D1. ARRIVAL IN MANADO – TRANSFER TO HOTEL
Upon arrival at Sam Ratulangi airport in Manado, meeting service with our guide and we will take you for transfer in to your hotel in Manado.
D2. BUNAKEN SNORKELING / SIGHTSEEING (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to harbor for snorkeling in front of Bunaken island, a marvelous sea garden. It is one of the most beautiful sea garden in the world for its magnificent marine life, drop-off reef formation and thousands varieties fish. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Bunaken beach. Late afternoon return to Manado and overnight at hotel.
D3. TANGKOKO RAINFOREST (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, free program. Afterwards depart to Tangkoko nature reserve. You will spend the whole day to explore the nature reserve which are in habitat of rare animals such as : hornbill birds, black monkey, pig deer, butterfly, and one of the most unique specific animals of North Sulawesi : Tarsius Spectrum- the smallest monkey in the world with 15 cm length, 200 grams weight, has a long tail. Overnight at a traditional nature home stay out side the forest.
D4. MINAHASA HIGHLAND (BLD)
After breakfast, we drive to Minahasa highland passing Sawangan village, where we can find ancient Waruga-the 15th century sarchopagus tombstone, city of Tondano at about 900 m above the sea level, lunch en route at the side of Tondano . After lunch passing the rice field and hot springs, proceed to Kaaten-Tomohon the factory making coconut wood meubelairs, to Woloan the village specialized in making knock-down traditional wooden houses. Overnight at cottage in Tomohon.
D5. MINAHASA – GORONTALO (BLD)
After breakfast, we drive to Gorontalo. The city offers old building of Dutch architecture and traditional houses of Gorontalo, lunch en route. We pass the traditional village of Bolaang Mongondow and Gorontalo, white sandy beaches, cloves, vanilla and coconut plantation with a scenic drive with many photo-stops en route. Upon arrive at Gorontalo, check-in and overnight at hotel.
D6. GORONTALO – MOUTONG (BLD)
After breakfast, depart to Moutong-a small village at Central Sulawesi for transit before continuing the trip to Tentena (Lake Poso). On the way to Moutong, we visit Limboto Lake and Otanaha Fortress- a shelter and defense base of Gorontalo Kings in their struggle against the colonizers. The place remains, offers nice panorama of Limboto Lake and surrounded by rice fields below the hill.
Over night at a simple accommodation.
D7. MOUTONG – TENTENA (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, check-out and we drive to Tentena pass Tomini Gulf, and passing by the fisherman’s village. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Late afternoon arrive at hotel just by the Lake of Poso, the cleanest lake in Indonesia with sparkling water. With its wonderful yellow sands where swimming and sun bath means absolutely different. Overnight at hotel.
D8. TENTENA – PENDOLO (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, we go to Bancea natural orchid park witnessing the rarest orchid in the world such as Black Orchid, Denrobium, Vanda Celebia. Continue drive to Pendolo. The Southern part of Lake Poso. Overnight at the simple accommodation just by the lake.
D9. PENDOLO – TORAJA (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, we leave for Rantepao in Toraja via Palopo with its well protected rainforest and beautiful scenery all the way. Lunch en route. Passing Mangkutana, Wotu and Masamba.
Arrive at Toraja, check-in and overnight at hotel.
D10. TORAJA TOUR (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, we will explore Toraja Land; visiting Sa’dan Traditional-weaving mill of cotton, Palawa typical Torajan boat houses village, Bori circle of megalith and menhir, Marante very typical Toraja village with graves and old statues. Then return to hotel and resting.
Lunch & dinner will be provide at local restaurant.
D11. TORAJA – MAKASSAR (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, drive down to Makasar about 8 hours. Set out on the picturesque drive to Makasar with many photo stops en route. Lunch en route at a splendid seafood restaurant in pare-pare.
Upon arrive at hotel, check in. Dinner will be provided at local restaurant.
D12. TRANSFER OUT (B)
Breakfast at hotel, free at your own leisure until check-out time and, we take you to the airport for your onward flight.
What is included in the tour package :
– Accommodations twin/double share
– Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as appeared in itinerary
– Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
– All transports required for the whole journey as indicated in itinerary
– Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
– Tour production by PT Lintang Buana Wisata Nusantara
– Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
– Return airport to hotel transfer
What is not included yet in the tour package :
– Airfare & airport tax
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
– Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide
(by FIP, Jan 2010)