Day 01. ARRIVAL IN MANADO (D)
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for flying out to Manado.
Upon arrival at Sam Ratulangi Airport, pick-up service and transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight.
For dinner, you’ll be picking up for Dinner on Wisata Bahari Restaurant With the sunset view.
Day 02. MANADO CITY TOUR (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, we’ll start Manado City Tour for getting a better impression about Manado.
We first proceed to the fish market auction in the heart of the market place – after we park you will be overwhelmed by the open air vegetable market; making our way past all the vendors we arrive at the waters edge and a building where all the fish for Manado and surrounding areas is sold off by lot auction. All types of fish from Mahi-Mahi, red snapper and yellow fin tuna are traded here.
Then back into the vehicle and a short ride to the largest Chinese Temple in town where everyone will be briefed on the history of this beautiful landmark. All persons are allowed to enter the temple where photos may be taken.
From the Chinese Temple we proceed to the North Sulawesi Provincial Museum where you will be guided through the history of North Sulawesi. Wax figures in traditional costumes abound along with artifacts, which predate the colonial period.
The last stops are shopping opportunities depending on what you like, we will accompany you to art galleries, arts & crafts or jewelry stores.
Day 03 : MINAHASA CULTURE TOUR (B,L)
You may spend your day for Minahasan cultures and scenery from the highland place. Start from your hotel to highland places like Tinoor spot (seeing Manado city from the hill), visiting Woloan village; this village made Minahasan traditional wooden house, continue to Temboan Hill; seeing Tondano lake around by the hills, lines of farms and if not cloudy you will see Bitung Harbor from this place. After this journey you can enjoy with the fresh spring water (steam bath) with your couple before your lunch time. Visiting Hill of love with the spring water and 2435 stairs around this hill but before visiting Pulutan village that produces clay pottery. This tour is uncompleted if you not seeing the colors lake in Lahendong because the sulfur and sunshine, after the spectacular tours you will be pick up to your hotel.
Day 04 : BUNAKEN SNORKELLING/SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Travel by motorized canoe to Bunaken island, it will take around 45 minutes from Manado bay. You have time to enjoy the most beautiful and colorful coral reef formation as well as thousand species of fish and others marine life. Snorkeling activity is optional (B,L,D)
DAY 05 : TANGKOKO NATURE RESERVE OVERNIGHT TOUR
Transfer to Nature Reserve. The 2-hour drive to the 9000-hectare National Park is quite scenic as we pass through small villages. Upon arrival, immediately check in to Mama Roos Homestay or equivalent. You will then be guided by local forest rangers (and Safari staff) in search of the Black Crested Macaque (Black Monkey indigenous to North Sulawesi), hornbills, and couscous as well as other fauna specific to the reserve. Depending on what time it gets dark, we will head into the denser part of the jungle as the sun is setting, where you will (most likely) be able to get photographs of the Tarsier Spectrum (the world’s smallest primate). After it is completely dark and the Tarsier have departed for their nightly foraging, we head back to the homestay for a basic traditional dinner. Overnight – dinner
DAY 06 : TANGKOKO – KALI WATERFALL TOUR
Rising early, you will again hike into the forest with local rangers where you will have the best opportunity to view more birds and certainly the Black Crested Macaque as these monkeys are earlier risers and are searching out food along the coastline at Tangkoko. After several hours it’s back to the homestay for a traditional breakfast and prepare to continue our trip to enjoy Kali Waterfall.
Upon arrival at Kali Waterfall you will discover a rural village and enjoy a scenic walk to the two falls. Suggestion – wear sneakers or hiking boots as it can be quite slippery (maybe bring a change of clothes, t-shirt and shorts). Be ready for lots of wind blown spray as the force of the water is pretty intense, causing the mist to pretty much cover everything and everyone. There is a nice bridge that spans the river where you can get some great shots of the waterfall.
Upon completion of the tour return back to Manado for overnight.
Day 07 : Manado – Fly to Makassar (BD)
After breakfast at hotel, check-out and fly to Makassar.
Upon arrival at Makassar, meet & greet and start Makassar City Tour visiting:
Fort Rotterdam the old Dutch Fortress, which is now becomes museum, Bundt’s orchid garden and coral collection, The sailing boat harbour at Paotere and The natural weaving centre.
Upon completion of the tour, transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.
Day 08 : Makassar – Rantepao (Tana Toraja) (BLD)
Today we will long drive approx. 8 hours to Tana Toraja passing through the Buginese villages with their typical wooden houses. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, we will stop on the Puncak Bambapuang for having coffee break while enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Buttukabobong. Late in the afternoon arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 : Full Day Tana Toraja Tour (BLD)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day Tana Toraja tour. In the morning, we will visit Lemo where we can find stone hanging graves with their rows of Tau-Tau. Onwards to Londa the natural grave where the deceased are entombed. Kete Kesu is a traditional Torajan village where we can see the traditional Tongkonan houses and the rice barns. Continue to Kambira where we will explore the secret of baby graves. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. After lunch we will visit Pallawa & Sa’dan, local Torajan villages famous as the center of wood carving. In the afternoon back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 : Full Day Tana Toraja Tour – Transfer to Makassar (BL)
After breakfast, drive back to Makassar. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon arrive in Makassar, onwards transfer to hotel for one night transit.
Day 11 : Makassar – Transfer out for Departure (B)
After breakfast, free time until check-out time and transfer to airport for return flight home. End of services.
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