is located on the slopes of Mount Dua Saudara. It is situated to the north of Bitung and is a few hours away from Manado. Tangkoko National Park comprised of rolling hills and valleys with a variety of hardwood trees and unusual plant life. The lush green hills and valleys that make up the landscape of the nature reserve offer some exceptionally beautiful views. This ancient rain forest is packed with striking fauna and flora. Some of the more common fauna found here include anoa, black apes, cus-cus, hornbill, Tarsius Spectrum (world’s smallest primate/the smallest monkey in the world), black tailess monkeys, Maleo Birds, Wild pigs and kuskus (marsupial family), after that back to the hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant or at hotel.
Day 13 : Tangkoko – Manado – Bunaken (B/L/D).
After breakfast, check out then Transfer to Manado pier and directly take a boat ride to Bunaken Island. Like the Manado coastline, Bunaken Island is characterised by clear waters, beaches and stunning drop-offs. The world famous Bunaken Marine National Park has very deep water bodies. The depth is 1,566 m in Manado Bay and the clear waters afford a visibility of 35 to 40 m. The temperature here is a mild 27 ° C to 29 ° C. One of the most remarkable dive sites in the world is the Bunaken Coral Reef with an area 75.26 hectares, is located very close to Manado and comprises of 5 island: Bunaken, Manado Tua, Siladen, Mantehage, and Nain. The superb diving and snorkeling sites puts the Marine Park in one of the Top 10 dive area and its ideal for experience divers or beginner divers. Glass-bottom boat cruises around Bunaken are also always a popular attraction with tourists. Upon arrive in Bunaken free program, enjoy the beach while sunbathing and snorkeling or Diving and this optional. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 14 : Bunaken Island Snorkeling (B/L/D).
After breakfast at resort, enjoy the beach while sunbathing and snorkeling or Diving and this is optional. Lunch and Dinner at resort.
Day 15 : Bunaken – Transfer Out (B).
After breakfast, check out then Transfer to Manado, arrive in Manado directly transfer to Sam Ratulangi Airport Manado to catch your flight to the next destination.