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Trans-Sulawesi, the Celebes of old

Island: Sulawesi

Duration: 19 days

Day 1 : Bali - Makasar
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 2 : Bira
After breakfast, transfer to Bira. On the way we visit Tana Beru to see Buginese Pinisi boat-building. Accommodation and dinner in Bira.
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Day 3 : Watampone
After breakfast we set out in the direction of Watampone, visit the Museum of Andi Mappasisi and listen to stories of the former Bugis royal families. Lunch, dinner and overnight in Watampone.
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Day 4 : Sengkang
After breakfast continue the journey to Sengkang, pausing in the afternoon to catch a beautiful view of the sunset over Lake Tempe. Today's tour will include a visit to a traditional silk factory. Lunch and a "selamat" dinner in our hotel.
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Day 5 : Mamasa - Polewali
After breakfast we start the picturesque drive to Mamasa, lunch in Polewali, a small Buginese harbour. In the afternoon a coffee break on the Puncak, and a scenic drive through tropical forests. Dinner and a cultural performances at our hotel in Mamasa.
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Day 6 : Mamasa - Osanga
After breakfast, a full day excursion around Mamasa. We will visit Rante Buda, Kampong Tawalian, and the village of Osanga. Also stopping at the weaving center in Rantesapu Bala for a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
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Day 7 : Toraja territory - Rantepao
After breakfast, transfer to Toraja. Lunch en route at Polewali. An afternoon coffee break on the Puncak Lakwan taking in the panorama view. Arrival late afteernoon in Toraja. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Rantepao.
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Day 8 : Toraja territory - Rantepao
After breakfast, we set out on a full day excursion discovering Toraja. We will visit Suaya, Londa, Lemo, Kete-Kesu and Nanggala. Lunch in Rantepao, dinner and overnight in hotel.
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Day 9 : Pendolo - Palapo
After breakfast, departure for Pendolo, a small village on the south shore of Lake Poso. A picnic lunch at the irrigation project nearby Palopo. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
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Day 10 : Meer van Poso - Tentana
After breakfast, we ferry across the crystal clear water of Lake Poso to Tentena for lunch, and a visit to Wera Salopa, a spectacular multi-stepped waterfall. Dinner and overnight in cottages.
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Day 11 : Pamona
After breakfast, we visit the Pamona caves. Lunch in hotel, free program for the afternoon. Barbeque dinner in the evening and overnight in cottages.
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Day 12 : Palu
After breakfast, on the way to Palu we visit the Sulewana Waterfall, a set of steep rapids one kliometre long. Lunch in Poso, arrival late afternon in Palu.

Day 13 : Donggala
After breakfast, a full day tour to Donggala, with the first stop at Kampong Lere to see the traditional house of Joyo Kodi, the former king of the Kaili People. This is will be followed by a walk through a fishing village and lunch on a sandy beach nearby Donggala. After lunch we take you on a city tour of Donggala in a horse-drawn Bendi. Back to Palu for dinner and overnight.
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Day 14 : Gorontalo
After beakfast, we set out to Gorontalo, pausing in several villages to see local life. Arrival late in the aftenoon in Gorontalo, where Dutch architecture is still in evidence. Dinner and overnight in Gorontalo. Today we have crossed the equator.
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Day 15 : Manado
After breakfast, we set out towards Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi. Lunch en route. We pass picturesque villages, white sandy beaches, coconut and clove plantations, arriving in Manado by late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
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Day 16 : Bunaken
After breakfast, we cruise by motorized canoe to the island of Bunaken to dive in one of the worls' most beautiful sea gardens. Tour includes snorkel and fins, and lunch on a white sandy beach near Bunaken. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
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Day 17 : Tomohon - Sonder
After breakfast, we start with a city tour of Manado followed by a drive on up to the Minahasa Highlands. We will visit Tomohon, a town situated between two active volcanoes, and see Japanese caves, built during the Second World War. Dinner and overnight in Sonder. This village is located about 355 km outside Manado and enjoys a cooler climate.
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Day 18 : Sonder
Free program for one day. Lunch, dinner and overnight in Sonder.
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Day 19 : Transfer airport
After breakfast, transfer to Sam Ratulangi Airport. Departure for your next destination.