12 Days Soul of Central Sulawesi

Starting out in Toraja, travel through the scenic Poso Lake, before trekking Lore Lindu National Park, where tropical dense rainforest and ancient megaliths await. Wrap the trip with a visit do Da'a tribal village and the beaches of Danggala.

DAY 1 : AIRPORT MAKASSAR - PARE PARE - BUGIS VILLAGE - PUNCAK LAKAWAN (EROTIC MOUNTAIN/GUNUNG NONA VIEW) - RANTEPAO (HOTEL)

Welcome to Sulawesi! Upon arrival, you will be greeted with your teman and will be driven to Pare Pare for a delicious seafood lunch. Along the way, you will pass by several Bugis Villages and visit a traditional house build on stilts. After lunch time, you will have a stop at Puncak Lakawan, known for its magnificent panorama of Erotic Mountain (Gunung Nona). Next, you will be driven to Rantepao to check-in at your accommodation.

Overnight at Toraja Heritage Hotel.

 

DAY 2 : LEMO - SANGALLA - SUAYA - TAMPANGALLO - BURAKE ROCK HILLS (JESUS CHRIST STATUE) - LONDA - KE'TE KESU VILLAGE - HOTEL

Your fifth day in Sulawesi is the day when you will visit Tana Toraja. First, you will visit Lemo to witness how burials were made in artificial caves on the face of the cliff with rows of Tau-Tau effigies in front of each gravesite. Next, you will visit Sangalla, you will see the famous baby graves before continuing to Suaya where the royal burial site is located. Continue to Tampangallo, you will see another unique grave where the locals use a natural cave as a burial ground. You will also visit Burake Rock Hills, where you can catch sight of huge statue of Jesus Christ on top of the cliff. Your next destination is Londa, another famous site for its cave burial.

Overnight at Toraja Heritage Hotel

 

DAY 3 : SADDAN & PALLAWA VILLAGES - BATUTUMONGA - LOKOMATA - BORI VILLAGE - MARANTE VILLAGE - HOTEL

Your third day in Sulawesi is the day when you will explore Saddan and Pallawa, two very old villages with traditional houses and rice barns. Continue to Batutumonga, where you can enjoy spectacular views of rice terraces while having your lunch. Drive further up to Lokomata, where a unique gravesite by the side of the road will thrill you. On your way back, you may also visit Bori Village to see megalith stones from the distance. Afterwards, you will visit Marante Village to see another graveyards located by the riverside.

Overnight at Toraja Heritage Hotel.

 

DAY 4 : TRANSFER TO PALOPO - PUNCAK PAREDEAN - PENDOLO CENTRAL SULAWESI - CROCODILE FARM

You will depart for a scenic drive to Palopo. Our last stop in Puncak Pass will give you spectacular panorama of the dense tropical rain forest. Enjoy your coffee stop at Puncak Paredean before you continue your journey along the east coast all the way to the heart of Sulawesi Island to Pendolo Central Sulawesi. Your next destination will be in Masama district to see the Crocodile Farm.

Overnight at the Mulia Lake Poso Cottage.

 

DAY 5 : POSO LAKE - BANCEA ORCHID GARDEN - SALUOPA WATERFALLS - LOCAL MARKET - TENTENA CHURCH - SULEWANA RAPID - SIURI (HOTEL)

Today, you will cross the Poso Lake by public motorized wooden boat. Poso Lake is the most cleanest fresh water lake in Asia, surrounded by white sandy beach and dense tropical rain forest. Your first stop will be made in Bancea Orchid Garden, famous for its collection of wilde orchids. Continue to Saluopa Waterfalls, a majestic waterfall surrounded by forest. Then, you will visit the Local Market and walk along the wooden bridge to see the oldest Tentena Church. Sulewana Rapid is your next destination, and you will be driven toward Siuri Village.

Overnight at Siuri Cottage.

 

DAY 6 : SIURI - BADA VALLEY (LORE LINDU NATIONAL PARK) - BOMBA VILLAGE - PALINDO MEGALITHS

Your first destination of the day is Bada Valley, around 4-hours drive from your accommodation. Upon arrival, you will reach Bomba Villages and continue by foot to visit Palindo Megalith. Within Sepe Village, you can also witness other megaliths such as Crown, Kalambas, and Oba megalith. In the afternoon, you will visit Ari Ipohi megalith located in the main road of Bada Valley.

Overnight at simple homestay.

 

DAY 7 : BAULA VILLAGE (BARK CLOTHING PROCESSING) - GINTU VILLAGE - TREKKING TO TUARE VILLAGE

Your real adventure trekking will begin today! Together with porters and rangers, first, you will visit Bark Clothes processing in Baula Village then continue toward Gintu Village. You would spend approximately 5 hours trekking within the forest to reach Tuare Village. Once you arrived, you will rest and stay overnight at the village.

Overnight at simple homestay.

 

DAY 8 : TREKKING TO MOA VILLAGE (BLACK MACACAS & HORNBILLS SPOTTING)

You will continue your trekking adventure to Moa Village today. In the heart of the Sulawesi

 

DAY 9: TREKKING TO GIMPU - PALU - HOTEL

Today is your last day of trekking adventure. You will start from mountain area down to the low-land area. Walking along the path under the dense rain forest and cross some small river banks located within the jungle. With approximately 5 hours of trekking, you will arrive at Gimpu. You will be picked up by a car to go down to the city of Palu before continuing to your accommodation to check-in.

Overnight at Mercure Hotel Palu.

 

DAY 10 : DAY AT LEISURE

Overnight at Mercure Hotel Palu.

 

DAY 11 : DAY AT LEISURE

Overnight at Mercure Hotel Palu.

 

DAY 12 : TRANSFER TO PALU - AIRPORT PALU

After breakfast, you are free to enjoy your last day in Sulawesi. Depends on your flight schedule, you will be driven to Palu Airport to go home.