Highlands & Islands of Sulawesi

Tana Toraja
Tana Toraja
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £3,895 per person based on a shared room for departures in June.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 16 nights' hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, 7 lunches & 5 dinners
    • Road transfers and tours on a private basis
    • Private English speaking guide
  • Departure Information

    Friday departures throughout the year, although best time to visit is from April to November.

The bizarrely shaped Sulawesi is Indonesia's fourth largest island, with a remote location in the north east of the archipelago, which served as a dominant spice trading centre for the Portuguese in the 16th Century. The island is a magnet for those seeking off-the-beaten-track adventures, a rich tapestry of cultural heritage and a seemingly endless coastline to explore. Mountain ranges and thick jungle dominate the island's interior, which have provided safe havens for several distinct ethnic groups to flourish over the centuries. This exciting tour takes you from the ancient port of Makassar to the Toraja heartland in the southern highlands to discover a unique cultural heritage linked to the locals' elaborate funeral ceremonies. Continue to the lands of the Buginese Kingdom, one of the largest ethnic groups on the island originating from China who are known for their seafaring skills, and spend time relaxing on the undeveloped stretch of coastline around Cape Bira on the islands south western tip. Then fly north to Manado and head to the Minahasa Highlands to visit the exotic local market in Tomohon, and explore a dramatic landscape dominated by volcanoes, rice paddies, sulphur lakes and hot springs. The trip finishes in true style at a barefoot luxury resort in the Bunaken National Marine Park off the northern tip of Sulawesi, a dreamy archipelago with pristine white sand beaches and warm, crystal clear water.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Singapore: with Singapore Airlines.
  • 2
  • Singapore: transfer to your hotel for a 2 night stay.
  • 3
  • Singapore: day at leisure.
  • 4
  • Singapore - Makassar fly to Makassar and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
  • 5
  • Makassar - Rantepao: drive to Rantepao for a 3 night stay.
  • 6
  • Rantepao: Full day tour of Toraja villages & countryside.
  • 7
  • Rantepao: Second full day tour of Toraja villages & countryside.
  • 8
  • Rantepao - Sengkang: transfer to Sengkang. Afternoon tour of the area.
  • 9
  • Sengkang - Cape Bira: transfer to Cape Bira for 2 nights at the Bara Beach Resort.
  • 10
  • Cape Bira: day at leisure.
  • 11
  • Cape Bira - Makassar: transfer to Makassar. Afternoon tour of the city.
  • 12
  • Makassar - Minahasa Highlands: fly to Manado. Transfer to the Minahasa Highlands for a 2 night stay.
  • 13
  • Minahasa Highlands: guided tour of the Minahasa Highlands.
  • 14
  • Minahasa Highlands - Bunaken National Marine Park: road & boat journey to the Bunaken Marine Park.
  • 15-17
  • Bunaken National Marine Park: days at leisure.
  • 18
  • Bunaken National Marine Park - London: transfer by boat to Manado. Fly to London, via Singapore, with SilkAir & Singapore Airlines.
  • 19
  • Arrival in London Heathrow
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